Throughout the SpareFoot office, there are whispers of wild creatures known as LDRs–no one knows what they stand for, what they do or when they feed, but their presence is felt and their name feared. We see them fly by with headsets askew on their heads and half-eaten squirrels hanging out of their mouths, and we can’t help but wonder–who are these mysterious beasts?
I have a couch, the fifth season of Lost, and a Magic 8 Ball–what size storage unit do I need? What if I want to rent out a storage unit for teaching pottery classes in San Diego–should I get climate control and will that help me recreate the scene from Ghost? What’s the difference between humidity control and climate control, and why should I care? What’s the best way to store a motorcycle? Basically, how do I do storage?
When I sat down to interview Evan, our senior developer at SpareFoot, I had no idea that I was about to talk to the true definition of “a jack of all trades.” In addition to allocating the dev team among different projects, running sprints, and handling his own projects as a developer, Evan has an eclectic set of skills and an amazingly interesting past peppered with chef-dom, playing in a rock band, and helping fellow SpareFeet with real estate.
Here at SpareFoot, our employees are self-storage superheroes by day and super superheroes by night. Meet Tony: Father, rock-climber, and one-time reality show villain. Tony is a marketing manager at the office, but any number of things outside it— including Olympic hopeful and newfound board game fanatic.
Many of our team members, like Support & Implementation Intern Wade, eschew desk chairs in favor of oversized exercise balls. We’re talking exercise balls that are more commonly seen in Jane Fonda workout videos than in offices, but SpareFoot is not your average office. And Wade is not your average intern.
Hailing from Baytown, TX, SpareFoot account manager Brett, aka Breezy, has been making music for a couple of years now. He recently wrote and performed a SpareFoot rap for Austin Business Journal’s Best Places To Work awards, and of late he’s been slowing his beats down for the forthcoming R&B mixtape “Breezy Does It,” tentatively scheduled for an early 2013 release.
A true Renaissance woman, Genivieve (aka Geni) does a little bit of everything here at SpareFoot. I’m not the only one who has noticed the Office Manager’s extraordinary work ethic, as CEO Chuck recently presented her with the BigFoot Award, an award given out every month to an employee who has performed exceptionally well. A recent transplant to Austin from upstate New York, Geni now stars in our first Meet The SpareFeet profile.