Demetrius Scranton is in our spotlight this month. Demetrius is a forklift operator on the Facility Service and Support (FSS) contract at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston where he’s become a fixture after 32 years of support. As part of the logistics support on the FSS contract his regular day sees him picking up and distributing materials across JSC to support various maintenance and renovation activities, helping to maintain the main receiving warehouse, and of course ensuring effective communication with co-workers and customers.
Born in Houston, Texas, Demetrius graduated from Barbara Jordan High School, and has four children, two boys, Demetrius Jr., 15, and Donovan, 12, and two girls, Alyssa, 29, and Lauren, 26, and one grandson, Chanse, 2. Outside of work he loves working on his yard and going on long bike rides and is always on the lookout for good barbeque. He’s also managed to do a good bit of traveling over the years including trips to Cozumel, Jamaica, Mahogany Bay, and Grand Cayman, as well as Destin, Florida.
Demetrius says the best advice he’s ever received was from his Dad, who told him “to keep looking up to the stars and never look down.”