Getting to Know – Tyler Heath

If there is one single thing that makes Anchor Network Solutions great, it's the amazing team of employees we have. Everyone on the team is instrumental to the company's success, and we want to take time to recognize them and help you get to know them better. So let’s kick off this month by sharing more about Tyler Heath.

Tyler Heath reports to Jacee Dobbs, our Help Desk Manager, and she had this to say about Tyler: “When looking for new technicians, my primary goal is to find someone with good people skills and a willingness to learn. The technical part of the job can be easily taught, but those two characteristics are hard to find and/or train. With Tyler, we saw someone wanting desperately to be given a chance and excited about taking the next step in his career. Couple that with a great attitude and presence and we truly feel Anchor has come out ahead! Tyler comes to work each day with a smile on his face and ready to tackle the day. As he is shadowing and training, please give a warm welcome! We see great things in his future!”

Want to know more about Tyler? Read on!

Q. Is there a specific project or projects that you have worked on recently that you are most proud of?

TH: The most recent project, I’ve completed that I’m very proud of is finishing my undergraduate degree in Information Systems Management.

Q. Specific clients that you have enjoyed working with?

TH: All the clients I have worked with so far have been accommodating and understanding of my experience level. There hasn’t been a particular client yet, that stood out. I’m just happy to work with anyone who needs help with their IT solutions.

Q. What do you feel is your “power move” within the company?

TH: I feel as though my power move is keeping clients at ease as we communicate over the phone or on site at their office by not just being the ‘tech guy’ but someone they can relate to and not feel intimidated by.

Q. What are your hobbies?

TH: My hobbies include running, biking, especially Telemark skiing and of course… more running

Q. What is the last concert you saw?

TH: I saw Big Gigantic at the Ogden several months ago. It was a great experience, and I love electronic instrumentals and the flow of the saxophone.

Q. What car do you drive?

TH: I drive a Toyota Corolla XRS. It’s a great car, and I’ve driven it coast to coast in the U.S.

Q. What is the last movie you saw?

TH: The last movie I saw was Star Wars Episode III. I love Star Wars. As a die hard fan seeing Darth Vader emerge from Anakin Skywalker was incredible.

Q. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one food you could not live without?

TH: Burritos

Q. What’s your favorite color?

TH: Blue

Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

TH: I would live in Jackson, Wyoming so that I could shred (ski) big mountain powder and drop cliffs when I’m not working.

Q. Any animals living at home?

TH: I have a border collie named Charlie who’s just a little over a year old. He’s quite the handful.

Q. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see playing the lead role?

TH: Jason Statham. He makes being bald hot, and I’d think I do too.

Q. If you could have three wishes, what would they be?

TH: My first wish would be to be able to fly. The second would be to have rejuvenating properties for my body so I could withstand all physical damage. The third would be one more wishes of course.

Q. What have you not done that you really want to do?

TH: I’d really like to travel outside of the USA and ski somewhere like the Andes in South America, Japan or in the European Alps.

Q. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?

TH: My border collie Charlie, he’s the man!

Q. What can you do that most people cannot?

TH: I’m pretty mean when it comes to anything athletic. Not in a competitive way, but I love to push my own physical limits when running or any other sort of physical activity.

Q. What is the last book you read?

TH: The last book I read was the Hunger Games Trilogy. I loved it.

Q. Favorite sports team and/or athlete?

TH: I don’t really follow mainstream sport. My favorite athlete is Tom Wallisch.

Q. How would you describe yourself in three words?

TH: Energetic. Adventurous. Open.

Q. Anything else we should know about you?

TH: I spent a total of twenty months fighting in the Iraq war and it was the most difficult thing that I’ve ever done, and probably will be. Many people don’t truly understand what it is like to fight in a war and nor should they. In the Infantry, you’re constantly on patrol and on your guard while conducting missions that can vary from foot patrols to hitting certain areas or neighborhoods and firefights. Not to mention dealing with the aftermath of these events.

I can’t go into a lot of detail on these events because often it is upsetting for me and for those who are listening, but when you are in a war, everything else goes to the wayside. Family and friends become distant memories and finding your way back can take a lifetime. Next to losing comrades and friends in the war, the hardest part of fighting and staying alive isn’t the fight, it’s how you deal with your experience when you make it back home. I still have thoughts that I wish I didn’t have, and too often I find myself loosing sleep over my memories and experiences from that time. Putting back the pieces of your life and joining the civilian world is not as easy as it appears and sometimes it feels as though rejoining society is just as hard as fighting in the war.

The important thing in my mind is for everyone to understand that there isn’t anything wrong with someone who has fought in a war. At times these men and women may appear distant, but we must understand that they’re dealing with things that most people never will. What is important however, is how we help integrate and welcome them back into society.

Did I mention that I love to ski? 😉

Thank you Tyler Heath, for all your hard work on our Help Desk team. We are very happy to have you as part of the Anchor family.

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