Employee Spotlight: Lori Taylor

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Name: Lori Taylor

Organization: DLA Aviation - Ogden

Years of Service: Two

What is your job title, and what do you do, specifically? Customer support specialist. I am assigned to the Priority Support Cell where we process emergency purchases for components that are causing a work stoppage for our Department of Defense customers.

What do you like most about your job? I like the work that I do, but my co-workers are my favorite part of my job.

What kind(s) of training and education helps your work performance in your current role? Our Priority Cell Team does in-house training once a month to ensure that we are always improving on our processes.

What aspect(s) of your current job gives you the most personal satisfaction? Why?  I derive the most satisfaction from my work when I know we have exhausted every resource before we send a package up for purchase.

What was your first job? I have worked a full-time job since I was 12. My family owned two restaurants, so I did every job from food preparation to management.

What are some of your passions outside of work? My family and my German shepherd, Rocket, are my passions.

What’s the most thrilling/adventurous thing you have ever done? I went bungee jumping!

What is your favorite military aircraft? Why? The Army’s AH-64 Apache Helicopter.  If I have to explain it, you would not understand.

What are your favorite movies? My favorite movies are “Gone with the Wind” and any old Doris Day and Audrey Hepburn movies.