Our clients will know Charles Henson as the Vice President of Nashville Computer in charge of the day-to-day work flow and operations of the company. But I wonder if they would understand the depth of knowledge and talent that job entails. If you think about how fast technology changes you will realize the agile mind it takes to stay on top of this ever expanding industry. Add the ability to apply that technology to business wisely and then share this knowledge with employees, clients and colleagues all over the United States. That will give you a good picture of Charles Henson.
I asked Charles some questions to help us get to know him better. Here are some fun tidbits you may not know about Charles:
Question: Where are you from originally?
Answer: I was born in Missouri but moved to Parsons, TN when I was in middle school. That is where I graduated from high school and where my parents and one brother still live today.
Question: What jobs have you held in the past?
Answer: When I was 15 years old I would get off the school bus at the full service gas station where I pumped gas. I worked seven days a week there and Sundays were the days to wash the telephone company’s trucks. I still can't believe they let a 15 year old drive those huge 10 wheel trucks to go wash them.
Question: What is your favorite part of IT?
Answer: The smoke and mirrors of how it all works. To be able to type a message and have it delivered halfway around the world in seconds has always wowed me. I love walking into an office where everyone is throwing their hands in the air in frustration and when I walk out I feel like the knight in shining armor that just slayed the fearless fire breathing dragon.
Question: What do you like to do when you are not working?
Answer: I love riding roller coasters; the bigger and faster, the better. I spend a lot of time hanging out with my son. We are always heading to the Y or the park. Every evening is a new adventure. My life outside of work revolves around family.
Question: What is unique about you?
Answer: I recently traveled to Ethiopia taking a 3 week trip through the South and also spent time on Safari. In preparing for this trip I purchased several soccer balls to bring with us. While riding through small rural towns, I would see children playing soccer with rolled up clothing made into a ball. I would have the driver stop and would give a ball to the kids having the translator explain that it was a community ball for everyone. You would have thought it was a gift straight from Heaven as these kids were praising Jesus as I walked away. (In the picture below the object I have in my hand is the ball they were using.)
If you would like to hear Charles speak
Two Free Lunch and Learn Seminars
“What Every Business Owner Must Have In Place NOW
To Guarantee A Fast, Easy And Painless Recovery Of Their Data After A Disaster”
Speaker: Charles Henson
May 2nd and May 7th * 11:30am - 1:00pm