Name: Josh Schwartzman
What do you do with Dream See Do?
I help guide the technical building of the product (and have built a large portion of it), as well as work with Jeremy to guide the product and company vision.
How long have you been with Dream See Do?
I founded Dream See Do with Jeremy 5 years ago.
What 3 things are you most passionate about (personal or professional)?
Helping people grow and learn, adventuring in nature, going on around-the-world trips, and using technology to connect people.
What book changed your life?
Path without Destination by Satish Kumar - as an activist for the planet and an author, he inspired me to do my own solo 1,500 mile bike trip in the Rockies during college, and it changed how I experienced nature and gave me the confidence to go anywhere on my own power.
When you aren’t working, what do you love to do?
Re-learning how to garden in the small bit of dirt in my front yard - trying to figure out how to grow the best kale for homemade kale chips without the bugs getting to it first.
Who inspires you the most?
This is a hard one, but my parents and my girlfriend certainly inspire me to love more and be myself. As an entrepreneur I’m inspired by social impact innovators who work to make the world a better place, such as Muhammad Yunus. Writers such as Viktor Frankl inspire me to live with purpose and a zest for life. And both of my grandfathers were such amazing makers and teachers, I aspire to be like them.
If you could take a trip anywhere in the world right now, where would you go (money is no object)? I’d be sampling delicious food in Istanbul, Turkey, or maybe trekking the soaring peaks of Patagonia.
What are 3 goals you’ve set for yourself for this year (personal or professional)?
To continue to be a better engineer and engineering mentor, by building robust APIs and creating easy-to-understand documentation as well as efficient test coverage. To build more community with friends by hosting at least one dinner party per month. And lastly, to keep healthy by swimming and doing yoga at least 3x a week.
Thank you for sharing yourself and your brilliant work with us, Josh! Check back next month for another Team Member Spotlight, and be sure to read up on previous posts on Lana, Cathy, Lindsey, and Jeremy!
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