Children’s Volunteer Services presents:
Buds in Scrubs!
1. Meet Jake:
“I am the A/V Specialist as part of IT (Information Technology) within the hospital. I’ve been here two years now and absolutely love it. I help doctors/staff get the conference rooms set up for meetings, and take care of special audio/video projects around both campuses.”
2. Favorite thing to do outside of work?
“I love to listen to music. You may even catch me dancing from time to time: it’s very bad dancing, but you should always dance like no one is watching. I also help run an Internet radio station named KSIZ.”
3. Do you have any kids or pets of your own?
“I have a 4-year-old son, Theodore. We call him Teddy for short. He is by far the best thing to ever happen to me. He also is begging to get a dog, so we’ll see what happens there.”
4. What is your favorite book and/or movie?
“My favorite book is The World Wide Dessert Contest by Dan Elish. It was a book I read as a kid and can re-read at any moment. My avorite movie is The Princess Bride. It has everything you would want in a movie.”
5. Who was your hero as a kid?
“My hero as a kid was my Grandpa Dale. He shared with me so much wisdom that I hope to pass on to Teddy as he gets older. I wouldn’t be the person I am now if it wasn’t for him.”
6. Who is your hero now?
“My hero now is Teddy. It may sound weird to have a 4-year-old as a hero, but he makes me try to be the best person I can be every single day.”
7. If you could create a new candy bar, what would be in it and what would you name it?
“This is the best question EVER! I would have peanut butter, marshmallow, cashews, and cover it in chocolate. It would be called ‘Ridishulous’ because it would be ridiculously delicious.”
8. What do you love most about your job at Children’s?
“I love the people. The people who work in this organization make my job so much fun. Everyone has a different personality in life and I get to work with some of the best out there. I can hardly wait to come in each day.”
9. Share a fun work story:
“Just recently, I was helping out in our Leadership Forum and we had a small issue with one of the presentations. I walked up on stage (in front of every leader, mind you) to help fix the issue. Once I got up there and fixed it, Dr. Kibort told me to “freeze,” and I did. Once he saw it was working, he said, “Move!” It was kind of an impromptu game of “Red Light, Green Light.” Everyone was so kindhearted about it that I got applause on my way back to my seat. Stuff like that makes me love this place even more!”
Thank you, Jake, for coming to the rescue on numerous occasions, and sharing your smile and talent with Children’s!