On today’s blog, get to know Nick Burks! Nick is the BBBSCI Executive Coordinator and first joined the agency five years ago as a Match Support Specialist. He took some time off from crafting poetically hilarious All-Staff emails to tell us all about his spirit animal, favorite agency event, and who would play him in a movie of his life.
Question: What is your favorite part about working at BBBSCI?
Answer: Seeing the relationships formed between Bigs and Littles and seeing their growth. And the coworkers are OK. They’re pretty decent, I guess.
Question: What is your favorite BBBSCI annual event / activity?
Answer: I really enjoy Celebrate Mentoring and getting to see the culmination of every match’s relationship.
Question: Do you have a favorite memory or anecdote you’d like to share?
Answer: When I was transitioning from a Match Support Specialist to a Senior Match Support Specialist, I took on the responsibility of overseeing the agency’s relationship with Johnson County matches and partners. There was a symbolic knighting and “transitioning of power” crowning ceremony to signify this new responsibility. The coworker (who formerly oversaw Johnson County) spoke Old English and wore medieval garb the entire time. It was the most fun experience I’ve had.
Question: If you’re not at BBBSCI – what do you do in your free time?
Answer: If I’m not working or at school, I’m hanging with friends and family.
Question: What is your favorite TV show?
Answer: Blue Bloods and New Girl.
Question: If you were casting a movie about your life, who would play you?
Answer: Chewbaca or a Wookie.
Question: What is one thing many people don’t know about you?
Answer: I have participated in a pig wrestling competition at the Boone County Fair. I got third place!
Question: What is your spirit animal?
Answer: An old hound dog – because I’m quiet, loyal, and reliable.
Question: Anything else you’d like to add?
Answer: It has been an honor and a pleasure to participate in this interview, divulging things about my life that no one cares about…so how much do I get paid for doing this?