We are thrilled to recognize Chris Church as one of our January Associate Spotlights. Chris started as an intern at the help desk and is now a senior systems engineer with a kind and steadfast demeanor, willing to lend a hand to help his colleagues.
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 better acquainted with Chris Church!
How long have you worked at Edafio, and what does your job entail?
I am a systems engineer and have been at Edafio since 2015. I like finding solutions that make my coworkers’ jobs easier, whether that’s through automation, better designs, etc.
What is the best career lesson you have learned so far?
To delegate work when I’m overwhelmed.
What is your Crystal Knows Profile?
Planner – Chris tends to be meticulous and detail-oriented. He is methodical and can remain calm and patient when making decisions.
What are three words that best describe you?
Consistent, careful and courteous.
What, if anything, are you currently binge-watching? Or reading?
I’m getting a late start watching Andor, but it is incredible so far.
What is your favorite Motto or personal mantra?
I tell myself, ”I’ll be okay because I care” a lot.” It’s a reminder that while I will make mistakes, what’s important is that I care about doing quality work that I’m proud of and maintaining my integrity while doing it.
What’s one thing on your bucket list?
To go to Japan
Chris isn’t content with the status quo. He’s always looking for improvement opportunities, and his tireless effort matches his commitment to see things through to the very end. He’s willing to share his knowledge and insight with others, and he’s a great teammate to those around him. We’re both lucky and honored to have Chris as a member of our team.Carson Seelinger, Client Engagement Leader
Who inspires you?
At Edafio, it has been Trey Sapp, Justin Schwilling, and Joseph Dunn. Each of them taught me how to do intelligent, good-quality work at the help desk and document!
What is something unique about you (a fun fact) that few people are aware of?
I have two fake teeth (no permanent teeth under those baby teeth), and I wish all of mine were fake.
It’s nice having teeth that can’t get cavities.
Everyone at Edafio has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?
I started as an intern working on the help desk, and after graduation, they offered me a full-time job. Trey Sapp, Ted Siems, Michael Carpenter, and Eric Roddy were so fun to work with that I wanted to stay. And the way Keith Woodruff treated me absolutely sealed it. You could always tell he was genuinely invested in you as a person and always wanted to treat you fairly and with respect.
Edafio is always looking for exceptional candidates to join our team. For an opportunity to work with folks like Chris, visit our careers page to learn more.