Our team at talech is as diverse as they come. Spanning the globe from Boise, ID to Dublin, Ireland, our employees have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. We are musicians, knitters, and basketball players. We’ve worked as waiters at chain restaurants and in tech support. But despite our differences, we all have one thing in common: our journey has brought each of us to talech.
Check out our “Meet the Team Series” each month to find out some fun facts about our team and learn more about what they do at talech. This month’s edition features Rob Lovato, Senior Front End Developer.
Q. What is your name, title, and location?
A. Rob Lovato, Senior Front End Developer, located in Palo Alto, California.
Q. How long have you been at talech?
A. 5.5 years.
Q. What is your favorite movie?
A. The Princess Bride.
Q. What is your favorite part about working for talech?
A. I really appreciate the people I work with. They are very knowledgeable and experienced.
Q. If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A. If I had to choose I would say pizza.
Q. Do you have an office nickname? If so, what is it?
A. I don’t have one that I’m aware of.
Q. Before working at talech, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
A. I grew up in rural Kansas and as a teenager I had many farm jobs, including stacking bales of hay and cutting weeds out of large corn and milo fields.
Q. What three traits define you?
A. Artist, Dad, Explorer.
Q. Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
A. When I was 15, I won first place in pencil/charcoal and best of show for a piece I entered in the league art show. That award propelled me down a career path of being a designer for 15 years.
Q. Where is your hometown?
A. I was born in Farmington, New Mexico.
Q. What is your favorite sports team?
A. I have nothing to do with any sports!
Q. What is the most recent app you’ve downloaded on your phone?
A. Google Chrome.
Q. What does a typical day look like for you?
A. I work remotely so I typically start the morning off with two cups of coffee while I stretch and do my exercises. Then it’s work all day and I try to go for a walk or hike afterwards.
Q. Tell us about the best vacation you have ever gone on.
A. By far the best vacation I’ve had was going to Peru with 15 friends and family members. We spent about 2 weeks there and did a 50 mile trek through the Andes and the Amazon to Machu Picchu….the best experience I’ve ever had.
Q. What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
A. I do a lot of creative things, fine art, astrophotography, filmmaking and playing guitar. I also do a lot of camping and backpacking to support my astrophotography hobby. In 2017, I lived out of my truck for 3 months during the summer so I could travel around the western US and take photos of places I’ve always wanted to go.