Employee Spotlight

Brian Wachutka - November Featured Employee

Brian has worked with technology in educational and business settings his entire career. He brings this experience to his work as IT Support and Web Developer at J. Murphy & Associates. When he’s not troubleshooting tech problems, Brian can be found in his garden, out on a bike ride, or tinkering in his home workshop.

Briefly describe what you do in a day.

Each day consists of a combination of working on staff members’ actual devices (making sure computers are interacting with printers, etc.) and working with software (email system, website, etc.). 

The interesting thing about IT is working with and connecting with other IT professionals throughout the day to solve software and other IT issues.

What is the best part of your job?

Helping others is the best part of my job.  There is great job satisfaction in being able to solve IT requests. I am happy when I can support the talented staff and clients at JMA. 

What is your proudest moment at JMA?

Recently I was tasked with setting up the IT and wiring/cables for the move to our new office space.  This is the first time that I have had the opportunity to perform this type of work and I really enjoyed it and the move was successful.

What are three words to describe yourself?

Optimistic, problem-solver, empathetic

What’s one thing we wouldn’t necessarily know about you?

I spend a lot of time listening to music.  Each week I research new music that is coming out to find out what I like. I also like to share music with other people.  I took piano lessons when I was younger, and I would like to get back into piano during this Covid winter.

What is the best meal you’ve had?

Stuffed Lobster in Salem, Massachusetts right on the harbor.  Every bite was delicious, and the view was incredible.