We are still growing! We were lucky enough to add three new people to our team in the first quarter of 2019. As our customer base expands, so does our team. We couldn't be more excited to have these three people help in our continued success and growth. Please take a minute to meet our newest members...
Dan is our newest Technical Sales Representative. He comes to us after five years in the medical device industry. Dan attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. There he earned both an undergraduate degree and MBA.
Prior to his time in the medical industry, Dan served in the United States Army. Given his background, he is dedicated to selfless service and integrity, in and out the workplace. Dan rose the rank of Captain while in the Army and his fondest memories are of spending time mentoring his Soldiers.
Outside of work, you can find Dan at his family farm preparing for hunting season and just generally enjoying the outdoors. You may also find him on the rugby pitch, playing for the Kalamazoo Rugby Football Club. Go Dogs!
Ed joined Safety Decals as a Technical Drafting Specialist. His primary job consists of making, creating, updating and taking care of any designs per our customers specs. He aims to provide the customers with fast and quality service.
Ed previously worked in Law Enforcement and was selected twice for life saving awards. He has done a lot in his life and has a desire to be a "jack of all trades" by learning to do just about anything. Ed was a volunteer Fireman for 20+ years, and achieved Fire Fighter 2, Fire Officer 3, and still currently holds a Medical First Responder license, and CPR instructor.
A strong work ethic is important to Ed and he gives all he can to his employers. Due to the strict policies and procedures, working in Law Enforcement has made him very detail orientated. Ed brings the same skills into his new career with Safety Decals and wants to make sure all customer needs are exceeded, giving them the best experience possible with Safety Decals.
Out side of work, Ed loves to spend time with his family. He enjoys woodworking out of his garage and spends a lot of time tinkering and making things for people. His next love is his Polaris RZR 1000 4-seater. He enjoys going trail riding and just getting lost in the woods. He especially loves spending time on Silver Lake taking in the sun and watching people have fun during the summer months. Ed spends a lot of time in nature from hunting to ice fishing and rarely spends time watching TV as he would rather be outdoors and smelling the fresh air. He is planning to help coach his sons football team this year and is looking forward to living out his high school days through him. Ed is also trained in several types of Martial Arts from, Karate, Jui Jistu, Krav Maga, and Tae Kwon Do.
Meg joins us as Executive Assistant to Nick Tykoski, CEO, working alongside him and the rest of the team to bring organization, project implementation and excellent customer service to the forefront of his business.
She comes to us from Western Land Services, where she worked as an Heirship Specialist, utilizing genealogy for the purpose of proving the legal heirs to mineral rights. Prior to her time with WLS, she worked remotely for the Law Office of Michael G. O’Neill out of Manhattan, with a primary focus on marketing and coordinating civil rights, labor and discrimination case work amongst associate and partner attorneys.
For many years, Meg stayed at home to raise her four children, and her family continues to be her most prized accomplishment and greatest love in life. Her youngest son has been bravely battling chronic kidney disease since birth, an experience that fostered a passion for advocacy and awareness in Meg.
She’s currently working with the nephrology team out of Helen Devos Children’s Hospital to grow a parent to parent mentoring program, and maintains a blog chronicling the joys and challenges of raising a child with a chronic illness.
There, Meg posts recipes she’s compiling into a pediatric renal cookbook, and is midway through the first draft of a book she hopes will help other woman who are going through the experience of learning their baby may be born with a life threatening illness. She’s a self-proclaimed marketing, SEO, and content creation course junkie.
When she doesn’t have her nose buried in a computer, Meg loves decorating and DIY, and has a bit of an obsession with old homes and their stories. Having a background in professional genealogy and title and abstracting, she loves researching the history of any old home that strikes her fancy, and has been known to try and poke her nose inside a time or two, much to her husband, the police sergeant’s dismay.
Fortunately, she’s far too occupied planning her oldest daughter’s high school graduation and living the hockey mom life with her two sons to trespass much now-a-days!