What led you to a job at Zipline Interactive?
The recession was just getting started and I needed a new career so I enrolled in the software development program at SCC. When it came time to find an internship, my wife suggested that I call Zipline. She had gone to school with Ryan Stemkoski and thought that he might be willing to give me a chance. He did and the rest, as they say, is history.
Do you believe Al Gore invented the Internet?
What is your favorite part of working in digital advertising?
Every day is new and unique. Just when you start to get bored with one task a new and completely different task comes your way. It forces you to be adaptable and keeps you on your toes.
Outside of digital advertising, what is your dream job?
I worked for a large retail bookstore. The type of place that sells books, music, and video. This gave me the chance to talk about three of my passions every day. I literally got paid to talk about books and music. It was amazing. When I am finally ready to retire I hope that they still have actual retail bookstores or at least libraries.
What is your favorite thing about working at Zipline?
It’s a great big oxymoron that actually works. It’s tough and high pressure but relaxed and fun at the same time. It can be loud and crazy in the office or quiet and peaceful at the home office. It’s different all the time and we have the freedom to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
I guess you could say that I am a gamer. Video games, board games, and soccer games. My favorite soccer teams are the Seattle Sounders and Arsenal. My favorite board game right now is Kingdom Builder. And my favorite video game is FIFA 17 because it’s soccer and video games, win win.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Do I have to pick just one? Like it says on my business cards, “Did I ever tell you about the time I had fried chicken with Mother Love Bone?”
What is something most people don’t know about you?
When I was a kid I had an invisible friend. He was kind of famous so you might have heard of him. His name was Godzooky.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
Empire Strikes Back is my favorite movie. My favorite TV show is a lot harder to pick. I love iRobot, The Expanse, Dirk Gently and Dr Who.
Who is your idol?
The greatest soccer manager of all time. Arsene Wenger.