Meet System Administrator Darren Myers

Darren Myers has been a member of the Star team for six and a half years. While he’s been a jack-of-all-trades during his time at Star, his main responsibility is to support our end users in the best way he can. Darren started his life in IT by refurbishing and recycling and quality control machines.

Keep reading to learn more about Darren Myers.

What are three words to describe Star?
Progressive, flexible, challenging.

How do you ensure workplace safety?
I ensure the work area of myself and my colleagues stays clean and free of fire and tripping hazards.

What is your favorite TV show?
I’ve always been partial to CW Arrowverse shows. I enjoy watching superheroes figure out new and different ways to take down the big bad guy of the week.

What is your favorite book?
Any technical book I can come across. I’m always working on learning something new!

What do you like to do in your free time?
Being a new parent, I don’t have much free time. The little I do get usually goes towards video games.

What is something people may not know about you?
I collect video game systems.

What is your greatest fear?
Not being able to provide for my family.

Where is your favorite place to be?
The beach.

Favorite movie line/quote? 
“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit; it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do?
Buy a large meal for all my friends and family like a Thanksgiving dinner!

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? 
Nassau for me and my wife’s honeymoon. The water was so beautiful and the weather was great.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Build a machine to bring anything out of movies.

Who inspires you?
My family and friends.

What do you love the most about the transportation industry?
It’s always rolling forward!

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Steak and potatoes with seasoned rice and shrimp skewers.

What was the first concert you ever attended?
ICP.

What music genre(s) do you like to listen to?
Rock.

If you could be a TV show character, who would you be and why?
Lip Gallagher. I feel like I’m always trying to be inventive to better myself.

Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
Nothing worth having comes easy.

How do you define success?
Earning the respect of my family and colleagues.

Dog or cat person?
Dog. My wife bought Maggie, a cocker spaniel mix before we moved in together. Ever since then, I have treated her like a member of the family, she loves to cuddle!

Favorite tradition?
The Holidays. I’m looking forward to my first with my baby girl.

Pineapple pizza… yay or nay?
Nay.

Where are you from?
Northwest Ohio.