Employee Spotlight: Zach Schnackel

At Blue Ion, we realize that our work is a reflection of who we are as individuals and our success is a direct result of all the different personalities, talents, P90x life experiences, and weird senses of humor that each of our employees brings to the table. This diverse group of Husky Lovers dedicated employees is what makes Blue Ion so freaking awesome.  To celebrate these differences, we’re going to be highlighting one employee every week (except last week, because I was on vacation) so you can get to know us a little better and learn what makes us tick. This week’s Employee Spotlight is:

Zach Schnackel

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What are your Nicknames?
Z-Man, Zach-Attack, The Burgermeister

What would be the title of your autobiography?
“A descent into utter confusion”

When you were 6 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Brett Favre. Not a thing, a person. I know – creepy.

What would you like to be famous for? 
Being awesome. How cool would it be for someone to say, “That guy… he was pure awesomesauce”

What celebrity do people think you look like? 
Colin Farrell. Yay because he’s awesome ‘n all… I’m a pretty big-deal, so can I say myself?

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If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? 
The power to believe it’s not butter… because I still can’t tell.

If you were a cupcake, what flavor would you be?
Peanut-Butter Fudge – not because that describes me, just because that’s all I want right now.

What one food do you wish had zero calories? 
Peanut Butter + Nutella (see… there I go again with that, I’m pretty hungry right now)

If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? 
By now in the questionnaire, you probably know.

Zach Daydreaming

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? 
Depends – are either of those things a delicacy in any countries?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? 
Lamb Stomach (thanks Rich).

Which cartoon character would you most like to switch lives with?
Roger from American Dad

What was your favorite toy as a child?
Black Power Ranger… boom!


If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?
Queen at Live Aid

If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Blue Moon. Give me a break, I’m not a connoisseur like you, ya lush

What’s your Smurf name? 

If you were a Crayola crayon, what color would you be?
Burnt Sienna… because I heard it in a Family Guy joke


What is your theme song?
“I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness

If your house was burning down, what’s the one thing you would save?
I’ll go ahead and be “that guy” and say, “why myself, duh.” Does stuffing your wife and two-dogs in a duffle bag count as one thing?

If you were to write a self help book, what would the topic be?
“What not to do when you think you’re a handyman”

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
Dragonball Z. Screw it, yay Vegeta!

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Thanks to Zach for being fun to work with and always watching my cats when I go out of town (fo’ free!). You can follow Zach on DribbbleInstagram, and Twitter (and his nifty programming/developing website). You can also learn more about all things Schnackel by visiting our main Blue Ion site.