The Team

Jessica - Tater Team

Jessica, (Tater Twin 1.0), is an Idaho native and University of Idaho graduate. She is a travel enthusiast and has lived in Costa Rica, Barcelona and NYC. When she’s not traveling, Jessica enjoys meeting new people, trying local cuisine, and photography. She believes every day should be an adventure and embraces change and new scenery. She is excited to go on her third tour with the Big Idaho®Potato Truck with her best friend Kaylee and promote her home state and favorite vegetable!

Kaylee - Tater Team

Kaylee, (Tater Twin OG), is on her third tour and is ready to embark on her Truck journey with the Big Idaho Potato Tour. She is a Boise State University graduate and can’t wait to share her love of Idaho with America. Kaylee is very passionate about traveling and has lived abroad in Spain as well as traveled across Europe and in Central America. Her hobbies aside from globe-trotting include hiking, reading a good book, watching inspiring documentaries, and planning her next adventure. She is ready to share her fun-loving and quirky personality and can’t wait to meet everyone out on the road!

Melissa - Tater Team/Driver

Melissa, (Spud Racer) is a native Idahoan, who grew up in McCall, Idaho. Her first recollection of Idaho® potatoes was going to the garden with her dad and eating one right out of the ground with just a touch of salt. She has been driving commercially for 10 years but recently stepped away to be a Highly Capable Duluth Trading Company model. (So, I guess we can say that she’s come full-circle by being a highly capable, commercial driver for a huge Idaho potato tour!)

Melissa is also an accomplished contractor who loves carpentry and an old house that needs some love. Melissa is excited to travel all over the country with the Tater Twins and can’t wait to see what fun they can have with a 4-Ton Idaho® potato!

Their Mission

In addition to spreading the good word about Idaho® Potatoes, Jessica, Kaylee, and Melissa are on the road to create fun and memories all over the country!

The Big Idaho Potato Truck Tour has always had a charitable component to it. When the truck was still just an idea, albeit a big idea, the leadership at the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) wanted to make sure the Truck made an impact on the people who lived in the markets it visited. In the last four years, the Truck has had two fantastic national charity partners who helped promote the Truck on both national and local levels and among their membership. This year, the Truck’s mission, “A Big Helping” is much more meaningful and personal. During its 6-month tour, the Truck will identify charities in many of the markets it visits and offer “A Big Helping” based on the organization’s specific needs. The IPC will work with the selected charity to create an event to help raise awareness, funds, food or all three for the non-profit.

Be sure to follow the Truck on its social media channels to see how the Truck is serving up “A Big Helping” across the country. 

Keeping Up With The Tater Team Part I
Keeping Up With The Tater Team Part II

Valued Partners

A huge thanks to Chris and Sharolyn at Schofield Design for their masterful work in creating our super spud. Thank you to Kenworth Sales Company/PacLease for providing the “go” and Western Trailers the “tow” for our traveling show. With extra special lighting provided by ECCOFoerstel imagined this was possible, then brought the design to life, and EvansHardy + Young helped us find our way.

Idaho® potatoes, from the best earth on Earth, are now certified by the American Heart Association. This means America’s favorite potato meets the American Heart Association’s criteria for foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol and can carry the well-recognized heart-check mark. Learn more »

Famous Idaho Potato bowl

Founded in 1997, the Idaho Potato Commission took over as the bowl game’s official sponsor in 2011. Played outdoors in late December on Boise State’s renowned blue turf, this ESPN-televised bowl has earned its reputation as a tough venue for top college teams. Learn more »

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