Mike Harvot

Mike Harvot

Data Analyst

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." — Stephen Hawking

Strategic, Analytical, Deliberative, Relator, Competition

I am a unique individual who has passions from nuclear physics to cooking the perfect sous-vide duck with a truffle sauce. My career journey started at a very young age building sprawling K'Nex® roller coasters throughout my entire house (to the dismay of my mother). I have always been someone who will buy something (needing assembly) and immediately take the directions and put them in the trash. Attempting to figure out another engineer’s thought processes and either understand it or making improvements is hours of fun for me. Solving the unknown is what gets me out of bed in the morning. I wanted to be an astronaut as a kid (still do), so I learned what it would take, and I became an engineer and physicist. I will take particle collision calculations all day over figuring out why people like watching “The Bachelor.”

I have always followed my passions and have been lucky enough to turn them into a source of income. During my time trudging up the physics mountain at St. John’s University, I helped run the campus dining services as the operations manager intern. My tasks included watching over the student employees, supervisors, food quality and best of all, recipe creation. The responsibilities were a great deal to handle, but the experience and doing what I love (cooking and creating) was the most fun I had during college!

In my role as a data analyst at Blue Door Consulting, I am cooking and creating every day, but with numbers. The best feeling for me is getting a large spreadsheet of random data from a client and arranging it into a useful tool for their business. Data was my calling in life, and while I’m not building roller coasters or blasting off to space, I look forward to continuing my adventures with Blue Door Consulting.

Favorite Adult Beverage

Brandy Old Fashioned, sweet

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Occupation in Another Life

Chef or Fighter Pilot

Favorite Holiday

Thanksgiving

Bucket List

Make it to space (preferably in my own rocket)

Favorite TV or Movie Character

Richard Castle of Castle

First Memory

Throwing a baseball with my dad

Favorite School Subject

Art. I loved the concept of taking handfuls of colors and making something beautiful.