Alex RhodesSales and Marketing Director

    With the company since: September 2015

    “I started working here because I love music and I want to help people. It’s my responsibility to be sure we stay in touch with our families and associates, we reach out to new families and therapists who can benefit from iLs, we answer questions (even the hard ones) and that our sales and marketing teams do all we can to help as many people as possible through iLs. That, and make sure the office coffee pot is full at 10 am.”

    His hobbies include writing, playing and recording folk music, hiking, biking, skiing, backpacking, cooking up different dishes with my wife, quoting NPR stories, watching college basketball (Go Heels!), listening to (pretty much any genre of) live music and waiting to find out what funny things his daughter will say or do next.

     

    IMG_7143Fun facts about Alex

    Random fact about you: In 9th grade I received a perfect score on the state Physical Science exam

    Favorite book or movie: Drinking with Strangers: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt by Butch Walker

    Chicken or egg: Fried…either one. Oh, which came first? Well, attempting to identify the instigation of a circular pattern is usually an exercise in futility. Buuuut, sure. I’ll give it a shot. First off, you need OV-17 (protein) to make a chicken egg. Eggs can’t be made without it, and it’s found in female chickens. Now, I know what you’re thinking: chicken, right? But wait! By all accounts, the existence of OV-17 is most-likely the result of a mutation. That’s right. Long ago existed an early egg-laying species that over time produced a sort of “proto-chicken,” which laid proto-chicken eggs. In one of said eggs, there was a mutation that led  to a selective advantage, producing an egg from which hatched a fluffy little chick that then went on to lay chicken eggs. Soooo, you see, due to a mutation, a “proto-chicken” made a chicken egg. Therein, the egg came first. Truth. NPR did a story about it…and (to bring it all back home) both are delicious when fried and paired with biscuits and cheese.

    If you had a super power, what would it be and why: Flying. Do you know how much you’d save on airfare? Not to mention security wait times.

     

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