We are thrilled to pay tribute today to Zach Green, one of our esteemed Edafio colleagues, and an associate spotlight for June.
With so many of us working remotely, yet there are the comings and goings of staff that are part of every dynamic organization, it can be challenging to get to know our coworkers better as people. We have to be mindful that our company culture thrives on people as much as their technical skills!
As such, we are finding that our periodic interviews with associates allow us to acknowledge and celebrate the beautiful life stories, amazing 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.
Watch it on video here: https://youtu.be/QWxQuN81XOE
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a network engineer who specializes in wireless networking.
What drew you to this profession?
I have a curious mind and a penchant for helping people.
Have any favorite quotes?
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill
What do you like to do in your free time?
I play a lot of Hearthstone and with a competitive streak.
When I’m creatively stuck, I…
Referring to Dan Harmon’s Story Circle generally helps me identify the direction I’m taking if I get stuck taking the step. While it was originally designed for writing screenplays, the process helps with most creative outlets. Check this out for more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XGUVkOmPTA
What would be impossible for you to give up?
I naturally wonder about everything, and I ask a lot of questions, read a lot of books, and write as much as I can. It would be impossible for me to be less curious.
What would you do if you had no fear?
Buy and sell stocks constantly.
Who or what inspires you?
I have 3 nieces and a nephew on the way and watching them grow and learn is a constant source of inspiration. We have a lot of fun together!
If you could spend one day with anyone in the world who would it be?
Living: Barack Obama and Cornel West, Sleeping: Kenneth Taylor and James Cone
If I had one core message for the world what would it be?
In every opportunity, try kindness first.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
I recently built a house for the first time.
At this moment what do you desire most?
What is one miracle large or small that has occurred in your life?
After a series of bad relationships, I got married to the woman of my dreams, which is something I spent a lot of time thinking about growing up. I think that’s pretty big.
Everyone at Edafio has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?
I was working at Hendrix when I saw Edafio’s offices open downtown in Conway. I thought I’d never qualify to work at a place with so much talent, but I sent my resume in any way. I had a job in less than a week, much to my surprise! I think what drew me was the focus on supporting clients onsite. We all know about our clients in healthcare, manufacturing, and other business models that do big things, and I loved the idea of being a part of that.
Thank you for sharing more about yourself with our colleagues, clients, and community, Zach!
Edafio is always looking for exceptional candidates to join our team. For an opportunity to work with folks like Zach, be sure to visit our careers page to learn more.