The Golden Scoop concept has been in the making since 2018. We are modeled after two successful companies centered on employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we just married the two ideas!
We envision a world where people with special needs are set up for success and belong to a community where everyone’s gifts are valued. Top that off with a menu of culinarily-exquisite homemade ice creams and a signature KC coffee blend, and you’ve got an experience like no other.
The Golden Scoop's mission is to provide meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities; to foster an environment where our employees are mentored, inspired, and equipped to succeed in their jobs and their lives; to offer amazing made-from-scratch products; and to provide an inclusive, joyful customer experience that keeps people coming back for another scoop.
President & CEO
Amber Schreiber graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kansas then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Rockhurst University. She has experience in information technology project management, business analysis, and private school administration. Her roles have incorporated fundraising, events, and strategic communications. She is committed to The Golden Scoop, where everyone has a generous spirit and is passionate about providing opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
Director of Employment & Volunteer Management
Jesse Vega Sr.
Director of Culinary Operations
Jesse Vega Sr. has a sincere passion for teaching the Culinary Arts. He is a graduate of the Johnson County Community College Chefs Apprenticeship and Dietary Managers programs.
Chef Jesse has taught culinary fundamentals and several international cuisine classes at Guadalupe Center, The Arts Institutes, and the Culinary of Kansas City for several years.
His specialty is Italian food. During the early days of his career, he was a Corporate Pasta Chef traveling all over the world teaching Chefs how to make delicious pasta dishes.
He has won many awards during his career Bronze and Silver medals at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, several People’s Choice Awards at the Missouri Pork Councils Annual Taste of Elegance Chef Competition, The Taste of Kansas City Iron Fork Trophy, and he was selected Chef of the Year in 2017 by the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association.
Chef Vega is currently serving his third term as President of the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association.
Chef Jesse has been part of many prestigious operations, and was part of the opening teams for the Wolfermans Restaurant, The American Italian Pasta Company, the Overland Park Convention Center, and now The Golden Scoop!
His passion from cooking came from his Chef Mentor Jess Barbosa, his grandparents and his parents who both operated Mexican restaurants in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
Chef Jesse loves to cook, bake, create, serve, and he looks forward to meeting all of you soon!
Anne Baker Geisler
Director of Development
Assistant Manager & Events Coordinator
Assistant Manager & Merchandise Coordinator
Assistant Manager & Training Coordinator
Nearly 10 years ago as a summer volunteer with Camp Barnabas in Purdy, Missouri, Catie began her work with individuals with disabilities. Her summers spent volunteering evolved into spending a year on staff with the Barnabas Prep program in Branson, Missouri. At Barnabas, she served as a guide, mentor and teacher for young adults with disabilities while encouraging the development of their life and job skills.
In addition to her time with the Barnabas organization, Catie has worked in the Blue Valley School District as a special education paraprofessional and with Creating Connections Therapy as a Registered Behavior Technician. Her experience in assisting with the implementation of programs including self-help, behavior management and instruction creates a dynamic learning environment for The Golden Scoop employees.
Catie is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City and will complete her degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Kansas in the Spring of 2022.
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