Jake Dougrey celebrated his three-year anniversary at CWH this summer. Besides being our Tier 3 Support Assistant Team Lead, Jake is known for being the healthiest guy in the office. Jake used to never miss a day at the gym, but now he gets his exercise from playing badminton and taking care of his newborn son. Friendly and knowledgeable, Jake is your guy if you need technical support at Canadian Web Hosting.
Read on to find out what makes Jake tick!
When did you join the CWH team?
What brought you to CWH?
I was already working in the web hosting industry and I found a job opening at CWH. As I learned more and more about web hosting, I knew it was the place for me.
What was your first impression of CWH?
I thought it was a company that offered its employees a lot of room to grow.
Who was your favourite superhero growing up? Why?
I looked up to Popeye the Sailor growing up. He’s just an ordinary guy who gets his superpowers from eating spinach. We all know spinach is full of nutrients. It makes perfect sense!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A motivational speaker!
What is one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet?
Learn how to swim. The reason I haven’t learned how to swim yet? I was terrified of snakes as a child.
What’s one thing you want everyone to know about you?
I used to use the winking smiley in almost every chat conversation until it drove everyone mad… 😉
What is your favourite website? Why?
What book are you currently reading?
I don’t read too much. The last book I read was called “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy.
What is the nerdiest thing about you?
I find pleasure in killing spiders. I’m not sure when I will meet Spiderman.
What is one unusual or interesting thing about you?
I like to sleep with the lights on—but I’m not afraid of the dark, I swear!
What is your favourite thing about being part of the CWH team?
Everyone who works at CWH is tech-savvy and passionate about tech, including the management and sales team. I’m fortunate to work at a company where new technology is a priority.
What is your favourite thing about working in the tech and web hosting industry?
It’s a challenging and fast-paced industry. I like how every day is different.
What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you since working at CWH?
Each day is interesting because of the wide range of technology we handle. It has made me confident to take on any challenge.
What is your favourite thing about being a Tier 3 Support Assistant Team Lead?
Being an Assistant Team Lead has helped me get to know my colleagues better, and their strengths and weaknesses. Overall, it has made me a better leader and also provided the opportunity to connect with our customers on a deeper level. It comes with great responsibility and I am enjoying every bit of it.
Say hi to Jake in the comments below and let him know if you have any questions!