So Who Am I?
My name is Erick Allas, but you can also call me “CK.” I’m a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology with a B.S. of Information Technology. A short version of my personality is that I’m always optimistic and positive. I do this by taking any situation, good or bad, and actively doing something positive and forward about it. This equates to the happy energy I carry daily. My hobbies possibly tie into this as they include photography, videography, hiking, dancing, magic, rock climbing, meditating, and reading.
I’ve been in the customer support field for ~8 years. My first ~1.5 years was as a Systems Engineer at Cedonix, ~1.5 years as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, and ~5 years at Autodesk. These positions, along with my previous experiences as a barista, have helped generate my passion for helping others. This passion shines through in my customer support. It’s a role that requires patience and empathy along with positivity to help clients reach their best solution for any problem they may have. I strive to improve relationships with customers through empathy and work to push the limits of what customer support means.
I discovered my passion for videography as an adult but noticed that it grew from a young age. In middle school, I got a camera as a present and learned about Windows Movie Maker. I created videos with friends, filmed my own dance videos, and posted them on YouTube as well. I haven’t stopped filming myself or thinking about how films are done. I came to the realization that I could help others with film and was able to update myself on current techniques, software, and hardware. It started as a hobby but was able to turn it into a side hustle where I can help others to realize their visions.
I feel as I’ve joined the 30s group, that the possibilities are endless. As I get older, I continue to accumulate new skills, abilities, and insight into life which helps me be a better person. Each day I try to take what I’ve learned and change it for the better. What I do is for my family, friends, and my future.