Q & A with Pearson Byrnes

What brought you to NPP?

I worked across the street from NPP for a long time but was not really happy where I was. I also lived very close, practically right behind the store, so when an opportunity at NPP presented itself, I didn’t hesitate to apply. I have a high school diploma and am currently pursuing a degree in Systems Analysis; I also do Strength Coaching on the side. My passion for animals, especially my dog and cats, made joining NPP feel like the perfect fit.

What is your Role/Superpower with NPP?

I am an inventory clerk, and while I have made mistakes every now and then at the beginning of my employment, I like to think I have adjusted to the job and the demands relatively quickly. So, while I may not be breaking headlines just yet, I still think I’m doing a pretty good job keeping inventory rotated and stocked, at least now I am haha.

What do you enjoy most about working at NPP?

Although I’m relatively new to NPP and am yet to embark on any significant projects, the work environment has been great. The camaraderie and positive vibes make every day enjoyable. I’m excited to work on any large projects to come.

Tell us about your pets…

I have a border collie, Remy, and my three cats: Tuukka, Puck, and Kitty. While Remy, Tuukka, and Puck have rescue stories, Kitty’s is a bit unique. He was a stray who, during a particularly harsh winter storm, decided it was just too cold outside and scrambled inside. He’s been living here ever since and is inseparable from my mom.

What are your pets’ favorite treats or toys?

Remy, my dog, has a penchant for ‘Woofers’, the 100% dried beef treats available at the raw bar. She also has an undeniable soft spot for the ‘Fluff & Tuff’ toy line, with her stuffed cow, Mr. Cow, being her constant companion.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Outside of work, I am an avid weightlifter and regularly participate in weightlifting competitions. My passion for fitness extends to keeping updated with the latest in exercise science, with The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research being a frequent read. I don’t watch TV or go out to see movies too much, but Aliens (1986) holds a special place as my all-time favorite.