Antelope Intros: Tyler Glanzer, Kellie Sheridan and Austin Olachea
Antelope Intros is a recurring GCU Today feature that introduces some of our new employees to the people around them in a way that is fun and informative. Employees are eligible to be featured in the month following their orientation.
Job location: Kaibab Enrollment Center
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I hit bombs in old-man softball leagues.
What are you passionate about? Sports. I love all things Arizona sports. I’m a huge hometown fan, so anything to do with the Diamondbacks, Suns, Wildcats, Cardinals or Lopes is right up my alley. No Sun Devils, though.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? I really enjoy attending spring training, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals games. In addition, I find it fun to hike on Camelback and South Mountain.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? Taking my boat out to Lake Pleasant, tubing the Salt River, going to D-backs games and eating at Los Dos Molinos.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I used to have llamas as pets. Just like how you might have a dog in your backyard, I had llamas. And yes, they spit.
What are you most proud of? Earning my bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona and now earning my M.B.A. at GCU.
Job location: Tempe
What attracted you to GCU? Opportunities for advancement within the company as well as tuition benefits, which I plan to take full advantage of.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I plan to volunteer my time with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, doing “day fostering” in which I’ll go to the shelter every Saturday and take a dog out on hikes, to the park or elsewhere for the full afternoon. This tires them out, which makes them less fearful and stressed when placed back in their kennel. This increases the dogs’ chances of adoption and decreases behavior issues due to hyperactivity and boredom.
What are you passionate about? Animals, specifically those categorized in the bully breed family such as pit bulls, Dobermans, bulldogs and boxers. I have two pit bulls of my own. The male, Sancho, is 2 and the female, Reina, is 1 ½. My motto is that when it comes to breed-specific legislation, change begins with humans. Punishing innocent animals doesn’t get to the root of the problem.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I played powder puff football in junior high school.
What are you most proud of? Finally earning a bachelor of arts in psychology after eight years of hard work.
Job location: Peoria
What attracted you to GCU? I was excited for the opportunity to work in higher education and assist students through their college experience at GCU.
What do you do for fun and where do you find that outlet? I love going out to eat and consider myself a foodie. I love St. Francis for brunch, the Vig for lunch, and Postino and Chelsea’s Kitchen for dinner.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about traveling. I have been to New York City, Paris, Geneva and Lake Tahoe. I would love to go to Italy next.
What are your favorite places or events in the Valley that you like to visit? I love First Friday, the Phoenix Art Museum and the Phoenix Zoo.
Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I have never been to the Grand Canyon, and I have lived in Arizona for 24 years.
What are you most proud of? Leaving the Devils (I’m an ASU graduate) for the Christians. Go Lopes!