Meet the team: Erika

Today it’s Erika who introduces herself.

I was born in Neuwied am Rhein in Rhineland-Palatinate, where I also completed an artisan’s apprenticeship. However, I moved to Hessen after internships in Reutlingen during my textile technology studies, as well as to Bavaria and Thuringia. There I started a family with my husband and after my family time I arrived in Ökokiste Boßhammersch Hof.

Having taken a year’s break, I have been working there since 2010.
In the beginning, I was part of packaging and the farm’s shop, then customer service and purchasing.

Since 2015, I have been working in the marketing department, where I provide my knowledge as a PC Garden user mainly in the management of articles and mailings as well as in the support of serial mail via the Neos template.

Meet the team: Katja

Now it’ s Katja’ s turn:

“I was a paleontologist originally but I mutated through my passion for cooking, photography, design, writing and ecological gardening. First the Boßhammersch Hof was my new home, where I was able to participate in the implementation of the then new online shop and later in the design of the current website. In addition, I developed cooking boxes, took fruit and vegetables in front of the lens and took a look at the area of social media.

Since November 2018, I have been working for 360ff UG, where I share my accumulated know-how in the areas of social media content, online shop design, marketing and recipe boxes.

The genuine values of the organic business and above all really valuable organic products are a matter close to my heart. Therefore, I am looking forward to work with our team to develop the “Best” of the organic industry with our respective interests and focuses”.

Meet the team: Flo

I am pleased to introduce myself as a new member of the PC Garden team. My name is Florian, I am 28 years old and I work as a programmer in close collaboration with Erhard and Simon.

I had my first experiences with computers very early on and I am still fascinated by technology.
My first programming experience was at school, and I earned my first salary as a programmer at Krones AG in Freising as a VBA developer.

I’ve known PCG and the Schönegge family for many years, and the development of this project in Meilendorf is remarkable to me.
Cordial greetings from Bavaria!

Meet the Team: Ralf

“I am Ralf, I am 47 years old and have been part of the PC Gärtner GmbH team since the beginning of 2017.
Before joining PC Gärtner, I worked for many years in an office equipment company in customer service. In addition, I worked as a robot programmer in the automotive industry for two years.
The first contacts with PCG were during my free time in a regional organic boxes business, as a part-time driver. Since then I have been responsible for IT and telecommunications in this business.

My work for PC Garden focuses mainly on:

  • Hardware and IT Infrastructure consulting
  • Support for the connection of devices for the PCG module Shop on the farm, the packing module and the PLU scale
  • Collaboration with the telephone assistance service

I live with my family in Glauchau (Saxony). In my spare time I like to go on excursions with my two children (14 and 16 years old) and my wife. We do hiking, climbing and cycling. In the family there are also about 30 rabbits, 7 chickens, 15 goldfish and 2 gerbils”

Meet the team: Erhard

It’s Erhard’s turn:

The origins of PC Garden as you know it today have been set as early as 1990 and the actual and large project began with the cultivation planning within organic agriculture. In addition to my work in IT and software development and the management of the employees of PCG, I am a horticulturist who works with heart and soul.

My family and I are based in the Hallertau where enjoy the offspring and the fresh wind that seven grandchildren bring with them. This also makes us aware of how important local political commitment is so that the region continues to be worth living in. For example, I am actively involved in the local energy revolution. Furthermore, we do not only offer vegetables in the farm shop and by delivery service, but also workplaces to support people with disabilities as well as a kindergarten.

I’m celebrating a special birthday soon. This is a great opportunity to take a retrospective view, happy with what has grown both professionally and privately. I am aware of challenges and they occupy me. Looking ahead, I’d like to express the wish and the intention to keep on working with fun and energy for the region and the further development of our common project. Yes, and great-grandchildren would also be nice 🙂

Meet the team: The Firsching’s

Today Katrin will introduce Charly and Brita.

Hallo, liebe Leut! is the original greeting in the newsletter of the Firsching’s. They approach their customers so directly when it comes to their own delivery business, the Bosshammersch-Hof. In the 22 years of its existence, this company has become a reference in the organic box business and this is thanks to both of them. In a good division of labour they manage a team of meanwhile 50 employees.

Both of them are graduate farmers and decided to open their own family business in Hessen near Marburg. Since their children grew up, they have increased the team at Bosshammersch-Hof.

PCGarden customers also know Charly as he represents the PCG team at trade fairs and within the organisation in particular. He gives advice for PCG and for services related to it. This included training and consulting for an optimal business process in the company, for which Brita and Charly are available, as well as recently also consulting for the shop and social media area. They are so clever!

Meet the team: Rakel

Hi, my name is Rakel, I’m 39 years old and I’ve been part of the PCG team for the last year. After graduating in Tourism I spent more than a decade travelling and working across Europe (Barcelona, Italy, France, Scotland, Finland). When I returned to Spain I met an association of organic farmers. In 2016 we set up a cooperative with online sale of organic boxes in which I managed the invoicing, the warehouse, I organized packing and delivery and I took care of the customer service, using PCG and Ökobox online for a year and a half.

After translating the software into French, I give telephone assistance to French and Hispanic companies that use it.

I live with my children, my cat and my terrapin in Granada, a beautiful city in the south of Spain. In my leisure time I like running, hiking, play with my kids and recently I started skateboarding!

Meet the Team: Bob

Today Bob introduces himself as part of this set.

Having studied electrical/microelectronic engineering, I worked for several years in sales and support of complex machines before moving on to softwares. After several years programming in an Internet marketing company, the first online shops for PC Gärtner were created.

This has become, within the PCG team, a very complete system with numerous users.

I am an enthusiastic programmer; I find it particularly interesting to use modern and sometimes complex technologies in our systems, and at the same time to work in a fair and sustainable way. Also to organize the interaction of the different members of this project is very nice.

After a long time in Bavaria, I am now living with my family in Dresden.

As a programmer, I appreciate the flexibility of the workplace, which I use occasionally to explore other regions. I also like going to the mountains – sometimes even without a laptop 🙂 .

Meet the Team: Wolfgang

Hello, I’m Wolfgang, many of you already know me from the meetings in Germany as a PCG user in the company Reichenauer Gemüsekiste, which is jointly managed by the Wurz and Huber families. We have been working with organic boxes subscriptions for 10 years and since 2010 using PC Garden.

Since 2017 I also assist the PCG support team with telephone assistance and remote maintenance.

Blick aus dem Büro

 

Together with my family (my wife and our three children), I live and work where others go on holiday: on the island of Reichenau, on Lake Constance. In my spare time I like running, cycling, going to the music club, water sports – and as the mountains are not far away, skiing too.

 

Meet the Team: Katrin

Today it is Katrin’s turn in our round of introductions:

“A warm hello to you! I would like to start my presentation with the three most important places for me so far. These are Berlin (where I grew up), Freising (where I lived for over 20 years and founded my family) and Dresden, Saxony. Here I (or better: we) live again, following the five very nice years during my studies in this city.

As an engineer and adult educator, I have worked a lot at universities and still do so to a very limited extent. But professionally I am more than ever in the PCG team. With Bob, my husband, known to everyone as the heart and soul of Ökobox-Online, I am working on what has priority: testing software, contacting you customers, moderating user meetings, writing texts for the documentation platform or blog, recording videos for marketing purposes or as tutorials and discussing future features.

I find it fascinating how we in the team “only” connected with telephone, email, Trello and Skype work together on projects for you, the user of PC Gärtner and the Ökobox online shop most of the time. We can say that there is always someone from the PCG team nearby. No matter where.
Greetings from Saxony!”