Thursday, July 11, 2013

Meet Graham Cornelis!

The blend of art and science. 

Graham is one of our finest Rental Consultants and has managed some of our largest and most complex events.  Graham has a cult following in our widely recognized Newsletter within a monthly section named "Where's Graham?" In that section, we chart his travels since he is certainly our road warrior, from Georgia to Maine and all points in between and beyond.

Born in Mount Kisco, New York, his family moved to Connecticut when he was in 2nd grade and he's been a CT resident ever since.  An industry professional for over 32 years, Graham has been with Stamford Tent for 15 years.

A happy whistler, he can always be heard coming from across the office. Playfulness along with an introspective nature, Graham is a great person and a valuable member of our team.

Here's more about Graham in his Q&A:

Best Part of Your Job:  
"In some jobs people say “it’s the same old same old”. While it's true we do a lot of tents, each client and project is unique. The blend of art and science. The art is in the design. The science is in detail of building something that will work. All these factors make this a very interesting and challenging career. I have not been bored in 32 years."

How did you become a Minnesota Vikings fan?  
"As most long stories, high school, cafeteria, talking sports, easy to be a NY or New England fan. So we agreed to be different. Old school Central Division was agreed upon. One friend got Green Bay, one got the Lions and I got the Vikings. If they ever go to the Super Bowl (ouch they lost 4 already) I will go…."

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
"'The Accidental Tent Man'.

Jon Bon Jovi called me "Tent Man" some years back, as he wore a Superman shirt - true story.  Ya know, Superman/ get it.  So maybe the title would be just, Tent Man."

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
"Does having an Adult Beverage by the Ocean count as activity?"

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be and why?
"I would say 40. Old enough to know better, but young enough not to care."

Most random thing on your iPod right now:
"Not much randomness in what I do ( while that may appear to be a contradiction). I have a deep respect for all kinds of music. I stumble upon something and then I dig deep."

What was your favorite childhood cartoon?
"Wow…since I old when cartoons were in black and white.. there are several.
Astro boy, Eighth Man, and all things Bugs Bunny."

If you could have dinner with anybody at all, living or dead…who would it be?
"While I am not really deeply religious, I think spending time with Jesus Christ would be very interesting.  If that’s too deep, I would settle on Ben Franklin. He did a lot and had the courage not to want to be President."

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