Getting to know you….all about you!
Each month we interview someone in the Library and learn a little bit about them. Today we are getting to know Drew Kenton. Drew works in Library IT. You might have met Drew while checking out Library IT equipment or asking a question at the IT Help Desk.
Explain what it is that you do in the Library and how long you have worked here?
I spend part of my time working with Michael Fleming at the IT Help Desk and the rest of my time working with Lee Galaway in Workstation and Network Support. I have worked at the library for a little over two years now.
Where is your hometown?
Favorite place to eat?
J Gumbo, Five Guys, Jupiter’s, Huaraches, and Black Dog are my favorite places to eat in C-U.
Do you have a favorite sports team?
Fighting Illini, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
What does a perfect weekend afternoon consist of?
A perfect weekend afternoon would be one with nice weather first off! Spent either working on our house or fishing.
What is your favorite book today?
My favorite book ever is The Hobbit, but I am trying to catchup with the Game of Thrones series at the moment.
If you could travel anywhere where would you go and why?
Europe for sure. It would be hard to choose only one country, but Italy comes to mind first.
I think it would be cool to see what is left of ancient ruins and to connect with some of the history.
Do you have a favorite pet?
We have a puggle who is almost three years old and a goldfish who is almost two.
What is your favorite movie?
Braveheart, There Will Be Blood, Lord of the Rings, and Fight Club come to mind.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
I am the first member of my immediate family to earn a college degree.
What would you order for your last meal?
Steak and Lobster.
Favorite band, singer or type of music?
I love all types of music. Folk, Jazz, Pop, Outlaw Country, Dance, Techno, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Rap, Progressive, etc.
My favorite bands are A Perfect Circle, Killswitch Engage, Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer, and Tool.
Favorite TV show?
SPORTS, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Rehab Addict, The Walking Dead, and Parks and Recreation.
What can’t you live without?
If you could invite three living people to dinner who would they be?
Maynard James Keenan, Michael Jordan, and Trent Reznor. Unfortunately, the people who come to mind first have already passed away. (Alan Watts, Bill Hicks, Albert Einstein.)
Our wedding day. 10/01/2011
What was your first job and how much did you make?
I worked as a waiter at a breakfast restaurant for $3.75/hr + tips.
Do you have a hobby or something you do to relax?
Fishing and pretty much anything outdoors relaxes me.
How do you handle stressful situations?
I really do not stress about too much in life, so I feel that I handle stressful situations better than most.
Best piece of advice anyone has given you?
Life is too short to be unhappy.
Best advice that you would give?
Enjoy the little things in life for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.
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