This month in our employee spotlight, we get to meet Joseph Bagwell, a specialist here at PRN. Joseph works on tickets and supporting our customers and has been with us for 8 months. He enjoys assisting others and helping them learn better ways to do things to improve the efficiency of their jobs. Joe also enjoys the challenges presented and uses every opportunity to learn something new.
Prior to joining PRN, Joe worked at his family restaurant, Beltrans Meat Market from the time he was 11 until he was 18. He has also worked at Comcast as a COMM tech Level 3 installer and is a member of the United States Coast Guard. In the coast guard, he was a fireman aboard the USCG Cutter Reef Shark in San Juan Puerto Rico and was an information systems technician petty officer in California and Kansas. The most interesting job he has had was conducting search and rescue missions and drug and migrant interdictions. Joe is currently the only Coast Guard member working in Cyber Security at NORAD/NORTHCOM.
Joe was born in Ft. Stewart, Georgia, and was raised in Denver Colorado and Las Cruces, New Mexico. He comes from a huge family with 5 boys and 1 girl and therefore has hundreds of cousins and other relatives. He admires his parents who are small business owners and are always fighting to move forward and come out on top. Joe would like to be more like his grandfather who he has always looked up to. He was a positive person that never judged Joe and always pushed him to follow his dreams.
Since he was a child, Joe has wanted to be in the IT field. In fact, he always annoyed his family when he was younger because he would take all their electronics apart and learn how things work. Although, at that time, he wouldn’t always get them back to work.
Joe likes any book he can learn something from, and his favorite movies include Finest Hours, Lonesome Dove, and Vision Quest. His favorite superhero is Batman. Joe is happiest when he is working at the family restaurant, hunting, fishing, or going to Rockies games. He also has two dogs named Marks and Rommel.
Joe’s favorite motto is “Semper Paratus” which means always ready.
We are lucky to have Joe as a member of our awesome team here at PRN!