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Get to Know the Team: Thomas Falk from Intterra

Dec 12, 2016 1:13:25 PM / by David Blankinship

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At Intterra, we attribute our success to the hard work of each of our individual employees. As part of our Get to Know the Team Blog Series, we interviewed our staff so that you can have the opportunity to get to know them better. We encourage you to continue reading and see what each of our employees brings to the team.

This week's spotlight is on Thomas Falk, our Data Analyst at Intterra.Thomas has worked as a Warehouse Foreman, in Network Support and Administration, and in IT Project Development and Support. And once, a long, long time ago, Thomas even helped open a Model Railroad and Radio Control Hobby Store. We asked Thomas some questions to help you get to know more about him. Keep reading to find out what he said.

 

What are you passionate about (both personally and professionally)?

Professionally, I like to see things make sense and work correctly, especially when it comes to matters that could affect the lives of others. Personally, I am passionate about animals—especially dogs—welfare, and rights.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and our dogs. We spend most of our time watching movies, going for hikes, and other dog-related activities. And, if you were to ask my wife, she would probably say I spend an hour or two too many playing on my PC.

What is currently filling the number 1 spot on your bucket list?

The top two items on my list at the moment are getting a new motorcycle (preferably a BMW), and planning a visit to return to my childhood home in Germany to visit my family there whom I haven’t seen since 1995.

Other random stuff that would be interesting/educational/funny?

I’m also a big history buff. My interest is mostly in European history since the decline of the Roman Empire, and the more recent last century’s World Wars and social and industrial revolutions.

I’ve cut my teeth in retail (helped start up a Model Railway and RC Control Hobby Store), manufacturing (4 years on the production floor at Western Forge in Colorado Springs), 10 years developing and presenting training at Western Forge before becoming involved in Information Technology starting with Tech Support to Network Admin there until 2005.

In 2005, I started working for the Colorado Springs Fire Department and worked specifically on their AVL program. In 2009, all of the city’s IT departments were consolidated into a Centralized City IT Department and I got to work on several interesting projects. Some of these include operation of the City’s wireless network, the planning and installation of the Memorial Park’s skateboard park, the Downtown Area surveillance cameras, and the latest panoramic camera on top of Pikes Peak. I then briefly worked for a year as the IT Helpdesk Team head for Vectrus, a national defenses support contractor, before joining Intterra just about a year ago. I hope to bring all these experiences to support all of our customers. 

We hope you enjoyed getting to know more about Thomas! Check back soon for another employee spotlight. 

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David Blankinship

Written by David Blankinship

David is a 22-year veteran of the Geospatial industry. He started in the utilities sector, then spent 10+ years as the Senior GIS Analyst for Colorado Springs Fire. While there David deployed across the country supporting disasters and major incidents and thinking about how to get information to decision makers when they needed it, no matter where they were. As the CXO, David leverages best practices in user experience and innovating new ways to improve it – communicating from an executive and technical level with Public Safety Organizations and the Intterra dev and ops teams.