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We believe that dads are more than a generic father figure needed for a backyard BBQ. To be a dad is to be a supporter, a friend, and leader and that isn’t a concept limited to men in khakis with Bud Lights who say “you know what kid”. So hey all men, you can be a dad to a dog, be a daddy, you can be whatever the hell you want.

With that said, we’re celebrating some of our working dads at Fullscreen today. Check out how being a father has changed how they work annnnnnnd some of their best dad jokes.

Pete Stein – General Manager

How has your work made you a better father?

My kids are teens/tweens so working at a company that creates so much cool sh*t and partners with so many creators that they love has made me slightly more relevant to my kids.

How have your kid(s) made you a better employee?

The chaos of raising babies and toddlers allows you to slow things down like Neo in The Matrix; that’s a useful skill on pressure-packed days.

How do you balance family and work?

Imperfectly. Moments of total balance are amazing and I celebrate those when they happen. I learned the lesson a few years ago to pick the sacred moments and build a fence around them.

Hit us with your best dad joke

A sandwich walks into a bar…..bartender says, “sorry, we don’t serve food here”

Darnell Brisco – V.P. of Accounts

How has your work made you a better father?

Well, beyond having great composition pro-tips for Boomerangs, working in an industry where everything is so fast-paced, trending today and gone tomorrow, it’s helped me appreciate and treasure moments with my little girl (who isn’t so little any more)

How have your kid(s) made you a better employee?

I’m more of a morning person for sure. And my daughter has been an amazing reminder to see the wonder, and weirdness, and excitement in the world. Seeing her perspective, and likes, and interests and why is hilarious and fascinating.

How do you balance family and work?

The 3 C’s: Communication, Caffeine and Cuddles.

Hit us with your best dad joke

Whiteboards are quite remarkable. #GetIt?

Maurice Ferkranus – Director of Technology

How has your work made you a better father?

Being #remotefirst, I’m more available to participate in family life throughout the week.

How have your kid(s) made you a better employee?

If you can deal with kids at home you can deal with adult kids at work.

How do you balance family and work?

I can work while my family watches Anne with an “E” on Netflix.

Hit us with your best dad joke

How do you make a snake cry? Take away it’s rattle.

Derek Porter – Motion Graphics Animation

How has your work made you a better father?

Working from home let’s me spend more time with him.

How have your kids made you a better employee?

I thought I was motivated to work before, but now I’m extra motivated.

How do you balance family and work?

Sometimes I take a quick play break during the day, and sometimes I do a little extra work at night. The flexibility to be able to do either is golden

Hit us with your best dad joke

What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta.

Bryan Thoensen – SVP, Original Entertainment

How has your work made you a better father?

I’ve found – and this may just be specific to me – that the harder I work, the more hours I put in, and the more stressful my job, the more aware I am of how much I am neglecting my family in the process. Maybe it’s because my wife is so good at reminding me 🙂 So the passion I have for the work we do here at Fullscreen challenges me to be just as passionate and work just as hard at making sure I’m there for my kids so they don’t have an absentee workaholic father. It’s also very helpful to see casting tapes every year for SummerBreak of high school kids. When you get to know them and their family backstories, it helps to remind you what you need to keep an eye out for!

How have your kid(s) made you a better employee?

Since we do so much in youth marketing, in some cases (although my kids are a little younger than our core demo) they are great focus groups. But I think most of all, their youth keeps me youthful and inquisitive. Those are two really important attributes in our business. They are also the immediate cure for a long, rough day – three littles piled on for a group hug makes everything better and puts all the stuff we deal with every day as employees into perspective.

How do you balance family and work?

This might sound terrible, and doesn’t necessarily scream balance, but I always choose family. Doing that actually gives me balance. Work occupies so much more of the week than the few hours in the evening (if I’m lucky to even get them) and the couple days on the weekend, that unless you just commit yourself to all the family stuff, there will always be a natural imbalance. I commit to coaching little league once a week and I schedule work around that. I drop them off at school in the morning, never miss a recital, or a play, performance, or graduation. I skip going to the south of France to make Father’s Day. The most important thing to a kid when it comes to their parents – more than love, or affection, or guidance, or discipline – is TIME. That’s always been my priority.

Hit us with your best dad joke

Right now, every time I back up the car in the morning to take them to school, I say, “Ah, this takes me back…” – their collective GROAN lets me know its a quality dad joke.

Peter Soldinger – Director of Social Media Strategy

How has your work made you a better father?

It’s made me not take my time with him for granted. There are only so many hours in a day and every minute I get with him is cherished.

How have your kid(s) made you a better employee?

If I’m going to be away from my kid, it’s important to me that that time isn’t a waste. It has to be worth it.

How do you balance family and work?

Not sure there is a way. Cloning maybe?

Hit us with your best dad joke

I used to hate facial hair, but then it grew on me. (they can’t all be winners)

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