Our Team

Brett Haines, CEO
608-514-2783
brett@brownswiss.com
An 18-year veteran of the A.I. industry, Haines has specialized in product development, sales, and leadership roles for several leading A.I. companies. He grew up on a dairy farm in Md., and obtained a Bachelor’s of Dairy Science degree from Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pa. He currently resides in Md., on the family farm with his wife, Andrea and their son, Riley.

Jake Hushon, U.S. Sales Manager
920-222-1159
jake@brownswiss.com

Jake started with New Generation Genetics in 2008 as he was previously working for Genex Cooperative and as a classifier for the Brown Swiss Association after graduating from Penn State University in 2005. Jake is the US Sales Manager and also runs the entire Genomics Program.

Jake was born and raised on a Brown Swiss farm developing the prefix with his brothers and parents; Brothers Three Brown Swiss. He and his family have bred, owned & developed 9 All Americans, 7 Reserves, 4 Honorable Mention and 33 All-American Nominations. They were the recipient of the Outstanding Young Brown Swiss breeders in 2009 and have exhibited the Jr. Champion, Grand Champion of the Jr. Show and Res. Intermediate Champion at World Dairy Expo. Jake and his brothers still own and show cattle today. Jake also is a National Dairy Judge having officiated the Southwest national Brown Swiss Show in 2019 and the Northeast National Show in 2018, multiple breeds national Jr. shows, state fairs in 9 different states and internationally in South America, Central America & Europe.

Jake covers sales in the Eastern USA, young sire and bull Dam evaluations, is a sire analyst, the social media coordinator and manages the USA local representatives across the country among other duties. Jake lives in Pennsylvania along with his wife Wendy, and two sons Toby and Trace.


Scott Schugel, US Sales & Progeny Specialist
952-836-6836
scott@brownswiss.com
Scott grew up on a dairy farm outside of New Ulm, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Dairy Science Degree with a business emphasis. After graduating Scott worked as a herdsman for a 300-cow dairy in Northwest WI and then went to work for Centralstar Cooperative/Select Sires, first as an AI technician, and then spending time mating cows and performing reproductive consultation to farms throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

He was introduced to the Brown Swiss breed through his wife’s family the Sprengeler’s and Arthurst Farm of Plato, MN, breeders of Arthurst Garbro Diablo 54B329. Current NGG bulls Daredevil, Diego, and Defender all trace back to the Arthurst Garbro Dixie cow. It didn’t take long to be around those big brown cows, and he was hooked.

Scott resides in Shawano, WI, with his wife Ashley and children Jocelyn, Sawyer, Aria, and Jace. They own a dozen head of Brown Swiss under the On-WI prefix that are housed at local area farms and enjoy showing at the Minnesota State Fair, Wisconsin State Show, and other local shows. Scott and Ashley are active members of the Wisconsin Brown Swiss Association and serve on their canton board. They hope to pass on their love for the big brown cow to their kids as they grow.

Sandra Gilbert, Office & Shipping Manager
920-222-6137
sandragilbert@charter.net

Sandra was born and raised on a dairy farm in Southeastern Wisconsin, showing cattle while in 4-H. She graduated from Madison College with a certified animal technician degree before working at the Whitewater Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice.

Sandra then went on to work for Sunshine Genetics, a newly opened embryo transplant business in Whitewater, Wisconsin, as both a technician and herdsperson. After that, she moved to the Madison, Wisconsin area to work at Meadowood Veterinary Clinic as a head veterinary technician, then office manager and practice manager.

Sandra responsibilities include accounts receivable and packing tanks on a daily basis.