Bye Bye Brook!

Brook, near the center, pulling off his best CEO impersonation.

In June, we invited Brook Negussie to intern with us. Brook had recently graduated from Global Connections High School at Tyee Educational Complex in SeaTac, Washington. He is an avid cyclist, participating in three consecutive Seattle-to-Portland rides through Cascade Bicycle Club's Major Taylor Program,  and has an unwavering interest in engineering. (If you attended Cascade's Bike to Work Breakfast, then you may remember the awesome speech Brook gave.)

His first day he blew us all way; dressed to the nines in formal business attire, he stood out like a beacon among our jeans and t-shirt clad group. His dapper wardrobe was just the first layer of presentation; he wore a constant smile and had a ‘good morning’ ready for everyone he saw. He worked hard and was willing to learn whatever you were willing to teach him. He approached tasks with determination and a skip in his step.

His internship ended this month. As a farewell there was a ping pong tournament, we had pizza and everyone dressed to impress. Much improved from our normal office attire, Brook inspired us.

As he starts fall quarter at the University of Washington, among his peers, we wish him all the best in his day to day endeavors and the adventures that lay ahead.

May your Windsor knot continue to be perfectly presented and that skip stay in your step.