Get to know Aqua and the employees that work day in and day out to provide quality customer service and reliable drinking water to approximately 3 million customers. In this week’s ‘Employee Highlight,’ we spoke to Records and Information Supervisor, Matt Straff.
1. My name is… Matt Straff
2.When I was a kid, my nickname was… Ice Man. I enjoy the cold.
3. My title is... Records and Information Supervisor
4. That means I (do what?)... Try to help employees find their records when they need to reference them years down the road.
5. I work with water for a living, but my favorite water related activity is... lying in the water rafts all day at Seacrets, in Ocean City, Maryland
6.Since I work at water utility, people always ask me... If I can get them free water, in which I reply “Only at restaurants”
7. I love water, because... it quenches my thirst and is my go-to drink. I also love walking outside in the rain.
8. My co-workers don’t know this, but I’m actually a big fan of... Star Wars! Wait, people might know that if they’ve walked into my office.
9. Favorite childhood toy? I think it was called “rami”, but I’m not sure. It had these colored balls that you would have to move levers to drop them into their coordinating numbered designation. Later in life, I found out the game was just a sneaky way to teach me to count in binary.
10. When I was a kid, I always thought I’d grow up to be… Racecar driver or a firefighter. I must have had a thing for Nomex hoods.
11. If I could be one movie character, it would be... a role that Harrisson Ford played, Han Solo or Indiana Jones, because I would enjoy the adventures they get into. Realistically, I would be the government guy at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, hiding the Ark in the archive warehouse.
12. My favorite “guilty pleasure” snack is… The two pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But I’m not guilty about that at all…
13. Don’t tell anybody, but I’ve always had a celebrity crush on... Britney Spears. Our relationship changed a lot after she shaved her head and went crazy though.
14. If I weren’t working at Aqua, I would be... working at the family business and probably fixing their computers when they break every day.
15. Aside from water, my favorite drink is… Innis and Gunn’s Rum Cask Oak Aged beer.