April New Hires

Tory Burgett

Junior Developer

HZ Office: Rockville

Who or what makes you geek out the most? Stephen Colbert. His books are a permanent fixture on my nightstand.

Weirdest job prior to HZ:  I worked for a documentary film house getting archive photographs and film that following Ernest Shackleton's trek to Antarctica. I could at one point identify 17 different types of penguins.

First thing you’d buy with $1,000,000?  If I were given $1,000,000 today one of the first things I'd purchase is a ticket to see Hamilton. Hopefully that's less than $1,000,000.

 

Austin Duck

Copywriter

HZ Office: Rockville

Who or what makes you geek out the most? The book NOX by Anne Carson

Weirdest job prior to HZ? I was once a car-wash attendant and spent my time entering carwash codes for people, scrubbing tires, and sitting in a semi-indoor industrial hallway getting sprayed with washer chemicals all winter. 

First thing you'd buy with $1,000,000? Lunch. 

Denali Free

Junior Graphic Designer

HZ Office: Rockville

Who or what makes you geek out the most? Currently, Game of Thrones

Weirdest job prior to HZ? I haven't had any particularly strange jobs, only really fun ones!

First thing you'd buy with $1,000,000? Probably a nice dinner so I can contemplate what to do with the rest.

Tatiana Posada

Managing Editor—Social Media

HZ Office: Rockville

Who or what makes you geek out the most?  I geek out at all things Muppets. I read Jim Henson's bio last year. If that doesn't count, I would say I love all things Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl. 

Weirdest job prior to HZ? I was a Limited Too store model when I was 10

What's the first thing you'd buy with $1,000,000? A trip around the world. 

Evan Shields

Associate Social Media Manager

HZ Office: Rockville

Who or what makes you geek out the most? I geek out about a lot of different topics ranging from nutrition, space, and technology. I love movies like Limitless, Troy, Gladiator, Ali, Lion King and Interstellar. They never get old. And my favorite TV shows are House of Lies, Mad Men, Quantico, Power, and Billions.

Weirdest job prior to HZ? One of my friends that I played football with in college started a house painting company after he graduated. I was still attending the University of RI when he recruited me during the football offseason. Each weekend I would go door to door in local neighborhoods to get leads for his business. I was offered $10 a lead if I was able to get their name, phone number, and email.

First thing you’d buy with $1,000,000? I would invest half property stocks, and maybe some angel funding. Then I would splurge the rest of world travel, top restaurants, and buy a matte black, fully-loaded Tesla with red brake pads. I would call it …Black Mamba (shout out to Kobe)!