Christopher is joining our customer support team. He collects body art, brews his own beer, and knows a whole lot about Macs and PCs—a perfect fit. Welcome Chris.
Have you always been in the San Francisco Bay area?
I was born in Oakland, California, but when I was young I lived abroad as my father was in the military. I moved back to the Bay Area to be near family.
How did you get into computers?
I was fortunate in that I grew up in a family of computer engineers. My grandfather was doing data entry with punch card systems decades ago and two of my uncles work in the field as well. I grew up with computer parts around in abundance and built my first system at the age of six.
What attracted you to Backblaze?
I had heard of Backblaze from a friend, interviewed with several of the founders, and decided I really liked the company’s commitment to easy, affordable backups and transparency.
How do you currently backup your home computer?
I have an iMac and a Windows tower that are both backing up locally to a Linux server in my home, as well as using the Backblaze service for offsite backups.
I have a few… I play bass, enjoying gaming in its many forms (PC, tabletop, card, pen and paper, and even a bit of console), gardening, attending live music concerts and festivals (I usually end up at least two or three a month), and have recently taken up home brewing. I also collect body art in the form of tattoos and can measure my time “under the needle” in days.
Which achievement are you most proud of?
I earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a teenager, carrying on a third generation family tradition.
Yes, indeed, a perfect fit. Welcome to the team.