Let’s hear it for our SMS Standout Cody Kabzinski. Cody was asked to assist on a different divisional project outside of his normal scope of work. Although the project has been tedious, he has gone above and beyond to ensure the accuracy of the entire project. His hard work and a keen eye for detail are greatly appreciated. Thank you, Cody!
We were able to get a glimpse into what a day at work looks like for Cody and learn some fun facts about him.
A.A. Describe a typical day at work.
C.K. I come to work and work hard and efficiently. I pride myself on my organizational skills so that when a task comes along, I can address them quickly. I don’t consider myself anything special, I just take pride in my work and abilities the same as anyone else would.
A.A. What was the best vacation you have ever taken?
C.K. The best vacation I have ever taken was to Costa Rica. I was able to see a natural rainforest and stay at the base of an active volcano in an all-inclusive resort with natural hot springs; it was awesome! We took numerous excursions to really experience the country; ranging from horseback riding, ATV riding through the jungle, ziplining through jungle canopies, rainforest expeditions, and more. If you have never experienced Costa Rica, I HIGHLY recommend it. PURA VIDA!
A.A. Describe yourself in one sentence.
C.K. I’m a simple man that values integrity, hard work, family, and the little things in life.
A.A.What is your favorite thing about your job?
C.K. I love how diverse Acadian Companies is and all of the employees that are found within. Acadian is by far my favorite company that I have worked with in my adult life, and I hope to retire here.
A.A. What food could you live on for a month?
C.K. Seafood! I could live off of seafood for the rest of my life.
A.A. Do you have a side hustle, hobby, or volunteer group that you’re involved in outside of work? What else do you spend your time doing?
C.K. I am proud to say that I have my Federal Firearms License and own/operate an online gun store in my free time. Hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors have been my greatest passion since I was a child. My Dad got me into the outdoorsman lifestyle when I was four years old, and it’s been my passion ever since.
A.A. How do you stay motivated at work?
C.K. Working hard to provide for my family is my greatest motivating factor. I hope to build something that I am able to leave to my niece and nephews when I am done with my time here on earth.
A.A. What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?
C.K. I don’t know that I have one, to be honest. I enjoy taking on any task that is handed to me and being able to knock it out of the park, no matter what it is.
A.A. Who would play you in a movie?
C.K. That’s a tough one… Ryan Reynolds? lol
A.A. Tell us about a moment that changed your life.
C.K. I have had more than I can mention. Some bad, some good. Each day is a learning curve and all I can do is take what I’ve learned into the next day with me.
A.A. What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?
C.K. Work hard, stay true to yourself, and don’t give up.
A.A. What is your favorite activity outside of work?
A.A. Name one book that inspired you professionally.
C.K. I’m not much of a reader, to be honest. I prefer hands-on activities.
A.A. Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?
C.K. Ability to help someone in need. Not really a superpower, but in their eyes, it could be.
A.A. What was the best advice you were ever given?
C.K. Make sure you make time for family, and yourself outside of work. I’ve heard too many times, “I wish I would have taken more time to live” from elderly employees in my field. There has to be something more to it for me to have heard it as many times as I have, so I do my best to take that time along the way.
A.A. Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?
1) Hunt New Zealand
2) Hunt all species of Teal duck and Pintail
3) Purchase enough land to build homes on it for my family members to have everyone close together.
A.A. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
C.K. I have two labs named Remington and Kain, and a German Short-Haired Pointer named Ruger.
A.A. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
C.K. “Hey bro, it’s time to go back to Mexico! You coming?”