J. D. Birks (a.k.a. Google)
J. D. grew up in Sterling, Virginia and graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2017. Before working at Birks Financial full-time, J. D. worked on federal government contracts in cybersecurity and software development with Booz Allen Hamilton and ManTech. In addition to working at Birks Financial, J. D. is a Sergeant in the Virginia Army National Guard where he drills once a month in Leesburg, Virginia. J. D. and his wife Aubrey live in Arlington, Virginia with their yellow lab Moose.
What have you been up to lately?
In 2018 I decided to read every Pulitzer-prize winning biography of American presidents. So far I've read Truman's, Adams', Washington's, Jackson's, and Teddy Roosevelt's. Currently I'm reading Grant's, and Lincoln's is up next.
What is your fantasy job?
Is it cheating to say this one? I love learning, and by extension sharing what I know. My ideal retirement is one spent teaching, perhaps history or U.S. government in a high school.
What are your wardrobe constants?
Like President George H. W. Bush, I am a fan of 'fun' socks. If it is fashionable, someone else bought it for me.
What is the catchphrase you use the most?
In the wise words of Jocko Willink, "Good".
Most humbling moment (lately)?
Failing Ranger school.