Sees Around Corners
As Senior Designer at TEECOM, Rich creates telecommunications solutions for some of the most complex project types, including data centers, semiconductors, and clean environments. He has honed his technical expertise by working on military and government complexes over the last several years. On TEECOM’s Facebook team, Rich’s ability to “see around corners” makes him a valuable advocate for design excellence and finder of creative solutions.
Rich likes home improvement projects because they keep him out of trouble. His rather nomadic lifestyle means that he always seems to have a new house to improve. He’s tackled everything from outdoor barbecue islands to landscaping, even putting up and taking down new walls. His most challenging “make it work” moment? Tiling the floors of an entire 2,800 sf house. With 20/20 tiling hindsight, he says, the success of that project could probably be chalked up to luck.
A Taste for Travel
Rich travels on his stomach. He’s eaten his way through Australia, Japan, and Thailand (where, he claims, he never had a bad meal). While living for two years in Korea, he had many opportunities to eat with the locals, and the experience was an eye opener. He ate things he’d never heard of, even when he wasn’t sure of their identity: pigs feet, mudfish soup, blood sausage. The only delicacy that stymies his stomach is body innards. No, thanks.
Pigskin of another sort is one of Rich’s abiding passions: American football. He actually has two favorite teams, which results in an interesting personality split when they play one another: the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. He vividly remembers as a child witnessing the 1972 Immaculate Reception — Steeler Fullback Franco Harris’ miraculous touchdown run. Ironically, considering most TEECOMer football loyalties, the Steelers were playing against the Oakland Raiders.