Brian LavrichBrian Lavrich

Customer Care Embracer
Start date: March 2013

What is your background?
I have an Associate’s degree from Lakeland and a Bachelor’s degree from Kent State in Journalism and Mass Communications. I have worked for the Port Clinton News Herald, Warren Tribune Chronicle and Sun Newspapers mainly as a sports reporter and editor. I've covered, at various times, the Browns, Indians, Cavaliers, Ohio State football and most sports at Kent State along with many high schools from northeast Ohio and even northwest Ohio.

Do you have any pets currently?
I have two black Lab mixes: Gladys who is 12 and Nittany who is six. We got Nittany on my first wedding anniversary. She’s named for Nittany Lions as my wife went to Penn State.

What is your favorite pet-related memory?
That’s hard to say. I’ve had dogs, many fish and a turtle over the years. Maybe my favorite was Tippy, a mutt who was my first dog. We grew up together since Tippy was only a year older then me. I suppose, in general, growing up with Tippy was my favorite memory. She was named Tippy because she was grey, but the tip of her tail was white.

What’s your favorite thing about Embrace?
I love the people and the atmosphere. I’ve never worked anywhere else where everyone is so nice, positive and together. The work atmosphere can’t be beat.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love being with my kids. I love taking them to the zoo along with the park or the playground. I also enjoy reading with my kids and on my own.