Meet the M's!
Miss Trace, founder and family partner, LOVES helping customers find the best feeding and treating solutions for their pets, Pop in for a nutritional consult with her and you'll leave loaded with samples, freebies and peace of mind in what you are feeding your fur babies. (appointments preferred for nutrition consults but not required). If she's not in the store, she might be in New York City finding inspiration for her next big window display.
The Voice of Reason
Mike, co founder and family partner, is a dashing journalist and cameraman for ABC News, but every chance he gets, he's in the store making customers feel welcome. His strongest skill is pouring mimosas for our Craft Collective customers or Modern Farmgirls. He loves to tell jokes, and is the friendliest person you'll ever meet!
Max is a family partner and is our business conscience and heartbeat. He keeps us on track and accountable in every area of the store. He loves collecting our staff t-shirts. A quiet guy, when he talks we listen because he has a lot of great ideas! Max is an avid Astros fan and season ticket holder, and attends Sam Houston State University. He has a dog named Brodie who looks like a mini-rottweiler!
In Charge of Everything
Lea Pearl is a family partner and keeps all things running smoothly administratively for the staff. She owns her own livestock company and is a student at Sam Houston State University. She is bffs with Kass and has a giant King Shepherd dog who she calls CarCar. Lea is literally the funniest person in the world. If you're lucky enough to see Lea while you are in the store you'll leave happy because her bubbly personality is contagious!
The glue that holds the office together
Mimi is our office administrator and handles all of the business administration for the store. She does a little bit of everything and we couldn't live without her! She is literally Max and Lea's mimi and loves working with us a few days a week. It's pretty cool having three generations of women in the store, keeping all these guys in line!
Nathan is our buyer on the pet side and travels to buying shows and interacts with all brand and distributor reps. Nathan's input is essential in curating the best and most current products available in the pet industry. Nathan is available for pet nutrition consultations by request. Appointments preferred but not required.
Kevin is the reason why everything functions like a well-oiled machine at Flying M. He is the guy that keeps us ALL on track, meanwhile coming up with best practices and functionality so that everything in the store from light bulbs to inventory to work efficiency is at top functioning levels
The Most Polite Cowboy in the World
No seriously - THE MOST POLITE GUY EVER. And, totally a Case Knives EXPERT. If you want someone to tell you a whole bunch of reasons why you need a new Case knife, then refer to you as "ma'am or sir", tip his hat to you, and then load up your purchases in your car, ask for Sean next time you come in. He drives a SWEET Chevy Nova that he restored himself and pretty girls from all over the area shop with us just to say "hi" to him.
Future Sportscaster and Best Dressed Employee
Just when we get tired of seeing Nathan in basketball shorts, Bailey walks in in perfectly cuffed skinny jeans and an astros jersey. Bailey is always friendly and will help you find whatever you are looking for with a smile and his famous future-anchorman-voice. He's another reason we have lots of pretty girls shopping in the store.
The 2017 Employee of the Year
Enough said. You might not see Connor when you come in because he's too busy working circles around all of us.....but if you think about it, ask for him. He's an expert in every area of the store and manages the warehouse inventory along side Kevin. Honestly, he's a total MVP. He's also Nathan's fraternal twin and we are still trying to convince them to dress alike.
Kassie is our cashier when we can get her home from College Station where she aspires to be an A&M Vet grad. Her other job is to sit in Miss Trace's office and talk. Her bff is Lea-Pearl and her favorite thing is going to New York on our girl-trips. When she is away at school we miss her terribly for a minute and then just wait until she comes back in a week or so.
Logan is our quiet genius - another staff member who is an expert in every section of the store. Logan will make SURE that you leave our store satisfied with what you are purchasing. If we don't have it, he will make sure we get it for you! Logan is a student at Texas Tech.........which is a very long drive. When he finally makes it home for breaks, he comes back to work with us.
George and Crog
They patrol the store and make sure we never see a mouse. If you do not like cats, don't make it known or they won't leave you alone.
She is our quality assurance director and tester of food, treat, and chews. She is also our greeter. She goes by Kemah, Kiki, Kee, or Kiwi. Her goal in life is to eat all foods. Her secondary goal is to be a polar bear. She is a senior dog and gets along with the cats but prefers when they are sleeping.