Isaiah Nordland, Project Coordinator 

How long have you been at Viking?
I’ve been at Viking for about 5 months this time. I also worked as a manual operator over the span of three summers while in college.

Which celebrity would you swap places with for the day?
Probably Chris Evans to play Captain America, but switching with Tyler Heath (lead singer/guitarist for The Oh Hellos) would be great too!

What’s a talent no one knows about?
I write poetry – whether I’m talented at it is debatable

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Europe. I’ve never been so I’d want to see London, Paris, Venice, and Rome, but I’d also love to visit the coast of Spain and the ancient ruins of Greece.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
There’s so much I’d like to learn it’s hard to choose just one! Right now I’d like get a better handle on higher math and plastics engineering.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you’d do?
Invest at least half of it. Then I’d probably buy a couple keyboards and a guitar I have my eye on and enroll in a master’s degree program.

What is something you’ve learned in the last week?
On my personal time I’ve been learning about Villanelle’s- a type of poetry that began in Europe in the middle ages, but has become very popular in the last century.
At work, I recently got to manage a prototype program and got to see a how all of our departments interact to meet customer requirements and get parts out the door. Filling out all the program paperwork gave me a better idea of what information is needed for each program.

Favorite story/memory during your time at Viking?
A lot of people struggle with my name. I often get called Isaac when I first meet someone, and I got a lot of misspelled birthday cards growing up. But back when I was working at Viking one summer during college, I was at a drumbeat meeting and one of the material handlers couldn’t remember my name, so he called me “Jebediah.” The name stuck, and for the rest of the summer that’s what I was known as!