Our employees do amazing things and live out our core values every day — and not just at work. We’re excited to introduce Our People ArcBest: a video, podcast and photography series about real people doing extraordinary things. Follow ArcBest on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to be the first to hear their inspiring stories of setbacks and success, commitment and community. We’ll also post all Our People ArcBest videos and podcasts here, so bookmark this page!
Gary Don Curry
Those who know Gary Don Curry would likely describe a man of great integrity, incredible faith and a self-deprecating sense of humor. However, to really know him, you’d need to understand what he’s endured: an atypical childhood, moving homes more than 40 times, and plenty of opportunities to simply give up. But with a positive spirit and determined commitment to his family, faith and community, Gary Don found a way to overcome his past experiences through forgiveness and an abundance of compassion for others.
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Our People ArcBest: Gary Don Curry
We’re excited to introduce the first feature video in the #OurPeopleArcBest series: Gary Don Curry faced a lot of obstacles growing up, but he’s never been one to complain. An atypical childhood, moving homes more than 40 times and plenty of opportunities to just give up haven’t stopped him from keeping a positive attitude. With a strong commitment to his family, faith and community, Gary Don knows that extending forgiveness and compassion to others is the best way to live life — something he considers a wonderful gift. Watch now:Posted by ArcBest on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
As a Senior Financial Analyst at ArcBest, Carrie Owenby constantly looks for ways to make the most of the future. But as a hip hop and tap dance instructor, she’s helping both adults and teens find their passion for being in the moment. Watch the video below to learn more about Carrie and see her in action!
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Our People ArcBest: Carrie Owenby
As a full-time Senior Financial Analyst and part-time hip hop and tap dance instructor, Carrie Owenby has discovered that life, like dance, is all about finding your balance. See how Carrie found the right rhythm to balance her passions in the newest #OurPeopleArcBest video:Posted by ArcBest on Thursday, December 20, 2018
Our People ArcBest: Ralph and Nate for Wreaths Across America
In this episode of Our People ArcBest, ABF Freight drivers Nate McCarty and Ralph Garcia recently returned from delivering what they referred to as “sacred cargo”: wreaths placed on the graves of veterans laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. They were two of the hundreds of volunteer truck drivers who delivered over 1.8 million wreaths to 1,640 cemeteries across the country. Ralph and Nate share their story about what being part of this amazing effort means to them and what it means to so many of the people they’ve met.
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Our People ArcBest: Nate McCarty and Ralph Garcia
In this episode of Our People ArcBest, ABF Freight drivers Nate McCarty and Ralph Garcia recently returned from delivering what they referred to as “sacred cargo”: wreaths placed on the graves of veterans laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. They were two of the hundreds of volunteer truck drivers who delivered over 1.8 million wreaths to 1,640 cemeteries across the country. Ralph and Nate share their story about what being part of this amazing effort means to them and what it means to so many of the people they’ve met.Posted by ArcBest on Thursday, December 27, 2018
Chad and Emily Treadaway
Meet ArcBest employee Chad Treadway and wife, Emily. As high school sweethearts, they always dreamed of fostering children; and after marrying and having two kids of their own, they did just that. However, life ended up taking them down a slightly different path — one that led to making an even bigger impact in the lives of children and families in their community.
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Our People ArcBest: Chad and Emily Treadaway
When high school sweethearts Chad and Emily Treadaway started dating at the age of 16, they discussed their mutual desire to adopt or foster children someday. And after marrying and having two biological children, they did just that. But after opening their home to foster care, they realized their calling might be different than what they planned — leading them to impact the children and families in their community more than they ever imagined. #OurPeopleArcBest Watch now:Posted by ArcBest on Thursday, January 10, 2019
“Every kid should know what it’s like to be part of a family.” What started as a short visit to Haiti quickly became life-changing for Kendra Schultz: at just 22 years old, she became the director of a children’s home there and took on the responsibility to nurture the physical, spiritual and emotional health of 12 young children. Kendra didn’t expect to find such a calling — but through faith, determination and lots of love, she made a significant impact in several little lives.
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Our People ArcBest: Kendra Schultz
What began as an internship quickly became life-changing for Kendra Schultz: she took on the role of director at a children’s home in Haiti at just 22 years old. “I didn't have any desire to live in another country…but seeing those kids and being able to spend time with them for 10 days just drastically changed my heart.” Even though Kendra didn’t expect to find such a calling, she’s still making an impact in several little lives to this day. Watch the latest #OurPeopleArcBest feature story now:Posted by ArcBest on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Lyska Dilworth knew she wanted to pursue a career in computer science from a very early age, but she didn’t know that her journey to becoming a computer engineer would be full of life’s twists and turns. But with faith, determination and the support of her family, Lyska found a way to achieve her dream.
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Our People ArcBest: Lyska Dilworth
Lyska Dilworth always dreamed of a career in computer science — but life had other plans first. Thanks to the strength of her faith and the support of her family, she never gave up on that dream. Watch the latest #OurPeopleArcBest story now:Posted by ArcBest on Thursday, February 7, 2019
When Chris Wear isn’t at work, you’ll likely find him in his running shoes — but that wasn’t always the case. When he realized his health and wellbeing weren’t where they should be, Chris decided to take action. In just a few short years, he went from signing up for his first 5K to attempting 100-mile trail runs. Watch Chris’s Our People ArBest video to hear more about the changes he’s made, and why he’s never looking back.
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Our People ArcBest: Chris Wear
After realizing his health wasn’t where he wanted it to be, Chris Wear decided to make a change. From conquering his first 5K to vying for a spot in the Boston Marathon, it’s clear that once Chris sets a goal, he’s bound to accomplish it! In the latest #OurPeopleArcBest story, Chris tells us how overcoming hundreds of miles has helped him overcome other challenges in life. Watch now:Posted by ArcBest on Thursday, February 21, 2019
From dreaming of seeing the world beyond his hometown, to committing himself to helping provide a brighter future for it, Bryan’s story is proof that it only takes one person to make a difference. It’s a lesson he hopes to pass on to his son — and anyone else looking to change their community.
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Our People ArcBest: Bryan Oden
Bryan Oden once dreamed of seeing the world outside of his hometown. Now, he works to make it a place no one would ever want to leave. Through his tireless commitment to serving his community, Bryan is proof that one person can absolutely make a difference. Watch his #OurPeopleArcBest story now:Posted by ArcBest on Thursday, March 21, 2019
Victoria Gruttadauria’s path to health and happiness wasn’t always the smoothest. But after joining the ArcBest team, she found a way to achieve what she previously thought was impossible. Watch her Our People ArcBest story to see the incredible health and lifestyle changes she made for the better!
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Our People ArcBest: Victoria Gruttadauria
For Victoria Gruttadauria, joining the ArcBest team was a turning point that helped her make big changes to improve her health — and her happiness. Watch the latest #OurPeopleArcBest video to learn more about her determination and drive to never give up.Posted by ArcBest on Thursday, April 25, 2019
Todd Bixenman and Jose Corrales
As two veterans with over 10 years of service each, Jose Corrales and Todd Bixenman know the powerful bond of brotherhood that serving your country creates. And they also know how difficult it can be for some to transition to a life at home, where that bond isn’t a part of your everyday life. That’s why they created the annual Veterans Day Celebration at their local service center — an event to honor their colleagues who have given so much to their country, and remind them they’re never alone.
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Our People ArcBest: Todd Bixenman and Jose Corrales
As veterans, Todd Bixenman and Jose Corrales know the struggles some service members face when adjusting back to civilian life. That’s why they created an event that would honor their fellow veterans and remind them that they’re never alone. As our nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, take a moment to watch the latest #OurPeopleArcBest story of how Todd and Jose created the annual Veterans Day celebration at their service center and how much it’s meant to them:Posted by ArcBest on Wednesday, July 3, 2019