Inside the Acorn: Introducing Tim
Hello! This week’s Inside the Acorn post is dedicated to introducing you to our social media and internet marketing guy, Tim Underwood. His professional profile can be found here, but this Q&A provides you with an insider’s view on Tim!
1. What is your favourite part about living in Elmira, ON?
My favourite part is seeing the horse and buggies on the road. I also really like that I can run all of my errands in five minutes.
2. What is your favourite part about working with social media?
I like that social media is always changing. I enjoy things that move fast and are constantly evolving…call me crazy.
3. What is your guilty pleasure (TV show, magazine, movie or book)?
I’ve become hooked with watching mixed martial arts. It’s fascinating because it’s a mixture of all fighting methods, which makes it really unpredictable and fun to watch.
4. What is the strangest thing in your fridge?
My wife has this stuff called ‘Asea.’ Basically it’s salt water in a bottle, which is supposed to have some healing properties. I’d consider that strange. What’s even stranger is that it has an expiry date on it.
5. What is your favourite food?
I’m not really sure. I usually prefer salty foods over sweet foods. I’ve also recently discovered a new favourite restaurant. It’s called Kismet and it’s in the Waterloo Campus Plaza. They serve Bangladesh food with really great flavour.
6. Are you a Mac or PC guy?
I’m a PC guy. I don’t have an aversion to Macs though. I just use PCs all the time, and I like being able to tinker with stuff and PCs let you do that.
7. What is your favourite song or band?
I have a really wide, eclectic taste in music. It really does range from A-Z, with the exception of most country and Southern gospel music. I enjoy everything from acid rock, to classical, to polka. If I had to choose, I think my favourite band is ‘Mad at the World.’
8. Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?
I’ve got two. The first is Tuneman. I have the largest audio file collection known to man- outside of the radio industry. I’ve become notorious for this collection and knowledge of music among my friends, and that’s where the nickname comes from. The second one is Timmer. This one came from Ellen. We were travelling and they misspelled my name on my boarding pass. Ellen seemed to quite like it and started calling me Timmer, and now all sorts of other people have caught onto it as well.
9. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
A fellow that led me to the Lord told me that ‘God loves you,’ or something along those lines.
10. What do you like best about your job?
My favourite part of my job is the big variety of projects I get to work on; it keeps things interesting…and very busy!
11. What is the worst summer or part- time job you’ve ever had?
I’m pretty easy going, but the worst job I’ve had would be when I worked for an architecture company in Calgary and basically all I did was photocopy things.
12. Do you prefer coffee or tea?
Mostly coffee. I’m all about the AeroPress, when I make my coffee in the morning it looks like a science experiment. I also enjoy London Fogs from time to time.
13. If you could travel anywhere, where would you choose?
14. Who is one person you’d love to meet or have dinner with?
Well that one’s easy. Jesus
15. What is one of your pet peeves?
I really don’t like arrogant people, they’re my pet peeve.
16. What are you reading right now?
I read online all the time, and I read my Bible. Right now I’ve got a few things on the go. I’m reading Grace by Max Lucado- it’s my first time reading Max Lucado despite working on several of his campaigns in the past. I’m also reading A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider by N.J Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles and The Ragman by Walter Wangerin Jr.
17. What is the summer plan or activity you’re looking forward to the most?
I’m most looking forward to going to Newfoundland later in the summer and finally being able to pet a puffin.
18. If you had to describe yourself in a few words, what would they be?
People tell me that I’m patient, and light-hearted. I’d say that’s pretty accurate.
Tim doesn’t always work out of the Graf-Martin Communications office, so it was great to get to know him a little bit better through this interview process. Stay tuned for more of the staff interview mini-series! -Paola