As Director of Engineering, Blaine leads research, development and solution design in virtualization, networking, systems, storage, and security.
Facts About Me
- My wife Tammy and I have a wonderful daughter and two annoyingly intelligent cats who have taught themselves how to open cabinet doors…yes we have to childproof our kitchen more for our cats than our daughter!
- I’m a volunteer map editor for the Waze navigation app, and while I am a “country manager” that can edit anything in the USA, I primarily take care of Utah and my home state of Nebraska.
- I’m also a volunteer moderator for the Untappd app, helping keep the crowd-sourced beer data correct.
- For April Fools’ Day one early year at Five Nines I created custom ringtones personalized to every employee. I was at the office until 9pm the night before putting them in place. Waiting for the phones to ring the next day was agony, and when the first call finally came in, it was on the support line which rang all the engineer phones simultaneously. This mostly ruined the effect as all the sounds mixed together into one cacophony of noise.