Which of UMI’s core values resonates the most with you and why?
Integrity. Throughout my professional career and personal life, I have always found that honesty is the absolute best policy. To be transparent of potential issues, communicating to those around me, even if it leads to consequences. To be thorough in my respect and thoughtfulness in others. To think outside of myself on how actions and deeds might change the life, or day to day of those around me. To mind carefully my impact, and genuinely care for others.
What is a quote or motto that resonates with you?
A quote that has always resonated with me is “I am as Caesar, Ambitious “ while it is not a direct quote from Mark Antony’s monologue from Julius Caesar, I feel it would sum up the mans outlook on life quite well. The difference between, for me, is that ambition is not always placed in vying of position over someone else. But the internal ambition to always improve and move forward. The ambition to be better, learn more, do better, and bring those up around me.
If you were a pasta shape, what shape would you be and why?
I absolutely identify as Manicotti, very specific use, but can be filled with anything if you are creative enough. Ricotta and spinach? Sure. Mushrooms and bechamel? Done! Sweet stuff? I wouldn’t, but maybe you can make it work.
My spirit animal is a penguin.