by Eliscia Filice
March 2, 2012
  • Employee Highlights

Weekly Favorite: Bikestorm

I've been looking forward to writing this one! Not just because Andrew wrote the intro to my employee highlight and I owe him, but because Andrew is just an awesome person. Andrew and I were hired together from the Notre Dame career fair (yes he is another domer, Go Irish!) Like he said in my highlight, we spent four years there together and sadly we never knew each other. The good news is that now we get to spend every day together.
Andrew, or as we call him Bikestorm (because no one knows how to say Baeckstrom??) is one of the funniest guys I know. His humor is very intelligent and well thought out--which I think takes great talent. Aside from being funny and entertaining me while at work, he is also unbelievably sweet. Andrew is the moderator of Six Billion Secrets and truly puts his whole heart into it. He is patient and kind which is something I admire about him.
Andrew is from New Jersey and comes from a great family! Sometimes we like to pretend everyone in New Jersey acts just like Snooki, but I assure you, after meeting Bikestorm, it's not true! * So here is Bikestorm! I hope you all enjoy getting to know him :)
Nickname: BIKESTORM!
Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey (It's where the White Castle is in Harold & Kumar) College: Notre Dame Spartz Media Position: Business Intelligence Analyst Favorite one of our sites? Six Billion Secrets Favorite Spartz Media post of all time?
Favorite Movie? 12 Angry Men Favorite TV show? Arrested Development Favorite Song? Hotel California-The Eagles Pepsi or Coke? Authentic Southern Sweet Tea blows them both out of the water What would you do if you had a million dollars? Buy my parents a house at the jersey shore and pay for my little sister's college. Favorite Board Game? Cranium Where would you go if you had a time machine? WAY into the future. Besides getting winning lottery numbers, I can't think of anything I'd rather experience than going into space which should be easy enough in the future. (assuming we don't get taken over by the robots, apes, or robot apes.) Dogs or Cats? Dogs Summer or Winter? Winter
Favorite Video Game? Minecraft
Sweet, sour, or salty? Salty If you were a character from any TV show or movie who would it be? Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights. Gentleman, Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose.
Favorite Vacation spot? The Jersey Shore! Specifically Sea Isle City, I go back every summer with my family.
If you could be stuck in an elevator with any 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be? Bill Hader (to make me laugh), Paul Krugman (to make me think), and Kate Upton (to make me stare) Who is your idol? Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short Why? He resigned from a six-figure job on Wall Street because he didn't think he was very good at it or happy to become a writer. The wisdom to know that was the right thing and the courage to actually do it is something I am in awe of. Your Words of Wisdom: You'll see it's all a show. Keep 'em laughing as you go. Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
*I obviously did not think that everyone in New Jersey was like Snooki! Just a joke :)