This month, April 16th to be exact will mark three years since Jen Meshyock has joined the Centralized Support team here at Mammoth Restoration. Over the past three years, we’ve watched Jen grow into a Team Coordinator role at Mammoth where she’s displayed inquisitiveness that has helped drive changes in how we operate and support the teams in the field that help our communities. Jen is quick to bring a quick-witted joke and elements throughout the workday that helps elevate everyone around her. We’re extremely happy to have Jen as a part of the Mammoth team and look forward to watching her continued growth, personally and professionally.
Join us in learning a little more about Jen and why she might just have a future in professional wrestling.
How long have you worked at Mammoth?
Coming up on three years now
How has Mammoth helped you in your career development?
They have challenged me, definitely challenged me. But it all has been good stuff, like teaching me to be more assertive, being a better team member, learning to speak up and it has also helped me grow personally as well.
What’s the most rewarding part about working for Mammoth Restoration?
The rewarding part for me is the flexibility Mammoth has allowed me for being a mom. My son was sick for the first two years. I never received any push back from that. They respected that my family was first. It makes me respect them so much more knowing they have my back and are there for me. I know they are there for me if something comes up. It took me a while to trust that they were there for me. They respect and trust my judgment.
Who would win in a wrestling match between you and Tim Haas?
Oh man, Tapout Timmy is going to love this!! This match has already happened! Before I worked here I was at a Mammoth PSU football tailgate and Tim and I kept jabbing at each other, jokingly. Long story short we both squared off, he shot in, I put him in a chokehold and he tapped out. Boom, done! Fast forward a few years later and now he is my supervisor, haha! He will NEVER live this down and a rematch will not happen! Jen – 1, Tim – 0
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Mammoth, whose job would you want?
I would really like to go with Turk one day and listen to the conversations he has and how he is planning on growing the business. It is more for my professional growth so I can understand more about business. I am inquisitive enough to want to know why we do it a certain way and why not that way.
What advice do you have for prospective Mammoth candidates?
Stay true to yourself be honest and upfront and take ownership. It’s ok to fail here, they will help you grow in your failures. It’s not like you fail and they say ok, bye!
What are 3 words to describe Mammoth?
Caring, Trustworthy, & Honest
What do you like most about Mammoth?
I like that they challenge you and allow you to grow and help you to grow in more ways than one.
Best vacation you’ve been to?
Tennessee the Smokey mountains – It was for my honeymoon, we’ve been married 6 years.
Do you have a favorite quote?
My mom always said it. From the Reba Macintyre song Fancy
“To thine own self be true” Reba Macintyre
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us?
I was prom queen. I was a punk rock chick and would wear men’s clothing. I am weird and quirky.
If you could be a fly on the wall – who would you want to listen in on?
I have been asked this question before. My husband always jokes because when we are out to dinner I will literally be listening to the conversation 3 tables down is having. I don’t know why I do this? Maybe not to listen… but to watch. I’d love to be a fly on a wall at any zoo/animal sanctuary. I enjoy watching animals interact and just love them in general. In fact, growing up I wanted to be a Vet or Zoologist. I grew up in the country so I would study bones that I found in the woods and collect them. I was always looking for fossils, catching rabbits, watching birds, etc. It’s just something that makes me happy. 🙂
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to kayak, fish and spend time with my family.
You mentioned being a Punk Rock chick — What’s your favorite Punk Song?
Hands down any Rise Against song but if I had to pick a favorite – Blood to Bleed.
What’s something you’re looking to accomplish or do in the next year?
Personally, I am working on my debt, paying off school loans, and the mortgage – that type of stuff.
Professionally, I would like to have a satellite office and run it, which is more like a 5-year goal, in the Harrisburg area.
Would you rather be liked or respected .. and why?
Respected. Anyone can like someone. Respect is on an entirely different level. It shows that they will trust my judgment, listen to me and understand my intention even if they don’t necessarily agree.
Any Thank You’s and Shoutouts?
The upstairs team and everyone at Mammoth. Especially the ones who have been with us for the last 3 years. Big Shout out to Tim Haas, he is my supervisor and always gives me good candid feedback. Whether it is stuff I want to hear or not, he has pushed me. He was down my throat the first year non-stop but now I know and understand why. I appreciate his intentions and help in driving my professional growth. Danielle for getting me here.
If you’re interested in working at Mammoth Restoration we’re always looking for “A-Players.”