Talk about a career switch. A man who grew up in Galt went to New York to fulfill his lifelong dream of appearing on Broadway.

Rick Spaans spent 13 years in New York City and ended up performing in 4 Broadway shows (Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire, Saturday Night Fever and Spamalot) and a couple Broadway National Tours (ShowBoat with Tom Bosley and Contact) that toured through Sacramento.   

About 5 years ago he decided he accomplished what he wanted in his performing career so he returned home to be part of his family business -- Spaans Cookie Company which has been in business since 1896 and in Galt since 1958.