Let’s show some love to Sam Grubb, our August Associate Spotlight.

Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
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We are thrilled to pay tribute today to Sam Grubb, one of Edafio’s esteemed Cybersecurity consultants, and an associate spotlight for August. 

The comings and goings of staff are a part of every dynamic organization; therefore, it can be challenging to get to know our coworkers better as people, especially during a time of social distancing. We have to be mindful that our company culture thrives on our exceptional people as much as their outstanding technical skills!

As such, we are finding that our periodic interviews with associates allow us to acknowledge and celebrate the beautiful life stories, amazing professional accomplishments, and even the little quirks that make us uniquely beautiful human beings.

We hope you find each Edafio associate story as inspiring as we do in gathering and sharing them.

Sam Grubb - August Associate Spotlight

What drew you to this profession?  

I really like the puzzle aspect of figuring out how best to secure something or what happened during an incident.  

Have any favorite quotes? 

“I’m going to live forever or die trying.” – Yossarian from Catch-22 

What do you like to do in your free time? 

Write and play video games. I also do Gundam model kits….its an anime and they make little kits of the robots…yeah let’s pretend I didn’t put that in.  

Sam is such a pleasure and  true gem to have at Edafio as a cybersecurity consultant for our clients and I can’t imagine our team now without Sam just one short year later.

He is one of those professionals that you feel like you have been working with a long time when, in reality, it’s not been that long.  His passion for helping others grow and learn about cybersecurity, as well as being a great communicator is inspiring!

Valerie Moring, Healthcare and Cybersecurity Team Lead

When I’m creatively stuck, I…  

Read creative fiction. Read other authors helps me get my own creativity going. 

What would be impossible for you to give up?  

Sour Gummy Worms, my one weakness  

What do you consider your most defining moment?  

I have no idea honestly, maybe the time was asked to present an academic paper on the game Guild Wars at a conference in South Korea.  

What would you do if you had no fear? 

Be a standup/ sketch comedy writer/actor  

If you could spend one day with anyone in the world who would it be? 

Conan O’Brian  

 If I had one core message for the world what would it be? 

Live by the Midnight Amendments: 1. Be Cool! 2. C’mon 3. Niiiice 

When was the last time you did something for the first time? 

I am selling my first house so right now  

What is one miracle large or small that has occurred in your life?  

When I was three years old, living in Germany, I was pretending to be a ninja turtle and cut the cord to my mother’s sewing machine while it was plugged in. This was the late 80s, and the machine was probably from the 70s, so that cord had a fair amount of voltage going through it. It melted two holes in the scissor blades, but the handle was plastic, so it prevented me from being electrocuted.   

Who or what inspires you?  

Creative people who work every day to hone their craft.  

The quarantine can be a time of learning, self-reflection, and personal discovery. That being said, is there anything you would like to share that COVID-19 and this quarantine has taught you? 

Rely on your team to help you both professionally and emotionally.  

Everyone at Edafio has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours? 

You can thank Cheryl Hearne for me being at Edafio. I was not sure about applying, but I saw she was an employee and reached out to her about that job. I decided to apply because she said the company was so amazing. I am delighted I did!

Edafio is always looking for exceptional candidates to join our team. For an opportunity to work with folks like Sam, be sure to visit our careers page to learn more.

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