Staff Profile: Doc Gallup

Name: Doc Gallup

Occupation: Post Office Manager

Where are you from?
Hydesville, Calif. It is a very rural part of California, right by the Pacific Ocean. I owned a beef ranch.

How long have you worked in the postal service?
Five years. I didn’t really have postal experience. I came to Florida then went to help Katrina victims for five months straight. I came home from New Orleans every 30 days and it was quite dramatic.

How did you find Rollins?
I came to Rollins five years ago. I knew that my children would be coming through high school at some point and it might be handy to work at Rollins if the kids went to go to college someday. Plus, my wife went to Crummer.

What is your favorite part about working here?
It’s tame, compared to what I’ve done. It’s a 9 to 5 job, and it’s not as exciting as my past jobs, but it’s perfect for a family guy.

What are some of your other hobbies?
It started with the hurricanes; I began using my chainsaw to help with the brush-up outside people’s houses but now I’m doing a lot of chainsaw jobs around the city. I spend a lot of time with my two boys and their activities. I’m active in my church and with my kids.

What is something surprising about you?
I almost died when my appendix burst in the middle of the woods. All my internal organs had shut down, but I got there just in time. I was in intensive care for six days. I also almost got attacked by a bull when I was working at my beef farm. I don’t know which was closer to death, that bull or my appendix bursting.

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