Employee Spotlight: David Tracy

We’re so happy to shine the spotlight on our very own Facility Maintenance Team member, David. Recently David has earned our prestigious Circle of Excellence, Employee of the Quarter Award! As a beloved member of the Paper Mart family for a little over 6 years, David is known for being a champion of Paper Mart’s core values, his cheery disposition, and amazing work ethic. Join us as we get to know a little more about David here!

Paper Mart Team Member, David Tracy smiling with a paint roller

About David

Paper Mart Team Member, David Tracy painting on the walls

How long have you been a part of the Paper Mart team? 6-½ years.

What do you do here? What does a typical day at work look like? Facility Maintenance. At Paper Mart, I never know what to expect! I could be painting one day and the next doing something else. That’s why I love my job – it’s never really a routine for me. I’m kind of the go-to for everyone. Whatever they need me to do, I’ll jump in and help!

What do you like best about working at Paper Mart? What’s your favorite Paper Mart memory?

I love the family environment and how we all come together to help each other out. When I first started at Paper Mart, I was determined to learn everything I could as fast as I could. I started in Sorting, then moved onto Shipping, then I was asked if I could help with Maintenance and now here I am. You know, the chance to work with everyone in all of these departments was really great. 

Before Paper Mart, what was the most unusual/interesting job you had?

Oh, I worked at my church before Paper Mart, a couple of temp jobs. I also worked at McDonnell Douglas (the Boeing Company) for 9 years – I painted the parts for all the planes.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love the ocean. My wife and I like to go for drives together up and down the coast. We also like to go on cruises and travel. Our 30th anniversary is coming up and we’re looking at going to Tahoe!

If you had to eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Lobster! Seafood. Any kind. I’ve had lobster with filet mignon, linguini with clam sauce…etc.

Would you rather go back in time or in the future? Why?

Oh, I’d like to do both. First I’ll say, the future. Since I already know what happened in the past. I’d like to see what the future holds.

But I’d also like to go to the past and see if I could do a few things differently. When I was in high school I was in band and played the saxophone, I’d like to have continued that. I would have also loved to be a fireman.

What were you like as a kid?

Curious. A little bit of a troublemaker. 

What was the first concert you attended?

I’ve been to so many. Wow. Elton John. This was back in the late 70’s.

What’s your all-time favorite TV show?

Any detective crime show. I binge-watched Cold Case. What I like about it is that the show starts out in the time it happens and the people involved get a chance to see what happened from a different perspective.

What is your favorite Paper Mart product and why do you love it?

I really like the bows, the ones that you pull. I use them for gifts. I also really like the gift wrap. It’s really good quality.

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