Title: UNK Associate
Years at UNK ITS: 3 years (1 as a student)
Family: I have children that I have full custody of. My daughter Nevaeh is 10 and my son Caden is 8.
Hobbies/Interests: My main hobby is stormchasing. I own my own Media business through storm chasing. I also really enjoy watching and playing sports most notably basketball and hockey.
Areas of ITS responsibility: Computer Warranty Repair work with Dell and HP, Answering calls, Helpdesk Emails, Surplus on the campus among other things.
Tell us about the journey that led you to IT: I spent 25 years working as a General Manager in the restaurant business. I ended moving here and was going to run a restaurant in Lexington but decided to go back to school instead here. Double Majoring in GIS and Meteorology. Took a job with the helpdesk as a student and we moved up to full time position when it became available. I self-taught myself to build computers.
If you could abolish one piece of modern technology, what would it be and why? Cell Phones. I am fine with talking on the phone at work but outside of that I absolutely hate talking on a phone.
Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why? Windows.. I just grew up using it so it is what I am most comfortable using.
Do you prefer white, dark or milk chocolate? Only chocolate I eat is White Chocolate.
What was your favorite TV show growing up? My favorite show growing up was younger age was probably Different Strokes. Then later on Home Improvement, and now I am still growing so I will include my favorite now. The Walking Dead.
What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends? Hang out with my kids and of course Storm Chase.
What was (or is) your favorite video game? I don’t have much time to play video games but when I do I really enjoy games that completely open world and let you do anything. Games like Red Dead Redemption, Far Cry are my type of game because they don’t require a certain pace. I can play at my own speed.
What is one professional or personal skill you wish you had that you don’t? I wish I was better and more knowledgeable on photography
What do you like on your pizza? Meat, any kind