Employee Spotlight: Andi Cragen

Since joining TJO in 2020, Product Development Engineer, Andi Cragen, has made invaluable contributions to our company's innovation, growth and success.

We are deeply grateful to have Andi on team TJO, and we look forward to you learning a thing or two about her below!

Q: What inspired you to join TJO?

Andi: I wanted to be at a company that is nimble and flexible and cares about bringing new and unique solutions into the Orthopedic space.

Q: What inspires you to continue to stay at TJO?

Andi: The team. TJO is filled with people that are good at what they do and they inspire me daily. We are all devoted to the company mission and it’s incredible to be part of a group so well aligned.

Q: What does the future of TJO look like to you?

Andi: I hope for more and more of the same. We have a bunch of amazing projects lined up and I can’t wait to see the product development team tackle some of the things we are taking on. We don’t really give ourselves any free passes, so the coming years are going to be challenging and fast and impactful. In the future this company and portfolio will not look the same; however, I strongly believe we’ll all still be focused and aligned on the founding values and mission.

Q: How have you grown personally during your time at TJO?

Andi: I’ve certainly become a better mountain biker and skier. This is the first company I’ve ever worked at that I’m the least adventurous and least athletic employee. In all honesty, if we really are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with then I’m in a very good position. I’ve been pushed to learn a lot (personally and professionally) by the company I keep at TJO.

Q: What does TJO mean to you?

Andi: TJO has such a unique perspective on always leading with empathy. I genuinely think we try to consider all users throughout the entire lifecycle of our products. It has led to some really amazing and thoughtfully designed products and initiatives.

Q: Fun Fact about yourself?

Andi: My dad’s job moved us around a decent amount growing up. I spent time in some very different regions of the US. I have a bit of an identify crisis when someone asks where I’m from, but I know I gained a lot of unique perspectives and personality traits from all the places I lived.

Q: What would you tell someone who is interested and considering joining TJO?