Meet The Staff: Toby Martin

Welcome back to Meet The Staff! Today’s focus will be on one of Pot-O-Gold‘s newest members, Toby Martin. Toby was born Feb 4, 1988 and is from San Angelo, TX. He has been working for Pot-O-Gold as a pump truck driver for about 4 months, but he has been a pump truck driver for about two and a half years working for other companies. Toby was raised by his grandparents and is now married to his beautiful wife and became a stepfather to his 2 wonderful daughters. When he has the time, Toby likes to visit different beaches with his wife. Idealy, one day he would love to visit the beaches of the Caribbean Islands. On game day, Toby likes to watch the Dallas Cowboys play.

Now for some interesting factoids!

If an actor were to play Toby in a movie, he would like to cast Mark Whalberg to play the role because “he’s a good actor and one of my favorites.” Heavy Metal gets Toby motivated in the morning. There is nothing quite like some Metallica or Pantera to get your blood pumping in the morning! To wind down, Toby turns on some country music. His best attribute is his work ethic. He works hard and is dedicated to anything he sets his mind to. We need more people in the world like Toby. His most unusual habit is the he “vapes all day, every day.” #vapenation His dream car is a lamborghini. There is nothing quite like the sound of a lambo is there? If Toby could meet any person, he would meet Eminem because he relates to him and he sees him as a good person. One of the most special things about Toby is that he is extremely loyal. When growing up, Toby wanted to be a rock star. I think we have all had this dream. Standing on stage with thousands of people in the audience cheering you on. You’re back to back with Joe Satriani, shredding amazing dual guitar solos that just blow the roof off of the venue. Yea…Toby’s most fond memory is his wedding. It was there that he married the love of his life and it was the last time he saw his grandmother before she passed away. If given the choice to visit anywhere in the word, Toby would like to visit the Bahamas. You can tell that this man really loves the sand between his toes and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. The smell of the sea is just intoxicating. Toby’s big bucketlist items are to own a lambo, to drive a nascar or any car that goes over 200mph, and to hang out with the Dallas Cowboys. His guilty pleasure is ice cream! He tends to eat way too much, but who can blame him. It’s so tasty! His first celebrity crush was Pamela Anderson. I have a feeling Toby used to watch a lot of Baywatch when he was younger. The best piece of advice Toby has ever received is “Always trust in our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and give faith a fighting chance.” His grandparents wrote that in the first bible they bought him. Toby’s first job was working at a fast food restaurant called Best Fried Chicken. At least it wasn’t at Los Pollos Hermanos. To bring things to an end, if Toby could have one superpower, he would love to have the power of invisibility.

Thank you for reading this weeks Meet The Staff. We will be back next friday with another!

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Meet The Staff: Daniel Pacheco

Welcome back to Meet The Staff! Today’s focus is on Daniel Pacheco, a nine month long Pot-O-Gold employee. I like to call 9 month long employees POG babies…because you know…babies take 9 months in the oven…yeah…bad joke. ANYHOW! Daniel was born August 9, 1978 and is from Denver, Co and Waxahachie, Tx. Daniel is a single father of six beautiful children. He is definitely a family man, and as a family man, his ideal vacation would to be to go visit his family in Denver! In Daniel’s free time, he enjoys playing video games (easily my favorite pastime) and playing with his kids. When it comes to food, he enjoys Chinese and Mexican.

Now for a little bit of Q & A!

What actor would you want to play you in a movie?

Al Pacino

What music get you motivated for the day?

Rock / Country

What do you feel is your best attribute?

Hard working and loyal

What is you most unusual habit?

I’m a clean freak

If you could have any car, what would it be?

I want a BMW MS

If you could meet one person, past or present, who would it be and why?

Al Pachino because he is a good person and actor

What is something special about you most people don’t know?

I have a bit heart.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a pilot.

What is one of you most fond memories?

My children being born.

Have you ever had a nickname?

Yes, Checo.

If you could visit one place in the world, where would you go?

Russia

What three things would you put on your bucket list?

Skydiving, driving a nascar, flying a plane.

What is one guilty pleasure you have?

chocolate

Who was your first celebrity crush?

Emma Stone (this man has a great taste in women)

What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

Men want respect and women want to be loved, so men must love to get respect from a woman.

What was your first job?

What-A-Burger

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Super speed

 

Meet The Staff: Norman Collins Jr.

Welcome back to Meet The Staff! Today’s subject is Norman Collins Jr, a gentleman who has been a pump truck driver for Pot-O-Gold since November 2016. Norman was born February 5, 1971, is from Baton Rouge, La, and has 3 children with his beautiful wife. In his free time he likes to make music; a fantastic hobby if I do say so myself. Norman is a lover of fine surf n’ turf. His favorite is steak and shrimp from Ruth’s Chris Steak House. opulence! His Ideal vacation would be an all-inclusive trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Now for some Q and A!

What actor would you want to play you in a movie?

Boris Kodjoe. People said that we looked alike

What music gets you motivated for the day?

Any kind.

What do you feel is your best attribute?

I try to be a good listener.

What is your most unusual habit?

eating sunflower seeds.

If you could have any car, what  would it be?

It would be a full-sized Denali.

If you could meet one person, past or present, who would it be and why?

Tupac. Very smart person and seemed like he would be fun to hang around.

What is something special about you most people don’t know?

That I used to act.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A professional basketball player.

What is one of you most fond memories?

The day my wife and i got married.

Have you ever had a nickname?

yes i did.

If you could visit one place in the world, where would you go?

Rome (Vatican)

What three things would you put on your bucket list?

Trip to Rome, Visiting Medjegoria, and traveling to Australia.

What is one guilty pleasure you have?

Not knowing when to stop eating shrimp.

Who was your first celebrity crush?

Nia Long.

What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

You can’t change what has been done so accept it and make the best of it.

What was your first job?

Customer Service rep for Delta Airlines.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

To heal people of their illnesses.

Meet The Staff: Alisha Ard

Welcome back to Meet The Staff! Today’s subject is Alisha Ard, an employee of Pot-O-Gold for many years although not all at once. She worked for Pot-O-Gold from 2006-2010 then came back in Feb of 2016 and “been lovin it ever since!” She was born May 25, 1975 and is from Bastrop, LA. She currently resides in Albany, LA.

Alisha loves spending time with her family and friends. She also fancies wearing her hair in a ponytail. It’s kind of her signature look. She has a 20 year old daughter named Hailey and a cat named Bojangles who has bojangles.

“I am a Gemini and I do love long walks on the beach. Im a lover of most foods – but will die if I eat pistachios.”

Now for a little Q & A!

What actor would you want to play you in a movie? Why?

Resse Witherspoon because shes cute & charming.

What music gets you motivated for the day?

I need my Jesus music to inspire me and motivate me for the day. I LOVE THE LORD.

What do you feel is your best attribute?

My love for my fmaily, friends, & god.

What is your most unusual habit?

When i stretch, I’m so dang LOUD because I have to make a noise.

If you could have any car, what would it be?

I keep it simple. I like my Kia, but if i splurged, A Mazarati and a Bugatti. 1 Purple. 1 Gold. Geaux Tigers.

If you could meet one person, past or present, who would it be and why?

Marilyn Monroe

What is something special about you most people dont know?

I have a huge heart! HUGE! I can’t stand to see people or animals suffer.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a funeral cosmetologist.

What is one of your most fond memories?

Time with my friends – especially Melissa

Have you ever had a nickname?

My boss calls me Oster House.

If you could visit one place in the world, where would you go?

Greece because the ocean is beautiful.

What three things would you put on your bucket list?

I want to win the lottery and travel the world.

What is one guilty pleasure you have?

Desserts.

Who was your first celebrity crush?

Kirk Cameron

What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

Kill them with kindness.

What was your first job?

Babysitting.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

I want to snap my fingers and be completely bathed with makeup and hair done and completely dressed.

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Meet The Staff: Stephen Forbes

Welcome back to Meet The Staff. Today’s focus is on Stephen Forbes, a man who is been working for Pot-O-Gold for 4.5 years as a pump truck driver. “I enjoy working alone and viewing the sights on the road.” Stephen was born April, 14, 1990 and is from Amite, LA.

In his free time Stephen likes to go fishing and camping. I guess it’s appropriate that his favorite food is baked fish.

Stephen’s ideal vacation is to spend time in northern Alaska.

Now for some interesting facts!

What music gets you motivated for the day?

Classic Rock and Classic Country.

What do you feel is your best attribute?

Good work ethinc.

If you could have any car, what would it be?

Mustang Shelby GT500

If you could mee one porson, past or present, who would it be and why?

My dad’s dad because he died when i was 4 so i didn’t really get to know him.

What did you want to be when you grow up?

Fire fighter.

What is one of your most fond memories?

Graduating high school.

Have you ever had a nickname?

Stevie, Step Hen, Stevie Wonder

If you could visit one place in the world, where would you go?

Northwest Canada

What are 3 things on your bucketlist?

Win the lottery, Have a big ranch in Montana, and Travel the U.S.

What is one guilty pleasure you have?

Eat a while carton of Blue Bell ice cream in one day.

What was your first celebrity crush?

never had one.

What was the best piece of advice you ever recieved?

Do unto others as you would have others do to you.

What was your first job?

Working at Ferrara’s Fire Apparatus

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Walk through walls?

 

Meet The Staff: Joseph Gonzales

Welcome back to Meet The Staff; the blog where Pot-O-Gold’s employees reveal the embarrassing truths about themselves for the world to read! We have reformatted the blog to give you more insight into what makes our employees tick. Today’s subject is Joseph Gonzales, a 4-year veteran of Pot-O-Gold. He works as a pump truck driver and a
roll-off driver. This gentleman was born January 15, 1964 and is from Houston, TX. He is the father of three sons, two of whom are married, with five children among them.

In Joe’s spare time, he is a bit of a cinephile. He loves watching movies! He also enjoys racing cars whenever the chance presents itself. His favorite foods are “American” foods, and he loves Salt Grass Steak House!  Who can blame him? His ideal vacation would be to spend some time in Las Vegas.

Now for Q&A!

What actor would you want to play you in a movie? why?

Tyler Perry because he came from nothing and made something of himself.

What music gets you motivated for the day? 

Pure Country!

What do you feel is your best attribute?

Dedication!

What is your most unusual habit?

Hellcat

Biting my nails.

If you could have any car, what would it be?

A Hellcat! 

If you could meet one person, past or  present, who would it be and why?

President Kennedy.

What is something special about you most people don’t know?

I’ve got a big heart.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a police officer!

What is one of your most fond memories?

Birth of my family.

Have you ever had a nickname?

Yes, Big Joe.

If you could visit one pleace in the world, where would you go?

Spain.

What three things would you put on your bucket list?

SHARON STONE at amfAR Milano

Meet Bush Sr, drive a drag car, and visit the white house.

What is one guilty pleasure you have?

Chocolate. 

Who was your first celebrity crush?

Sharon Stone!

What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

Treat others the way you wish to be treated.

What was your first job?

A grocery sacker.

Finally, if you could have one superpower, what would it be?

The ability to heal others!

Meet The Staff: Vita Dowell

Welcome back to Meet The Staff! Today’s focus is on Vita Dowell. Vita was born August 2, 1962 and is from Tickfaw, LA. She has been an employee for Pot-O-Gold for 4 years working as a secretary/ customer service representative. “I love working here. I have great bosses and the girls in the office are treated very well.”

Vita has been married to Joe Dowell for 20 years and they have a 15 year old daughter together named Madison. She also has 3 fur babies; doggos named Bambi, Carly, and Chloe. She also has a feathered friend named Pretty Girl (Girly.)

In her free time, Vita likes to drink coffee above all else. She also enjoys fishing, reading, social media, and playing on her phone.

As for food, she loves seafood from Middendorf’s. She tends to favor fried shrimp, catfish, boiled shrimp, and lobster.

Vita’s ideal vacations would be to camping in Grand Isle for the weekend, spending some time in Europe, and to go on an Alaskan cruise.

Some other interesting information about Vita: She is a member of Eagle Heights Community Church and she loves spending time with her family.

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