What led you to a job at Zipline Interactive?
Like most good things, I found Zipline on Craigslist.
Do you believe Al Gore invented the Internet?
No, that’s absurd. Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn invented the first set of data transfer protocols in 1980 that we still use today in the modern internet and are officially credited as the inventors of the internet. Al Gore is but a guest in their success.
What is your favorite part of working in digital advertising?
No day is ever the same, and the projects are always interesting and different. It is easy to take pride in work that helps startups and businesses grow.
Outside of digital advertising, what is your dream job?
I would love to work as a conservationist or geneticist with a focus on long term impacts humans have on animal ecology. As humans drastically change the environment around them, nature has needed to change to try and keep up. I feel the genetic impact of animals evolving to try to compete with these changes and why certain species have adapted so much better than others is a fascinating and under-researched subject that could help us understand how to provide critically endangered animals another chance at success.
What is your favorite thing about working at Zipline?
My co-workers are awesome and I am afforded the flexibility to focus on my passions. It’s nice to work with people who care about the work they put out there.
What do you do when you’re not at work?
I am a hobbyist exotic reptile breeder, so most of my spare time is spent caring for my animals. I also play Magic: The Gathering every weekend.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I once produced a video game that grossed a million dollars in three years.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I’m outdoorsy in the sense that I like to sit on my patio and contemplate funny wordplay, like how the person who handles your money is called a “broker."
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
I am a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise and Rogue One has stolen my heart. I am also a big Game of Thrones and Westworld fan.
Who is your idol?
Steve Irwin. His message of compassion and enthusiasm even for animals many may not care for has set me on the path I am on today.
“I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.” - Steve Irwin