Staff Profile – Rick Mollard

Title : Network Analyst

Years at UNK ITS:  10

Family: spouse, children names and ages?  Wife = Hannah … 3 Kids= 2 girls and a boy

Hobbies/Interests:  Playing with my kids, Reading, Fishing, Tinkering

Areas of ITS responsibility:  Manage network wireless/wired, and coax systems

Tell us about the journey that led you to IT.  Past school and jobs. :  Since I was in elementary school I have always enjoyed working on computers.  In high school we would have “lan parties” and connecting them together was always enjoyable.  I Majored in CSIS in college with a minor in Geography (2007) and worked 3 jobs to finish without any debt.  Started at UNK as a student worker pulling wire and got hired to where I am today.

If you could abolish one piece of modern technology, what would it be and why? Computers, they have ruined the social/community aspect of our lives.

Do you prefer Windows or Mac?  Why? Windows for functionality, Linux for reliability.

Do you prefer white, dark or milk chocolate? Milk

What was your favorite TV show growing up?  Red Green Show

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends? Work on side projects

What was (or is) your favorite video game?  World of Warcraft

What is one professional or personal skill you wish you had that you don’t?  Ability to draw.

What do you like on your pizza?  Pepperoni