Mick McCallister started with the Country Stampede organization in 1996 as a volunteer worker. Since 2006 he has performed as the Service Manager. Responsibilities include supervision of festival set-up and tear down, campground cleanup, and the coordination of 350 beverage service volunteers each year.
As a retired 35-year Department of the Army Civilian, Mick owns a Property Management Company in Junction City, is married for 36 years to wife Cathy and has two sons Mat and Adam. He spends his two week vacation working the Country Stampede. "My primary focus is to offer the opportunity for off duty soldiers and their families a chance to reset and have a little fun and have a great experience at the Country Stampede."
The majority of volunteers are soldiers and/or their spouses. "It has been an enormous pleasure to give support to our soldiers and their families in this small way."