Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Angie McEvers

Angie McEvers

Before coming to Hero Industries in 2016, I was a Pre-K Teacher for a private school and worked as an ESL teacher for the ASD, I also worked for a motorhome company in their HR Dept. When I first started at Hero I had never heard of Challenge Coins or paid much attention to the different divisions of FBI, USBP or the difference between Police and Sheriff. It has been an amazing learning experience and through this learning I have met so many cool K9 Handlers, Police Officers, Sheriff Officers and my favorite the cutest, sorry toughest K9’s out there. My job isn’t always the most exciting since I handle shipping, customer service and some quality control but I do love what I do because it changes from day to day and I am not tied to my desk or computer. I get to interact with our fantastic assemblers and clients with questions or concerns. Just within the 3 years I have been with Hero I have seen so many changes and growth within our company. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for us. I’m lucky I get to work with some great people and amazing products. I look forward to seeing what you as our client come up with for us to create.

Christine Mercado

Christine Mercado

Hi! I’m Christine, Business Development Manage with Hero Industries! I’m a mom to a teenage daughter, a music admirer, and, of course, a dog lover. I think being a dog lover makes working for Hero Industries that much better, as we are frequently visited by our local K9 handlers! Hero Industries is where I am free to put all my trades to use, as I come from a sales marketing background and being a personal assistant to an operations manager.

Terri Halbersma

Terri Halbersma

When people ask what I used to do, I like to tell them that I am a retired aerospace engineer. I did work for Northrop Grumman as a Manufacturing Engineer Planner for 15 years on the B2 Bomber program. I worked directly with the mechanics and had the hands-on involvement of building and repairing the substructure and outer edges of the aircraft. I made the difficult decision to voluntarily “retire” in 2000 when the plant was being closed and I was going to be transferred to another plant further away. Since that time, I became a “home engineer” taking on a more challenging and rewarding job of running my household and raising my son and daughter.

I joined HERO Industries in October 2017 as just something to do. It has turned into something I enjoy doing and feel I’m a part of. The job has allowed me to work independently with the ability to self-manage my work and in a short period of time, I’ve seen the company progressively grow. I appreciate that I have been given opportunities to expand my responsibilities within the company and have been able to enjoy the creative side of it. I look forward to and am excited to see and be a part of HERO’s potential for endless growth and possibilities.

Lexy Martello

Lexy Martello

I’m Lexy, your Sales Specialist at Hero Industries!
Before becoming a part of the Hero Industries family, I worked at a tanning salon. Yes, a tanning salon. I was just another number needing to make sales goals and quickly found myself wanting to be a part of something much bigger that had meaning. Needless to say, Hero Industries was the perfect fit since I’m also a full time student. I could not ask for a better company to work for or better clients to work with.

In my free-time I love to go to the river, go off-roading, and dance the nights away at country concerts. I know, not your typical SoCal girl.

Michelle Bode

Michelle Bode

Prior to starting with Hero Industries, I managed a bank, recruited high level executives, helped a multi-location fitness boot camp stay organized and managed the freight flow for a well-known retail establishment. In 2011, when I came aboard, I didn’t know how fulfilling playing with stuffed dogs and designing coins would be! It has been so exciting to have a hand in the expansion of Hero Industries. To date, I have had dealings with a large majority of our clients in one way or another. I look forward to many more years with Hero Industries and seeing where our journey takes us!

Joelle Kearns

Joelle Kearns

After completing my bachelors degree in Health Science, I actually worked in financial services for a few years. I later got married and had two beautiful daughters, and became a lucky stay at home mom. After several years as a homemaker, I was fortunate to then join Hero Industries - thanks to a great friend who was already there and brought me on board. I have been working for Hero Industries for a couple of years now and can truly say it’s the perfect job for me. l am grateful for this opportunity to work with an amazing group of ladies, and I believe that all of us together make a great team. I really enjoy working for Hero Industries and feel privileged to be a part of this great company.

Sherri Gauderman

Sherri Gauderman

I have been working at Hero Industries for almost a year now. I love being part of such an amazing team. It is so rewarding to see the smiles on our clients faces when they pick up their fundraising dogs and bears.

You’re in good company. Hundreds of clients raised funds for their business with Hero Industries