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.

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.

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.

Arthur

Arthur

Hello! I’m Arthur and I run the marketing department here at Hero Industries! I have an extensive background in marketing and promotion with strong understanding on ins and outs of social media, I also have a background in Graphic Design. I grew up in Southern California and enjoy spending my free usually fishing the local lakes or jumping on a boat and heading to Catalina Island to do some fishing in the ocean. I am extremely family oriented and consider myself a dog dad after raising 2 dogs within my 25 years of living.

Derek

Derek

Hi I’m Derek. 36-year-old Graphic Designer originally from Massachusetts and currently living in Los Angeles. Aside from working full time as a Graphic Designer at the University of Southern California, I am also a freelance graphic designer. I have been freelancing for about 10 years and I love the challenge that each new job I overtake has.

Kayla

Kayla

Before starting at hero industries, I worked as a barista at Starbucks for a year and before that worked in retail for about 3 years. I’ve always had the will to want to work, and spoil myself when I can. Sometimes too often.

As people at the office know, I am obsessed with shoes, which is where most of my paychecks go. I look forward to seeing how much I grow being apart of this company, and hope to be here for years to come and see my advancements!

Laura Baker

Laura Baker

I’m Laura, a sales specialist here at Hero Industries! Prior to joining Hero Industries I worked in hotel management and at a performing arts costuming company. In addition to my role here, I also teach Color Guard and am a Zumba instructor! I love using my creativity and artistic background in a whole new way helping our clients create their challenge coins and I find it very rewarding being able to work together to bring their visions to life.

I have 2 teenage sons and 2 cats that keep me company at home. In my free time I like to hang out with friends and family, tap dance, search for the best street tacos and watch Harry Potter movies.

Annie

Annie

After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts Liberal Studies from Biola University I started teaching. When I became a mom, I was lucky and blessed to be a full time mom with the support of my husband. Once my kids got a little older I had the opportunity to work alongside my husband for a Painting company throughout the last 10 years, helping with accounts payable and receivables. I also studied blueprints to estimate labor and material costs for upcoming projects.

My kids are now teenagers and I have been ready to start something consistent that works with my schedule. Thanks to my best friend, who also works for Hero Industries, brought me in and I became part of the team.

Hero Industries has been a great place for me, I enjoy working here and have an amazing group of coworkers. I am also very proud to work with such high quality products offered to our clients. I am thankful to be a part of the team and excited to see what the future holds here at Hero Industries.

Dale G. Brophy

Dale G. Brophy

Dale served in the law enforcement from 1994 to 2019, working his way up from an officer to the Chief of Police. He retired from law enforcement in 2019 after 25 years of service and transitioned to the sales and service industry. Dale has a master’s degree in Public Administration and is a proud graduate if the FBI National Academy, session 220.

Dale is married with four children and loves anything outdoors and anything competitive. Dale is very excited to be part of the Hero Industries Team where he can continue to work and support his many customers from the first responder industry.

Jenn

Jenn

Hi there, I’m Jenn. Before coming to hero industries I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to raise my two children. I knew I always wanted to get back into the work force, and with my kids being older, I knew it was a good time.

When my friend told me about hero industries, I knew it sounded like the perfect place and job for me. I love the people I work with and the job I get to do everyday. Helping to provide recognition for our first responders is exactly what I want to do.

I love sports (Go Packers!), spending time with my family and spoiling my dog rotten!

Cari Shumway

Cari Shumway

Hi, I’m Cari-Mom to 3 great kids, Grandma to 2 of the cutest puppies ever and married to my sweetheart for 26+ years. My favorite thing to do is to be with my family. I love to go to breweries and concerts! I was a stay-at-home mom when my kids were little, until I got a little stir crazy and tried a few different part time jobs.

I sold tools from home, worked at Old Navy for 2 years, owned my own clothing boutique and just before starting at HERO, I worked as a personal assistant. I love to be creative which makes helping create Challenge Coins so fun. I love the atmosphere, working environment and people here at HERO!

Andi

Andi

Hi, I‘m Andi and I love tacos, my family, and Disneyland, in that order. Before coming to Hero, I was a stay-at-home mom who ran a women’s clothing boutique out of my home.

I have since closed the women‘s clothing boutique and joined Hero full time. I didn’t know challenge coins were a thing prior to working at Hero, but once I learned how cool they are, I immediately fell in love with designing them and helping our clients’ visions come to life.

In my free time I like spending time with my 2 kids and husband, hiking, going to amusement parks and online shopping. I‘m also obsessed with my Instant Pot and love cooking for my family, when my kids aren’t being picky.

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