Tom Hanchin, also known as "Hanch," is a successful entrepreneur, athlete, and family man. He was born in Buffalo, New York, and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, in a blue-collar, hardworking family. Hanch's parents, Andy and Anne Hanchin, instilled in him the value of hard work and determination from an early age. Hanch has a brother Greg, who has always been a supportive and integral part of his life. After graduating from Mercyhurst University, where he played NCAA football, Hanch became a tri-state champion bodybuilder, winning titles in Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio. He also won the Colorado Night of Champions. In addition to his athletic achievements, Hanch received the prestigious President's Award at Mercyhurst University. He credits his success to his faith, family, and country, which is evident in his business here at Schultz's Gourmet. Hanch is married to his beautiful wife, Christine Pekelsma Hanchin, who is a former NCAA national champion and Hall of Fame gymnast for the Winona State Warriors. They have twin daughters named Andie and Logan, who are beautiful, loving, and caring, and Hanch refers to them as his "two wolves" and the loves of his life. Hanch and his family reside in Boulder, Colorado. He is also a steward at Elktrout Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado.
As a business mentor and investor, a patriot, an outdoorsman, a car enthusiast, a man of passion and faith, Hanch continues to be a positive influence on all those around him, and he strives to make a difference in the world.