Get to Know Gareth Ludeman, Help Desk Engineer

Get to Know Gareth Ludeman, Help Desk Engineer

Since joining MIS Solutions back in January of 2017, Gareth Ludeman has consistently made raving fans out of folks who call in for help desk support. He is part of MIS’s rocking South African brigade that solves a variety of IT issues that pop up for our clients. Outside of work, Gareth is quite the sportsman and hopes to one day climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

He and his girlfriend live in the southern coastal town of Welcome Glen, Cape Town about a mile from False Bay to the east and a couple of miles from the South Atlantic Ocean to the west. Gareth is an avid sportsman and enjoys a challenge both at work and away from the office.

Tell me about your family…wife, kids, pets.  I have a girlfriend I am living with. I have two sons, who look just like me, who stay with their mother. I have six dogs who are all crazy and get far too excited at suppertime.

What is your favorite food? My girlfriend's bean burritos. She uses them as a weapon to keep me in line.

Name something on your bucket list. I would love to watch Liverpool play a football game at Anfield one day.

What’s the craziest/funniest/most outrageous thing you’ve ever witnessed/done? The craziest thing I have ever done is get chased by a herd of Zebra in the middle of the night……fun times. Driving through Mozambique is a challenge in itself as well, but seeing about 30 whales breaching over and over the next morning was totally worth it, and one of the most amazing things I will ever get to see. And of course, my girlfriend is crazy so anything I do with her qualifies as well.

 

What is something most people don’t know about you?  I’m very sporty and will do just about anything when I’m feeling up to it

Favorite book? I can’t pick just one…..I am an avid reader and read as often as I can.

Favorite ice cream? My girlfriend makes a delicious vanilla ice cream with ginger biscuits. Sometimes she makes brownies and puts them in there instead. She uses this against me too. Devil incarnate.

Favorite quote? "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education" – Mark Twain

Tell us a little bit about what you do each day. I wake up, go to the gym or walk the dogs, try to annoy my girlfriend as much as possible, and then spend most of the day working on the help desk. All of this is very rewarding.

What’s the most fun thing about your job and why? I enjoy solving problems, I’ve always enjoyed a challenge and it feeds into that.

What is the most challenging part of your job?  I would like to actually meet the clients, so hopefully, I can come to the United States and visit soon.

 

What do you like to do for fun outside of work? Anything and everything. Walk the dogs, go hiking, swim, read, play video games, relax with my girlfriend while she thinks of ways to bully me……that kind of thing.