What is your job title and what are your responsibilities here at Branch?
Business Development Manager. I connect Branch with other companies to create strategic partnerships which allow for great product offerings to their group of customers.
What does your day-to-day look like at Branch?
Meetings, both internal and external. Every day is very different but they all seem to go by really fast!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
That was a moving target as I grew but it went from candy store owner > contractor > teacher > Business Development Manager at Branch.
What was your first job? 🗞️
I was a paper boy for 5 years but my first real job was as a retail associate for Pamida, which was the 90s, Walmart-like offering to small town USA.
The first thing you saved up to buy as a kid?
That would have been a mountain bike from Walmart!
3 words would you use to describe yourself:
Curious, Social, Happy.
When you’re not working, what are your favorite things to do? 🚴
My wife and I love traveling and playing with our twin boy toddlers (and newborn daughter)! When I get free time to myself I like mountain biking and tinkering in my garage.
The app (aside from Branch) you can’t live without?
So many good apps out there! I would have to say Mint by Intuit has been pretty clutch.
Favorite time of the day: 🦉
I am definitely a night owl but mid afternoons are tough to beat if you're not working.
The items you have in your fridge at all times:
Always a strong variety of cheeses, with a current mix consisting of: String cheese, dill havarti, honey goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, sharp cheddar, pepper jack, queso fresco, fresh feta, Babybell cheese, Merlot cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, shredded parmesan.
A song you will always dance to when it comes on:
Dancing in the moonlight, that song hits.
Favorite part about working for Branch:
Every day is different! I’m constantly being stretched and learning new skills and I get to work with incredibly smart people! It's a blast.