“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus
Title at VAULT
How would you explain your job to your grandparents?
The apps on your phone that you don’t know how to use – I help get those built.
What is your favorite thing about the technology industry?
My favorite thing about the technology industry is how vast it is. There’s an app or a tool for anything, and everything is constantly updating and growing and getting better.
Is there a particular moment in your career that you feel most proud of?
I was the first employee at a sports betting start-up company before sports betting was even legal in the US. When I started, we didn’t have any office supplies or furniture so we sat on the floor the first day and then moved to a folding table and chairs. I worked with them and grew the company for two and a half years, and while it didn’t work out, I’m proud of the chance I took by taking on the role and the work I did during that time.
What excites you most about working for VAULT?
It excites me to be at the forefront of new technologies – working with clients, hearing their ideas, and helping them bring those ideas to life.
What trends or innovations are happening in your field?
This isn’t restricted to just my field, but due to the global landscape with the pandemic, a lot of people and companies are trying to figure out how to operate efficiently online and remote. So learning what technologies are available and figuring out the best and most creative ways to leverage them is a trend that we’re all facing.
What advice would you give to someone who is just getting their career started?
Talk to as many people in the company as possible in the interview process. Find a company where you really enjoy the people because those relationships will not only make work a lot more fun, but you’ll also continue those relationships beyond that job.
What’s your favorite way to spend the weekend?
I have a pitbull and a mastiff, so I really like taking them out on hikes with my fiance on the weekends and going camping when we can.
Top three TV shows
2. Attack on Titan
3. New Girl