Employee Spotlight: John Hassler

At DAA we are overflowing with exceptional employees and each month we like to choose one to highlight. Check back at the beginning of every month to see who’s in the spotlight!

John Hassler

Title: Network Administrator

Division: IT

Hometown: Boston, MA

Birthday: May 12


What 3 words would you use to describe working at DAA?

Stimulating, Innovative, Rewarding


Favorite thing about working at DAA?

IT careers can become very specific and specialized. My favorite thing is that we (Draper Aden) are big enough that IT gets to do some really neat stuff, but we’re small enough that I get to play a big part in all of it.


In your experience here, is there a project that really stands out/was your favorite/was challenging?

I have really enjoyed bringing the new offices online over the last couple of years. New towns, buildings, and people…..each office has provided some unique challenges.


Favorite quote or words of wisdom?

“You’d be surprised at the number of problems a reboot will fix”


What TV show, movie, or book are you obsessed with right now?

I am working my way through Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series again before the release of the movie in August. I need to step it up though….Eight books in the series and I’m only at the end of #2.


Have you been on a recent vacation or trip that you loved?  

We’ve been to both Iceland and Rome in the last year or so. Both trips were amazing.


John in Norway

At the Trevi Fountain in Rome














What was the first concert you ever attended?

I think it was Barry Manilow back in the mid 70’s (Don’t judge….I was wooing a girl).


Favorite sports team?

Meh…..don’t really follow any.


Is there something you have done that would surprise people?

I’m a bit of a space nerd. All those Apollo missions when I was a kid I guess. Ask me about my crazy plans to view the solar eclipse this summer.


Famous around the world!

Even the birds need technical assitance