What is your role at DASI?
Program Development Manager
How long have you been working at DASI?
I have been with DASI Solutions for 14 years.
What do you enjoy most about working for DASI?
There are two things I enjoy here at DASI Solutions:
First, I find that the randomness of day-to-day tasks keeps life exciting and new. Every day has a new challenge ranging from supporting our customers on tech support, to planning out and implementing a solution, to working with our internal systems to provide better services to all.
Second, the people (dare I say family) that I work with every day. I have known many of the staff here through high school and college. They have attended my wedding and we get together and barbecue on the weekends. We’ve been there for each other’s good times, hard times, and great times. Now, we’ve expanded our family with the joining of Digital Dimensions Inc. on the west coast and I had an opportunity to meet them recently. It’s simply a great group of people to know, and I feel honored to have worked with them for so long.
Be honest – who did you know at DASI that got you the job?
If it weren’t for my brother, Ryan, I probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity to work here at DASI. When I was in high school, I always wanted to program video games. I got to visit the Rochester office (a long time ago in an office far, far away) and see what my big brother did for work. The owners, David and Richard Darbyshire, heard of my interest in programming and mentioned that I could come back should I be interested in an internship. A couple years later (and an interview that I tried to talk myself out of), I joined the DASI (then Microsolid Solutions) family.
Share one random fact about you.
I earned a degree in music composition and theory. I play the bassoon (among other instruments) and spend free time writing music professionally for concert bands, orchestras, and small performing ensembles.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels, The Wedding Ringer) –
I think his ability to play the character who has a propensity to make any situation awkward, while mixing in random outbursts of music and singing, would make the role a breeze for him.
If you were to write your autobiography, what would the title be?
And Now for Something Completely Different
Tell us a little about your life outside of work.
I have a wife and two young children who have boundless energy. I enjoy spending time with them, playing games and seeing their minds grow. I enjoy camping with friends and family.
What are three things you enjoy?
- Doing anything involved with music, be it listening, performing, or writing.
- Being artful with music, drawing, photography, Playdoh (see children above), etc.
- Being pretty amazing at board and computer games.
Do you have any phobias?
I have a fear of screaming and looking like a goofball when trying to get away from a bee / wasp / hornet / other-unfair-flying-creature-with-a-stinger.
Tell us a joke.
These chips should not be trusted: