marcos lopez-carlsonPrior to joining thedatabank in October 2014, Marcos spent the last few years working with Twin Cites nonprofits teaching people to use technology. Before that he ran customer service at the Wedge Co-op. In his free time he likes to cook, read, and try to remember the Spanish from his childhood so he can raise his child bilingual.

Get to know Marcos a little better:

Why is working at a social impact-based company important to you? 

Money is necessary of course, but the most valuable compensation possible is knowing that the world is a better place because of my effort. thedatabank, as a social impact-based company, helps me bring that value to the workplace and not leave it at the door. My work history is defined by socially motivated organizations for one simple reason; it’s all about the mission.

If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, who would it be?

Roberto Bolaño. If you haven’t read The Savage Detectives, go do it now.

What’s on your playlist while you’re at work?

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Janelle Monáe, Charles Mingus, Missy Mazzoli, Kat Dahlia.

What does your perfect Saturday morning look like?

Cartoons, coffee, my child and the farmers market. Not necessarily in that order.