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Member PRO Files is a blog created to help RFMA members “get to know” each other. Every few weeks we will post a Q&A from a RFMA member highlighting their accomplishments and involvement with RFMA, as well as fun facts about themselves. If you would like to nominate a RFMA member to be highlighted in Member PRO files, please contact Rheagan at rheagan@rfmaonline.com.

 

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Meet Our RFMA Member, Michael Kurland

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Monday, June 26, 2017


Michael Kurland
CEO
Branded Group


What year did you join RFMA? Originally joined RFMA in 2009, have been a member with BG since 2014.

Why did you join RFMA? For the Networking opportunities with the industries finest.

What do you like most about RFMA? 
The ability to keep up with this fast paced industry.

Which RFMA Resource do you utilize the most and why? 
I utilize the website often.

What would be the title of your autobiography? Happiness, The Key

 
What is your guilty pleasure?  Cassidy’s Cheeseburger, if you have never been to Newport Beach CA, put this on your list.

 
What is your ideal vacation? Sand, Ocean, Surfboard and Scuba Gear, Drink with an umbrella.

 
Who is your favorite sports team? New York Mets.

 
What was the last book you read?  Conscious Capitalism

 
Describe your best day.  Run on the beach, followed by brunch with friends and an afternoon sail with a special lady, sunset with a glass of wine.

 
If you weren’t in the Facilities Industry, what would you be doing?  I’d love to say working in professional sports.

 
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Laundry.

 
What is one of your favorite quotes? "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference."

What is the most-played song? My most played song is Eric Church, "A Man who was Gonna Die Young."

Do you have a secret talent and if so, what is it?  I can read people.

If you could meet an iconic person from History, who would it be?  Prince, that guy changed the game, and made great music.

Connect with Michael on InSite! Click here to view Michael's profile. 


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Meet Our RFMA Member, Micah Dyer, CRFP

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Monday, November 30, 2015

Micah Dyer, CRFP
Manager of Business Development
Legacy Air, Inc.


What year did you join RFMA?
2010

Why did you join RFMA? I was looking to increase my knowledge in the industry and make new friends

What do you like most about RFMA? RFMA provides me with a lot of education and information about the latest and greatest in facilities management

Which RFMA Resource do you utilize the most and why? Probably the Facilitator Magazine. I like reading about what my peers, competition and customers are up to and it lets me know what RFMA is up to as well.

What would be the title of your autobiography? Medomalacuphobia – Inside the Mind of Micah Dyer

What is your guilty pleasure? Netflix Binging

What is your ideal vacation? Touring the United States on a motorcycle with my family

Who is your favorite sports team? Arizona Cardinals

Describe your best day. Going hiking with my wife and 2 kids.

If you weren’t in the Facilities Industry, what would you be doing? I would the Ecumenical Patriarch of my own mega church

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Ironing clothes

What is one of your favorite quotes?
"If you’re gonna do it wrong, do it right"

What is the most-played song on your iPod? Barry White’s, I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby. Or anything by Twenty One Pilots.

Do you have a secret talent and if so, what is it? I don’t keep any of my talents secret!

If you could meet an iconic person from History, who would it be?
John Pierpont Morgan, AKA JP Morgan.

Connect with Micah on InSite! Click here to view Micah's profile and connect now.


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Meet Our RFMA Member, Carolyn Roberts

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Monday, May 18, 2015



Carolyn Roberts
Exec. Director of Facilities, Construction, Design and Sustain.
Chipotle Mexican Grill








What year did you join RFMA?
In its inaugural year, 2005

Why did you join RFMA? I was a member of PRSM which was more focused on retail than specifically restaurants. As a restaurateur, I felt it was important that our group of restaurateur have an association that was more about our specialty.

What do you like most about RFMA?
I have been fortunate enough to know many people in the organization since the beginning. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable but they have all become long time friends. There is such a sense of collaboration about how to help others and seek out the best ways for doing things. Each year the conferences continue to offer more comprehensive information for my teams.

Which RFMA Resource do you utilize the most and why?
The RFMA Online calendar is the most useful to me as it allows me to easily keep track of what is going on and integrates easily with my calendar.

What would be the title of your autobiography? Make It Happen!

What is your guilty pleasure? Dark chocolate, cheese and a good glass of sangria

What is your ideal vacation?
Diving in the Maldives


Who is your favorite sports team? Denver Broncos

What was the last book you read? Paid to Think

Describe your best day. My best days would have been when I had my 4 daughters but my very best career related day would be the day I promoted my first Directors. I knew all the hard work was worth it. I cried like a baby because I was so incredibly proud of my team and realized that no title or amount of money mattered  as long as I was changing other’s lives in a positive way by being an inspiring leader.

If you weren’t in the Facilities Industry, what would you be doing? Probably Own a Restaurant as I love to cook and my daughter will graduate as a chef soon.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Picking up dog poop

What is one of your favorite quotes?
"It is our choices that show who we truly are far more than our abilities"-Albus Dumbledore

What is the most-played song on your iPod?
AC/DC Back in Black

Do you have a secret talent and if so, what is it? I have perceptual ESP occasionally. I see things happen before they actually do. It is very random and never know when it will happen.

If you could meet an iconic person from History, who would it be?
Steve Jobs

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Meet Our RFMA Member, Mark Arrington

Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA, Monday, January 19, 2015


  Mark Arrington
  Regional Facilities Manager
  Chipotle Mexican Grill








What year did you join RFMA?
2006

Why did you join RFMA? Conference Attendance with Director

What do you like most about RFMA? Networking and Meeting Vendors

Which RFMA Resource do you utilize the most and why? RFMA Conference, meeting with vendors, talking with others in same regions from different brands etc… networking…

What would be the title of your autobiography? Fishing in Robes          

What is your guilty pleasure? Fishing…

Who is your favorite sports team? Dallas Cowboys… since birth…

What was the last book you read? Four Fish by Paul Greene

Describe your best day.  Head out about 5am on a 40ft trawler… head about 30 miles off shore… bottom fishing in Red Snapper Season… head back before nightfall… grill up the catch…

If you weren’t in the Facilities Industry, what would you be doing? Guide Service for Fishing Outfit

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Laundry…

What is one of your favorite quotes
? "My Teams Performance is Reflected by Management… if My Team Fails, its Because I failed to Lead My Team to Success…"

What is the most-played song on your iPod? This Means War by Avenged Sevenfold

Do you have a secret talent and if so, what is it? Art, Drawing, and playing drums…

If you could meet an iconic person from History, who would it be? Albert Einstein

Make sure to connect with Mark on InSite! Click here to view Mark's InSite profile.

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