In this part of our Meet the Team series, where we get to know the staff of Pegasus Technologies better, CEO Matthew Tucker Interviews Systems Administrator Ian Harland. Below is the transcription from this interview.
Matthew Tucker: Hello, everyone. Welcome to another edition of Meet the Team with the CEO. And today we have Ian with us. Welcome, Ian.
Ian Harland: Hi, Matt. How are you?
Matthew: Doing all right. I see that you are proudly displaying the large Pegasus Banner over your head so much appreciate it. Way to go. So Ian’s been with us for about four months now and new position brought him in and he’s in charge of product procurement. So it’s a nice expansion move here and keep us order in the hardware and services and moving along the clients. So thank you, Ian. Why don’t you start off by telling us a little bit about yourself?
Ian: I’m pretty local, grew up in New Castle, Delaware. I went to a Salesianum high school then went to the University of Delaware. I have a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. I worked at the ice arenas at UD’s facilities. So I drove the Zamboni. That’s my little fun fact. In my free time, I like mountain biking, disc golf, rock climbing, just about anything active.
Matthew: Excellent. All right. Good. So local source design team member, that’s good stuff. All right. So now we get into the fun part which is the questions that have been provided to me by your peers. And can’t hold me responsible. So don’t catch up with me later. All right.
Ian: All right.
Matthew: All right. You have a boat?
Ian: Don’t have a boat. My friend has a boat and I think that’s the best way to do it. Have a friend that has a boat so you don’t have to take care of it.
Matthew: All right. Well, the question is if you had a boat, what would you name it?
Ian: Oh. The SS Jenny because Forrest Gump is my favorite movie. That’s what he named it. So I think I’d go with that.
Matthew: Yeah, good. There’s probably a lot of them out there.
Ian: Oh, I bet. Yeah.
Matthew: So what’s the most useless talent you have?
Ian: Useless talent. That is a great question. I guess driving Zamboni. Like I guess it’s not useless but it doesn’t have a lot of use outside of one particular thing.
Matthew: Right. You not going to take it to work or anything. So…
Matthew: Good. If you could change your name, what would your name be? And why would you choose that name?
Ian: Hmm. I think I have to go something historic maybe like Julius Caesar or like something that has a lot of rich history to it.
Matthew: Here you go. All right. I like it. If you could know the absolute and total truth about one question, what would that question be you’d ask?
Ian: Is there life outside of planet Earth?
Matthew: Ah, good one. Yeah, I mean there’s also life after death. I mean there’s some good stuff there.
Matthew: Both of those would probably change the way you live the rest of your life though if you knew the answer.
Matthew: All right. What weird food combination do you really enjoy?
Ian: Weird food combination. Mac and cheese and ketchup.
Matthew: Mac and cheese and ketchup. All right.
Ian: I see it was something I got for my cousin as a kid. He would always eat it. I went that’s crazy. I tried it once, it’s delicious.
Matthew: Now, do you like to get mac and cheese crispy, or do you like it…
Ian: Yes, absolutely. As crispy as possible.
Matthew: Probably work better with ketchup, so, all right. When you are old, what do you think your grandchildren will be asking you to tell stories about?
Ian: Honestly, the pandemic. That’s a very, very relevant thing right now. They’re probably going to ask what you do and how did you survive it.
Matthew: There’s a lot of things I could ask about the last year.
Ian: Oh, yeah.
Matthew: Good. Yeah, we’re living history now. What would be the worst thing to hear as you’re going under anesthesia before heart surgery?
Ian: Wait, that’s too much. Wait. Wait. Wait. That would probably be the worst.
Matthew: I don’t think I really want to hear anything, just get it over with.
Matthew: What game have you spent the most hours playing?
Ian: Oh. It’s either Fallout 3 or Red Dead Redemption 2.
Matthew: All right.
Ian: Both video games and they’re fantastic. Absolutely, fantastic.
Matthew: Yeah, I know my son’s a big fan of Red Dead. I still can’t get past Call of Duty. I’m just hooked on that one.
Ian: I put many of days into Call of Duty as well.
Matthew: What’s the most interesting documentary you’ve ever watched?
Ian: Hmm. The most interesting documentary I’ve watched. I think ones on serial killers actually like on Ed Camper or the Zodiac Killer, any of those I think are pretty fascinating to see how they operated and see how the technology in the ’60s or ’70s like how they could get away with so much stuff.
Matthew: Yeah. Did you see that one about the hotel in New York yet?
Matthew: Yeah, it’s on Netflix. I just put it on my list. I heard it’s good. It’s about a hotel where a whole bunch of bad stuff happens like that.
Ian: Got you.
Matthew: All right. We got one more and what hidden talent do you have? Can’t be driving a Zamboni.
Ian: Hidden talent. I guess sort of related to a Zamboni. I am excellent at mowing the lawn. I’ll give you laser beamlines. I’m really good at it.
Matthew: Wow. All right. I was going to ask if we could see it, but we’re not going to be able to see that hidden talent. That’s pretty hidden. So well, excellent. Well, thanks for being a good sport here today, Ian. Great to have you on board with us to Pegasus and you’re doing a great job and look forward to continuing our relationship in the years to come.
Ian: All right. Thank you, man.
Matthew: Thank you.