Get to Know the Nerds Behind the Screens
We often get told how awesome we are. That may sound like a #humblebrag, but it’s not. It’s a #proudbrag. IVIO has cultivated quite the talented and eclectic group of nerds over the years. So, of course, we asked our team some revealing questions to get to know the best and most importantly, embarrassing parts about them. Don’t give up now! You’ve read this far — keep going to discover more about the IVIO team members and learn why working with and/or for IVIO is just so dang cool.
What were you like in high school?
Emily: I was the girl who had hot pink hair and wore fishnets to class. Not joking. I’m guessing my parents aren’t too upset I’ve moved past that phase in my life.
Jeff: I had my group of nerdy friends that I would hang out in the library with every morning. I got along pretty well with everybody but wasn’t part of the “party” crowd because I wasn’t extroverted enough. Oh, and I was on the Honor Roll every semester. 😉
Devon: I was quiet but tried to fit in. I spent most of my time dancing and hanging out with my dance friends on the weekend. We had the cops called on us a couple times for ding dong ditching. ¯_(ツ)_/
Ashlyn: I had two distinctive phases in high school: my first two years I was trying to play the whole carefree, rebellious teenager role, but my second two years I started freaking out about post-high-school life, so I started concentrating on getting straight A’s.
James: Total. Nerd.
Andrew: I was definitely a nerdy baseball player.
Dustin: Nerdy and socially awkward.
“Lorelai Gilmore is my personal hero.”- Devon
Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?
Emily: Audrey Hepburn because I like to model my life after Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I mean, who wouldn’t want her wardrobe? And naming a cat, Cat, is definitely something I’ve done before so I think it’s fitting.
Jeff: Jason Segal, because he’s the closest I can think of to a male Tina Fey. Also he played a Minnesotan in HIMYM (How I Met Your Mother) so he’s got that going for him.
Devon: Probably Hailee Steinfeld because she plays the sarcastic, cynical girl perfectly… If you haven’t seen Edge of Seventeen you must watch it now! Or Brie Larson because she’s a goddess.
Ashlyn: Melissa McCarthy? No, Kate McKinnon. No, no, Amy Poehler. You get the picture… I’m too indecisive for this game.
James: Ashton Kutcher.
Andrew: I wish it would be Will Ferrell, but I’m probably not funny enough. 🙁
Dustin: Dustin Hoffman, because that’s who I was named after.
What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
Emily: That’s a hard one. “The Way” by Fastball. I’m a huge 90’s alternative music fan and that’s been one of my favorite songs since I was six years old. I had a strange childhood. I never got into Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears or anything like that.
“I was definitely a nerdy baseball player [in high school].”- Andrew
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
Jeff: A peregrine falcon because they are FREAKING AWESOME! Let’s see, fastest animal in the world? Check. Can fly? Check. Can live in nearly every region and climate? Check and CHECK.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
Devon: I’m not ashamed at all to say it was… GILMORE GIRLS! Because…well…It’s my favorite show of all time and I watch it every night before I go to sleep. Lorelai Gilmore is my personal hero.
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
Ashlyn: Well, I’m like, totally a vegan s00ooo definitely gatherer!
What was the last gift you gave someone?
James: I got Ashlyn some Chipotle chips this week. Pretty generous.
You win the lottery for $10 million. What would you do?
Andrew: Invest most of it and use the rest to buy a yacht to sail the world
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be?
Dustin: “Raw Denim”
“Just because I still like Pokemon and play with Lego sets doesn’t mean I’m not grown up… right?”- Jeff
If you could witness any moment in time, what moment would you go back to and why?
Emily: I would watch the creation of Stonehenge so I could finally meet some aliens.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Jeff: Who says I’m not grown up right now? Are you trying to insinuate something? Just because I still like Pokemon and play with Lego sets doesn’t mean I’m not grown up… right?
You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
Devon: I would be pissed because now I have to take care of a damn elephant.
Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rises up and takes over?
Ashlyn: Definitely the monkeys. They’re my favorite animal. They have the wits to run the animal kingdom, but it wouldn’t be pleasant. Planet of the Apes anyone?
What do you work toward in your free time?
Estimate how many windows are in New York.
Andrew: *Googles question* 50 million.
If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Dustin: Led Zeppelin – Black Dog.