Placewise Peep: Alex Richards

Dec 12, 2019

Get to Know Your Placewise Peep: Alex Richards

Name: Alex Richards

Position: Application Engineer

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

How long have you worked at Placewise? 11 months

What food would you bring to a potluck and why? I really like making lasagna so I’d probably bring that.

Which store would you like to max-out your credit card at? REI or Gamestop.

What’s the perfect ratio of peanut butter to jelly on a PB&J? 2:1 - more peanut butter to jelly. Too much jelly just makes things messy.

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? Other than programming? Probably playing chess.

If you were eating your last meal on Earth, what would it be? Hmmm, probably some authentic Pad Thai from a small village in Thailand. I’ll probably get sick from eating it but it won’t matter at that point.

Go-to artist on Spotify? I wanna say The Beatles, but it just seems so cliche.

What is your hidden talent/something most people don’t know about you? Other than playing chess, I can wiggle my ears.

What are you currently watching?The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime.

If you could describe yourself as a beverage, what would you be and why? A mimosa because I’m a morning person, but I like to have fun.

What’s on your bucket list? To travel as much as possible. I want to do a trip around to all the countries in the Mediterranean. I also want to go to all of the continents - so far I’ve been to 4.

What’s your opinion about putting pineapple on pizza? I don’t feel strongly, but it’s not my first choice - not even in my top 15.


Game of Thrones or Westworld? Game of Thrones. Well, until the last two seasons.

At a movie: candy or popcorn? Popcorn.

Hot or cold weather? Hot.

Save or spend? Save.

Pancakes or waffles? Waffles.

What’s worse: laundry or dishes? Dishes.

Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down? Right side up.

Toilet paper - over or under? Whichever way it ends up.

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Placewise Peep: Alex Richards