CDI Employee Spotlight - Jeff Curtis
Each month the CDI Employee Spotlight showcases individual CDI staff members, highlighting not only their tireless work contributions but also who they are as a person.
This month’s spotlight shines bright on CDI's Senior Software Support Engineer, Jeff Curtis.
Jeff, how long have you been at CDI, and what responsibilities do you have?
"I started at CDI in January of 2018. My coming onboard with CDI was a very unique story, as I was previously an Application Support Specialist at the City of Everett, WA. It was at the City of Everett where I was tasked to oversee this software called Laserfiche. In my studying of the application, I became connected with Jessica, as she was my mentor and taught me a great deal about Laserfiche. I was fortunate to have her as my contact because, in 2017, my wife and I moved to Arizona, and I left working for the city of Everett. I reached out to Jessica afterward and told her I did not see much Laserfiche in the desert. We kept in touch, and just before Christmas of 2017, I was asked if I would like to join the CDI Support Engineering Team. Nearly two and a half years later and here I am today, working with the rest of the Support Engineering Team, helping customers through issues, and providing guidance on the best usage of the Laserfiche product."
Tell us about yourself
"I’m originally from Seattle, WA, and as I mentioned above, I moved to Arizona in 2017. Still, our adventure continues as we are selling our home in Arizona and moving outside of Astoria, OR. I have an amazing wife, Sherry, and a know-it-all soon to be 5th grader, named Nevaeh, and a two-year-old Golden Retriever, Eesa, which makes up our family unit. I am hiker, biker, and runner, and on weekends I am either out for a road ride, run, or hiking South Mountain."
Is there anything about you that your clients wouldn’t believe/would be surprised to know about?
"7 Years as a Special Olympic Basketball coach in Snohomish County, WA. I am so proud to have been a part of those great athletes/families’ lives."
Is there a Laserfiche feature or CDI product/service available that you are surprised more clients don’t take advantage of?
"The use of the Laserfiche Web Client; it’s a great product and getting better. Using Web-based products helps keep you on the edge of the latest technology."
What are 3 items on your desk and why are they there?
1) A sign my wife gave me - “Don’t Look back, You’re not going that way”
2) A mini Fengshui garden (also a gift from my wife), helps to keep me in my Zen 😊
3) an art project my daughter made me in 3rd Grade, “My Dad Rocks…”
What is the best part of your job?
“The commute 😊, working with people each day, and always a new challenge with each case.”
Thank you for sharing, Jeff! I'm sure the folks at the City of Everett miss you dearly but are lucky to still have you as a valuable resource here at CDI.