Our team is like one big, happy family, so every new hire means welcoming another member to the Expensify family. In July alone, the Expensify team grew a crazy 26%, bringing the total number of full-time employees from 24 people in January to our current number at 45.
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Name: Mich, and/or That Awesome Person Over There
Alter-Egos, if any: Mighty Mouse, Spunky, David’s son, Wito’s son, my little brother’s little brother
Hometown: Mexico City
Expensify Job Title/Role: Design Engineer, aka the Designer and the Engineer
When did you start working for Expensify? August 2010
What is the most exciting project you’ve completed so far for Expensify? The Expensify Experience redesign
When you’re not fine-tuning expense reports that don’t suck, what projects do you work on in your off-time? Improving my drum skills and watering my personal blog
(From the Proust Questionnaire)
What is your greatest fear? Spiders and other creepy crawlers. And tall people.
What is your favorite occupation (way of spending time)? Rockband drums (see below)
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Shortness
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Tallness.
What is the quality you most admire in a man? In a woman? These two questions express a heteronormative culture and are not very encompassing of non-binary gender identified people, so I will not answer them.
How would you like to die? Flying.
With all the work our team is doing to make our help pages even better, track down some bright new candidates, expand our product offerings, and bring our newest addition on board (welcome, Matt!), we haven’t been blogging as often as we’d normally like.
There’s been a lot of speculation out there about just what type of person works at Expensify (ho, ho, ho), and we thought we’d start taking the opportunity to introduce ourselves. And who could resist starting with a post dedicated to our lovely office mascot, Lemony? Just look at her!
Lemony loves to snuggle and attack her friend LambChop, freaks out when her dad (CEO David Barrett) leaves the room even for a second, and gets more excited about a bowl of water than I have ever gotten for anything in my entire life. Her passion is such that she is prone to drinking so quickly that… well, it immediately comes back up (aka “water bulimia,” according to her dad, David). She holds the same passion for food of any kind (want proof? Check out the video below.)
Although she is over two years old and fully grown, Lemony is the eternal perfect puppy. Lemony’s office days (typically Tuesday and Thursday, when she doesn’t have doggy day care or important out-of-the-office business meetings) are always our favorites. Lemony is responsible for office morale, heading up in-office galloping competitions, and making important business decisions like “You guys should relax for a while,” and “This water is top notch; let’s get more!”
Three cheers for Lemony and all the other office pups out there!