#MeetMass! Our CTO loves giving back to the community!

Thu Truong, CTO of MassGenie

Our team is all about giving back! Meet Thu Truong, our CTO of MassGenie. When she’s not working hard on making the website as user friendly as possible, she’s out giving back to charities and eating lots of sushi! Get the inside scoop on the life of Thu.

Who inspires you? People who can make a difference

If you could be any animal, which would you be? Butterfly

What are you passionate about? Helping people around me

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? 2 mile zipline over tropical river and waterfall in Hawaii

What are you currently watching on Netflix? Sherlock Holmes

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? Some charity work to assist people in need

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Sushi

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Maldives

What are some of your pet peeves? Dishonesty, disgrace, obnoxious behavior

What do you like about working at a start-up? Proactive and results driven

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? I work well under pressure and challenges

What’s your favorite movie? See No Evil Hear No Evil

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Green

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Gently

What is your favorite family tradition? Traveling

Who is your least favorite superhero? Captain America

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? Challenges that drive to success

 

Source: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! This one is in search for Big Foot!

The undefeated Hide and Seek champion of the world, and Carl Steindler is going to find him! Meet Carl, our Marketplace Manager. When he’s not in search of Big Foot or watching Toy Story 3, he’s bringing on the best sellers for our online marketplace! Get all the juicy details on the life of Carl:

 

Who inspires you? Benjamin Franklin

What was the best concert you ever attended? Woodstock 😉

If you could be any animal, which would you be? I am an animal!

What’s the last book you read? Do magazines count? Hell’s Angels by Hunter S.

What are you passionate about? The search for Bigfoot.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? Had children.

What are you currently watching on Netflix? What’s Netflix…

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now? A custom surfboard rack for my garage-not that cool in actuality.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? Bruce Watanabe.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Filet-mignon.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? Heaven. But, I don’t want to stay there…yet.

What are some of your pet peeves? Don’t get me started…

What do you like about working at a start-up? The transparency.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? Cutting my own hair.

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Mohamed Hadid, Tesla, Hamilton Morris & Robert Young Pelton.

What’s your favorite movie? Toy Story 3.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Baby Pink.

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Do something wrong then get yelled at, or, just ask for it!

What is your favorite family tradition? Beating up on my little brother.

Who is your least favorite superhero? Robin. Batman really doesn’t need him.

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie? The corner office of course!!

 

Source of questions: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! What does RDR2, MC Hammer, and Elon Musk have in common?

Sam Kim, Director of Marketplace

They’re all part of Sam’s questionnaire answers!

Meet Sam Kim, Director of Marketplace at MassGenie! When he’s not playing RDR2 or watching basketball, he’s dreaming about being a killer whale! Read the inside scoop on the life of Sam.

 

What was the best concert you ever attended?
MC Hammer. It was my first concert I went to in 6th grade. I had no idea what was going on

If you could be any animal, which would you be?
Killer Whale

What’s the last video game you played?
Red Dead Redemption 2

What are you passionate about?
Basketball

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Terrace House

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
Elon Musk

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Lawrys

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
Venice Italy

What do you like about working at a start-up?
Collaboration

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
2Pac, Kanye West, Steve Jobs, Bruce Lee

What’s your favorite movie?
Shawshank Redemption

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Black

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
Just tell me

What is your favorite family tradition?
Sunday Morning TV show watching in bed with family

Who is your least favorite superhero?
Hawkeye

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie?
My Co-workers

 

Source of questions: Tiny Pulse

#MeetMass! Would you hike the Tongariro Crossing?

Megan Kerkhof, MassGenie

Megan Kerkhof, MassGenie

Get to know the MassGenie team! Megan Kerkhof, Community Marketing Manager, likes long walks on the beach, pina coladas, and swimming with 13 ft Tiger Sharks!

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you want to eat dinner with?
Jim Carrey, Gary Vaynerchuk, Bruce Willis, and Robin Williams.

What’s your favorite music to listen to?
I listen to a bit of everything, but my 5 Sirius stations are: Hair Nation, 70s, 90s, Hits, and The Highway!

What was the best concert you ever attended?
Edguy in Germany! It was a metal concert and the lead’s voice was so amazing. Plus the drum solo was super awesome because it consisted of a two minute flute interlude! Very unique and an absolute amazing time.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Hiked Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand (the peak near Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings). I’m scared of heights and when you’re walking across a short ledge between two peaks and the wind is blowing, it definitely tests your fears.

If you could be any animal, which would you be?
A shark! They are my all time favorite animal and the thought of swimming underwater without having to hold my breath sounds awesome! Plus, I love sushi! 🙂

What’s the last book you read?
Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

What are you passionate about?
Fitness, exploring different cultures and countries, sharks and ocean conservation, and social media!

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Black Mirror! Thanks to recommendations from my awesome colleagues. Also watching Criminal Minds, New Girl, and Ultimate Beastmaster!

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
This questionnaire! 🙂

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
Lady Gaga! I want to know what it feels like to be an awesome singer.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Fettuccini Alfredo in Venice Italy! The dish isn’t really authentic Italian, but there was one place that had it and it was the best! Accompanied with mussels and clams in a white wine sauce for an appetizer, I could easily eat that meal 3 times a week for the rest of my life! I went back to that restaurant about 10 times over the course of 4 trips.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
The Amazon!

What are some of your pet peeves?
People who change lanes without signaling, people who cough and don’t cover their mouth… you know. The basics.

What do you like about working at a start-up?
Communication is awesome! With just a few of us in the office, we’re able to bounce ideas back and forth and really get new upcoming projects going in a flash!

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I’m really good at planning trips and vacations- creating portfolios filled with itineraries, receipts, confirmations, time schedules, etc.! I also bar flared at TGI Fridays for three years. I’m no Tom Cruise, but I can flip a bottle or two!

What’s your favorite movie?
Jaws! Followed by Deep Blue Sea, 47 Meters Down, Shark Night 3D…Did I mention I like sharks? 🙂

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Green! It’s the best color all the way!

What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
Direct and in the moment.

What is your favorite family tradition?
Slumber parties with my family on Christmas Eve and waking up early with the kids to open presents. Last Christmas Eve we even added onesie costumes to the mix!

What’s the best part of working at MassGenie?
The team! We’ve got a really cool group of individuals that work here. From bouncing ideas back and forth to chatting about awesome Netflix series, it’s never a boring day at MassGenie 🙂

 

Questions courtesy of: Tiny Pulse