Q: How long at the company?

A: I have been with PhishLabs for 6 months.

Q: Where in Charleston do you live?

A: I live in North Mount Pleasant.

Q: What drew you to working in Charleston?

A: I moved to Charleston in 2006 because my brother was working here in tech and kept telling me how much he liked working in Charleston’s tech community.

Q: What’s something exciting you are working on right now?

A: I can’t speak about our technical work for security reasons, but I will say that the mission of PhishLabs in preventing, protecting against, and fighting phishers is really exciting. We wear the white hats, we are the good guys and there’s a great sense of pride in that.

Q: Why do you think Charleston is a burgeoning tech sector?

A: Charleston is such a fun, energetic, scenic community, that it’s a natural location to recruit great, young talent. Of course, tech companies have realized that the weather, the history, and the culture here make it an ideal location for their employees and thus their headquarters.

Q: Best advice to those looking to move to Charleston for work?

A: There is lots of opportunity so it’s important to spend time in the interview making sure that not just the position, but the company is right for you, and you for them.

Q: What does Charleston Open Source mean to you? (In 5 words or less)

A: Connecting Tech Talent

Q: What's your motivation for working in Charleston?

A: Living in Charleston is like being constantly on vacation while you are also accomplishing your goals at work.

Q: What does Charleston tech community have to offer over other cities?

A: First, I think other cities could take note of how the laid-back attitude and desire to cultivate creativity has drawn in technical talent. Also, I think more big businesses should have hubs here for technical departments

Q: It's the weekend - what do you do in Charleston?

A: You’ll find me at the beach most weekends! There are also amazing family activities like going to the children’s museum or aquarium, walking around during second Sundays on King, hitting the Farmer’s Market, or going to one of the Charleston county parks.

Q: Your not-to-miss spot in Charleston?

A: I would have to say the beach at Isle of Palms is my favorite spot in Charleston though Waterfront park is a close second.

Q: Describe living in Charleston in ONE word.

A: Dynamic

Q: Favorite Charleston event?

A: I love Restaurant Week, so I can experience great restaurants like Circa 1886, Hall’s Chophouse, and Grille 225 at discounted rates.

Q: Favorite Charleston experience?

A: I love going on a harbor cruise and being able to see the Ravenel bridge from the water. The bridge is an iconic landmark, it symbolizes Charleston to me.

Q: Only in Charleston __________.

A: can you run into Bill Murray at a Riverdogs game!

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