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Employee Spotlight- Jana McKinniss

This month’s Employee Spotlight features, Jana McKinniss, our Warehouse Supervisor.  Jana has been with Fanimation for over 15 years!  Her first position at Fanimation was building Palisade and Islander fans.  Her work ethic and management skills have led to a series of promotions over the years.  Currently, she manages the warehouse organization and inventory.

Jana’s colleagues had some great things to share about her:

Jeff Wishek said, “Jana is always very personable, friendly, dedicated, and determined.  She makes thing happen.”

Nathan Frampton said, “Jana is smart and has grown with the company.  She is a team player and is extremely loyal.”

Sandy Callahan said, “Jana is an extremely hardworking individual that has worked her way up to supervising the warehouse.  She is very knowledgeable and a true Fanimation Team player.  She has a wicked sense of humor that I truly enjoy!”

Tom Frampton said, “Jana is not afraid to speak her mind and she does so in a style all of her own.”

Angie Castle said, “Jana is a wonderful supervisor.  She is diligent, hard working and dedicated to the shipping and warehouse department at Fanimation. We as a team learn from her daily.  She is upbeat and fantastic to work for.  Jana keeps her employees motivated and she is always here if you need her.”

What is your proudest moment at Fanimation?

All of them…HA!  Just the fact that I have been working here for so long and that I work for such great people.  No I’m not sucking up. When I describe my work environment and how well we are treated to my friends they all comment on how lucky I am and ask if I can hook them up.  😉

 Where is your favorite place to eat?

Texas Roadhouse!  Yee-Ha!

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? 

It’s a toss up between Ireland, Romania, or Scotland.

Tell us three things most people don’t know about you…

  1. I am starting to get into Kundalini and crystals,
  2. I have an obsession with ancient civilizations and learning about them from all areas of the world, and
  3. I typically will not even attempt watching a movie unless it is of the horror genre.

What’s on your iPod?

Everything from Native American flute music to GWAR.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Juliette Lewis for me.  Of course, this means Woody Harrelson would have to play my husband.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

First, I would pay off all of my debts.  Then it would be on like Donkey Kong.

What is your favorite drink?

Mountain Dew (non-alcoholic) and Captain  & Coke (alcoholic).

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?

  1. A small select group of people,
  2. Building materials including solar panels, and
  3. Clothes.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

I honestly can’t think of any.  I do not embarrass easily.

What is the first concert you attended?

Offspring with Rancid opening.  It was also my first time in a mosh pit and crowd surfing.  I was hooked afterwards.  Although, I just turned 40 so I definitely felt the moshing the next morning.  Now, I typically stand on the outskirts of the mosh pit and push the youngins back in.

What is your favorite sports team?

San Francisco 49’ers and just the throw it in, my least favorite would be the Shehawks [misspelled intentionally].

1 Comment

  1. Claudia Spina

    Message to Jana
    Dear Jana, It was such a pleasure to know a little bit more about you. I enjoy very much the way you handle the wharehouse and specially the way you care and attend all of my dificult requests of the brazilian way of working.
    You are a very special person!
    I am addicted to crystals as well.
    Regards from Brazil

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