At 804 RVA, we're always working to get our coworkers to meet and know each other and find work and social connections. In this new series, we'll ask five questions of 804RVA coworkers to help you get a better sense of who's who around the office. First up, Matt Sadler!
What keeps you busy while at 804 RVA?
My primary occupation is as an IT consultant specializing in a product called Microsoft SharePoint. My consulting is based in the Washington working with Federal clients, but my job provides me the freedom to work a few days a work in Richmond. I also work as a public relations consultant with a small company that I co-own called Monkey Dish Media.
How would you define co-working?
Co-working is about people from different companies and different industries working together in the same space.
Working together is more than sitting next to people, it’s about sharing ideas. It’s about bouncing ideas off of the graphic designer, talking communication with life coach, and learning about profit margins from a general contractor.
How did you begin co-working at 804 RVA?
For me, it was simply about the math. I live in Midlothian and my kids go to school in the city. For me to drive them in to the city, it would roughly be an hour round-trip, 30 minutes each way. Finding a place in the city would save an hour of driving each day.
I quickly realized the social aspect that I was missing at home, was now available to me a 804 RVA. Working near people made my day go faster and left me feeling energized.
Who is someone you would have likely never met, but have really enjoyed getting to know at 804 RVA?
Jonathan Kuhn of RDA Consulting. Jonathan is a developer and statistician extraordinaire. I guess I could have met him because our circles overlap, but I would have never had the opportunity to learn so much from such an intriguing fellow. I hate math and yet I can talk about statistics with Jonathan for hours.
What's your favorite thing about co-working at 804 RVA?
It’s fun to go to work there. I put on some music, greet my friends as they come into the office. It’s somewhere I enjoy doing work. If I’m not in the mood, I don’t go in. It’s up to me and I like it that way.
Learn more about Matt on his website, or hit him up at @TheMarinara on Twitter.