Rick a/k/a "Jonesy" was born and raised in the Waterford, Michigan area. He spent his younger adult life working in retail managing such businesses as Pontiac Pottery, New York Carpet World and Builders' Square before buying Walt's Meat Market.
Lynne was born and raised in Bad Axe, Michigan and spent her summers at her family's cottage across the street from Walt's. Lynne is a fourth-generation resident of Hume Township and is very proud of her roots. Lynne spent her younger adult life working in the legal field before returning "home" to open Walt's.