Our Team

Company Owners

Annette Wiles

Annette Wiles

Annette has over twenty-five years of extensive national and international business experience, with a more recent specialized focus in economic development, land development and commercial agricultural production. She is extensively involved in the business development, marketing and financial activities of the Wiles businesses and is working diligently to build a well-managed hop enterprise based in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

Bruce Wiles

Bruce Wiles

Bruce is a third generation farmer with over forty years of experience in active management of more than 11,000 acres of corn and bean crop production. He’s following his desire to diversify crops grown in Nebraska and began investing in the further introduction of hops as an alternative crop in the state. Bruce is directly responsible for all aspects of the production farming operation, including field design and layout, hop variety selection, technical support and management practices. He is also a Certified Crop Advisor(CCA) and Certified Pesticide Applicator(CPA).

Midwest Hop Producers, LLC Employees:

Judy Turek

Judy Turek

Judy is the Accounting and Office Manager of Midwest Hop Producers, LLC.  She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She has over thirty years’ experience in financial transaction processing, project management and IT management. Her focus is on organizational development, human resource support and financial management.  Email: jturek@wilesdevelopment.com

Scott Schmalken

Scott Schmalken

Scott is the Agronomist/Crew Leader of Midwest Hop Producers, LLC. He has a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scott has been with us since October 2015 propagating hops.  Email: sschmalken@midwesthopproducers.com

Derick Gloe

Derick Gloe

Derick is a Hop Yard Assistant with Midwest Hop Producers. He supports many areas of the operation, including assisting in Hop Yard expansion activities, annual and daily maintenance activities, including irrigation and harvest activities.