Evan Thorkelson CONNECTIONS Bio

Published On: November 19, 2014

Quality Assurance Manager

Years at Bay: 1

Quick Facts:
Born in Cleveland. Two amazing parents, older sister Elise and two younger brothers, Erik and Elliot. Grew up in Cleveland, West Park area still lives there now with girlfriend, Stephanie. Graduated from St. Ignatius High School and Miami University.

 
What are three things you have a passion for?
1. Friends and family 2. Sports (NBA, NFL, playing basketball) 3. Retro gaming (Nintendo, Sega)
 
You have to give up one food forever and eat only one forever. What would they be?
I would give up Brussel sprouts; I can't stand them and have tried to like them on many occasions with no luck.
I could eat tacos forever because you can doctor them up anyway you want and not get sick of them for awhile.
 
What are your proudest accomplishments professionally and personally?
Becoming a Quality Manager at Bay Corporation and buying my first house.
 
What are your favorite things about Cleveland/NE Ohio?
The weather! At least 3 out of the 4 seasons. I like the relatively easy going demeanor of people here. There's plenty of stuff going on here but you don't get the extra hustle and bustle of major cities. We also have excellent restaurants, breweries, and sports teams.
 
Would you rather...
Eat a worm or go bungee-jumping?
Bungee-jumping seems a lot more exciting than eating a worm.
Be a cat or a dog?
Dog in a heartbeat. They are always having fun or sleeping. Cats have way too much of an attitude.
Only travel by mule or unicycle?
Mule. They have been used for traveling since way back so it must be a decent method.
 
What was your favorite thing about your favorite vacation destination?
Punta Cana Dominican Republic in 2008 was my favorite. It was the first and only time I've been to the Caribbean. Weather was perfect. And it was the first time I was ever at an all inclusive resort.
 
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a cop when I was young to take after my father. Even though he enjoyed it, he highly advised me to find another career choice due to some of the experiences he had.
 
What is one thing that nobody knows about you?
I can juggle pretty well. I learned early in high school and rarely do now, but I still got it.
 
Who will be the first Cleveland sports team to win a championship this century?
The Cavs, and it will be this upcoming year and probably a couple more in the next five years. Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love are going to be one of the best "big threes" I have ever seen on an NBA team.
 
If you could have the ability to teleport for one day, where would you travel?
To the bottom of the deepest depth of the ocean. There is so much undiscovered stuff down there.
 
If you could have the superpower of your choice, what would it be?
Psychic abilities - like Professor X from X-Men.
 
Best and worst summer job?
Best summer job - Lifeguarding at Impett pool in West Park. Got great pay, worked two miles from home, and pool hours of 11:30am to 8pm allowed me to sleep in and still have time to do something at night.
Worst summer job - Never had one because I had the same summer job from high school through college.
 
If you could have dinner with anybody, who would it be?
Bernie Kosar - he was the last of the best quarterbacks Cleveland had and experienced a lot of success here, which I was never able to experience.
 
What came first, the chicken or the egg?
I'm not sure what came first but I last ate an egg.
 
Why does glue not stick to the bottle?
Elmer would know the answer to that...
 
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