In our next installment of “Meet The SW? and RW? Staff” blog series, I’d love to introduce you to one of the most genuine, hard-working, and all-around helpful members of our Whatter’s Team whom we are extremely lucky to have as our Company Driver, Juan. Being so capable with all of his many skills and strengths, we use Juan in every warehouse department that we possibly can when he’s not out on the crazy roads of LA, the Valley, Orange County, and everywhere in between. And always with a joke and a smile, he truly is an absolute pleasure to work with on a daily basis, too. Please take a moment to hear, from his own words, a little more about one of the greatest people we have on our team….Juan!
When did you first start at Sew What? What were you originally hired to do, and how have your duties changed since working here?
I was originally hired in 2011 to be the Sew What? Driver, and am now more officially the Company Driver by doing both Sew What? and Rent What? pickups and deliveries. However, I also now assist the warehouse with whatever project or duty they need help with, including Rentals, Shipping, Receiving, and even Printing (which I am having a lot of fun with!).
If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I have always wanted to go to Africa, because it looks like it’s a really beautiful place. It reminds me of Mexico (where I am originally from), so I would like to experience this continent first hand so I won’t forget where I came from. I know the culture and poverty is not the same, but it will help me continue to value what I have.
What kind of work did you do before coming to Sew What?
I was also a driver before working here, and did general warehouse duties too.
Do you have a special talent?
I am a pretty good cook! I am faithful to my kitchen—even though we have a “love/hate” relationship, she will always be my #1 woman. Lol 😉
What is your favorite memory/circumstance/event from being part of the Sew What? family?
There are too many to name! But I feel like the Sew What environment helps you feel like you are part of a family, which I really love.
What is your favorite sports team/TV Show/Book/Movie?
Team: LA Clippers, Dallas Cowboys, and everyone here knows I am a DIE-HARD Los Angeles Dodgers fan, too!
TV Show: The Amazing Race
Book: The Thomas Guide (heh heh, because I’m always in the van driving through LA)!
Movies: Heat and Man On Fire
What are some of your hobbies?
I love to run as much as possible, so that I can also cook as much as possible! I love cooking everything and anything—as long as I have the kitchen to myself, I’m a happy man.
I also really like walking and spending time with my dogs, and sometimes even my two sons, too. 😉
What personal project have you worked on recently that was interesting or challenging?
I have been trying to get into better shape, and have also been working towards running a marathon possibly later this year or in 2018. It takes a lot of discipline, but will ultimately be worth it!
Anything more about your time here at SW?
Just that I really enjoy coming to work—it’s never the same thing two days in a row!