Even thought Noah Gigliotti is one of Airlie’s newest employees, he is already a familiar face around the property. As an IT Technician, he has helped just about everyone with phone, computer, or networking issues. He’s a good fit for the job not only for his valuable technical skills, but also his desire to help. Noah has a history of helping others. In fact, his first career was as a mental health counselor. After 11 years, he made a career change to IT and continues to help others, just in a different way.
When you meet Noah, be sure to ask him about his favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, or Pittsburgh Pirates. Or ask him about his favorite places to visit in Pittsburgh. Because he absolutely loves — you guessed it — Pittsburgh!
He’s also a fan of Microsoft, but we’ll forgive him for that.
There’s a lot more to learn about Noah, keep reading!
What is your official job title?
How would you describe your job?
Supporting the Airlie team with technical and networking issues. I also have been tasked with set-up and deployment of new computers and implementing and creating virtual systems to replace and support our current hardware devices.
Why do you love your job?
I love helping people and I love technology. This job combines both for me.
How did you originally get into your current line of work?
I needed a break from the career path I was on and decided to pursue IT so that I could still help others but also incorporate other passions that I have as well.
Describe a typical workday.
One of the things I love about Airlie is that I don’t have a typical workday. Every day is a new day with new tasks and opportunities.
What is your favorite thing about Airlie?
The people and the atmosphere.
What did you do before you came to work at Airlie?
I did mental health counseling for 11 years.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
How would your friends describe you?
Outgoing and willing to help others.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love to flip and sell items on eBay.
One thing that most people wouldn’t know about you?
I almost drowned twice in my life.
Are you a sports fan?
Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates
To which product or service are you most loyal?
What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
Arrow, Flash, Daredevil ... superhero shows
If you were a character in a movie or TV show, which actor/actress would play you?
What is your favorite song at the moment?
Fine Again by Seether
Do you have any pet peeves?
I am impatient and have a difficult time waiting to complete tasks or waiting on others to complete tasks.
Speaking of pets, are you a dog person or cat person?
What was your most memorable vacation?
I would say going to Sea World when I was a kid with my parents and siblings.
If money were not a consideration, where would you go on vacation?
Pittsburgh. I love Pittsburgh. It is my favorite place in the world.
What is your favorite food?
What is the most life-changing experience you’ve ever had?
On September 13, 2012, we lost our home to a house fire. The structure would be saved but we lost the entire contents of the home. No family members were injured during the event but it was devastating to try and explain to my then 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son about why we could not go home and that they no longer had any of their belongings.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
That life is full of both good and bad times and it is what you choose in those times that will define you.
What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?
I would take care of my family, buy lots of meaningless material objects, and star in one of those documentaries about how “The lottery ruined my life.”
If you had a super power, what would it be?
I would want the ability to read minds. My favorite quote is “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ― Marcus Aurelius. We interact with so many people daily and issues arise because of lack of communication and misunderstanding. If we understood a person’s mind we would be more empathetic and understanding. This would allow us to reduce time lost on opinions and misperceptions.