Welcome to our “Get to Know Me” feature for RVC employees! Today we are going to get to know Ron Handley.
Title: Technical Support Specialist (TSS)
Department: Users Support Group (USG)
Tell us a little about your job at RVC.
Offer technical support to all end users (Faculty, Staff, Students), at all RVC locations as needed. Support includes hardware/software/furniture install/repair/removal, all basic troubleshooting for how you interface with technology.
What motivates or inspires you?
The opportunity to serve others and the chance to make their day a better one!
What scares you?
If either of my sons were to die before me.
What do you like to do for fun?
Spend time with my wife, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Flying my drone, vegetable gardening, baking/cooking, solving hard tech challenges, learning about emerging technology.
What was your very first job?
Cutting grass for my then across the street elderly neighbor, Laurence Dove.
Who are your role models?
Laurence Dove (elderly across the street neighbor from my youth), my paternal Grandmother.
What is your favorite quote or words to live by?
“He cast a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win, we cast a circle that drew him in.”
Outwitted – Edwin Markham
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Do the right thing, and help people when you can.
What’s the last good book you’ve read?
The Carpenter – Jon Gordon
What’s the last good movie you have seen?
What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?
What was the first concert you ever attended and what is the most recent concert you have attended?
Something symphonic on both first and most recent.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Diana Rigg (sigh)
Where is your favorite place to eat?
Anywhere with my wife!
Where do you like to go or what do you like to do when you have a long weekend?
The Netherlands or stay at home. Whichever presents itself first.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people aren’t grateful.
What might surprise people to learn about you?
Can’t say – they’ll have to get to know me (I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise!).
What’s the next big thing coming up in your life that you are looking forward to?
Tomorrow! There are plenty of people who could use a smile or a helping hand!