• Ben Whitten

    Project Administrator

    "I graduated early from Manhattan High School and started working at Timberline Cabinetry the following day. I have had a passion for creating things and woodworking ever since my freshman year when I built a bed with my dad. In high school, I took woodworking and engineering design courses that...

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  • Dale Richardson

    Certified Electronics Technician

    When Dale Richardson was 12 years old, he got an electronics project for Christmas — he's been passionate about electronics ever since. Today, he gets to do what he loves at Garmin. 

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  • Debra Carpentier

    Project Coordinator and Senior Draftsman

    As a child, Debra Carpentier loved to build houses with any kind of toy she could find. Today, she uses computer-aided design (CAD) and other skills to help architects with the drawings for building construction and remodel projects.

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  • 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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  • Kristin Mallon, Welder

    Kristin Mallon


    When I was younger, I wanted to be a NASCAR driver or a bull rider — I was intrigued by the adrenaline rush! But when I got to high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do as an adult. I attended an alternative school where I could work at my own pace, so I rushed through and tried to get out as...

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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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  • Maverick Aggson

    Boat-Building Apprentice

    When I was young, I desperately wanted to be a sea captain. I would make boats out of paper, Legos, old baskets and cardboard to float in the kitchen sink. The ocean and people’s relationship with it drew me in. I knew I’d be happy at the helm of any vessel, from the greatest of ocean liners to the...

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  • Quinton Berggren

    Mechanical Engineer

    When I was growing up, I loved trains and always wanted to be a locomotive engineer. That changed, though, when I watched my first episode of MythBusters. The idea of building and creating things to test out theories had me hooked and I was sure now that this would be my future career. What all my...

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