November 15, 2012
What brought you to KS&R?
I had been working as an analyst for a health insurance company and was looking for a new challenge when I answered a newspaper ad for KS&R. After speaking with a number of people at KS&R, I was drawn to the energy and challenging environment, and they must have envisioned a place for me here as well.
Congratulations on being the recipient of KS&R's prestigious 2011 Leadership Award! What is the key to your success in the workplace?
Like everyone at KS&R, I need to be nimble and deliver high quality work within the time constraints required by our clients. For me, that means quickly dissecting project specifications, ensuring my assessment is correct, communicating progress to all involved, and having a painstaking attention to detail.
If you were an IP address, what would it be?
I'll go with 716.315.508.315 - the area codes in which I have lived my life thus far (Buffalo, Syracuse, Worcester (MA), and Syracuse again).
You have just been told that the universe is a simulation and you can program it. What is the first thing that you would do?
I would love to see how the universe would react to the Bills winning the Super Bowl. I'm now considering whether the universe is already a simulation, and its programmer has been investigating the effects of this never happening.
We've all got a little hipster in us. What did you like before it was cool?
When I was about 7 years old I was a big fan of Andy Gibb's music - is that cool yet?
If you could tell your 17 year old self anything, what would it be?
Experience life more fully - both at school and at home - and stop wasting energy thinking about others' perceptions of you.
What is the one question you hate being asked?
"Can I see your license and registration?"
What are the top 2 songs on your playlist right now?
Right now, the only time I listen to my playlist is at the gym. Rob Zombie's Dragula and Weezer's The Greatest Man That Ever Lived do the trick.
What natural talent would you most like to possess?
When I was younger I would have wanted more athletic talent, but I don't have as much use for that now. I would love to have a good singing voice - and my family would like that for me too.
What is the last TL;DR in your life?
I'm not sure it qualifies, but I grew tired of watching the presidential debates pretty quickly - I found about 5 minutes to be too long for me. I would love for them to include more civil, meaningful discussions.