Fun Facts About Tundra
 
What We Call Ourselves
Tundrites. Although, the marketing team once got creative and came up with Tundraroos.
Do you have an odd talent?

54% of Tundrites claim that they don't have a talent, but the other 46% had some pretty amazing talents to share. Here's a few of our favorites...

  • Cherry Picker
  • Curl My Tongue
  • Depends On Who You Ask
  • Does Whiskey Consumption Count?
  • Double Jointed
  • I Am Extremely Annoying
  • I Can Bend My Fingers At The Middle Knuckle Without Bending The Top Knuckle - Go Ahead And Try It
  • I Can Swing Higher Than Anyone Else On The Playground
  • I Can Unclog Any Toilet
  • I Coined The Phrase It's Easy-Peazy-Lemon-Squeezy
  • I Make Chainmail Jewelry And Have Done Standup Comedy
  • Internet Detective: I Can Find Information/Media At Lightning Speed
  • Knitting - Not Odd I Guess
  • National Pogo Stick Champion
  • Odd?? I Make Jewelry And Can Sing. Are Those Odd??
  • Organizing
  • Whistle Dixie Through My Nose
  • Wicked Banjo Skills
  • Yes- I Can Mimic The Sound Of A Cat Getting Sucked Up By A Vacuum Cleaner
  • Yes, I Can Blow Bubbles Out Of My Eyes; Weird, I Know
If you can be one age for the rest of your life, what would it be?

The average age was 28, but there were a lot of responses about being young enough to not worry about paying bills or getting hangovers... college years maybe?

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

27% of people would rather be enjoying sunrays in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji, and 7% are perfectly happy right here in Colorado. One person that said they'd love to be on a jet plane going anywhere, and another person said they wanted to go to the core... does that mean home?

Tundra Travels The World
What is your favorite thing about Tundra?

51% of our team said that their favorite thing about Tundra was the people they work with! Oh, that's nice; you should like the people you work with, because that's part of what makes a team.

Speaking of team, 18% of the team said that it was the community here at Tundra that they loved – and 4% of them said that they were happy that it wasn't a corporate environment!

Of course 6% of the team focused their attention to food – free coffee, the bbq's, random free lunches and cake day! We also had a few people and departments specifically mentioned, like the IT department and Joel White. But our favorite response was for our founder Michael Lewis, "When he says he's "living the dream", I believe it."

Other votes were for "casual day, every day," "Friday Fundays," and "making customers happy with their Tundra experience."

Where were you born?

Even though Colorado is known for having transplants (meaning the majority of Colorado residents weren't born here), the bulk of our team were actually born and raised here: 33% claim to be Colorado Natives!

Where We Were Born
Have you lived in a foreign country?

73% of us have never ventured away from the good ole' USA. But those of us that have, have lived in some pretty nice places, including:

  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Guam
  • Iran
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • North Korea
  • Panama Manila
  • Spain
  • Sweden

And 8% answered the question with a polite "yes"

Want to see the funny replies? Of course you do (we've got some creative people around here)...

  • Boulder at times seems like a foreign country
  • Yes, Aurora, CO
  • Only Mexico; for a few days
  • Not that I can remember
  • Nope - left Colorado once... It was terrifying
How many languages do you speak?

Of course everyone answered that they can speak at least one language (English), but other interesting answers were...

  • American Sign Language
  • Canadian
  • French
  • HTML
  • Italian
  • Pig Latin
  • Persian
  • Klingon
  • Spanish
  • Gibberish
  • Turkish
  • Bad English
  • Vietnamese

We actually got a lot of replies for Bad English; so we added it.

What's your favorite food?
What's your favorite food?
Do you like to cook? If so, what's your specialty?

Not surprisingly, the majority of us here at Tundra like to cook. We had an overwhelming 85% that responded that they not only enjoy cooking, but specialize in some amazing meals...

Do you like to cook?

And since we got a couple people that mentioned their specialty was ice, we thought we'd share our favorite ice recipe (be sure to read the comments, that's the best part).

What do you like to do outside of work?

The majority of people said they enjoyed spending time with family and friends, skiing/snowboarding, biking, hiking, and traveling. There were also a lot of people that mentioned that they enjoy music – listening to it, going to concerts, going to festivals, etc. Other top picks included:

  • Camping
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Drinking (yes, going to the bars, but also visiting breweries and wineries)
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gardening
  • Hockey
  • Yoga
  • Hunting
  • Making Jewelry
  • Watching Movies
  • Reading

Other random one-offs included:

  • Anything Athletic
  • Anything In The Mountains
  • Baseball
  • Be Lazy
  • Be Ridiculous
  • Being Outdoors
  • Boating
  • Body Surf
  • Card Making
  • Classic Films
  • Coaching Little League Baseball
  • Comedies
  • Dance
  • Exercise
  • Get Out of The House
  • Go Shooting
  • Go To Church
  • Hang Out With My Cats
  • Kick Boxing
  • Knit
  • Long Boarding
  • My Artwork
  • Off Roading
  • Outdoors
  • Photography
  • Play
  • Play Video Games
  • Play With My Computer
  • Pogo Sticking!
Do you have pets? If so, what kind?

We've got such a big variety of pets around here we could have our own petting zoo. However, the team members that claimed to have a falcon, aardvark and wolverine may have to keep their pets at home.

Our varieties of animals include cats and dogs (of course), fishes, turtles, chickens, ducks, hamsters, birds and frogs.

Who's the pet winner?

32% of us share our lives with a dog and another 21% share our lives with a cat. And surprisingly, 16% of us have chickens – fresh eggs are fantastic!

What's something interesting about you?

Of course when you ask such an odd question, you get odd responses. Our team gets more and more interesting as these questions go on...

  • I am in school studying to be a medical biller and coder
  • I am secretly a super hero to my wife and nephew
  • I enjoy helping others
  • I have a huge middle toe
  • I have a HUGE scar on my leg (almost a foot long) from failing to successfully climb through a barbed wire fence
  • I have a third nipple
  • I have over 85 stitches on my face
  • I have played hockey since I was 5
  • I have six toes on my left foot
  • I have two middle names
  • I learned to fly small airplanes when I was younger, and I lived in Ecuador for 2 years
  • I like stuffed animals
  • I love Ice Hockey!
  • I love the water and the ocean; I learned to body surf when I was 6 years old, now I get back to the beach whenever possible
  • I must have at least one liquid vacation a year - beach with waves
  • I rarely wear underwear and if I do, it's usually something exotic
  • I sing really well and have perfect pitch
  • I studied abroad in India
  • I'm a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.. which also happens to be the bane of my existence
  • I'm a first generation college graduate in my family
  • I'm a super hero
  • I'm a two time state champion high school cheerleader
  • I'm amazing
  • I'm awesome, or I'm smart, which goes along with general awesomeness; I once got full credit on a test in college for the following question and answer: Q. Define Bill of Attainder, A. An attainment of bills in which bills are attained
  • I'm freaking amazing
  • I'm one of the good guys
  • I'm retiring in South America
  • I've been the same size since I was 16
  • I've climbed El Capitan in Yosemite
  • I've lived in 3 of the 4 corners of this country
  • I've seen well over 200 concerts
  • My husband
  • My middle name
  • My right leg is half the size of my left
  • My sense of humor
  • There's most likely nothing I don't know about baseball
  • When I was younger I "tested" water-proof fireworks in the only water source I could find - out toilet; having blown the wall out of the toilet's bowl, allowing water to flood the floor, I met my parents in the garage with "I know you always say telling the truth is better than you finding out later..."
Batman
Have you ever seen something amazing? If so, what was it?

We were able to divide this up into 9 different categories of amazing awesomeness...

Explorer

  • An avalanche on the Swiss Alps.
  • Anything from a helicopter is amazing
  • Every day I get to look at the beautiful Colorado Mountains
  • Routeburn Track
  • I saw Mount Rushmore, That was pretty neat
  • I've seen sharks in the ocean while I was in it with them.
  • 8 bull moose happily hanging out together
  • Paris
  • Porpoise rolling off the port of a sailboat I was on in the Virgin Islands
  • Stood in a jungle downpour and swam in the Amazon.
  • The view while skydiving over the front range was pretty amazing.

In the Skies

  • I once saw a meteor fall out of the sky - it was HUGE! It also caused the ground to shake in Montrose!
  • I once saw a meteor streak across the sky really, really low in the mountains
  • Meteor shower during a concert at Red Rocks.
  • A lot of falling stars. Always make sure to make a wish!
  • An amazing sunrise on my way into work.
  • Double Rainbow
  • Full Moon
  • A Double Rainbow
  • Northern Lights
  • Sunrise over the flatirons!
  • Yes, I met God, she's hot.

That's What I Have to Say About That

  • Amazing is in the eye of the beholder, what's amazing to me might not be amazing to you! I've been to a lot of amazing places, seen a lot of amazing things, but as far as life changing amazing. Nothing really comes to mind.
  • My optical spheres have viewed a lot of amazing things/people/events. I can't place one over another.
  • Too many to tell.
  • Well that's a tough one.
  • Yes. But it wouldn't seem very amazing to most.
  • I see amazing things everyday!

Love Those Kids

  • 2 babies being born
  • Child birth
  • My granddaughter being born
  • My children born.
  • The birth of my kids

Our Team

  • Arturo Rodriguez playing beer pong...Extremely Good!
  • I saw Lenny answer a question wrong once and admit it.
  • I saw Marcus Payette without a shirt, once.
  • Mike Moody actually smiled, once!

Love Those Sports

  • I saw the first ever triple play by the Rockies at Coors Field
  • Recently, was watching the Colorado Avalanche knock out the #1 team (Chicago Blackhawks) off their winning streak 6-2!!!
  • Shooting the curl on a wave. Most amazing sight you can ever see.

Random, But Amazing

  • A politician did something good.
  • The Pixies live

Historical Point of View

  • The fall of the Berlin Wall
  • YES. WHEN CELL PHONES FIRST CAME OUT

It's All About Me

  • Every morning in mirror.
  • Myself
What are you most proud of?

75% of our team was most proud of their family, friends and themselves. It seems that between education and overcoming obstacles, we have a pretty happy crew that's worked hard at making it to where they are today.

Oh, and one person said they were happy that they found Waldo. He is hard to find isn't he.