Blue collar jersey: Jared Lintner

When Jared Lintner is introduced on stage many times he is called, The Milkman, and rightly so…the dude is in real life…a milkman.

Delivers milk to schools and businesses in California where he lives with his wife of 17 years, Keri, and their 3 children.

“My grandfather, Dennis, started the milk business, Lintner & Sons, 55 years ago in the San Luis Obispo area where we live.”

Jared’s milk route runs “55 miles taking care of restaurants, schools and stores.”

It’s a family business. His father, Dan, runs it now; his brother and sister are in the business with just one other employee, who isn’t a family member.

“It’s been great for me. My father has always said he doesn’t care how you do it as long as you get the job done; so when I was younger I would always work it out that I could get everything finished with enough time for me to jump in my car and drive up to Clear Lake and fish for bass.”

Jared launched today at 6:30 a.m.…which to be honest…is THREE HOURS later than his normal starting time.

“When I do the milk runs I get up at 3:15 a.m., get to the warehouse by 3:45 a.m. …load the truck and leave to make the runs by 4:30 a.m.”

Jared delivers to “18 schools every day but we can’t get there until 5:30 a.m. when the janitor shows up, if the janitor is late, we’re …”

As many of you working stiffs know, when you work for a small, family-run outfit, even the slightest little thing going wrong can have a huge impact on making ends meet,  “I never used to know how to fix trucks, but now…now…”

“…we call it LintnerRigging…” says Keri…

“…now I’ve come to lovin’ it being my own shade tree mechanic…”

“…or roadside breakdown lane mechanic…” adds Keri…

“…yeah, we do a lot of truck fixin’ by ourselves.  Can’t afford bringing it to someone else to fix.”

“…with the hands…”