We Are DES: Meet Craig Velthuysen, ETS
This is a part of our featured story series “We Are DES.” These stories will introduce you to an individual at DES and the work they do to help fulfill the DES mission — you’ll also learn some fun details about how they spend time outside of work.
Name: Craig Velthuysen
Division: Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS)
Job title: IT System Admin
What year did you start at DES? 1989 (Craig started with the Department of Information Services which was later consolidated into DES).
What year did you begin working for Washington state? 1988
In two sentences or less, describe what you do at DES.
I am a first contact support for customers that call, email or submit tickets online to DES ETS IT Support.
How do you believe your role supports the DES mission of strengthening the business of government?
I believe my team is very knowledgeable, and we support the business of government.
In what ways do you experience DES values in your everyday work? (respect; integrity; excellence; diversity, equity & inclusion)
I feel that DES IT Support and our team put our customers first and always provide respect, integrity and excellent customer service.
What did you do before working at DES?
I worked in construction before working at DES.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy playing pickleball and all kinds of fishing — mostly saltwater now.
What is a fun fact about you?
My wife and I love to go on cruises. I have been on 10 cruises down in the Caribbean.