Chris Saenz employee spotlight for August

Employee Spotlight: Chris Saenz

Meet our employee spotlight for August, Chris Saenz. He is the Systems Architect at Broadlinc working out of the Owenton office. He is involved in a variety of internal projects and improvements, as well as planning new infrastructure. He also provides IT services to our business accounts. If you’re a local business customer that needs computer help, Chris will be there to support you!

Q & A with Chris

Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m the oldest of seven, and I was homeschooled. My wife and I have three girls and are expecting. I moved to Owen County in 2018 to get out of the city, and I love the area. We live on an 80-acre farm near the Kentucky River.

How long have you been with Broadlinc?
Just over one year. I was a satisfied customer for several years before that.

What brought you to the company?
I was looking for a local business that would be an excellent fit for my skillset, and I liked the way Broadlinc treated me as a customer. I sent in my resume six months before they were even hiring!

What do you like most about being a Systems Architect?
I like solving problems and building things. This is what I get to do all the time at Broadlinc. Anything from security recommendations to training materials to office renovations; when I see things that need done, I make them happen. I never have a boring day!

How would you describe the culture at Broadlinc?
I love the family-friendly atmosphere. Everyone keeps it clean and professional. Being a small company, the camaraderie and teamwork here is the best of anywhere I’ve worked.

What do you like most about working at Broadlinc?
I am always learning new things. I love to expand my knowledge and skills, and Broadlinc is the perfect environment for that.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I spend time with my family on our rural homestead. Growing a garden, raising animals, and teaching my children to appreciate hard work and a simple life.

How would your family or friends describe you in three words?
I asked my wife, and she said “responsible, honest, and hard-working.” I won’t argue!

Tell us something most people would be surprised to learn about you.
I’m a professional musician. I have played guitar, banjo and fiddle in several bluegrass bands. I also run vehicles on wood instead of gasoline, and wrote a book on how that works.

If you can have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be and why?
Wisdom. I appreciate the small amount I have accumulated in life.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t buy your wife a gift that plugs in.

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Written By Brittany Bowlin, Director of Marketing