What do you think makes IntelliDyne a great place to work?
I enjoy the teamwork and that my colleagues and leadership are consistently encouraging the sharing of ideas and procedures. I feel recognized and appreciated for my performance. These factors contribute to a great working environment.
What was your first job?
My first job was at our family business in Florida at an auto repair shop. I was changing oil, rotating tires, and sweeping the shop floor.
What influenced or drove you to pursue a career in Configuration Management?
I retired from the military in 2018 as a 92A Automated Supply Technician. I continued to seek out jobs in the logistics field and obtained my Bachelor’s in Business with a concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management. After a few months with IntelliDyne, others saw that I was capable of more than I was currently doing as an Asset Manager. When a position came open for Configuration Manager, I was encouraged to apply and here I am now learning new things every day with a great team of people.
What do you enjoy most about your role at IntelliDyne?
I enjoy the collaboration with different teams and departments such as compliance, network engineers, security, and many others. I also enjoy the support of my lead and the PMO team. Their knowledge and willingness to make teaching and training a priority is outstanding.
What advice would you give to recent new hires?
Be extremely adaptable. Find ways to innovative and efficient ways to complete tasks. Take the initiative to learn as much as possible about valuable resources and the process for acquiring them. Display flexibility by responding to changing customer needs.
What parts of InteliDyne’s Mission do you connect with?
I like to identify new opportunities and provide solutions to my team. Whether it’s processes, documents, or program-related, it’s always encouraged and supported.
Which one of our Corporate Values is the most meaningful to you?
Inclusion is IntelliDyne’s most meaningful corporate value to me because I believe having an inclusive workplace culture will not only help you attract a diverse set of talent, but also help you retain the diverse talent you attracted in the first place. Inclusion puts value on the differences people bring to the table and embraces those differences. IntelliDyne sets a great example and I believe this is one of the contributing factors to my own success as well as IntelliDyne’s growth.
Which of IntelliDyne’s benefits are your favorite and why?
The Training Reimbursement Program is my favorite. The opportunity to further one’s education not only helps with personal development but also professional development. With additional knowledge comes confidence and empowerment. This has provided me with the motivation to promote and grow within.
What is one unique or fun fact that others may not know about you?
I have 15 tattoos, they have all been inspired by events in my life from my deployments in the military, to the latest addition being inspired by my 3-week trip to Alaska in 2021.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I enjoy gardening, I currently have 6 different tomatoes, peppers, and various herbs. I also enjoy fishing on my boat, which partners well with my love of camping in my camper. I have a great appreciation for the outdoors.
What’s one item on your bucket list?
To take a nice long vacation to the Caribbean with my wife.