Jackson Kennedy: Employee Spotlight
Remember this guy? Jackson Kennedy is our former ad intern turned digital media buyer! Since his intern days he has grown into a digital ad buyin’ and strategizing machine. Jackson still embodies his strong physique and healthy lifestyle, but has said goodbye to his long locks. When it comes to managing a budget, schedule or mastering a video game he makes it all seem effortless. Read on to learn more about what Jackson has been up to these days!
Where’d you grow up?
Good ol’ Lubbock, Texas.
What is your favorite part about working at RD Thomas?
The people definitely make RDT a great place to work. When you have respect from your coworkers it makes work a lot more gratifying.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
Right now I’d spend all day playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That game is a masterpiece.
Netflix or Hulu?
There is a time and a place for both. Personally I use Netflix for binge watching, and Hulu for keeping up with shows week to week.
Favorite pizza topping?
Supreme, but go light on the olives.
Crunchy or smooth peanut butter?
Smooth, but I call it creamy.
Favorite fast food chain?
Chipotle. Chipotle is fast food right?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
NPR & Podcasts
Favorite thing to do in Lubbock?
Watch the sunset.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
There was never just one occupation that stood out to me, but at some point I think I wanted to make cartoons.
Do you make your bed every morning?
Not every morning…but I’d say that most days it gets made.
If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you?
I think it would probably need to be an animated movie; given the option I’d like to be able to voice myself.
Outside work, what do you like to do in your spare time?
When it’s warm I like to spend most of my spare time outdoors. Otherwise, I like to workout and play video games.
What’s the greatest lesson you’ve ever learned?
Courage is not the absence of fear.
What are you secretly good at?
I’m very good at DIY crafts and projects when I have the patience for them.
Three things you can’t live without?
Sunshine, Sleep & Super Smash Bros.
How do you feel about selfies?
Everything in moderation. Personally I’m not a fan of the daily selfie. I believe it marks a tendency of narcissism and places too much importance on physical appearance.
What was the last picture you took on your phone?
Favorite TV show of all time?
Of all time? I guess I would have to choose Firefly. I’ve watched it all the way through at least 5 times. Ten hours and fifty-seven minutes of awesome!
What do you hope to teach people?
Try not to take anything for granted. We often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.
What book are you currently reading?
Comic books count right? Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Favorite line from a movie?
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
What’s your greatest achievement?
I am an Eagle Scout.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A vacation or a new car.
Do you love or hate roller-coasters?
LOVE. Who doesn’t love a good roller-coaster?
If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
The power of flight.
What five famous people dead or alive would you invite to dinner?
Stan Lee, J.K. Rowling, Shigeru Miyamoto, Thomas Jefferson and Terry Crews.
What’s your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving or Christmas. Great food, family and fellowship.
What would you sing at karaoke night?
Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind is generally my go to. Or something pop-punk from the late 90’s or early 2000’s.
First thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
Did I get up to turn the fan off last night?
Favorite country to visit, or wish to visit?
I’d like to be able to travel all over the globe, but in 2006 I spent two weeks in Japan. I’d love to go back!
Favorite movie of all time?
A Knight’s Tale. I’m pretty sure I can quote the whole movie start to finish.
Favorite movie of the past five years?
Deadpool or Logan. I like it when comic book movies aren’t afraid to take the kiddie gloves off.
Favorite Christmas movie?
A Christmas Story. “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Name one thing on your bucket list.
Hike the Appalachian Trail.
Favorite Disney character?
There are so many good ones, but I think I have to choose Aladdin.
You can choose any two people/fictional characters to fight. Who would you want to see battle it out?
Wonder Woman vs Thor
Cutest thing on planet Earth?
Juniper the fox
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
Barbeque Ribs & Brisket
Tell us something we don’t already know about you:
My favorite color is green.