Employee Spotlight – Lee Diede

Tell us a little about yourself and what is your role at Acertara?

I am an Electrical Engineer here at Acertara. I was born in Germany while my dad was in the military, so working for a veteran owned company means that much more to me. I love to be outside exploring the mountains. I grew up here in Longmont soaking up as much of the great outdoors as time would allow. Now I live in the mountains with my wife and our back yard is the great outdoors.

What do you like most about Acertara?

I like the people who make up the team we call Acertara the most. I get to interact with everyone from Engineering to the Probe Lab and Sales. They make it so work is never boring and there is always something new to learn.

If you could switch roles with anyone else at Acertara, whose role would you want? Why? 

I would switch roles with Levi’s dog Wyatt. He shows up to work like 2-3 days a week, visits everyone for treats in the morning and then gets to nap in a comfy bed for a few hours. Gets up around lunch time for more treats and then an afternoon nap. Hard to beat that.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? 

Outside of work tends to be a wide variety of things. I spend A LOT of time outside hiking and looking for new trails and animals with my wife. During my time outdoors I dabble in wildlife photography and enjoy camping, fishing, and hunting. Those photos are starting to decorate more of our home. I also play quite a bit of hockey when the rinks are not closed. When I am inside I tend to be building something or working on little electronics projects that light up or do something cool. I also use watching a movie or TV to plan my next project or adventure.

What is your favorite movie and/or book?

I am a bit of a Lord of the Rings nerd for sure. I can read or watch these at any time.

Where would you like to travel to?

Egypt, Finland, North & South Pole, and New Zealand.