Meet Garrett Beaird, Mahaska Express Driver

Garrett Beaird has been an Express Driver out of our Mahaska Oskaloosa location for over 2 years. Originally from Iowa’s neighboring state Illinois, Garrett was born in Rockford and grew up in Lindenwood. He previously worked at Dr. Pepper, and we are now glad to have him as a part of our Mahaska Family!

What is a typical day at Mahaska look like for you?

I start my day at 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. Deliver to grocery stores in a timely manner. While I am there, I pick up all empty pallets and shells. Then I head to the Redemption Centers to pick up the empty bottles and cans.

Favorite beverage that Mahaska distributes?

Mt. Dew and TYR Endurance Sport.

Favorite snack that Mahaska distributes?


What do you do outside of Mahaska for fun?

Working out. Playing golf and disc golf. Drawing and fishing.

How would you think your friends describe you in one sentence?

Always outgoing and always knows how to have a good time.

What are you most passionate about?

Helping others.

What have you seen Mahaska do that benefits the local community?

I have seen Mahaska support schools through a designated program called Dew It For Your School. It has raised thousands of dollars for local schools in the community.

How would you describe “Midwest Values?”

I would describe Midwest values as: hard working, helping others and not expecting anything in return, being polite and honest, being a good neighbor, having modest integrity, and taking pride in what we do.