EMPLOYEE

SPOTLIGHT

Meet the incredible individuals behind the scenes! Discover the stories and expertise driving our team's success in our exclusive Employee Spotlight.

Chris Huff

President
Dept: Admin
Employee Since 1998
"Chris is absolutely amazing at re-racking everything! He is an incredibly hard worker, putting in the time every single day. His most productive time starts at the impressive hour of 5:30 am, and he even works on weekends! I am so lucky to speak with him most every day, and I can say with confidence that every conversation we have is filled with his genuine care for every individual in the company. It's clear that Chris prioritizes this part of his job, and it's truly inspiring!"- Paul Lage
July 2024
What do you find most unique about this company?
We are very unique in our product offering and in the various ways we go to market. We are the last remaining manufacturer of temporary tattoos in North America which I think is super cool.

What motivates you most about your job?
The people I work with motivate me every day. I am also someone who thrives on challenge.

Have you grown professionally while on our team? Please explain how.
Yes. I am in a role that I have not been in before which has a whole new set of responsibilities. This has definitely driven my professional growth of the last 2+ years.

Who is your greatest influence? Why?
Elon Musk. He never says "it can't be done" and does things his way regardless of the consequences. He has accomplished more in
his time on earth than most humans throughout history.

What do most people not know about you? 
I lived on a sailboat in the Caribbean for a year.

Additional 2024 Spotlight Employees

Luis Cruz

Letterpress Operator
Dept: Letterpress
Employee Since 2010
Known for always being helpful and a team player!
January 2024
What do most people not know about you?
I played professional baseball in Mexico.

What has been your greatest accomplishment with TMI?
I believe my greatest accomplishment with TMI has been learning to operate the different machines in the different departments and being able to help when needed.

What parts of our mission do you most identify with?
The part I identify with the most is trying to make people happy with our product; I take pride in my work always keeping our
customers in mind.

What motivates you most about your job?
The thing that motivates me the most is seeing the jobs we have on the list completed and knowing that I have done it well.

Who is your greatest influence? Why?
My family because everything I do is for them.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.

Matt Haslag

Graphic Designer
Dept: Creative
Employee since 2019
Known for being a problem solver and his creativity.
February 2024
Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what are they?
My super useless talent is that I can remember the names of most actors that I see in a movie. It's not cool.

What has been your greatest accomplishment with TMI?
I've had the opportunity to work with multiple departments and people across the company to roadmap and implement production automation within our current production environment. It's been a fantastic learning experience which has allowed me to really understand how the company works and how all the various systems connect to each other.

What do you find most unique about this company?
The production process for tattoos is pretty unique, but I think the most unique thing about the company is the people. There's a strong commitment to constantly improve, iterate, and succeed.

Who is your greatest influence? Why?
My wife Marcy. She worked at TMI for over 10 years as the creative director for the Savvi Department and she's super talented in design and organization. I always bounce ideas off her and am constantly in awe of her abilities.

If you were to go back in history, who would you be and why?
Definitely Wyatt Earp or someone who observed the OK corral gunfight. When I went to Tombstone for the first time I always wondered what that must have felt like and where the truth in the legend really is. Plus cowboys, gunfights, and the old west are super cool.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Tommy Hardy Employee Spotlight

Tommy Hardy

IT Facilitator
Dept: IT
Employee Since 2022
Tommy is always happy to help others and does so with a smile. He is truly interested in understanding the challenges his teammates are experiencing as he thrives on figuring out ways to help. Tommy is the consummate team player.
March 2024
Who is your greatest influence? Why?
Dave Grohl. That dude is killin it. and he has cool hair too.

What parts of our mission do you most identify with?
Innovation is where it's at. Make something new, or make something better. Dig it.

What has been your greatest accomplishment with TMI?
Learning the SQL coding language. Prior to TMI I had no experience with SQL, but it's really been my favorite part of the job.

What has been your experience with our company culture?
I love all of the fun events. Costume contests. parties. decorations. And the food! so many good cooks around here.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I like to play music, play D&D, and play video games.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.

Riana King

Website Content Manager
Dept: Marketing
Employee since 2022
Her reputation on the team is as a wonderfully critical thinker with a can-do attitude.
April 2024
What is your team like?
We pride ourselves on our ability to think quickly and observe deeply, enabling us to accomplish a remarkable amount. We work together to achieve our goals. Sharing achievements not only feels great but also reinforces our shared commitment and effectiveness.

What parts of our mission do you most identify with?
What resonates with me the most about our mission is the focus on self-expression through art. It's incredible to see how art enables people to communicate their thoughts and emotions uniquely, allowing for a deeper understanding and appreciation of themselves, others and the world around them.

What do you find most unique about this company?
I believe the history of the company is very unique. You don't find many companies in Tucson who have reached the world in the way TM International has.

What do most people not know about you? 
As a GM for a property management firm, I traveled to Australia to address 3000 attendees on US real estate investment. At the event, I met Tim Ferris and Richard Branson. Our mission succeeded, leading to our company managing numerous properties for Australian investors.

What motivates you most about your job?
My drive stems from the process of creating, learning, and accomplishing goals. Being a self-starter, I value collaborating with a manager who equips me with the resources needed and empowers me to execute tasks independently.

Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Giovanna Soto

Giovanna Soto

Special Packaging
Dept: Assembly
Employee since 2021
Giovanna Soto is an exceptional employee who consistently maintains a positive attitude and is always willing to assist in any way possible. Her reliability and exceptional organizational skills are truly remarkable and greatly contribute to the success of our team.
May 2024
What part of our mission do you most identify with?
Commitment to excellence to our costumers and also within the four walls by always keeping a great culture and positive
environment for our staff.

Have you grown professionally while on our team?
Absolutely, in my time at TMI I've grown as a person and as a professional by developing multiple skills such as training, team
building , comunication and multitask.

What do you find most unique about this company?
The brand, by being a world wide industry leader in innovative products and being a Tucson local business

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I'm a soccer mom it takes my entire life and I love it !

What do most people not know about you?
I Danced Mexican Folklorico in competition for many years, I still love it till this day.

Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones

Order Management Specialist
Dept: Operations
Employee Since 2018
Jenny is an absolutely incredible team member who consistently exudes a positive attitude towards exploring new ideas and approaches. She is always proactive in finding innovative solutions and adapts to changing circumstances with remarkable ease. Jenny's contributions to the team are nothing short of outstanding, including developing new tools and processes that have benefited both her and her colleagues. With her extensive experience in Operations, Sales, and Compliance, Jenny has become an invaluable asset to TMI.
June 2024
What motivates you most about your job??
Being able to create new programs and processes that allow this growing team's strengths to flourish, while improving weaknesses
at the same time.

What is your team like?
When i think of our team, i think of the board game Clue. Many different Characters with different strengths and ways of approaching daily business that all come together for a wild weekly mystery.

What parts of our mission do you most identify with?
The part of our mission statement that speaks the loudest to me is being able to create Tattoos (or anything) that can bring out the child in everyone. If we can bring out the child in anyone, imagine the impact if everyone could have a little more fun every day.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Spending time with my family on weekends, rollerblading and bicycling, reading books, swimming.

Who is your greatest influence? Why?
My Dad is my biggest influence. As a kid i watched my dad thrive in his industry and have always wanted to find my own specialty and build a long-term career.

Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
Accordion content goes here.
chevron-down