Our ShipMates are to credit for creating and maintaining this culture and making VeriShip such a fun place to work.
Get to know the people behind the magic and their contributing roles through our ShipMate Spotlight Interview series. Check out the previous ShipMate Spotlights, here.
When did you start working for VeriShip?
I started on Monday, April 27th, 2020.
What are the three things that make you want to come and work for VeriShip every day?
Honestly, the opportunity for growth and not just me individually or career wise, but to be working for a company that has a strong vision and the will to get there. Super exciting. I also think the creative side of marketing is really powerful and strong. Third would have to be the people. Ami is extremely intelligent and an awesome leader, as are all of the leadership team I have met so far and the rest of the Ship… great people and strong teams!
The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are 3 people you want on your team?
Ha ha ha, I would have to say a fighter, someone extremely tough and defensive so maybe Mike Tyson. I would also need someone who would be able to survive anywhere, so Bear Grylls. Then probably Tessa Thompson because she is tough and a natural badass.
If you had 25 hours in your days, how would you use your extra time?
I would work on restoring Arcade Machines (current hobby).
You have to sing karaoke – what song do you pick?
Easy – Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey.
If you could win a gold medal in any Olympic event, which would it be and why?
Probably Curling because it is the oddest sport, and extremely competitive. Ha ha ha!
How do you like your eggs?
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Always give 125% and make friends wherever you go.
Have you ever had a terrible haircut experience? If so, what look were you sporting?
6th grade. I was 12. Circa 1994… I wanted a bowl cut because those were popular at the time and the barber did a horrible job, I looked like a 15th century monk. It was horrible. Ruined my life.
What is your favorite summer activity to enjoy with family or friends?
Swimming with our kids would be at the top of my list, followed by pontoon boat rides.
Do you have any secret talents or skills that most people don’t know about?
I have three highly rewarding hobbies that are kind of secret talents: I am a competitive BBQ smoker, a hobbyist woodworker and arcade machine collector and restorer (as mentioned above).
If you could have one person added to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why?
Barack Obama. He was just a fantastic leader, person and soul. One of our countries’ all time greatest presidents.
Would you rather live without your smartphone or your computer?
I would rather live without my computer. Ha. I am too addicted to my phone to live without it.