It’s really, really neat when we’re working down there to think, “Hey, this could end up in someone’s mouth,” for example. I love being able to see my work and say, “I made that!” It’s a great feeling. I love making products that we know will help improve lives, too.
The photo was taken at Dollar Lake, which is in the high Uinta mountain range here in Utah. It’s on the trail to Kings Peak. I was up there with a youth group as their leader. One morning, another one of the leaders and I woke up super early to get some pretty shots of the lake.
One of the things that I was most impressed with about Ultradent was how long people have been here. I was with a company before this where they had a lot of turn-over, and then I came here and saw that there were people who had worked here for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years or more and that’s not an uncommon thing!
I used to work more one-on-one with Dr. Fischer because when I started the company was so small. There were only 125 people here when I started and now there are over 1,500 employees! It’s incredible. We worked directly with each other for a long time and I loved it because he’s high-energy, and I love people like that…
I enjoy coming to work every single day. I love working with the people. They are everything. It makes the biggest difference. There have been days the last couple of years where things in life were hard and my team would always say to me, “Come in to work tomorrow, we’ll make you laugh, we’ll make you happy,” and they do!