Heritage Werks employs some of the most interesting, creative, welcoming, passionate and curious people you’ll ever meet. Our environment supports and embraces a wonderful culture where many of our employees have developed lifelong friendships and work with their best friends.
our team’s Fun Facts
What’s the best and/or craziest thing you’ve ever won?
Knighted by the Italian Government
A Whopper-eating contest
Three silver medals in the National Latin Exam
What instruments do you play? What music do you like?
The Heritage Werks rock band would be well filled — guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards are all covered. Plus, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, flute, or accordion might make an appearance. We have karaoke stars who can rock everything from country to hip hop (and one of us can even sing “99 Luftballons” in German). We’d have ample air guitar support, as well. We can also appreciate the finer things — there’s a bona fide concert pianist among us.
Do you identify as a geek or a nerd?
What’s your favorite sports team?
We follow all the major pro leagues (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL and NHL). We’re also big supporters of our alma maters, especially in basketball and football.
And we’re all fans of the Heritage Werks softball team — Get Werked!
What languages (other than English) do we know?
Latin (and Pig Latin)
Spanish (including one person who has learned and forgotten Spanish… twice)
And little bits of Japanese, Russian and Gaelic
Where did you go to school?
This is just a partial list of the wonderful schools that have made us who we are.
What books do we read again and again?
Following the Equator by Mark Twain
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Shining by Stephen King
The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
What pets do we have?
We’re dog and cat lovers. Between us we have more than 20 dogs and 15 cats. We also keep fish, birds, and hamsters.
Some of our pets are named: Pico de Gato, Jellybean, Bruce Wayne, Hazel, Ladybug, Snickers, Loquita, Nugget, Alfred, Griffin, Lando, and two cats named Charlie.
What are our favorite categories in Trivial Pursuit?
7% Science & Nature
21% Arts & Literature
14% Sports & Leisure
Where do we volunteer? How do we like to give back?
The National Italian American Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys and Girls Club
Habitat for Humanity
The Innocence Project
American Cancer Society
Toys for Tots
Lots of animal shelters
A few public libraries and university archives
And one of us writes a bi-weekly column about local history for a small-town newspaper
What unusual jobs have we had?
Chocolate advisor at Lindt Chocolate
Carriage driver in downtown Charleston, SC
Park ranger in Boston, MA
Piano accompanist for dance classes
Seasonal monument technician in Central Park
ESPN camera assistant for NFL games
Toys R Us worker during Cabbage Patch Kids craze in the 1980s
Route clearance (patrolling to find and clear roadside bombs and IEDs)
Designing and making jewelry
Where have we traveled?
All six continents: North & South America, Europe, Asia, Africa & Australia
All of North America and Western Europe
Much of the Middle East, Central and South America
Most of the Caribbean
Countries in Asia and Africa, as well as Australia and Pacific Islands
We’ve also seen lots of the sights of America including cities (Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, and New Orleans), wilderness (hiking in the Rockies and on Mt. Rainer) and great vacation getaways (Hawaii, Florida Keys, and Puerto Rico). We’ve even been to Disney.