You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Ziglar
Meet one of FrogSlayer’s Senior leaders, Tim Scott! He joined our team this year with ~20 years of experience in the industry. Tim was born in Albuqueque, and found himself deciding between Texas A&M University and the University of Southern California. When TAMU offered him a scholarship he couldn’t refuse, he chose College Station as his next home and majored in Computer Science with a minor in Visualization. He felt motivated to stay in College Station after his now wife, whom he met while attending TAMU, had already found a job she enjoyed here and after finding a job for himself with a local software company.
What led you to software development and consulting?
My parents bought me a Commodore Vic-20 computer when I was in grade school and the only fun thing to do on it was to type up codes for games. In high school, I thought I wanted to be a chemist but during some summer internships in Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, I found myself spending most of my time there working on/with computers. This felt natural and I really enjoyed it, so I chose to graduate in Computer Science – but this was also after deciding whether I should major in Film, another hobby and passion of mine at the time.
What led you to FrogSlayer?
After graduating in 1998 with my bachelor’s degree, I went to work for a local software company where I learned a lot, not just technically, but also how-to bring value to clients and understand their business. From there, I went on to work for another company where I learned just how much I really missed and enjoyed the consulting side of this industry. I then found my way to FrogSlayer after being intrigued by their approach to solving real world problems in the best interest of the clients. And now, here I am!
What’s your favorite part of being a consultant?
Solving my clients’ problems is the best part of being a software consultant. Having the ability to see and understand the value and, even more so, the emotional impact it has on them when we hit the right spot is why I enjoy doing what I do.
What are your hobbies?
I have many! Currently, I volunteer with the local Search and Rescue Team. We’re called out for lost and missing people with our K9 teams. I also enjoy training our 2 dachshunds in Dachshund Spots with my family and I recently joined an Improv Troupe!
Where do you see the world of technology in 10 years?
My hope is that technology is less ubiquitous, but more useful and benign.
Tim not only brings experience professionally to our team, but also life experience. His personable and dedicated approach to everything he does is contagious and he’s a true example of the kind of person every team needs. “I really love working at FrogSlayer and most because of the people – we’re all pulling in the same direction and everyone is enthusiastic with great attitudes unique to themselves. This makes ‘work’ fun, interesting, and a great place to be.”