July 2012 Employee of the Month
Posted on 07/03/2012 from the home page.
Drew has worked for the UKC for five years; he originally applied for the job out of a sense of curiosity about what a dog registry was and what they do.
At UKC Drew is primarily responsible for processing event results for the Dog Events Department. That doesn’t take up all of his time though! Other responsibilities include working on the Website Committee, talking to customers on the phone and via email, and helping prepare portions of BLOODLINES Magazine.
Drew's favorite part of his job is what he refers to as the Grinding Effect. "There's a ton of stuff that has to be finished in the Department every week. We have deadlines we need to meet like the Top Ten and All Stars lists, and let's not forget about our Junior list! As we complete tasks each week that insure we can post those lists or prepare a report for another department, the stress level in my cubicle goes way down and anything that reduces stress at work gets my vote of approval!"
Drew's family has had dogs his entire life. Right now Drew's father, Larry Forsyth, has two German Shorthaired Pointers, a very energetic breed, named Smith and Wesson. Cute, right? Drew's mother, Christina Forsyth, has a Boston Terrier named Bartleby who is just an enigma wrapped in a riddle. There is no figuring that dog out. Currently, Drew doesn't own a dog as he is deeply researching each breed to find out which one might be the best fit in his home. Recently, Drew had the opportunity to dog sit for a good friend which went a long way in warming him up to purchasing his own dog.
Drew attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan for four years and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Management. It was a great experience and Drew is looking forward to putting his degree to work in the near future.
When he's not at work Drew's hobbies include reading, traveling (he's been to all 50 states), writing short stories, and spending time with his friends.
When at work Drew is excited about the possibility of electronic event results at some point in the future. The new UKC website is also something Drew had a hand in creating and hopes UKC customers find it easy to use and helpful. Personally, Drew is looking forward to turning 30 in July (no he's not), purchasing the truck he's been saving for, and getting published.