Greg Yerkes

Greg Yerkes

Account Executive

What is your favorite word or phrase?
Alright, alright, alright

What sound or noise do you love, and why?
A good belly laugh! Why? Why not!

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Landscape designer

What is your favorite quote?
“You boys go outside and blow the stink off!“
Marge Yerkes, 1920-2016 RIP

Where is your happy place?
The golf course on a late afternoon.

If you could meet anyone (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
Steve Jobs

What makes you tick, what makes you get out of bed every day?
I really believe you can learn something every day. That and a good cup of coffee.

What’s your favorite smell?
Steak on the barbeque

Who or what in your life has made the biggest impact on who you are today?
Being an Eagle Scout, you always try to be prepared.

What (or where) is your favorite source of creative inspiration?
Problem solving, coming up with an outside the box solution.

What song is stuck in the back of your head… right now?
Uncle John’s Band — Grateful Dead

If you could speak to one type of animal, what would it be and what would you say?
Red Tail Hawk. “How does it feel to fly like that?”

What do you like about your position?
Enjoy helping clients create a variety of printed items that help them stand out from the pack.

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
Logistics, getting the job there on time with all of the paperwork that is required!

What is the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?
I have worked with most of my clients for years and they keep asking me what can we do for our next project!

What do you like about working with the team at Westamerica?
We have a bunch of can do people who like what they do and have worked together for a long time. We often finish each other sentences.

A crazy successful example of helping a client.
We developed a custom Sprinter van wrap for WoodWelded West, a company that sells all kinds of Butcher blocks. We made this van look like a rolling butcher block, and when the customer picked it up he was amazed how great it looked. Even better, he had a call on his machine when he got to the office, from someone that saw the van on his drive home. Pretty cool!

Describe some of the clients/industries you have worked with.
Medical Device Companies, Insurance, Construction

What opportunities do you help clients discover?
We do a great job at structural pieces and I have helped clients create award winning projects that really engage their customers.

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