Pawel Wegrzyn

Retail Assistant
Hospitality & Ancillary Services (Mail Services)

What do you do?

I am a retail assistant which entails doing many different things, some of which are: sorting and delivering mail, checking and stocking vending machines, helping The Print Shop with cutting, folding, applying decals, etc. and most recently being support for Diane. Also, I drive around in the blue Kubota transporting things and waving at people!

The most time consuming part of my role at UTM is overseeing the UTM Farm! I take care of everything from the seeding, growing, and harvesting, as well as the delivery to the food service locations. The training for hydroponic farming systems is robust, and never ending. It's been fun!

What is your favorite thing about UTM?

My favorite thing about this campus is the location because it's surrounded by forests and wildlife.  This allows me to go have lunch in nature, do handstands on the grass, meditate outside, or just go for a hike.

What is the part of your role at UTM that you like the most?

The thing that I enjoy most about my role is being able to do so many different things and helping others.  I like being part of the sustainable initiatives as well, like running the UTM Farm Wall initiative, which directly impacts staff and students.

What do you like doing outside of work?

I spend a lot of time outside doing yoga in the park and meditating, going on hikes, camping, playing tennis, and participating in art/craft shows.

What is your favorite food?

I like most fruits. Some of my go-to are mangoes, bananas, and avocados.


I was a nationally ranked tennis player and received a scholarship to the USA, where I lived for 9 years and coached tennis in Miami. After returning, I wrote a book called: Be Human, Not a Zombie, and then shortly after was fortunate to get a position at UTM.