Behind the Screens- Meet Cahil Mignault
Cahil has been a part of Team CIO for just over 3 years now. Raised in the Carpinteria area, he has been living in Santa Barbara for 15 years. He is based out of our Santa Barbara office where he works as a member of CIO’s Rapid Response Team (RRT). This team serves as the first responders of the Support process. In this dynamic role, he enjoys getting to meet and support all of the businesses we work with across regions.
He finds excitement in starting a call not knowing what the client’s going to need- something simple like getting their account unlocked, or more complex, like bringing up a network that is down.
Outside of work, he’s an outdoor enthusiast who loves rock climbing, backpacking, surfing, paddleboarding, and mountain biking. His border collie pup, Matcha, is the energetic partner to his adventurous lifestyle.
“Have you had 4 shots of espresso at once before? She is the result. She makes sure I don’t slow down” he says. “She is great off-leash and I’m looking forward to having some downhill mountain biking races with her in our backcountry and having her as my paddleboard copilot this summer!”
Read on to learn more about Cahil!
1. If you could go back to any moment in time, when would it be?
It would be pretty fun to meet the Wright brothers and test out their aircraft on the day they first flew.
2. Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?
I would rather be the smartest person in the room.
3. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I wish I could go back in time to 3rd grade and stick with learning the saxophone… I took it for about a week and had a broken piece at the top of the saxophone. When we had a test and I couldn’t play “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, but instead a bunch of horrible squeaking noises, I was kicked out of the band. I could be playing some seriously smooth jazz right now.
4. If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
I’ve definitely never said I have too many avocados, I’ll take an unlimited batch!
5. What’s something you’re planning on doing in the next year that you’ve never done?
The goal is to try a multiday paddleboarding trip around Lake Tahoe. There is a water trail where you can paddle from camp to camp around the perimeter of the lake.
6. What’s your favorite TV show?
How I Met Your Mother is one of my all-time favorites.
7. What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? How was it?
Crocodile… It tastes like chicken but the texture was like fish? I can’t say I would go for it again.
8. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I mean, who doesn’t want to be able to fly?
9. What could you give a 30-minute presentation on without any advance preparation?
What you would need to start rock climbing and belaying your partner.
10. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
I have weirdly gotten related to Joseph Gordon-Levitt many times before, I’ll stick with that!
Bonus: What 3 words would you use to describe CIO Solutions?
Cooperative, Knowledgeable, Rad!
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