By: Terry Lackmeyer, My Pet’s Brace Customer Service Representative
Last month we blogged about how braces are made. This month we thought you would like to meet the folks that make those braces. Their expertise and attention to detail ensure every device is made to the highest standards.
Jeremy Amos – Production Manager
Jeremy has lived in the area his entire life, having grown up in nearby Gibraltor, Pennsylvania. He received his associate degree in business administration from Penn State Berks campus and has been creating braces with us for 3 ½ years.
When not making braces, Jeremy enjoys guitar playing and has played in several local bands. He also enjoys cooking, especially barbecuing, camping, outdoor adventures, attending concerts, and watching movies.
He currently resides with three roommates and a sweet pit bull mix named Sam.
Mike Stangl – Technician
Mike grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from West Chester University, then went on to receive his Master of Theology from Dallas Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He returned to the area in 1993 and now resides in Gap, Pennsylvania.
After pursuing the ministry for twenty-three years, Mike was ready for a change. His additional mechanical expertise has served him well and he has been with us for 4 ½ years.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys woodworking, furniture repair and refinishing, history, genealogy, and archeology. Mike resides with his wife and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Mindy, and Bella. He has two grown children, a boy, and a girl.
Michael Gallagher – Technician
Michael grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He spent two years studying theatre arts at Arcadia University and is currently studying computer science at Delaware County Community College. Before starting with us, Michael worked at Home Depot and spent several years in the foodservice industry.
Michael currently lives in Pottstown with his girlfriend, Alice, and two ferrets, Nibbler and Niffler. He holds a third-degree black belt in American Kenpo, a form of martial arts, and has spent the last seven years as a volunteer at Preston’s and Steve’s Yearly Camp Out for Hunger, one of the largest food drive events in the nation. In his spare time, Mike enjoys walks, the beach, and hanging out with friends.
Martin Reph – Technician
Martin is the latest addition to the My Pet’s Brace family. He grew up in the nearby East Greenville/ Pennsburg area of Pennsylvania and attended Lehigh University where he studied archeology. Prior to joining us, he spent 5 years working in the prosthetics and orthotic industry.
Martin currently resides in Pottstown with his wife, Emily, and five children. His family includes a pet bullfrog, Pigu, and two bunnies, Sandy and Kiwi. In his spare time, Martin enjoys sculpting.