Burger Shed Altoona - Heart Of America Group


Tony Shepard

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 7/1/1985

Jason Krull

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 4/8/2019

Mike Adams

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 5/16/2019

Personal Highlights

In the summer of 1980 walked into a restaurant looking for a part-time job that ended up lasting 18 years. From doorman to General Manager I had found something that provided a personal growth vehicle and taught me how to make the day of perfect strangers. With a journey that started in Duluth, Minnesota eventually to Eau Claire, Wisconsin where a second journey completed 17 years with Larson Companies.

Richard Chung

Front Of House Executive

Start Date: 6/10/2019

Personal Highlights

I have two loves in my life, Work and my two beautiful daughters. When I am not work, I am playing superman for my 7 and 9 year old daughters. I never lose sight of why I moved to Des Moines. Lastly, when it’s Football season, I hang out with my very first girlfriend and her name is the San Francisco 49ers!

AJ Brudos

Back Of House Executive

Start Date: 12/5/2018

Personal Highlights

When I am not at work I am spending time with my wife and our dog Jordy or out enjoying the bar and restaurant scene with friends. I love fishing, golfing and being outside enjoying all 4 seasons that Iowa has to offer.

Chris Whitfield

Back Of House Executive

Start Date: 8/6/2019

Personal Highlights

From a young age I always liked to cook and found in high school that I had developed a passion for the culinary arts. The last two years at my high school a friend and I were given the task of teaching the class and making quizzes for the other students. I took a break from cooking and moved to California where I went to college and got my solar technician degree from coast CCI in only 7 months. I then returned to Iowa shortly after where solar wasn’t that big so I was back to finding other things I like to do and was a property manager for a year then did flooring and installation for a short time. Soon I came to find myself working for the Machine Shed where I started out bussing tables. I then started cooking a year later and moved on to doing hot prep. I was hooked on cooking again and that’s, I guess me in a nut shell for the most part.