Our Team - Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Director of Technical Services

What information technology certifications do you hold? Most recently I am refreshing my VMware certificates, and have completed PassPortal and Zerto. I am also ITIL certified and hold several older certifications from a variety of different technologies and methodologies.

When did you start working at IT Resource? I began working for IT Resource on November 16, 2015.

Tell us something your colleagues don't know about you. I have a lot of weird hobbies. Until a few years ago I rarely slept more than a few hours a night so I kept myself busy with a whole lotta different stuff.

What's the most interesting job you've ever had that was not IT related? As a side job I was a photographer that created copy for calendars with local businesses in Lexington, KY. It allowed me to meet a variety of people and see things from many different points of view. I still take photos daily and share them online.

What was the last book you read? I read voraciously. The last book I read was “the Ninth Step” by Mark Dawson. I like just about everything and read a lot of Indie authors.

What's one thing you can't live without? Besides food and water, passion. I think every day you should be passionate about what you do and your life, and approach everything from a positive point of view first.

If you could meet one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be? If I could meet one person it would be Bruce Lee. His views on being positive and his book “Striking Thoughts” are truly awe inspiring.

What's your favorite movie of all time? My favorite movie of all time is tough, I would say either “People will Talk” or “Aliens”. (Talk about two sides of a coin)

What's the best place you've ever travelled to? The best place I have travelled to is probably Ireland. If you're ever there try to stay at the Clontarf Castle. The area was amazing in downtown Dublin with lots of things to do. The fun part is some of the food is amazing, including a pastry I had close to the castle that was a solid cookie with cream that melted as you ate it.

What do you consider to be your greatest success or proudest moment in life so far? I have done a lot of things that make me feel proud, from writing to creating but my greatest success will always be my children. I am proud of each and every one for their accomplishments and their lives so far.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received? I've received a lot of good advice. I consider one of the better items given to me was to listen so you can learn something new every day.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to work in robotics when I was younger. I'm still fascinated by AI and robotics and play with it from time to time. I still try to get in on new AI all the time.