April Employee Spotlight: Ashton Callies


Norfolk, NE

Title at Mahaska:

Staff Accountant

Years at Mahaska:


What was your job before coming to Mahaska?

Customer Service Associate at Hastings

What drew you to Mahaska originally? What have you gained from working at Mahaska?

I had a friend who was a Loader who talked me into working with him as a Loader, which worked well with my class schedule while I was in college. I have gained valuable experience in my area of study thanks to my time at Mahaska.

Favorite Beverage that Mahaska distributes?

Grape Kickstart

Favorite Snack that Mahaska distributes?


What do you do outside of Mahaska for fun?

Play and watch football and soccer, hunt, fish, play video games, and spend time with my family.

If you could pick a superpower, which would it be? Why?

I would want super speed. I could be so much more productive with my day and be able to spend more time on the things I like to spend my time doing.

If you had $1,000,000 how would you spend it?

I would pay off my house as well as the student loans for both my fiancée and I. After that, I would maybe buy a new car and then invest the rest of the money.

What is your favorite quote?

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” – Pelé