This is our tenth post in the Meet Newmind blog series. If you enjoy it, check out our Meet Newmind posts from past months!
It seems we haven’t turned the corner on winter yet, but this March, we’re bringing you one of the warmest fellas Newmind has to offer: Heath Miller!
Heath heralds from Salem, Wisconsin: a small town without much more than a yellow blinking light, a gas station that’s changed hands more than a handful of times, and The Candy Ranch—the one and only “attraction” in Salem. After his folks separated, they moved to the bustling city of Plainwell, Michigan, where Heath spent his adolescence and early adulthood.
“As for who I am today, well…I am 100% me. While I may come off as an introverted person, logical, and more reserved to those who don’t know me. I am more outgoing, passionate, and extroverted than I let on.”
One thing that brings Heath stability and encouragement today is his relationship with Christ and being part of a healthy church community. Currently, he’s a part of the Radiant Church Richland family, where he helps with running lighting, the Kids Ministry, Kid Konnect, and overseeing the Kids A/V Tech team.
Bringing empathy ingenuity to Newmind
Heath has always been around technology to some degree, but he only dabbled in PC repair before hearing about Newmind Group. About 5 years ago, Heath’s friend Dan Jefferies reached out to see if he’d be interested in working for the company, and he decided to take on the challenge of learning new things and deepening his understanding of technology.
Since then, Heath’s “hat” has changed a few different times as Newmind has grown, but currently he works as an Empathy Engineer—or as you’d commonly refer to as a Help Desk Engineer!
“What I like most about working here is the innovative mindset that people have here. All of my co-workers are funny, smart, passionate people and I love that.”
Heath Miller Fast Facts
How have you been spending your time lately?
When he’s not serving at church and working at a 100 miles per hour pace, Heath enjoys quiet evenings at home chilling out with his rescued cat, Penny.
As for hobbies, he collects retro video games, some tabletop games, arcade games (yep, he’s the reason we have arcade games at the office—hopefully pinball, one day!), some photography, and he’s also tried his hand at voiceover (purely as a hobby).
If you could enlighten every acquaintance you make with one movie and one book, what would those be?
Movie: The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) – This is such a good movie. Adventure, escapes, revenge, love, and a few twists. How could you not enjoy this movie?!
Book: Love Does by Bob Goff – Such a great collection of stories and life experiences. Every chapter is filled with a nugget of truth. I loved it so much that I called Bob to let him know, since his number is in the book. He gave me a call back a few days later to personally thank me.
If you were forced to leave the country for 10 years, where would you go to settle down?
Maybe the Mediterranean—Italy for instance. For the culture and weather.
If you could have coffee with one person from history, who would it be?
Honestly, Jesus Christ. It would be awesome to talk to him in person about how the church of today is doing—and to help clear up some stuff.
Favorite place to eat in Kalamazoo?
I don’t have just one spot really. I like good Mexican, so that means El Gallo – its tasty. I like kicking back a hard cider every now and again, and Shakespeares usually has more than one type on tap. A good cup of coffee is always welcomed, I like Black Owl when it is open. Crow’s Nest has some good breakfast items and lunch is pretty good too.
Mostly, I just enjoy the company of friends when eating out.