Who are you and what is your role?
Lucas – Data Management Officer
What was your first impression of vHive?
I love seeing technology being applied to new areas. So, seeing how vHive is striving to improve animal health by using technology is really exciting.
If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing instead, or what would your life be like?
I really enjoy building new things so something like carpentry.
What has been your biggest achievement or success?
Completing an Access to Engineering Diploma alongside my GCSE Maths and English at the age of 27 and then going on to complete a degree in Electronic Engineering are my biggest achievements.
What is your must-read book?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Who is your inspiration?
I wouldn’t say he is my inspiration but someone who I have recently found inspiring is Simon Sinek. He has some great videos and books about business and leadership.
What’s your first memory of working with animals?
My pet rabbit Candyfloss. It was hard work cleaning out that hutch everyday…
What’s your personal philosophy?
One morning two young fish are swimming in the ocean. They come across an older fish who waves happily and says ‘Morning friends! How’s the water?’ they nod in acknowledgement and swim on. Once they’re out of sight, one turns to the other and asks, ‘what the hell is water?’
I think this joke perfectly illustrates how we can go through life and not even see the most obvious of things. Let alone the less obvious. Therefore, we should seek to understand other people’s perspectives before passing judgement or making decisions and try and act with humility in everything we do.
And can you tell us something weird or interesting about yourself?
I was home educated from the age of 5 to 15 by the legend that was my Mother.