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Employee Highlight - Mike Braun

Meet our employee, Mike Braun

Hometown: Rockville, Maryland

Tell us a little about yourself: Originally from Rockville, Maryland.  I spent much of the late 90's and early 2000's living in Laramie, Wyoming where I went to school for broadcasting. I now live in Gaithersburg, Maryland with my girlfriend Sherri and my cat Luna. I have an extensive DVD and CD collection, mostly acquired from when I worked at Tower Records. 

Years at UBT: 10 Years

Position at UBT: Warehouse Shipping and Receiving

What do you like most about working at UBT: Payday and Wednesday donuts...just kidding. Everybody at UBT - from the owner on down.  Everyone is very down to earth and approachable and are willing to lend a hand if you need it.

Interesting Fact: On the weekends I work at a used and antiquarian bookstore where, on any given day, I am just as likely to handle last year's bestsellers as I am a 500-year-old manuscript.

 

 

 

Employee Highlight - Katherine Bauer

Meet our employee, Katherine Bauer

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI (Metro Detroit)

Tell us a little about yourself: I moved to Virginia with my husband and our dog, Blue in 2013.  Since moving here, I have been told I have an accent (which I still don’t believe) and often get asked if I am from Minnesota.  I have a twin brother that is 13 minutes older than me.  I am a huge hockey fan and a diehard Red Wings fan.  My husband and I enjoy camping from early spring to late fall.  

Years at UBT: 4 Years

Position at UBT: Project Manager

What do you like most about working at UBT: What I like most about working at UBT is how much I have grown personally, as well as professionally.  I have enjoyed the challenges and rewards of working in several facets of the company: reception, finance, product trainer and now project manager.  I have learned so much about UBT and have made many friends along the way.  I am grateful for the opportunity to expand my knowledge and increase my skillset.

Interesting Fact: I can start a campfire with just one match and birch bark thanks to working as a Camp Counselor during my summer breaks while in college. 

 

Employee Highlight - Natalee Olah

Meet our employee, Natalee Olah

Hometown: Bel Air, MD

Tell us a little about yourself: I graduated from WVU in 2016 with a degree in Information Systems and started working at UBT the month after. I just moved to Virginia and am enjoying being minutes from DC. I love to keep a busy schedule filled with trips and events planned with friends and family. 

Years at UBT: Almost 2 years

Position at UBT: Account Executive

What do you like most about working at UBT: Having the ability to talk to different kinds of people on a daily basis. 

Interesting Fact: I’ve visited 20 different cities in 12 foreign countries while studying abroad in London. 

 

Employee Highlight - Drema Henderson

Meet our employee, Drema Henderson

Hometown: Remlik, Virginia (home of the Urbanna Oyster Festival)  a small country town below Tappahannock in Virginia 

Tell us a little about yourself: I have lived in Maryland for 28 years and moved here for work.  Just recently got married again (7 months ago) to Robert who I have known for over 13 years. I am a mother of a sophomore honor student in college (my pride and joy) and have known Armen, Dale and Doris for over 28 years. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends when I am not trying to get  in my exercise. :)  I enjoy learning new things and setting challenges and goals for myself to meet or overcome.

Years at UBT: 5 Years

Position at UBT: Executive Administrative Assistant

What do you like most about working at UBT: The people make it fun and enjoyable.  We are all a big happy family!

Interesting Fact: I started out my career as a copier technician andwas hired by Mike Stilwell in 1989.  I originally worked on copiers for about 5 years.

 

Employee Highlight - Emmanuel Mensah

Meet our employee, Emmanuel Mensah

Hometown: South Riding, VA

Tell us a little about yourself: I've worked for UBT since coming from Accra, Ghana. I have a wonderful family that includes a graduate in Cybersecurity, a Pre-Med student, United States Marine, High Schooler and  Elementary Schooler.  I enjoy mentoring the youth as a High School Soccer and Basketball coach. 

Years at UBT: 18 Years

Position at UBT: Technical Service Representative

What do you like most about working at UBT: I enjoy working at UBT learning about the different types of machines and customers.  UBT provides the necessary parts to repair the machines which allows me to provide our customers with quality services.  It puts a smile on my face when I am able to help and learn more about my customers.

Interesting Fact: Semi-Pro Soccer Player for Ghana National Team

 

Employee Highlight - Sharon Brent

Meet our employee, Sharon Brent

Hometown: Frederick, MD

Tell us a little about yourself: I began working at UBT a little over 9 years ago as the VA Contracts Representative.  I’ve enjoyed the challenges faced in a busy office and fortunate enough to work with the best in the business.  I am proud of my accomplishments and strive to learn more each day. I believe with hard work and perseverance you can achieve anything you set your mind to accomplish.

Years at UBT: 9

Position at UBT: Contracts Billing Manager

What do you like most about working at UBT: It’s humbling to work for a company that is passionate about community service and encourages our participation. The family like atmosphere is unique to UBT and I believe what encourages their employees to excel at the highest levels.

Interesting Fact: I am a science nerd but even more than that I love to slip on my ballet shoes and dance away my stress. 

 

Employee Highlight - David Sheehan

Meet our employee, David Sheehan

Hometown: Urbana, Maryland

Tell us a little about yourself: I am the father of 3 boys aging in range from 9 to 21 years old.  My oldest son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.  I am also a middle school school basketball and football coach for over 10 years.

Years at UBT: 5.5

Position at UBT: Service and Move Coordinator (2014 Operations Employee of the Year)

What do you like most about working at UBT: UBT treats all employees like family and takes care of us very well. 

Interesting Fact: I volunteer and mentor at the county recreation department. 

 

Employee Highlight - Luis Vallesteros

Meet our employee, Luis Vallesteros

Hometown: Valencia, Venezuela

Tell us a little about yourself: I was born in Venezuela and moved to the U.S. in 2012 for school. In 2016, I graduated from James Madison University with a B.B.A. in economics and started working at UBT right after graduation. 2017 has also been a big year, I got married this April and adopted a puppy.  I have enjoyed working with UBT and continually work on developing the skills required to be a great Account Executive.

Years at UBT: One

Position at UBT: Account Executive

What do you like most about working at UBT: I really enjoy the great dynamic in our sales team. It’s amazing how we are always there to help each other out. It is also great to have an amazing manager like Terence, his door is always open to talk, assist us with clients and answer any questions we may have. 

Interesting Fact: I learned English while playing soccer in a Real Madrid module in London, and from watching classic American TV shows like Seinfeld and CSI.

 

Employee Highlight - LeeAnne Baldwin

Meet our employee, LeeAnne Baldwin

Hometown: Middletown, Maryland 

Tell us a little about yourself: I have been working in the copier industry for about 8 years now (which is almost all my adult life!). Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my mom, my three dogs and being outdoors. I am a certified makeup artist but will be returning to school in the fall to pursue a degree in business management. I hope to one day own a animal sanctuary that focuses on rescuing pit bulls and bully breeds.

Years at UBT: 2 Years

Position at UBT: Supplies Representative

What do you like most about working at UBT: I love the family like atmosphere and the freedom to be who you are! I also love that as employees we feel appreciated – not only by our bosses but our other team members. UBT really allows you to grow and learn in a stress-free environment. There is never a dull moment around this place! 

Interesting Fact: Cooking is my favorite way to relax - besides being in nature. I have an unhealthy obsession with the tv show The First 48. 

 

Employee Highlight: Hau Lai

Meet our employee, Hau Lai

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Tell us a little about yourself: Hau "Employee of the Century" Lai is one of UBT's hardest working employees.  Hau manages the operations department at UBT and works diligently to coordinate with vendors, employees, and clients to make sure all equipment is delivered on-time and with impeccable customer service.  No matter the challenge, Hau always manages to exceed expectations. 

Years at UBT: 33 Years

Position at UBT: Operations Manager

What do you like most about working at UBT: Hau enjoys working with all the employees of UBT.

Interesting Fact: Great cook - shrimp fried rice is his specialty.