Employee of the Month
Jenny Hammock is our Employee of the Month for January. Here are a few tidbits about Jenny that you may or may not already know:
- What makes you laugh the most? My daughter, the TV show Parks and Rec, and Marty (partly because he quotes Parks and Rec!!).
- What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most? I listen to mostly Top 40 stuff. I don’t remember the station IDs.
- What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep (and why)? The day of my first training in Talladega, AL. We woke up at 4ish in the morning and got home around 2:30am. I was SO close to going 24 hours, but I still had to come to the office the next day, so I crashed at 22.5.
- What’s your favorite family recipe? My family comes from England, so we eat a dish called Yorkshire pudding that we LOVE.
- Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken? If so, what is the motto? In a world where you can be anything--be kind.
- If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce? No texting and driving.
- What was your first paid job? How old were you? I was a baby-sitter at 10. I used my earnings to take an American Heart Association baby-sitting class and CPR certification, so I could get more customers and charge more. If baby-sitting doesn’t count, then my first job was working the drive-thru at Carl’s Jr.
- What motivates you to work hard? So many things! I take pride in my work. I want to contribute to changing the lives of our customers. I also work hard to support my family and make them proud.
Laura Axtell is our Employee of the Month for February. Here are a few tidbits about Laura that you may or may not already know:
- What's the longest you've gone without sleep (and why)? About 70 hours with NO sleep as part of a team that was preparing for a national audit. By the last day, a couple of people were hallucinating and couldn't even drive :)
- What's your favorite family recipe? My mom's homemade granola
- What was your first paid job? How old were you? Babysitting when I was 12 but my first real job was detasseling corn in Illinois when I was 14 (its a midwest thing)
- What motivates you to work hard? Doing new and challenging things that support a vision and mission and never being bored.
Nate Smeding is our Employee of the Month for March. Here are a few tidbits about Nate that you may or may not already know:
- Did your siblings/friends give you a nickname when you were growing up? If so, what was the nickname? Scooter
- Who do you admire the most? My mom
- What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep (and why)? maybe 24 hours.. most likely I was out toilet papering houses
- What’s your favorite family recipe? Five Guys Burgers
- What was your first paid job? How old were you? Working games at Lagoon. I was 14
- What motivates you to work hard? The desire to support a family the very best I can
Mike Dickson is our Employee of the Month for April. Here are a few tidbits about Mike that you may or may not already know:
- What makes you laugh the most? Lots of things make me laugh. As long as it’s not perilous, I often laugh at the misfortune of others. Fail videos can get me laughing pretty good sometimes. I also enjoy all manner of random humor. Random humor on Youtube will get me going. Like Rhett and Link, Key and Peele, Julian Smith, etc.
- What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most? Spotify and spotify. Haha. My music taste is different than most people. I don’t enjoy the radio much. I listen to all kinds of different rock music, from soft rock, to post hardcore (as long as there isn’t a lot of screaming). But what I like most is a harder rock with ambience incorporated. Something like the band Gates. I also enjoy me some dubstep once in a while.
- What’s your favorite family recipe? My Mom’s Chicken Broccoli Casserole! It’s amazing on its own. However, I like to throw Taco Bell’s fire sauce on it. Gives it a delicious flare!
- What was your first paid job? How old were you? I’d like to gloss over being a janitor and say that my first job after that was working at 5 Buck Pizza in West Jordan starting when I was 15. I was there 5 years before I left on my mission and it was a fun job because of the people I worked with.
- What motivates you to work hard? My Dad motivates me to work hard. Mostly because he is an amazing example of hard work himself. That, and our awesome purpose here!