willyWILLY WAGGONER-OWNER 


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 has a full time job teaching second grade at Columbian Elementary for the past 24 years. But you can find Jill working the counter and dining room on pretty much any given Friday night. They have two children, Demi who is a Freshman at Missouri State University and member of The Pride band. Demi also still works for her dad when possible. She spent her time working in the restaurant since she was about 10 years old. Boomer, whom the store got its name from, is a seventh grader at Carthage Junior High School and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and NASCAR Jimmie Johnson fan.

 

RACHEL PETERS-GENERAL MANAGERrachel 

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 13 and Cody age 11. They reside in Carthage.

 

 

benBEN RINER-GENERAL MANAGER

Ben has been with Boomers for 9 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.