I Work at Zeus: Delvone Anderson

I Work at Zeus is a monthly blog series that features the talented humans of Zeus Living. Interested in learning more about our work, culture, or joining the team? Visit our Careers page.

In this edition, we connect with Delvone (Del) Anderson, Maintenance Technician. Del joined Zeus Living in 2019 and takes pride in keeping our homes in great condition. Read on to learn more about Del and his experience at Zeus.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in San Francisco, California, and have lived here my whole life.

How has living in the same city throughout your life shaped your perspective on living?

San Francisco is an eclectic city— it’s like a melting pot. I’ve seen and met all kinds of people, which has greatly influenced me and the way I live.

Tell us what home means to you.

Home means family, laughter, love, passion, and compassion for each other.

Me with my wife and kids.

What’s most important to you in the space where you live?

Cleanliness, happiness, and comfort.

“The Bay area is full of artistic people, musicians, poetry, and pride—I’m lucky to have grown up here.”

What have you enjoyed most about living in California?

I’ve enjoyed the freedom and artistic nature. The Bay area is full of artistic people, musicians, poetry, and pride—I’m lucky to have grown up here.

Do you consider yourself creative?

I do. I create music and write poetry. Expression is important to me. I just finished a project of 27 hip hop songs, which I’ll be releasing soon.

Well, it seems you’re a jack of all trades. We also heard that you enjoy baking. Is that true?

(Laughing) Yes, I do! I bake often—my kids ask me to bake once or twice a week, and before COVID, I volunteered and baked for 90 seniors at a church called St. Mark’s in San Francisco every third Thursday of the month. If you need cakes or cookies, I’m your guy.

My baked goods: chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies.

What does baking do for you that writing or music doesn’t?

 

Writing and creating music helps me release my inner tensions and helps me find a way to get things out of my head, and baking just soothes and calms me. It always keeps me in a good space.

Let’s switch gears to your experience at Zeus Living. How long have you worked here?

I’ve worked at Zeus for 2 and a half years.

“I especially like to see our residents’ happy faces once a problem has been fixed. It’s a good feeling.”

Tell us a little about what you do.

I work as a maintenance technician, so I get to travel around and fix things in the homes. I have 20 years of experience in the maintenance field—it’s something I’m good at and enjoy doing. I especially like to see our residents’ happy faces once a problem has been fixed. It’s a good feeling.

What has your interaction with residents been like?

I’ve never had a bad encounter with our residents. Even if they are disappointed with something in the beginning, they become happier and are positive by the end of our time together. Sometimes they’ll call the company and give me kudos and great feedback. That’s always pretty cool.

“I often think how cool it would be to travel to different cities and see how other people live.”

Has meeting residents who live a nomadic lifestyle motivated you to travel more?

I often think how cool it would be to travel to different cities and see how other people live. Knowing that we have homes in Boston and New York makes me want to get up and go to those places (I’m a baseball junkie). I’d love to travel there and see the Yankee Stadium!

Your position calls for you to stay on the go. How do you ease into your work day?

I’m a morning person, so I get up at 5 am and start my day with a full body workout. From there, I get moving with my work day. I really enjoy working in fast-paced environments, and I usually will skip breaks. I’m all about working until I get the task done.

You’re very dedicated to your job. But how do you manage a healthy work-life balance?

I understand that there has to be a balance. I like to take time to breathe, show gratitude, be grateful for all that I have, and spend time with my family.

“My belief in the product and people keep me at Zeus.”

You have many skills and there are other things you could be doing in your career. What keeps you at Zeus?

My belief in the product and people keep me at Zeus. I understand that what we’re doing is different and special, and I’m excited to be a part of it.

Del, thank you so much for your time! Before we end, we’d like to ask you a few rapid-fire questions. Ready?

Sure.

High rise in the city or cabin in the woods?

Cabin in the woods

Beach or mountains?

Beach

It’s 7:00 PM on a Friday night. What are you doing?

Watching the Giants play or barbecuing

What’s something big or small that you’re really bad at?

Keeping track of time

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Somewhere in Tahoe…in a cabin

If you had to pick one age to be forever, which age would you choose?

40/45

Where’s your happy place?

At home, watching my kids smile and laugh and interact with each other.

My daughter and I.

If you could switch homes for a month with someone, who would it be?

Steph Curry. He lives in a huge house in Walnut Creek.

Thank you, Del!

I Work at Zeus is a monthly blog series that features the talented humans of Zeus Living. Interested in learning more about our work, culture, or joining the team? Visit our Careers page.