Getting to Know Jeff De Meyer
Title: Senior Technologist, American Family Insurance
Based out of: Madison, Wisconsin
Former Job: Computer Technician, American Family Insurance
What do you enjoy about your work: I enjoy finding unique solutions to unique challenges
About your family: I am married (16 years) and have one daughter (8.5 years). My wife is from Dublin, GA. I met her while taking a class in Program Design and Development at a technical college in Athens, GA. I grew up in Wisconsin although I was born in Cass County Missouri and lived in Washington D.C. until I was 5 (my Dad was Marine). I grew up in Stevens Point, WI and joined the Air Force upon graduating from High School. The Air Force landed me in Georgia where, as stated above, I met my wife!
Favorite 3 movies of all time: Must I only pick 3? I used to work at a movie theater and I see lots of movies even to this day!! But, if I must stick to three: Forrest Gump, Jaws, Braveheart.
Favorite book: Believe it or not, I don't do a lot of reading (don't have time). However, I have enjoyed reading (more than once) "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S Lewis.
Favorite hobbies: Fishing, bowling, cooking, watching movies.
Interesting fact about yourself: I was a meteorologist when I was in the US Air Force. I spent four years doing that job. The job took me to the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War (1990 - 1991). I got to set up satellite communications for transmitting weather info in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
The attached photo is a family photo. From left to right is me, my daughter, Kayla, and my wife, Kristi.