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Willy is the owner-operator of Boomers BBq. Willy is a 1982 graduate of Carthage High School. He spent 2 years in route sales with the former Duffy Distributors. He spent another 17 years with Colonial Bread/Earthgrains/Sara Lee. The last 10 years as a District Manager before leaving and opening Boomers BBQ in 2005. Willy is a very active hands on owner in the daily operations of some of the finest BBQ in the area. Willy is married to Jill, who is also involved in helping keep Boomers running. Jill retired in 2020 from Carthage R-9 Schools after 29 years of teaching Willy’s oldest daughter Demi finished her masters in speech pathology and is employed at the same school her mother retired from do her speech work with the young children there. Demi still works at Boomers and has since she was about 11 years old. Willy’s youngest, Boomer (store got its name) graduated in 2020 from Carthage High School. He went to FSCC Harley Davidson school and graduated in 2022 as a Certified Harley Davidson tech. He works full time and does Service work and installs and details on Harleys on the side. Willy enjoys his family time and riding his Harley every chance he gets.
RACHEL PETERS-GENERAL MANAGER
Rachel joined Boomers BBQ in 2008 as part-time counter help. She graduated from Sarcoxie High School in 1996 and graduated from Crowder College in 1998. As the business grew and the workload became more abundant for Willy and Ben, Rachel became more involved and Willy asked her to assume more of a supervisor role after about a year. As time progressed Rachel worked into a full general manger as did Ben and continues to help Ben and Willy keep Boomers running smoothly. Rachel is married to Jason Peters and has two children. Sydney age 18 and Cody age 16. They reside in Carthage.
BEN RINER-GENERAL MANAGER
Ben has been with Boomers for 14 years. He started when the doors first opened in 2005. Ben left for about a year and returned to help run the business. He has worked beside Willy ever since slowly assuming more and more management responsibilities and general knowledge of the BBQ business. Ben graduated from Carthage High School in 2006 and resides in Carthage to this day. Ben got married in 2018 to Kaitlin. She comes in and works with Ben at Boomers a couple of nights a week as well.