Serving South Bend, IN and Surrounding Areas.

Month: February 2017

Meet Jenni Bryan, Emergency Services Team Coordinator at First Response

Meet Jenni Bryan, Emergency Services Team Coordinator at First Response

Jenni started with First Response in 2014 and is responsible for coordinating the Emergency Service, Structural Drying, & Environmental Departments. She also assists in coordinating the Biohazard Remediation Department. Jenni has over 8 years’ experience in the restoration industry. Jenni processes incoming calls for any type of emergency services that are needed, keeping customers and insurance companies informed on the status of the project, billing, and collections. She has received specialized training and certification related to structural drying; WRT (Water Damage Restoration Technician); FSRT (Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician); Odor Control and continues training with the industry software used to create scopes for mitigation & emergency services on homes and businesses damages with a keen eye for detail. Jenni enjoys her job, but in her leisure time she loves to spend quality time with her two children going bowling, skating, walks, bike-riding, hanging out at the beach or just watching a movie.

Meet Tara Taylor, Accounts Payable at First Response

Meet Tara Taylor who has worked with accounts payable in the accounting office at First Response since 2013.

Tara has many years of office experience in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Human Resources, Payroll, Customer Service and Office Management. Tara is an Edwardsburg, Michigan native who still resides there today. Away from work, Tara enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves attending her son’ soccer games.

Tara gets great satisfaction knowing that she is able to help others in their time of need. She also enjoys being surrounded by great people with the same intentions.

Why are you not a BOMA Member?

What is BOMA?

BOMA is the Building Owners and Management Association and our local chapter is BOMA Michiana.  BOMA hosts a monthly meeting at different sites throughout the county offering a variety of services and experiences.  In the past BOMA has enabled its members to take exclusive tours of new building sites and offered educational programs to further business development and promote networking throughout the community.   BOMA is the strategic partner to property professionals throughout their career and provides advocacy, influence, knowledge and resources to ensure business and personal success.

Why would I want to join BOMA?

1. To build professional relationships in the Real Estate industry and network with vendors in the Michiana area.

2. To work in a peer group environment that allows for cross collaboration when issues arise.

3. To take advantage of the opportunity to learn and share the best practices in your industry.

4. To take advantage of the opportunity to see the latest innovations in new construction being utilized in St Jospeh County.

5. To take advantage of the educational opportunities within the industry.

How do I join?

For more information on membership, please email Rachel Smith at [email protected] or Elliot Lusk at [email protected]

Meet Denise Long, Structural Team Coordinator at First Response

Denise started at First Response in 1999.  She is one of two Team Coordinator’s for the Operations Department. Throughout her time at First Response, Denise has held a number of different positions and has seen the company grow and expand.

Team Coordinators are the office support for the superintendents and field staff.  Denise works closely with our customers to help ensure their satisfaction and consistently exceed their expectations.

Denise and her husband have four children.  In her leisure time she enjoys boating, reading and spending quality time with her family.