I recently asked Mark Lew, Product Enablement Specialist at Blueshift, what he likes to do for fun. After all, one of our core values is “have fun, seriously.” Mark is a training wizard who led a deep-dive into our CDP when I started at Blueshift almost three months ago. Other than that, we haven’t interacted much, so naturally I didn’t know many personal facts about him. However, his response to my curious inquiry told me so much more than I could glean from a training session.
Mark’s family loves watching Star Wars and recently watched all of the different series that tie the movies together, including the animated and live action series. They enjoy that the chronology and storyline are surprisingly complex, and his youngest son with Autism loves it and has some pretty deep discussions about it. Mark said that “the whole family is pretty nerdy and geeky.” His family also loves Marvel movies, Disney classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Pixar movies like Monsters, Inc. He added, “Yes, we’re pretty much wearing out our Disney+ service.”
In addition to watching shows and movies together, Mark’s family loves good stories, and each of them is very creative. From drawing pictures to making up stories and creating mini-comics and videos, they like to use their imaginations. All of the older siblings help out to encourage his youngest who needs the most attention. Mark shared, “Little by little, we’re all finding ways to keep him focused, calm, and happy, which keeps us all very busy, but we are blessed to have a good support system now.” They do their best to keep him safe and supported, which has been even more challenging during the pandemic since they lost access to support services during lockdown, and Mark’s previous employer didn’t accommodate his family’s needs.
“I stayed positive and kept doing what parents do, then the Blueshift opportunity came about: the perfect role, amazing product and company, with great respectful people allowing me to properly care for my family. I’m so happy to be here at Blueshift!”