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AmyReyes
Community Manager

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It’s time for our January Member Spotlight!

 

For this Member Spotlight, we are recognizing @rbnielsen. Since joining in late 2017, he's written 444 posts, received 374 kudos, and authored 17 solutions. He consistently shares his expertise with others in the forums. Thank you for being a valued member of the Meraki Community, @rbnielsen!

 

@rbnielsen with his family in the background@rbnielsen with his family in the background

What is the picture you chose and why?

This picture was taken on a day where I simply needed to pull the plug on everything, after we had just eaten dinner. Let a messy house be a messy house, and head out to a nearby beach. It was getting towards the end of summer, with one of the last few days of somewhat nice weather. In the background is my wife, Michelle and two daughters Emily and Freya. We spent the evening enjoying the sun setting behind us, all the while Freya collecting seashells. Afterwards, we went to a nearby town, had an ice cream although it started to get a bit too cold, before we headed home again.

 

I think it's important to sometimes just pull the plug and focus on yourself and your family and cherish it. Sometimes you get lost in the corporate life, and you get a tendency to forget what's important around you.

 

Tell us a bit about your background.

Background in Electrical Engineering, with a masters degree in telecommunications. Turned to Network Engineering, and haven't looked back so far. 😊

 

What keeps bringing you back to the community?

The help and feedback you can get from the community is inspiring. 😊

 

What is your favorite IT-related movie or show? 

I've always had a sweet spot for The Matrix😉

 

What would you rather do?

Go skydiving!

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Scene you chose?

Mountains

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Thanks, @rbnielsen! Share your questions for him below in the comments, or simply say hello! 
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7 Comments
Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

A gem stone in our community @rbnielsen

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

Great story @rbnielsen .

BrettHoshaw
Comes here often

@rbnielsen well said and thanks for sharing.  Extra kudos for the skydiving and mountains too

CptnCrnch
Kind of a big deal

Great to having you here @rbnielsen!

rbnielsen
Head in the Cloud

Thanks! Always a pleasure to be part of this fantastic community. 🙂

BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Awesome story and great to see people "unplugging" and spending time away from work, keyboards and server rooms. 

Brash
Head in the Cloud

"I think it's important to sometimes just pull the plug and focus on yourself and your family and cherish it"

Wise words. Can't agree with this more.

Thanks for sharing mate.

Always nice to get to know the person behind the avatar. 🙂

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