23 Apr Meet the Team: Rob McClain, CTB
Here at AMT, we’re still working from home, but we were able to catch up with Rob McClain for this week’s Meet the Team. Rob’s been with AMT since 2002 (that’s a long time), and part of the McKinney clan for a while longer. He even married one! We think you’ll enjoy getting to know Rob a little better with this week’s questions!
Favorite beer or wine?
Favorite music? Favorite show? Favorite performer?
Music: 4pm Country
Show: Curb Your Enthusiasm
If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be?
My favorite donkey . . . Sea Biscuit
Favorite podcast? Sports team? Sport?
Podcast: The Rewatchables: a film podcast from the Ringer’s Bill Simmons and a roundtable of people discussing movies they can’t seem to stop watching.
Sports team: The St. Louis Cardinals
Sport: Axe throwing, of course.
Married Lauren in 2005 in Estes Park, CO. We went to a brewery before the wedding, so I knew she was a keeper.
Kids: Nora is 9, Grant is 6, Alex is 2, Mei (dog) is 9,and Coleman (cat) is 3.
If someone gifted you an elephant, what would you do?
Buy a bigger pooper scooper.
Are you a Skittles or M&Ms guy?
How long have you been in transportation?
I started in May 2002. Michael called and asked me to come to work for AM Transport. Prior to that, my only transportation experience was as a passenger.
What do you do at AM Transport?
I am the Chief Operating Officer. More importantly, I am the 1/2 lb jalapeno cheddar porkburgers delivery guy!
What apps, gadgets, etc. can you not live without at work?
R2BQ our mobile cooker. I say this even though Jason usually fires it up on days I’m not going to be in the office.
What do you listen to when you are in the car?
Kidz Bop. For those of you who don’t have kids, it’s a station of compilation albums featuring children singing and covering contemporary and clean pop songs, made more appropriate by changing any explicit lyrics.
Best Christmas gift you ever received? Best Christmas gift you ever gave?
Received: Baby Jesus
Given: I bought my mom a set of wooden spoons when I was about 9 or 10 years old. She broke everyone one of them on me. I think she really liked that gift.
What are you currently reading?
The Adventurer’s Son by Roman Dial
What’s the funniest thing that happened to you recently?
I went fishing. Not that funny for most. However, I’ve never been fishing nor do I know how to fish, but my son asked me to take him so I did. I caught six absurdly small fish. I don’t think the fish view me as much of a threat.
Thoughts on garden gnomes?
Do they scare frogs away? We have a lot of noisy frogs around our house. I don’t like frogs.
Favorite Power Ranger?
Eh . . . I’m more of a GI Joe guy.
What’s your superpower?
I can grow a pretty solid mustache over my lunch hour.
How do you recharge?
Little Sip of Sunshine, a skinless jalapeno cheddar brat, and The Cleverlys.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Don’t eat the big white mint.” –Wade Garrett