Med One to One Spring/Summer TWENTY TWENTY ISSUE 63

Employee Spotlights

Lisa Woods Territory Sales Manager - So Cal Lisa Woods I was born and raised in Southern California and have lived here all my life. I recently moved to Orange County and love it! I’m single with two amazing daughters that I couldn’t be more proud of. They are both grown, successful, and living their best lives, so I know I did my job well as their mom.

I love nature and animals...all kinds. I love being outdoors, so living in Southern California suits me well. I am a huge animal lover and even feed the squirrels in the neighborhood. I also enjoy collecting crystals and minerals; I love how each piece is so unique and forms naturally from the earth. In my spare time, I am very active. Friends and family are very important to me. I love to travel and do so every time I get the chance. I've been to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

In college, I bounced around a lot before finally studying business and accounting at The University of La Verne. At Med One, I serve hospitals and post/sub-acute facilities with rentals of medical equipment. It truly is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had, and I love what I do. The best part of working for Med One is being able to go to sleep every night knowing that I've helped people and, in some cases, may have even helped to save a life. During one of my first weeks of employment, I was able to go out on route with the delivery drivers, and we delivered a ventilator to a NICU. I remember the parents being there as we rolled the vent in and the looks on their faces knowing that the piece of equipment we were bringing in was going to save the life of their newborn child. I knew at that moment that I was where I was meant to be.

Sergio Reyes Operations Manager - La Mirada, CA Sergio Reyes I was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA. I’m the youngest of seven kids and an uncle to 16 nieces and nephews; ages range from 7 years old to 30 years old. After high school, I bounced around and lived in Texas and Riverside County for about three years. Once back in Orange County, I found the love of my life, Michelle. Together, we have three beautiful boys: Christopher Ray, 16; William Alexander, 3; and Andrew Daniel, 1.

I enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors with the family. My family and I have a love for sports and enjoy attending as many Dodgers and Angels baseball games as possible. When I’m not working, you can find me running the bases on the baseball diamond. I’ve been playing competitive softball for 17 years, and I’ve had the luxury of traveling to Oregon, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Texas to compete in World Final tournaments on multiple occasions. I can’t wait for my boys to start playing ball so I can teach them what I know.

I am proud to say that I am the La Mirada Operations Manager. Being part of Med One is more than just a "job." I've worked a variety of jobs, and I can say hands down that I love coming to work. The career choice of being part of Med One is the best decision I have made, not only because of the impact that we have on people’s lives but because of the great people I work with. This truly is what motivates me day in and day out.

Gloria Pedroza Operations Support Specialist - La Mirada Gloria Pedroza I was born and raised in Los Angeles and grew up around the Whittier area. However, I have worked the majority of my life in Orange County. I am married to a wonderful husband, Javier, and have a beautiful daughter, Christine. Both my husband and daughter are California State Polytechnic Pomona graduates in Industrial Engineering and History, respectively.

I enjoy reading books, traveling, and learning to cook. And using a project-centric viewpoint, I make it fun by setting goals such as traveling to all of the 21 California Missions (6 more to go!) as well as cooking my way through every recipe – Julie/Julia style – albeit my husband is still the better cook. My family enjoys traveling, and we have been fortunate enough to visit Japan, Europe, Canada, and Mexico. While I do enjoy spending time with my family, I am trying to find ways to help others. Recently, I was introduced to an organization called Comfort In A Box, where I volunteered to fill boxes with slippers and blankets for mothers who stay the night at the Children's Hospital, comforting their child. I hope to do more in helping others.

Going up north to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo has become our get-away for the past several years. And during this time, we have discovered the small town of Cambria along the coast near San Simeon. We love taking long walks on the boardwalk and enjoy watching the sunset. We try to visit Cambria as much as we can!

I graduated from California State Fullerton with a BA in Business Admin with a focus on Information Systems and Accounting. The majority of my career was with Beckman Coulter (Danaher), where I gained experience working in Contracts, Sales & Services, and IT Support. Working in these departments has provided me with a better understanding of customer service.

I am currently the Operations Service Specialist for Southern California, and my focus is on providing excellent customer service. I enjoy the challenge of my job – but most of all, I enjoy the people I work with. It is a wonderful team, and we all work well together. This teamwork, along with the support from management, allows me to assist our customers at a high level and handle the challenges that come up, such as finding new and efficient ways to improve the way work is accomplished. Overall, I am very happy to have found Med One and plan to continue to establish long term relationships with my co-workers and customers.

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