Paragon Welcomes Tristen Gonder

Tristen Gonder, Recruiting Specialist

We're thrilled to welcome Tristen Gonder as a Recruiting Specialist to the Paragon recruiting team!

Get to Know Tristen: 

1. Born and raised? Phoenix, Arizona. I grew up on a little horse ranch in North Scottsdale.

2. Favorite sports team? Honestly, I’m more of a fan of players, not loyal to one particular team. I just enjoy watching good games - no matter who is playing! If I had to choose, my influences in life were all Ravens, Cowboys, Vikings, D-backs, & Phoenix Suns fans.

3. Undergraduate and major: BS in Applied Management from GCU

4. Favorite book? The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

5. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Professional Golfer

6. Any siblings: I have an older sister, Abby.

7. Activities or clubs you were in growing up: Golf and Jiu-Jitsu

8. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Brentwood, TN

9. Favorite food? Steak cooked Medium

10. Favorite quote/motto? “It is what it is.”

11. Favorite musician or band? Morgan Wallen, Cody Johnson, HARDY, Highly Suspect, Zach Bryan and Creed

12. Passions: Golfing, exercising, and playing guitar

13. Have you ever met anyone famous, story to tell? Tom Chambers and his family used to be family friends when growing up. Nothing too crazy there as we were all young kids.

14. What are you most afraid of? Failing my future family

15. Any pets? No pets anymore. My complex doesn't allow them. (Sad)

16. Favorite place to travel? Anywhere with a beach and warm weather. If not, then definitely a place to go skiing.

17. Proudest accomplishments: I am proud that I’ve always been a dependable friend to those who are closest to me.              

18. Favorite movie: Any from the Jurassic Park series (both older & newer).

19. If you could have dinner with 2 people who would it be? My parents

21. Favorite tv show: The Gentlemen by Guy Ritchie. It just came out, but it is so good.

21. What is something that would surprise people about you? I was born 5/08 at 5:08pm. Kind of a cool coincidence.        

22. What game show do you think you could win? Big Brother

23. Bucket list? I want to visit Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. I also want to be a good father one day.

24. Sweet or savory? Savory

25. What's your secret talent? Karaoke. I love it.

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