The Story behind the Store
~established October 2017~
Michelle Krusmark has been happily married to her husband Shane for 23 years and they share 2 fun filled adventurous children. She loves to surround herself with friends and family, hang out at the lake, watch her daughter compete in volleyball and most of all create new goodies in the kitchen to share. She has always had a passion for making people smile. This passion flowed over as a hairstylist for 20+ years and owning her own salon. There were many smiles to share and It was a joy to listen to people for all of those years, in good times, bad times and everything in between. Through this experience she learned what it means to really listen to people.
Michelle grew up in Colorado and has fond memories of her parents frequently inviting guests over to gather and share food, laughter and love. When her parents moved to Bozeman Montana those that she had grown to love often mentioned how much they missed the great food and gatherings that her parents offered. As a result, Michelle took a liking to opening her home to guests both new and old to share in cooking and parties. Both Michelle and her husband Shane would whip up new creative dishes and have guests try them out. After her mom’s passing she became even more intrigued with trying to master recipes (which she knows makes her mom smile from up above). Shane and Michelle grew a true passion and talent for creating new and exciting foods. In the midst of experimenting Michelle created what some will say is the best Salsa in the West! Moe’s salsa originated in Michelle’s home kitchen and grew into so much more. She now has quite a following and many orders to fill whenever she makes a batch. She has used the proceeds to go towards children’s fundraising efforts and loves to hear all of the great feedback after people try it.
Michelle’s way of expressing her love has manifested through the sharing of her great specialty gourmet recipes. Michelle loves the holidays and loves giving gifts. She is the one who hand makes that perfect gift that most others wouldn’t have thought of. She is absolutely thrilled to open The Bottled Olive and share all of her gifts in one place! The quality product, great conversations and cooking classes are going to give her clients the same feeling that her loved ones get in her kitchen at home. She is looking forward to seeing many smiling faces, sharing in the laughter, swapping recipe stories and getting others as excited as she is about creating delicious food for the ones that they love. After Windsors Location has been such a success, Shane & Michelle found an employee who had the same ambition for food and growing as they do. Now Kimber Thompson is a partner who has helped open our 2nd location in The Promenade shops at Centerra in Loveland, CO !