Meet a Team Member: Ammon Platter

We’re only as good as our team, and they’re pretty awesome. Whenever we bring on a new team member, we like to introduce them (see all of our past team member introductions here). This month, we’d like to introduce you to one of our new helpdesk consultants, Ammon Platter.

  • Name, and title and (to quote Office Space) “What would you say you do here?”: Ammon Platter, Helpdesk Consultant, Answerer of Phones and Typer of Tickets
  • Hometown and how did you end up where you are? Born and raised in Olympia, WA. Can’t seem to get away from this town 😊
  • How did you end up at Weston? Some dude in a trench coat stopped me on the street saying “Hey buddy, you wanna buy some…helpdesk jobs?” I said “No thanks,” and found this job on Indeed instead 😉
  • Favorite part about Weston? It’s definitely the people. The team here is full of great people who are very kind and patient. Makes for an awesome work environment!
  • What do you do for fun in your spare time? I like playing Destiny 2 and other games with my family and friends, learning ancient languages, practicing card tricks, cooking, and watching anime with my wife.
  • What do in your spare time that nobody would guess? I will often dive into the etymology of random words, because I can’t stand not knowing things like why bacon is called bacon. Spoiler: it comes from the word “back,” because it’s meat from the back of the pig. Now you know.
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? The Red Sea, circa 2000 B.C. I wanna see Moses part that thing.
  • What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Not a huge fan of doing the dishes.
  • If you had to pick one word to describe yourself, what would it be? I would say…patient.
  • If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? I think it’d be really cool to meet J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Choose a movie title for the story of your life. The Singular Life of an Insufferable Academic.
  • If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why? David Duchovny, because I like X-Files
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? A professor of ancient languages and archeology. Basically, Indiana Jones.
  • If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? Anyone who says different is just wrong.
  • What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your life? Lived two years in Poland on a volunteer church mission.
  • If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be? My wife. Gotta figure out what’s going on in that head 😉
  • If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why? Probably a snake. I like snakes.
  • What is the worst pet you have ever had? Beta fish? He wasn’t bad, he just ranks below the bearded dragon and the cat.
  • How do you get your caffeine? Mountain Dew. Or Pepsi. Depends on how bad I need it.
  • What’s the strangest talent you have? I have a good memory, to the point where I could probably recite the entire script of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. You know, as one does.
  • If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? My wife, a satellite phone, and our library of books. Gotta have something to pass the time with while we wait for pickup.
  • Where’s Waldo? Maybe the real Waldo was the friends we made along the way.
  • A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here? He says “Is this the right place?” It is. He is here to see my brother. He is forming an alliance with the Argentine Penguin Confederation.
  • If I opened your fridge, what would I see? Something of a mess.
  • Here’s $20. What are you going to do with it? Give it to my wife. What? No, she’s not making me type this! help
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