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10-Second Bio: Roman Starno, master of guitars and berry bars


Name: Roman Starno

Title: Chief Building/Security Manager

Department/Unit: Building and Administrative Service Center (BASC)

Location: Franklin

When I Started Working At UCOP: April 2009

What I Do For OP In Five Words Or Less: Building maintenance/security & some construction

The Best Part About Working For OP: So many people yet we are a family!!! And just like any family, we have some problems but we are able to overcome those problems together.

Something You Don’t Know About Me: Although I am a classical pianist from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, I recorded a country music CD in my younger years which can still be downloaded at: And I invented “The Roman Bar,” a chocolate covered vegan berry bar:

One Weird Fact About The Town I Grew Up In: I grew up in San Francisco. Nothing really weird about SF but whenever I go anywhere, I just crave that FOG that you get in the city when I get back.

If I Could Have Any Job In The World (Besides The One I Have Now), I Would Be: Performing musician and a pastry chef


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  1. Darryl R. Brown July 11, 2017 Reply

    Cool stuff Boss!

  2. Maura July 11, 2017 Reply

    Those bars sure look yummy!

  3. Andre Cleveland July 25, 2017 Reply

    Roman your story is awesome !!!

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