Protein Partner’s sales team is made up of Chuck Loper, Leslie Wright, Mike Cline, and Jessica Hunter. Together they have over 100 years of experience in the sales and marketing of protein products.
Our support team consists of Beth Affleck, Vicki Brown, Keeley Arredondo, and Andrea Phebus who handle all of the logistical and administrative needs for our company.
Chuck Loper, co-owner
Chuck is the chairman and co-owner of Protein Partner with Leslie Wright. He has been in the food service industry for over 40 years; primarily dealing with meat products. Chuck has owned his own meat processing plant, serving several resorts and every major hotel chain in Orlando, FL. He has also been the manager of a seafood distributing plant. With years of experience in this industry, Chuck is ready to assist you with all of your protein needs.
Chuck has seven children, ranging from the ages of 41 to 16. He enjoys spending time with his kids, working outdoors, skiing, volunteering for local charities, collecting old cars and going to car shows.
Leslie Wright, co-owner
Leslie is the President and co-owner of Protein Partner with her partner, Chuck Loper. She has been in sales for over 35 years. She focuses her energy on buying the best product at the right price to maintain the profitability of her customers. Leslie’s main focus is high end beef and she specializes in organic and antibiotic free products. She works mainly from the Bozeman Montana office.
Together with her children, Van and Lexi, she enjoys horseback riding, skiing, traveling and new challenges.
Pork, Poultry, Beef
Mike specializes in pork but he also buys and sells beef and poultry. He has been in the meat business since 1996. Mike is ready to assist you from his office in Eagle, Colorado. Mike enjoys skiing, fishing, cycling, golfing, and spending time with his family.
Chuck’s daughter, Jessica “Jae” Hunter is excited to join the team as she follows in his footsteps. With over 20 years experience in sales and the food service industry, Jessica comes to us with great skills in building on-going, profitable relationships. Her experience ranges from procuring government contracts for food services overseas at US Embassies, specialized account servicing, consumer finance, project manager for new construction quality control, to a top producing agent and experienced marketing & sales manager.
As a native Floridian, Jessica enjoys the seafood industry, but is not limited to it. She enjoys traveling, boating, cars, gardening, but most of all, spending time with her daughter Kamryn. Jessica works from her Clearwater office and is ready to assist you with all of your protein needs.