Meet The Team



Our Team at The Olive Bin is... Fun. Friendly. Creative.


Head Olive - Traci

Traci is the creator of and team-leader at The Olive Bin. Her favorite product at the store is Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and uses it to make a supreme pasta salad. The most rewarding part of owning The Olive Bin is coordinating and watching her team grow. To Traci, employees and customers are part of her family. Traci enjoys ballroom dancing with her husband Bruce (go Bruce!), scrapbooking, and putting together jigsaw puzzles in her free time.


Started at The Olive Bin: August 2015
Product: Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic
Recipe: Kale salad with green apples, berries, & Blood Orange Olive Oil
Interests: Reading, swing dancing, traveling - Jillian is also an instructor at ISU!


Started at The Olive Bin: June 2017
Product Recommendation: Denissimo 25-Year Dark Balsamic
Favorite Recipe: Moscow Mule with Honey Ginger White Balsamic
Interests: Tennis, piano, and travelling



Started at The Olive Bin: October 2019
Product Recommendation: Oregano Olive Oil
Favorite Recipe: Homemade Focaccia with Rosemary Olive Oil
Interests: DIY projects, homemade bread & pasta, travelling


Started at The Olive Bin: May 2020
Product Recommendation: Green Chili Olive Oil
Favorite Recipe: TOB's Lemon-Pepper pasta with Basil Olive Oil
Interests: Arts, crafts, movies, and cooking



Started at The Olive Bin: July 2020
Product Recommendation: Butter Olive Oil & Sicilian Lemon Balsamic
Favorite Recipe: Sicilian Lemon water & Butter Olive Oil Breakfast Sandwich
Interests: Running track and spending time with family


Started at The Olive Bin: July 2020
Product Recommendation: Black Cherry Balsamic
Favorite Recipe: Stir fry with Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Cranberry Pear Balsamic
Interests: Musical Theatre, music, books, video games, family time



Started at The Olive Bin: July 2020
Product Recommendation: Tuscan Herb & Cranberry Pear
Favorite Recipe: Oil + Vinegar combo salad dressings
Interests: Reading, travel, trivia, family time


Started at The Olive Bin: August 2020
Product Recommendation: Smoked Chaabani Pepper
Favorite Recipe: Milk & Mango pudding with Lime Oil
Interests: Volunteering at the Farmers Market, coaching swim, cooking, and running



Started at The Olive Bin: 2013
Product Recommendation: Wild Raspberry White Balsamic & Rosemary Olive Oil
Favorite Recipe: Salads & Southwestern dishes
Interests: Teaching, cats, plants/succulents, and puzzles