Obsidian Spotlight: Harrison Foor
Harrison was born and raised in Fayetteville NC and has lived there most of his life, excluding a military stationing at Fort Lewis Washington. He attended the LearnKey Academy where he worked to obtain his COMPTIA A+ and Security + certifications. Harrison started in IT contracting in 2016 as an Image Technician and slowly worked his way up to Desktop Support and eventually Systems Administrator. Harrison is also 4 months away from completing his Bachelor's degree in game design so he can begin developing his own game in his free time.
What is your role at Obsidian?
I am a Systems Administrator on the SISS contract for USARC. We provide support for USARC G-4s logistic systems that handle day to day maintenance for Ground and Aviation transportation.
What has been one of your proudest moments while working with Obsidian?
I would have to say being chosen for the spotlight is my proudest moment working here.
What question would you like to ask our CEO?
What advice would you give to me about advancing in the contracting world and continuing to support Obsidian as a company?
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Bill Gates because who better to learn from then the creator of Microsoft himself.
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What is your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Relaxing with my wife and kids.
What are your 3 favorite bands/artists?
My Chemical Romance
What is the last book you read?
Microsoft: Azure Administrator exam study
What ranks number one on your bucket list?
Visiting Japan without flying because I’m terrified of planes.
What advice do you wish you could give your younger self?
You are your biggest limitation. You can achieve anything as long as you continue to believe that you can!
Response from our CEO G Drew Conway:
First of all, Harrison, I just want to say how happy we are to have you as a part of the Obsidian team. From everything I have heard from our operations team, you have been doing outstanding work and have really exceeded customer expectations. We greatly appreciate all your efforts, and I wanted to offer a personal thank you for that.
Harrison: the key (and I think you are heading in all the right directions) is that the best employees are good listeners and understand customer needs beyond what the client tells them.
As we all know, there is no substitute for hard work and diligence, but we at Obsidian pride ourselves in having people like you who bring a high level of intelligence, energy, and commitment to their job. We strive to work seamlessly in a customer’s environment while exhibiting leadership and value in all areas, and you have exemplified that perfectly. We are also constantly seeking ideas and ways in which Obsidian can create more value for our clients, so don’t hesitate to call your Obsidian lead to offer your insight from that perspective. Keep up the great work; we are so proud to have you represent us!