Gearfire continues to give our dealers (and future dealers) the opportunity to learn more about our team of dedicated employees. This month, we feature Jeff Sykes, Front End Developer.
This post was written by Scott Drzonsc, National Sales Manager.
I personally have had the pleasure of working with Jeff on several projects here at Gearfire. He has the ability to not only produce amazing creative work, but also always has a smile on his face and will make you laugh! Whether quoting funny lines from movies, or being involved in (or instigating) an office Nerf Gun Fight, Jeff brings a laid-back, fun personality to the office. Today, we sat down for a round of Q & A.
When did you start at Gearfire? Tell us more about your experience thus far.
I joined the Gearfire team in August of 2016. It immediately felt like a family business. It’s awesome. I’m grateful to be working with a dynamic, hard-working group of goofballs. We have developed ninja level Nurf gun skills, just saying.
Web development is tricky, because technology is constantly improving. What challenges do you face currently in the IT world?
As a Front End Developer, I’m always looking to simplify the user experience along with optimizing our webpages for speed and search engines. (Google, Bing, etc…)
What do you like to do on the weekends or in your spare time?
I really enjoy spending time with family. But I also like paddle boarding, camping, surfing, Jeep-ing in the mountains of Arizona and yardwork. I ride mountain bikes, a lot; usually downhilling on South Mountain and dirt jumping at my backyard bike park.
What is something that most people would not know about you?
- I’m a recovering ski bum. I spent 20 years in the Tetons Mountains of Wyoming, skiing over 100 days a year. But I’m better now.
- I love the Hawaiian Islands, people and culture. I have a tattoo of the islands.
What is something that is on your “bucket-list”?
To travel to Teahupoo, Tahiti when the wave is firing… to watch all the pros charging out there.