“I’m trying to write a novel. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and you 'win' by writing 50,000 words in a single month. This year, I’m a 'NaNo Rebel' - instead of writing 50,000 words, I’m going to do 50 hours of researching, outlining, and interviewing. It’s a creative non-fiction project about my husband’s grandma surviving the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, and to really give it the justice it deserves, I need to do some serious planning before I start writing. I’ve started and stopped this project a few times, but I think making it my #NaNoWriMo project will give it the momentum I’ve been missing. Hers is a story that needs to be told. They all are.” #FacesofFMA
Mary Blasberg, Web Design, 6 months with Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.
“I saved a guy from jumping off a bridge once. My friend and I were driving home and spotted a man sitting on the guard rail, and at first I thought it seemed odd, but, hey, maybe he’s just waiting for the bus. Then I realized that was kind of ridiculous on a bridge, so I turned back around to see what’s up. On the second pass, he’s still just sitting, so we flip another U-turn and decide to head home. But by the third pass, we notice his legs have moved to the other side of the railing. My instinct made me stop the truck. I run over to the guy and grab him just as he falls off the bridge. So, there we are – I’m holding him awkwardly as he dangles and trying to reassure him everything is going to be okay. It felt like 10 minutes had passed before my friend ran over to help me lift the guy back over. Later I find out the man is grateful for a second chance at life, and my friend and I receive the Good Samaritan award from the city of Milwaukee.” #FacesofFMA
Scott Andrzejewski a.k.a. “Scott A to Z”, Engineer, 3+ years with Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.
“When I was young, I loved animals and enjoyed watching Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom so I thought it would be cool to be a zookeeper. Growing up in a family with seven children though my parents didn’t need a dog or cat to add to the mayhem. They did however take us for regular visits to the Milwaukee County Zoo. I had fun reading up on and memorizing many species of animal. While my career path took me in a different direction, I like to think between my 135-pound Irish Wolf Hound puppy, a Cocker Spaniel, a Beta fish, and the many associates I work with here at Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc., I’m still getting a small taste of the zookeeper experience.” #FacesofFMA
Drew Govek, Senior Project Manager, 37 years with Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.
"Awhile back I took a sewing class. I’m big into anime and video games and wanted to be able to design my own cosplay costumes for the conventions. Not surprisingly, I was the odd man out in the class, but thanks to my 3D background, I managed to find my way around a sewing machine pretty well. Who knew my training as a model maker would come in handy for a pillowcase and zipper pouch assignment. Fast forward, and I now have a my own sewing station at home complete with dress form and Singer sewing machine." #FacesofFMA
Brad Ritter, Model Maker, 4 years with Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.