Greg, an application engineering team lead working on the PowerSuite platform, has been with the Raleigh office since 2011.
1. What five words best describe you at work?
Approachable, calm, knowledgeable, opinionated, and fun.
2. What do you do to relax?
I play a lot of video games – but for the most part, really old ones, like The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, and my all-time favorite, Earthbound. I’m actually a bit of a collector. I even have an old tube TV set up in my office at home.
3. What’s your favorite book or movie?
I don’t read very often, but one favorite book would be something I read in high school – Catcher in the Rye. I do watch a lot of movies, so it’s hard to narrow it down. But two favorites represent the types of movies I like – Brick and Conan The Barbarian (the 1982 original with Arnold Schwarzenegger). I like that Brick is all about one person, focused on solving one specific problem. Conan is something altogether different – a fantasy (though I tend toward sci-fi) epic that takes you into a huge world and quest.
4. What are people surprised to learn about you?
I am a Disney fanatic – by association. My wife is the real fan. (I always tell her she has a problem. She says it’s not a problem if she doesn’t admit it!) We got married at Disney World (Orlando) in 2010 – since then, we’ve been to every Disney location in the world, including Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, as well as a couple of Disney cruises.
5. What advice would you give a new TKXS employee?
Never be afraid to speak up or speak out. We can be a pretty loud bunch of people, which might be intimidating, but don’t hesitate to jump into the conversation. Have an opinion. We’re always open to hearing what you think.