Getting to Know iSalus: Joey Cruz

In this month’s edition of Getting to Know iSalus, we interview our go-to guy for all questions regarding application functionality, Joey Cruz. Insider tip: if you happen to have a sudden craving for something sweet, we’ve been told he usually has chocolate at his desk.

Read on as we get to know one of our talented Senior Software Developer’s!


Joey Cruz


Q: How long have you been with iSalus?

I’ve been with iSalus for about 2 ½ years. My favorite part of my job is the people that I work with on a daily basis.

Q: What is your go-to productivity trick?

Take a short walk every so often just to give yourself a mental break and a few minutes away from staring at the screen and sitting on your butt all day.

Q: What is the biggest misconception people have about your position?

I have no idea. People seem to know exactly what I do… or not.

Q: What was your first job?

A bicycle mechanic.

Q: Where did you study?

DeVry University Chicago

Q: If you could live anywhere where would it be?

Hawaii. I enjoy the culture and seeing the sun every day while still living in the USA.

Q: What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Focus on Faith, Family and Friends. Smile at everyone you meet.

Q: What’s one thing you’re learning now?

Developing mobile applications. Our mobile devices are where we get so much information.

Q: If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would it be?

Man’s best friend.

Q: What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

Working for a non-profit.

Q: What is your favourite pastime?

Anything involving cars and motorsports.

Q: If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?

Messaging, Maps, YouTube.

Q: What was your favourite trip?

Every time I’ve visited Hawaii.

Q: Any favourite local eats that you’d recommend?

No place beats Mom’s home cooking.

Q: What’s the first concert you ever went to?

Bon Jovi was the first concert. Foo Fighters was the best concert.

Q: What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

The weirdest food that I have actually eaten and liked? SPAM. It’s big in Hawaii too.

Q: What’s one song you have completely memorized?

The Humpty Dance.


We’re a little obsessed with Hawaii too and definitely wouldn’t mind a tropical vacation as winter approaches. And I’m sure we can all agree with Joey when we say that there really is no place that beats Mom’s home cooking! Stay tuned for next months feature of Getting to Know iSalus and don’t forget to connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!