What does your average day look like?
In a typical eight hour day, I probably spend half of it in front of my desk working on actual program code. The other half of the day is spent talking with my colleagues here at DTS or other SVVSD departments. I like to think that none of the work I do is done in a bubble and that the problem solving I do with other employees is where the real magic happens; working the problems and talking through processes that are defined by what’s best for students and staff, compliant with applicable laws, and help get us where we want to be.
What are your favorite things about working for St. Vrain?
I love the feeling that everyday I’m contributing to something I consider to be extremely important. I’m constantly in awe of what ~4500 people in a united purpose can accomplish and I’m thrilled to be part of it. I’m happy to be the proverbial monkey on a keyboard because I feel like we’re creating the works of Shakespeare.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention that no matter how united we are in the goal, if the work environment wasn’t working for me, the goal wouldn’t be enough. So my second favorite thing is that the people I work with make my environment great. They get me and, more importantly, put up with my idiosyncrasies. Thanks, team!
What are your interests or activities outside of St. Vrain?
I consume a lot of media. I watch a lot of movies (including lots of really bad indie pictures), read fiction and non-fiction (mostly from the library as ebooks), read comic books, and twitch is probably on if I’m not doing one of the other things.
What is an interesting or quirky interest or fact about yourself?
I bring fresh eggs into the office from my mom’s farm once a week or so. People seem to get a kick out of seeing me with my completely practical and perfectly charming woven basket full off egg cartons.