Meet real role models working in various industries who have found success through alternative pathways after high school — and what they like about what they do! Looking to dive deeper? Complete this scavenger hunt to help you explore the many paths to success.

  • Fredrick Kamau

    Quality Tester

    Fredrick Kamau knew from a young age that he wanted to work in the tech field. As a quality tester at Garmin, he works with team members to make sure their products meet (or exceed!) customer expectations. 

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  • Luke Bailey

    Product Support Specialist

    Luke Bailey always thought he'd work in the technology field. As a product support specialist with Garmin, he helps customers fix issues with their devices so they can get back to their passions. 

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  • Zeus Walker

    Warehouse Supervisor

    Zeus Walker has been with Garmin for over 15 years. He's enjoyed stellar mentorship from his managers and now uses the lessons he's learned along the way to oversee a team himself. 

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  • Logan Davis

    Equipment Technician III

    I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. Growing up on our family farm, I worked on tractors, trucks, pickups and other kinds of machinery. But it never dawned on me that I could use my interests to pursue a career.

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  • Jemel May

    Walmart Fulfillment Operations Manager

    Growing up in Lansing, I dreamed about being a professional football player. I was all-state for Lansing High School and was the 1998 track and field state champ in the long jump. Even after I became a father my senior year in high school, I held on to that dream, enrolling at the University of...

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  • Rose Coffman

    Product Support Specialist (Seasonal)

    I was first introduced to Garmin’s seasonal program by my high school counselor. They told me that I could work for Garmin during the summer and get hands-on experience while learning about the company and the kinds of jobs there. It sounded like a great opportunity and a way for me to figure out...

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  • Jonas Cruz

    UPS Preloader Scanner

    My father and his brothers served in the military, and as a kid I was always struck by how patriotic they were. That influence shaped my decision to become a soldier. I joined the Army Reserve with my two brothers right after graduating from Garden City High School, with the goal of earning the GI...

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  • Cortland Newman

    Product Support Specialist (Seasonal)

    I’ve always been aware of Garmin products around me, like their navigation systems and, of course, their facilities around town. But it never dawned on me that I could work at a company like Garmin until I saw an opportunity through my high school to apply for their summer internship program. That...

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  • LaFonda McCullough

    Reverse Logistics Processor

    When LaFonda McCullough heard about Garmin and their many career paths, she already had soldering experience. Her skillset helped prepare her for what she does now: repairing customer products. 

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  • Pablo Holguin

    Animal Care Manager

    I grew up on a small farm where we had cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, goats and chickens, so I was always around animals. From a young age, my father taught me how to identify the ones who weren’t feeling well and what the best ways to make them feel better would be. Nurturing and taking care of the...

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