Employee Spotlights

Karen Raven Karen Raven
Although my family roots are from the Deep South, I was born in Maywood, California. I lived in California almost 40 years before taking a position in sales which took me to Alabama. I have two siblings; my half-sister, Carrie who lives in Oklahoma and my identical twin, Vicki who lives about two blocks from me. Even though jobs have taken us in different directions, my twin has always lived close.

I have worked since I was 15 years old. I worked in restaurants, corporate office jobs, medical sales, and several management positions. During my high school and college days I played in a city softball league and traveled from city to city in Los Angeles to play softball. At that time, I held the record for the longest softball throw by any girl at our school, so of course, I always played, pitcher, third base, left field or rover.

I was married in my twenties and I had one daughter, Heather, (34) who is now married and lives in Nashville, TN. My daughter and her husband both graduated with law degrees and have been married for over 10 years. Both are huge fans of Auburn and the New Orleans Saints. I have one grandson, Julian who will be turning three this July. I remarried about 10 years ago to William (nicknamed-Reggie) who has one daughter, Dana, (42) who is a local realtor. She is married and lives in Henry County, GA. We have two adopted grandchildren, Hannah and Dylan who are from Russia; both are turning sixteen this summer. Reggie and I enjoy traveling whenever we get the chance, some of our favorite places we have explored are: England, Paris, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean Islands. We love to be on the lake in our boat where we can spend time relaxing and fishing.

I have been with Med One Group full time for six years this August. I really appreciate the opportunity to work here at Med One. It’s a wonderful company with outstanding employees whom I work with every day. There is a sense of pride I get from being able to do a job that I am so passionate about, and see the customer express their appreciation for the service/product we provide.

Michael Triplett Michael Triplett
I was born in Bremerton, Washington. Growing up my Father was in the Navy, so we moved around a lot. I ended up living the longest in Honolulu, Hawaii. We were there for 10 years. Before that I lived in San Diego, California and Charleston, South Carolina. I have two children. My son Riley, who is turning 16 this year. He loves Magic the Gathering, Star Wars, listening to music, as well as writing short stories. My youngest, Zoey is currently 6 months old. She is growing up quickly and I look forward to seeing her every day.

I spend my spare time with my wife and daughter as much as possible. I love cooking so on the weekends I tend to cook a big meal for my family. Whenever I get some free time I tend to play video games on my laptop or have a date night with my wife Joi. I’m a big geek so I enjoy comic books, comic book movies, and science fiction and fantasy novels. My favorite book is Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I also enjoy playing video games whenever I get a chance.

I work as a delivery driver here at Med One. I service the majority of Northern California. I do whatever I can to assist my coworkers with whatever is needed. Sometimes that means starting a few hours early to meet a delivery deadline, or working late to help out when a lot of deliveries come in. My favorite part of my job is that I get to help people in need. Delivering equipment to hospitals or care facilities, even something as minor as physical therapy equipment, makes a difference. I really enjoy the scenic views I get to see when I am driving early in the morning or towards the late night. A lot of the times I see some truly beautiful sights out there on the road. I feel it’s very relaxing and helps at times with the stress of traffic.

Garrett Breistig Garrett Breistig
I was born in Riverside California and have lived here my whole life. I am the oldest in my family and have a brother and a sister. I am happily married to my wife Kristi and we just celebrated our 16th anniversary on March 3rd. We have two kids, Zack who is 22 and recently graduated from Cal State, San Bernardino, and Marin, who is 17 and in her junior year of high school. We also have two dogs, Dexter and Luna. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

My hobbies include racing my drag boat, ‘Trophy Wife’ in the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. This is something that I get to share with my father Gary Breistig, and six other close friends. Our race team ‘Those Guys Racing’ is well known in the sportsmen’s ranks. ‘Those Guys Racing’ is a three-boat team with Crew Chief Gary Breistig, Dathan Calvert, Mike Noble, Greg Nicholson, Hugo McKinney and Darin Moilanen. My best elapsed time is 5.98 @ 138mph. We recently moved from the Top Eliminator class to Pro Eliminator, which is the second fastest class you can race in an open boat.

In November of 1999 I started my career in the medical field as a DSR with Universal Hospital Services. I left UHS in 2003 to take a Biomed job at Freedom Medical. In 2004 I saw an opportunity and formed a biomedical service company, Express Biomedical Services. I took over the biomedical service contract for the Freedom Medical Anaheim office. During this time, I worked with Dathan Calvert and Tom Lindsey, and had the pleasure of working with Med One. In 2016 I was giving the opportunity to join Med One Group as a Biomed Technician. This was an easy decision because I had seen over time how well Med One takes care of their customers and employees. What I like most about my job is that I play a part in providing patients and their families with quality equipment when they need it most. In the Corona branch, our manger, Dathan, truly cares about the end user of our equipment. He leads us to be responsive and make the process as simple as possible for our customers and patients. One rule we live by in Southern California is, “sick babies shouldn’t have to wait.”

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