The Counterpart roster has officially broken into the 20s with the addition of team members Dan Eakle and Debbie Davis! Dan joins Counterpart by way of Arete Software, where his primary focus was mastering the ASP.NET framework. Debbie brings to the team more than 20 years of IT system and business analysis experience. We’re very happy to welcome them and their invaluable expertise to the family!
Dan Eakle, Software Developer
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
What brought you to Counterpart?
I knew Jake (fellow developer) from college. We started playing Pathfinder together and kept in touch through board games. After Jake started here, he talked about how wonderful everything was. I really liked the idea of deliverable-based schedules versus strict traditional work schedules and hour tracking.
What are you most proud of?
My wife, Marina! She is the epitome of 21st century woman.
What’s your favorite board game?
It depends on the group I’m playing with. If it’s casual people – Catan. For more strategy, Stone Age. Axis and Allies is also way up on my list. I am starting to lean more toward video games.
No constraints, what is your dream job?
A dog handler! Something with dogs that allows me to interact with them as much as possible without having to take them all home.
Ruling out computers, Chromecast! I love how they managed to get a small device to be able to work so well with so many third-party apps.
What are you known for?
Probably my love of deep strategy games.
Debbie Davis, Project Manager
Hometown: Chicago, IL but Indy is home.
What are some of your goals for this role?
I’m really eager to grow my technology vocabulary and become fluent in all of the different technologies we work with.
Do you have any pet projects or other community passions?
Now that my children are grown, I’ve stayed involved in my church’s youth groups in various capacities. It’s very important to me to help build and grow our leaders of tomorrow. I’ve also been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.
What inspires you?
My faith drives a lot of my actions, but people inspire me too. The more I look at and appreciate different generations, the more I realize how we can all benefit from each other.
Beverage of choice?
A frozen strawberry margarita with my nachos!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I don’t get many opportunities to share my creative side. I love decorative painting, and gardening and landscaping—I have a bit of a designer side to me.
If you could choose one song to play every time you walked into a room, what would it be?
“Happy” by Pharrell