Full Name: Jose Castaneda
Title/Occupation: Customer Success Engineer
Fun Fact: I failed Spanish 2 in High School.
Twitter Handle: joemcasta
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmcastaneda/
Instagram Handle: jmcasta85
Greetings and many salutations, I’m Jose, Customer Success Engineer, father of one, brother to 7 siblings, random fact lover, not the greatest at drawing stick figures. I’ve been at Pantheon for a little over a year now. I do my best to pass along WordPress knowledge and things I’ve learned over the years. I am a very open book. I love to laugh a lot, like probably what some may say is an unhealthy amount since I do laugh at everything. I have a very positive attitude toward a lot of things since Negative Nancy is not a role model I want to be for my son.
When I’m not working I love to do a lot of things. I have to keep active in some way. I play flamenco guitar, random video games, love to draw, sometimes I’ll read random books - some of my favorite ones are coffee table books- some days will be just cleaning, and sometimes I will hop on the WordPress support forums to help people with some of the issues they may encounter. I also have days when I make a trip out to the beach or Yosemite for a hike. I’ve always been active. Took second place in an International Karate tournament when I was younger. I listen to all sorts of music, I love movies. Horror and thrillers make me laugh so I can’t watch those in theaters unless I know it won’t be a packed room. Don’t want to ruin it for those there with my laughter.
Before I joined Pantheon, I was at Elegant Themes for a bit, Maintainn, WP Site Care, and Starbucks. I am considered a coffee snob by my sister and some of my teammates and I’m okay with that since I did work at Starbucks for nine years slinging lattes, and many, many French Presses were sampled while I did my time there. I picked up a lot of things along the way and got to meet some really cool people and got some funny stories too.
So ask away!