sandy pfefferle forster, owner
the original little pepper, sandy paid homage to her german roots by giving her company the english translation of her maiden name (though it might have been more fun to stick with pfefferle – you can’t say that name and frown.) a graduate of the college of st. benedict, sandy’s days as a collegiate rugby player helped prepare her for raising three boys. now, running little pepper promotions is her latest way to channel her eminent energy. she’s been known to do hot yoga before the sun rises and bike through remote areas of Europe as well. we’re not sure she sleeps.
max forster, director of operations
max’s impressive background in advertising brings fresh flavor to our little pepper mix. organized, hard-working, and detailed-oriented, max is poised to propel little pepper to new heights. as an ardent player, coach, and fan, max’s agile versatility presents a winning formula for both our team and clients. max displays deep commitment, whether to his work at little pepper, his family and friends, his love of music, or his penchant for eating anything and everything he can get his hands on. we are delighted to welcome back little pepper’s very first intern!
madeline lomauro, director of marketing
a college of st. benedict alum, madeline has upped the bennie quotient in the office. fueled by copious amounts of coffee and a love of words, madeline works tirelessly keeping our projects on-task and communications fetching. always on the search for the perfect recipe, madeline brings a delicious blend of multi-tasking and creativity to the little pepper team. when she’s not little peppering, madeline’s zest for travel and adventure has propelled her into surfing, hiking, and snowboarding. madeline’s calm demeanor keeps us all grounded and reaching for the stars.
kirsten makela, project coordinator
kirsten was drawn to little pepper’s project coordinator role because it aligns with all of her favorite things: spreadsheets, relationship-building, and a certain office dog. kirsten’s love of strategy stems from her years of working as a statistics manager at a bustling call center, so choreographing new ways to reach our goals is a perfect match. thanks to her pep and self-starting attitude, kirsten gets us all in formation - fitting, given that she’s a card-carrying member of beyoncé’s beyhive. after graduation from st. ben’s (sensing a staff pattern?), kirsten moved to the twin cities and landed straight into the ne mpls neighborhood, a wonderland she’s since been exploring. when she’s not managing our orders grid, kirsten’s both a sports player and avid watcher (go twins!), podcast listener, and ardent fan of all-things-cheese.
sam forster, sales associate
sam’s charismatic personality, professional recruiting experience, and business savvy have complemented both little pepper and minuteman press central as our top-notch sales associate. naturally personable, sam’s passion for working with others motivates him to coach basketball and mentor troubled kids. at work, he’s our people-person; after work, he’s the dog whisperer and can often be spotted with bob the office dog on their daily stroll. athlete or mathlete, we’re thrilled to have sam on the team!
helen pfefferle, chief financial officer
our most “seasoned” little pepper, helen pfefferle is our CFO and keeper of the little pepper financial books. she pays our bills and makes sure we’re reconciled, balanced, and in ship shape. sounds like the elements of a cleansing yoga class– except helen doesn’t make us sweat. well, maybe when we forget to give her a bill that’s due. she brings order and wisdom to the little pepper table.
meg mcmahon, marketing intern
looking for grammar tips or recommendations for the best pub in galway? meg’s got you covered on both counts. as little pepper and minuteman’s newest resident writing maven (and former ireland resident – ask her about her semester abroad!), meg is spending her summer doing what she does best: embracing ambiguity, crafting creative copy, and practicing efficient multitasking like it’s her day job (lucky for us, it is). a senior english major/psychology minor, meg brings a refreshing approach of innovative storytelling and empathy into her marketing intern role. in her free time, meg can be found with her head buried in a book, listening to music, doodling, and spending time with her family at their cabin in wisconsin. meg’s creative endeavors don’t stop at the office: when she’s not putting pen to paper (okay, fingers to keyboard) at little pepper/MMPC headquarters, she’s further honing her editorial eye by working on a sure-to-be-spellbinding poetry chapbook.
bob, office assistant & security detail
a dedicated worker, he comes in early and stays late, but he’s been known to take a nap under his desk from time to time. bob screens all the guests at little pepper, and, like everyone else here, favors those who bring him food.
hattie, chief morale officer
when she’s not melting hearts, hattie works double-duty as both our chief morale officer and quality control specialist, ensuring little pepper’s smallest swag is up to snuff. hattie gets the importance of work-life balance and can often be found circulating the office for treats, examining her reflection in the fridge, and slowly executing a full puppy-takeover in max’s office.
forever a little pepper.
on june 24th, 2016, dave tragically collapsed on an evening run. we are devastated and forever changed.
he will be deeply missed on so many levels and will remain in our hearts.
don’t believe bob when he tells you he does all the work. the truth is, we have help.
paul altobell is our wizard of the graphic arts, magically transforming even the grainiest logos into veritable masterpieces and assuring the most aesthetically pleasing layouts on any surface imaginable.
lisa rhine is our jill of all trades. she’s the reason things work around here.