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Ciara Bock

Where are you from + What is your background?

I was born and raised in Des Moines for my whole life primarily. In 2010 I graduated early from high school and moved to Cedar Falls to attend College at UNI. I met my son’s father while living there, we began dating and two and a half years later moved back to Des Moines. I currently live in West Des Moines and my son and I just moved into a new townhouse.

Outside of work you will find me….?

Outside of work you will find me chasing my 3-year-old, Mateo, around. Or watching movies. Friday is my son’s favorite day of the week so after work and daycare we usually go rent a movie, pick up dinner somewhere and watch a movie in our “clubhouse” (aka blanket tent).  Typically, on the weekend my family and friends will go to at least one or two local hockey games... usually the Des Moines Bucs.


Something your co-workers may not know about you?

Growing up, I took a variety of dance classes. I was in dance for almost 15 years. I don’t take any dance classes anymore but I do attend Zumba classes a couple times a week for fun and exercise.

Why Universal?

I knew pretty much after my 2nd interview with George, Sara, and Brian that Universal Printing would be a good place to work because you can tell everyone genuinely cares for one another. It’s a family company, small enough that they really know about and care about all their employees but also rapidly growing and is big enough that employees getting their “40 hours” in is never a concern and I am always learning something new. I can truly say for the first time in my life that I wake up happy to go to work every day. I enjoy what I do, those I work with, and am excited to see what the future holds for me at Universal Printing.