Owner & CEO
I'm Sandy Higgins, Owner and CEO of The Crackerjack Shack, LLC. I am so excited to introduce our company to you! I am a Springfield native and graduate of Central High School and Missouri State University. I taught high school English for 10 years while running 2 businesses. (Yes, I could appropriately be described as a worker bee!) After those 10 years, I quit work to become a stay-at-home mom. Once our daughter started school, I started The Crackerjack Shack in the basement of our home - beginning with high-end children's boutique clothing and eventually transitioning into the logo-wear we do today. Boy, how we have changed and grown since those early days!
Director of Operations
Garrick Hayes comes to our company with over 30 years experience in the graphic printing business. He is the man in charge at our Republic facility where all of our apparel is processed and decorated. He has an extremely demanding job overseeing all operations of a busy, deadline-driven apparel store, but he handles that challenge with persistence, intelligence, and a little splash of humor! Garrick's vast knowledge of the industry helps us ensure that our staff is thoroughly trained, and that our commitment to quality and excellence is always maintained. Garrick is also an accomplished graphic artist, so his eye for great composition is tough to beat! You can be confident in the product we are producing for you with Garrick overseeing all aspects of our shop!
Outside Sales & Marketing
There's no task too daunting for this up-and-coming super star! Jeremy keeps his feet on the ground, but has a charming way of keeping his goals and dreams right in the bullseye of his focus. He is attentive to his customers, and he is a man of his word - someone you can depend on. He knows and understands that customers want nothing to do with the slick, fast-talking salesmen of the past. He's professional, but truly authentic. You can always depend on Jeremy to go the extra mile, stay that extra hour past closing time if needed, or race to deliver your rush order so you have everything right on time! He's a Crackerjack gem you're going to love getting to know!
Jesse is a quiet force in the art department at The Crackerjack Shack. He not only has the graphic skills and experience to make your project stand out, he is also an accomplished hand artist! Prior to coming to The Shack, he has worked on graphics projects with such prestigious organizations as Nickelodeon, Disney, Duck Dynasty, and more! When he's not at work, you might find him at any of the gazillion local restaurants in the Springfield area, as he is a bit of a foodie. Of course, there's nothing like spending time with his lovely family!
Embroidery Production & Accounting
This is Dawn, our eagle-eye in the embroidery department. We affectionately have nick-named her "Roz" from the Disney movie Monster's Inc. because she is SO VERY GOOD with "the paperwork." Her accuracy is unsurpassed, and her eye for detail is amazing! Dawn and Cheryl share lead embroidery responsibilities, and what an amazing team those ladies make! She has been with The Crackerjack Shack since 2010, so she understands the apparel decoration business and she understands the importance of getting things right the first time!
Cheryl was an accomplished volleyball coach (one of the most decorated in the state of Missouri!) and PE teacher prior to her years at The Crackerjack Shack, but boring retirement was no good for this go-getter! She came out of retirement to assume responsibilities as one of the lead embroidery techs at The Shack in Ash Grove. She has a sewing background, so there's no doubt that she knows what she's doing with your polos, dress shirts, and jackets! Plus, as a marathon runner, she's got more endurance than just about all of us! You can count on her sticking to it until the job is done!
Screen Printing & Embroidery Production
At the tender age of 15, Taylor was the first employee at The Crackerjack Shack and continues to work part-time in Production. She is one of the most responsible young women you'll ever have the privilege to meet, and when you see her dedication to her job at such a young age, it restores your hope for our younger generation. She is involved in 4-H, FFA, and all things farming, and is currently working on her first college degree, majoring in psychology. She is also one of the few recipients of the American FFA Degree! No doubt about it, this little cowgirl is a keeper!
Springfield Project Manager
Press Operator & Web Guru
Purchasing & Corporate Accounts Manager