New Employee Spotlight: Ray Cooper


We're very excited to welcome Ray Cooper to the Thrifty family. We recently sat down with Ray, our new warehouse manager, to talk about life at Thrifty. Here's what he had to say!

What's the best part about being in the Thrifty family?

The best part about working at Thrifty is expanding my knowledge into a new field or business and working alongside the funny and motivated staff.

What's the most surprising thing you've learned so far while working at Thrifty?

The most surprising thing that I have learned is the complexity involved in running an office furniture business.

What does a typical day at Thrifty look like for you?

A typical day at Thrifty is always busy. There is always something to do, just not enough time.

You mentioned you play the bass guitar... tell us more.

I started playing the bass guitar about a year ago. At first it was a little intimidating, but I was encouraged by other musicians to keep playing. Now I play for my church.

What kinds of art/poetry do you like? Any favorite artists/poets?

When it comes to art, I have taken a liking to the Baroque Era. Along with the paintings of this era, I also like the marble sculpting. As for poetry, I like to read poetry that contains romance, life's struggles and triumphs, and spiritual contents. I really don't have favorite artists, I just enjoy reading poetry and viewing art that somehow connects with me spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

Are you a sports fan?

I am a die-hard UNC fan (sorry Mrs. Lora). But I will pull for Duke, unless they are playing against my Tarheels.

What's your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is definitely The Passion of the Christ (directed by Mel Gibson), followed by Braveheart (starring Mel Gibson).

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?

If I could travel to any location I would probably go to France so that I could view the art and landscaping.

We're incredibly proud to have Ray on the team!

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