Working at FreshAddress: Meet Lucas Scheminger, IT Intern

We are so excited to welcome Lucas Scheminger to our FreshAddress family!  Lucas comes to us with a diverse technical background and over six years of IT support experience.  Previously, he had his own small PC repair business called LittletonPC.  In addition to serving his role as IT Intern at FreshAddress, Lucas is also currently an IT Specialist for CASE Collaborative.   Lucas has already hit the ground running in his first month here helping support our IT infrastructure and we are thrilled to have him on board!

Q: What is your professional background?

After graduating high school in Littleton, MA, I studied at UMass Amherst for three semesters.  I made the decision at that point to leave UMass and start the ball rolling to open my own small business.  A few months later, I rented a storefront in my hometown and started LittletonPC, LLC, a small PC repair shop.  I specialized in fast turnaround times for all repairs, as well as hardware repairs such as iPhone glass replacement and laptop LCD replacement.  After running this business as the Owner/Operator for five years, I sold my customer list to a competent local competitor with whom I had worked with in the past, and moved on to other things.  From there, I took a job as the IT Specialist for CASE Collaborative, a special education collaborative based in Concord, MA.  I continue to split my time between CASE and FreshAddress.

Q: What’s your favorite part about your role at FreshAddress?

My favorite part about my role at FreshAddress is that though I have a solid background in supporting and repairing individual PCs and hardware, I have much to learn about the business side of IT (i.e. supporting a business network, working in Active Directory, the security concerns that come with supporting the IT infrastructure of a business, and much more).  In only my first month, I have already learned many valuable skills, and am sure I will continue to do so!

Q: What are some things you enjoy when you’re not thinking about work?

When I’m not at work, I love to cook and bake.  I always like experimenting with new recipes!  I also enjoy nature; especially the forests of New England.  Whenever I can, I like to hike the Blue Hills or climb a Presidential peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Additionally, I enjoy wandering around with my camera in search of great photographs waiting to be taken.  Oh, and reading!  I love a good novel, usually sci-fi or a classic, and typically bounce around between four or five books at a time.

Q: Favorite quote(s)?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Despite this quote being commonly attributed to Edmund Burke, the actual origin cannot be verified.  Nonetheless, the sentiment is a great one.

 

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