What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.
NAME AND TITLE
Augie Santiago -- Software Tester (or as I like to call myself, Quality Assurance Gatekeeper / Keeper of Devices / Master of Multiple Screens / Manager of the Ascedia Tanning Salon)
MY TYPICAL WORKDAY
Coffee, water, snack, water, snack, test a site and/or app, coffee and water, lunch, answer a question or two about QA, more water … you get the idea. Oh, and the occasional meeting.
HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH
I’d say the path chose me.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA
Ascedia has an excellent track record of producing quality and innovative products, and the people here are great. I get to work with a LOT of funny people. This can really turn a tough day a fun one!
43 years of life and an AA in Electronic Engineering Technology
HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT
Erv Julian Shade Shop, stringing venetian blinds
BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED
Don’t do that.
Green Bay Packers DE Reggie White
FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT
Under my pergola, in my backyard, laying in a hammock all while sipping on an ice cold beer I made.
LAST BOOK READ
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (spoiler alert, the book was WAAAY better than the movie)
PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)
Hands down, Prince. He was a huge influence on me as I was growing up. He was a musical genius and insanely talented.
Wife Sara, two girls Grace (12) and Nora (10), and my wife’s service dog Genevieve.
WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME
Tinker and make beer. Not a lot of time for either.
I lack a secret talent because I have no problem showing off any chance I get. The weirdest thing I can do is move my fourth toe (next to the pinky toe) independently from the rest. That and I can move my right ear without moving any other part of my face.
MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT
Personal: Marrying my best friend. Professional: Landing a career at Ascedia.