June Employee Spotlight: Derron Williams
Meet Derron... or as he is known at Pure Inman Park, Derron Labronne (derr-on le-bron).
A dedicated busser at Inman Park, Derron has been making Guests smile for about a year now. He's passionate, funny, and loves his job. We interviewed him to learn a bit more about him.
What is your favorite item on the menu?
Shrimp Tacos with Black Beans! - Definitely Fried
And your favorite drink?
A frozen strawberry margarita with salt.
What are some of your secret talents/hobbies?
Football, Basketball, and other sports
I also love cooking Italian food and fried chicken!
When are you happiest?
I'm happiest when I'm working because I'm around a lot of loving people. The regulars who come into PURE are so great. They make me feel good, smile, and enjoy myself while I'm here and I get to return the favor. My kids make me so happy as well. I have four ages 4-14. Their names are Derreon, Talia, Dashon, and Derron Jr.
If money wasn't a factor, how would you spend your perfect day?
Honestly, I would rent a studio booth and record music all day. I'd bring my spouse and maybe some friends for part of the day but I would stay there ALL DAY LONG. Maybe I'd start the day with some over-well eggs with steak and homestyle potatoes.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would go to London because I love Harry Potter. I want to go to Harry Potter Land. However, I also want to learn about the history of London. I'm a history junkie and think it's important we learn about history to help us work through our problems today.
What is a goal you are currently working towards?
I am working to build my empire as a team of marketers. I want to build a group of people who market "good vibes" and build a brand that is relatable to others and makes people happy. I believe everyone has a need for something and I want to make sure they are able to get it. I want to build partnerships with other businesses and be their teammate, not just a money-hungry business partner. I want to teach people to be the best they can be. I believe there are other options. you don't always have to work for others. Working for yourself and managing yourself is an option many people don't realize. I promise you I will be my absolute best when I get into marketing. I try my best in everything I do and take pride in my work.
If you could do anything (besides your marketing) and you weren't working at PURE, what would you do for a living?
I would install and design window frames and call it "Giving you a Better View".
If you could start your own business, what would you do?
The marketing business, manufacturing distribution company that distributes audio and video equipment, and/or distributing baby supplies because they are born everyday!
Do you have a quote or mantra that you live by?
"Get rich or die trying" or "Skate or die trying".
I feel they both represent my attitude towards work and life. If you don't try something you will never get there.
How did you first hear about PURE?
From a friend of a friend who knew the manager, Evan.
What is your proudest moment at PURE?
In general, I'd say it's the end of every shift. Every time we end a shift is like a little celebration that we made it as a team.
SIDE NOTE: Derron also told us he received a PURO earlier this week for doing an outstanding job as an employee .
... And in life?
Whenever I finish a song or make my mom's dreams come true.
What is something most people don't know about you?
Most people don't know that I'm very emotional, care a lot, and am sensitive. I'm very open about myself and don't hide much.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you have?
Easy- Hot Wings from American Deli.