How did you end up at your role here in the College of Forestry?
I’ve been here about three years as the help desk coordinator. I schedule the student workers and manage the help desk to make sure tickets get completed and everything is functional. I’m originally from Portland, and I went to school here at Oregon State. I worked as a student worker for the College of Business. After graduation, I stuck around Corvallis. I love working at my alma mater.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I like staying relevant in a technological world where technologies are always growing. I get to do research and interact with students – who usually know more than I do. I like to stay relevant.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I play racquetball about three times a week. I also like biking and camping. This summer, I’ve been gardening a lot.
Where do you like to go camping?
Anywhere in the Willamette Valley, really. It’s easy enough to go an hour out and find a slew of spots near rivers or lakes.
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I would say I’m a dog person, but my girlfriend and I have two cats. They’re kind of dog-like. They play fetch.
What’s your favorite Karaoke song?
I sing Karaoke from time to time. Queen songs are great for Karaoke. My favorite is probably ‘Don’t Stop Me Now.’
What are you reading right now?
I’m listening to the Dark Tower series on audiobook right now. I’m in an audiobook club. I usually listen to books on my commute to and from Philomath.
If your house was on fire, and you could only grab three objects to save, what would you choose?
- A bay of external hard drives with all my media content.
- My motorcycle jacket that I’ve had for years.
- My backpacking backpack with all my gear.