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Ben Jungbauer


Ben Jungbauer a.k.a. Slippers Cortez

Where did you grow up?

Southern suburbs of the Twin Cities, in the woods. A good portion of my “adult” life was spent in Duluth learning how to be an engineer.

Interests? Hobbies? Do you even have any?

Camping, knives, portaging in the dark, bikes, bluegrass music, pickin’ on the mandolin, cooking over fires, fishing, single speeds.

Who do you think you are, anyway?

I’m not sure yet, just enjoying the ride and trying to figure that out.

Top ten factoids about you that even your co-workers may not know. Go.

  1. I have never had a bloody nose, not for lack of opportunity
  2. I have dislocated my left shoulder
  3. I have dislocated my right shoulder
  4. I have never dislocated my right and left shoulder at the same time, but you can imagine what it would be like.
  5. I love hockey fights
  6. I play in a bluegrass band
  7. I received college credit to work 4 hours a day in a brewery during my last year of college. I brought the professor a few growlers just to guarantee a solid grade. It worked.
  8. I hate leftovers
  9. I'm afraid of tupperware
  10. I love Canadian TV shows, bud.

Who or what influences your thinking and behavior and why?

My family and friends, my upbringing, science and math, music.

What would you say your job is around here?

I take the concepts in my head and all the other ideas we come up with and try to put them on “paper” (it’s actually in the computer). Co-short person tester.

One sentence to say what you want to say. Go.

Close your eyes and merge.