The newest addition to the crew at Backblaze, Emily, breaks down her favorite hobbies and aspirations. They involve pets and World of Warcraft… What a combo!
What is your Backblaze title?
If you didn’t have to work, what would you do?
If I didn’t have to work, I would work! I would start my own nonprofit organization and open up a series of diverse animal shelters across the country. I am a huge animal advocate and love working with them. I spent the first 13 years of my life helping my grandparents run various campgrounds near Yosemite. My father and I wandered the forest, catching every creature that crossed our path. Mom almost never let us keep them, and I really wanted to bring home a bear, but even my father protested that. I would still attend school and obtain my RN license, and start another nonprofit organization that provided medication and medical treatment for children in poor countries.
What is your dream job?
Working for Backblaze, of course! However another dream job of mine is to join the Air Force, and work in counter-intelligence. I intend to finish getting my B.A. in nursing, join the Air Force, then retire and work as a nurse at the Yountville Veterans Home.
What attracted you to Backblaze?
My husband has worked for Backblaze for well over two years now. He was constantly talking about how “cool” it is to work here, throwing all these names around that I could never remember. Except for Brian, I always knew there was a Brian…or two…or three…maybe even four. Finally, I decided to check this place out for myself and liked what I saw. Luckily, they did too! The company’s standard of transparency and honesty is refreshing, and I look forward to serving this company.
Where else have you worked?
Previously, I worked at Napa Valley Hospice as their Program Assistant—a very rewarding experience! I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to have worked there. The things I learned are priceless, and the people I met are wonderful. Hospice is a unique form of healthcare, with an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care. Hospice helps both patients with terminal diagnoses and their loved ones, as they write their final life chapter.
Favorite place you’ve traveled?
Disneyland is my absolute favorite! In fact, my husband proposed to me on Pirates of the Caribbean. Needless to say, Disneyland holds many fond memories! However, I have not traveled out of the country, and would love to visit South America and Europe.
I love camping, fishing, kicking butt and taking names in Call of Duty, spending an incredible amount of time at Petco, and playing World of Warcraft. For the Horde!
Help us welcome Emily to the Backblaze fold, and if you’re an Alliance member and meet her in-game… Good luck to you!