zernoco

National Construction Company

We Are Zernco

At Zernco, we believe the people are what make our company special. We invest in our teammates by offering career development and training in their specific role and offer the opportunity to move up in the company. Regardless of position, the leadership team values each opinion and encourages suggestions to make it better for our clients and employees.

Leadership Team

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Jeremy Johnson

General Superintendent

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Jeremy Johnson

  • Favorite Quote:

    “Success isn’t owned. It’s leased, and rent is due every day.”

  • Hobbies:

    Hanging out with friends and yard work

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    To read others’ minds

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    Honesty

  • Favorite Movie:

    Tombstone

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Scott Marko

President

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Scott Marko

  • Favorite Quote:

    “The only thing that refuses to be buried with a man is his character.”

  • Passionate About:

    Being a good dad and husband

  • Hidden Talent:

    Playing the guitar

  • Would Camp Out for Tickets to:

    A Vikings Super Bowl game

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    Maverick from Top Gun.

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Ryan Hursh

Sr. Vice President

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Ryan Hursh

  • Favorite Quote:

    “Brains are awesome. I wish everyone had one.”

  • Hobbies:

    Sports, anything outside, scuba diving

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Anything in the Caribbean

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A surgeon

  • Favorite Movie:

    The Shawshank Redemption

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Dru Bryant

Chief Estimator

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Dru Bryant

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    X-Men

  • Favorite Quote:

    “Winning isn’t everything. It is the only thing.”

  • Passionate About:

    Children’s Mercy Health

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Cold Thin Mints

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    Starter jackets

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Brooke Conrady

Talent Director

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Brooke Conrady

  • Favorite Quote:

    "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

  • I would campout for tickets to:

    Rihanna or Taylor Swift concert

  • Favorite Vacation:

    4 day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu

  • How Many Countries I've Visited:

    Seven so far; China, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Spain, Peru, Jamaica

  • I'm Passionate About:

    People, health & wellness, and my family

Administrative Team

Employees are displayed in order of descending tenure.

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Nikki Poynor

Controller

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Nikki Poynor

  • First Job:

    Dairy Queen

  • Hidden Talent:

    Cake decorating

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Healing powers

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Guacamole and chips

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    Wonder Woman.

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Sarah Jensen

Accounting Coordinator

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Sarah Jensen

  • Hobbies:

    Video games and longboarding

  • Favorite Childhood Toy:

    Beanie babies

  • Hidden Talent:

    Guessing the plots of movies

  • Favorite Vacation I've Been On:

    Italy

  • Favorite Quote:

    "I love inside jokes. I'd love to be a part of one someday." -Michael Scott (The Office)

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Nichole Baker

Accounting Coordinator

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Nichole Baker

  • First Job:

    Hotline Shoes

  • I'm Passionate About:

    My relationships with family and friends

  • I Would Campout For Tickets To See:

    Miranda Lambert

  • Favorite Quote:

    "Go Big, or Go Home!"

  • Superpower I'd Like to Have:

    Ability to Fly

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Marissa Stanley

Office Manager

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Marissa Stanley

  • I Absolutely Love Doing This.

    Playing cards with family.

  • I Would Campout For Tickets To See:

  • Favorite Quote:

    "Be honest in your life, it creates positive energy."

  • Superpower I'd Like to have.

    Telepathy

  • What Is One Important Skill Everyone Should Have?

    Being personable

Preconstruction Team

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Kyle Tormey

Kyle Tormey

Business Development/Project Manager

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Kyle Tormey

  • Favorite Movie Universe:

    Harry Potter

  • Hobbies:

    Woodworking and camping

  • Hidden Talent:

    Juggling

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Chips and dip

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A firefighter

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Raymond Doornbos

Assistant Estimator

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Raymond Doornbos

  • Favorite Quote:

    “Friday is only one day closer to Monday.”

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Flying and invincibility

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Ice cream

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    The Bahamas

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A pilot.

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Blaine Reinking

Estimator II

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Blaine Reinking

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Scooby-Doo

  • Favorite Quote:

    “If you ain’t first, then you are last.” -Ricky Bobby

  • Hobbies:

    Fishing, hunting, sporting events, movies, traveling and barbecue

  • Wish I Knew More About:

    Ancient Rome culture, politics and architecture

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    80s Rock bands and music videos

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Michael Schmidt

Estimator I

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Michael Schmidt

  • Weirdest food I've eaten:

    Alligator and Snapping Turtle

  • If You Could Time Travel, Where Would You Go?

    Ancient Rome

  • I Would Campout For Tickets To See:

    Reba

  • Super Power I'd Like To Have:

    Ability to Teleport

  • I Absolutely Love Doing This:

    Going to the gun range

Operations Team

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Lon Dominick

Vice President of Construction

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Lon Dominick

  • First Job:

    Paperboy

  • Hobbies:

    Sporting Clays, fishing

  • Hidden Talent:

    Bent wood projects

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    The Rockies

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    Older

Nick Rollins

Nick Rollins

Facilities Dept. Superintendent

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Nick Rollins

  • Favorite Movie Universe:

    Marvel

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Bugs Bunny

  • Passionate About:

    My family

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Super speed

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A farmer/rancher

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Gem Gamiao

General Foreman

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Gem Gamiao

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Spongebob

  • First Job:

    Burger King

  • Would Camp Out for Tickets to:

    A Chiefs game

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Thor

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Hawaii

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Scott Hendrix

Superintendent

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Scott Hendrix

  • Favorite Quote:

    “Do it, or do it cryin."

  • Passionate About:

    My family

  • Hidden Talent:

    Drawing

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Cracker Jacks

  • Favorite Movie:

    Tombstone

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Bryan Landers

Superintendent

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Bryan Landers

  • Hobbies:

    Playing with my grandkids

  • Would Camp Out for Tickets to:

    A Bears Super Bowl game

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Time travel

  • Favorite Childhood Toy:

    BB gun

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A race car driver

Dennis Clevenger

Dennis Clevenger

Superintendent

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Dennis Clevenger

  • First Job:

    Concession stand at 81 Speedway

  • Passionate About:

    Racecars

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Popcorn

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Aruba

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A rockstar

Alan Carlyle

Alan Carlyle

Superintendent

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Alan Carlyle

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Road Runner

  • First Job:

    Carpet layer

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Bionic Man

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Candy bar

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Yellowstone

Ramon Mejia

Ramon Mejia

Facilities Dept. Technician

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Ramon Mejia

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Tom & Jerry

  • First Job:

    Cutting sugar cane

  • Passionate About:

    My family

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Reading minds

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Hawaii

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Francisco Ibarra

Facilities Dept. Technician

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Francisco Ibarra

  • Favorite Movie Universe:

    X-Men

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Wisdom

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    San Jose de Los Cabos, Mexico

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Pizza or tacos

  • Favorite Movie:

    IP Man

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Curt Morgan

Superintendent

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Curt Morgan

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Yosemite Sam

  • Favorite Quote:

    “Go ahead and make my day.”

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Popcorn

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    John Wayne

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Bionic Man

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    Corded dial-up telephone

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Nick Smarsh

Foreman

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Nick Smarsh

  • Favorite Quote:

    “You are what you eat.”

  • First Job:

    Selling worms

  • Hidden Talent:

    Good listener

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    My garden

  • Favorite Movie:

    True Grit

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Danny Barraza

Carpenter

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Danny Barraza

  • What Is Your Favorite Color?

    Black

  • Favorite Sports Team?

    Denver Broncos

  • First Job?

    Construction

  • Hobbies:

    Spending time with family and my french bull dog

  • Favorite Vacation Spot?

    California

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Jeremy Hazard

Project Manager

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Jeremy Hazard

  • Favorite Childhood Toy:

    Nerf guns

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A football player

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    Fanny pack

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Super strength

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Denver

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Brent Fair

Superintendent

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Brent Fair

  • First Job:

    Working baseball fields

  • Would Camp Out for Tickets to:

    College baseball World Series

  • Wish I Knew More About:

    Relaxing

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Nachos

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    Tapes

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Jason Wohlford

Senior Project Manager

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Jason Wohlford

  • Favorite Quote:

    “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

  • First Job:

    Construction

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Invisibility

  • Passionate About:

    Sports

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    Old school hip hop

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Steven Degollado

Facilities Dept. Project Manager

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Steven Degollado

  • Would Camp Out for Tickets to:

    Brantley Gilbert

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Flying

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Ice pops

  • Favorite Movie:

    Rocky IV

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    Myspace

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Chet Easterday

Superintendent

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Chet Easterday

  • First Job:

    Mowing

  • Would Camp Out for Tickets to:

    The World Series

  • Wish I Knew More About:

    Mind reading

  • Superpower I’d Like to Have:

    Eating ice cream without getting fat

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Ice cream

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Marc McKernan

Project Manager

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Marc McKernan

  • Favorite Quote:

    “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.”

  • First Job:

    Residential Landscaper

  • Hidden Talent:

    Skilled at board and video games

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Santorini, Greece

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A firefighter

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Bret Nichols

Project Manager

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Bret Nichols

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Dragon Ball Z

  • Hobby:

    Softball

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Blueberries

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Jamaica

  • Favorite Movie:

    The Boondock Saints

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Pimen Simanovicki

Superintendent

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Pimen Simanovicki

  • Favorite Movie Universe:

    Prohibition-era films

  • Hobby:

    Woodworking

  • Hidden Talent:

    Double Black Diamond skiing

  • Favorite Childhood Toy:

    CHIPS motorcycle

  • Fad I Want to Come Back:

    Rotary phone/phone booth

Michael Ozomgbachi

Michael Ozomgbachi

Carpenter

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Michael Ozomgbachi

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Shrek

  • Passionate About:

    Learning

  • First Job:

    Roofer

  • Favorite Quote:

    “There’s no crown without a cross.”

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A doctor

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Michelle Myers

Project Coordinator

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Michelle Myers

  • Hobbies:

    Camping, kayaking, hiking, reading and being with my family

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Dark chocolate

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Costa Rica

  • “When I was little I wanted to be…”:

    A veterinarian

  • Favorite Childhood Toy:

    Atari

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Garick Fairchild

Superintendent

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Garick Fairchild

  • First Job:

    Farm hand

  • Favorite Cartoon:

    Tom and Jerry

  • Favorite Quote:

    "You can have any color, as long as that color is Black." - Henry Ford

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Anywhere near water

  • Favorite Movie:

    Any Marvel movie

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Dane Ellis

Superintendent

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Dane Ellis

  • Hobbies:

    Photography

  • I'm Passionate About:

    Building and helping people

  • Favorite Childhood Toy:

    G.I Joe

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Florida

  • Favorite Movie:

    Pretty Woman

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Kelly Cordes

Superintendent

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Kelly Cordes

  • First Job:

    Farming

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Cookies

  • Hobbies:

    Camping and woodwork

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Manitou Springs

  • Favorite Movie:

    James Bond

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Tom Schwabauer

Carpenter

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Tom Schwabauer

  • I Would Camp Out For Tickets To:

    ACDC

  • When I Was Little I Wanted To Be A:

    Professional Basketball Player

  • Superpower I'd Like To Have:

    Mind reading

  • Fad I Want To Come Back:

    Vans

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    Cancun

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Sonia Salinas

Director of Facilities

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Sonia Salinas

  • Favorite Quote:

    "If it is to be, It is up to me."

  • Superpower I'd Like To Have:

    Mind Reading

  • Hobbies:

    Anything outside, water sports, and skydiving

  • I'm Passionate About:

    Health & Wellness

  • I Would Campout For Tickets For:

    When the CHIEFS go to the Super Bowl

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Tracy Douglas

Carpenter

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Tracy Douglas

  • I'm Passionate About:

    Animals

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Candy

  • Hobbies:

    Hunting

  • First Job:

    Construction

  • Favorite Vacation Spot:

    On the Lake

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Tyler Oblinger

Project Manager

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Tyler Oblinger

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    My wife's peanut butter cookies with ice cream

  • Fad I Want To Come Back:

    Starter jackets

  • My Hobbies Are:

    K-State Sporting events, Hunting, Smoking Meat, Hanging out with Family

  • I'd Like to Live in This Movie Universe:

    Star Wars

  • My First Job Was At:

    Being a painter for my hometown school district

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Melissa Washington

Facilities Dept. Project Engineer

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Melissa Washington

  • Favorite Late Night Snack:

    Ice Cream

  • When I Was Little I Wanted To Be A:

    Teacher

  • Super Power I'd Like To Have:

    Ability to Fly

  • Favorite Cartoon Character:

    Mickey Mouse

  • I Am Passionate About:

    My Family

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James Fisher

Warehouse Superintendent

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James Fisher

  • I Would Camp Out For Tickets To See:

    Sturgill Simpson

  • Favorite Quote:

    "Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless." - Gary Vaynerchuk

  • I Absolutely Love Doing This:

    Hunting, Grilling, Fishing

  • If You Could Live Anywhere For A Year, It Would Be Here:

    Caddo Lake in Uncertain, TX

  • My Biggest Pet Peeve Is:

    People who eat their snacks loudly at movies.

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Jennoa Higgins

Facilities Dept. Project Coordinator

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Jennoa Higgins

  • Favorite Quote:

    "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

  • Super Power I'd Like To Have:

    Ability to Read Minds

  • Favorite Place I've Vacationed:

    Disney World

  • How Many Countries Have You Visited?

    Two, Germany and France

  • What Is Your Biggest Pet Peeve?

    People who walk slow in stores.

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Andy Goodwin

Facilities Project Coordinator

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Andy Goodwin

  • I Absolutely Love Doing This:

    Watching Chiefs Games

  • My Childhood Crush Was This Actor/Actress:

    Kelly Kapowski - Saved By The Bell

  • Where Would You Time Travel If It Were Possible?

    The Roman Empire

  • What Is Your Favorite Theme Park?

    Six Flags

  • Who Is Your Hero? Why?

    My Grandma. She survived the Nazi troops in Africa, raised her little sister, and is a huge inspiration.

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Dan McFarren

Facilities Project Manager

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Dan McFarren

  • I Would Camp Out For Tickets For:

    NCAA Basketball Championship if KU is playing

  • Superpower I'd Like To Have:

    Ability to breath underwater

  • Favorite Place I Have Vacationed:

    Bonaire

  • What Is One Skill Every Person Should Have?

    Perserverance

  • I Absolutely Love Doing This:

    Sharing good bourbon with friends

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Clifford Crowell

Carpenter

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Clifford Crowell

  • Favorite Quote:

    "Work smarter, not harder."

  • If I Could Live Anywhere For A Year, I Would Live Here:

    Iceland

  • Superpower I Would Like To Have:

    Super Strength

  • One Important Skill I Think Everyone Should Have Is:

    Independence

  • Who Is Your Hero? Why?

    My Wife, because she puts up with me and the kids and remains herself.

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Jonathan Harris

FacilitiesTechnician

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Jonathan Harris

  • I Absolutely Love Doing This:

    Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Arcades, and the Casino

  • My Childhood Crush Was This Actor/Actress:

    Jennifer Love Hewitt

  • What Is Your Biggest Pet Peeve?

    Laziness

  • How Many Countries Have You Visited?

    1 - Mexico

  • What Is Your Favorite Holiday?

    Independence Day

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Benjamin Towner

Field Engineer

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Benjamin Towner

  • I Absolutely Love Doing This:

    Hunting and Fishing

  • I Would Campout For Tickets For:

    A Saints Game

  • Who Is Your Hero?

    My dad

  • What Is Your Favorite Holiday?

    Christmas

  • Favorite Place I have Vacationed:

    Yellowstone National Park

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Calli Hebert

Project Coordinator

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Calli Hebert

  • What Is One Important Skill Everyone Should Have?

    How to problem solve

  • I Absolutely Love Doing This.

    Baking cookies.

  • What Is Your Favorite Holiday?

    Halloween

  • Superpower I'd Like To Have.

    Super human strength

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Billy Adamson

Facilities Technician

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Billy Adamson

  • What Is Your Favorite Holiday?

    Halloween

  • Where Would You Time Travel If It Were Possible?

    The year 1840

  • What Is One Important Skill Everyone Should Have?

    Communication