10-second bio: Mike Annas, 20th St. building engineer
Name: Michael Annas
Title: Building Engineer
Department/unit: Building & Administrative Service Center
Location: 415 20th St. (aka the Oakland Scientific Facility or OSF)
When I started working at UCOP: July 9, 2012
What I do for UCOP in five words or less: Anything building related . . . maintenance & service
The best part about working for OP: I haven’t found a bad part yet. I enjoy the challenges of every day, be it a service call for someone being too hot or cold, changing light bulbs, unclogging toilets or scheduling vendors to perform maintenance. I get to work not only at the 20th Street building but at Kaiser as well, keeping the UCOP employees smiling day in and day out.
Something you don’t know about me: I am an avid outdoors man. I love to be in the mountains hiking, snowshoeing and snowboarding with my fiancee and Bernese Mountain dogs. I enjoy gardening and raising organic chickens as well.
One weird fact about the town I grew up in: Walnut Creek is headquarters for the PAC-12 Conference (Pacific 12 College Athletic Conference). It seemed like such a small town with nothing much to do when I was a kid; now it is one of the busiest little shopping centers in the East Bay.
If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now): I would love to own a hardware store in a rural town. I enjoy helping others accomplish their “honey-do” lists and would get to play with all sorts of tools and outdoor equipment.
Cool, Mike! Thanks for being a great colleague!