In 1976, Karen Brooks — a.k.a. ‘Tiger Lady’ — began working in the California Milk Industry. She was mentored by Jim Mulligan of Mulligan Sales in City of Industry, CA.
Brooks went on to expand her presence in the California Dairy Industry by working with a start-up company.
Establishing C.A.L.M. Management, Inc.
In 2002, Karen sold her ownership in the start-up company and moved to Arizona to start C.A.L.M. Management, Inc. — a dairy commodities firm. The unique company name is compiled from the first letter of each of her four children’s names — Charles, Allen, Lyn and Michael. It is also a reminder to “Stay CALM” in the fast paced, ever changing dairy market.
Expanding and Growing
Karen continued to focus on buying, selling and transporting dairy commodities. She also helped clients with business planning, accounting and problem solving. She was an expert witness in court cases and even convinced senators to make changes for dairymen and plants.
The Company Today
C.A.L.M. Management continues to flourish under the leadership of Karen Brooks as Supervisor, and Dan Brooks as Active Broker. The company mission remains the same — to continue to find the absolute best priced product to supply their handlers.