We are thrilled to pay tribute to our July Associate Spotlight, Garrett Cummings. Cummings started as an intern and is now a full-time Jr. NOC engineer. An avid technology evangelist, Garrett has a quest for learning, problem-solving and most of all, he gets immense satisfaction out of helping to eliminate risk and cyberattacks for clients and businesses.
The comings and goings of staff are a part of every dynamic organization; therefore, it can be challenging to get to know our coworkers better as people. We have to be mindful that our company culture thrives on our exceptional people and their outstanding technical skills. As such, we are finding that our periodic interviews with associates allow us to acknowledge and celebrate the beautiful life stories, extraordinary professional accomplishments, and even the little quirks that make us uniquely beautiful human beings.
We hope you find each Edafio associate story as inspiring as we do in gathering and sharing them.
Now let’s get to know Garrett!
How long have you worked at Edafio, and what does your job entail?
I am a recent graduate from UCA with a cybersecurity degree. I began my journey with Edafio as an intern at Conway Regional, answering help desk tickets, mainly in tech. However, I also help Cheryl and Seth with Conway Regional’s security services.
What do you like most about your job?
I am a big fan of puzzles. I have a quest for learning and solving. Helping to eliminate cyberattacks and risk brings intrinsic rewards. I feel good knowing I can make a difference to our clients, and they trust we keep their data safe.
IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE IN THE WORLD, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Elon Musk and Tyson deGrasse Tyson. The question I would want to know from them is, whenever you encounter adversity, where do you go to help overcome these roadblocks?
What is the one thing you can’t live without?
What are THREE WORDS that BEST DESCRIBE YOU?
Passionate, curious and forward thinking.
What’s a fun fact about you that many people may not know?
I am an avid beekeeper and a cyborg…(watch the video.)
What is your motto or personal mantra?
You work for what you get, nothing is free, and difficulties are a part of life. Comfort is where goals go to die.
Garrett often goes above and beyond to help CRHS users. He has built strong relationships at Conway Regional. Garrett has the talent to use both his interpersonal skills and troubleshooting acumen to keep users happy even in difficult situations.Colby Waites, Team Lead
Everyone at Edafio has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?
My girlfriend suggested I meet Will Smothers to learn more about the IT/Security field. He encouraged me to apply for the internship program, and a few days later, Amy contacted me for an interview. I immediately accepted the position and quickly discovered the Edafio way to do on-the-job training. It was the best decision I made.
Edafio is always looking for exceptional candidates to join our team. For an opportunity to work with folks like Garrett Cummings, visit our careers page to learn more.