Friday Fun – Jeff Worford – Staff Interview

In honor of our Friday Fun series, I thought we’d give you some dirt on members of the SmarterServices team. Read about Jeff Worford one of our Developers and get to know him.

Question: What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited and why?

Answer: It would have to be Montego Bay, Jamaica. I remember looking out over my balcony thinking “This looks more like a photo than real life”. The water was perfectly blue and calm. Definitely a sight to remember.

Question: What is your most embarrassing moment?

Answer: Hiking in the Boy’s Scouts and thinking I could make the 4 mile hike in a tight to use a restroom. Needless to say, I did not make it.

Question: If you could dine with someone who is deceased who would it be and why?

Answer: It would have to be my great aunt Lucile. She was a strong matriarch in our family. She passed when I was 6 but she influenced me so much at that young age. I would love to speak with her now that I am an adult.

Question: What is the one thing you love to do and wish you had more time to spend doing?

Answer: Fishing. I love to be on water one way or another but I have not been fishing in a couple of years and I wish I had more time to do it.

Question: What is your favorite decade? Why?

Answer: I feel like I am too young to answer this question. I have only lived through 3 of them… but I would have to say it would be the current one. Starting a family has been exciting and new experience.

Question: Name one thing that you’ve done that was on your bucket list.

Answer: Surfing in Hawaii. I got a rare opportunity to surf in the famous Sunset beach when I went to Hawaii a couple of years ago. This is the spot where all the pros surf. I definitely stood out as a newbie but had a blast nonetheless.

Question: What is your biggest fear?

Answer: Failure. I have a strong desire to succeed and a fear of failure is what drives that desire.

Question: When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?

Answer: I have always wanted to be an airplane pilot. My first grade teacher told me I loved planes so much I should do that when I grew up and that word of advice stuck with me all the way to Aerospace Engineering in college. I ended up ultimately taking a different career path of course but I have signed up for a couple of flight lessons this year so the dream may still come true!

Question: What is your favorite meal?

Answer: I consider myself a pretty healthy eater, but I do have one big vice and that is MEXICAN food. I seriously cannot say no to Nachos and cheese dip!

Question: Who is your favorite person?

Answer: This is a hard question to answer. I have so many favorites but if I had to choose one it would have to be my Mom for all the opportunities in life she gave me to be who I am today.