Karen Beckman of Stater Bros. #30 has been in the industry for 14 years. She started as a Courtesy Clerk and is now a Receiver.

When asked what inspired her to get more involved she said, “The Steward at our store had left to work somewhere else and I had read the contract cover to cover, I decided that I wanted to help co-workers understand the rights that are due to them.”

Beckman’s hobbies include bowling in a ladies league with her mother, needlepoint and collecting Paddington Bears.

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: “The benefits, not just the medical, but the scholarships too. I also like working with the customers and vendors.”