Let’s get to it. We’ve got Isabella Thomas and Merrill Hutchison new to AIS.
Isabella worked at the Service Desk for a little over a year before joining Mike’s team. She’s an IT Major, focusing on C.S. She plans to make working in IT her full-time career after she graduates. Born and raised in Utah, she likes hanging out with her sisters, playing video games, and binge-watching good shows on Netflix.
Merrill is also a born-and-raised Utahn. He went to Provo High, then graduated from BYU with degrees in C.S. and Art. Merrill is Daniel’s brother, if you didn’t know. He speaks Japanese, which (along with digital art) happens to be one of his favorite hobbies.
Kade is back, and we’re happy to have him. He left us a little over a year ago to work for Cache Valley Electric as an A/V Engineer. He told me that he learned a lot there, got to see a lot more of the A/V world… but he wanted to come back to us from Day 1. He says the environment at UVU, particularly the coordination between departments and team atmosphere, can’t be beat. Leaving gave him a new perspective on life and work- and made him realize how good we have it here at UVU. His advise? UVU is the place to be. He’s currently working toward his degree in Technology Management.
Kade wanted me to mention that he’ll be sprucing up his bare office soon. ;)
We’ve also got Nathan Cloward and Rex Dastrup. Though they’ve been here for a little while, they haven’t yet had the enormous pleasure of being featured on our little blog. So here they are.
Nathan is studying Information Technology, emphasis in C.S. His ultimate career goal is to get into computer forensics. He’d love to see UVU offer an MS in Cybersecurity. He grew up in Taylorsville, and his hobbies include 4-wheeling, shooting, and camping.
Rex Dastrup has been a UVU student for 9 years (on and off, obviously). He’s currently studying Biology, but that may change to Nursing here soon. Rex is married to a wonderful lady, and they have 1 son, 8-month old Kingston. He grew up near Las Vegas as well as in Utah, and his hobbies include being outside, hiking, and intense ward volleyball.
A/V also has new employees Daryl and Clark, but I didn’t get the chance to corner them. I’ll leave it up to you all to find and get to know them.
Spencer has joined the Ops team as a temp. He’s working on all sorts of stuff, some of which includes helping out his dad Duane with spam. He’s working on his C.S. degree and is just under halfway there. Enough time for him to figure which area he wants to focus most on. Spencer plays year-round adult competitive soccer, and he’s played piano all his life. He even writes songs on occasion.
Operations also hosted their Lunch & Learn not too long ago. Some of you have been wondering what Operations role is and will be, and that should have given you a better idea. If you still don’t know, well maybe you should have asked more questions. ;) As far as Lunch & Learns go, that’s every department in Infrastructure Services. Time to start the rounds again.
We don’t have any new employees here, but one team member does have some new grandbabies! I think that’s definitely blog-worthy. Congratulations, Jeff. :)
Welcome to the world. Welcome back. And just plain Welcome.