Sandy Miller, CFO, has a new toy and she is willing to share it with Back40 staffers. It’s a single brew specialty coffee machine. Sandy can now enjoy fancy coffee with the flip of a switch. Cappuccino, Chai Latte Tea, Mocha Swiss Decaf. The cost of leasing the machine? Under $10 a month. The cost of asking clients if they’d like a cappuccino? Priceless.
Neill Harmer, Web Project Manager, has had his official 15 minutes of fame. Neill photographed and submitted an office prank to NBC’s “The Office” website and they posted it to their “Your Office” section. Who would ever think putting all of Matt’s desk stuff in the company refrigerator would make Neill a star? Neill now has plans for a short film depicting the tin-foiling of Dave’s office.
Sporting something between a “goatee” and an “Amish-thingee,” Matt Ledford’s facial hair program is in full swing. “I’m not sure where I’ll go with this, or how long my wife will let me grow it,” he says. Matt is very soft spoken.
At a recent state wrestling competition, an ominous announcement was made again and again, “Family and parents, please stay off the mats while photographing the wrestlers!” A more effective announcement might have been, “Yo, Peyton, get back in the stands!” Peyton Stovall, Project Manager, finally drew the attention of officials and security – then flashed her Edmond Outlook / Shawnee Shopper Press Credentials (business cards) and she continued to take pictures of her brother kicking butt.
Rhonda Dennis, Web Designer, usually generous to a fault, broke tradition when she scarfed down the first piece of Peyton’s birthday cake. “I am powerless over cheesecake,” explained Rhonda, barely taking time to remove a smoldering candle from her next bite. “I’m lucky I got the cake back from the bakery without bite marks.”
Telecommuting from home on Valentine’s Day, Dave Miller, CEO, typed several “sweet nothings” into his computer’s instant message window and sent them to his wife, Sandy. Dave was more than surprised and panicked when the instant message reply came back, “What? This is Rhonda, at Sandy’s desk. Maybe you’d like to call her and tell her that.”
Chris Logan, Web Programmer, continues to purchase cool techno-gadgets. His latest gizmo is a GPS tracking device. Chris can now pinpoint his exact location to the inch at a moment’s notice. This seems useless because Chris pretty much exists in three places: at his desk, at Sonic or at his parent’s house.
Back40 is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Craig Teel. Craig is a graphic designer who will be assisting in both the web design and print sides of the business. Although we have been observing Craig like a hawk, we have noticed no outstanding flaws, defects or quirks. Yet.