Meet Ridge Schorling
Let’s start by getting to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Porterville, California where I helped my family raise cattle. I went to school in San Luis Obispo, where I got my undergrad in business administration from California Polytechnic (Cal Poly) State University. I also continued my education at Southern New Hampshire University where I received my Master’s in Accounting. Throughout college, I had jobs where I made chocolate and moved furniture. In February 2022, I moved to Texas and eventually found my way to Schaefer.
What’s something you love to do?
Jiu jitsu! The community of friends, as well as the sport itself, have made this a valuable hobby and interest.
What’s your favorite place?
California Hot Springs. It’s where our ranch is. It’s peaceful and beautiful during the winter and spring.
What do you love about the job?
Numbers! Everything balances, or at least should. When it doesn’t, it can be solved.
What is the last thing you binge-watched?
All the comedy specials on Netflix.
What’s your favorite book?
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?
The Office because it’s the only sitcom I’ve watched in entirety and Steve Carell seems like he’d be a fun boss to have.
Are you a listener or a talker?
If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If there weren’t any more computers, what would be your new occupation?
Probably something military related.
What’s the scariest thing you’ve done for fun?
Mountain bike down Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii with a rented bike and only a helmet for protection.
What’s your favorite children’s story?
The Little Mouse that Could.
If you had an extra hour of free time every day, what would you spend it doing?
I would probably spend it planning my future days and years. I would also spend it thinking.
Any words of advice?
It’s not, “work smarter, not harder.” It’s, “work harder and smarter.”
Schaefer is tech-focused, which was something new and exciting to me. I wanted to work at an innovative place that would allow me to grow as a private accountant. Also, the hiring process was very seamless and everyone was so welcoming!
For more about Ridge, check out his bio.