How long would you commute for your job? 30 minutes? An hour? 90 minutes? Well, meet Zack, our newest member of the Backblaze Technical Support team. His commute is nearly 2 hours, each way, each day. Why? Let’s ask him…
Tell us about your commute to work.
I live in Napa now, so depending on when I leave, my commute can be anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. But hey, Backblaze is such a great place to work, it is well worth it.
Where are you originally from?
The Napa Valley. I grew up in Calistoga at the north end of the Valley. It’s a great little town, around 5,000 people and only two traffic lights.
What attracted you to Backblaze?
It is a great, casual environment; the product is simple, effective and affordable; and the company’s standard of transparency and honesty is refreshing.
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?
I would set myself up with a complete wood shop, and I would help my wife, Emma, start her own animal shelter. She loves animals of all shapes and sizes and we have two cats, Tigger and Timon, and a bearded dragon, soon to be joined by water turtles.
I love woodworking, and spent all four years in high school in wood shop classes. I especially like turning projects on the lathe, like gavels. For my next project, I’m about to start building a new enclosure for my bearded dragon, Drako.
Favorite place you’ve traveled?
That would definitely be Honolulu, Oahu in Hawaii. My wife and I stayed on Waikiki Beach for a week on our honeymoon in June, and we both loved it there. Plus, it was only a 15 minute walk to my favorite restaurant down the street, the Hard Rock Cafe!
What achievement are you most proud of?
The achievement I am most proud of would be finding the woman of my dreams, and marrying her!
Let’s all wish Zack safe travels and a comfortable seat… Welcome aboard, Zack.