We continue our Member Spotlight series with a familiar face—David Weinstein. David is one of our Founding Members and is often seen working with John Schuster. Together, they took over the Workhorse website, made it more SEO-friendly, and are easy to yell ideas to across tables (not that we do that or anything).
It was probably pretty Inception for David to post a blog about himself on a website he manages, but it wouldn’t be right to have this series without him. Plus, ever since he wore an impressive Spiderman “ugly” sweater to our holiday party, we’ve meant to celebrate him more.
Please join us in getting to know our resident joinworkhorse.com manager a little better!
Can you tell us a bit about your work? What do you do, and what do you love about it?
Coming out of school, I was always worried about finding a job in my field (I build websites). There are still a lot of classmates I know who are looking for work. So instead of applying for multiple companies, I decided to build a portfolio of my work and start my company, DTW Designs. My favorite part of my job is its creativity and freedom.
When designing a website, there’s nothing more exciting to me than starting with a blank canvas and seeing the site take shape and form. Plus, there is the added benefit of working my own hours and taking time off, and not sticking to a strict schedule. Contracting started as a way to build a portfolio for a job. Instead, it’s become my life, and I love it!
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What are your interests and hobbies? What’s a fun fact?
So there are two things I am obsessed with, and those would be reality TV show competition games like Survivor and Big Brother, and board games.
I recently did a count of how many different games I have, including expansions, and I am over 50! If you ever need a recommendation or just want to sit down and play a quality game, you can find me at one of the hotdesks.
An additional fun fact is that in 2022, I was the best man at two different weddings, exactly a month apart.
What drew you to Workhorse? What’s your favorite thing about it? What problems does it help you solve?
So, funny story. I work primarily as a contractor with my business partner, John, who you may have also seen sitting next to me at a hotdesk. During the pandemic, John could not work at home because of his family, so we decided to work at my apartment for a bit. To make a long story short, this did not work out, and shortly afterward, we found Workhorse and really felt at home.
If it wasn’t for that situation, we might never have found Workhorse, but I can honestly say that these last few years working here have been the most profitable and the most focused I’ve been.
At home, there are too many distractions and it really does help to keep my work-life balance when I have a separate place to work and a place to cool down. Workhorse is a special place. I can’t imagine my life without it.
Anything else you want us to mention?
I am really interested in creating more of a community at Workhorse and in the general Edmonds area. If anyone is down to start a board game club or other meetups, let me know.
We appreciate everything David does for Workhorse. Now that you know his hobbies include reality TV and board games, you’ll have much to discuss in the kitchenette. We’re excited about his game night idea, too. Who’s in?