If there’s one word that will never be used to describe Lucas, it’s “boring.” One of our company’s funniest, tallest and most proactive employees, Mr. Smolic works double time as our Senior Software Engineer and resident “bullsh*t” spotter. Keep it real around this guy, because he’ll call you out. Here’s a little bit of Lucas.
What’s your motto?
It’s the little things in life that matter.
If you could have one talent that you don’t already possess, what would it be and why?
Does human flight count as a talent? Could I wish myself things that are physically impossible? Otherwise, I would choose time travel. No? Okay, seriously though: it would be having a perfect memory. I completely realize that this would come with its own set of issues and frustrations, but nonetheless.
Describe your perfect Sunday.
8k to 14k feet of elevation. 45 degrees. Breakfast with bacon and eggs. 10 Mile hike. Afternoon nap. Wood fireplace. Scotch.
If you could travel to any time and place in the history of the universe for one day, where and when would you travel to?
Apollo 11 moon landing. That was the first time I believe in the history of our world that people from all continents optimistically shared and experienced a common human goal at the same time.
I am continually drawn to the insurmountable odds that stretch the notion of human potential. Climbing mountains is a love of mine and stems from a story I read about mountaineer George Mallory, who risked almost certain death to climb Mount Everest. When reporters asked why he replied, ‘Because it’s there’.
What charitable cause are you passionate about and why?
Autism-centric organizations like Autism Speaks that seek to identify and learn more about this evolutionary development. We know so little about our minds and autism research is not only uncovering the science, but helping to develop our human understanding as well.