Another week, another Team GMD Q&A. It’s kind of like Vogue’s 73 Questions. Instead, it’s in blog form and there are less than 10 questions – because you’re busy and we respect your time.

This week on Meet Team GMD we are featuring an actual Elf! Life at GMD for this friendly character is entirely devoted to holiday cheer, and many say that he prefers the mild weather of the Vancouver office to the frozen tundra of the North Pole. The elf is a great source for project management tips and tricks, thanks to his experience mass-producing nutcracker men and ginger snap cookies. Read more to learn about the Elf:

What is your hidden talent?
I’m a great cook. Santa loves my Maple Syrup Tomato Sauce! I recommend pairing it with aged Tollhouse Cookie dough.

What are you currently listening to?
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is a beautiful song and makes me feel really warm and my tongue swells up.

How do you stay focused during a busy day at the office?
I force my colleagues to sing Christmas Carols, it’s just like talking, except longer and louder, and you move your voice up and down together. It helps us work in sync!

What keeps you motivated?
Staying on the nice list!

Two Truths One Lie:
Lying is for cotton-headed ninny-muggins!

Do you have a side hustle?
Sometimes I make shoes while the old cobbler sleeps. Other days I help bake cookies in the oak tree. But my absolute favourite is mining bitcoins on my Alienware Area 51 Threadripper Edition PC with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1080 Ti Graphics card

What gets you through the tough west coast winter?
What’s tough about it? You can make snow angels for hours, and go ice skating… Just don’t eat the yellow snow.

Who are three people, alive or dead, that you would have dinner with:

  • Santa
  • The Elf on the Shelf (I admire his work)
  • The owner of Ray’s Pizzas. Every store claims to be the original, but I know the real ones on 11th

Office Habit:
Hogging all the maple syrup for my morning coffee.

What is your favourite quote?
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”