Jeff Lodge has been hired as a sales executive for the Payson Roundup.
Lodge came to the Roundup in June from Bend, Ore. where he lived for 10 years, prior to that he lived in Phoenix for 10 years.
Lodge has been involved in sales and management his whole working career. He owned a graphic art and Web design business and worked in real estate as an agent for many years.
Lodge attended Portland Community College in 1980 for business administration. He also took classes for sound engineering.
Lodge's sister owns Macky's Grill at 201 W. Main St. in Payson.
"For fun, I have a full production recording studio at home. I play guitar, drums and keyboards," Lodge said.
Lodge can be caught doing karaoke around town when he, "thinks no one's looking."
To contact Lodge about advertising in the Roundup call (928) 474-5251 ext. 103 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron's Rental hires general manger
Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership has a new general manager.
Gabriel Buehler took over as general manager a month ago. He moved to Payson from Prescott Valley were he worked at Aaron's for a year.
"It is a really fun job," Buehler said. "I really like my boss."
Buehler graduated from California State University Los Angeles in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in music and a minor in business.
Ultimately he would like to be in theater or open his own studio.
Buehler said he would play his DJ beat box keyboard for any customer who comes to the store.
When not working Buehler likes to fish, boat and watch movies.
Aaron's is at 113 E. Highway 260, and the phone number is (928) 474-5065.