By Kyle Siegel
Even though Ethan Richardson has only been the manager at the Fitter’s in Sedalia for four months, he is no stranger to the company.
Richardson has been with Fitter’s for five years, with the majority of that at the Warrensburg location, and he doesn’t look to change anytime soon.
Richardson was originally from Carrollton, Missouri, but he graduated high school on Norborne, Missouri.
While in high school, Richardson played a variety of sports including football, basketball, track and golf.
When asked which sport was his favorite while in school, he replied “Probably football.”
Richardson received all-conference honors in football and track.
After high school Richardson attended college at UCM, where he still attends, working towards his bachelor’s in Marketing degree.
Richardson was asked what kind of jobs he worked before starting with Fitter’s.
“Basically I’ve been in the restaurant business the whole time,” Richardson said.
Richardson was asked what his favorite aspect of working at Fitter’s.
“I really enjoy coming to work everyday. I love working with people. I enjoy meeting a lot of new people,” he said.
Richardson spoke on working for Fitter’s owner Stacey Fitterer.
“Stacey is a great guy and anything I need he can usually get for me, and everything he need I go do my best to get it done for him,” Richardson explained.
He added, “We work real well together.”
Richardson spoke of his desire to stay with Fitter’s in the future.
“I’m planning on staying with Stacey as long as I can. That’s what I would like to do,” he said.
Richardson was asked what some of his duties include as manager at Fitter’s.
“I oversee the liquor orders, the scheduling, payroll and bills. The usual daily routine,” he said.
In his spare time, Richardson enjoys going to Royals baseball games.
“I’ve been to six so far this year,” he said.
Richardson was asked what else he enjoys doing in his downtime.
“Any chance I can get to play golf, I love spending time out on the golf course.
“I also like to hang out with friends. I keep it pretty simple,” Richardson said.
He also referees high school football games.
“This is my eighth year for that. My dad’s done it for 23 years, so I followed him into it. We travel to smaller schools, mainly north of here,” he said. Photo by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.