McTizic performs as part of a rap group in 2019. Photo courtesy of Dalamar McTizic
An Omaha native with a passion for creative expression, Dalamar McTizic demonstrates a commitment to service as an Omaha LoCo Delivery driver.
While McTizic spends many hours delivering food, he also makes time to pursue his musical and artistic ambitions. He received an associate degree in graphic design and sequential art from Metropolitan Community College, where he met Paul Allen, a film student at the time.
After becoming friends due to a shared love of music, McTizic says they started working on several projects together, which led to McTizic’s position as the lead sound engineer for Mind and Soul Radio, now 1st Sky News Omaha.
As the COVID-19 pandemic intensified, McTizic says he saw a need to supplement his income. When Allen mentioned the Omaha LoCo Delivery driver position, McTizic seized the opportunity.
Since he started delivering with LoCo, McTizic says he has enjoyed the money and flexible hours.
“It’s a job that actually treats its employees like people,” McTizic says. “I’m able to pay my rent and make a decent living, plus tips. Then I can come home and work on the things I really want to do.”
McTizic says his favorite delivery stories involve working with dispatchers to solve problems.
“We often poke fun at situations we get in,” he says. “They’re pretty down to earth people. We talk with the dispatchers as co-workers rather than as bosses.”
McTizic says he has also enjoyed getting to know other drivers, many of whom share his passion for music.
McTizic performs with the rap group O2G in 2019. From left to right, Deshjon, McTizic, and Gonzalo headline an act with Sep Tari (out of view) and Keith Rodgers (DJ Kethro) in the back. Photo courtesy of Dalamar McTizic (photo by DaShante Arrington)
When he’s not making deliveries, McTizic says he likes to experiment with music and work on his comic book, which he has been writing since the fifth grade. His favorite authors include Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore.
“I like writers who don’t really write heroes the traditional way,” McTizic says. “I’m into more honest stories about the human condition rather than the idealized version.”
In his time with LoCo, McTizic says he has appreciated the opportunity to earn extra money while working as many or as few hours as he wants.
He says he would recommend driving for LoCo for these reasons.
“I like working for LoCo due to the time you have to yourself vs. most other jobs in general,” McTizic says. “As long as you’re consistent, staying in communication with the dispatchers and willing to do things, you’ll enjoy your time as a driver.”