Considering you can’t mention this one, what is the worst job you have ever had?
Hmm … don’t think I’ve had a worst job, per se. I’d say the worst scenario I’ve ever been faced with in a job setting is having been recalled to active duty at the same time my wife received deployment orders to Iraq. I was going to a junior college in San Diego and she had just reenlisted. The day I reported for duty was the same day she flew out. That was pretty tough, but if there is one thing the Marine Corps teaches you it’s commitment and perseverance. Semper Fidelis.
Since there are many to choose from, in your time at GoVision what has been your favorite show to be a part of?
Generally, I help out on all our local stuff, but I have traveled out of town a little bit too. I guess I’d have to list my first show as a favorite. It was in Bentonville, Arkansas during the Fourth of July. I was on my own. I drove the truck, built the screen and ran the feed. After that, I blended in with the locals and enjoyed the scene. Everything went well. By the way, if you didn’t know this already Bentonville is home to Wal-Mart. The event was in the little town square just across the street from historical Walton’s Five and Dime. I thought that was pretty cool.
Since you are probably due some time off, what would be your dream vacation?
There are so many good ways to answer this question. Taking a trip to southern Peru and visiting Machu Picchu with my family. I have always been fascinated with history, and recently we visited the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. That was really neat because we got to see and touch seven hundred year old history. I think the preservation of historical sites like these is important and I enjoy being able journey back in time. I especially enjoy sharing that with my family.
When you’re not tracking down every piece of equipment GoVision owns, what do you do to relax away from work?
Sleep. Now there is something I’m good at, and I always feel refreshed afterward except when I’m not allowed to sleep because it’s not fair or “Dad, it’s time to get up!” So, when I’m not perfecting the art of dreaming I’m at the gym, I’m taking in some quality time with my wife and son, or I’m enjoying “movie night” unless it’s Star Wars Episode III … again. Actually, I don’t mind.
Considering you work on some of the largest televisions in the country, what size is your TV at home?
It’s not quite as big as the one in my office, but then again I don’t have anywhere to put an 18′ by 32′ LED board in my house. We own one TV – a Panasonic 50″ Plasma.
Comments or questions are welcome.