What are we most proud of at Pillar Properties? Without question the answer to that is always our team members. They are the heart and soul of our properties and they bring our commitment to being Quietly Awesome to life. We think our team members are so cool that it’s not fair to keep them to ourselves.
Welcome to our People of Pillar Properties series, where you’ll get a chance each month to get up close and personal with our team. Today we meet two of the people that make Stadium Place rock.
Tyler Patton, Maintenance Supervisor joined us in 2012 from our sister company, Merrill Gardens, and he has an incredible passion for solving problems with efficient and clever solutions. Tyler thrives on working with residents and he gets lots of positive feedback for his work.
Markus Lytle, Maintenance Technician, joined us recently and has already set himself up for success with his excellent skills and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
And since we already know that Tyler and Markus are great at what they do, we thought it would be fun to do a little detective work and find out what really makes them tick. So we asked them some weird questions:
- Random fact:
It took a bit of convincing, but they finally told us! Growing up, Markus was in a bowling league for eight years! Scoring 250 points or more every time he played.
Tyler was an avid backpacker, he traveled through the Grand Canyon with friends, first in seventh grade, then again a few times in high school. He shared that his survival truly depended on his preparedness—and he’s always prepared now.
- If you could be any animal…
While Tyler is an outgoing and lively person, he confided that he would love to be a Sloth so he could sleep all day.
On the other hand, Markus wanted to be more adventurous and would like to be a Siberian Tiger so he could have dangerous claws and teeth to defend himself.
- Favorite Lunchbox as a kid:
He didn’t want to admit it, but Tyler’s favorite lunchbox was the Weezer, while Markus proudly shared he was the cool kid who brought his Batman lunchbox every day.
4. If you could be a tree, which one would you be and where?
Markus assured us that ever since he was little he’d always wanted to be the Tree of Life from The Lion King, so he could be in the safari and hang out with the wild animals.
Tyler decided he would like to be an Evergreen Tree, so he could have foliage year round and live a happy, long and prosperous life.
At Pillar Properties, we like to celebrate our team members and all their unique qualities. But we are still pretty surprised to learn that Tyler carried the Weezer lunch box.