Sprious’ new Sales Development Representative introduces himself in his own words
Hi! I’m Stacy, Sprious’s sales development representative for Blazing SEO! You can read the blurb about the work I do here. But you’re reading this because you want me to tell you about who I am, not just about my work.
I was born in Hawaii, grew up in small-town Kansas (the home of the Wizard of Oz), went to college in Missouri, and spent years as a working musician (I’ll forever be a classically trained punk, and for years I lived like Jack Black in School of Rock). Eventually my wife and I found our way to Nebraska for The Good Life. To live The Good Life, you’ve gotta do good work and find good people. I did find that at my first job here in Nebraska, which taught me that I’m pretty good at sales and also helped me figure out what I value in a company and in my teammates.
When it became time to move on and find something new and exciting that still matched my values, I came to Sprious! I didn’t come aboard just because we’re doing cool tech stuff and I’m a tech geek; I joined because I saw something in the culture that I could jive with: heart. I wrote jokes in my cover letter, latching on to Sprious’s “Smash Bros Tournaments” benefit and comparing myself to Star Fox, ending with “Also, he has a pretty nice spaceship, and one day I hope to, too.” When Sarah emailed me despite that, Sprious passed my first test: the personality test. Then I learned that there’s so much I could help grow here, with passionate people who will also help me grow as a person. Exciting!
I can talk about music and show stories, coffee, cooking, gaming, weird stuff, and dad jokes all day. Also, I’m considered a low-vision/near-blind person, but that doesn’t affect my life much. For more trivia, I’m old in internet years, so here are my answers to a Myspace-style survey I found (and now I really hope my old answers to real Myspace surveys are *not* out there).
1. What’s your favorite candle scent?
I saw one named “$18 Nachos,” so it might be that. I’ve never smelled it. But I still love it.
2. What’s your favorite thing about marriage?
My wife. Oh, you mean married life itself. Well, she’s smarter and nicer and better-looking than I am, which provides me balance and guidance, and we rely on each other. Also sometimes I show her songs that I or my bands write and she tells me if they’re bad or not bad.
3. What’s one thing you own that you should probably get rid of, but just can’t?
This is one thing AND many things. I have this box of cables in my house, the box that every married person has that their partner hates. But you never know when you might need an RF cable for the NES you don’t own or a USB interface to connect your guitar to the audio software that hasn’t been updated for over a decade.
4. How many oceans have you swam in?
Two. I love the beach!
5. How many countries have you been to?
USA, Canada, Mexico, Laos. Airports in Thailand, China, and Singapore.
6. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?
Dragon Ball. And my favorite show of all time is King of the Hill.
7. Do you know triplets?
Yes, they have the same duration as two of the same normal notes. I use the word “straw-ber-ry” to count the rhythm.
8. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
The Notebook is well-known as one of the greatest horror films of all time.
9. Have you ever had Indian food?
That’s naan of your business. And yes. I like a good vindaloo.
10. If you have a nickname, what is it?
I have a nephew and a niece who call me “Uncle That Guy.” Otherwise, many like to call me by my middle name, “Jack”, or a combo of the two: :Stacy Jack.” I also performed shows under the name “World-Renowned Author John Steinbeck” a couple of times.
11. What’s the last compliment you got?
“Dada.” – My son, age 2. He can’t express much yet, but I know if he laughs, he’s happy, so that’s a compliment.
12. Favorite beverage that isn’t water?
Depends. Soda: Coke Zero. Also this reveals that I’m not from these parts since I didn’t say “pop.” Also I’m very much a coffee connoisseur and will talk about quality coffee all day. Also beer.
13. What is one food that you used to hate but now you love?
14. What is a phrase or word you always say?
I go through phases with phrases. Right now I keep saying “Oh, snap” with no context.
15. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
Ralph the Corgi is the only pet I have right now and I’m not that peeved at him, but by default, that makes him the biggest one. Also when people take things too literally and mistype/misuse common sayings and non-words. (Literally, for all intensive purposes, it bugs me irregardless.)
16. What movie could you watch over and over again and still love?
John Carpenter’s The Thing is my overall favorite. Also love Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.