Employee Spotlight: Brandon Heldstab, Systems Administrator

By Christopher Draven, Client Experience at Umbrella Managed Systems

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.

A: #WhatIsSocialMedia?

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!

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