Meet us Monday – John Haggard, Technical Education & Development Specialist
What are some of your hobbies outside work?
Sports and video games. I love to watch all sports on TV, but the one I actually still play is volleyball. I was a collegiate volleyball coach for 7 years before entering the world of training. I was a setter in college and play in city leagues. I still play video games…until my wife scolds me.
How long have you worked at Gillette? Do you have a favorite story or memory?
I have worked at Gillette since June of 2012. When I was hired, my background was in adult learning and software training. I had no medical background. Since QCPR was a major focus of my job, I shadowed several physicians. Dr. Tenner Guillaume was the first to allow me to shadow him. Seeing how caring, passionate, and focused he was with the many families and children we saw was very inspiring. That experience really made me realize the impact we can have at Gillette. I know it made me more focused of the work I do, and appreciative of the opportunity I have at Gillette.
Do you have any kids or pets?
I have two boys. Jack is 2 ½ and Max is 5 months. I completely love playing with them and being a dad. I also have a 9lb dog named Doug!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I worked for 7 summers in Alaska, and while there met people from all over the world. The Australians that I met painted one beautiful picture of their home. I have always wanted to go. I was also an Art major in college, so Italy would be a dream to see so much of what I studied.
What is your favorite food?
Italian and Mexican are by far my favorite cuisines. I could easily live on pasta, pizza, enchiladas, and quesadillas.