Saturday Spotlight: Andrew Champlin

Andrew is a tech at thomastech who works tech magic in the background, helping keep the wheels spinning. He is a friendly and versatile person with many skills and is often spotted in the halls with a steaming cup. To learn more about Andrew, we asked him a few questions. Here are his answers.

What’s your typical day at thomastech like?

Coffee and spreadsheets in the morning, and tea and everything technical in the afternoon!

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

Drive the Pacific coast from north to south in a convertible!

How would you solve problems if you were from Mars?

With a lot less oxygen than I do now.

What is your favorite hobby?

Traveling, photography, hiking, writing… wait, I have to pick just one?

In 5 Words or less what advice would you give to someone in your profession?

Never stop learning!

What do you like to do when you are not in the office?

It’s a 50/50 chance that you’d either find me searching for new trails to hike or new coffee shops to try.

Fill the blank: I once met…

Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco. I was the monitor engineer at a show he was playing. Chill guy, interesting music, pretty great guitar player.

If you could switch jobs with someone else at thomastech, who would it be, and why?

Probably Zack Meinke, because he has crazy programming superpowers.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

See answer to question 8.

Saturday Spotlight: Isaac Royalty

In today’s Saturday Spotlight, we will be highlighting Isaac Royalty, a marketing graphics genius. He has been interning in the marketing department at thomastech where he puts his skills to work each week. To capture a little information on Isaac, we asked him a few questions. Some of them are more informative than others, and one we just asked to have a little fun. Meet Isaac!

What does an average day on the job look like for you?

“Typically, I do a lot of design and product photography. One of my main jobs has been taking photos of different systems and arrays we service. These all need edited and branded to add to our database.”

 

What are some things you do outside of the office?

“My favorite hobbies would be playing trumpet and basketball. Go Cavs!”

 

What is one thing on your bucket list?

“One thing on my bucket list would definitely be to climb mount Rishiri in Hokkaido, Japan. When I was there I got some great views of it, but unfortunately wasn’t able to visit it. Maybe next time!”

 

What are your opinions on garden gnomes?

“I personally think garden gnomes are creepy. Never have met one I liked.”

 

What advice would you give to somebody in your profession?

“Get input from others! Some of my best ideas have come from conversations I have had with coworkers and peers.”