Human Resources and Training Teams
Traci Kovar – Director of Happiness
Traci Kovar was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in Business Administration in Marketing and Management. Traci has been working with BeMobile since 2001 and oversees the Human Resources, Training and Special Events departments at BeMobile. Traci is married and has three children. She enjoys being involved in sports and activities with her kids, family time and reading. Traci’s husband is a farmer and her “ag talk” may entertain you but they still won’t let her drive any farm vehicles. Traci dreams of traveling the world and learning great new dance moves to bring back to corporate events.
Ellen Drevecky – Human Resource Coordinator
Ellen was born and raised in Valley City, ND. and graduated from Valley City State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Health Science and started working in an assisted living facility. She started with BeMobile at the end of May 2015 as a Sales Partner in the Valley City store. She is very close to her family and especially close to her twin sister, although they look nothing alike. Ellen’s family enjoys singing together at church or community events. She also enjoys playing the piano or the ukulele. She is also is a great baker and loves baking and decorating cupcakes.
Jessica Sayer – Human Resource Coordinator
Jessica was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, but has lived in various parts of the country. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Southern New Hampshire University, and has also worked in HR positions in her prior employment. In her free time Jessica loves running, cooking, and traveling. Her favorite place she has traveled to is Greece.
Amber Gehrman – Human Resource Coordinator
Amber’s hometown is Rice Lake, WI. She started with BeMobile in 2013 as a Store Leader than promoted to District Leader. Amber has 2 cats that are her children. Her hobbies are target shooting, hiking, and spending time outside with her friends and family and the dogs.
Amber’s Bucket list includes: Traveling to Ireland, and staying in an over-water bungalow.
Linda Hoff – Administrative Assistant
Linda Hoff was born and raised in East Grand Forks, MN. She has previous experience as an Administrative Assistant working in the medical field, where she worked at the local Grand Forks hospital for 45 years! In her free time Linda is a hospice volunteer and is active with Altru’s Kid’s Grief Camp, and Camp Good Morning, chairing the arts and crafts area. Linda’s favorite “hang-outs” for shopping are Michael’s and Hobby Lobby — she is always looking for a new craft and sale items for camp! Linda enjoys reading, antiquing, and spending time with friends and family.
Samal Mahanama – Corporate Trainer
Samal is originally from Sri Lanka; born and raised in Colombo which is the capitol, he has an M.B.A from the University of Mary in Bismarck and a B.A in Marketing and Studio Art from Concordia College in Moorhead MN. Samal has been with BeMobile since August 2011 and climbed up the ranks from a part-time sales partner to Store Leader and then in 2014 became BeMobile’s 1st corporate trainer. He is Verizon Earn the Right Trainer certified as well as being a certified trainer for Vital Smart’s Crucial Accountability. His passion for training is evident in the new hire training program and the coaching moments he provides. Do not let the man bun throw you off-guard; he is disciple of the ‘Bemobile Way’.
Rod Nelson – Corporate Trainer
Rodney was born and raised in Valley City. He met his wife, who is also from Valley City, and married for over 35 years. Rod and Kathy have three grown sons and enjoy spending time with the grandchildren. Rod has worked in many different industries, Sales manager at Wholesale food service, recruiter and trainer for Financial service, Trainer at collections agency, and now training at BeMobile. Rod enjoys Golfing in summer and bowling in the winter. Rod can also be found enjoying a good steak and sniffer of B&B.