Tim has been a dedicated member of the IT team for years (and that’s saying something in the IT world), and one of Blinds.com’s go-to guys for all things site-related. Tim stepped out from behind his seventeen monitors and laid off the Mountain Dew just long enough to give The Finishing Touch the answers to these incredibly pressing questions. Get to know Tim below.
1. What are your hobbies outside of the office?
Well, a 3 ½ year old and a 7 month old don’t leave a whole lot of time for myself, but I love movies and books mainly. I’ve recently started getting into photography. I have the oversized camera on a strap and everything, but I’m still working on learning to use it. I’ll call myself “wannabe semi-professional” at the moment. This may come as no surprise, but most of the pictures are of the aforementioned kids! I am also an avid collector of funny (to me, anyway) t-shirts.
2. Who’s your favorite band?
The ensemble group from the “Revenge of the Nerds” talent show. Or, if I have to pick someone real, I’ll say Collective Soul. Their self-titled one is still one of my all-time favorites.
3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Well, my love of Tex-Mex and warm weather somewhat limit my options. I can’t permanently plant my flag anywhere too far from a good tortilla press, but just to be safe, I’ll go to the epicenter in San Antonio. My never-having-visited impression of Australia is pretty high up on my list, though.
4. What is your guilty pleasure?
The movie “Drumline.” Without a doubt. I’ve watched the movie more times than I can possibly count, and I know the story/acting is just incredibly cheesy (sorry if you’re reading this, Nick Canon…I’m totally talking about everyone else in the movie). My wife bought me the special edition dvd one year for my birthday and it’s embarrassing how easy it was for me to spot the added scenes.
5. What’s your favorite thing about working for Blinds.com?
I love that this place truly encourages growth in your career. I’ve been able to learn so much from this job and advanced my skills more than I could have imagined, and while at times I think learning new skills perhaps meant that things took me a bit longer in the short term, in the long run I feel like I’m much more valuable and productive for it. “Improve Continuously” is one of our core values, and it’s great to be at a place that really does work to embrace that from day to day.