Fun Facts About New Staff

Find out who is a college football official and who considers themselves a “creative type.”

Get to know four new coworkers through their answers to a list of fun questions.

 

Brett Bergman, Product Manager, MyUPMC

Are you a Pittsburgh local or did you grow up elsewhere? I grew up in Pittsburgh. My entire family is still in the Pittsburgh area.

Do you have any kids? Any pets? My daughter, Greta, just turned 2 years old on March 15th.

What’s your favorite quote from a movie or TV series? From “Caddyshack.” Al Czervik, “I’ll bet you a hundred bucks you slice it into the woods.” Judge Smails, “Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir, and I NEVER SLICE!”

What’s your least favorite word? Two words, “I can’t.”

Do you have an unusual talent or hobby? College football official.

Where in the universe would you like to visit someday? Greece.

What makes you a geek (if you consider yourself one)? My electronics workshop in the garage.

What’s in your perfect meal? Grandma Leone’s Spaghetti & Meatballs.

If any musician or band could give you a personal concert, who would it be? Yanni (Yes, Yanni).

Which is better: board games or video games? Board games all day. Backgammon battles with my wife helped us get through quarantine!

 

Shannon Dembowski, Executive Assistant III

Are you a Pittsburgh local or did you grow up elsewhere? Pittsburgh born and raised! I grew up in Shaler and currently live there still.

Do you have any kids? Any pets? Married to my husband Scott for 22 years, and we have one son, Jake, who’s 15; we also have a bulldog pup named Crosby.

What’s your least favorite word? Curdle. The thought of it makes me nauseous.

What’s in your perfect meal? Casey’s Pizza (I’m a simple girl).

 

Lisa Mason, Business Analyst, MyUPMC

Are you a Pittsburgh local or did you grow up elsewhere? I’m originally from Connellsville but have never been a stranger to all things Pittsburgh. Safe to say I’m your typical “Stiller” watching, Primanti Bros. eating, Yinzer N’at!

Favorite quote from a movie or TV Series? The phrase, “Treat yo’ self,” is definitely high up on the list for any “Parks and Rec” fans out there.

Do you have any usual talent or hobby? Not quite unusual maybe, but in my spare time I love blogging, drawing, writing poetry, or taking photos. Definitely a creative type!

Where in the universe would you like to visit someday? I really have a great appreciation for Spanish culture and find it so fascinating, so I would love to visit Barcelona someday.

Which is better, board games or video games? Board games all day!

 

Andrew “Andy” Selker, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Are you a Pittsburgh local or did you grow up elsewhere? I am a Pittsburgh local — I grew up in Mars, Pa.

Do you have any kids? Any pets? I have two cats, Mr. Cat and Spaghetti.

What’s your favorite quote from a movie or TV series? “I can’t be worried about that ****. Life goes on, man!” From “The Big Lebowski.”

Where in the universe would you like to visit someday? I would love to visit Paris someday.

What makes you a geek (if you consider yourself one)? I’m a geek because of my large collection of memorabilia from the Fallout video game series.