Med One to One Summer/Fall 2021 ISSUE 68

Employee Spotlights

Jay Cantiberos Territory Sales Manager Jay Cantiberos Sacramento, CA
I was born in Renton, WA, and raised in Redmond, WA. My wife Pamela and I have one daughter, Jordan, who is 20 years old and is working on her business/marketing degree. She plans on doing medical sales. I have a half-sister named Jamie who lives in Washington state and just had her second child. I also have a grandmother who is 93 years young, living on her own and doing great. In my free time, I enjoy riding my mountain bike and walking my golden doodle. I also spend time with my family and friends

I graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of science degree and an associate degree in respiratory therapy. At Med One, I work as a rental sales account manager for Northern California. I love the interaction I have with my co-workers and customers on a daily basis. I also like bringing value to new customers in my territory. I feel we offer the best product and service in the industry.

Ben Erickson Territory Sales Manager Yolanda Dugarte Sandy, UT
I was born in Salt Lake City and lived there until I was seven when my parents moved to Brigham City. That’s where I graduated high school before going off to college. I attended several colleges before finishing up my bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah.

I met my wife, Alyson, in 2008, and we were married eight months later. We have five beautiful children and spend the majority of our time managing our busy family. We firmly believe that experiences are the building blocks to a successful life, so we try to create as many memorable moments as possible with our children. My wife is especially good at making holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries as fun and unique as possible.

I have a few hobbies that I work on as I’m able. I enjoy weight lifting and try to get to the gym a few times a week. I love to read, but it’s hard to sit down with a book, so I’ve been really enjoying my Audible subscription and listening to books during my commute to work. I like learning languages, and I’m currently studying Japanese. I also play the piano, and I like to try out new songs.

At Med One, I am a Territory Sales Manager for our rental division. One reason I really enjoy working here is that Med One is truly focused on the customer experience. There’s always something new to learn in my role, and management has encouraged me to continue adding to my skill set. One of the most rewarding parts of the job here is knowing that we are truly helping people. It doesn’t stop with delivering equipment to facilities. This equipment is actually helping to improve or even save people’s lives. I’ll occasionally hear back about a specific patient and how our equipment impacted their recovery. These are the moments that really make my day.

Malcolm Mckinzie Delivery Driver Yolanda Dugarte Hayward, CA
I was born and raised in Oakland, CA, and lived there until I was 16. I then moved to Batesville, Mississippi (just north of Memphis) and stayed in the South until ‘02, when I moved back to CA. So, my roots are a combination of the west coast and the south. As fate would have it, I ended up with my Jr. High sweetheart. We have been together ever since. My hobbies include martial arts and Bok Fu. I’ve been studying this discipline for just over four years now and am about to receive my purple belt.

I enjoy listening to good music; my favorites are classic rock, soul, and R&B. I like The Isley Brothers; Marvin Gaye; Stevie Wonder; and Earth, Wind & Fire. My favorite movies are classics, Bruce Lee movies, and documentaries about history and music. I really enjoy the Bay Area because of the wide variety of restaurants and cuisine. My favorites are Filipino food, Mexican, and good ole fashion BBQ. My partner and I love going out to restaurants.

I have been with Med One for two years, and I absolutely love the teamwork and the respect that we all have for one another. It is fun coming to work with happy people who love where they work, and I see smiles everywhere I turn. My deliveries and assignments bring out the knowledge and skills that I have been aching to put to use for a long time. Not to mention the positive acknowledgment and feedback I receive from my teammates – they encourage me to strive higher. I love it here because our work feels effortless; it’s because everyone comes together to get the task done. And I love seeing our customers. It’s what really motivates us to set the bar high. We always go the extra mile and try to add a personal touch to our deliveries.