What drives me:
My personal “thing” is problem solving. I like to figure out solutions—which is what our customers really appreciate about Clearion. We put the pieces together for them. If all solutions were immediate, I would think, “I’ve got this, it’s time to move on.”
Before Clearion, I would get bored every few years. Now it’s different being involved in the technical and business sides of the house. As Clearion has grown, we’re focused on business strategy, customer engagement, management strategy, employee satisfaction and more. It’s ever changing but we always want to ensure that everyone is happy and we’re doing a great job.
About me, eh:
I grew up eight hours north of Seattle in Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada. My childhood was spent boating, fishing and doing a lot of outdoor stuff. I have a BSc in Geology and an advanced diploma in GIS from the University of British Columbia. I moved to the States in 2002 for a geographic profiling position and I’ve been working in Atlanta, and in GIS, ever since.
In Atlanta, I miss the winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing but I still like doing new things: trying new restaurants or spending the weekend in the mountains and traveling.
What I do outside of work:
When I’m not working, I love researching new places and building my travel bucket list. I prefer undiscovered, non-touristy places. Antarctica is the only continent that I haven’t visited but hopefully soon! Maybe I’ll add the subcontinent of India someday. There’s always more to explore!
I like to exert myself and relax my mind. So if I go to the beach, there also has to be snorkeling, diving, kayaking, yoga, etc. Whether I’m immersed in nature on an African safari or hiking outside of little villages in Cambodia and Thailand, there are so many cool places in the world. Everyplace is different yet people are people everywhere you go. That’s why I really liked Israel—especially hanging out with Mano and Anat from Clearion. Since they live there, the experience was much different than if I had been just a tourist.
If you need any travel recommendations, call me!