Name: Eloy Figueroa
Title: Technology Account Manager
What do you do for Miller? I represent Miller in San Antonio selling Hardware, Printers, Plotters, Copiers and provide supplies and service.
Where are you from? I graduated from Louis W. Fox Technical High School (San Antonio) in 1973! Then, I served in the Army for 6 years. After I got out, I joined the Air Force Reserve in East Kelly. I was born in Palau Coahuila Mexico and immigrated in December 1954. We moved here from Eagle Pass in 1965 and were migrant workers and worked in Idaho, Montana and Oregon! Last year I became a citizen and I’m very proud of it!!!
What is your favorite activity around San Antonio? I enjoy going to different restaurants and enjoying different foods. I like gardening and going to the Spurs games.
What do you share with San Antonio visitors? I love teaching history to anyone that is new in town, especially about the battle of the Alamo. I like telling them about all the Missions here .
Do you have any secret talents? I pride myself telling everyone that I was a great Cyclist and won 4th in junior division in Texas many moons ago! I am a naturalist gardener and landscaper.
What is a favorite San Antonio “thing” you’d recommend to others? Of course, visit the Riverwalk, the Alamo and the Missions! Don’t forget to go up the Hemisfair tower.
What is the most over-hyped thing in San Antonio? I really feel it’s the two weeks of Fiesta!
What makes YOU be YOU? I always tell everyone that I am like my father, Jose Antonio Figueroa, always meeting and talking to people. I like to help others and have a passion to help those in need
Anything you are super-stoked about right now? I am super-stoked being given this opportunity to work for a great company like Miller. Just today I spoke to an architect, and he said, ‘oh yeah, Miller Blueprint.’
Say hello to the personable Jeff Stewart!
Name: Jeff Stewart
Title: Technology Sales Key Account Manager & Service Manager
What do you do for Miller? I manage two exceptional service technicians, Ian Johnson and John Beckerley. I am also responsible for technology sales in state, local and education (SLED) accounts. My focus right now is on increasing awareness and consideration for Miller IDS as a HUB certified firm and an authorized Texas DIR reseller for HP products in the SLED vertical market.
What is your favorite activity around Austin? Boating Lake Travis, tubing in New Braunfels, hunting the Hill County, and my new experience is scootering downtown.
What is your favorite Austin original? The Capitol & the Driskill (love the history).
What is your favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do in Austin? Trailer dining on South Lamar.
Do you have any secret talents? harmonica, wake-boarding and ski tricks. Do other things for fun? Sipping new tequilas in winter, boat raft-offs with friends in the summer.
Anything you are super-stoked about right now? Summer is coming and the lake is full!
What are you from? Well, I moved to Austin in 2002 and this year, I’ll have lived in Texas the longest (God Bless Texas!). But where am I from? First 26 years were in Southern California (HB), next 5 years in Virginia with an aerospace company, 8 years in Houston for the aerospace company then Xerox, then 7 years in New York with Xerox, then to Austin in 2002.
Destenie is a Graphics Customer Sales Service Rep. She is our expert candle maker and loves soul food.
Name: Destenie Rhodes
Title: Graphics Customer Sales Service Rep
What do you do for Miller? I help cool clients that come to us with their graphics projects. If they aren’t sure what it is they want, but have a general goal, I help brainstorm ideas to make their needs come to life!
Where are you from? I’m from Bryan/College Station! Home of the Aggies, although I never was into the whole rivalry between Aggies and the Longhorns.
What is your favorite activity around Austin? SLEEPING! Being in college just does that to you. To really answer the question, I’d say going to the lake because I usually always go with my sisters.
What is your favorite Austin Original? Roland’s Soul Food in East Austin!! It takes me back home to my Grandma’s cookin’!
What was the last TV show you binged? Bob’s Burgers!
Do you have any secret talents? Not really, but I have some really cool light-up hula hoops that I love flowing/dancing with. Hashtag Free Spirit LOL
What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do? I don’t know if I have an Austin thing. I always just kind of go out and see what pops up. There is always something going down here and if you just drive around aimlessly, you will find something.
What do you spend time doing that is odd, quirky, unusual, or just enjoyable? I have a whole bunch of ethically sourced herbs and flowers that I make soy candles and perfumes out of! My house always smells like a botanic garden.
What makes YOU be YOU? So I’m pretty bubbly and quirky, but a lot of it has to do with writing a list of everything I’m grateful for because I feel sometimes people stress themselves with things they don’t have or haven’t achieved, so recognizing and appreciating what you have can really improve your mood and attitude.
Anything you are super pumped up about right now? Pumped is the constant mood for me.
Daneyra has been a CIM Production Technician at our 7th Street Store since 2015. She is our resident foodie and lover of all things Mario.
Name: Daneyra Sanchez
Title: CIM Production Technician, 7th Street Location
What do you do for Miller?:Everything Repro! I help customers with scanning and printing– making sure all plans are in the correct order and size!
Where are you from?: Californ-I-A. I was born in LA.I moved to Texas in 1997 after I lived in South Carolina and Georgia.
What is your favorite activity around Austin?: Food adventures in and around Austin. (She is really our resident foodie and always can recommend a good place to try!)
What was the last TV show your binged?: Dexter. It’s an interesting show—I like it because Dexter is a very superhero-like guy.
Do you have any secret talents?: Cooking! My specialty is Machaca Tacos—shredded beef with tomatoes and onions topped with chipotle mayo.
What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do in Austin?: Eat and try all of the flavors of Austin! Great food is everywhere! I just look on google for new places—especially new Asian fusion restaurants.
Where is the best food in Austin? Loro and Old Thousand for Asian fusion. Toss Pizzeria for pizza and wings. Hopdoddy for burgers.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? India! For the culture, food, and the music. I love Hindi Pop!
Can you tell me a little about your experience in the printing services industry? I’ve been in printing since 1997, mainly printing litigation documents and information. I joined Miller in 2015 and I enjoy going to work everyday and being part of the Miller Team!
Ryan has been our Graphics Account Manager for 2 years. We love Ryan’s enthusiasm and dedication to getting the job done!
Name: Ryan Bruce
Title: Graphics Account Manager
What do you do for Miller?: I manage accounts and special projects/events. I work closely with some of our large clients to ensure that they are happy and getting the best products Miller has to offer.
Where are you from?: I was born in California in 1986. When I was 9 we moved to Boise, ID where I grew up and spent most of my childhood.
What is your favorite activity around Austin?: Fly Fishing the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels is hands down my favorite way to spend some time outdoors. Other than that dinners and drinks is my ticket to a good evening.
What was the last TV show your binged?: Currently, it is Madame Secretary on Netflix. I enjoy all the action and drama in the show.
Do you have any secret talents?: Being from the north, I am an avid snowboarder. Also I’d consider myself a fairly good handyman.
What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do?: Watch the bats leave the Congress Bridge at sunset, from a canoe is pretty much amazing. I had one of the best nights here in Austin starting off with that. Also exploring the caverns in Round Rock was beautiful as well. I’d recommend doing both if you haven’t.
If you haven’t already, meet Larry Williams, CIM Customer Service Representative, 7th Street
Name: Lauritz (Larry) A Williams
Title: Customer Service Representative at Miller IDS, 7th Street Location
What do you do for Miller?: Customer Service, Supplies Services and Consultation. (Who’s kidding whom? Larry is the harmonizer and vibe setter at Miller on 7th – having a bad day? Spend 5 minutes with Larry and it’s gonna be better! You just can’t help yourself- everyone loves the guy!)
Where are you from?: If from Austin area, name a K-12 school you attended that you’re proud of?: Austin! I went to McCallum High School in Central Austin. I also studied Graphic and Commercial Arts at Austin Community College and Texas State Technical College.
What is your favorite activity around Austin?: I like fishing, hiking, and/or relaxing at a swimming hole, my favorite around here is Barton Springs.
What or who is your favorite Austin Original?: Antone’s Night Club. They provide the authentic Austin weekend. It’s a place where you get to recharge and get some good local vibes.
What was the last TV show your binged?: Marvel’s Daredevil. I like action and old school comics—Daredevil and Wolverine, those guys are tough and move fast. They never back down from any challenges. I like that.
Do you have any secret talent? I am pretty good at skateboarding. I skateboard to work sometimes. I like to surf too—if I lived near water, I’d surf more. I took to skateboarding/surfing when it became popular in the 80s and 90s. (The guy rides his skateboard to work, if weather is particularly good. We are talking a good half mile on a skateboard!)
But you can’t mention Larry without mentioning his band, Afrofreque! We love Larry, and we love Afrofreque. Check out their Facebook page here.
What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do?: If you’re in Austin, you have to go to a great show at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre and then eat at a local Austin joint. I like Tamale House East and Styles Switch BBQ. Some places in Austin can be too much, but these places are just right.
Meet Dalia Gonzalez, CIM Production Supervisor, 7th Street
What do you do at Miller IDS?
I process orders for customers, place supply orders and make sure drivers deliver orders to customers on time.
Where are you from? if from Austin area, name a K-12 school you attended that you’re proud of.
I am from Texas City, Texas, outside of Galveston.
What is your favorite activity around Austin? Hanging out at family members’ houses or meeting with friends and family for drinks and some good laughs and stories.
Who is your favorite Austin Original? Leslie Cochran, ’cause it’s Keep Austin Weird and you never knew what you’d see him dressed in!
What was the last TV show your binged?: ‘Ballers’ because I love NFL football! Go Dolphins!!!
Do you have any secret talent? Baking cake using Big Red soda as the secret ingredient.
What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do?: Go bar hopping during happy hour. There are so many unique bars around Austin—especially Tiny Bar at 5th and Bowie.’
Meet Vittoria Mottler, Graphics Manager, Metric Location at Miller IDS
What do you do at Miller IDS?
I assist in running the graphics department for Miller at the Metric Location. I help lead a great team at Metric in achieving high-quality, large-format products.
Where are you from?
I moved here from Maryland my senior year of high school. I went to Anderson High School.
What is your favorite activity around Austin?
I love the hiking spots around town. I take my dog Kaizer out on the weekends to hike. Some of our favorite trails are Walnut Creek and Emma Long Park.
What or who is your favorite Austin Original?
Hut’s is one of my favorite Austin originals. I love their bacon cheese burger!
What was the last TV show your binged?:
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Do you have any secret talents?
I make great chocolate milk—the secret is Hershey’s Limited Ingredients Chocolate Sauce!
What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do in Austin?
Go watch the bats! That never gets old for me.
Meet Becca Tambunga CIM Production Technician & Archiving Specialist at Miller IDS
What do you do at Miller IDS?
Scanning and Digitalization of documents. Customer Service, Reprographic Technician, Planroom back-up.
Where are you from?
I’m from Opelousas, LA.
Who or what is your favorite Austin Original?
Stevie Ray Vaughn
What was the last TV show you binge-watched? The 100, Fear the Walking Dead
What is your favorite activity around Austin?I love the Rock Shop and I love antiquing…visiting museums, window shopping, looking around stores (I love little holes-in-the-wall). Amethyst is my favorite stone! I love me the Crystal Shop on Lamar.
Do you have any secret talents? I’m good at refinishing old things….I like to go around Austin’s old school shops and find odds and ends to collect. I love snow owls so I’m always on the lookout. I love the museum…. I love old things in general. (Funny, she chose archiving as a specialty, huh!)
What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do in Austin? Summer Theatre in the Park (at Zilker Hillside Theatre).
Meet Ian Johnson, Service Technician at Miller IDS
This Round Rock native spends most of his free time hanging out with his wife Megan, their dogs, and streaming video games online.
What do you do at Miller IDS?
I fix things!
What do you like most about living here?
Good food and the arcade scene.
What haven’ you done in Austin that you’d like to do?
I’d like to attend Dream Hack, SXSW, and try a new restaurant with Megan each week.
What are your 3 favorite movies?
“Inception”, “Your Name” & “Shutter Island”
If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to star in it?
I would’ve said Denzel Washington previously, but right now I’d have to go with Donald Glover.
Lastly, what’s your favorite thing about working at Miller IDS?
Ian (and his teammates) can be seen around Central Texas providing great customer service by maintaining and installing HP printers for our customers, as well as for our in-house fleet. We are thrilled that Ian calls Miller home!