Role: Sales Development Representative
Talk about your background leading up to Fast.
I was a late bloomer. I started my first job in my mid-twenties in an entry level position at RunTitle, an oil and gas data startup. I worked my way up to leading the enterprise and B2B operations for them. Then we shut down because of COVID. I worked for them for three years.
How did you learn about Fast, and what made you say yes to joining the company?
When I was looking for jobs, I got onto Twitter and followed a lot of people in both venture and startups, entertaining both career paths. I came across Domm (Holland, Co-Founder and CEO at Fast) and heard him talk about some of the future products that he wanted the company to have. I thought that he was really clever, thoughtful, and insightful about how he viewed the future of the internet. The thing that sold me on Fast was I looked at the caliber of the team that they were putting together, and knowing that I needed to be around people who were talented that were going to push me, challenge me, and help me grow as an individual.
Where did you grow up, and what were you like as a child?
I grew up in Houston, Texas. I was very shy, very spacey as a kid. I think I was just underchallenged. I was always daydreaming. By the time I was in high school, I was very extroverted, curious, wanting to debate all the time, and also very mischievous. I pulled several pranks on teachers and classmates. I was kind of a troublemaker.
What was your first job ever?
My dad is a pastor, and he would take us to clean the facilities or just do grunt work during some of the summers. The first real job: I worked for Culver's while I was in high school.
What career path did you almost take?
Leaving high school, I thought I was going to Harvard Business School, get an MBA, and own a company or work on Wall Street. I completely diverted from that and spent a lot of time in nonprofit organizations and churches. Now, I've definitely settled in working in business and being in startups.
Which public figure or figures do you admire the most and why?
No. 1: Pharrell Williams is the most prolific musical artist of our time. He's incredible. Tom Sachs. He's an artist out of New York. I find him to be a very fascinating human being. And I have a lot of respect for Will Smith. He was already a movie star, and now he's even transcended that, which is pretty impressive. And then Bill Ackman, an investor who I've read a lot and learned a lot from.
What app on your phone do you use the most?
iMessage, hands down. Instagram second.
What food do you uncontrollably eat?
Anything my mom cooks, because she's just incredible. Second to that, Girl Scout cookies, and really it's only Lemonades and Thin Mints that need to be mentioned in the conversation. Everything else is second tier.
Who is your favorite TV or film character?
It's a tossup between Ferris Bueller and Willy Wonka. Ferris just has that charm, and Willy Wonka is the ingenuity. Both of them resonate with me.
What was the last show you binge watched?
“Fargo,” season one. It's so good. Billy Bob Thorton plays the best TV villain of all time. And it's funny and dark.
What personal goal would you like to achieve in the next five years?
In five years, I'd probably want to be a founder or helping other people launch their businesses. I think that'd be really fun.