Our Web Developer, Mike, loved us so much he couldn’t stay away. After a brief two-year break from Results Repeat, he joined the team again earlier this year. With a penchant for figuring out any issue you put in front of him, no matter how challenging, he’s an invaluable addition to Results Repeat.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Innovative, Hard-working, Diligent
It’s a typical Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., what are you doing?
My wife and I like to walk – Kelly Drive, Manayunk, in or around Chinatown.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
China was an incredible adventure, so much so I’ve been twice. The first time I explored Shanghai and was able to experience a world where no one spoke English, and the interesting challenges that come with not knowing how to communicate.
My second trip was spent in Beijing, where I was able to tour The Forbidden City and walk along The Great Wall of China. The carvings in The Forbidden City were thousands of years old, and some of the most intricate, detailed stonework I have ever seen. The Great Wall of China was simply breathtaking. Photos do not properly represent the scale of the wall itself. The height of the mountains and the way the wall snakes up and down, it was truly awesome.
What characteristic do you most admire in others?
More than anything, I would say a willingness to learn is the characteristic I most admire in others. People who are willing to learn are capable of growing as a person, become more useful to those around them, and typically able to admit when they are wrong.
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Something on a film set. There are so many interesting things that happen when filming a blockbuster movie or hit tv show. I’d like to experience it firsthand.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
I play a game with a friend, and they recently released an expansion. My friend was having some financial issues, and the game was one of the more positive things in their life. I purchased the expansion for them so we could continue to play together.
If you could give advice to your 13-year-old self, what would you say?
Keep doing what you’re doing – your hard work will pay off, and you will get everything you ever wanted.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I have never seen a single Star Wars movie and have no interest in doing so. I get lots of weird reactions when I tell people that.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
– Make a game (I have some concepts and prototypes. Just need to do it!)
– Learn how to play my violin
What are you most proud of?
In high school, I was in an 8-person madrigal choir and we had a competition in New York. My group won all of the awards that year and we went to Hard Rock Cafe to celebrate. The Manager learned of our accomplishments and let us perform. He turned off the music, we performed our songs for a packed restaurant, I had our solos, and the praise we received was amazing. A few weeks later, the music department received a very large donation from one of the people dining that night and credited my solos as the reason they made the donation.