Meet Allen! Allen hails from Portland, Oregon ("a weird place") and he has been an assistant at Fancy Hands for longer than most: since April 2012. Keep reading to see what else Allen has to say about polyphasic sleeping, dance moves...and more!
What has been the most memorable task you've handled? Helping one of our clients find their lost dog. We created digital flyers and emailed/faxed them to hotels, restaurants, pet stores, humane societies. We called dozens of proprietors along the beach. It took a few days but we found that little dog.
What is one interesting fact you've learned from a task? Let's see...polyphasic sleeping...Quantified Self...Cold Shower Therapy...I love the fact that I learn something new every day. Whether it's something about myself, serving the client, or subject matter the client needs an assist with, my horizons are constantly being expanded.
What are your hobbies? I work for Fancy Hands.
What is your favorite karaoke song? Yeah, right. If I am singing something must be wrong with the universe. But I love a round of Boston's Rock and Roll Band.
What is your spirit animal? The Beagle, loyal, playful, and keenly led by the nose.
What is your favorite kind of ice cream/froyo? Vanilla- there are literally 100's of ways to dress up a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world? Someplace where it rains less than nine months of the year. But more to the point,
What is your go-to dance move? Scientists have found that women rated male dancers higher when they performed large, variable movements of their head, neck, and torso. Male dancers were also considered "good" dancers if they displayed fast bending and twisting of the right knee. I would say if you need a go to move thats the one to do.
Who is your biggest inspiration? My wife. She accomplishes so much in such little time. She has an infinite amount of time for a husband and children and still figures out how to impact literally 100's of families over the last 15 years. She is amazing.
What are some of your favorite apps (technology)? Reminder is a great app-keeps me on task; Square Up lets me accept credit card payments like the big dogs; and of course I love Dropbox.
What do you want to say to the Fancy Hands community? Thank you, for allowing me the opportunity to assist. You make my life better.