12 Oct Get to Know Force: Tomika Jackson
Each week, we’ll be highlighting a key Force Marketing team member here on the blog. Get to know our team a little better, starting today with Agile Project Manager for Helix Tomika Jackson!
Q. What’s your role at Force, and what does it entail?
My formal title is Agile Project Manager for Helix, however, I wear many hats including Product Owner and Scrum Master. My role entails gathering requirements for new product creation, updates and feature enhancements requests for Helix. I manage the requests as projects from beginning through delivery. I also manage relationships with some of our vendors, the backlog of development work for the dev team, and serve as gatekeeper to protect the team and their time.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about what you do here?
I really don’t have a favorite thing. I enjoy my role and all the hats I wear. Being a part of the Helix team and in software development is great. I absolutely love it!
Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself outside of work.
I’m a mother of 3. I have two sons and a daughter: Xavier, 24, Darian, 20 and Leah, 15. Leah graduates high school soon and wants to attend SCAD at the Hong Kong campus. Not sure how I feel about her possibly being so far away AND being empty nested so soon.
I’m a foodie, so I enjoy trying new places around Atlanta. My favorite restaurant is a tie between Capital Grill and Tuck Tuck. There is an Ethiopian spot that is next on my list of places to try.
I enjoy watching professional football, college basketball, and Tiger Woods making his comeback this year.
Q. What’s your dream travel destination, or favorite place you’ve ever traveled?
Costa Rica! Pura Vida baby!
Q. Did you have any sort of automotive background before Force?
Not at all.
Q. What’s your dream vehicle?
2019 anything with no payments!
What song would you pick to be your theme song?
Because I love the YouTube video– Sexy 4 Eva by Jay Park
Q. Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Q. What advice would you give to a new employee at Force?
Just breathe– you will be just fine and do great things!
Q. What’s your favorite quote?
“If you don’t love what you do to try to be the very best, get out of it like you’re getting out of a house on fire!!!”
Q. Any weird talents or facts about you?
Always wanted to go tornado-chasing through the Midwest during storm season.
Stay tuned for next week, when we’ll be getting to know another Force Marketing team member! Want to be a part of our incredible team? Take a look at the open positions on our Careers page!