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Ryan Sheidow


Auburn, NH

What are your technology specialties?

Prior to working at Mainstay, I worked at Applie for three years in retail so I have a pretty good understanding of how any Apple device works. (Which immediately has made me the IT guy for my family).

What was your first memory of using computers?

I have a pretty bad memory but one memory that has always stuck with me would be when Halo 3 first came out (video games are computers too). I remember sitting in the basement of my cousins house, watching him play Halo 3 on his Xbox 360. I was just in awe and wanted to immediately take the Xbox apart and see what was inside.

When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…?

Spending time with my dog, Jax, hanging out with friends and family or going to the gym.

What was the last great book you read?

“Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki. I know it’s client, but it’s poplar for a reason. Very informative and has stood the test of time.

What is a silly or interesting event that you’ve participated in previously, what did you take away from the experience?

I raced in the Head of the Charles Regatta back in 2018 with my high school. I was a coxswain, so my job was to steer the boat, as well as keep the other 8 guys in the boat in check, motivated and focused. What a stressful race!

What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?

I would likely spend it Pentesting or focusing on studying more. I find that after a long day of working, the last thing I want to do is spend more time in front of a computer. I wish I had more time on the weekend to devote to furthering my career. Or scratch all that and just spend time snowboarding.

If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be & what would you do (or why would you do it)?

This is hard because my first answer is Australia because it seems like just such a cool place to visit, however the spiders would make me change my answer to Ireland. I have always wanted to go visit Ireland. I would probably just go and soak in as much of the culture and vibe as possible.

What are you most frequently heard listening to?

Most likely podcasts, and more specifically, Darknet Diaries (Hosted by Jack Rhysider). I am currently bingeing through nearly all 150 of his episodes. I also will throw on some electronic/alternative music if I need to focus and take a break from listening to someone talk.

Favorite sports team?

Nah, region… New England. All and any New England team.