Jay Jonathan Villemarette Jr.
Master Skeletal Articulator
I'm the oldest of four children, I have two brothers and my sister,the youngest (which has its times). I enjoy just about anything that has to do with the outdoors or traveling, luckily, I have been able to do a lot of traveling with the company. In high school I graduated with a vocational degree in entrepreneurship and marketing which comes in handy when doing small odd jobs and within our family business.
Why do you work at Skulls Unlimited?
I was literally born right into the beginning of skulls unlimited and have seen some interesting things and inevitably some I wish I didn't. From high school I went to work in the summer for myself doing odd jobs but mostly on small water gardens; after a few seasons of that and in the down time I came to work full time at SUI. Just like the "new guy" I was stuck with some of the worse jobs! Now I spend the week articulating skeletons, traveling with the company and where else I am needed to step in.
What are some of the challenges you face at work?
I think most of the challenges are what keep it interesting! At my job it's interesting and challenging to get every skeleton in a natural and anatomically correct pose. Before I start any new species I try to learn as many specific things that I can incorporate into the position.
A couple other challenges would be the year-round flies, the horrible smell that differs at every 4 steps and not knowing what you just stepped in!
What do you like most about your job?
I have had many other jobs and the ones that I liked and had the most fun with are when everyone has fun. Everyone here is completely different yet we still all have some pretty entertaining conversations. Everyone tells us that we have the best job, its easy to take it for granted but when I think about it, it is pretty cool.
What are some of your favorite hobbies and why?
I don't have a lot of hobbies, but if this counts I do like taking road trips short or long out of state. I have been known to randomly pick and cross the state line.
What was your first vehicle?
My first vehicle was a white 1995 Chevy blazer 2 door 4x4, that I used to take to the lake after a good rain. I saved up my money from mowing the neighbors pastures, cold calling telemarketing and other odd jobs for a couple years and bought it shortly after my 16 birthday. I wish I could buy it back.
If you didn't work at Skulls Unlimited, what would you be doing?
If I didn't work at SUI I would probably be doing what it takes to pay my bills, more than likely some kind of contracting or construction. I like using tools!
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
I am a huge sports fan so I think it would be cool to sit around and have a beer with Brett Favre, he seems like my kind of people!
I have lived right here in Oklahoma my whole life. I have traveled a lot and still couldn't see myself living anywhere else. Traffic is tolerable and everything is just minutes away, not to mention our football team dominates!
Favorite Travel Destinations
I'm always willing to travel by myself or with my buddies or family. Its hard to think of just one place, but the Amazon jungle in Peru was for sure one of the best!
Favorite Musical Genre
My IPod has all kinds of music on it, what tops the list though is Rock, Red Dirt and the Ballads.
There's not just one but those that top the list are 300, Stepbrothers, Forgetting Sara Marshal and The Hangover.
One of my favorite book is Lord of the flies, by William Golding.
"Every time I go to jail its always my fault" ~Joey Villemarette
Favorite Sports Team
Minnesota Vikings and Oklahoma Sooners BOOMER!
Do you have any pets?
Currently I have no pets.