For this month's Q&A, I sat down with Jesse Rushworth, a rising star within Vidaris' Existing Buildings team.
Where do you live? What's your commute like?
JR: I live in Astoria, Queens. The subway commute is easy, but it's even easier by bike.
Do you have weird quirks?
JR: Too many to name.
What do you do when not at the office?
JR: Read, go to the gym, watch TV, go to brunch.
What inspires you?
JR: Music and movies.
If you had a super power what would it be?
JR: Time travel.
Best piece of advice you ever got?
JR: Keep your own council.
JR: Frank Gehry’s Dancing House (aka Fred and Ginger) in Prague.
If you weren't an Associate at Vidaris, what would you be doing?
JR: I'd be a therapist.
Favorite lunch spot?
JR: Curry Row.
Favorite school subject?
JR: Sociology of Italy; it was a study abroad course in Rome.
Favorite vacation spot?
JR: Miami, Florida
Most relatable TV character?
JR: Eric Forman from That ‘70s Show.
Tell us about your family:
JR: My mom and sister live in Lancaster, PA. My sister has one daughter – Alexa, and Maisie is on the way next month.
Book read over and over:
JR: I am currently reading Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, which has been in progress for a while, it’s thick as a brick.
Early riser or night owl?
JR: Night owl
iPhone or Android?
Favorite office memory:
JR: Vidaris' Holiday Party 2015. I will leave it at that.
What made you do what you do?
JR: Restoration is all about problem solving – you have to enjoy that, and I do.
Tell us more about your position:
JR: I Started as an Inspector, worked my way up to Consultant and recently became an Associate, all over the course of 6.5 years.
JR: Why not?! We do it all!