I share a home office with my dog that believes I am adequate at best. I began my career 20 years ago peddling Sage Software. I spent years in management, supply chain, and some time taken to become a Lean Certified Implementer. Now I’m coming full circle to make it rain software to help the masses.
What was your first job?
At 14 I began working at my neighbor’s discount bookstore stocking product. Much like Red Lobster employees' inability to eat cheddar biscuit after too many servings, paperbacks are no longer an option for me…. thank you Audible.
Why the nickname?
My buddies call me Toe. When I was in college I was on the OSU Judo Team. My big toe was ripped off at practice. They sewed it back on somewhat successfully. But it has a mind of its' own, twitching when I least expect it.
What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
I have fond memories of sitting on the floor at my grandmother’s house eating biscuits and gravy while watching the Three Stooges every morning…. not much has changed!
What is your karaoke song of choice?
Don’t have one specific song, but I do like all the ones with no words.
What things keep you busy outside of work, that makes you better at work?
I have been a member of car clubs since I first started driving. Being in the automotive scene taught me all about networking. Now it gives the chance to refine my first-time intros and my “elevator” pitch.
What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
Eating lunch from a street vendor in India.
What is your least favorite word?
When someone uses the word hope in response to a business issue or promise. "Do or Do Not, my young Padawan."
I am a diehard fan of…..
Anything with a motor!
Cake or Pie?
Really? You have to ask? Pie! Always Pie!
What was your weirdest job?
While 'working' security at a musical festival, I was detained (by the real authorities) for allowing a minor to smoke something (that wasn’t strictly legal) on stage. What the cops didn’t understand was that the minor was actually Kid Rock's hype man, Joe C age 23. Joe C looked like a child because he had Celiac’s. Joe C. went to jail and they finally let me off the hook.
Worst Band ever?
Any that falls in the category of “pop” and Nickelback.
Best fad ever?
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
The ability to read minds. I really would like to understand the thought process behind the things that come out of some peoples' mouth.
Most beautiful vacation spot on earth?
Lake Spur, Mansfield, Arkansas. This is a private lake where my grandparents lived. Their home was converted to a vacation cabin that is now a shared family property. The backdrop for the lake is the Poteau Mountain Range, a nationally protected forest area.
$1000 and ten minutes to spend…..what will it be?
Sniper EFI for my 1968 Cadillac (Black convertible with black interior). Donations accepted.
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