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LISA Community Member Spotlight for July 2014 - Jeff De Meyer

By Anon Anon posted 07-10-2014 08:37 AM


Getting to Know Jeff De Meyer


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Title:  Senior Technologist, American Family Insurance


Based out of: Madison, Wisconsin


Former Job: Computer Technician, American Family Insurance


What do you enjoy about your work:  I enjoy finding unique solutions to unique challenges


About your family: I am married (16 years) and have one daughter (8.5 years).  My wife is from Dublin, GA.  I met her while taking a class in Program Design and Development at a technical college in Athens, GA.  I grew up in Wisconsin although I was born in Cass County Missouri and lived in Washington D.C. until I was 5 (my Dad was Marine).  I grew up in Stevens Point, WI and joined the Air Force upon graduating from High School.  The Air Force landed me in Georgia where, as stated above, I met my wife!


Favorite 3 movies of all time: Must I only pick 3?  I used to work at a movie theater and I see lots of movies even to this day!!  But, if I must stick to three: Forrest Gump, Jaws, Braveheart.


Favorite book: Believe it or not, I don't do a lot of reading (don't have time).  However, I have enjoyed reading  (more than once) "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S Lewis.


Favorite hobbies: Fishing, bowling, cooking, watching movies.


Interesting fact about yourself: I was a meteorologist when I was in the US Air Force.  I spent four years doing that job.  The job took me to the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War (1990 - 1991).  I got to set up satellite communications for transmitting weather info in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.


The attached photo is a family photo. From left to right is me, my daughter, Kayla, and my wife, Kristi.