Meet the Team is our monthly chance to introduce you to the fabulous, quirky, talented people who work at Vidyard, using our favorite medium — video! For this episode, we caught up with Thomas Karthaus, Video Specialist here at Vidyard. Discover who the most influential person is in Thomas’ professional life, and the funniest thing his dog has ever done in this video:

What didn’t make the cut

Tom had lots more to share than just his love of baseball, so here are a few more of his answers:

What brought you to Vidyard?

One of my really good friends from the business world took a job at Vidyard. I learned very quickly how amazing the organization is and how innovative the technology is, so I knew that I had to be a part of something special. And now I am!

What’s your favorite video on the internet right now?

It has to be the new SickKids Hospital video. The one about how sick isn’t weak:

The reason why this video is so important, and means so much to me, is that hospital saved my sisters life. Over 20 years ago she was a patient, and experienced everything the staff show in this video. What you see in this commercial is the environment they create for their patients. When you’re at that hospital, you don’t feel like you’re sick. You feel that you’re powerful. And that you can overcome what ails you. That place is truly special, full of amazing people, and the video really captures what SickKids is all about.

What’s your favorite place to eat in Orangeville, and why?

My favorite place to eat in Orangeville is… well, it’s Orangeville so selections are kind of limited. But there’s one phenomenal restaurant that my wife and I love to go to. It’s called Rustik. It’s independently owned, and all the food is locally sourced. It’s incredible — I highly recommend the tuna tataki salad as an appetizer, and the duck breast as an entree. You can’t go wrong!

Now let’s look at funny pictures of Jackson!

jackson-table

jackson-couch

Jackson Puppy #2

Jon Spenceley