Meet the JuvodHR Team
Joshua Sorenson, Senior Developer
Education: BSc Computer Science, Economics from Rochester Institute of Technology
Favorite Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Favorite Pastimes: Coding, archery, and scuba diving
Favorite place to hack in the bay: Workspace Cafe
Favorite vacation spot: Kaanapali Beach, Maui
Favorite Electric Gadget: Ramos Alarm Clock
How I kill time: Creating things
The way to my heart: A great fried chicken sandwich will do it.
Stuff I wish I knew but don't: I want to know everything!
What I almost did with my life: I was a coin flip away from pursuing a graduate program in economics.
What I hum: Dark World from Link To The Past
J. Michael Gonzalez, Senior Developer
Education: UC Berkeley, B.S. Computer Science
Also known as: mice, laughingdog
Favorite Author: Stephen King, Robert Jordan, Walter John Williams, The Bard
First video game I remember playing: Space Invaders!
Hobbies: Wing Tsun, Latosa Escrima, Salsa, Tango, Bolero
How I kill time: Reading, running, hitting things with my hands and sticks
Phobias: Heights; discovered this while climbing a pinnacle in New Mexico
Stuff I wish I knew but don't: How to restore a 65 Mustang, how to do West Coast Swing
Superhero power: Healing
The way to my heart: Through my ribs
What I almost did with my life: Became a Forest Ranger (or a Geologist..or a Mechanical Engineer...or an English Major)
Pam Waits, Human Resources Expert
Education: Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Nebraska
M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Iowa State University
B.S. in Psychology, Math minor, Minot State University, North Dakota
Also known as: Doc, Doc P, Pamela, Pammy, Pammers, The Pamster
Most powerful position: Head of Human Resources for United Airlines Mileage Plus, I didn’t develop a big ego even though people bowed as they left my office.
Best quality: I'm an incurable optimist. I can find a bright side to anything.
Character defect: I often say clichés wrong. I collect these fractured clichés and have over 160 and counting.
Hobbies: Taking pictures of nature, my dogs and parrot. Photoshopping to create unique images.
Hockey injuries: The closest I've come is when my parrot bit me. She's kind of Hawky.
Stuff I wish I knew but don't: I wish I knew how to dance the Dubstep.
Superhero power: I see things other people don't. Some might call it hallucinations but I view it as strategic thinking.
Something most people don't know about me: Once upon a time I was a Frog Princess and then I experienced True Love's Kiss.
Zigmas Maloni, App Admin & UXUI Designer
Education: DePaul University, B.A. in Interactive Media
Also known as: Any variation of Zig you can imagine, I've been called it at some point. This is not a bad thing.
Artists I admire: Adrian Frutiger (Type Designers are artists, right?)
Favorite video game: Worthog tagteam with my neighbor in all versions of Halo.
First video game I remember playing: Marble Madness (NES) and I've been gaming ever since.
Hidden Talent: Carpentry, Machining, Plumbing, and much more.
Hobbies: I'm an executive officer in the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association. It's pretty fun, and I wear many hats.
How I kill time: Doublescreen Netflix while chipping away at the dozen projects I'm involved in.
Pet Peeves: When people run into you while using their phone. When you're 6'3" maybe they would make an effort not to get knocked over?
What I hum: Every day I commute on my bike, I practice my whistling. One day I will be able to whistle. One day.
Stuff I wish I had but don't: Time! So much I want to read, write, and get done. But not enough hours in the day.
Aaron Arlof, App Admin / UXUI
Favorite Sports Team: What’s a football?
Worst Job: Inventory Counter
How I kill time: Procrastinating
What I’m working on, Not at JuvodHR: Krampus video game and making action figures
Favorite clothes: Orange argyle socks
Hobbies: More than I have time for
Favorite Supervillian Story: The plot to Unbreakable
TV character I'm most like: Rodney Ruxin (The League)
Kristin Mann, Data Analytics Human Resources Analyst
Education: DePaul University, M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, working toward Ph.D. George Washington University, B.A. in Psychology
Favorite Place in Chicago: My apartment. There's food and the TV is always playing something I like.
Favorite song: Beck's "Deadweight"... though anything Beatles usually wins the day.
Favorite vacation spot: London, always, but as a sixth generation Dayton, Ohioan, home is where my heart is!
Hidden Talent: I am quite good at making terrible jokes. Did you hear the one about the horse and the bar?
Pet Peeves: Students who don't follow the specified margin requirements. Points WILL be taken off.
The way to my heart: Mashed potatoes. No mashed potatoes? That's a deal breaker.
Weirdest job I’ve ever had: I spent a year as a host on the Persian version of QVC. I still use my plugless iron.
Worst quality: My unapologetic love of Christmas music, any time of the year.
Susan Mravca, Co-Founder
Education: Benedictine University, MBA, Northern Illinois University, B.S. Marketing
How I kill time: Building excel spreadsheets
Something I do every day: Jog 3 miles
Weirdest job I’ve ever had: Cutting the grass in an ancient cemetery with a push lawn mower
Favorite Aunt Memory: Playing 'Business Barbie's' with my 3 nieces. I'd like to think I can take some credit for them growing up to be savvy young business women.
Favorite song: Highway to Hell
What you'll often hear me say: You're burning daylight!
Favorite Meal: Blue Label and Chocolate Ice Cream
People I Am in Awe of: Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea
Peter Spevacek, Co-Founder
Education: Northwestern University, Bachelor of Philosophy
Favorite Author: Thomas Pynchon
Favorite Pastime: Biking the lakefront
What I'm really good at: Solving puzzles
Hobbies: Cooking. I tape all the food channels.
How I kill time: Playing chess online
Artists I Admire: Alejandro Romero, Chicago
Plays I’ve seen 1000 times: Glen Gary Glen Ross, Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing