Tech & Development

Say hello to Yuri

IT Specialist

Bring Back Our Sonics. Harry Potter. West Coast.

Yuri’s Story

I’m east coast born and bred but PNW raised. I’m the oldest of three and my parents both come from large families (Dad one of six, Mom one of nine)! My Mom is actually a triplet with two sisters born five minutes before her, and is identical to one. I grew up in Federal Way but went to school up north at Western Washington University. My parents are part of the old school. Everything they taught us was to prepare my brother, sister, and me how to do for ourselves and not to wait or rely on others. The lessons and lectures have definitely helped me meet and exceed educational and career goals I’ve set for myself.

I’m super easy going! I have a six-year-old Siberian Husky named Ronin who is rambunctious at times but people-loving and joyful. I play bass guitar and hope to one day learn to play the harmonica. I’m a lover of all genres of musics. Big comic book and tech geek. 90’s music is the BEST. Dez dropped it. Nickelback is an awesome band. There was plenty of room on the door for Jack. Han shot first. The dress was white and gold. Star Wars rankings from best to worst: 57834612

I enjoy being a sponge when introduced to new processes and procedures. I think it has helped me become a more mindful and efficient employee because I’m always looking to better myself. Technology is constantly changing and I think having a thirst for learning about these new developments goes a long way in being successful in the field. I’m super excited about the opportunity to take what I’ve learned in IT and help Gravity service customers and reach goals. I love learning from people of different backgrounds and those with different work experiences. I’m eager to learn more about Gravity and the great things the company is doing.

Yuri Trivia

  • Favorite Food: Thai
  • Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
  • Favorite Book: The Last Lecture
  • Hobbies: Camping, watching the Seahawks and Mariners, getting some exercise in with my pup, and I also play in an adult kickball league once a week.
  • Favorite Quote: “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch
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