This week on our employee spotlight, we get to know a little more about Dan Montejano, who has been with PRN for just over a year. Dan has worked as a technical writer, AS400 ID administrator, transition manager for IBM, and has even been an Uber Driver. His current position at PRN is Field Services Technician where he helps with the helpdesk, field services, and works as an escalation point to resolve issues. He loves the challenge of never really knowing what is going to happen next. What seems like a simple request can become something truly complicated to figure out, and that is the thrill Dan loves. It’s an ever-changing puzzle. The most rewarding experience so far for him has been designing and building Colorado Health Institutes new server and server room. He loved getting to see how all the pieces fit together and work cohesively.
Dan moved to Colorado from Texas when he was just 2 years old, but has since lived in 36 different states. You could say he’s from everywhere. He loves to golf and he’s happiest when he’s up at the crack of dawn getting ready to tee off on whatever golf course he can find himself on. He also loves movies, music, and nerf gun modifications. His favorite book is the classic, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, and his current favorite movie is the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but there are far too many for him to have a permanent favorite. The person he most admires is Justin Frustenfeld, the lead singer of the band, Blue October. Dan has two cats named Peak-a-boo and Donut.
Something interesting about Dan is that he has wrestled alligators and walked in a lake of 35 gators with NO safety cage. Apparently, his son can’t wait to try it himself.
When asked what his favorite motto is, Dan said:
“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee
Dan’s childhood aspirations were to grow up and live a life better than what he had, and he is apparently doing just that. When asked if he could be anything or anyone, he said he was pretty happy just being himself. We think he’s pretty great as well.