April 16, 2021

Extroverted introvert seeks burgers, not perfection

Let’s start by getting to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself.

I moved around a lot growing up, so I was always around different people and environments. It was tough having to leave my friends and make new ones in school, but I think that has somehow contributed to me being a bit more open-minded and forced me to seek to understand people.

What’s something you love to do?

In a nutshell, I enjoy learning new things and immersing myself in different challenges in the things that I do. Things like researching and deconstructing a skateboard trick so I can learn it quickly, trying a trick over a different obstacle, finding new tools to make working on my car easier, learning new guitar chords, the list goes on and on.

What’s your favorite place?

Denver – I love the scenery, the people and the atmosphere.

What do you love about the job?

I love that you get challenged in many different aspects throughout the day.

If you could do anything besides what you are doing now, what would you do professionally?

If I can’t design, then I’d go back to shooting photography full-time.

What is the last thing you binge-watched?

Stranger Things 3 – it’s been a while since I’ve watched TV though.

What’s your favorite book?

“Feck Perfunction” by James Victore. It touches on many topics, but embracing your peculiar traits and getting rid of your inner perfectionist as a creative were the two that really resonated with me. I also enjoy Victore’s writing style—very raw, direct and concise.

If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?

Parks & Rec because of the many hilarious personalities.

Are you a listener or a talker?

I’m a textbook introvert, so definitely a listener in most situations. However, I’m often mistaken as an extrovert since I’ve learned to break the mold over the years, but I still need time to recharge.

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Burgers 4 life.

If you had an extra hour of free time every day, what would you spend it doing?

I’ve been meaning to make more time to read, so I’d dedicate it to that.

Why Schaefer?

There’s a great balance here of camaraderie and quality work.

Any words of advice?

Always seek to venture outside of your comfort zone, and view obstacles as opportunities in disguise.