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After reading everybody else’s bio, Carl realized he’s not as funny or cool as the rest of the team (maybe his kids have been right all along). It’s a good thing his bio is first.
He values his top five books above any amount of money you could pay him, binge watches The Dick Van Dyke show to unwind (he says it’s “old school”) and when asked about pizza, orders, “Anything with meat. I’m a Meatatarian.”
An ideal Friday night for Josh involves a pepperoni pizza and binge-watching Modern Family. He's so into Modern Family right now, in fact, that when we asked what he would do with an hour of free time, he said he'd most definitely watch as many episodes on Hulu as possible. We're still trying to get over his very basic pizza order, so we'll move on.
While Josh claims to be a self-described "simple person", he doesn't shy away from complex ideas around the office. For example, he could give a TED talk at any point, he would talk about how the education system needs to be revamped and that ultimately, college is a scam. He also loves to talk about his ideas on aliens and LeBron James (they're not related, we don't think).
Brock loves to spend his free time drinking coffee (or bourbon, depending on the time of day), listening to his favorite records, and reading a good book. Talk about a happy place. Coffee is an important part of his routine, in fact. When we asked, he said the process of making a cup of coffee every day allows him to take a second to find his center before getting started with his day. We're here for it.
Though he didn't tell us what his favorite pizza is, Brock is full of philosophical nuggets of wisdom that he's been much more open to sharing, so we'll let it slide. For example, has said if he could give a TED talk, he would talk about balance. Life balance, that is - finding contentment living between two extremes (doing too much vs. not doing enough.) We had to sit on that one for a minute. We've decided we like it. We also decided we like his billboard idea: "BE HERE NOW." Bold, all caps. It says it all, right?
A perfect Friday night for Drew includes binge-watching reality TV and enjoying a pizza from one of the local "mom and pop" pizza places around him. He claims to not be a snob about toppings, but we're not so sure.
If Drew ever did a TED Talk, he said he would probably bore us to sleep talking about anything historical, or his love for comics. Who knows? Maybe one day the world will hear him on the TED stage talking about the history OF comics. We might be asleep, though.
Drew has a lot of interests outside of comics and history. When we asked him what he would do with an extra hour of free time, he said he would go to a hockey game (Let's go Jackets!), or skateboard around Downtown, or play club rugby, or hang out with his bulldog, Gus. Since we know you're wondering, Gus's interests include going to the park and drooling on the floor.
Joe’s perfect weekend involves pizza with as many toppings as permitted by state law (minus anchovies of course) and anything that J.J. Abrams directed. Except Cloverfield. #letdown.
He has famously coined the phrase, “Scallops are the marshmallows of the sea,” (you’re welcome) and unapologetically takes credit for most of the company’s success by interjecting, “I’ve been saying that for years,” into random conversations.
We can all agree that there are few people more deserving of a dream getaway than Amy. Get her near a warm body of water, like the coasts of Fiji or the Greek Isles, and she will be happily spending as much time as possible splashing in the clear turquoise waves, or just watching them fall on the shore. Ahhh... we feel relaxed just thinking about it.
If she has to settle for a staycation, Amy would still prefer to be outside in the healing arms of nature, hiking on a warm sunny day. Or, when the weather isn't so nice, she wants to be wrapped in her favorite blanket with a cup of hot chocolate, reading a good murder-mystery on her beloved Kindle. Amy clearly knows what's good, so we asked her what she's learned over the past ten years. She said: Life has taught me that I absolutely do not have control of anything except my response to the chaotic, messy, often beautiful but occasionally sour situations that present themselves. I now try to focus less on controlling and more on adapting and growing. Words of wisdom for us all!
Juan's ideal Friday night involves a pepperoni and sausage pizza (extra cheese, light on sauce) and binge-watching Hunter x Hunter with friends. He loves Japanese culture, and told us specifically he'd love to visit Tokyo one day.
On the list of "one-day" dreams, Juan also told us he'd love to give a TED Talk on the number one reason CSS is taught incorrectly. He's definitely proven to be a "big ideas" kinda guy around the office and can often be found talking about anything from how technology is making the world a better place, to his recent lottery-number dreams (you'll have to ask him about that one), to even therapy and Udemy courses he's taking. When we asked him if he could be quoted for anything, what would it be, he said, "to be helped you need to help yourself first." Boom.
If we gave Tyler an hour of free time, he would try to cook something new, or probably binge watch the Lord of the Rings movies while chowing down on some pepperoni and banana pepper pizza. Actually, we don't know for certain that he'd binge on Lord of the Rings, but he did mention it when we asked him where in the world he'd love to go. He answered, New Zealand, in case you're wondering.
Speaking of traveling, Tyler is a bit of an enthusiast. He loves road trips, and much prefers them to flying any day, often opting for the long drive to New York City for weekend getaways with his wife. Tyler also told us he used to be someone who viewed travel as a luxury or vacation only, not as an opportunity to experience new things or learn about other cultures. Since he has traveled more in the last few years, his mind has been opened by the many different people he's come across and interacted with. We love that for him. (And we mean that unsarcastically.)
Ariel is originally from New York. So when we asked her about pizza, she waved her finger and quickly informed us that The Empire State “just does it better.” That’s her only stipulation. That and extra cheese. Her ideal night out is actually a night in (#introvert) watching Smallville. Her socks never match. We don’t know why. And she won’t explain.
She secretly wishes she could find enough time to drink hot chocolate while it is still hot. Two small kiddos and an energetic Australian Shepherd (Caspian the Seafarer – a nod to The Chronicles of Narnia) take all her free time. When she does have a minute away from the kids, she quickly runs to Target to “browse” with a Frappuccino.
Jake's wanderlust would take him to many places, but when we asked if there was a place, in particular, he'd love to visit one day, he said he'd love to go to Honshu, Japan for the incredible skiing and snowboarding. While not daydreaming of future travels, he'd spend any given free hour with his "rollerskates on, earbuds in, and brain off." That still might count as daydreaming, but we're not judging.
As far as how he'd prefer to spend a Friday night, Jake said it would involve binge-playing video games, chatting with friends on a Discord call, and enjoying a pepperoni, sausage, and banana peppers pizza (with a shot of Pepto-Bismol). He joins the growing group of musicians in the office, stating that one of the purchases that has impacted him the most is the addition of his Casio SA-46 Portable Synth Piano.
If he could be famously quoted for anything, without hesitation he said, "Hi, I'm Tony Bologna, and this is my cousin, Tommy Salami." We don't know what it means, but we're hoping someone reading this might. Let us know.
When asked about her free time, Caroline said she prefers to think of all of her time as free (“Don't tell Josh or Joe”). She would take the first 30 minutes to figure out what to do and the remaining time playing Lego Star Wars VII on Xbox. Or maybe reading. Or maybe napping. She likes naps.
Her dream destination would be shooting a wedding on the volcanic lava fields in Iceland (“Anybody want to go?”). In the meantime, she’ll settle for late night YouTube classics like Charlie the Unicorn, Old Greg and Sneezing Panda.
Caleb's ideal Friday night would be spent binge-watching all of the Harry Potter movies (in order obviously), enjoying the perfect slice of bacon, onion, and jalapeno pizza. He also told us he loves to watch luxury real estate videos on YouTube, so if you feel like getting trapped in a YouTube rabbit hole anytime soon, definitely put those on your must-watch list.
If Caleb could go anywhere in the world, he'd go to New York City. He loves the food, the culture, and the big city vibes. According to him, nothing beats a slice of pizza from John's of Bleeker. We'll take his word for it.
Janet has one eye on the future and one eye on the earth at all times. An avid forager, when she’s not creating cutting-edge web designs or watching obscure sci-fi shows, she’s scouring her property for pheasant’s back, garlic mustard, ginseng, and more. (If you don’t know what these words mean, it’s because Janet is a million steps ahead of you.)
If Janet was asked to give a TED talk, she would teach everyone about Creative Sustainability, which would almost certainly include plugs for both foraging and Entomophagy. In fact, “Entomophagy is the future” is her answer to most questions. But don’t worry, she still enjoys her pizza with toppings like cheese and green olives (it’s a phase), and would travel thousands of miles for the best Argentine food.
Brandon’s ideal vacation would be spent on the coasts of Hawaii, dining on local food al fresco. We love that for him. The weather, the landscapes, all of it speaks to his love of beauty as a designer.
With interests in a variety of sports, Brandon may or may not be preparing a TED Talk about the impact of color blindness on athletics. He can also be found outside on the weekends, getting a run in or practicing his swing at the driving range. By night you might find him hanging out with friends, watching football or playing video games (we’re guessing Madden). Of course they’d be splitting a huge prosciutto, burrata, and balsamic pizza, and we hope we’re invited because that sounds amazing.
For Jake, there is almost nothing better than the perfect pizza margherita. He describes the ingredients for this seemingly-simple pie with mouth-watering flair: wood-fired Neapolitan crust, a few hand-picked basil leaves, extra-thin tomato slices. We’re not drooling, you are.
Speaking of food, Jake eats most of his out of a cast-iron skillet, an $8 purchase that changed his life. Food is clearly a love of Jake’s, but if you’re a maple syrup enthusiast, maybe don’t ask him about his strong feelings for the sticky pancake topping. (They are in the negative.)
Despite his bizarre distaste for syrup, Jake gives great advice fit for the 21st century: “Print your photos, people!” With most of our images online these days, he says we’re a couple misplaced-passwords away from losing large chunks of our history. Hey, we’re a digital company but we’re listening.
Hanna wouldn't necessarily describe herself as an influencer, though, over the years she has noticed whatever she does that happens to be labeled "weird" at first, becomes "hip" years later. As far as future trend predictions, all she could tell us is that soon we'll all be dipping Oreos in red wine and reading books out loud to our pets. You heard it here first.
If we gave her an hour of free time, Hanna would spend some time practicing one of her many creative hobbies such as painting, playing music, working with flowers, or writing her novel...to name a few. Around the office, she strikes a unique balance of bubbly and philosophical energy that tends to be contagious (the good kind of contagious), and says if she could be quoted for anything it would be, "It's a big deal to be alive."
Oh, and because we know you were wondering, Hanna's pizza preference is usually dependant on her mood. She didn't specify, but she did say that whatever her Friday night pizza order might look like, she and her husband always seem to be on the same page about what to get, which is how they knew it was meant to be, saying "no one needs pizza-ordering drama in their life!" We might quote her on that, too.
When not working on photography projects, playing music, or schooling us on why soup isn't real food (he really said that), David's ideal Friday night would include getting a drink with friends or sharing a Neapolitan pizza with bae. Yes, he understands the term "bae" is over. We like that he used it ironically, anyway.
If David could go anywhere in the world, he'd go to Japan. Or Australia...or Spain...or Scotland. The list goes on for a while. Let's just say, David is a travel enthusiast. He's also an enthusiast of topics like sociology, personal growth, and all things optimism. (Oh, and memes, he loves memes.) In fact, when we asked him what his TED talk would be about if he ever got the chance to give one, it would be about building strong relationships and a strong community. He also told us his favorite quote is from Anne Frank: "Whoever is happy will make others happy, too". However, if he could be quoted for anything himself, it would be: "Life is too short to drink bad whiskey and to take poor advice". Mic drop.
Ratcliffe’s ideal Friday night involves ordering a pepperoni, onion and green olive pizza from Cassano’s and watching Cops or American Pickers (“People getting tazed is the best”).
He’d like to give his own TED talk one day on “The Three Things I Always Ask for Christmas, But Never Get.” He secretly wishes he could be Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino and yell at all the kids, “Get off my lawn!”
If Jeff had a Friday night to himself, it would involve a Rocky Patel vintage 1990, Four Roses small batch, checking Instagram and breathing. He would order a pepperoni and mushroom pizza which is basic, so we’ll move on.
When asked about his biggest prediction for the future, he’ll straight drop some scripture, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ec 1:9) and then try to convince you of the Mercury Renegade (Google. That.).
On a Friday night, Joanna can be found watching her favorite movie, World War Z with Brad Pitt. Within one minute of watching, she fell in love…not with Pitt, just the blood. Her Friday night go-to is a Gluten-free pizza, no cheese, add as many veggies as possible and maybe pepperoni. She's perfected the art of holding a slice just right so toppings go into her mouth and not the floor (the challenges of that no-cheese life).
If you were to ever ask her for professional advice, she would lobby for women taking over the world. "In all seriousness, never let a man hire you just because he thinks you're 'hot.' Get hired for your brain and heart. Her prediction for the future is that within the next two elections we'll vote in the first female President of the United States. If this doesn’t happen, then she is moving somewhere a lady is in charge. Overall, we think she's joking... maybe.
Every week Josh looks forward to Friday night when he orders a large Eagles pizza with pepperoni, bacon, sausage and banana peppers. Then eats the entire thing. 2640 calories. It’s gross. He knows.
He is impatiently waiting for autonomous, electric cars so he doesn’t have to deal with lingering, left lane highway drivers (“It’s a passing lane!”). He’ll never admit it (we’ve caught him a few times), but when his friends go golfing or skiing, he might act like he’s not feeling well and then book a spa appointment once they leave.
If we gave Katie an hour of free time, she would call her mom, run errands, take a walk, and then reward her productivity by mindlessly scrolling TikTok the remainder of the time. Fair enough. We think she's got a thing for late 90's/early 2000's culture, particularly TV. She told us she'd definitely stay up all night (pepperoni and green pepper pizza in-hand) binge-watching any season of The Real World from that era, or any of the "vintage classic" MTV/VH1 reality TV shows. Need further proof? If Katie were to ever give a TED talk, she claims she would discuss why the Playstation 2 is the greatest console of all time. Ironically, she told us the worst advice she ever heard was "do it like it's always been done".
Oh, and if you think Katie has a familiar face, you're not alone. She told us she's lost count of how many random people have told her that she looks familiar - if you know who her doppelgänger is out there, hit us up.
Steve would love for you to know that there is nothing he’d rather be doing with an hour of free time than playing guitar and napping. Maybe his string melodies are so sweet they lull him right to sleep. We’ll have to demand an impromptu concerto during lunch one day, and we know he’ll come through because Steve always has our backs.
Speaking of lunch, we have to be honest: we love a pineapple-on-pizza enthusiast. We love when people can be themselves, and if that’s part of your story, you do you, Steve. What exactly he loves so much about it, he didn’t specify. Maybe it has to do with the origins of this tropical fruit, since Steve is also a huge history buff. He enjoys watching The Crown, and hopes to one day travel to Rome to see ancient ruins like the Roman Forum. Though we’re a little worried about what would happen if he ordered “Pineapple. Extra pineapple.” at an Italian pizzeria. (See? It all comes back to pizza.)
Mike loves to stay active and said if he had an available hour given to him, he would spend it getting in a CrossFit workout, or playing a round of disc golf. To unwind, though, he mentioned binging on The Office (US). He's actually watched the series about 5 times, which is either impressive or concerning depending on who you are. He didn't tell us what his favorite pizza is, so we'll try to forgive that and just move on.
The ultimate optimist, Mike loves to bring out the best in the people around him and make new friends in the process. He told us the worst advice he's ever received was, "Don't talk to strangers." He loves talking to strangers because strangers become friends. So if you see Mike talking to strangers, don't mind him, he's just making new friends. And, pro-tip: if you want to become instant best friends with Mike, tell him he resembles Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in any way. No, really.
A little slice of heaven for Warren would be walking down the streets of gold with a cup of hot caramel coffee. But while he’s on Earth, a local park will do. Warren loves the refreshing solitude of nature, but his creativity is sparked by being around others. On a weekend, you can catch him and his friends staying up too late binge watching Prison Break.
Speaking of a slice of heaven, Warren’s favorite pizza is the Sicilian from Bostons Pizza, but you’ll have to visit downtown Columbus to get it. You’re welcome any time!
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