Employee of the Month: Kurt Stricker

Congratulations to Kurt Stricker on being Employee of the Month for October 2023!!


Kurt commenced his journey in the warehouse, swiftly establishing himself as a pivotal contributor to our company. His expertise in our products expanded, paralleled by a growing array of responsibilities. From tasks involving shipping and receiving to maintaining stringent quality control standards, Kurt demonstrated his mastery of the warehouse.

An opportunity arose for an inside sales/office position, and although he was a little apprehensive, Kurt embraced this new challenge. What began as a modest role soon evolved to encompass sales, purchasing, and even some accounting duties, and Kurt thrived in each one of these facets.

While Kurt excelled in his office roles, it was evident that his true passion lay in the warehouse. As soon as an opening materialized in this department, we promptly relocated him to his ‘happy place.’ Kurt stands out as a dedicated individual who never takes shortcuts or opts for the easier path. His motto of “Do it right the first time, and you won’t have to do it again” aligns perfectly with his work ethic.

Kurt holds a vital position within the Northwest team, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have him as a part of our workforce. – Bill Ryan

Get to Know Kurt Stricker

Employee name: KURT STRICKER
Job Title: Warehouseman

Where did you grow up? Washington State (West Seattle)

How long have you worked for OneMonroe? 28 years

What do you like about working for OneMonroe? I like the emphasis on team building.

What is one thing you love about your job? The perks!

If you could add one thing to your office, what would it be? A fridge stocked with Red Bull.

Before Monroe, what was the most unusual or interesting job you have ever had? Unloading trucks on a loading dock for a retail chain.

Three words to best describe you. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pancakes

If you were an animal, what would you be? Cockroach (I’ll survive a nuclear holocaust)

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? Musician

What is one song you have completely memorized? Colour My World (Chicago)

What is one totally irrational fear that you have? Leaving the house without my pants on.

Any favorite line from a movie? “Was it over when the Germans bombed pearl harbor? Hell no!”

Best vacation you have been on? Spent a month in Tokyo, Japan.

Least favorite food? Healthy Food!

Do you have a motto or personal mantra? “I’m not going crazy. I’m going sane in a crazy world”.

What are your three most overused words/phrases? 1). The “F” word 2). Literally 3). Basically

What is an ability you wish you had? Athleticism! I have absolutely zero eye-and-hand coordination.

What is one thing on your bucket list Publish a photography coffee table book of Oregon Covered Bridges

What do you like to do in your spare time? Photography

What is your favorite sport or sports team? Football (Seattle Seahawks)

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? Giant Hamster. Duh!

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Pay Taxes

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Miles Davis

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