Michael D. Croft

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Michael D. Croft

Posted 7/23/12

Age: 39

Why did you select your profession?

I was working in a factory at a young age and … I used to see this man … always dressed nicely and carrying computers to the offices outside the factory floor and installing them. … It fascinated me. … After a company-wide layoff, I found my opportunity to attend school to pursue this seemingly impossible dream.

Where do you see yourself professionally in 10 years?

I see myself continuing to run operations and to grow our company.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

I started my [computer science] endeavor at the age of 25. … I would have liked to have started school a bit sooner.

What is your favorite escape or hobby?

Motorcycling is my favorite hobby and escape. … It clears my mind and allows me to decompress.

How do you keep a work-life balance?

I mix them. •

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