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Employee Spotlight: Andrea Byer – Reconditioning Dept.

This month’s employee spotlight is Andrea Byer. She is a in our Buick/Kia Reconditioning department. Andrea has been with VanDevere for 11 years. In celebration of her anniversary and all she does for the company, we sat down with her for our Employ Spotlight.

VanDevere: Andrea, congrats on 11 years! And thank you for your dedication. What is the best thing about your job?

Andrea: The ability to have a flexible part time schedule so I can spend more time with my family.

VanDevere: That is awesome. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Andrea: It is a family-oriented company.

VanDevere: We have heard that before. What 3 words describe VanDevere?

Andrea: Enthusiastic, committed and integrity.

VanDevere: Enough about work, what do you like to do when not working?

Andrea: I enjoy spending time with my family, learning new things, creating art work, knitting, hiking, taking care of our chickens, and beekeeping.

VanDevere: Wow sounds like you have a lot to keep you busy when not at work. What inspires you?

Andrea: My kids

VanDevere: It is amazing to watch them grow. Fill in the blank: I once met __________!

Andrea: Bottom line Bender! 

VanDevere: YES!! Great answer. What is your favorite travel spot?

Andrea: I like exploring new places and national parks. Humboldt Redwood and Yellowstone National Park are my favorite so far.

VanDevere: They both seem like they would be beautiful. What is your favorite place in Akron to visit?

Andrea: I like taking the kids to the Akron Zoo.

VanDevere: It is a great local place! OK last one, what is your dream car?

Andrea: A new one.

VanDevere: Awe, well I am sure we can find someone to help you when you are ready for a new one. Thank you for taking time with us today. Congrats!

Employee Spotlight: Mike Robinson – Kia Sales & Leasing Consultant

This month we sat down with Kia sales associate, Mike Robinson. Mike has been with us for 8 years! Thank you for your time here! We appreciate you!

VanDevere: Hi Mike, thanks for sitting down with us and thank you for 8 great years! What is the best think about your job?

Mike: The people that I get to meet and helping them find their new car.

VanDevere: What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Mike: The family and relationships I have made here.

VanDevere: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Mike: I love music. I listen and play music.

VanDevere: What are your favorite types of music?

Mike: Gospel and R&B

VanDevere: Awesome. What inspires you?

Mike: My family! My wife of 25 years and my 2 girls!

VanDevere: Wow, 25 years! Congrats! Fill in the blank: I once met…..

Mike: Thank you! I once met Fred Hammond, he is a fantastic gospel artist!

VanDevere: Very cool. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Mike: Mind reading

VanDevere: That’s a good one. What is your favorite travel spot?

Mike: We love going to the Bahamas!

VanDevere: Great choice. What is your favorite local place to eat?

Mike: El Jalapenos

VanDevere: Ok last one, what is your favorite car?

Mike: a Lambo!

VanDevere: Sweet! Thank you for taking the time to sit with us! Congrats on 8 years!