In this FastModel X’s and O’s feature, we’re excited to introduce Zach Tooley, our Product Manager. An avid outdoorsman with a passion for hockey & basketball, here’s his story:
What’s your name?
What’s your hometown?
How many years have you worked at FastModel Sports?
About 2 and a half years
What’s your current position at FastModel?
What’s your favorite thing about working at FastModel?
My favorite part about working at FastModel is being able to work with basketball staff’s all across the world. Since we have become endorsed by FIBA it has opened the door to new opportunities for us. It’s very rewarding to see that we can help bring innovation to leagues all across the globe.
What’s an interesting fact about yourself?
Growing up in CO you kind of naturally have a knack for the outdoors, so I would say an interesting fact is just that I love all things outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, you name it i’m in.
Who’s your favorite sports team?
What’s your favorite sport event you’ve ever been to (in person) and why?
Hockey. Growing up in sports and specifically basketball, Hockey was always a great way to escape work and be able to cheer on our favorite hometown team, the Colorado Avalanche.
You got a dog at the beginning of 2020. Tell us more about Tillie!
Yeah, my girlfriend and I got Tillie in January of 2020 and she has kept us on our toes since. She’s a purebred yellow lab that we adore greatly. She’s hands down one of the best dogs i’ve ever had and is in training to be a waterfowl hunting dog. She absolutely loves the water and her and I are looking forward to getting out this next hunting season.
You’ve been on some really interesting trips. What’s the best trip (or tournament) you’ve been to?
That is a tough question, but I would say one of the best places I have been is Australia. I was fortunate enough to live there for a short period of time and have traveled there a couple times. It’s a wonderful place to visit and look forward to going back some day.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite hobby?
Really depends on the time of year for me, but if it’s summer I’m probably playing golf or fishing and if it’s fall/winter I’m probably going hunting or skiing.
Do you have a daily mantra/routine?
My daily morning routine is pretty simple, get up early with the pup and take her for a nice walk around my neighborhood.
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