"I've been having a ball since I was a boy in Beaumont", Okay so those may not be the exact words Zach used to describe his childhood growing up in the small town of Beaumont, Texas, but pretty much, and we couldn't resist the nod to Mark Chesnutts' Blame It On Texas. Zach Shelton has been with the team for almost two years now, and the long list of his responsibilities might best be summed up as our Inside Sales Support. He's one of the first persons' our clients come in contact with and he is everyone's go to person for managing client profiles and contracts. If you stop by our 1010 office off of Center Street, you may find Zach ping-ponging from one request to another. We'll let some of our other team members comment on his great qualities.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
" I can remember being about 5-6 years old, and joining my uncle who was the head coach of a high school baseball team in Erath, Louisiana. I would help out with the team during the summer time, and I'm pretty sure that's where my love of baseball began. My grandpa taught me to be an LSU fan, I had some good times going to Louisiana as a kid. Growing up in Beaumont, I would play baseball and spend time outside. I still enjoy going to the Astros games with my father and grandpa. Years later I would meet my wife at a concert in Beaumont, one of my buddies was in the band. It turns out that she lived only 15 minutes away. We both went to Sam Houston together. We've been married for two and a half years, and now we're expecting of first baby early next year. She's my best friend, and the best person I know. I know she's going to be a great mom."
What do you appreciate about F.I.R.S.T.?
"I've become close friends with several of the people who work here. I can't say anything bad about anyone, except maybe Brad... The company is flexible. Which I appreciate because I've been able to go to some of the key doctor appointments during my wife's pregnancy."
From the Team
"What can I say about Zach? He's the little brother I never really wanted. All kidding aside, he is such a value to FIRST. Zach is a team player and is always willing to jump in with both feet to get the job done. He helps keep laughter alive in the office, which makes the workplace even better. We are all so excited about his little bundle of joy coming soon!" - Lisa Groover
"Zach is so much fun to work with! He is always willing to help out and he's definitely a team player. He works hard and has a great attitude." - Darian Lariviere
"Zach is definitely the easiest to scare in the office, but is always a team player when it comes to getting the job done. We are happy to have him on the team!" - Maegan Creager
" Always willing to do what it takes to get the job done. I'm glad to have him on our team. I guess he's not too bad for an LSU fan." - Mason Creager
" I had the privilege of working with Zach prior to his career with F.I.R.S.T. He has excellent people skills and always went above and beyond to provide excellent customer service. So when the opportunity arose to have him on our team, I was excited when he made the decision to come on board! He brought the same energy and work ethic with him and it has been a pleasure having him on our team." - Celeste Creager
" Zach is a pleasure to work with. He is always eager to take on any task that is asked of him. He is not afraid to ask questions to make sure the task is done right. I am looking forward to our efforts in being 2020 Pacesetters!" - Brenda Moon