Get to Know eDiscovery Review Analyst, Chris Debose!
Get to know Chris Debose, one of our eDiscovery Review Analysts. Chris says his favorite part of his job is helping clients understand the process of eDiscovery and making them feel comfortable going into large projects – especially if they’re new to the technology. Check out his interview below!
Tell me about yourself!
I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. However, I just relocated to Portland, OR with my husband! It’s been a wild adventure. I’m a quiet nerd, who usually stays indoors and reads or plays games. My more serious interests are usually centered around activism.
What’s the most unique part about working here?
I took over a year away because I felt like I needed to pursue a calling to teach. I never once felt punished or judged for that decision – not before I left and not since I returned, either.
I also cannot think of many companies that would be okay with packing up and moving across the country, so I was nervous when I announced my intention to move to Portland, OR. It turned out to be a non-issue.
What skill do you think everyone should learn, and why?
Math! It’s not just about numbers! It’s about thinking analytically and problem solving, too! If it isn’t obvious, I was a math teacher.
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
When I moved to Portland, we took a weeklong road trip across the country with stops in Vegas, the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, etc., and it was an amazing adventure.
What have been your biggest accomplishments at Elite?
I feel most accomplished whenever I get to hear back about the positive impacts of my work. Those moments stay with me the most.
I have successfully worked on some really big cases, but my favorite accomplishments are usually a bit smaller. I really enjoy problem solving – whether it’s with technology or for a client. I love taking on a unique problem and finding a unique solution.
Who are some of your biggest inspirations within the company?
Jeff Sanders is a total powerhouse. He does everything! I know that I would struggle to keep up with everything he does for Elite.
Brent Beers is really the best person I have ever worked for. It’s a privilege to work for someone who manages and teaches as well as he does.
What was the best concert you ever attended?
Last year, I went to see Steely Dan with Snarky Puppy in Fort Worth with my dad. It was an amazing experience.
What are three things on your bucket list?
Learn to Snowboard.
Buy a huge house and live in it with my family of choice.
Run for political office.
What’s your favorite sports team?
Dallas Stars Hockey. But really, it’s because my husband is a hockey fan and that’s his favorite. I just watch along and try to keep up and learn.
Any advice you would give to yourself back when you were 21?
Learn to open up and put yourself out there. It’s amazing how much you’ll learn about yourself from other people. But you have to make connections first.