Replacing Brent Wilson as the Account Manager over the Southern Region is Missouri resident, Jeremy White. He began working for Azteca on August 13, 2010. Jeremy was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and raised in Georgia, New Hampshire, and Nebraska. He was – as you may have guessed – an Army brat. Most of his family still lives in NH – and he doesn’t blame them at all!
Jeremy graduated in 1999 from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, with a BS in Geography with an emphasis in GIS and Geology. He has held several GIS positions throughout his career (all but one in Missouri), starting with GIS Manager at the Platte County Assessor’s Office, GIS Specialist at Midland GIS Solutions in Maryville, Account Manager at Esri (in Kansas), and GIS Manager at the City of Saint Joseph.
He and his wife, Shannen, will be celebrating 4 years of marriage in February of 2011. They have two children – a daughter, Paige, who is 10, and a son, Desmond, who will be 3 in November. He loves spending time playing with his children, and is an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. Recently while in Boston for the APWA Conference, he met Dustin Pedrioa (starting 2nd baseman for the Sox).
Interesting sidelight: Jeremy loves the stage. In the last year, he was involved with the local theater group in Saint Joseph and was cast in three productions – Of Mice and Men, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Lion in Winter.
Chris joined the Azteca team on August 23rd as Azteca’s Customer Relations Representative. Chris is a three-time graduate from the University of Utah in Emergency Management, Geography, and GIS. He worked as a mortgage professional (broker and later retail rep) and GIS Analyst Intern for Salt Lake County prior to coming to Azteca. He is excited to be part of the Azteca family and looks forward to a long career here.
While Chris was born in Salt Lake City, his family moved to Lansing, Michigan, when he was 2. After 10 years there, they spent 2 years in Phoenix, Arizona, and a year in St. George. He and his wife, Jen, and two children, Hailee (age 9) and Xander (age 4), live in Sandy. In August 2005, when his daughter was 3, they were vacationing on a sailboat for 2 weeks in the British Virgin Islands and spent the first couple of days in the turbulence of Tropical Depression Ten and the last 3 days in really rough water courtesy of Hurricane Katrina.
He is an avid swimmer and skier so both his children were on skis before age 2. When he can, he participates in the Utah Summer Games. He’s the current state record holder for the 50-m and 100-m breaststroke and 100-m freestyle. (A former teammate broke his 50-m freestyle and 100-m backstroke records this summer as he wasn’t there to defend them.) He also enjoys scuba diving.
Spencer joined Azteca as a part-time intern on August 9, 2010. Currently he attends LDS Business College where he’s working on an associate’s degree in General Studies. He plans to transfer to the University of Utah to study industrial-organizational psychology, so he can work to increase productivity. He is engaged to be married in the spring. Spencer enjoys wake boarding, snowboarding, and is a true University of Utah football fan!
While he was born and raised in Sandy, Utah, he served a two-year LDS mission in Novosibirsk, Russia, located on the Asian continent in the middle of Russia. Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia (after Moscow and Saint Petersburg) and the largest city of Siberia. He spent a year in eastern Russia near the Mongolian border in an area with a strong Asian culture, not the stereotypical Russian culture that comes to mind. He endured two Siberian winters with temperatures hitting as low as -43 degrees Fahrenheit. Something you may not know about Siberia is that residents there enjoy all four seasons – to the extreme – so summer temperatures are in the 90s for at least a few weeks of the year.
Previously he worked in the call center as a 2010 Census agent/enumerator (because he could speak Russian) until the census was completed.