We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words.
Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.
I will be a full time professor of engineering (or instructor if you prefer).
I have been, in chronological order: A part time instructor at multiple institutions, * a sensor specialist on a giant airborne laser resembling a smaller version of the death star, * a research engineer in revolutionary technology programs at LM Skunk Works (* at Lockheed Martin: ), an amateur stand-up comedian, a lifeguard / swimming instructor, and a commercial actor.
What drew you to apply to Green River?
The great facilities and the outstanding people who work here!
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
I generally listen to NPR on the way to work to get my news fix. If that’s not interesting, I’ll listen to James Brown.
What was the very first job you ever had?
The very first job I ever had was as an actor doing commercials. (I was a cute kid!)
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
Frankly, finally having an office so I’ll have a place to meet students!
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
Helping to grow the Engineering Department, which will get me hired on a permanent basis.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
- Finding the love of my life.
- Beating cancer.
- Traveling to 4 of the 7 continents (mostly Europe).
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
Gentle Ben (remember that old show?) because I’m as big as a grizzly bear, but I’m gentle and most everyone tells me that I’m sweet. (FYI: most giant guys are).
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
I am a fabulous dancer and singer! If that fails, I can always do my patented “finger pop”. (can’t describe it, you’ll have to see it for yourself).
If G.R.E.E.N. where an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?