GET TO KNOW US
Aaron, an Australian import, plays for the Boston Demons, an Australian Rules Football club.
Favorite sport: Hockey
Favorite movie: Moonrise Kingdom
Cat lover: Dad to black cats Mowgli and Zara
Aili’s dream gift is a swimming pool, which may be easy to make happen since she never specified what size….
Favorite snack: plum candy
Favorite book: Grimms' Fairy Tales
Dream trip: Mars
Xan’s family owns land in Germany, where the village gallows once stood.
Favorite movie: The Graduate
Favorite animal: Red Panda
First job: Writing tutor
Both of Drea's arms bend backwards. Significantly.
Local watering hole: Creek Oyster Bar
Favorite band: Avett Brothers
Favorite country to visit: Italy
Contrary to popular belief, Andrew is sadly not heir to the Dolce & Gabbana fashion empire.
Favorite book: The Little Engine the Could
Favorite sport: Snow skiing
Favorite Film: Forrest Gump
The first time Ann-Marie flew on a plane she was six months old. The second time she flew on a plane she was 30.
Favorite movie:The Holiday
Dream trip:The Maldives
Favorite book:Night by Ellie Wiesel
With an arm span of over 6 feet, our Dutch transplant Anton can give some pretty big hugs
Favorite sports team: AZ Alkmaar
Favorite movie: Sen to Chihio no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
Favorite hobby: Photography
Ben doesn’t put effort into teaching his cats new tricks.
Toast order: Currently working through the menu
Favorite movie: City of God
Most played musician: In these last 3 months, according to last.fm it's Robyn
If you need a dance partner, Benn is the one to ask– he’s a swing & blues dancer.
Favorite movie: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Favorite animal: Liger
Favorite book: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
At one point, Brea played soccer for the Delhi state team.
Favorite snack: The many flavors of CHEEZ-ITS Favorite movie: Zootopia
Favorite sports team: The Indian Women's Soccer Team
Favorite Book: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
Brian was at game six of the 2008 NBA championship– you know, that one that the Celtics won, their first championship since 1986.
Favorite restaurant: Sweetgreen
Favorite sports team:Celtics
Favorite book:The whole Harry Potter series
Bryan is another resident Phish fan and a recovering attorney
Hidden talent:Still hidden, even to me
Favorite restaurant:Myers and Chang
Bryant has relatives who were on the Titanic and survived.
Favorite hobby: Ultimate frisbee, acrobatics and gymnastics
Favorite app: Pocket Mortys
Favorite concert: Aerosmith at Fenway
Cara’s hobby is the art of combining mango salsa and hint of lime tostitos chips. YUM.
Favorite season: Hands down, summer
Favorite restaurant: Cook & Brown, Providence RI
Dream trip: Hawaii
Favorite movie: Almost Famous
Name an instrument and chances are Caroline can play it. Our resident multi-instrumentalist can play 14 instruments.
Favorite sports team: Go Pats!
Favorite movie: eXistenZ
Favorite hobby: Game writing/design
Chris is made of ~60% water. The other ~40% is mostly nachos.
Favorite hobby: All manner of sports or competitive activities
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride
Favorite Restaurant: Conrads in Norwood. Phenomenal Steak Tips.
‘Yes And’ is something Christian learned while studying improv comedy. Hold that thought, I’m going to go ask him for a favor real quick…
Favorite app: DuoLingo
Favorite sports team: Springfield Isotopes
Favorite video game: Zelda: Ocarina of Time
As one of the first thousand people on Pinterest, you could say Christine is a trendsetter.
Favorite bar: The Liberty
Favorite game: Banjo Kazooie N64
Favorite restaurant: The Beehive
Claire has a hidden talent for mini golfing, and catching confetti sticks – she snagged the one Matt & Kim threw into the air at Boston Calling
Dream trip: Australia
Favorite sports team: Real Madrid
Favorite hobby: Boxing
Colden was the Captain of Hamilton College’s rugby team.
Toast order: Breakfast burrito, no cilantro spread or salsa, steamed broccoli instead of home fries
Favorite hobby: Gaming
Favorite book: Ender's Game
Colin’s other job is being a Dorm Parent at a local high school.
Toast order: Drunkard's French Toast
Favorite film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Favorite app: Endless Alphabet
Colin is a local rockstar. He was apart of a band that went on tour in Japan!
Favorite concert: Radiohead in St. Louis.
Favorite video game: GoldenEye 007 for N64
Favorite movie: Bottle Rocket
If you ever find yourself in need of a square dance partner, Danny’s your man.
Favorite game: Rummikub
Favorite concert: Radiohead in Mansfield, MA, Summer 2003
Favorite book: Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman
David can sometimes be seen singing along to Party In The USA while driving
Favorite concert:One Direction
Favorite book:The Three Body Problem
Favorite animal: Toss up between Otters and Elephants
David’s a master of change; he attended seven different schools between the 1st and 12th grades.
Hometown: Fuzhou, China
Toast order: Biscuits and Gravy
Favorite Band: Dream Theater
Eddy likes liquid dancing and listening to some death metal– just not both at the same time
Favorite app: Hype Machine
Favorite restaurant: Burgatory
Favorite book: Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
Eric is a collector of cheap, colorful Ray Ban knock-offs.
Favorite movie: Wedding Crashers
Favorite concert: Grizzly Bear at the Orpheum
Favorite person: Bill Murray
Guilty pleasure: Disco
Glen was the Undersea Prince in the Barnum & Bailey circus for a night.
Favorite concert: Going to JazzFest in New Orleans
Favorite app: Glympse
Favorite person: My wife, Susan. :)
Glenn, 'Master of Much at Intrepid', including IT, counts San Francisco as his favorite city he's visited so far.
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Least Favorite Technology: Shockwave Flash
Favorite Video Game: Rogue
If you ever watched seasons 3 and 4 of The Office with the Portuguese subtitles, you were reading Guilherme’s translations.
Favorite app: Vine
Favorite hobby: Trying to reach the utopian 'article zero' on my Feedly
Hidden talent:I speak fluent emoji
It's unclear why he ever tried, but Guy can clap with one hand.
Favorite team: Boston College hockey
Favorite hobby: Recording and mixing music
Favorite film: Finding Nemo
Although Harold was once a cameraman at Kansas City’s KCPT, he hasn’t owned a TV in 5 or more years.
Favorite movie: The Batman from 1989
Favorite book: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Most prized possession: Plastic Man Comics from the 40s
Helen’s a jane of all trades, skilled at biking, hiking, yoga, acting.
Favorite concert: Interpol at House of Blues Boston
Favorite animal: Slow loris
Favorite bar: Lord Hobo
In-house romantic JR met his wife in Kindergarten.
Worst ever job: Busboy at Pewter Pot
Favorite team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite film: Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
Jackie has a knack for picture framing.
Favorite hobby: Skiing
Favorite book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Favorite city: Madrid
We heard Jeri’s planning a 3 week trip to backpack through Europe. Try to save room for us in your backpack!
Favorite app: the 'gram
Favorite bar: Lolita in Copley
Favorite city: Paris
Jim once jammed with world-famous cellist, Yo Yo Ma.
Favorite hobby: Music producing
First job: Paperboy
Favorite book: Kafka By The Shore by Haruki Murakami
Justin can sail pretty well, though he admits he’s a better first mate than a captain.
Favorite book:The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
Favorite game:The Legend of Dragoon on Playstation
Kathy harbors dreams of being a rockstar, so you might catch her practicing guitar.
Friday Night Dinner Location: Korean food in Allston
Favorite Band: The Airborne Toxic Event
Favorite Person: Stephen Colbert
One day, Kerry will be the proud owner of The War Rig from Mad Max: Fury Road. One day.
Favorite movie:Hunchback of Notre Dame
Favorite concert: Muse (just so many lasers)
Next time you hit up a Hard Rock Cafe, grab a glass for Kevin– he’s collecting glasses from every city that he’s visited.
Favorite hobby: Playing board/video games
Favorite bar: Backbar
Dream trip: Ireland
Rumor has it, Knar's second home is Saus.
Favorite city: Madrid
Favorite concert: Typhoon at Brighton Music Hall
Toast order: Good ol' original pancakes
If you need a skiing buddy talk to Kyle. Though winter is his least favorite season, he can’t resist hitting the slopes as often as he can.
Favorite movie: The Mighty Ducks trilogy
Favorite concert: Zac Brown Band @ Fenway
Favorite city: Vang Vien, Laos
Favorite bar: The Junction
Lalitha’s dream trip would include a stop at the Himalayas and a visit to the Egyptian pyramids. (Is there room for us in your suitcase, Lalitha?)
Favorite snack: Bhel puri
Favorite hobby: Singing
Favorite city: Zurich, Switzerland
Have you ever seen a person on a unicycle designing a mobile app? Neither have we. Maybe one day Lauren will show us how it’s done.
Favorite hobby: Oil painting
Favorite bar: DeLux Cafe
Favorite animal: Bernese Mountain dog
Lauren lived in Florence, Italy for four months!
Favorite band The XX
Favorite food: Chicken pot pie
Favorite book: My Sister's Keeper
Lindsay’s family is from an island called Åland.
Favorite movie: The Royal Tenenbaums
Favorite hobby: Photography
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird
One day, Liz would like to learn how to play the theremin, which is perfect because that is the one instrument we are missing in the Intrepid band.
Favorite concert: The Kills at Paradise Rock Club
Favorite bar: chocolate bars
Favorite movie: My Neighbor Totoro
Contrary to popular belief, Lu is not Ying’s brother. (Ok, he is.)
Favorite app:Monument Valley
Name of future yacht:Stove on the Sea
If you need a good laugh, stop by Madison’s desk. We suspect she has an extra funny bone.
Favorite concert:Lana Del Rey at Red Rocks, CO
Favorite person:Kristin Wiig
Mae is our resident Dutch-speaking, baritone saxophone player.
Favorite book: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
Favorite concert: David Francey in a barn in NH
Most prized possession: Cheese slicer from Holland
Had Mark not decided to study engineering, Mark would have gone to Art School.
Toast order: Waffle w/ bananas and a side of bacon
Favorite hobby: Anything that takes place outdoors
Favorite teams: Bruins/Patriots
Mark thoroughly enjoys the Wegmans brand boxed Mac ‘n’ Cheese, which costs $.33/box.
Local watering hole: Fuji
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight. The Joker makes that movie!
Favorite app: RunKeeper
In her spare time, Martha likes to knit for a company called “Sh*t That I Knit.”
Favorite book: Anna Karenina
Favorite animal: Ocelot. Obviously.
Favorite restaurant: Ribelle in Brookline
Matt has been to over 50 Phish concerts.
Favorite hobby: Playing guitar
Favorite film: Back to the Future
Favorite app: Tweetbot
マクシン は、日本研究を専攻しました so if you want to know more about that just ask Maxine!
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride
Favorite book: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Favorite city: Nagasaki, Japan
Don’t get on Maya’s bad side, she’s a black belt in training!
Favorite concert: Avenged Sevenfold in Bangor. There were many pyrotechnics.
Favorite game: Settlers of Catan
Favorite restaurant: Sweet Cheeks BBQ
Meghan beats the agents in solving the puzzles in Criminal Minds. Every time.
Favorite bar: Sonsie
Favorite concert: Mumford & Sons in Hyde Park, London
Favorite game: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone Trivia Game
Michael was once an opera singer and pizza box maker extraordinaire.
Favorite movie: Big Fish
Favorite animal: Direwolf
Favorite sports team: Ferrari. Yes, F1 is a sport!
Nareg (and his mom) were once featured on Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Show.
Favorite movie: The Avengers
Favorite animal: Ninja Lanternshark
Favorite video game: NFL Blitz
Nick once saw the ghost of a bear.
Favorite hobby: Bowling
Favorite city: London
Favorite dinner location: Moonlight House of Weiners, Woonsocket, RI
Pat plays many instruments, including drums, ukulele, bass, and the harmonica.
Favorite band: The Beatles, John Lennon is the best!
Favorite app: 1Password
Favorite movie: Wayne's World(Party time! Excellent!)
Paul dreams of learning how to fly an airplane. One day, Paul. One day.
Hidden talent: Juggling
Favorite animal: Ring Tailed Lemur
Dream gift: A game of catch whenever I want
Hula Hoop contest? Challenge accepted. And we are confident Paula will do circles around you.
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite sports team: Boca Juniors Argentinian Soccer
Favorite hobby: Short story writing
Did you see that? Me neither. Peter is so fast you won't see him coming..or going..or wait..
Dream trip: Geneva
Favorite book: The Martian
Favorite movie: Office Space
Phil is our newest resident hockey nut, but he’s the only one who played semi-pro Super Smash Bros 64.
Favorite book: The Sun Also Rises
Favorite movie: Anchorman
Favorite City: Boston
Rachel likes to put mustard on her pancakes; she swears it’s a good combination of savory and sweet.
Favorite city: Galle, Sri Lanka
Favorite bar: Saloon in Davis Sq
Favorite animal: Elephants
Though not our only colorblind designer, Rads didn’t discover she was colorblind until 8th grade.
Favorite movie:The Dark Knight
Favorite sports team:NY Giants
Rob geeks out over air shows and jets. High performance jets make awesome noises.
Favorite movie: The Fifth Element
Favorite sports team: Springfield Isotopes
Hobbies: Biking, reading, and crossword puzzles. But not all at once.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Russell forgot what a razor looks like. He hasn’t shaved since 2006.
Favorite movie: The Martian
Favorite restaurant: Friendly Toast
Favorite app: Spaceteam
You could say Ryan likes to be on the move: When you live in a sailboat, it’s hard not to be.
Favorite book: Accelerando by Charles Stross
Favorite city: Oslo, Norway
Favorite board game: Original Starcraft
Favorite movie: Primer
Stephen loves cats, and he has two: both are one-eyed cats.
Favorite bar:The Cellar
Favorite sports team:Springfield Isotopes
If you’re ever planning a getaway, Stephen’s your man. He hopes to one day visit the moon. Maybe you guys could head there?
Favorite hobby: bouldering
Favorite restaurant: Yume Wo Katare
Favorite book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
If you’re ever in need of a killer 90’s R&B playlist, Tamara’s the one to ask.
Favorite band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite person: Grumpy Cat
Favorite movie: Wet Hot American Summer
It makes sense that Tetyana’s favorite app is google maps because she enjoys traveling and getting lost along the way.
Favorite city: Washington, DC
Dream trip: Brazil
Favorite movie: Angel A
Tong didn’t know how to ride a bicycle until he was sixteen.
Favorite city: Changchun in China
Favorite team: Boston Celtics
Worst job: Working at a sushi shop named Wasabi
Veronica doesn't know how to drive a car, but she does know how to make marshmallows from scratch.
Favorite restaurant: Au Pied du Cochon in Montreal
Most prized possesion: A cookbook with handwritten recipes from my family, friends, and former chefs.
Favorite movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Vincent is the proud owner of an original Optimus Prime Transformer: mint condition.
Favorite hobby: Jamming on the guitar as my wife plays classical music.
Favorite movie: The Blues Brothers
Favorite concert: Smashing Pumpkings Universal Amphitheater the night they announced they were breaking up.
Given that her favorite season is summer, it’s no wonder Xiaochen dreams of visiting sunny Santorini.
Favorite movie:Home Alone
Ying sets 7 alarm clocks in the morning -- 6:03, 6:35, 6:55, 7:11. 7:30, 8:30, and 9:00.
Really appreciates: Coffee and Cream. You'll often see one or more mugs of this on my desk.
Local watering hole: Meadhall
Favorite book: Cloud Atlas