Shortly after graduating, Pearce and fellow CALS alum Christopher Kuehnel (BS’77, Agricultural Business Management) founded New Age Computer Systems, which patented an integrated program for computerizing meat processing plants. A few years later they launched The Meat Handler Company, which designs and creates meat software systems and provides turnkey systems with on-site installation and training. In 2003, Pearce “switched species,” as she puts it, and became a registered nurse and nutritionist. Her hobbies include playing upright bass in a vintage cowboy band.
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