Being part of a family

Genc Goga

Systems Staff

January 19, 2016

Family has always been important to me.  For starters, I grew up in Kosovo.  My mom was a school teacher, and my dad was an electrical contractor.  My younger brother and I were part of a caring and protective family with grandparents, aunts and uncles; all who helped look after us and keep us in line. They were an important part of shaping us into the adults we are today.

I was able to attend high school in Oregon as an exchange student, but then went back to my country which, at that time, was engaged in a civil war.  During that time of conflict, our extended family was always our overarching support group.

After working in Kosovo with the U N Peacekeeping Force, I was able to come to the USA through an unusual set of circumstances.  I became part of an American family, was able to bring my wife to the USA, and began my path to citizenship.

Friends of my American family helped me get a job at Georgia State University where I was able to earn a degree in 2013.  After graduation, I worked with a couple of small, growth-oriented companies where I became part of that corporate culture.  All along, my family (home and work) has been a very important part of my life.

My move to PKM in 2015 allowed me to join another wonderful family.  From the first interviews, I knew this was where I wanted to work and begin to build my career.  Work at PKM is both fun and challenging, and we have great clients. Not to mention, we have clients in various parts of the country, which definitely broadened my travel experience. At PKM, having a diversified client base and a great work/life balance make my job both exciting and satisfying.

My coworkers at PKM have become an important part of my new extended family.  I look forward to coming to work each day and to broadening my work experience.