Victoria Barajas

Deli / Customer Service

I have worked at Blanton's Market since the end of 2015. So far, my favorite time of year here is Christmas time. Some of my favorite things are fishing, shooting, arts, and music. My parents are Joe and Robin Baranjas. My best friend is Sara Emerson. We have known each other for a long time, and enjoy spending time together.

Taylor Caldwell

Customer Service / Produce

I moved to Packwood from the city two-and-a-half years ago with my family. My mom and I always came into Blanton's IGA and grew friendships with most of the workers, and just loved Blanton's in general. I remember telling my mom "That's got to be my first job!" because of how much fun everybody had. Now I'm 16 years old, and I have been working at Blanton's IGA for 3 months now. It has been the awesomest work experience so far.

Louise Gustafson

Deli / Customer Service

On August 24, 2016 I joined this fun family. My husband and two boys have been here in Packwood for over 11 years. We moved from Seattle. I enjoy going hiking with my dogs.

Brandon Kiehn

Meat Department / Customer Service

My name is Brandon Kiehn. I am a courtesy clerk and meat wrapper at Blanton's Market. I started in May 2016. My hobbies include longboarding, backpacking, and snowboarding.

Ed Marcus


My wife Penny and I moved to Packwood in 2014, and we were immediately impressed with the quality and friendliness found everywhere at Blanton's Market. Cooking has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I'm very grateful that now I have the opportunity to cook for Packwood residents and visitors just the way I cook for friends and family.

Leanna Muir

Customer Service /Cashier

Hi, my name is Leanna Muir. I am a cashier at Blanton's Market, among other duties, and have been here since 2005. A favorite occasion at the store is Moonlight Madness. The town really enjoys it - lots of food, games, prizes, and great sales. I have been married to Todd for 9 wonderful years. We enjoy hiking, animals, and gardening. And I truly enjoy a good bottle of wine.

Lorna Petersen

Customer Service / Cashier

Hi, I'm Lorna Petersen. I have been employed at Blanton's Market since May of 2015 as a cashier and stocker. The best part of working here is getting to know the people in our community. My favorite time of year at Blanton's is summer, when we have produce tent sales, and of course fall for "Moonlight Madness." In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.

Mary Tillman

Customer Service /Cashier

I have been a sales associate with Blanton's since June 2013. Most days you will see me as you walk through the doors. My goal each day is to greet each shopper with a greeting and a smile. Before Blanton's, I worked for See's Candies for 30 years. Such a sweet job! I have been married to my husband Tracy 36 years this last June 2016. We have a daughter Cassandra and son Jacob. We also raised Cassandra's best friend Jennifer, whom we call our daughter also. Both girls have blessed us with two awesome grandsons, and Jake has blessed us with granddog Thor. My favorite time of year is Moonlight Madness. Where else can you wear your jammies to work and see the townspeople come out in their jammies also? It's a fun-filled night of awesome sales, games, and prizes. My hobbies are my massive snowman collection, reading, and needlework.

Kim Woods


I have lived in Packwood for 2 years, and have been coming to Packwood for 20 years. My parents had a cabin in High Valley, and the last 3 years my sister had a cabin build and needed someone to be a caretaker. So my boyfriend and I moved our 5th wheel and 2 dogs to live here full time. I love seeing the elk walk through - it never gets old. I love this town. I succeeded to get a job with Blanton's and have worked here since March 2016, and I love it. I love the people I work with and my customers. When I'm not working I love to hang out with my grandkids (I have five), and my family and I go fishing.

Enjoying Moonlight Madness 2014