Meet the Staff

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    Robb Schmit

    Founder / CEO / President

    Start date: August 1990

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I like to watch employees grow in their respective roles and take on more challenges as I encourage them to try new sales and/or production methods. I like the variety of the solutions we provide to various industries. Our customers push us to be the best and our staff answers the bell.

    Hobbies outside of the office: Outside the office, I love to go boating and fishing. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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    Stacy Schmit

    VP and Treasurer

    Start date: August 1990

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I enjoy Fastsigns because it’s a dynamic industry that’s technology driven. Every day is something new. As a franchise we get the support we need to stay on the cutting edge, and also have the independence we need to innovate in our own marketplace.

    Hobbies outside of the office: Outside the office I enjoy volunteering at the Humane Society, staying fit, spending time with my family and Pitbull Lacy, and spoiling my two granddaughters.

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    Mark VanErmen

    Outside Sales Supervisor and Account Executive

    Start date: January 1994

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: In working at FASTSIGNS for several years, I enjoy the wide variety of projects that are thrown my way. The best projects are the ones where we are presented with a challenge and are allowed to be creative in finding the right solution for the customer.

    Hobbies outside of the office: chasing after my daughters' sports activities, helping out at the soccer club, and visiting with my very large family.

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    Todd Maki

    Production Throughput Manager

    Start date: April 2000

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNSI like the people I work with and the fact that I get to do a lot of different types of work.

    Hobbies outside of the office: I like to paint, read, collect records, and snorkel in Lake Michigan.

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    Darrin Christensen

    Graphic Designer

    Start date: February 2002

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I enjoy the opportunity and encouragement to think outside the box. The process of a client’s seemingly impossible idea into a finished product is ultimately fulfilling and rewarding for everyone.

    Hobbies outside of the office: Woodworking, metal detecting

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    David Howard

    Production

    Start date: June 2006

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I love the people I work with; we’re like a happy family. The work environment is also peaceful and productive.

    Hobbies outside of the office: Martial arts, camping, water aerobics, being a father

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    Patrice Nadolny

    Inside Sales Manager / HR Assistant / Accounting Assistant

    Start date: November 2006

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I most enjoy the variety of responsibilities and constant learning opportunities. With so much work going through this location on a daily basis we are exposed to new things all the time. We have so much talent in house there is nothing we can’t do. Our staff is not afraid to try new things and sometimes we surprise ourselves. Exceeding our clients’ expectations can be exhilarating making the job less work and more fun.

    Hobbies outside of the office: I have a very large family and enjoy spending time with them. I like hiking, kayaking, and being outdoors as long as the temperature is reasonably comfortable. When I have time to myself I enjoy reading and going to the movies. I adopted very spirited twin kittens and enjoy playing and relaxing with them in the evenings.

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    Jess Bergren

    Head Installer

    Start date: September 2009

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNSThe thing I like most about FASTSIGNS and the many years I have worked here is that it has become like a second home. I have learned so much and been pushed to do my best. Being the head installer and becoming 3M certified really is pretty awesome. Never thought I would like what I do for work, but I meet so many people and my job never has a full moment.

    Hobbies outside of the office: I love being outdoors, camping, metal detecting, fishing. I also enjoy going to classic car shows during our warmer months. During winter, I enjoy staying in play video games, watching movies, and playing board games with my wife.

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    Stephanie Pike

    Account Executive

    Start date: March 2011

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: Creative projects we get to work on and the awesome clients

    Hobbies outside of the office: Baking, running, Dr. Seuss stuff

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    Jake Adamski

    Production Specialist

    Start date: August 2011

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: The laidback nature of dress code and listening to music

    Hobbies outside of the office: Gaming, anime, zombie movies/shows, sleeping, computers

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    Paula Castro

    Visual Communications Specialist

    Start date: December 2012

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I enjoy assisting customers who have a vision or idea of what they want and bringing it to life.

    Hobbies outside of the office: Bowling, reading, and karaoke.

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    Jeremy Mcleod

    Production

    Start date: September 2013

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I like that I never know what to expect! There’s an equal level of routine and spontaneity, so the work day never gets dull. There’s always a new challenge to overcome, and I like rising to meet it!

    Hobbies outside of the office: Kung Fu, lion dance, anime, video games, and cosplay

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    Amber Hafmeister

    Production

    Start date: May 2016

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I like the diversity here. I mainly work in production but there is always a new task at hand that can require everybody’s helping in different directions. Also, the coworkers here are like family; there may be some difficult days but honestly they are the reason your days are great!

    Hobbies outside of the office: My hobbies outside of the office consists of cooking, reading, writing, spending time with friends and family, and on occasion I have free time watching some anime/playing some video games (nerd alert! :) ) See you around!

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    Aly Schmit

    Marketing Coordinator and Sales Assistant

    Start date: June 2016

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNSAs the daughter of Stacy and Robb, I enjoy learning the business that they started building together even before I was born. I knew my parents were driven individuals but witnessing the result of their drive every day in the workplace is rather rewarding myself.

    Hobbies outside of the office: I enjoy drawing, cooking, working out, and being around family and friends.

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    Chad Foti

    Fabric Product Expert

    Start date: April 2018

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I enjoy working on wide the variety of different types of jobs FASTSIGNS has.

    Hobbies outside of the office: Love the outdoors Camping, Fishing.

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    Mitch Braun

    Fabric Sales

    Start date: March 2018

    What do you enjoy most about working at FASTSIGNS: I enjoy helping customers and the fact that we are involved with fun events and a variety of industries

    Hobbies outside of the office: Cooking, keeping my 3 dogs happy, and traveling

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    Luis Medina

    Dye Sublimation Print ProductionSpecialist

    What he enjoys most about working here:

    I enjoy working with the amazing and nice people who are here to get work done right and on time. I like how everyone here cares about what they do and not rush through anything. I love the environment and am looking forward to all being under one roof.

    Hobbies outside of the office?

    I enjoy working out as much as I can and am looking forward to the summer to come so I can be more active outside.