EMPLOYEE UPDATES

Updated: Sep 1, 2020


JACOB ALVARADO!

Please join me in welcoming Jacob Alvarado to Lone Star Communications as an Installer in the Grand Prairie office. Jacob began his employment on 8/17/20 under the supervision of Chris Bell. He brings more than 2 years of installation experience and has expertise in making and keeping the customer happy.

In Jacob’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

Welcome to the Lone Star Team Jacob! He can be reached at (817)683-4301 or jacob.alvarado@lonestarcom.com.


-Ramona Rook, Senior Human Resources Director




SHANIAH JONES!

Please join me in welcoming Shaniah Jones to Lone Star Communications as a Service Writer in the Grand Prairie office. Shaniah has been working as a temp for the last few months but eventually became a full time LSC employee beginning 08/17/20 under the supervision of Michael Langelier. She brings more than 4 years of customer service experience to the team.

In Shaniah’s spare time she enjoys spending time with friends & family, journaling & horse-back riding.

Welcome to the team Shaniah! She can be reached at (972)809-5632 or Shaniah.jones@lonestarcom.com .


-Ramona Rook, Senior Human Resources Director




CASEY LACKEY!


Please join me in welcoming Casey Lackey to Lone Star Communications as an Installer at our Grand Prairie location. Casey has been working as a temp for the last few months but became a full time LSC employee on Monday 8/24/20 under the supervision of Chris Bell. He brings more than 4 years of low voltage system experience & has expertise in telecommunications devices.

In Casey’s spare time he likes wake boarding, mountain biking, and building vehicles, plus doing anything activity like disc golfing, and messing with new gadgets on the market.

Welcome to the team Casey! He can be reached (214)604-0462 or casey.lackey@lonestarcom.com .


-Ramona Rook, Senior Human Resources Director





SHARLISA RALEY!


Please join me in welcoming Sharlisa Raley to Lone Star Communications as an Clinical Application Specialist-RN. Sharlisa is located at our Grand Prairie office and reports to Donna Montgomery. She brings more than 30 years of extensive and varied nursing experience and has expertise in clinical education, nursing administration, case coordination, quality, physician and nursing clinical workflow, and informatics. Sharlisa has a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a master’s degree in Nursing Informatics.

In her spare time, she travels (prior to COVID!), reads and spends time with her family.

Welcome Sharlisa to our team! She can be reached at (972)400-8325 (cell), (972)809-5673 (direct), or sharlisa.raley@lonestarcom.com .


-Ramona Rook, Senior Human Resources Director




PRAIRIE PAWS PET DRIVE!




How many of you remember SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunity, Threats)?

In January, we were invited to participate in the strategy planning meeting. Ah, I saw some of your light bulbs light up. YES, Thank you!!! What we do by participating in SEC’s monthly events helps strengthen our work culture. We, the Special Event Committee (SEC), have seen positive results from hosting the food drive.


We watched the enthusiasm ooze from your pores. We saw you interact with one another to formulate plans and ideas. Bet you thought no one knew 😉.

This resulted in Lone Star Communications Grand Prairie (LSGP) literally collecting a truckload of groceries for Mission Arlington last month (See photo).


They send a gracious thank you!!! SEC received so much positive feedback on this event from you guys.



Because of your great participation and enthusiasm, we decided to do another drive.


“Doing something with pets” was the second ranking response from February’s suggestion box when it comes to donations as a philanthropy project.


So SEC decided to tackle another important factor in the average household - the fur babies.

For the month of July, SEC found a local animal shelter, Prairie Paws Adoption Center, where we could donate some of the items from their wish list.


Teamwork went so well last time, everyone agreed to keep it as it was. Some teams wanted redemption at being the winners. The challenge began. SEC set the collection day to end at 30 days.


AND, in case you were wondering… I heard you pondering, LOL, "Was there an offer of a prize for the winning team for this event?" YES, there sure was.



The team that donated the most items would win Pizza for lunch from SEC.


We used graphics on the shout-out board to track donations per team (photo included).

The drive was very slow for the 1st two weeks, but then it picked up to a great pace. You all may have seen our tally system on the Grand Prairie shout-out board email that Melissa Terrell, from the Arkansas office, sent out each Monday. The Engineering/sales team started things off, but soon the Customer Service/Customer Experience team made their way on to the board with significant numbers.


In the end, the Customer Service/Experience team claimed the BIGGEST donor title for the event.






Erika Jones, Administration/Accounts Payable, and I scheduled a drop-off time to deliver the donations. We had a great time representing the company and getting to tour the Grand Prairie Animal Service building. We witnessed two kittens getting adopted!

Here are some of our pictures from our drop off and these weren't all of the donations in the photos. Our donations spilled out of the boxes. The items were being put to use as soon as we wheeled them into the facility.


Look at who came out to greet us, Mr. Hobbi and Event Coordinator Angellee.

Thank you so much for all your donations, they were already putting them to use as we left. 😊


We actually just received TWO Kurunda beds from one of your employees and coworkers!!!! Our dogs LOVE these. Thank you so much!!

-Angellee Vincent