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Joule Case Spotlight: John Ritchie

Meet John Ritchie, Solutions Engineer, that has been an integral part of Joule Case's journey since 2018 when he joined as one of the company's first employees. With a unique blend of technical expertise, dedication, and a shared passion for innovation, John has played a pivotal role in shaping the growth and success of Joule Case. Let's dive into his remarkable story, exploring his experiences, motivations, and the impact he's had on the company.

Q: What led you to work for Joule Case?

A: Attended University of Idaho with both James Wagoner and Alex Livingston. I had known James prior from paintballing together. James had just moved back to Boise and we reconnected. They both asked me to come in and give them some feedback on an early idea and I was brought on board in 2018.

Q: What's a typical day look like for you in your role at Joule Case?

A: Answering install/technical questions, overseeing product production, building custom components, and general tomfoolery.

Q: What about Joule Case's mission inspires you?

A: Making power easy for the average person, producing clever results with simple products, being a small enough company to be nimble in our scope of work.

Q: Which movie or TV show do you quote most often? What is you favorite quote?

A: Likely Dumb and Dumber. "Swimmy.. swammy.. swanson.."

Q: What's something most people don't know about you?

A: Either that I'm a pretty accomplished paintballer or that I had dreads for four years

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: Two cats - Carl and Cash

Q: What was your first-ever job?

A: Custodian at a furniture store

Q: If you could meet any living person for dinner, who would you pick and why?

A: Dalai Lama. I saw him a long time ago and I was fascinated by his calm demeanor. I think he has a lot of history behind him.

Q: What do you love to do outside of work?

A: Paintball, video games, photography, hiking

Q: If you had to play one album forever which one would it be?

A: Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone? - Harvey Danger

Q: If you could have a lifetime supply of anything, what would it be?

A: Paintballs

Q: What’s #1 on your bucket list?

A: Something involving travel. Not #1, but I really want to go to Japan.

Q: What is a fun fact about your family?

A: Both my parents and oldest brother (3 of 5 of my family) are psychologists. There was a lot of "..and how does that make you feel?" growing up.

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