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David Parkes

Director of Information Technology

Briefly describe your day to day duties.

Responsible for all things IT at Cushing from computer hardware and software systems to server, application, network, telephony and database management. Also responsible for driver management and print tracking applications at Onsite Service Centers.

What is your favorite video game / board game?

Beat Saber

If you could see any band in concert, at any point in history, who would it be

The original Allman Brothers Band

What hobbies do you have that help you stay productive outside of work?

Hiking, woodworking and photography

Describe your perfect Saturday.

A Walker Brothers breakfast followed by a walk in the woods and dinner on the grill.

All-time favorite movie?

Too many to mention – Broadcast News is the latest.

If you could sell/produce more of any service we offer, what would it be and why?

Digital Storefront services. Making it easy and efficient for customers to order their products online.

What’s your favorite thing to produce / or see being produced in the shop?

All the crazy multi-faceted, multi-media signage we’ve created.

What made you choose your current career?

I’ve always been a bit of a gadget head and problem-solver. IT systems played right into that.

If your coworkers had to vote you best, most improved, or most likely to do something, what would it be?

Most likely to appear on a TV show.

What’s something you’ve learned since joining the Cushing team?

Having been here for over 20 years, I’d say just about everything.

What motivates you to go to work each day?

Solving problems and making people’s job easier.

Most interesting or funniest thing that’s happened since you’ve been at Cushing?

Won an award for being “Most likely to be almost famous”.