Get to Know Brendan Holmes, Project Engineer

Get to Know Brendan Holmes, Project Engineer

In case you couldn’t guess, Brendan is older brother to our fearless leader Lliam Holmes. He joined MIS in 2015 and as part of our awesome Projects Team, Brendan has been instrumental in helping with onboarding many of our new clients. He was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and moved to the states when he was 10.

So what’s it like working for your brother? Honestly the same as working for anyone else.  He is fair but we don’t interact that much since I report directly to Karen (Garnto).  He truly does his best to treat me exactly the same as he treats any other employee here. I’m extremely proud of him and what he has been able to accomplish.

Tell us about your family. Sarah and I have been married for almost three years. Combined, we have four kids that all get along wonderfully, Lily and Kelyn are the oldest at 13 (only 2 days apart) then there's Morgan who is 11 and Kian, the only boy at 8.  We have a beagle mix, Frankie that is a goofball as well.

What is your favorite food? Don’t specifically have a favorite, but as long as there is a lot of meat, I’m good

Name something on your bucket list. I want to try hang gliding.

What’s the craziest/funniest/most outrageous thing you’ve ever witnessed/done? I took my younger sister skydiving for her 18th birthday.  Neither of us had ever been and she was the only one brave enough to go with me.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I am actually quite shy by nature

Favorite book? Love the series Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams

Favorite ice cream? Mint chocolate chip

Favorite quote? “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie” – David Mamet

Tell us a little bit about what you do each day. Each day brings something different. It could be configuring phones, setting up profiles, installing computers.

What’s the most fun thing about your job and why? I love the fact that every day brings something different. There are so many challenges that it keeps everything interesting.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work? At this point in my life, the thing I like best outside of work is spending time with my family.  The kids are growing so fast I don’t want to miss a single moment.