Specialist (SPC) Dontavious Thomas honorably served six years in the United States Army as an 88N, Transportation Coordinator. He supported a wide variety of Army operations as he was responsible for scheduling and selecting the transportation modes for personnel and equipment in the field around the clock. In this critical role, SPC Thomas ensured the Army was able to perform their missions as "nothing happens 'til something moves." His most memorable moment was his first deployment to Shindand, Afghanistan where he says, "I was blessed with amazing leadership and many lasting memories!"
Drawing upon the invaluable skills from the Army, he now serves as the Strategic Partner at Schooley Mitchell in the Charlotte/Lake Norman area. Dontavious specializes in identifying cost effective solutions for any business that uses telephones, wireless devices, eSignatures, electronic logging devices, processes debit or credit cards, generates waste, or uses shipping and courier services. “When I became a Franchisee with Schooley Mitchell, I had no idea a pandemic would happen the following year. A lot of businesses are struggling while others are performing better. Saving money typically isn't on the forefront of the mind for business owners, but helping them add value while being their watchdog for savings is an amazing feeling! I've never met a person that loves to overpay!" One of the biggest challenges Dontavious faces is finding owners and decision makers with the right mindset. “Maybe your company makes a ton in revenue, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't look to lower your expenses. The more money a company is able to keep allows for equipment upgrades, employee bonuses, or buying a nice gift for your significant other!”
Dontavious continues to serve his community as an active member of the North Mecklenburg Exchange Club and resides in Huntersville with his wife, Kimberly, and son, Jaden. "I'm huge into video games, sports, traveling, axe throwing, bowling, cornhole and, because of COVID-19, just leaving my house is fun!"
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