Sometimes computers can be uncooperative, and when that happens, David Durfee, this month’s featured employee, and the rest of MACC’s Technical Support Team are ready to help. Besides solving problems when they crop up, in his role as a Technical Support Specialist, David also helps our clients keep their networks running smoothly by conducting server set-up and maintenance.
Q. When did you start at MACC?
A. May of 2019
Q. What’s your favorite part of your job?
A. The fact that everyone here seems to get along with each other and they are really passionate about their job.
Q. Can you please tell us about your family?
A. My father and stepmother live in the small town of Friend, Nebraska, which is the same area in which I grew up. My father is a machinist and my stepmom worked in a welding shop. My grandma still lives in the house where she helped raise me and keeps herself busy baking, gardening, and worrying about her kids and grandkid.
My mom lives on a farm outside of Lincoln with her boyfriend and their dog. She is a part-time para-professional at several schools in Lincoln. He farms and owns a welding, fabrication, and repair shop as well. His son and his wife just had their second little girl and I am a proud “uncle!”
Q. What do you do for fun in your free time?
A. I play a lot of video games, including streaming on Twitch. I also enjoy playing cards, tabletop games, and spending time with friends on most weekends.
Q. If you could travel anywhere to spend a week on vacation, where would it be?
A. It would probably in and around Rome or Greece. I’m a huge mythology nerd and would love to see all the ancient buildings depicted in my favorite stories.
Q. What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
A. “You have to decide which is more important – money or happiness. Once you know which, you’ll find the right place to work.” – My Dad
Q. What’s your favorite quote?
A. Four or five moments – that’s all it takes to become a hero. Everyone thinks it’s a full-time job. Wake up a hero. Brush your teeth a hero. Go to work a hero. Not true. Over a lifetime there are only four or five moments that really matter. Moments when you’re offered a choice to make a sacrifice, conquer a flaw, save a friend – spare an enemy. In these moments everything else falls away.
Q. The one person I’ve always wanted to meet?
A. Stephen King…I’ve read nearly everything he’s ever written, and I think a simple conversation with him would blow my mind!
Q. If you could add any food to the MACC vending machines, what would it be?
A. Oatmeal Cream Pies