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A Trip for the History Books.
And the Cookbooks.
Like what you see? Free guided & self-guided tours are available!
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Discover Austin Minnesota at (507) 437-4563.
Meat our SPAM™bassadors
Becoming a SPAM™bassador is up there with being knighted. We’re proud to be represented by these noble food fellows. They’ll make sure your visit is full of wonder and hunger!
Hi my name Jeff Johnson, I'm excited to join the team at the SPAM® Museum as one the newest SPAM™bassadors. I grew up a town in northwestern Minnesota called Thief River Falls where I developed my love for sports, especially hockey. Now I live in Austin with my wife and my dog, but I also spend time in Winona working at our family-owned vineyard and winery. In my free time I like to collect movies and watch sports.
Greetings! My name is Robin. I am twenty-one years old and am a graduate of Riverland Community College. I have lived in Austin Minnesota my whole life. I have been a fan of SPAM® for as long as I can remember! Working at the SPAM® Museum is a dream come true for me. I love meeting new people and learning about their SPAM® stories. In my free time I like to: draw, read, write, and go on long bike rides.
As a new Austin resident, my first impression of the museum was ‘”WOW – SPAM® products, who knew??” I had no idea I would soon end my 10 year career as a stay-at-home mom and wife and become a SPAM® Museum SPAM™bassador. Being a part of the SPAM® Museum team and Hormel Foods family continues to be an awesome experience. The environment encourages creativity, pride, leadership and camaraderie. Every day offers new opportunities and experiences. The museum is a social hub for the city of Austin, allowing me to meet many outstanding Austin residents. Who knew SPAM® products influence so many lives worldwide, provides the main source of protein and nutrition for several countries with low meat production; inspires comedy skits, plays and movies, and is celebrated in places such as Hawaii and the United Kingdom? Finally - Who Knew SPAM® products could be a life changing force for military troops, and everyday people – like me? SPAM® products- Who knew??
I grew up in Faribault, MN, and moved to Austin in 2019. I worked briefly at the Austin Hormel Foods Plant before joining the SPAM™ily at the Museum. I enjoy playing the guitar, ukulele, and Canjo for my cats (and sometimes my fellow SPAM™bassadors) in my free time.
I joined the SPAM™bassdor team after retiring from a successful and fulfilling vocation in the nursing department at the hospital in Austin. My friends say my only hobby is “talking” so I am a natural in my job at the SPAM® Museum. I really enjoy meeting new people and listening to the adventures that bring them to Austin. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband of 48 years Gary and my family and friends. Traveling, reading and water aerobics fill up my days off.
I became a SPAM™bassador the last week of July 2021 and I like cooking, eating, and singing. My favorite SPAM® brand dish is SPAM® Hamonado, it is a delectable pineapple glaze that is sure to win your heart! Stop into the Museum and I will tell you how to make it! I’d love to learn more about you as well.
Hey there! My name is Tabatha, I’ve been a SPAM™bassador here at the museum since summer of ‘21. The museum is a great place for me to share my stories and knowledge of the SPAM® brand with all of you! When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my family, but some of the hobbies I enjoy outside of motherhood and work are cooking, painting, and doing make-up! But now that I’ve told you a little bit about myself, I hope you come and find me at the museum so I can learn a little bit about you! Thank you for listening to my short story and I hope to see you all soon!
Hi, there! My name is Mayme, and I’ve been a SPAMbassador™ since February 2021. I grew up in southeast Iowa and just moved to Austin! My family has eaten SPAM® products for as long as I can remember. One of my favorite things about working at the SPAM® Museum is getting to chat with guests from ALL over the world and hearing their stories! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, riding my bike and motorcycle, reading, crocheting and watching TV.
Greetings!! I have been with Hormel Foods for five years, beginning in 2016 with the opening of the newest SPAM® Museum. Living in Austin my whole life, I have raised two boys, who have grown up to be amazing young men; and I am delighted to be Grandma to a 4-year old Granddaughter! At the museum, I am amazed every day, as visitors come from all over the world with stories of their travels and their connections to the SPAM® brand. I have a great team of SPAMbassador™ to work with, and I am so happy to be part of this SPAM®ily!
I guess I have the distinction of being the oldest SPAMbassador™. My wife, of fifty-nine years, and I have lived in and around Austin for sixty-seven years. We enjoy church activities, spending time with our children and grandchildren, and fishing with friends and family.
Hi, I’m Deb! I just moved back to Austin in 2020 after retiring. I realized I needed a social outlet and found that being a SPAM™bassador has filled that void. I love meeting people from all over the world that come into the Museum and I have the most SPAMTASTIC™ co-workers!
Hello, my name is Bradley Farr and I've been a SPAM™bassdor since early October of 2021. Being that I have lived in Austin since 2010 and graduated in 2020, I haven't had an abundance of the SPAM® brand throughout my life, but I've quickly developed a love for it! It's amazing to meet the motley people from around the world who walk in every day and hear their stories and colorful experiences with the SPAM® brand. In my free time, I like to play games, read books, and spend time with family. Now that I've told a piece of my story, I'd love to hear a bit of yours.