Senior Web Designer / Web Sensei aka A.D.D. Child SQUIRREL!
For those of you who don’t know me let me introduce myself! My name is Erik Thomsen, I was born and raised in Freeport, Maine. If you aren’t familiar with that area I have one thing to say, home of L.L. Bean. I went to high school at North Yarmouth Academy where I developed a love for computer and natural sciences and played a wide variety of sports.
After high school I was accepted into Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont where I studied Meteorology, but after a year decided that is wasn’t for me and changed my course of study to Interactive Digital Media. I graduated with a Minor in Meteorology and BA in Interactive Digital Media. After graduating I honed my skills at few design firms around the North East Kingdom and finally in 2008 landed in the Burlington area where I found CPA Site Solutions. I’m in love with the area and the diversity of activities offered due to the change of seasons.I am the proud owner and trainer of one of our many office pets Kima Greggs (Yes I’m a fan of the wire). I apologize to those who may hear her over the phone letting off her ear piercing bark howl of over excitement. When Kima isn’t busy helping out on technical calls she can be found performing one of her many tricks in exchange for treats, snooping for anything peanut butter scented or tennis ball shaped.
Click here for more adorable photos.Throughout my life I have always been encouraged to explore the outdoors and early on developed a strong liking for anything involving activities that brought me out into the wilderness.
I love to hike, bike, fish, swim, kayak, camp, (this list could go on for days) etc… My favorite summer time social activities would have to be playing frisbee (especially with an LED frisbee at night!), attending massive camp outing family reunions or festivals in strange and far off places and relaxing with friends at the beach.
When the long winter months hit I shift to endless days on the ski slopes atop my mini blades buried neck deep in powder on a lesser traversed glade. I also love to ice skate, and from time to time I’ve been known to trek out on my snow shoes, construct a snow cave and camp out for a night.
I also live a very technology savvy lifestyle. I’m a huge gadget guru, and love all digital toys. Among my favorites I would have to say I play with my remote controlled dragon flies and my iPod Touch the most. I’m a PC person, I strongly despise Internet Explorer 6, and live a very digitally enhanced life style.
On a more personal note, I’m very outgoing, take great pride in having a lot of patience and I love truly open minded individuals who constantly thirst for more knowledge. I am politically aware and love to research and add to the pursuit of green technologies. I do not enjoy cable television, but I am a huge movie fanatic, especially when it comes to documentaries & Pixar productions.
Did I mention that I’m always on the move? I might be noted as a bit hyperactive, but I try to keep it under control by being a bit constructive with my extra spurts of energy. Often time this overflows into my love for art projects and love for tinkering with electronics and software.
Favorite Movies: Crash, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Network, Wally, V for Vendetta.
Favorite Documentaries: The Corporation, The Century of the Self, Outfoxed, Nice Guys Finish First, Planet Earth & Blue Planet.
Favorite TV Shows: The Wire, Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother.
Favorite People: Noam Chomsky, Stephen Hawkings, Richard Dawkins & Ray Kurzweil.
Favorite Books: A Peoples History of the United States, The Ancestor’s Tale & The Singularity is Near.
Favorite Place to Vacation: I go here every year so I suppose it has to be Quebec City!
Dream Vacation: Either a Trans-Siberian Railway tour (London to Japan) or the Trans-Canada Railway (Montreal to Vancouver).