Megan is a Media Planning Intern for PM that occasionally works with Shift too. She’s currently at Drake and is all about Netflix when her brain hurts from studying. Netflixing in the office in frowned upon, but she stays busy by helping our media planners report campaign results and impressions – among lots of other things. Right now she’s working with the Shift guys on uploading web content. She can do it all! We think Megan would up her productivity even more if we had Blue Moon (her drink of choice) in the keg everyday. This kid at heart has watched How to Train Your Dragon like a million times and lives by the quote “An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered,” one by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. This one surprised us though – Megan’s musician of choice is Kanye West and the entire hip-hop genre.
Shift Interactive picked up Cliff from the freelance world and believe us, he’s a rockstar when it comes to both backend and front-end software development. When he’s not killing it in the coding world, Cliff, like Torrey, finds peace in music. A few of his favorites? Saves the Day, The Wonder Years and August Burns Red. When we found out he toured with a band before college, Cliff’s rockstar status climbed to a whole new level (can you say celebrity?!) He’s pretty hardcore. Cliff plays guitar, drives fast cars, listens to classic rock, and watches those intense Quentin Tarantino movies. He puts on a hardcore façade at least…until he starts going on about Redd’s Strawberry Ale and his beloved little Havenese pooches. Can’t fool us, Cliff!
Torrey joined Shift as a developer/coder/database guy/server-setup person…but claims his true title as People Person. He was super close to becoming a head brewer though too – attended pro brew school and everything. We’re happy he’s here and that we can make him feel right at home with a keg only a hop, skip and a jump away. Guess what he said he favorite drink is?? And no, it’s not Bud Light. Torrey lives by this idea: Love many, trust few, and paddle your own canoe OR Love many, trust few, and go to school to brew…either one. Moving on, you should know he’s a huge music lover that doesn’t discriminate based on genre. Seems like the classics are safe with him though – John Bonham of Led Zepplin and George Harrison from the Beatles are a few idols. Not too shabby.
Justin is super interesting. We ask our new employees certain questions to get to know them enough to write a blurb about them – and introduce them to you. It feels like we could have filled an entire book about Justin, but alas, we will try to fit it all into a paragraph. This front-end developer went to Brown College and for six years, has run a local user group for young professionals who are interested in learning about web development. In his time away from work, he reads graphic novels, draws, screen prints, and plays soccer. Oh, and he cooks. Apparently Justin can make some “bad ass” pizza (his words, not ours.) We’re happy to have him – and we know Justin is going to fit in just fine.
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