Spotlight Series: Anna Johnson from Marketing

This month we’re meeting Anna Johnson from our Marketing Team!


What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?
I’m the Digital Marketing Specialist.

Tell us more about your role.
I run and monitor all of our social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat Ads and TikTok. I also run our social media ads which has equaled out to about 100 ads running at a time. With social media I am creating all the content that is posted.

What do you like most about your job?
I love the possibilities and resources we have here. There is also a lot of teamwork which makes making content and generating ideas for marketing campaigns really fun!

Tell us about your family.
I am the middle child with two brothers. I adopted my dog Savannah about 3 years ago and she is a spunky 4-year-old lab/shepherd mix who likes long walks after dinner and trips to the dog park. She enjoys swimming so we go up north to Cumberland, Wisconsin where my dad’s family is from, from time to time.

What was your first job?
My first job was at the Hudson Golf Club when I was 15 where my dad was the Superintendent and my boss. That made for an interesting experience (in a good way, ha!) as I was on the Grounds Crew there with my older brother.

What do you like to do on your days off?
On my days off I’m either visiting friends and family or managing a mental health non-profit, The Butterfly Path which I started 5 years ago to help fund for mental health resources and therapy sessions for families/individuals when insurance can’t cover it.

What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?
Family, Community, and Integrity.


What’s your favorite appliance, and why?
My favorite appliance is anything Smeg. I love that style and aesthetic.

Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.
I used to want to be a teacher when I grew up but changed majors to marketing halfway through college. Once I got my degree, I was a substitute teacher in Hudson where I’m from before landing my first full time job.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Coffee! I can’t function without it.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Top the Tater. I could eat that all day, every day.

What is your favorite thing to do?
My favorite thing to do would probably doing anything with my family! My mom, two brothers, and sister-in-laws are really close and do a lot together whether that’s going out to dinner, Top Golf, or getting ready to welcome the first grand baby into the family! I’m very excited to add Auntie to my name.

Spotlight Series: Meet Jason Mustafa from Warehouse 1

This month we’re meeting Jason Mustafa!

What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?
I’m in charge of the transfers, I’m in charge of bulk in the morning (like water lines, inlets, etc). I unload the trucks, and I stay busy. Sometimes I help with custom installs.


Tell us more about your role.
I really like working. I really like to stay busy. I really like the company.

What do you like most about your job?
Everything. I like learning. Every day is a new day. Why not be open to learning something new?


Tell us about your family.
It’s me and my wife and we have grandkids. I moved from the East Coast. I used to live in Massachusetts and New York.


What was your first job?
My first job was at the company that I worked at before I came here, doing something similar to what I’m doing now.


What do you like to do on your days off?
I take care of the house, spend time with my family, the grandkids. They’re 8 and 3 years old.


What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?
I only have one word. Awesome. This place is awesome.


What’s your favorite appliance, and why?
My favorite appliance is my fridge/freezer, because I can put ice cream in it!


Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.
I’m half Puerto Rican, half Arabic. My Dad is from Saudi Arabia and my mom is from Puerto Rico. I was born in Chicago and moved to Puerto Rico when I was 2 or 3, and from there I’ve been to a lot of places, especially on the East Coast. I like traveling.


What is the one thing you cannot live without?

Family. Definitely my family.


If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza. In New York, especially in Little Italy, the pizza is so good.


What is your favorite thing to do?
Travel.

Spotlight Series: Meet Appliance Specialist Bryt Tyner

This month we’re meeting Bryt Tyner!

What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?
Appliance Specialist/Sales Lead


Tell us more about your role.
In addition to providing excellent customer service to our customers, I assist with minor lead/managerial tasks.


What do you like most about your job?
I enjoy the fact that no day is the same and being able to put smiles on customers faces. I try to make their shopping experience enjoyable and fun. It’s been this way since I’ve been at Warners’ Stellian. Even in delivery and install, I found enjoyment in the variety of the day and happy customers.


Tell us about your family.
I have a large, blended family. My father is the Chief of Minneapolis Fire, both my mother and stepmother are chefs and directors in their departments. I have two sisters, five brothers and two beautiful nephews. I have an AMAZING partner with two children, as well!


What was your first job?
My first job ever was a camp counselor for Hallie Q. Brown, a local day care and summer enrichment program out of the Martin Luther King Center in the Rondo neighborhood. I was 15 then.


What do you like to do on your days off?
Depends on the time of year. I love fishing and camping in the summer. I love to travel and experience new places, new cuisines. I’m a foodie!


What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?
Flexible. Friendly. Family.


What’s your favorite appliance, and why?
The Frigidaire GCRG3060AF! I got one for my grandmother and we love that thing, with the air fry, convection and internal meat probe! I love to cook. My mom’s a chef. We find every reason to use that thing. It has AMAZING capabilities. I know there are other brands with the same features, but this is my favorite!


Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.
I am afraid of frogs. A few of the guys on delivery are well aware of this. LOL


What kind of music do you like?
I love all kinds of music.


What is the one thing you cannot live without?
My family


If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My partner’s air fry chicken, mofongo from Raices in Puerto Rico, and asparagus.


What is your favorite thing to do?
Besides work? LOL Sleep.

Spotlight Series: Meet Director of People and Culture Tara Daniski

Meet our Director of People and Culture, Tara Daniski!

What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?
Director of People and Culture.


Tell us more about your role.
My title really does explain my primary focus: our people and culture. Together with Jill and Sara (HR Team Members), we will be focused on the associate experience, engagement, recognition, performance management, and tools and training for managers. The other focus of my role is our culture.

What do people love about working here, what are we doing well that we want to continue to
foster, and where could we improve?

Our goal is to honor the traditions and history that make Warners’ Stellian special and help us take our employee experience and organization to the next level. We’re working on recruiting strategies (including hiring and onboarding a new Talent Acquisition Specialist), career pathing, diversity, equity and inclusion, and tools and resources for associates and managers.


What do you like most about your job?
The people; everyone I have met has been so welcoming. I will be out visiting the locations over the next two months and look forward to meeting as many associates as I can.


Tell us about your family.
My husband Joe and I have two kids. Claire is in 6th grade and Alex is in 2nd grade. We also have a dog named Teddy.


What do you like to do on your days off?
We spend a lot of time on the weekends at our kids’ sporting events. We also took up snowboarding as a family a few years ago, which has made winters much more bearable. I can say with confidence I am the least skilled and most timid of the whole family, but still enjoy it!


What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?
Family, Dedication, and customer-focus.


What’s your favorite appliance?
My induction stove top. I love that it really does boil water in under a minute, and it’s cool right after the pot comes off.


Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.
I grew up in a small farming community in eastern South Dakota. We lived out in the country and when I was six, I had a pet pig named Porky! I still have a soft spot for pigs.


What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Coffee.


If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cereal.


What is your favorite thing to do?
I love being outside with my family, whether that’s in our backyard, camping, or vacation at a beach, mountain, or National Park.

Spotlight Series: Meet Service Technician Greg McCarthy

Meet Greg McCarthy!
What is your role at Warners’ Stellian?
Appliance Repair.


Tell us more about your role.
I go into people’s houses and repair appliances, whether they’re in or out of warranty. Sometimes it’s a matter of adjusting customers’ expectations; sometimes it’s better to replace older units, and I advise them on that.


What do you like most about your job?
I’m on the road all day, so I’m driving, and it gives me flexibility. Sometimes I can tweak my route if I need to. It’s nice.


Tell us about your family.
I live with my wife of 21 years and our four-year old daughter.
We live in Maplewood.


What was your first job?
I worked in the yard at Frank’s Nursery and Crafts. My job was to haul trees around and take care of the trees, move the mulch and the dirt.

What do you like to do on your days off?
I like to read, I like to watch movies, I like to spend time with my family. We like to hike, we like to camp, I like to spend time in my
woodshop building things.


What three words would you use to describe Warners’ Stellian?
Family, loyalty, reputation.


What’s your favorite appliance, and why?

It’s a toss-up: I have a 1927 Cold Spot fridge.
It still works, and I keep it on the screen porch. I also have a 1950s mint green industrial malt mixer that I found at an antique shop for ridiculously cheap—and because I know how to fix it, I now have a $500 appliance that I got for 70 bucks.


Tell us something about you that would surprise us or that most people don’t know.
I am a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I used to teach it.


What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Oxygen! But a close second is air conditioning, because I detest being hot!


If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I am a big fan of stuff on the grill – grilled meats. But I could probably eat Kraft macaroni and
cheese all day every day for the rest of my life and not get sick of it.


What is your favorite thing to do?
That’s a toss up between camping with the family—I renovated a truck camper so we go camping with that quite a bit, and I really like building
stuff in my shop.