Meet the EN Team: Chris Root

Q1. What is your position and what does it entail?

A. I am a web developer. In a nutshell, my job involves maintaining, creating new features, and fixing any issues that arise for websites created and run by Edison Nation.

Q2. What do you enjoy most about working at Edison Nation/Everyday Edisons?

A. I?d have to say that it?s a toss up between the environment and the challenges that I encounter every day. The environment here at Edison Nation is phenomenal, as are the people. Whether you want a caffeine free Diet Cherry Coke from the Coca-Cola Freestyle? machine or a pleasant conversation, you can always count on both. Also, to me, it?s important to have a position that challenges me. I?ve had a couple ?easy? jobs and the monotony is dreadful. I want a job that makes me think, allows me to learn, and is constantly changing, allowing me to do new things. I get all of those working here at Edison Nation.

Q3. If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A. I?d have to go with blue. I have blue eyes and people always tell me to wear blue. No other reason for this other than people telling me. 🙂

Q4. What are 3 items you can?t live without?

A. Sandals, iPad (or Macbook), and a basketball. I wear sandals whenever I physically can, I?m a tech junkie so I love my toys, and basketball has and always will be my favorite sport.

Q5. Betty or Veronica?

A. Not a clue. Do I have to answer all of these questions!? HAHA!

Q6. If you could live someone else?s life for just one day, who would it be?

A.? Neil Armstrong. He seems like an extremely nice, caring guy and I’d love to relive the day he stepped foot on the moon. I can’t imagine a moment like that and I bet the look back to earth is amazing.

Q7. What are the 3 things on your bucket list?

A. Own a home with a wrap-a-round porch and big yard, learn to box, do my best to make my mom happy (sounds sappy but she?s a big part of my life and important to me).

Q8. If your life had a soundtrack, what?s at least one song that would be on it?

A. ?Retrospect for life? by Common featuring Lauryn Hill

Q9. What is one of your favorite quotes?

A. I?m actually going to give two: The first is from Jim Valvano because I think the speech he gave at the 1993 ESPY Awards was one of the greatest speeches of all time…

?Don?t give up, don?t ever give up.?

It?s short but powerful. The second quote is more of a humorous one from Bobby Knight?

?When my time on earth is gone, and my activities here are past, I want them to bury me upside down, and my critics can kiss my ass.?

By the way, it?s not a coincidence that they?re both sports related. I?m a huge sports fan, so that came naturally.

Q10. What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?

A. I was going to say the internet, but I?ll take that further and say high-speed internet. Could you imagine if we were still using dial-up nowadays?


Stay tuned for next month’s “Meet the EN Team” where you’ll meet another member of our staff!

3 Comments Meet the EN Team: Chris Root

  1. d

    Hi Chris! Nice interview! I actually think a salmon/coral colored shirt brings out blue eyes more. Try it! 🙂

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