Meet Shawn, Operations Assistant in Independence. Shawn starts his day with a cup of coffee and says he’s most influenced by his dad and wife. His biggest pet peeve at work is the phone ringing and if he could have anything at work it would be a “designated phone answerer.” Shawn says he’s inspired to continue learning and the best gift he’s ever received is his kids

How do you like to start your day?
Cup of coffee

Who has influenced you the most when it comes to your work ethic?
My Dad and Wife

What drives you to work hard
My kids

What inspires you at work?
To continue learning

What drove you down this career path?

What’s your biggest pet peeve at work?
Phone ringing

If you could add one thing to the workspace, what would it be?
A Designated Phone Answerer

If you could pick a superpower, what would you choose?
I always wanted to be able to shoot lasers from my eyes like superman, but I would like to be able to fly as well!

Name one dead celebrity you would like to have dinner with!
Chester Bennington

Imagine you could step in a teleport for a day and go to any place and time in history. Where and when would you travel to?
I would go back to September 6 1995 to the game when Cal Ripken Jr. broke the record for consecutive games plays

What is the best gift you ever received?
My kids

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your free time?
watch documentaries

When you grew up, you hoped to become a …
Baseball Player