My Concordia Career: Ian Durst’s Story

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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals. Let us introduce you Ian Durst!

Ian is a Network Administrator for Concordia and primarily works out of our Concordia at Cabot office location. He celebrated his seven-year work anniversary in May of this year!

Ian described Concordia as “evolving” and further elaborated with this detailed response.

“To describe Concordia using only one word, that word would have to be ‘evolving.’ Between the ever-changing rules in the healthcare industry and Concordia’s growth, we have to be adaptable and prepared to implement new processes. I feel that this not only describes Concordia in general but also the IT field as a whole – software and hardware are perpetually changing and it is our responsibility to keep up with all new systems.”

When we asked why he chooses to work for Concordia, Ian noted many reasons.

“Concordia offers competitive wages that allow me the opportunity to provide for my family. I also really enjoy working with computers and have since I was a kid. I’m in a field were I’m able to help others and it feels good to assist a fellow co-worker and get them where they need to be when they have computer or network issues.”

Ian spends his time outside of Concordia with his wife and son. He also enjoys playing video games, hunting, chopping wood, and collecting old coins.

“I like to play video games, which was really the start of my computer career with my Tandy 1000 computer. I installed a hard drive in it and did some command lines so I was able to install and play games. I also like hunting for small game. I find it relaxing to be in the woods and to get away from all of the technology for a sense of balance.”

His favorite Concordia memories occur around the holidays.

“I like Christmas time and when we decorate the IT office. We come together as a team to have a good holiday season and make new memories each year.”

Ian mentioned his team several times throughout his interview, and it became apparent how highly he appreciates the Concordia family when he was asked what his main motivation is to succeed.

“Working with great co-workers and doing a job you enjoy goes a long way. And you always have to take the good days with the bad days. It’s a good feeling to help improve someone’s day, even just a little, and experience their happiness when you’re able to help.”

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