What is your background?
I’m a country boy from Mississippi who moved to the Austin area in 1989. After a short stint of playing semi-pro football, I began a career in banking and investments. Before joining the (un)Common Logic family, I was an advisor for a small healthcare college.
What are your responsibilities at (un)Common Logic?
As the Office Manager, I am the quintessential Jack of all trades. I am same parts project manager, on site IT support, logistics specialist, vendor liaison, and “Office Dad.” Here’s the best way to put it: in order for an office to perform at its best, it has to be a well-oiled machine. I am the person who researches where to find the right oil, at a cost-effective rate, knows when to apply the oil, where to apply the oil, how to apply the oil, and proactively recommends when oil may be needed.
What’s your favorite thing about working at (un)Common Logic?
The team I work with is amazing. Besides that, the best thing about what I do is that no day is ever the same and I am always on the move, since I manage two different offices at two different locations.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?
The most challenging thing about my position is that no day is ever the same and I am always on the move, since I manage two different offices at two different locations.
What makes Austin special?
Instead of going with the default answer of it being the “live music capital of the world” and having amazing food, the special thing about Austin is that it’s a unique blend of Austinites who can tell you how it was when 183 had stoplights/signs, and transplants from all over the country who want to get in on and add to the Keep Austin Weird vibe.
What makes you (un)Common?
I belong to a family that has a truly (un) common way of deciding who washes dishes after Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Since I was 16, my three brothers and I play a game of two-on-two touch football, in the middle of the street, in front of our parents’ house. The victors claim bragging rights for the year. The losers wash and dry the dishes.
Anything big happening this year outside of work?
I recently acquired a car that is going to be my ongoing project on the weekends (and my son’s project when he is home for college in the summer, but he doesn’t know that yet).