Get To Know Your Hostwinds Family ~ Introducing Adam W.

This week we would like to introduce you to Adam W. in our getting to know your Hostwinds Family series.

Hostwinds Data Center and Corporate Office
Hostwinds Data Center and Corporate Office

Adam has worked for Hostwinds for 7 months now. He gets so much joy from helping our customers work through technical issues and learn about web hosting. He is truly one of the most caring technicians Hostwinds has had the pleasure of employing. He always goes above and beyond to make sure all of the customers’ needs are met. He enjoys all things web hosting and computer maintenance as well as having a love for airplanes, animals, gardening, the ocean, Taiji, Shaolin Kung Fu and the shooting range. He’s been known to custom build computers for people in need and go out of his way to make sure his friends and family (including his Hostwinds family) are well taken care of. Adam currently works our overnight shift, supplying awesome technical support to all of our customers on the other side of the world and our local night owls. Always actively seeking a way to learn more and be better at his job, he is currently working on obtaining more certifications in the IT field. While he is generally a quiet, laid back and reserved man,  he does however have a bit of a wild side to him. He was born in Tulsa, where Hostwinds’ corporate office is located, on August 2, 1982.  He graduated High School from Booker T Washington, also in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended college at Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Dedicated, when the internet was down at the corporate office, Adam worked to make sure our customers were taken care of from home!
Dedicated, when the internet was down at the corporate office, Adam worked to make sure our customers were taken care of from home!

Now, Get to know Adam W. for yourself:

Interview with Adam W.

Adam practicing his Taiji and Shaolin Kung Fu.
Adam practicing his Taiji and Shaolin Kung Fu.
How long have you worked for Hostwinds?
7 months
What is your favorite part of your job? 
Interacting with global clients.
How did you get started in the web hosting technical industry? 
I was looking to further my studies in the tech arena.
If you could have one superpower what would it be? 
To be able to heal any ailment by a touch.
What is the first thing you would do with your new found power? 
There’s only one thing to do with that one.  I’d probably be traveling a lot.
You have just won $10,000,000, what is the first thing you do or buy? 
I’d pay all bills off and start investing.
Which of the two animals would you say you are most like, a sheep or a wolf, and why?
A wolf.  Life is too short to move through it constantly missing everything.
If you were an animated character, who would you be and why? 
Yusuke Urameshi.  I’ve already dealt with having a lot of his character flaws..might as well have some of the benefits also.
If you were a Star Trek® or Star Wars® character, which one would it be? 
Mace Windu. ….purple saber.  That is all.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role? 
Matt Damon
If you were a car, what kind would you be?
An Audi R8.
Adam feeding his love of aviation.
Adam feeding his love of aviation.
What is your favorite quote?
 “The greatest among you shall be a servant to all.”
What song best describes you? 
K4 Pacific
What is your favorite movie?
What would the title of your autobiography be?
Tea Leaves
If you could be any animal what animal would you be?
A peregrine falcon.
What is your least favorite thing about humanity?
Our seeming propensity for violence.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
A bolt-action pen with the preamble of our Constitution on it.
What is your philosophy towards your work? 
All effort, all the time.
A winner in all areas, Adam was accepting his prize for all of his dedication.
A winner in all areas, Adam was accepting his prize.
What, in your opinion, sets Hostwinds apart from other hosting companies? 
Our staff is 100% here for our clients.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 
Living in a cabin by the ocean and working on airplanes.
Name one interesting fact about yourself that most people do not know about you. 
I like to garden.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?
Right next to the ocean.
Where and when would you travel in a time machine?
1903 to meet the Wrights [the Wright brothers].
How would your best friend describe you? 
Steady and dependable.
What does family mean to you?
Family is everything.

A letter to our clients from Adam:

Thank you for joining Hostwinds! It’s no accident that you found us, and we strive to continually earn your business. I strive to give 100% for each client I come across whether you’ve got standalone DNS or a multi-cluster solution and look forward to meeting you.  If I could tell you one thing in person it would be stop apologizing for “bugging” us with tech support questions! We are here for you–that’s it. It’s hard for a tech to support anyone if we don’t know you’re having trouble. – Adam W.

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