Key full-time staff members are college-educated and from purebred dairy backgrounds, giving them the insight, knowledge, and attention to detail to maximize the success of each individual with which Sunshine Genetics works.
One of the founding partners of Sunshine Genetics, Dan has over 25 years of experience in flushing and embryo transfer. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dan practiced in Whitewater, Wis., before purchasing the current location with Chris in 1983. Dan has also traveled extensively around the world, often accompanying shipments and transferring embryos for first time buyers. Dan and wife, Connie, have two daughters, Stacey, and her husband, Corey of Palmyra, Wis. and Lindsey of St. Paul, Minn.
A founding partner of Sunshine Genetics, Chris also has over 25 years of commercial embryo transfer experience. A fellow graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Chris has deep roots in the Brown Swiss breed which he continues to pursue with their current herd. Chris also has experience traveling around the world, providing assistance on implanting embryos for first time buyers. Chris and wife, Ann, have two daughters, Sarah of Columbus, Ohio, Becky of of Albany, N.Y., and their son, Aaron lives near Boulder, Colo.; all three are married.
A dairy farm boy from southwest Wisconsin, Greg graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Upon graduation, he joined and later became a partner in a primarily dairy group practice in Hazel Green, Wis., specializing in dairy reproduction and herd health. In 1999, he began doing embryo transfer work and later became AETA certified. Five years later, Greg began performing reproductive ultrasound and became proficient at twin diagnosis and fetal sexing. In 2009, he left the group practice in Hazel Green to join Sunshine Genetics. Greg is in charge of the IVF program at Sunshine Genetics, and performs the oocyte aspirations. He is married to Marcia who is a speech therapist and he has three daughters: Brianna, Kailyn, and Melia.
A familiar face to anyone who has visited the Whitewater farm, Karen has been with Sunshine Genetics since 1989. She is responsible for donor health documents, accounts receivable, donor scheduling, heat detection, and raising young calves. Karen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The welcoming voice at the end of a phone call placed to Sunshine Genetics is Stacey. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Stacey handles most of the communication with clients and embryo buyers, maintains semen and embryo inventories, data entry, and the website.
If you are interested in purchasing embryos, please see the request information section.
Jeff lives on the farm and is one of two herdsmen at Sunshine Genetics. Jeff is responsible for the care of the donor herd, including feeding, milking, cleaning, and heat detection. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Jeff was the breeder and exhibitor of Sunnyisle Colby Twilite-ET, the 2006 Grand Champion Brown Swiss at World Dairy Expo.
A native to the Whitewater area, Dan Weidner, joined our staff in October 2011. Dan shares responsibilities with Jeff. He has had extensive experience managing a Holstein herd near Whitewater before joining the Sunshine Genetics team. Dan owns Holstein cattle with the Weidner-Way prefix.