This is the next interview in a new series in which we ask our unique and diverse Datasource Consulting staff to share a bit about themselves, both professionally and personally. We're amazed and inspired at their talents, hobbies, and aspirations, and we hope you are, too!
Years with Datasource: 1.5
Current Home City: Littleton, CO
Tell us about your experience with Datasource Consulting (DSC), including types of projects and positions held:
I have been part of two projects thus far, as an ETL Developer for a sporting goods company and the Lead Integration Architect for a financial services company. Both projects provided exposure to new tools, industries, and parts of the US that I had yet to experience. The individuals I’ve worked with and the availability of the Datasource leadership has made the transition to a consulting role a breeze.
Describe life at Datasource with three unique words.
Stimulating, Empowering, Collaborative
Tell us what you like most about working at Datasource.
I would have to split it between the acknowledgement of hard work and meeting new people that share the same geeky hobbies. The fact that I can geek out over microprocessors with a number of Datasource employees is awesome.
What challenges you the most and what motivates you the most at Datasource?
The challenge I face is that there are only so many hours in a day. It’s hard to be unmotivated at Datasource, especially working with Jerry [Perez]. His work ethic is contagious and you feel driven to attempt to match it.
What is on your bucket list?
Ski in all hemispheres in a single calendar year
Visit all US states/territories
Heli-ski in Alaska
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Outside of work I enjoy just about anything that includes being outside. I also play indoor soccer and ice hockey throughout the year, and may have slight fondness winter sports. I’m an avid fisherman, hunter, and backpacker during the non-winter months.
What is your hidden talent?
I can talk to birds….turkeys specifically during a three-week window every spring.
What phobias do you have?
Tell us why you fell in love with data.
I have no idea why I love working with data. I just do, it’s one of those things that I just stumbled upon and love solving the problems that data or the lack of data creates.