PFC Integrates All of Me

Posted on August 12, 2013 by Inception Fertility

I started working at PFC in 2000 as hardware IT support for a third party IT vendor. . Over time, as the technology needs of PFC expanded and diversified, the need for their own in-house IT specialist became clear. I have been privileged to work with the great people here at PFC in that role since 2005.

My professional career, prior to coming to PFC, was very eclectic. I was a fine dining waiter in the Northern California wine country; a litigation attorney and a nuts and bolts IT tech that became a network engineer. Finally, I was an entrepreneur, owning my own IT business. All of this combined experience is a necessity in my current incarnation as Director of Information Technology at Pacific Fertility Center.

From waiting tables I honed a strong service ethic. As an attorney I developed great communication skills and a sixth sense for ambiguity. As an IT tech and systems engineer I needed strong technical skills and as an entrepreneur I gained strong organizational skills and self-motivation. All of these qualities are absolutely essential in my day to day work here at PFC.

One of the things I love most about PFC is their commitment to helping people grow healthy families. My family is more important to me than anything. I am one of 8 siblings. I have been married 22 years and have 3 children of my own. My wife Hanah is an aspiring writer. She is my best friend and a fantastic mother. She has a natural talent for being able to put herself another’s shoes and give them exactly what they need, even when it is not necessarily what they want. This is very important because my three children are all teenagers.

My oldest son, Josh, is in the United States Coast Guard, working hard to get into their rescue swimmer program which is very challenging. My younger son, Sam, is whip-smart, tall and handsome. He is a junior in high school and just seems destined for greatness. Everyone who meets him gets this impression and none of us can say exactly why. My daughter Emma is smart, funny, self-effacing and beautiful; just about the perfect daughter (and that at fifteen).

While there are always good days and bad, I can honestly say being a parent is the most fun I’ve ever had. At every age, I have been fascinated and pleasantly surprised at how my children grow and evolve and I am unceasingly curious about who they will become.

Working at PFC I feel as though I am in a small way assisting someone else in their desire to have this parenting experience. I think our doctors are superheroes (clinical staff and embryologists too). They help people who want to be parents as much as I did, have the opportunity to build healthy families of their own.

- David Bjorklund, PFC IT Director

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