USI Employee Spotlight: Devon Gates

 In Employee News

Learn a little more about Devon and check out how he answered the questions below….

• Before working at USI what was your most unusual or interesting job that you had?
Worked at Jimmy Johns and competed in a sandwich making competition.

• What are you currently binge watching?
Not binge watching but the rotation is Abbott Elementary, Will Trent, Power, Ted Lasso and Bel Air.

• If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Ability to fly.

• If you could learn anything, what would it be?
Every language known.

• When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A pilot or a basketball player.

• What is one food that you cannot resist?
Most food lol

• Where is your favorite place to be?
The beach or with family/friends.

• What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Face to face conversation.

• What is the best piece of advice that you have ever received?
Your continued actions are a reflection of who you are as a person.

• If you had 1 free hour each day, what would you do?
Nothing at all.

• Do you have any strange phobias?
The sound of Styrofoam rubbing together.

• If you could add one thing to the USI office, what would it be?
A lounge room.

• What has been your favorite project at USI?
The Cobblestone properties.

• What is your favorite part about working for USI?
The family atmosphere, everyone looks out for each other.

• People would be surprised if they knew what about you?
I had the opportunity to sing and play viola at Severance Hall.

• What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Pay off my student loans and a vacation.

• What was the best concert you ever attended?
I’ve only been to a few but Jazmine Sullivan.

• What are you passionate about?
Family, trying to be the best version of me.

• What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Went wakeboarding.

• What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
Seafood boil.

• What are some of your pet peeves?
Someone who’s always complaining or never thinks they’re wrong.

Want to chat with Devon about an upcoming project you think USI would be perfect for? Send him an email here!