Jodi Krikke has been a part of the ADS family since 2018. Her passion for technology, photography, and digital imaging makes her a valuable member of our Human Resources and Accounting team. However, Jodi is much more than just a helpful presence behind a desk at work. Her diverse range of interests and talents adds depth and creativity to her contributions in and out of the office.
Q: What made you interested in the smart home tech industry?
As someone with a background in photography and digital imagery, I am naturally drawn to the latest advancements in technology. I find it fascinating to explore the possibilities of what can be accomplished with apps and other tools available these days!
Q: What smart home tech device can you not live without and why?
Apart from my Amazon Alexa, I can’t imagine living without my home security cameras. They provide me with a much-needed peace of mind by allowing me to check on my pets throughout the day and ensure that everything is in order.
Q: What do you love most about your job at ADS?
I love my coworkers! We’ve created a great work environment where we can be comfortable just being ourselves. I also love the dog-friendly environment because I’m a huge animal lover – being able to have a puppy snuggle from time to time truly makes a positive difference to my workday.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
I have done amateur and professional photography for years, so whenever the weather is nice, I like to wander about in the desert taking pictures with my camera. But when it’s extra hot outside, I like to spend my time in the movie theater with a good movie and a bucket of popcorn. I also enjoy using my creativity by spending time painting and writing.
Q: What are you currently reading or watching? What’s it about and why do you like it?
Two series that I find very intriguing right now are “Night Agent” on Netflix and “Night Manager” on Amazon Prime. “Night Agent” is packed with action, politics, and FBI agents, while “Night Manager,” based on the book by one of my favorite authors, John Le Carre’, is full of espionage and dramatic twists and turns. Reading wise, I am currently halfway through “Dracula’s Son” by J.S Barnes, which takes place after Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” I’m also reading “Exiled,” the story of John Lathrop by Helene Holt. The book is about my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather who had to flee from Europe to America due to his efforts in advocating for religious freedom.
Q: How do you decompress after a hard week?
I like to enjoy a good strong margarita along with a binge-watching session. Or if the weather cooperates, a nice moderate hike out in the desert with my camera.