Zooming In On CMM

Moving is part of life, and we know it can be stressful. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of bright young student-athletes and logistical wizards from around the Twin Cities to make sure your possessions are in good hands. Our team comes from a lot of different backgrounds, so we’ve devoted part of every month to introducing them to you. This month we’ve bribed our our On-Site Estimate Extraordinaire, Kyle Borntrager, with a fresh roll of tape to sit down and answer a few questions!

 

Kyle, you’ve been a part of the CMM Sales Team for a while.  When did you start?

I started working at CMM in February 2016.  So it’s almost a year!

 

What brought you to CMM?

I needed a change of scenery and a job that could help me focus more on my sales skills because there was no means for moving up at my previous employer.

 

What do you enjoy most about On-Site Estimates?

The variety of locations that I get to see and the fun people I meet doing it.

 

Give 3 words that describe the estimating process. Go!

Personal

Accurate

In-Depth

 

What do you think makes an On-Site Estimate so valuable for potential customers?

It gives us the best idea of exactly what we’re moving and how to move out of a location.  We know exactly how to move it out of because we have been on site and know what to expect.  It also gives us a better chance of getting as exact an estimate as possible.

 

Any fun work stories or memories you’d like to share with the people?

From here?

 

Yes.

Well I went on a move once and gauged my leg.

 

That’s not a very fun story. That must’ve hurt.

No, it’s not. And, it did.

 

What other hobbies do you have when you’re not at work?

 I build stuff.

 

A man of many words… What do you build?

I build carpet ball tables and a lot of custom wood art pieces.

 

Make anything cool lately?

Yeah, I made a Tough Mudder bandana hanger.

 

And closing with the most important question, if you had to eat only one flavor of ice cream for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chocolate

Zooming In On CMM

Moving is part of life, and we know it can be stressful. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of bright young student-athletes and logistical wizards from around the Twin Cities to make sure your possessions are in good hands. Our team comes from a lot of different backgrounds, so we’ve devoted part of every month to introducing them to you. This month we’re talking with Micah Hausman, multi-sport athlete, double-major, and one of the newest denizens of the College Muscle Movers office

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Mr. H.

Hi Micah! How long have you been with CMM?

My training started in May, and I officially started on May 30. I do evening shifts and one on the weekend. So, long enough to know what I’m doing, but not too long.

 

This is College Muscle Movers, so… where do you go to school?

I’m a junior at St. Thomas in St. Paul

 

What do you study?

I’m double-majoring in Leadership & Management and Communications. I also do football and track: the defensive line and throwing, respectively.

 

Do you throw javelins?

No. I throw hammer, shot put, and discus.

 

Sounds busy! Do you have any hobbies or anything in between all that?
Yes and no. I also have weights five days a week, for football, plus an additional captain’s practice. And I work another job. Sports are kind of my hobby, though, so it works out. Plus, I need any extra time to hang out with my girlfriend, family, and friends.

 

I’d imagine the summer has been busy at CMM so far, too. How is the work treating you?

Pretty busy. Nothing crazy right now. The estimates can sometimes be difficult: people don’t always have a good idea of all the things that they need to move. So far that’s been the toughest part. It’s not always easy to help people remember about things they’ve stored in closets and garages.

 

Do you feel like the work fits well with what you’re studying?

Yes, especially communications. Here in the office there are so many things that need to be done: you work directly with the customers and the movers and everyone else in the office. It’s definitely good experience.

 

What’s your favorite thing about working at CMM?

Great environment. It’s a growing business, and it’s new, so there’s always this attitude that there’s room for improvement. That’s really great for me, I enjoy working for a company that cares about the quality of the service, and it’s good to get feedback on everything I’m doing. Plus, it’s a great group of people.

 

Awesome. Glad to hear you’re digging it! Have you encountered any unusual stuff yet?

Ha, nothing too crazy. A couple interesting moves, though. We just set up a lead for a couple who need to be moved all over the place in one day. It’ s a lot of different pick-ups and drop-offs from various apartments and storage units. Oh, and we recently did a move for a guy who owns a whole bunch of arcade cabinets and a Pepsi vending machine, pretty cool.

 

Yikes. That sounds like a real job to lug those around.
Yeah.

 

Well, thanks for taking time to do the interview, Michah! Much appreciated.

Zooming In On CMM

Moving is part of life, and here at CMM, we know it can be stressful. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of bright young student-athletes and spatial awareness wizards from around the Twin Cities to make sure your possessions are in good hands. Our team comes from a lot of different backgrounds, so we’ve devoted part of every month to introducing them to you.

This month we’re talking with Abygail Natoli, the intern mastermind behind CMM’s accounting department. Originally from Rosemount, Minnesota, Abygail will be a senior at Luther College this fall.

Let the record show that Abygail prefers chocolate donuts to vanilla. Donut credit goes to Twin Cities’ favorite Glam Doll donuts.
Let the record show that Abygail prefers chocolate donuts to vanilla. Donut credit goes to Twin Cities’ favorite Glam Doll donuts.

So, Abygail, what do you study at Luther?

Accounting!

That makes sense.
Yep: I am kind of the accounting department here at CMM.

How did you end up choosing accounting, if you don’t mind my asking?

You get a lot out of your education, but it’s a big investment, so it’s important to try to plan for your future accordingly. I pay for school on my own, so it’s doubly important for me to make a well-informed decision. Accounting seemed like a good fit for me. I don’t mind crunching numbers, and I appreciate the puzzle aspect of accounting, so here I am.

Very responsible! Sounds like a good decision. On the topic of the accounting: how did you end up working here?

There’s actually a great story behind that. I also work as a server around the Twin Cites— last year I was working as downtown on a Friday during Lent, and we had a section of rowdy gentlemen. It turned out they were celebrating a bachelor party. They invited me to join in their selection of fried fish, and as we were all talking, it came up that I was majoring in accounting. As chance would have it, a couple of the guys were with College Muscle Movers, and they mentioned that they were looking for an accounting intern. We set up a time to do a Skype interview, and things went well. The timing didn’t quite work out that summer, but when this summer rolled around, there was an open position for an accounting intern, and I was thrilled to accept!

This is still fairly new: do you like it so far?

Yes, definitely. Like I was saying, I don’t mind crunching numbers, and it’s really nice to work for a small company like CMM. It’s welcoming, and it gives me an opportunity to learn a wider variety of new skills. I’m also interested in Psychology and HR, and I get the opportunity to learn about some of that here. A smaller company sort of lets you mold your own specific job. Working here allows for more than just numbers.

Totally. Speaking of interests, what about activities outside of work?
Books. I’ve always been an avid reader. I’m kind of a collector of ideas: an intellectual hoarder.

Favorite books?

Mmmm, Siddartha. Also, The Chosen (by Chaim Potok), and The House of the Spirits (by Isabel Allende). Oh, and Harry Potter. Of course.

That’s a pretty excellent list. To finish up, let’s say you’re trapped on a desert island. What three things do you absolutely need?

Bow and arrows, for sure. Also, all the seasons of Parks and Recreation (TV included). Oh, and a dog. A collie.

Zooming In On CMM

Everyone moves at some point in their life, and moving can be very time-consuming and stressful. When you hire a moving service, you want to know for certain you’re putting your possessions in careful and capable hands. We want the same thing. Here at College Muscle Movers, we strive to provide the best possible service. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard work, and they have the skills to work efficiently. This also allows us to build a team of movers that come from a lot of different backgrounds in different fields of study and sports: from football and math to psychology and climbing.

This month we’re talking with Senior Muscle Mover Alex Lucci.

Alex Lucci: the man, the myth, the legend.
Alex Lucci: the man, the myth, the legend.

Hi, Alex. You’ve been a Senior for a while now. When did you start working at CMM?

Started two years ago. I was trained in by Sherlock and Knutson. It was only a matter of time before I became a Senior. I definitely wanted the extra responsibility.

Well, it seems like you handle it well! Getting training from some of the more experienced movers must be helpful.

That’s one of the best things about the job, I think. The guys you work with make it worthwhile. That’s one of my favorite things about working here. There was this job I got put on right when I had just become a senior and I got put with some of the guys that had helped train me in. That’s really cool. It’s a great experience, working with the guys that train you, and after a while you’re helping to train younger guys.
Sort of a full-circle thing. What sort of advice might you have for any upcoming or aspiring movers? Any sort of unusual situations you’ve found yourself in while out on the job?

Once you’ve done a lot of moves, sometimes you have to trust your gut instinct.  For example, I was doing this move at a public storage complex, and we brought one of the trucks along. Anyway, there were no signs for the clearance in the building, but it looked pretty short to me. Like it definitely wasn’t going to fit. We went in to the office to talk with the manager about it. He wasn’t sure what the clearance was, but he told us again and again that it would definitely fit, that we should just drive in right under the gate. No dice. It definitely didn’t fit, although it was close, and the truck got a little stuck. Nothing was damaged, and everything was cool, but it definitely caused a little delay for the customer, which was frustrating. Long story short, I went back to that storage unit later, and they’d put up a clearance sign. But sometimes you learn to recognize things like that before they happen, and as a senior, it’s up to you to try to work through that stuff.

Trucks are tall.
Trucks are tall, no two ways about it.

Many thanks to Alex Lucci for taking the time to do this interview!

 

Zooming In On CMM

Here at College Muscle Movers, we strive to provide the best possible service. We want to make sure the people moving your possessions are strong, smart, and dedicated. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard work, and they have the skills to work efficiently.

This month we’re saying goodbye to longtime mover Matt Knutson, and we figured we’d interview him one last time to get his unique perspective on the company before he heads out to pasture.

Really.
Matt Knutson getting ready for his new job at MI6.

 

Matt, you’ve been with CMM for a long time. When did you start moving here?

On and off, I think it’s been about 5 years.

That’s a long time to be hauling heavy furniture around! What kept you going?

The guys, for sure. That’s always been my favorite thing about College Muscle Movers, it’s a great group of people. It’s not so easy to find out in the world, especially at work.

Agreed. You must have seen your fair share of guys come through the company over the years, did you notice any changes on that front?

Sure thing. As complicated and hard as the industry is, CMM has grown a lot over the last several years. Back in the day, when I started, it was less structured. The estimates weren’t as accurate, there wasn’t as much support. Now you get a lot more help when you need it, and things run a lot smoother. That’s the benefit of learning and experience.

Ok. I ask this one a lot, but what is the craziest thing that ever happened to you on a move?

There are so many things, ha. I’ve probably done my best to forget some of them. One of the weirdest was when we went out for a move at this apartment complex. The customer said she could be late, but the leasing manager could sign off on the paperwork.

The leasing manager met us in the lobby, but he wouldn’t let us into the apartment or sign off on the paperwork. He kept saying that going into the apartment would ‘mess us up’. He kept repeating that, and it was a little weird. Then he told us that the customer was a wanted felon, and the police needed our help to catch her. That was probably the weirdest part, when he just flipped his story like that.

Anyway, eventually he signed off on the paperwork and had us just go in and move stuff around for awhile. Later, when we were going to be unloading, the police sent a squad car there and that was that. Crazy time moving.

So, we’ve covered the job— what do you do outside of moving?

I’m a beer guy. Some people collect fine wines, fill up their cellars with wine. I have a cellar full of beer.

That doesn’t sound so bad. I’ve heard rumors that you even brew your own? What’s the best beer you’ve ever brewed?

Ooooh. That’s a tough one. I can definitely narrow it down. There’s this lymphoma charity that I’m involved with, and I brew beer for it. I made this pear pale ale for it, from Bartlett pears. You steam the pears and then infuse that with the beer and let it ferment. Really good.

That sounds even better.

Thanks to Matt Knutson for all the years he put in moving, and we hope he keeps enjoying the finer things in life!

 

Zooming In On CMM

The Inimitable Brandon VongkeoHere at College Muscle Movers, we strive to provide the best possible service. We want to make sure the people moving your possessions are strong, smart, and dedicated. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates from around the Twin Cities— they know the value of hard work, and they have the skills to work efficiently.

We figured a quick interview session with some of them might help you get to know us a little better, so we’ll be running a series of these interviews. This time, we talked with Senior Muscle Mover Brandon Vongkeo.

 

 

 

 

 

How long have you been working here?

I think I started just over a year ago. February 14, 2014.

How did you decide on College Muscle Movers? Did you have previous moving experience?

I knew a lot of the guys here already. Cammie G, T-Jack, Tripp, Kirk: a whole bunch of people.

What’s the connection? Were you already in the Twin Cities?

School! I study at Hamline with a number of those guys.

What do you study?

Psychology. It’s something that’s always kind of grabbed my attention. I also do OT training, and I’ll be picking up a double major. That’s something Hamline strongly encourages.

Intense. Ok, so you’ve been here a year, you know a bunch of the guys here: what’s something that’s really changed since you started?

There were lots of new faces over the last year, especially as we switch semesters. Overall, things just seem a bit more organized. It seems like we’re making steps in the right direction that way.

Speaking of job stuff, what’s something that changes on the job itself? Responsibilities vary from the new Freshman movers to seasoned Senior veterans.  How has it changed for you?

Hm. That’s a good question. Getting bumped up to Senior does mean more responsibility, but the job isn’t really that different.

Right. Similar tasks, but you’re in charge of the details— how to get things done is up to you.

Yeah. I think one of the biggest things is realizing just how much you’ve learned. You get put with newer guys, so you can help coach them in the job. It isn’t until you start trying to carry couches around corners that you realize they haven’t been moving every day for the last year. It’s so easy to forget that everyone starts somewhere. Not only that, working with new people makes you realize that sometimes there are little things you forget. The extra responsibility holds you more accountable, makes you more conscious of what you’re doing.

Speaking of coaching, you’re a football player, right?

Yep. Left guard.

Do you think there’s any good crossover between football and moving?

Totally. First of all, it helps with mental discipline. From football and weight training, you know that even if the job gets tough, it’ll end at some point. You just need to keep pushing through to the finish. Also, they both take strength and endurance. Doing both helps maintain that.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to move?

The credenza. We had to move this huge credenza through a series of really narrow apartment hallways. It was probably 500 pounds, and really long. We put it on dollies at first, trying to roll it, but it just wouldn’t fit around any of the tight corners so we had to keep lifting it up and twisting it around to get it through. Then, finally, it won’t go through the final door into the apartment itself. Just no way to fit it in. So we brought it down to the parking garage, going back through all those narrow hallways. Then the customer’s mother said she would be interested in it, if it fit in her apartment. She lived up on the second floor. So we brought it back up. It was a long process.

Wow. Life of a mover. Well, I hope you don’t get too many more credenzas like that in the future. Thanks for the interview, Brandon! Good luck with school and football and future moving!

Zooming In On CMM: Bryan Cooper

Here at College Muscle Movers, we strive to provide the best possible service. We want to make sure the people moving your possessions are strong, smart, and dedicated. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard work, and they have the skills to work efficiently.

We figured a quick interview session with some of them might help you get to know us a little better, so we’ll be running a series of these interviews. For this one, we tracked down Bryan Cooper.

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Let’s start with the basics: where are you from originally, Bryan?

I’m from Winona, although I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The desert! How long were you there for?

I only lived there for a couple years. Obviously I don’t remember a lot from that time, although I’ve had the opportunity to revisit. The buildings in the city are very old and very beautiful, but I think it’s the smells that have stuck with me the most: roasting chile and burning Piñon wood.

Winona, Santa Fe— how did you end up in the Twin Cities?

I came here for school.

Where did you study?

After 4 years of school, I graduated from the University of Minnesota, where I studied chemistry and Spanish.

Finally, how did you end up at College Muscle Movers?

Simple enough— a friend of mine worked at CMM, and I started picking up hours as a side job. As I continued working, the company kept growing, and new roles and positions became available. My skills ended up fitting in well with the company.

The rest, I suppose is history. What’s your job here, exactly?

I’m the Director of Sales, which is what you might expect. We’re not a huge company, so my responsibilities tend to vary, depending on what’s needed at any given time.

And you’ve been here awhile, right?

Since September of 2012, yes.

What’s your favorite thing about working for CMM?

It’s a unique work environment. Every problem that faces the company is in the hands of the employees— that is, the company is growing, but it still doesn’t suffer from too much bureacracy. Working here offers responsibility and agency. I started out as a mover, and even though I’m no longer vigorously lifting furniture, I still have an integral position here and it’s still rewarding.

That’s important, especially over the long-term. What would you say is the toughest part of your job?

Hmmmm. Probably trying to piece together all of the vastly disparate pieces of information that go into a successful moving service, all while trying to maintain the best possible service, the most efficient use of available resources, and keeping customers and employees (both movers and the people in the office) happy.

Well said. Ok, last question: If you were trapped on a desert island and could only have one thing, what would you bring? Assume you already have access to a desalinator, a tarp, 1 million dehydrated meals, and a fishing rod.

Easy. A record player with Led Zeppelin IV

Right on. Well, thanks for the interview, Bryan!

 

Zooming In On CMM: TJ Palme

Here at CMM, we want to provide the best possible service. We want to make sure the people moving your stuff are strong, smart, and dedicated. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard work.

We figured a quick interview session with some of them might help you get to know us a little better, so we’ll be running a series of these interviews. This time, we tracked down TJ Palme.

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So, TJ, where are you from originally?

Des Moines, Iowa

And what brought you to the Twin Cities?

I attend the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, so that brought me the Twin Cities.

What are you studying over there?

My degree will be Biblical Studies with an emphasis on Ministry

Awesome. Do you think you’ll try to stick around here after you finish?

I hope so, I really love this area.  Some things would need to fall into place but I certainly have my fingers crossed!

How’d you end up at College Muscle Movers?

Before attending UNWSP I looked at their student jobs website and saw a thread for CMM.  I had some moving experience in the past so I gave it a shot and got in contact with management.

Well, we’re glad to have you. Also, I hear you may have some passing interest in football. True?

Sure is. I have a long history with the game.  I played a couple years of D1 football down at Western Illinois university before transferring to UNW.  I now play football at school up here and am an avid fan of the game.

What position(s) do you play?

I play left tackle on offense and a few special teams

Would you say that your history in football has helped you off the field? I have to imagine it’s nice for moving.

Yeah, it sure has.  I spent a lot of time in the weight room for many seasons of playing and it turns out that squatting weight on a bar and squatting to pick up a piano are not that different.

Speaking of pianos— what would you say the craziest or most unusual thing you’ve moved was?

That’s a tough question, the people we move always have really interesting stuff but I would say that the most unusual thing was a large stone statue of a lion

Woof. Sounds heavy.

It certainly was.

What’s your favorite part of working at CMM?

Honestly its a combination between the guys that I work with every day and the flexible scheduling.  It is very nice to be able to work around a busy schedule of school and sports without worrying.  Also, all of our employees are hard working guys who are very fun to work with

Well said. I couldn’t agree more with you. Now, you’ve already mentioned how busy you are with sports and school— do you ever get any time for any fun stuff? What do you do in your free time?

In the free time I get I enjoy taking trips down to Iowa city to visit my beautiful fiancé and I also enjoy playing video games

Fiancé! Congratulations. It sounds like you lead a charmed life, TJ. Let’s finish this interview with a zany curveball. If you had to get rid of one U.S. state, which would you choose and why?

I’m going to go ahead and say Wisconsin, I really really really dislike the Green Bay Packers

But the cheese, TJ! What would we do without all that cheese?!

I think I’d manage without cheese if it meant no more Packer fans

Yeah, we can always get more cheese. Well, it’s nearing the heart of the holidays, I’ll let you go. Thanks a ton for the chat, TJ!

 

Zooming In On CMM: Phil Anderson

Here at CMM, we want to provide the best possible service. We want to make sure the people moving your stuff are strong, smart, and dedicated. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard work.

We figured a quick interview session with some of them might help you get to know us a little better, so we’ll be running a series of these interviews. This time, we tracked down Phillip “Phil” Anderson.

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So, Phil. Where are you from?

Edina, MN

And where did you go to school?

University of Wisconsin Stout

What did you study over there?

Business and Property Management.

When did you first start working at College Muscle Movers?

December of 2012, I think, although I haven’t worked here the whole time. I took time off to take some home inspection classes. After that, I worked on a ranch in Colorado for 6 months. That was an experience.

Wow. That sounds awesome. What sort of stuff did you do out there?

Oh, you know— cowboy stuff. Just took care of hundreds of horses. Riding, roping, hiking. Putting up fences. All that kind of stuff.  Most of the people working were around my age. A lot of adventurous types. It was a really great group, and I met a lot of interesting co-workers and guests.

Guests?

Yeah, we helped with guests at the ranch, too. No celebrities, but there were a lot of very wealthy people. Again, interesting experience. A number of times I picked up guests from the private airport near us.

Well, it sounds like quite an adventure. It’s good to have you back here at CMM. Which brings up an interesting question— have you noticed any changes in the company since coming back?

There are a fair number of new faces, but also some familiar ones, which is nice. People still help each other out, and that helps foster a great environment. There’s a little something that’s different, too, but it’s hard to pin down. It feels a little more structured? Organized?

I’d actually agree with that. I think it makes sense for a young company. Things just keep getting tweaked, evolving one step at a time. Which brings us to our next question: you’ve seen some changes in the company, and done your fair share of moves. What do you think is the most interesting move you’ve ever done?

There was a move in St. Paul where we moved these massive LiteBrite boards, do you know what those are?

Uhhh. I don’t. (Didn’t, anyway. Check out Lite-Brites).

Basically we moved these giant glowing boards that were planted with colored pegs. It was for a giant mural in St. Paul, down at Union Depot. I think it’s in Guiness as the largest Lite-Brite display in the world. Anyway, the pieces of it were huge, almost too big to get in the truck, but we managed to figure it out. (Interviewer’s note: You can see the story on CBS.)

So what do you do when you’re not lifting couches or oversized art mural pieces?

Oh, you know, fishing, splitting wood. Wrestling bears. Taming wolves. That sort of thing.

Ok. Let’s finish off the interview with some word association. I’ll say a word, and you tell me the first thing that pops into your mind.

Gatorade

Drink

Ping-pong

Domination

Blanket

Cuddle

Hamburger

Delicious

Bacon

Delicious

Military

Hero

Jim Carrey

Lloyd Christmas

Mop

Nope

Thanks, Phil.

No problem.

Zooming in On CMM: Jonathan Halquist

A number of factors separate College Muscle Movers from the rest of the herd. First and foremost is our focus on  employing highly driven and intelligent individuals. We want to make sure the people moving your stuff are strong,  smart, and dedicated. That’s why we employ college athletes and recent graduates— they know the value of hard  work.

We figured a quick interview session with some of our movers might help you get to know us a little better, so we’ll be  running a series of these interviews. This time, we tracked down Jonathan Halquist, one of our Senior Muscle  Movers.

Muscle Movers from left to right: David Hale, Jonathan Halquist, and James Welck
Muscle Movers from left to right: David Hale, Jonathan Halquist, and James Welck

 

So. Let’s start simple. Where are you from?

Duluth, Minnesota— born and raised.

How long have you been working at College Muscle Movers?

About a year now, give or take a few weeks.

And you’re in school, right?

Well, I actually graduated recently from St. Olaf college.

Where’s that?

It’s south of the Twin Cities, just down 35.

Ah! What did you study?

I completed my degree in studio art and media studies, although I guess I studied a lot of other things.

An art major! Tough field. Have you found any use for that after school?

I have! Currently I’m working with CMM to produce a variety of marketing and promotional materials, which is great. It’s really nice to be involved in fresh projects. I have also done some freelance graphic design work for a few clients, ranging from Minneapolis all the way out to New York City.

You’re a Senior Mover here. What does that mean?

I am a senior mover, which means I drive the trucks from location to location and also coordinate and lead teams of movers. Formally, I ensure that services are performed safely and efficiently to the standards of CMM. In a nutshell, that means I make sure moves are running smoothly.

Speaking of nutshells, do you have a favorite nut? Healthy proteins are important on the job!

Pistachios, probably.

What do you do with your free time?

In my free time I play violin in a swing band. That ends up taking more time than you might expect. I’m also independently studying computer science.

Whoa. Violin and computer science, eh? Those two seem pretty different.

Well, I think it’s important to have diverse interests. I’ve been playing violin since I was little, so there’s that. It’s a lot of fun to just get up on stage and express yourself through an instrument. The computer science is newer. It’s sort of an overlooked subject by a lot of people. If you think about it, computer science is the foundation for a lot of modern day life— programs and software govern everything from phones and music players to cars and ovens.

What’s the heaviest item you’ve ever moved on the job?

Probably a piano. Sometimes you end up with a heavy piano that has to go up a couple flights of winding stairs, and that’s almost always a killer.

What’s your favorite thing about working at CMM?

Well, I appreciate the flexibility. Like I said, I have a fair number of interests outside of work, and CMM is accommodating in giving me time to pursue them. The best is probably the people, though. It’s a good group of guys, and solid camaraderie can be hard to find in the workplace.

Awesome. Thanks, Jon!

No problem.