‘Meat’ the team: Support IT Technician
Behind every successful move day, there are a whole lot of technical logistics that need to be completed. Whether it’s managing the flexible schedules of hundreds of athletes, confirming the contract and inventory details for each move, or even maintaining a website that is easy to navigate for customers in each of our service areas. That’s where the Meathead Movers IT team comes in and Support IT Technician Adam Gibson never skips a beat! On this week’s ‘Meat’ The Team, we’re introducing you to a man behind-the-scenes that makes your move day as technologically seamless as possible!
Name: Adam Gibson
Title at Meathead Movers? Support IT Technician
Years with company? I am coming up on my 3-year anniversary with Meathead.
My sisters were the sportspersons in our family. I was more of a fine arts kind of guy. Show choir, drama, ballet etc.
I do enjoy going out to the archery range. My grandmother, after winning a silver medal in her late 70’s at the Senior Olympics and subsequently hanging up her bow, entrusted it to me. So I took it out for a spin and was hooked!
I am also a first degree brown belt in Shotokan Karate. My mother enrolled me at five years old, claiming I was such a “kind hearted” kid that I would need to know how to take care of myself should someone ever try to take advantage of that. No one ever has!
Fan of sport(s) team?
LA STRONG! My sister, Autumn, is the epitome of a Dodgers fan, providing stats on every game and every member of the team off the top of her head. Her enthusiasm spurred me on to becoming a fan. The best part of this is having something she and I can share and communicate regularly about.
The Lakers have been “my” team since I played rec basketball in elementary school. It wasn’t until a few years ago, when I came across an old picture of me with Bill Walton, that I realized he was my instructor at a summer basketball workshop! Wish I realized then who he was!
Current day-to-day responsibilities?
I am the IT technician for Meathead Movers. I work with every level of our team from the owners to the managers to the Meatheads.
The most important part of my job is keeping the electronic devices companywide functioning at full capacity and troubleshooting day-to-day technology issues for Meathead staff.
My main goal, on a daily basis, is to keep the Meathead Movers team full steam ahead by addressing and correcting any network or computer slowdowns.
Favorite Meathead memory?
My dad (a retired Cal Fire Division Chief) once told me that if I get a job doing something I enjoy, I’ll never work a day in my life. He was right!
When you’re lucky enough to work for a company like Meathead, and you enjoy your job as much as I do, every day is full of great memories. That makes it difficult to pick just one. One of my greatest memories was very early on. It was a truly enlightening experience and gave me insight into the ethics of the company and dedication of its employees. I had only been with company a short time when I was asked to go out and film some marketing material at a real move. I had heard that our Meatheads jog when they’re not carrying items and that they could lift large amounts of weight. I had an idea in my mind of what that meant, but when I actually saw it for myself, I was absolutely blown away! The unison with which the team works together, and how fluidly each team member works in tangent with the others, is almost like a dance! From wrapping every item to loading the trucks to systematically clearing a house, while NEVER slowing down, was awe inspiring. I knew at that moment I worked for a company who really walked the talk. Watching the Meatheads that day confirmed to me that Meathead Movers truly embodies what they sell and lives up to every bit of the hype.
Although this blog only asks for one favorite memory, I would like to share this. One of my proudest memories was seeing Evan and Aaron being interviewed on the Today Show regarding their support and aid to survivors of domestic violence. The fact that Meathead provides help to families and survivors of domestic violence is nothing short of heroic. It certainly warms my heart.
Greatest Meathead career accomplishment?
What gives me most satisfaction is knowing that, in some small way, I’m contributing to the success of the company and its employees.
Favorite activities when you’re not working?
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole”. When I talk about family, my amazing Golden Retriever (Bella Mae) is most certainly included as she is as much a family member as the human ones. She is getting on in years, so we have traded playing on the beach for binge watching old episodes of West Wing and Dodgers games and playing tug-a-war with her favorite stuffed toy.
Another favorite leisure activity of mine is going to see the San Luis Blues play baseball in the company of some of my best buddies from the office. Too bad baseball season isn’t year around!
I suppose some part of our childhood stays with us to adulthood. For me it’s superheroes. Like many kids, our parents are the heroes we look up to as we grow up. I’m going to claim that my love of superheroes was genetic, since my mother has been a lifelong Superman fan.
Hands down my favorite place to be when not at work is with my family, whether it’s just one member of the family or all of them. When my siblings are all together it’s like a party. As my sister says, “Every day is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.” I want to share that gift with the people who mean the most to me. It’s exciting to watch my family grow, most recently welcoming identical twin nephews to the clan (who I can teach all about computers…and superheroes)!