Get to Know Me: Jeremy Tallacksen

Posted on Sep 17, 2018


Welcome to our “Get to Know Me” feature for RVC employees! Today we are going to get to know Jeremy Tallacksen.

 

Title: Audio Video Support Specialist

 

Department: Information Technology

 

Tell us a little about your job at RVC.

I try to keep the visuals seen and the audio heard.

 

What motivates or inspires you?

Good music, good movies, and people who actively use their talents and use them well.

 

What scares you?

The seemingly increasing ugliness between people in the news, on social media, and elsewhere.

 

What do you like to do for fun?

I like to watch movies, and play video and board games, but mostly I’m a musician. I sing, play guitar (mostly acoustic and bass guitar), a little piano, and maybe a few other instruments.

 

What was your very first job?

I was a bagger at the ol’ Rural street Hilander grocery store back in the early aughts.

 

Who are your role models?

Mr. Rogers and Bob Goff

 

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

“When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” – CS Lewis, “On
Three Ways of Writing for Children”

 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly.

 

What’s the last good book you’ve read?

“Everybody Always” by Bob Goff

 

What’s the last good movie you have seen?

‘Isle of Dogs’

 

What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?

‘The Office’ (US version)

 

What was the first concert you ever attended and what is the most
recent concert you have attended?

First: Steven Curtis Chapman at the former Rosemont Horizon (now Allstate Arena) somewhere around 1995? Most recent: The Fearless
Flyers at Concord Music Hall in Chicago on September 2nd.

 

Where is your favorite place to eat?

Based on frequency: Beef-a-Roo. Based on love of the food: probably HuHot’s Mongolian Grill in Janesville or Pequod’s Pizza in Chicago

 

Where do you like to go or what do you like to do when you have a long
weekend?

I’ve got good friends in St. Louis and Nashville, so I find myself in those cities at least a couple of times a year.

 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who congregate in doorways, or who stop just inside of a door they just walked through.

 

What might surprise people to learn about you?

I haven’t written many songs, but I co-wrote a song with a friend that co-won the RAMI (Rockford Area Music Industry) Song of the Year in 2013. (Kelly Steward’s song “Surface” was the other co-winner of the award.)

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