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June 2022 Employee Spotlight: Danny Atkinson

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Serving with honor & integrity at Knight since 2014

This month's employee spotlight is on Client Support Center Technician Danny Atkinson! Originally from Harlingen, TX, Danny has been working in Knight's Client Support Center for over 8 years. In this article, we learn more about what keeps Danny busy outside of work, what his hobbies are, and what he likes best about working at Knight!

Do you have any certifications or degrees?

I have a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Public Law and minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin.

How long have you worked at Knight Security Systems and why have you chosen to work here?

I’ve worked for Knight Security a little over eight years now. I was looking for a place to work where I could learn new things and showcase what I can accomplish. I started as the SecurePlan Administrator and later was promoted to CSC technician. 

What has been your favorite memory/achievement while working at Knight Security Systems?

My greatest achievement with Knight has been to see how far I’ve come as a support technician and the amount of knowledge that I’ve gained over the years.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Every day presents a new challenge and I have an opportunity to learn something new to improve my skill sets.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I don’t have much spare time, but when I do I like to work on my garden, write music, and go swimming.

What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy woodworking, gardening, and writing/recording music.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Sleep more than you work. Work more than you party. Party as much as you possibly can!

What is something about you that may surprise your team to know?

I’ve developed a very odd skill set in my lifetime. I’ve been a studio drummer, chocolatier, stage manager, property manager, worked in retail, sales, line cook, volleyball referee, assistant operations coordinator, music recording artist, admin, and now I’m software support technician. With my band I’ve been privileged to travel around Middle America on 3 separate tours. Some famous acts that we have been honored to share the stage with have been Split Lip Rayfiled, David Allen Coe, Aftroman, Reverend Horton Heat, Hank Williams III, and Everclear. In my past I’ve recorded on 7 different albums with 4 different bands and playing 3 different instruments.

What are your 4th of July plans this year?

Just going to spend a day at the pool with my wife and doggos!

Here's what team members have to say about Danny:

Danny Bass

"Danny is a great teammate. He is always positive, and will actively hunt for solutions to problems. I have rarely had the pleasure to work with someone who was so able to learn and use new skills even outside of their normal experience. Danny is a valuable asset to the team, and can always be counted on to help out above and beyond.”                                                                                                                                               -Sean Fitzgerald

“Danny is a great example of a team player. He is always ready to assist, wearing many hats and always learning. I am very grateful to have someone like him in our CSC to provide support daily to both customers and his peers.”                                                                                                                                                 -Liliana Garcia Blythe

"Danny Atkinson is a pleasure to work with. Although we don’t speak often, each time I have worked with him, Danny has ALWAYS been kind and willing to help when possible. Danny is a knowledgeable source. Having a supportive colleague is what every employee desires in the workplace, I appreciate your hard work and dedication Danny thank you for being who you are! Simply Awesome!"                                                                                                                                   - Nikki Atkins