Umbrella has continued to grow, bringing on seven new employees over the past few months. With an infusion of new blood, we thought it was a good idea to introduce Brandon Heldstab, our newest Systems Administrator on the Professional Services team.
Brandon joins Umbrella with over 6 years of direct IT experience, specializing most recently in Office 36 5 migrations. An alum of KU and a former US Army Calvary Scout, Brandon is a ‘get things done’ sort of guy. To get to know him better, Brandon agreed to answer the following questions:
Q: Before Umbrella, what was the weirdest job you had?
A: Immediately after college, I worked on a road crew out of Eudora, Kansas. We re-routed road lanes for construction (laying out cones, stripping and relining lane stripes, etc.). It’s something I never saw myself doing and DEFINITELY something I never want to go back to.
Q: Favorite line from a movie?
A: I have two
“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” – Stephen King, The Dark Tower
“Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is Bowling. There are rules!” – The Big Lebowski
Q: Your desk is always clean – are you this organized at home?
A: As organized as I can be in our small apartment. I have a lot of hobbies involving the outdoors, so I usually have camping gear, fly-rods, and climbing gear scattered around. My wife hates it.
Q: Coffee or Tea?
A: Both? I can’t get my day started without some coffee, and I enjoy tea at night before going to bed.
Q: A skill you hope to learn one day?
A: I just recently picked up a harmonica. I’m hoping to start working on that next year.
Q: Describe yourself in a hashtag.
Q: If you made a documentary, what would it be about?
A: I’m not sure about a documentary, but I would like to take a month-long trip fly-fishing across the country someday, and film the adventure.
A Big Thank You to Brandon for participating. We are excited to have you on the team!