What do you do at RMG: I am an SEO Specialist here at RMG. My focus is primarily on technical SEO.
Favorite thing about your job: Every day is a learning experience. There is always something new to learn – even if you think you know everything, a Google update can change everything you know.
What was your first job: Chicken box. The first week all they had me doing was degutting chicken for the cooks. I’m glad I stuck with it because it taught me a lot of life skills.
In elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up: I wish I could say I wanted to be an astronaut or a firefighter, but the truth is growing up I was fascinated by the garbage trucks and always thought I was going to be a garbage truck driver.
What is a fun or interesting thing about your hometown: I originally came to the USA from a small village in Guatemala. This village just got electric lighting for homes in the last 20 years and rumor has it that they will be getting indoor plumbing soon.
What’s your favorite family tradition: Thanksgiving Dinner is by far my favorite tradition. The food is amazing, but more importantly I love the fact we all stop as a family and give thanks for all the blessings of the year. I didn’t realize how much I love this tradition until last year when the family was away and weren’t able to all have that dinner together. It felt like the holiday season was incomplete.
What is your favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
How do you like your eggs: Sunny-side up
If you could eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: My mom’s tamales. Hands down nothing can compete.
What’s your go-to Starbucks order: Caffe Misto w/ Almond Milk
Favorite band/musician: Armin Van Buren has been an artist that I have followed since about 2005. His beats and his music always have a calming presence.
Favorite movie: Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. I have always considered myself a proud “Nerd” so this movie choice was a virtual lock.
Favorite actor/actress: Adam Sandler. I enjoy watching movies for a good laugh and a good Adam Sandler comedy always delivers.
Favorite sports team:
Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory: I’m a sucker for a good sitcom and to me this is one of the best.
Favorite superpower: Super Speed.
Favorite social media network: Twitter, especially NBA twitter. Watching a game live and live tweeting with fans adds a great element to the game watching experience.
Top three favorite apps:
- Bible App
Hobbies & travel stuff:
What are your hobbies: While desktop computers are not as popular now, building them has always been a fun hobby. As a matter of fact, there was a time where everyone in my group of friends had a gaming desktop that I built.
What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time: The hours I spend researching Star Wars, GOT, Marvel/DC fan theories about my favorite movies or TV shows.
Can you play any instruments: No. I tried to learn but never had musical talent. I can set up a full arena with sound equipment though, so if you need a roadie, I’m your guy
What are the last three books you read:
- Winning by Jack Welch
- Everybody Lies: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
- The Bible (read in 1 Year, Spanish translation)
Most recent vacation: I spent a week in South Beach Miami for Ultra Music Festival
What’s your favorite city/state/country you’ve ever visited: There is no place like Southern California. There are many beautiful places around the world, but nothing can beat home.
If you could have dinner with one person, alive or dead, who would it be: If I could have dinner with anyone it would be Steve Jobs. The way his mind was able to anticipate and predict the future of technology was amazing. Being able to pick his mind and have a first hand look at how he views the world would be the chance of a lifetime.
At which store would you like to max out your credit card: Brookstone. Can never have enough gadgets.
Do you have any strange phobias: I hate Styrofoam and everything it stands for.
Have you ever met anyone famous: Yes, I was able to meet all my favorite DJ’s in my 20’s including Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Calvin Harris, and David Guetta to name a few.
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be: Learn a new foreign language. Learning Mandarin is on my bucket list.
Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet: No, but that’s ok. Prefer to be the rich guy no one has ever heard of.