Meet the Ascedian: Scott Anderson

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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.

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Scott Anderson - Hosting Manager

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

“Typical” and “workday” are not used in the same sentence when describing a day in IT. My day is usually determined by the needs of the hosting environment, our clients or our employees. Some things I get to do during any given day include: Quoting a custom hosting solution for a potential client, launching websites, building a new server for a specific application, ensuring the environment is secure, work with vendors to secure needed resources and firefighting issues when they arise. With being on call 24/7/365, sometimes work nights are unexpectedly added to my workday.

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

Well, I originally started going to school to become an Electrical Engineer. While in school, I needed a computer, so one of my classmates helped me build my first one. After that, I fell in love with working on computers, switched my major, and the rest is history.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

The work/life balance Ascedia is able to provide to its employees.

EDUCATION

AAS – Network Specialist, WCTC

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Indian

FIRST JOB

Farmhand on the Achtenhagen’s Farm in Mukwonago

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

You can ask for anything as long as you can accept no for an answer.

PERSONAL HERO

My father.

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

Seven Bridges and the Milwaukee County Zoo

LAST BOOK READ

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby. (My 9-year-old loves reading time with dad. The next book will be from the Dork Diaries series.)

PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)

Albert Einstein

FAMILY

Wife (Stacie), Stepdaughter (Lea – 16), Daughter (Gabrielle – 9), Pug (Curly), 2 Cats (Tigger & Snickers) and 2 Guinea Pigs (Bomber & Jax)

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

Spending time with my family. I especially enjoy helping our girls with school projects and movie nights at home.

SECRET TALENT

I can flip up my eyelids. Yes, it’s gross, but I get a kick out of the reaction I get from people when they see it.

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Being a good father to our two girls. Nothing is more rewarding than watching them grow into young ladies and knowing I played a part in their growth.

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