What led you to a job at Zipline Interactive?
I had been working at a competitor for 11 years when they hit a rough patch and had to close down. That became an opportunity to come join the team at Zipline and expand my knowledge by breaking out of my long-term programming routine.
Do you believe Al Gore invented the Internet?
If he wants to take the blame for all of this then more power to him.
What is your favorite part of working in digital advertising?
Problem solving. Every client and project is different and love the challenge of solving the unique issues that arise from them.
Outside of digital advertising, what is your dream job?
Woodworking. I’m not the quickest or most knowledgeable woodworker, but I love the process of turning raw material into something useful.
What is your favorite thing about working at Zipline?
I like the focus on always learning and getting better at our craft. Technology is always changing and keeping up with the newest innovations can be hard, but also very rewarding.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
After spending my days building intangible websites and scripts I like to be in either the kitchen or the shop making actual physical things.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I’m less of a “try something crazy” and more of a “have a panic attack” kind of guy. I’ve gone ziplining over Fremont Street in Vegas and I’m a pretty adventurous eater, but that’s about as crazy as I get.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
My favorite movie is Once Upon a Time in America. I have watched it probably 20 times and each time I see something new. It changes as I view it from different points in my life and with new perspectives. Picking a favorite TV show is much more difficult. I love different shows for different reasons. A few of my favorites are Hannibal, Fargo, Review with Forrest MacNeil, and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace.
Who is your idol?
I don’t know if I have one specific idol, but if I had to choose it would be hard to find somebody who has done more good than Norman Borlaug. He used his knowledge of genetics and agriculture to advance food science and save a billion people from starvation.