Gretel Achterberg

Gretel Achterberg

Technical Support Consultant

"It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." — Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia

Deliberative, Restorative, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony

I’ve always thought it was amazing the way life takes you on a journey, even if you don’t think it’s the right adventure at the time.

My journey has taken me from being a dishwasher at my family’s restaurant, to making pizzas, to working in a meat packing plant, to grinding glass for surveying equipment, to attending Fox Valley Technical College and earning my Associate Degree in technical communications, which I thought would be the beginning of the end of my story. But then, an elective class in HTML opened my eyes to a whole new career opportunity – web development and working for a small web development startup. All of these turns and detours set me on the right path to becoming a technical support consultant for Blue Door Consulting.

I’ve always enjoyed helping people, problem solving and organizing, key aspects of success in this role. This new journey provides an opportunity to work with both external and internal clients – ensuring that our websites, systems and processes run at peak effectiveness.

Outside the blue door, I like reading, watching movies and learning about any topic that interests me in that moment. My husband and I also like to camping and cooking new recipes together – and sometimes at the same time!

Pet Peeve

People who don't turn their headlights on in bad weather

Favorite Adult Beverage

Dry white wines

Foodie or Not

Foodie

Who I'd Lke to Have Dinner With (Live, Dead or Fictional)

Sherlock Holmes

What I Wanted to Be When I Grew Up

Psychologist

Favorite Website Functionality

Responsiveness

Favorite School Subject

20th Century

Favorite TV or Movie Character

Penelope Garcia of Criminal Minds