In this post, we would like to spotlight one of STS Aviation Group’s recruiting all stars, Mark (Delta) Wygant, and introduce 13 new corporate employees whom have all been hired in the past few months.
As STS Aviation continues to grow, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the aerospace industry with “Solutions to Keep You Flying.”
Mark Wygant — Recruiting Team Lead at STS AeroStaff Services
What does your job entail?
My primary job function is leading a team of skilled Aviation Recruiters and Data Specialists. I am also responsible for recruiting qualified aircraft maintenance technicians along with managing several key accounts for STS AeroStaff Services.
What do you like best about working for STS?
I enjoy the fast-paced environment. Every day, there is something new to learn, someone to train or an order to fill. I never have to worry about coming to work and being bored or unchallenged.
In your opinion, what’s the best aviation-related movie of all time?
This is a ridiculously hard question to answer, so I’m just going to take the easy way out and tell you that I have two favorites… Top Gun and Apollo 13. Both, in my opinion, should be at the top of anyone’s list. I know these are two totally different types of movies, but I consider them all-time greats that I will enjoy for years to come.
What is your most memorable moment as an STS employee?
My first ever Halloween Horror Nights trip stands out. The long ride from our headquarters in Jensen Beach to Orlando was very interesting, to say the least. During the drive, a conversation took place that I’ll be able to laugh about for years. The conversation was with another Team Lead at STS, Jose Vives. Jose told us that his all-time favorite place to eat was Bojangles. I had never heard of Bojangles before, so I asked him what it was and this is what he said. “It’s like fried check calamari style.” Does anyone else even know what that means?
Jeremy Baber was born and raised in sunny South Florida. Shortly after High School, he joined the Army and was set with the 1st Infantry, 1st Aviation; an Apache and Black Hawk Battalion. For three years, Jeremy lived in southern Germany and was part of the armament and refuel team for the helicopter battalion stationed there.
After completing his tour of duty, Jeremy entered the public sector and took a job with Banyan Air Service in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This is where he met his best friend and wife, Katie Baber.
Shortly after their marriage, Jeremy and Katie decided to settle on Florida’s famed Treasure Coast prior to beginning their family.
“Family, aviation and fishing are the three biggest enjoyments in my life,” said Jeremy. Being part of the STS teams has afforded me an opportunity to remain a part of the ever-growing aviation world that I love, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Jayde was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, until she was 16 before moving to South Florida.
She enjoys the outdoors and loves to spend her free time doing everything from four wheeling, fishing and going to the beach. Jayde also loves to spend her nights at the track watching the races.
A few of her job responsibilities include coordinating logistics with STS Engineers on their way to job sites, preparing resumes to submit to clients and ensuring our contracted team members have the information they need to excel.
When asked about her experience working for STS so far, Jayde said, “I never saw myself having an office job, but STS makes it very enjoyable. I think it’s a great environment to work in all around.”
Taylor is from Red Bank, New Jersey, but currently lives in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
She likes going to the beach, boating, fishing and pretty much anything on the water that doesn’t involve sharks.
Her favorite T.V. show is The Office (Dwight Schrute is her hero), and her favorite band is No Doubt.
Taylor is Tom Covella’s (Group President of STS Component Solutions) executive assistant. She is very good at multi-tasking and doing whatever is needed of her in a professional capacity.
Over the past few months, Taylor has been planning events, coordinating travel arrangements and keeping the office supplied with whatever it needs to keep the team flying (see what we did there?).
When asked to describe her experience working for STS, Taylor said, “I’m very happy here. I find myself challenged every day and nothing about my job is routine, which keeps it interesting. I am also learning so much about an entirely new field, and it has been a great transition from what I was doing before.”
Emmy has lived in Fort Pierce, Florida, her entire life.
She loves watching anime, playing video games and cooking. She’s also an artist who loves painting, drawing, sculpting, etc…
Emmy is currently Aviation Data Specialist for STS AeroStaff Services. When asked about her experience working for the company she said, “My time at STS has been nothing but positive. It is beyond refreshing to work with a cooperative and innovative team, and I value the opportunity to be a part of a company that’s exceptionally appreciative of its employees.”
Jennifer was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida.
She is currently attending college in an effort to pursue an Associates degree in Radiology. In the future, she hopes to become an Ultra Sound Technician.
While not at work or attending class, Jennifer mostly enjoys going out and spending time with her family. She’s also a big soccer fan.
Right now, Jennifer works as a part-time Aviation Data Specialist for STS AeroStaff Services, and what she loves about the company is “how friendly, helpful and caring everyone is. We’re all a big family.”
Toni is from a small town in Northwest Alabama. She moved to Florida four years ago and has an Associates of Science degree in Massage Therapy.
When she is not at work, Toni enjoys spending time with friends, reading as much as possible and cooking.
Toni has worked in the ADS department for STS AeroStaff Services since June. She said, “I absolutely love what I do. It is the most challenging, fast paced and rewarding job I’ve ever had. The company is amazing, and I appreciate how much everyone cares for one another and treats you like family.”
Pauline is an Aviation Data Specialist for STS AeroSfaff Services. She was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, and has a B.S. degree in Business.
Part of her job responsibilities include inputting resumes for recruiters and helping to match qualified aircraft mechanics to one of of the growing number of career opportunities we offer around the country.
Pauline loves spending time with her family, dogs and friends. She also enjoys gardening, traveling and going to the beach.
Her favorite sitcom is King of Queens and her favorite reality show is Dancing with the Stars.
When asked to briefly describe her experience working for STS she said, “Everyone goes above and beyond to help our customers and employees. When I first came here, I knew right away that the company would give me the opportunity to grow as it grows, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Teresa was born in Fort Hood, Texas, and she was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science.
She and her husband Kris have been married for five years and have two children, Mason and Mila.
Teresa loves all outdoor activities (camping and skiing in particular), traveling every chance she gets, creative writing and spending time with family and friends.
When asked to describe what it’s been like to work for STS she said, “I feel privileged to have been given this chance, this opportunity, to work for an amazing company. I’m one of the lucky ones who loves my job, and the continued support I receive from my co-workers has been incredible!”
Arturo was born in Mexico, grew up in New Mexico and graduated this past May with a B.S. degree in Engineering from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
He enjoys the outdoors and tries keep active as much as possible (his favorite activities are snowboarding and soccer).
Currently, Arturo is an intern for STS Engineering Solutions and is presently training with John Collins working on aircraft repairs.
He describes his experience with STS by saying, “It has been a pleasure working for this company. I can easily tell how much it values its employees by their unwavering commitment to work with us to ensure prolonged professional happiness and complete job satisfaction. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to the future.”
Leyna has been living in Port St. Lucie for the past 16 years. She started working at STS in July and explains, “While it has been fairly hectic and there’s a lot to learn, I’m really proud to be a part of such a wonderful team.”
In her spare time, Leyna loves to play video games and watch movies.
She and her boyfriend bought a house together earlier in the year, and the daily upkeep and random repairs have made her a big fan of Pinterest DIY projects.
Gabrielle was born and raised in Stuart, Florida. She graduated from Indian River State College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys boating, going to the beach and playing racquetball. She also works as a part-time babysitter for number of local families on nights and weekends.
When asked to describe her experience working for STS so far she said, “I’ve really enjoyed my time here. All the employees at the Palm City office have been extremely helpful, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to learn and grow with the company.”
Gabriel Viso is 23-years old and was born in Valencia, Venezuela. He came to the United States when he was 16 and attended school at Talladega College in Alabama.
A former professional baseball player, Gabriel still likes to play during his free time. He also loves trying new restaurants and going out dancing with his wife and friends.
Gabriel is a part of the ILS (Inventory Locator Service) team at STS Component Solutions; a divisional branch that is in charge of all aircraft and engine inventory sales for the company.
Asked to describe his working experience at STS he said, “I’m really happy to be part of such an amazing organization. In the three brief months that I’ve been here, I already feel like my teammates are a part of my family. I love what I do, and I enjoy doing it every day.”
Jessica was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida. She has an amazing husband and three wonderful children.
For fun, Jessica is a volunteer Cheerleading coach (two years, now) who also enjoys taking her kids to dance, gymnastics and karate lessons. Recently, she joined the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts as a team volunteer, and she has a self-proclaimed passion for mentoring children.
When she is not work, Jessica is always on the go. “While my life is exhausting at times, it’s very rewarding and I couldn’t ask for anything more,” she said.
“STS is truly a great place to work. They really care about their employees, and we’re not just numbers to them. Everyone has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome, and I absolutely love being a part of the team. TJ, Brian, Jason, Tamsin, Rachel and, really the whole crew, have been absolutely amazing and extremely helpful. It makes me feel great knowing that I’m working for a company and a supervisor that have my back. This was definitely a great decision for me.”