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Texas Team

We’re a slightly smaller dysfunctional family (and we leave at five o’clock too)

Meet our Denton office. A smaller office, sure, but the work and dedication is as big as the corporate office in Grand Island. This office is a unique mix of Nebraska transplants and Texas natives. They might feel like guinea pigs sometimes because, you know, we’ve never opened a second office before…But they’ve handled every curve ball with grit and persistence. Funny enough, this office is almost an exact replica size wise, of how GIX looked back in 2013, so their growth potential is promising based on the tap. RUN THE TAPE!

Young, spunky, vibrant, sarcastic, dog-loving… Our Denton team is excited to meet you.

Operations Team

Karly Koerner Operations Specialist 308-398-8597 308-398-8597

Karly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution from The University of Nebraska at Kearney. There’s a long list of adjectives we could use to describe this over-the-top freight manager. She’s sarcastic, awkward, sassy, brutally honest, has no filter, and been known to talk trash to children. Not to worry though, she’ll talk some friendly trash to her carriers and customers too. If you see her in the office, you’ll notice her running about the office guns a blazing. We’ve also noticed she enjoys watching cat videos in her free time at work, we’ve told her get off, but she continues to watch them anyways. The Nebraska office didn't have a 'bring your dog to work' policy, so Karly jumped ship and moved south to the Texas office as soon as she heard that everyday there was 'bring your dog to work day'. We can't say that we blame her. 

If Melissa McCarthy was a broker, they’d have the same attitude and comical approach to everything they do. We might even go as far to say Karly has threatened to throat punch a few people like McCarthy did in “Identity Theft.” Although we give her a hard time, she can handle all types of freight mixes and we have no doubt she's going to be a great leader in the Forth Worth office. 

Most likely to throat punch someone that annoys her.

What do you think you’re most known around the office for?
My extensive vocabulary.

What do you bring to the table?
Usually a delicious dessert…. Sometimes a side dish.

What was your first impression of GIX?
This is the type of place that would eventually buy a bouncy castle.

How long have you been dating/in a relationship with GIX?
We’ve been casually getting weird together for a little over a year.

What 5 hashtags best describe anything GIX?
#everydayimcoverin #nowweareallsick #workhardplayharder #whomadethecoffee #accidentallyhitreplyall

One thing GIX could do to make your day easier?
Bouncy Castle… this will eventually get through to someone.

The best part of waking up?
Is White Wine in my cup (to the tune of the old Folgers commercial).

Have you ever ate/drank something out of the GIX fridge that wasn’t yours? If so, confess now, you savage…
I’m not an animal…But some of you are.

Chloe Goodwin Freight Manager 308-398-8591 866‐453‐9772

Kansas native, turned Nebraska girl, turned Southern Belle. Coincidence that Chloe Goodwin grew up in Goodland, KS? I think not! Our relationship with Chloe first started in the fall of 2016 at the UNK career fair. In January 2017 she joined us as an intern, and upon graduation in May of 2017 she committed to a full-time role with us. Fast forward a year and some odd months and she has mad the move to Fort Worth to work as a Freight Manager in our Texas office.  If you don't notice her shining smile, you'll for sure notice her mile-long eyelashes. No seriously, you should see her eyelashes. They are the kind that most would have to glue on, except hers are natural, dark, long, perfectly curled, and B-E-A-utiful! Some might even say, she's a Southern Belle. C.Goodwin from Goodland, we are happy to have you!

Most likely to be Dorthy for Halloween every year. 

How do you cope with a crazy driver? 

Probably just cry. 

What was your first impression of GIX? 

This place is too cool for me. 

Any weird obsessions? Collect anything? Weird shoe size? Let your demons out...

I wear a size 5 shoe, I LOVE stale popcorn, and I hate strawberries. 

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

Ballerina. Still do. 

If you were a mixed drink, what would you be? 

A dirty Shirley. Sassy and pink. 

Do you think if you lost all of your teeth you'd just eat healthy smoothies or would you, like, grind up chicken nuggets? 

This is actually my biggest fear. I can't even comment. 

Cody Little Freight Manager 308-398-8559 308-398-8559

We’d like to introduce you to Cody Little, a Sales Rep turned Freight Manager in our Denton office. Cody is of no relation to Stuart Little, who you might remember from the 1999 fantasy film about the tiny mouse that gets adopted into a family of humans. (Man, I loved that movie) Anyway…. Cody graduated from the University of North Texas in December of 2019 with a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Cody has lived literally lived all over the U.S., some might even say, from coast to coast. He worked in Malibu, California for about a year and then moved to Wilmington, North Carolina for about a year and finally landed back in his home state of Texas. Almost all his past experience is in the food service industry which includes his stint as a sushi chef for a few years. We are hoping he still has the skills to make us a mean roll! And just when you thought Cody couldn’t get more interesting, he goes and gets hit by a car in downtown Denton, TX. I’m not even kidding, dude got hit by a car. We are SO thankful that he walked away from the accident with little to no damage. Side note: I can tell you from experience, Denton is probably one of the most dangerous cities to be walking in, there are people walking EVERYWHERE and traffic sometimes doesn’t seem to notice. In any case, we are glad to have Cody on our team!

Most likely to bring homemade sushi to the office.

Favorite Sports Team and Why?

Detroit Lions. In 5th grade, Barry Sanders autographed a football card for me.

What do you bring to the table?

Thick skin and a positive outlook.

What was your first impression of GIX?

While other companies brought cheese pizza to their class presentations, GIX brought supreme.

Any weird obsessions?

Cooking with cast iron.

Celebrity you get mistaken for?

“Miniature Gerard Butler” has been the most awkward compliment I’ve ever received, and I’ve been told I look like the guy some 20 or so times now. Met him once, didn’t see the resemblance.

If GIX installed a slide, who do you think would be the first coworker to injure themselves and why?

I get injured just walking across streets, so probably me.

 

 

Kati Green Freight Manager 308-398-8570 308-398-8570

Kati is a proud Husker, graduating from UNL in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. While she doesn't deal with animals in the office (outside of her bringing in the unofficial office dog, Moose) she does broker freight like a champ. After graduation, she found herself back in her hometown of Grand Island and was looking for something competitive, fast paced, and rewarding… GIX checked all of those boxes for her.  Kati has broad experience in the workforce and adds an extra 'umph' to the office atmosphere! After working for four years in the Grand Island location, Kati made the move to our Denton, TX office in the Fall of 2021. Her and Moose are adjusting nicely to warmer weather and meeting new friends at the dog park. If Kati isn't at her desk covering freight, you can find her at the weight room, cheering on her favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers, or eating peanut butter by the spoonful. Regardless of what office Kati is working in, she is one of the best brokers we've ever had. GO KATI! 

Most likely to become a body builder.

What do you think you do at work? 

Refrain from using language my grandma would slap me for.

What do you bring to the table? 

Sarcasm and a family size jar of peanut butter.

Do you think of yourself as more of a temperate woodland squirrel or a bushy mountain squirrel?

Temperate. It takes a lot to get my tail bushy.

Animal you'd ride to and from work every day? 

A hippogriff... Shout out to any other Harry Potter fans, reppin' the 308. 

What do you love about GIX? 

Everyone walking into work and actually loving their job. 

Patricia Krause Freight Manager 308-398-8526 866‐453‐9772

Patty is a Chicago, IL native who went to college in Lincoln, NE at UNL, and then met GIX at the career fair and upon receiving a job offer from us decided to move to Grand Island, NE. Oh, I almost forgot, she now lives in Fort Worth, TX  and works alongside Alva on the Pricing and Rating Team. Ain't nothing holding this girl back! Most would say moving is a pain, but this girl has it down to an art form. She's the goofiest, strangest, and most awesome person and she fits right in on our Pricing and Rating team like no one else could. Really though, she is the only girl on the P&R team, so she adds a whole new element of fun and feminism. She also is quite the prankster and has already worked her pranking magic on Jarom by 'caging' his computer. If you don't know what this is, you can google it, but basically every time he clicked on anything on his computer Nicholas Cage would pop up. It was awesome. 

Most likely to wave awkwardly at anyone she makes eye contact with. 

What do you think you do at work? 

Business, business. Numbers, numbers. 

Favorite sports team & why? 

Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan, need I say more? 

One thing GIX could do to make your day easier? 

Scheduled naps. 

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? 

Oceanographer. I can't swim, so it didn't work out. 

Any weird obsessions? Collections? Weird Shoe size? Let your demons out...

I may or may not collect anything and everything Wizard of Oz. 

Who would you let punch you directly in the face in our office & why? 

Nick Wiemers. He has weak arms. 

 

Rudy Lima Freight Manager 308-398-8575 866‐453‐9772

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Name that movie… Anyone??Anyone?? It's Rudy. 

Meet Rudy, a 2019 graduate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Rudy received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management and is excited to put it to good use as a sales rep for us. Growing up in Crete, Nebraska, Rudy wasn’t convinced that attending a university was in the cards for him, but he has proven over the last few years that UNK was exactly the right fit. He was active on campus, especially in the Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity. Rudy started with us as a Sales Representative and after completing his training (and surviving a pandemic) he transitioned to our Freight Managment team. He is a great addition to the opperations side of our business and we are happy to have him on the team! 

Most likely to want to play football at the University of Notre Dame.

Favorite sports team and why?

My favorite sports team is a soccer team called FC Barcelona. They are my favorite because my favorite player plays for them and I’ve been a fan of him since I was little.

Favorite athlete and why?

Lionel Messi because he can do things that no other soccer player can do. He is also a humble guy which shows on and off the soccer field.

How long have you been in a relationship with GIX?

Two weeks, but I definitely think it’s serious.

Any weird obsessions (Watch cat videos / Starwars)? What do you collect? Weird shoe size? Let your demons out…

I watch people on YouTube that travel around the world to try different kinds of foods in my spare time or when I’m bored laying in bed.

What is something interesting about you?

I have never broken a bone in my life.

If you were a mixed drink, what would you be?

I think I am a straight shot of tequila because I can be serious, but also can be very fun.

Sahir Khan Freight Manager 308-398-9574 308-398-9574

Once upon a time, we met a student named Sahir at UNT and we knew he would be a good fit for our team. After interviewing this student, we offered him a summer internship and he gladly accepted. We aren’t saying that we offered him this internship purely off of his answer to ‘What’s your favorite restaurant?’, but we aren’t saying that it didn’t have something to do with it. Then, unexpectedly, a terrible virus hit the U.S. and caused a great deal of fear, sickness, and uncertainty and both Sahir and GIX were nervous for what that meant for a summer internship program. Thankfully though, with his patience and willingness to work with us, we were able to bring him in for his internship during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Unlike many students, Sahir was able to speed up his schooling and finished a semester early which was great for us too, because we were able to offer him a full-time position and transition him seamlessly into that role upon his July graduation. And while this story of Sahir and GIX is just getting started, we hope that it has many years of success, fun, and adventure yet to come. 

 

Most likely to get mistaken for Jordan Fisher.... For real though, look him up.  

 

Favorite sports team and why? 

Houston Rockets, I am from Houston and have been through the ups and downs with the team since I was a child. 

What’s something interesting about you? 

I can play 5 instruments. 

What was your first impression of GIX? 

Wow… This place is nice, the people are cool, and I like what I’m doing. 

Any weird obsessions? Can’t stop watching cat videos? What do you collect? Abnormal shoe size? Let your demons out… 

As bad as it sounds, I’ve always really been fascinated by hurricanes and other natural disasters. 

How passionate are you about chicken nuggets? 

VERY. Especially the dinosaur ones.

Customer Relations Team

Gus Valencia Scheduling Manager 308-398-8556 866‐453‐9772

Gus is a graduate of  the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he finished his degree in May of 2020. He now is the proud owner of a business administration with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management degree.  Gus started with GIX  as a Spring Intern and might have gotten the job due to his infectious giggle. Okay, that’s not entirely true. He is a sharp kid with great skills and a desire to learn and work hard. But, also, that laugh. It’s one of the best we’ve ever heard, and lucky for us we get to keep hearing it since Gus has now joined us in a full-time capacity. I guess you could say he laughed himself right into a job. 

Most likely to start laughing, make you laugh at his laugh, and then continue laughing because now everyone is laughing and can’t stop. (Not that we would know from experience or anything)

If the world was about to end you would….?

Beach day, all day with my family.

What was your first impression of GIX?

Wow! They really don’t just sit and play Xbox or Wii all day.

Any weird obsession (watch cat videos/ Starwars)? What do you collect? Weird shoe size? Let your demons out…

I collect shot glasses from every place I’ve visited so far.

Celebrity crush growing up?

Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical

If Mike Young was the combination of two famous people, which two would he be?

Ronald Reagan and Jonah Hill

If you were a drink, what would you be?

A mango margarita on the rocks.

 

Tavo DeSantiago Customer Relations Manager 800-444-9008 866‐453‐9772

Octavio, Tavo for short, is the first of his kind. A hybrid if you will in the Customer Service Realm of GIX Logistics. Our relationship with Tavo started in January of 2018 when he joined our team as a Spring Intern. After completing his internship, he remained on our staff as a 'Senior Intern' working when his demanding school schedule would allow him to. Fast forward to January of 2019 and Tavo joined us as a CRM intern where he learned the ins and outs of what the day to day work load of a Customer Service Rep looked like. Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with his bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management in May of 2019, Tavo joined our team as a full-time employee. His plan is to move to Texas this fall and be the CRM for the sales accounts in our Fort Worth office. He will be the first of his kind in the Fort Worth office, and we are excited for him to embrace the CRA/CRM role down there and grow that department for us. 

Most likely to order Jimmy Johns at least 3 days a week.

Favorite sports team and why?

Huskers! Why? Nebraska.

What’s something no one knows about you?

I did kindergarten three times

The best part of waking up?

Coffee

What’s the worst thing you would do for some guacamole?

Anything for some guac.

Any weird obsessions (watch cat videos)?  What do you collect? Weird shoe size? Let your demons out…

I watch vine compilations like it’s my religion

Describe Mike Young in one word

Funny

Interns

Brad Quinter Freight Manager Intern (308) 398-9523 (308) 398-9523

BIO COMING SOON! 

Corinne Worthington Freight Manager Intern (308) 398-9529 (308) 398-9529

BIO COMING SOON!