Meet the Team: Thomas Bell

We love each other. No really, we do. We think you should love us, too. Today we are continuing our series that lets you get to know our “army of awesome.” Meet our new Account Manager, Thomas Bell!

1. How was your first day of work at ARPR?

The first day was great! The team did a great job of welcoming me and helping learn how ARPR works. It made me excited to be here.

2. What song best describes your work ethic?

“Fake Empire” – The National

3. Describe your ultimate sandwich?

Being from NJ, “fat” sandwiches were all the rage (especially once ingested). Mine would include chicken tenders, mozzarella cheese, cheesesteak meat, French fries, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce. IT WORKED, OK?

4. Which two celebrities (dead or alive) would you pick to be your parents?

I don’t think I could ever replace my parents, but Oprah would make for a great Godmother.

5. What is your biggest non-work related achievement?

Anything, where I got to learn a new skill, is an achievement. Learning to play the drums, learning to ski, learning to sail or learning how to engage in small-talk (probably the hardest) are all great achievements.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Repeating myself in a conversation.

7. Describe yourself in 3 words.

Observant, nonchalant and humored.

8. Your life would be meaningless without…

My family and laughter.

9. Favorite board game?

Me, an intellectual: Pokémon Monopoly

10. Where did you grow up?

Highlands, NJ – the end of the Earth

11. Favorite thing about the tech industry…

It’s ubiquitous. Everything is technology nowadays so it’s great to be involved in an industry of industries.

12. If you could bring one piece of technology to a remote island, which would it be?

A boat seems like a good choice.

13. If you were a Star Wars character, which would you be?

I will trust my instincts – I would be Qui-Gon Jinn.

14. What would I find in your refrigerator right now?

Some leftovers, some beer, always milk.

15. How would you explain what the Internet is to your 5-year-old nephew in one sentence?

The internet is like a cloud, ever-changing and moving, with the ability to be anything you can imagine, but with no true form.