Employee Spotlight – Aaron Francois

Name: Aaron Francois

Title: GIS Manager

Hometown: Sherrard, Illinois

Family: I’ve been married to my wife Kyra for 10 years and have two children Henri (9) and Evelyn (4).
I also have a Yorkshire Terrier, Rupert (10) and a feral rescue cat, Binx (1).

Last book you read? Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

What do you like most about working at Waggoner? I appreciate the flexibility of the work schedule and collaborating with my peers.

What project has had the biggest impact on your career? Working on FEMA’s RiskMAP Program has allowed me to grow into a managerial position within the company, and has opened my eyes to the impacts of flood mapping on Mississippi’s communities. 

What’s your favorite sweet/candy? I’ve been trying to cut down on the sweets, but who can resist Girl Scout cookies? 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time outside of work? I enjoy playing video games, working on cars, and attending various conventions with my Jurassic Park Jeep.

If you didn’t work in your current job, what would you be doing? I would use my talents to protect our natural resources. 

What’s your secret talent? I am truly a Jack of all trades.  I’ve repaired numerous vehicles, built firearms, designed and built a custom arcade cabinet, built my own gaming computers, repaired phones, and small electronics,  designed t-shirts, and I enjoy cooking.  If I put my mind to it, I can accomplish almost anything.