Employee of the Month: Russ Powers


Congratulations Russ Powers on being the Employee of the Month for April 2022

Nomination

Russ recently joined OneMonroe in late 2021. He hit the ground running taking on big projects including overhauling our blog sections and developing a new Titan website. These projects were no easy task, if that wasn’t enough he showed his skills and devotion when he set up and built the new backend to our new 1monroe website. Also, he is a workhorse and works after hours and on weekends if required willingly.

Effective communication is arguably one of the most important variables contributing to the success of a web design/development project. Russ has this mastered. He knows the correct questions to ask and who to ask. Russ has been an integral hire for the marketing team. Having such a powerhouse as a web developer allows the team to branch out and expand our marketing presence to our customers.  

Russ has a couple of decades of experience. Over the years, Russ has built up a wealth of programming languages, database design maintenance, and SEO. Even with his wealth of knowledge, Russ is always interested in learning something new to tackle a difficult project.

It’s this “go with the flow” mentality that allows Russ to thrive in his job. He isn’t afraid of change and can easily shift gears and doesn’t get flustered. Whether that’s fixing a small bug that pops up in the middle of the day or changing gears mid-project to better fit what our salespeople or customers need. 

– Kevin Budzynski

Get to know Russ Powers

  1. Name: Russ Powers
  2. Job Title: Web Developer
  3. Where did you grow up? Sterling Heights
  4. How long have you worked for Monroe? Six months
  5. What do you like about working for Monroe? Being a part of a great team
  6. What is one thing you love about your job? Being able to program and develop solutions
  7. If you could add one thing to your office, what would it be? A futon? lol
  8. Before working at Monroe, what was the most unusual or interesting job you have ever had? The time I spent freelancing was nothing short of interesting lol
  9. Three words to best describe you? Helpful, concise, unflabble
  10. If you had to eat one meal a day, what would it be? Pizza!!
  11. If you were an animal what would you be? Probably a dog
  12. Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? If I told you, it wouldn’t be hidden =P
  13. What is one song you have completely memorized? Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
  14. What is one totally irrational fear that you have? Haven’t found one yet lol
  15. Any favorite line from a movie? “Logic is the beginning of wisdom… not the end.” – Spock (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)
  16. Best vacation you have been on? Visiting family in Tennessee and Kentucky
  17. Least favorite Food? Fast Food
  18. Do you have motto or personal mantra? I don’t have problems, only solutions!
  19. What are your three most overused words/phrases? No worries, right on, huh?
  20. What is in ability you wish you had? Manipulating spacetime could be fun
  21. What is one thing on your bucket list? To actually make a bucket list lol
  22. What do you like to do in your spare time? Aside from spending time with my girls, I enjoy studying a variety of boring subjects such as physics, astronomy, history, theology, computer science etc. I also watch a lot of Star Trek (see 15 lol)
  23. What is your favorite sport or sports team? I was in Karate for a majority of my life, but these days it’s mostly disc golf 🥏
  24. Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? Tiny Elephant lol
  25. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy a house closer to work
  26. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Albert Einstein

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