Little League umpire…you’re outta here! I also bore the prestigious title of concrete mucker…which basically meant I shoveled wet concrete from one spot to another spot all day long while old men yelled at me from their perch in the shade, “You’re young, this should be easy!” Those memories drove me to give it my all in college (so I could find a career elsewhere).
“Everyone wins when a leader gets better.” —Bill Hybels
Great leadership, the Colorado State Rams, New Mexican green chile, Colorado powder days, my family, and my faith
Pizza delivery driver – held the shop record for most pizzas delivered in a shift (without a speeding ticket)
“Don’t limit your options.” – Some guy who came to speak at my high school
“To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.” – Thoreau
Spending more time outside
Creative Technology Director
I’ve been blessed to have received a lot of great advice over my life. When it comes to creativity, I like, “Good enough sucks.”
Family, music, my faith
“The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”
Bacon and livermush (don’t ask, you’ll never understand)
HP Account Manager
Chick-fil-A: Cashier, dining hall, drive-thru, cook. I did it all. “My pleasure!”
“Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, sing like no one’s listening, live like there’s no tomorrow.” – Unknown
“I believe I can fly” by R. Kelly (Space Jam)
Bear: You’re happiest when in charge. You lead with courage, integrity, and compassion. People gravitate to your confidence and charisma, and they feel safe in your care. It's hard when you're away from the people who love you. You never do anything alone; a trip for one has no interest for you unless it's a trip to find love that you don't have.
Scraping drywall paste
Do it now.
Denver Broncos, Burns Marketing, family
A great cabernet
Hockey, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, travel
“Just figure it out” – Thanks, dad
“That’s How I Beat Shaq” by Aaron Carter
Geico’s “So easy a caveman could do it.” So simple, so brilliant, so quickly gets the point across to communicate a new differentiator among insurance companies.
Playing with dogs, meeting new dogs, walking dogs, seeing my dog, dogs
Senior Interactive Producer
Teacher's assistant at an elementary school
“Never let anyone treat you like a yellow starburst. You are a pink starburst.”
Kristen Wiig. But if you want animal terms, then an otter – playful, sweet, and voracious with a dash of ADD.
My dogs, family, chickens, and wine
VP Operations, Account Management
“They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Lots of folks have been given credit for this quote, including Teddy Roosevelt, John C. Maxwell, and Pat Summitt.
Family, friends, cooking
So many – but the Pantene “Boss/Bossy” would have been pretty great!
Working together and genuine kindness
Mucking out stalls at the local fair grounds when I was 13…$0.75 per hour!
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." – Thomas Jefferson
Be the best you can be at what you do and be dependable doing it.
Playing with our grandson!
Senior Account Manager
"Just keep swimming." – Finding Nemo
At work: take a vacation, don’t stress the small stuff, and find time to laugh every day – because life is too funny to miss out on that.
My boy, Taft. Our pumpkin farm. Pilates
Jeep 75th anniversary, or Always #likeagirl
IT Systems Engineer Lead
“Have fun stormin’ da castle!” – Miracle Max in The Princess Bride
Track 1: "Main Titles/Rebel Blockade Runner" on the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope soundtrack by John Williams
I don’t think they let the IT team do that…probably for good reason!
Hearing “I just reset my own password!”
Director of Brand Strategy
Usher/ticket sales at an outdoor amphitheater in Peachtree City, GA
“It’s a moo point. It’s like a cow’s opinion; it doesn’t matter. It’s moo.” – Joey Tribbiani from Friends
America, the agility Lhasa
Golfing, skiing, traveling, family, and the serial comma
Hardware store (paint counter, forklift, customer service)
“The ideal art, the noblest of art: working with the complexities of life, refusing to simplify, to ‘overcome’ doubt.” – Joyce Carol Oates
(For business) Building a good team is about using each other's differences, not finding people who are the same.
“Highway to the Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins
“Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.” – Erza T. Benson
My Pink Smashing Morning Pumpkins Floyd Jacket
Van Halen’s “Jump,” which was also on my first record (1984)
Senior VP, Account Management
I babysat at a country club for $0.75 per hour, no matter how many kids I was watching! My second job was piercing ears in a gift shop.
“I’d admit that you’re right, but then we’d both be wrong.”
Tie: Deep Purple and Aerosmith
My grandkids running at me with sheer joy!
“Quiet, fish!” – from Despicable Me
Never assume – always ask
Cooking/baking, homeless outreach, organizing all things
Snuggling with my kids. Oh, and wine, too!
“You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.” – Dennis, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Nine Inch Nails
Color (theory, symbolism, and psychology), drawing, creating
Blazing hiking trails and planting trees for the U.S. Forest Service
Puppies, kittens, bubble baths, and fuzzy socks. Literally. Fuzzy socks make me feel fuzzy inside.
“Hit Me with Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar. I used to be competitive. Well okay, I’m still competitive. Bring it!
My family, soccer, the Marines, tattoos, and extreme organizing