We’re very excited to welcome our newest employee, Enrique Pineda, to the SimplyHome family! Enrique joins our Product Development team.
Tell us a little bit about your professional background and your new role at SimplyHome:
I’m here to solve software problems, regardless of the form factor of the application. What excites me about my role is the creative problem-solving. I get to choose the solution that best meets the needs of everyone involved.
Before SimplyHome, I was a freelance software developer and consultant. I was not always a software developer. Like many people, my work career has taken me on a diverse path. Although I knew at a very young age I would be involved with computers, I took on many jobs that were not related to computers. Every role I took on throughout my working career has helped shape my character and work ethic.
You’re new to Asheville. What are you looking forward to about Asheville culture?
Whenever I travel, it’s always about the local art, the food, and the people.
What’s your favorite place that you’ve lived?
I’d have to say it’s between Seattle and the Philippines.
Name one of your favorite books or films.
Only ONE?! Not possible.
Films on regular rotation: Pacific Rim, Aliens, Godzilla, Prometheus, The Three Amigos, Brain Candy, and Nacho Libre.
Books…highly influential were Object Orientation, Book of Five Rings, Tao Te Ching, Elric of Melnibone, The Ice Schooner.
When you aren’t working, how do you like to spend your time?
Riding my bike, spending time in my hammock, catching up on movies, reading, or going to the sushi bar. All of these activities put a smile on my face.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
My family. We’re a riot together. And we will annoy other patrons.
What’s been the best thing about your first week at SimplyHome?
Doing what I love most in my career: Solving important problems that make me feel I’m contributing something meaningful to someone else’s life.