Tell us a little about yourself.
“I was born and raised in a small mountain town in Colorado. I graduated in 2017 from Colorado State University with a BA in Philosophy and moved back to my small town where I met my wife. We were married shortly after and relocated to Texas in 2018. I’m a new father to an amazing little girl and in my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, playing guitar, or weightlifting. ”
How did you get started in IT?
“I got started in IT when I started building computers in High School. From then on I just kept falling back into it. After undergrad, I had been accepted into Law School and during the summer I took an internship at a local District Attorney’s office. While there I somehow went from doing legal research to resolving all tier 1 problems for our office as well as the courthouse next door. Shortly thereafter I was offered a job as an IT Support Specialist at the local school district and I never looked back. IT always just fit with my need to solve difficult problems through innovating creative solutions, it is a rewarding career that is far more interesting than the paperwork that comes with being an attorney.”
Why did you choose to work at Velo?
“Velo offered me an opportunity for growth at a company that cares about its employees. When I sat down with Katie and Sam for my interview they both understood why I was looking for a new opportunity and were genuinely invested in knowing about me and about my family. Any company that is willing to invest in you and see you succeed is a company I want to work for. Velo is that company.”
What do you consider your greatest strength?
“My greatest strength is exactly that, strength. Not only physical but mental strength and fortitude. When I do something, I want to be the best at it. I don’t settle for failure. The way I push my body to be as strong as it can be, I expect the same from my mind and all that I do. I don’t have to be the most gifted if I am the hardest worker.”
“However good you think you are, you can always be better. This is the nature of ceaseless self-improvement – you can always dig a little deeper, work a little harder, and push a little further than before. There is always more.” – Chris Duffin