We’ve had a lot of new employee business since the last blog update. Some have changed departments, some have gone from part-time to full-time, and some are just brand new. If I’ve left people out, I’m sorry (or you’re welcome?;), but here’s most of ’em:
From Database Development to Systems Administration – Chuck, now over WebLogic, is a welcomed asset to Infrastructure Services. On a more personal note: Some of Chuck’s hobbies include woodworking, rockhounding, and boating. He’s excited to be part of a group that will appreciate his contributions, and to play a role in the many changes to Banner we’ll be seeing over the next 2 years.
Jeff Nyman is our brand new Wireless guy. His hobbies include video (he used to do weddings), doing family history with his wife, and remodeling his house (you should ask him to see Before and After pics of his home – super cool). He has 4 kids and 8 grandkids, and is a proud geek of most things geeky – particularly Dr. Who and, you guessed it, Star Wars.
Chance is a welcome-back member of Telephone Services. He worked with us for 4 years, went to work with Young Living for a while, ended up moving to Canada for 18 months (where his adorable son was born) to help start up a location there, and is now back in the states and back on our team. He enjoys riding ATVs, 4wheelers, dirt bikes, and being outdoors. Plus, look at that awesome mustache.
Steve started out as a temp for us a while back, but he’s now a full-time member of Operations. Steve worked 10+ years in Military Intelligence for the Army, had Top Secret clearance, and helped translate Noriega’s documentation on psychological warfare in Panama. He’s worked for a lot of companies (was one of the earliest employees of Word Perfect) doing pretty much the same thing – Software Engineering and Localization, usually in international divisions acting as Project Manager, overseeing software translations in up to 26 languages. He loves sports and helps coach the wrestling team at Provo High – In fact, he’s hosting a Luau fundraiser there on the 18th at 6pm (Mike Duffin is doing Sound for him). Lots of food and entertainment and even a car auction. We’re all invited! Steve’s wife is a nurse practitioner, and together they have 3 kids, one of which is nearly an orthodontist and nearly the father of Steve’s first grandchild, another just got engaged in Thailand, and their youngest is serving an LDS mission in Hong Kong.
A/V Services has a temp named Garit Heaton. He recently broke his arm and hasn’t been around much lately, hence the lack of a photo and info about him. A warm welcome to him all the same.
Tom Branam may not be a new employee, but he did have an article he wrote published in ACUTA’s online journal about building Master Specs.
Excellent work representing UVU and our department, Tom.
Go to the article: Building Your Master Specs
Micah as Dr. Who
I’m sorry for singling Micah out here, but I have this excellent picture of him in his Halloween costume and I have to include it somewhere. So here it is. :)
A Final, Random Thing
To make Micah feel less awkward, and just because, I give you Steve and Johnny roasting marshmallows in the courtyard.