Q: Who are you? Where are you from?
I’m Garrett, a Sr. Account Executive at Modulate. Born and raised in Amarillo, TX and currently residing in Austin.
Q: What’s your background? What did you do before Modulate?
I started in sales at a very young age while working at my family’s business (a retail greenhouse, so let me know if you have gardening questions). I started working in the gaming industry in 2012 as a designer for an indie studio. Eventually, I realized that I could combine my skills, so I started working at Unity a few years ago. Came to Modulate and haven’t looked back since.
Q: Why are you joining Modulate?
I believe in the mission. As a life-long gamer, toxicity is something that I’ve viewed as an intrinsic (and very unfortunate) part of the community. When I learned about Modulate and ToxMod, I knew that I needed to be part of it.
Q: What’s your ideal work environment? Any special strategies you use to stay effective?
As I’m fully remote, my work environment is what I make it. I learned very early on during the pandemic that it’s important for me to have a space dedicated solely to work, so I have my nice little home office with a desk covered in fidget toys. For effectiveness, I’ll take short breaks to play with my dog is strum randomly on a guitar that I keep beside my desk.
Q: Tell us about something you must have in any culture you join?
Consideration for mental health and work/life balance
Q: Who are you outside of work?
I’m a prototypical huge nerd. I’ve been an avid gamer since I was a kid (and may have been partially raised by a NES and N64), I love D&D, and I’ve been meticulously studying the gaming industry for a whole lot longer than I’ve been professionally involved.
Q: What’s something you’re great at that few people realize?
Q: Leave us with a fun tidbit - a favorite joke, a story from your past, an obscure riddle, whatever you like!
This isn’t a particularly obscure riddle, but it comes from a book that made me adore riddles in general.
What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?