Every morning, I wake up to our Slack feed and the day hasn’t officially started until our steady and calming Matt types: “Good morning, folks.”
It’s true. He was gone last week and it was beyond weird to not see that leading off our general conversation for the day.
After me (Heather) and Ryan, Matt has been here at WP Site Care the longest. He uprooted and moved to Utah to work out of the home office and is an integral member of our team, bringing not only WordPress experience, but also incredible amounts of patience.
Plus, he’s wickedly funny and causes me to spit out my coffee more than I should admit. Mostly because of stuff like this:
I mean, his senior picture just showed up on our message board. So great.
And don’t even get me started on Matt’s reckless abandon when it comes to Cards Against Humanity. He’s that dark horse opponent you don’t even see coming and than WHAM. You’re doubled over in laughter and disbelief.
So, without further ado, say hello to Matt!
What knowledge/experience do you have that brought you to WPSC?
My previous job was managing a WordPress site for a community college in Montana, so I had a decent level of familiarity with WordPress before I came to WP Site Care. I’ve also spent many years in a variety of sales and customer service related positions, so responsiveness and addressing customer concerns is something that’s just kind of ingrained in me now.
What inspires you?
Being around passionate people. I love seeing people care about something so much that they’re compelled to completely dedicate themselves to it (whatever “it” is). I’m incredibly lucky to be surrounded by family, friends, and co-workers that inspire me every day.
What is the the most unexpected/shameful song in your playlist?
I was recently reminded of Ready for the World – Oh Sheila, so lately I’ve been listening to that way more than any person should.
Who would play you in WPSC, the Movie?
I used to get mistaken for Tom Green, so I guess I’d have to settle for him.
First or worst job?
First paid job was assisting an architect. The worst job was either making mascara brushes, or working in a book bindery.
I used to be a DJ, and had a radio show for a few years.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Probably something extremely dangerous, because generally failing at other things isn’t that big of a deal in the long run. Extreme rock climbing, taking flight into space, or skydiving come to mind. I’d love to do all of those things, but not as much as I’d hate to fail at them.
I really enjoy horrible B-movies or old TV serials, so I can easily spend more time than I should watching Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
Favorite WordPress Plugin?
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I get a lot of use out of Migrate DB Pro. It does a great job of simplifying the process of migrating WordPress sites, and has saved me a lot of time.
Best new tech – favorite gadget?
What would you choose for your last meal?
I’m all about breakfast, so probably hashbrowns, bacon, rye toast, and a glass of milk.
Favorite place on the planet?
Northwest Montana in late August is hard to beat.
Any parting words?
Nah, it’s time to get back to work. 🙂
If you know Matt, a.k.a. Ryan’s rogue nephew, that is the most typical answer ever. Our worker bee!
Did you enjoy getting to know Matt? Hit him up with any questions in the comments section, and make sure to follow him over on Twitter!