Tarter Talent: Wendy Castrejon

Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment was founded in 1945 by C.V. Tarter. C.V. was a very talented man. He moved his family to Dunnville, KY and began manufacturing wooden gates. Using only hand tools, the Tarter’s made 32 wooden gates a week.

Talent is still present in the company today. Tarter employees musicians, artists, athletes and more. Each are dedicated to their job and passionate about their talent.

Wendy has been a member of the Tarter Proud team since 2018. She is an interpreter for Tarter and enjoys making cakes and dream catchers in her spare time. We had the opportunity to talk to Wendy about her many talents!

How many hours a week do you spend making cakes and dream catchers?

I normally help my mom with cakes after I get off work on Fridays. We get around 5-10 orders every weekend, with an occasional order for a cake throughout the week. Our typical cakes are Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milks Cake), a traditional Latin American cake.

The dream catchers aren’t made as often. We make them using recycled material. We love using recycled material to create something beautiful!

When did you start making cakes and dream catchers?

We started making the cakes 6 years ago and the dream catchers 2 years ago.

What is your inspiration?

My mom has always loved baking. We started taking a cake decorating class when I was younger. I would go and interpret for my mom and the instructors would let me participate with her. I guess that is when I became her cake assistant.

We love to get inspiration for our crafts from Pinterest and by going through our stash of material at home.

Your position at Tarter is very important. What led you to become an interpreter?

I am the oldest of 3 siblings. I would help my parents interpret at a young age. As I got older and began learning more Spanish and English I got more involved in interpreting for them as well as helping friends, neighbors, etc. I also took a medical interpreting course. This all gave me the experience I needed to become a interpreter for Tarter.

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