Each month, we’ll be going beyond the glasses to get a glimpse of the personal experiences of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For May, we get to know Jacob McCollum, our Lead Front End Developer, a little better outside of the office.
What’s your name? Jacob McCollum Job title: Lead Front End Developer
What is Cypher V?
Cypher V is the 5th installment of the College of William & Mary’s annual computer science hack-a-thon. Over the course of 37 sleep-free hours, teams of students collaborate to create projects that solve real world problems, improve quality of life, entertain, and more. (All skill levels are welcome!)
At the end of the weekend, the teams present their projects to a panel of judges, who award prizes in multiple categories like Innovation and Complexity.
Each month, we go beyond the glasses to get to know our fab Whereoware employees even better. For April, meet Grant Kenny, an Account Executive and aspiring voice actor.
What’s your name? Grant Kenny Job title: Account Executive
THE SIDE HUSTLE: VOICE ACTOR
How’d you get started in voice acting? What’s the journey been like?
I’m still at the beginning stages! I started with coaching and online training through a Studio in New York. My coach was the voice of a popular Saturday cartoon called Yu-Gi-OH.
Since then, I’ve trained with multiple coaches and made a lot of connections. I now have a website and an agent based in Atlanta.
I’ve worked on a few commercials for car and RV dealerships, a YouTube Web trailer series, and some professional narrations.
I also help run a conference every other year – the Mid-Atlantic Voiceover Conference, or MAVO for short. It’s based in Herndon, Virginia and brings voice actors from all over to meet and work with the pros. It’s a huge success, and I love being a part of it.
The future that data experts and science fiction authors have long predicted is here: digital data runs our world.
When effectively interpreted and harnessed, data helps us make strategic decisions, improve inefficiencies, better engage our audience, and provide deeper value to customers. Data automation at scale is the competitive future, and Whereoware has an entire Customer Insights (CI) team obsessed with all-things-data.
Meet our gang of data experts and learn how the Customer Insights team helps our clients maximize data to make strategic business decisions and increase sales.
Each month, we’ll be going beyond the glasses to get a glimpse of the personal experiences of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For February, we get to know about Mitch Phillips, our User Interface Designer, outside of the office a little better.
What’s your name? Mitch Phillips Job title: User Interface Designer
Where did you go?
I flew to Salt Lake City, rented a car, and explored 4/5 National Parks in Utah. I visited Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, and Bryce Canyon over a ten-day span and hiked close to 100 miles in that time. I lived off of peanut butter sandwiches to save money, but every once in a while, I’d splurge on some deli meat and have the meal of a lifetime.
This January, the Whereoware Team headed to Atlanta for AmericasMart, one of the biggest Gift and Home Markets of the year. AmericasMart brings together Gift and Home exhibitors, retailers, and solution providers for a week-long event to show new products, fulfill industry, mingle at showroom celebrations, and brainstorm on innovating and improving their business.
Today, we’re going behind-the-scenes of our Pharos Digital Showroom, where we launched our new affordable and scalable mix-and-match product suite.
Each month, we’ll be interviewing one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For November, we get to know Dominique Bini, our Email Marketer, a little better.
What’s your name? Dominique Bini Job title: Email Marketer
Favorite food: Fish Tacos (On The Boarder has the best!) Hidden talents: Bobbing & weaving through crowds – my friends get left in the dust at concerts. I also have a knack for calligraphy and remembering birthdays. If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Kristen Bell, she’s little but sassy. One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: My little Jeep Renegade. I can trek the island with 4×4 and there’s handy stuff in there like a first aid kit, hand sanitizer and a flash light. Continue reading Behind the Glasses: Dominique→
Each month, we’ll be going beyond the glasses to get a glimpse of the personal experiences of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For October, we get to know about Bryan Sauka, our Business Analyst, outside of the office a little better.
What’s your name? Bryan Sauka Job title: Business Analyst
Where did you go?
Gates of the Arctic, Alaska. This 2-week journey started at the top of the Brooks Range, 110 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Without a guide, I explored 145 miles of untouched Alaskan wilderness, hiking and pack-rafting through the most brutal conditions I ever experienced.
Each month, we’ll be interviewing one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For September, we get to know Madison Herbert, our Internal Marketer, a little better.
What’s your name? Madison Herbert Job title: Internal Marketer
Favorite food: Korean BBQ. I’ve never met a bulgogi I didn’t like. Hidden talents: I’m a wiz in the kitchen and I can sing every word to almost any 80’s greatest hit (I’m really a 90’s kid, but an 80’s kid at heart). Oh, and sorting M&M’s by color (#OCDproblems). If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Zooey Deschanel. She’s my spirit animal. One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: Hermione’s enchanted purse. It’s the perfect survivor kit, obviously. In a zombie apocalypse, my weapon of choice would be: The cloak of invisibility (yes, another HP reference). I’m just not cut out for blood and guts and zombie slaying. I think my greatest chance of survival would be to live my best post-apocalyptic life under the radar. Continue reading Behind the Glasses: Madison→
Each month, we’ll be interviewing one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For July, we get to know Estefania Weinbach, our Web and Print Designer, a little better.
What’s your name? Estefania Weinbach Job title: Web and Print Designer
Favorite food: Steak from Argentina; Burgers from Colombia; and Pizza from New Haven. Hidden talents: Painting with any media (watercolor, oil, acrylics, etc.). I’m also very good at playing board games! If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Gal Gadot (she’s very beautiful, haha), but probably someone with a strong latina accent. One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: A knife. I could try to make a fire, hunt fish, and open coconuts. But, why would I go to a desert island in the first place? I would prefer a vacation in Jamaica. My earliest memory: My mom used to bring me to kindergarten on her motorcycle. I remember from the couple of burns I have on my legs.
Facebook or Twitter: Instagram. iOS or Android: Android. ‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’: Geek, completely. Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars.
What’s the best part about working at Whereoware?
My co-workers and especially my team. We are like family. We always support each other when looking for the best solutions for our projects. Also, the opportunities to get more experience and learn every day about our client’s different industries.