Employee Spotlight – April 2017

Danny Begley - Support and Training

Name: Danny Begley
Birthday: May 27
Where are you from? Where do you live now? Originally from West Milford, NJ – living in Franklin Borough, NJ

Company Related:

What is your role at LiveLitigation, and why is it exciting to you?
I’m one of the friendly voices you’ll hear when you call Tech Support. I come from a background in Mechanical Engineering, so I love the challenge of figuring out how things work or, in most cases with tech support, why they DON’T work.

How long have you worked here?
This month will mark 3 years.

What do you like best about working at LiveLitigation?
We have some of the friendliest clients I’ve ever worked with. Also, I can’t lie… Working from home is pretty awesome.

What have you gained from working here?
I’ve definitely gained some much-needed people skills. I find myself talking to anyone and everyone these days.

What is your proudest moment at LiveLitigation?
I’m not entirely sure there’s one specific moment, rather than a series of little moments that I’m most proud of. But I must say, whenever we hear from a client that we’ve somehow “saved the day,” that makes my job so totally worth it!

Professional Background:

What did you do before LiveLitigation, and why did you choose to work here?
I worked as a computer aided drafter who designed and produced make-up displays for retail stores. It’s a job you never would think existed, but it was pretty cool going to the mall and seeing my designs in real life!

What was your first job?
Woah… going way back to when I was 14 years old and working in the concession stand at my local PAL (Police Athletic League) building!

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I’d probably be doing more drafting/designing or engineering.

What did you want to be when growing up?
I stuck to my guns, here. I’ve always wanted to be a mechanical engineer. Went to school and got my Mechanical engineering degree and had a few jobs that utilized that.


How would you describe yourself in 10 keywords or fewer?
Outgoing, funny, inquisitive, musical, talented, crafty, and of course, totally awesome!

What are your three most overused words/phrases?
When I’m on a support call, I find myself saying “Perfect!” or “Excellent” or “Alright, let’s go ahead and do this”

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
This might be strange, but I’m VERY into woodworking… So when I go to Home Depot or Lowes, I cannot resist searching for unique pieces of wood. Told ya it was strange…

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
A boat. A motor to power said boat. And a captain to navigate the boat off the island.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Walt Disney World!

If you were a box of cereal, which one would you be? Why?
Captain Crunch – I can be sweet, but I can also cut up the roof of your mouth!

Cats or Dogs?

If you were allowed one superpower, what would it be?
I would like to be able to travel to different parts of our universe without hardly any delay.

What would you most likely be doing on a normal Saturday afternoon in your free time?
Building something in my workshop in the basement. Either that or Netflix marathon with my wife and three cats.

Favorite movie?
The Butterfly Effect

Favorite movie line?
“My name is Dug. I have just met you and I love you.”

What is your pet peeve?
Despite having every bit of information at their fingertips, people who still use their, they’re, there, your, you’re, to, too, two, we’re, where, were, then, and than incorrectly.

Android or iPhone?

Favorite type of food?
Good ol’ sloppy barbecue!

Favorite restaurant?
Be Our Guest – located in Disney’s Magic Kingdom

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
Most recently, Elon Musk and SpaceX developed a rocket that launches its payload into orbit, and the rocket autonomously returns back to Earth and lands on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean. After a successful mission, SpaceX were able to reuse, relaunch, and land that same rocket, thus making spaceflight a lot more affordable.

Mac or PC?
I use a PC, but I think I’m going to have to get a Mac sooner or later.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
You should absolutely slide-tackle that person in soccer, break your ankle, learn how to play guitar, and in about 6 years down the road, you’ll meet your wife because of it.

What’s the last book you read?
The Martian

What is the first concert you attended?
Taking Back Sunday and Jimmy Eat World co-headlined a tour back in 2005, I believe. I’ve played with many national touring bands since then!

If your life were a song, what would the title be?
“ookllppppp,vbv,,,g.,mmmm,,,,,,,,,… (My Cat Stepped On My Keyboard)”

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“When you’re driving down the highway doing 65mph and all of a sudden, all of your needles start going crazy, there’s smoke coming from your engine bay, and you have no idea what’s going on. There’s no manual for this, but you have to figure it out. You need to get back on your feet and realize it was just a minor setback and life will continue moving forward whether you’re ready for it or not.

Cake or Pie?
Follow-up question… In my mouth or on my face?

Last thing you watched on Netflix?

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet?
My grandad Begley! I feel like he could tell me some great stories

What is one item on your bucket list?
Design and build my own guitar from scratch.

Complete this sentence: Most people don’t know that I…
Hardly listen to music on the radio or even in general. If I am listening to music, it’s usually movie scores. But if I’m driving, I usually just have my own soundtrack playing in my head. OK, OK… I’m weird! I know!