Category Archives: Behind the Glasses

Behind the glasses – Nicolas

Each month, we interview one of our awesome Whereoware employees. For May, we get to know Nicolas Sam, our Junior Front End Developer, a little better.

Whereoware Junior Front End Developer Nicolas Sam

WHO:

What’s your name? Nicolas Sam
Job title: Junior Front End Developer

BACKGROUND:

Favorite food: Steak
Hidden talents: I am a classically-trained pianist.
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Will Smith.
One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: A phone, to get off the desert island!
In a zombie apocalypse, my weapon of choice would be: A hatchet! Portable, not too heavy, easy to clean, and maintain.

NERD QUIZ:

Facebook or Twitter: Twitter
iOS or Android: Android
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’: Nerd
Star Wars or Star Trek? Eh. The Matrix?

What’s the best part about working at Whereoware?

Definitely the people. I feel like I have great support, and everyone wants to succeed and help others.

Behind the Glasses – MoonYoung

Each month we get to know one of our fantastic Whereoware employees better. This month, we go Behind the Glasses with MoonYoung Cortez, our Web Designer.

WHO

Whereoware Web Designer MoonYoungWhat’s your name? MoonYoung Cortez
Job title: Web Designer

BACKGROUND

Favorite food: I like a lot of different cuisine, but Japanese food is my favorite.
Hidden talents: Fruit picking. Pretty much everyone who went with me to self service fruit picking comment on how good I am at finding the good ones and quickly developing techniques on knocking them off the tree efficiently.
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Maggie Q.
In a zombie apocalypse, my weapon of choice would be: Optimism and Survivalist mind – Without those, no one can survive the apocalypse.
One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: Duct tape because it’s durability makes for a good survival kit (Not entirely sure of how that would work in real desert, but I once saw a duct tape episode in Mythbusters so I’m pretty convinced).

NERD QUIZ

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
iOS or Android: Android
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’: Geek
Star Wars or Star Trek? Both

What’s the best part about working at Whereoware?

Working with people who are friendly and supportive and smart are the perks!

Behind the Glasses – Emilyann

Each month, we’ll interview one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For November, we get to know Emilyann Key, our Digital Marketing Associate, a little better.

WHO:

What’s your name? Emilyann Key

Job title: Digital Marketing Associate

Background

Favorite food: Sweet potatoes! Everything Bubba Gump can do to shrimp, I can do (read: attempt) with sweet potatoes.

Hidden talents: I do some pretty solid impressions (usually of SNL characters) and fun accents. The New York Times once posited, “She sounds a lot like what’s-her-face.”

If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Tina Fey, but I’d likely be asked to leave the set for asking her too many questions during filming (ironic considering she’s playing me).

My earliest memory: A Norman Rockwell-like still of my view from the ground, when I fell while roller-skating around the house in a Disney princess dress.

Nerd Quiz

Facebook or Twitter: Twitter

iOS or Android: iOS

‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’: Option C: “Dork”

Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars – I can hold my own if a Wookie call is needed.

What’s the best part about working at Whereoware?

There’s something insanely cool about working with people who are genuinely interesting, brilliant, and passionate. We can work crazy hard together, learn from each other, and laugh the whole time. This energy fuels our creativity and commitment to quality work.

The culture at Whereoware thrives on challenge. We’re all about seizing opportunity, taking initiative, and innovating, but unlike other companies I’ve seen, it isn’t overtly competitive. There’s an authentic investment in each employee’s professional development and helping individuals achieve their goals.  Whereoware is a great example of how investing in employee development not only enhances internal happiness, but service quality and customer satisfaction. Whereoware both walks the walk and talks the talk.

Behind the Glasses – Aly

Each month, we interview one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For October, we get to know Aly Gumprich, our Digital Marketing Associate, a little better.

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WHO

What’s your name? Aly Gumprich
Job title: Digital Marketing Associate

BACKGROUND

Favorite food: Rockland’s mac n cheese.
Hidden talents: I’m oddly skilled at keeping a straight face and not laughing during a straight face competition.
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Leslie Knope or Luna Lovegood (the characters).
One item you’d bring with you to a desert island and why:  A button to travel back to reality – and back to the island – at any moment. This way, I’ll always have the perfect escape: a free beach vacation all to myself, anytime!

NERD QUIZ

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
iOS or Android: iOS
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’: Geek Chic, obviously 🙂
Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars. Although, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter are my go-to favorites.

What’s the best part about working at Whereoware?

The people, culture, and personal and professional growth opportunities. It’s a continuous learning environment that’s challenging, rewarding, and fun to be a part of. The free drinks and snacks are a big plus, too!

Behind the Glasses – Kelly

Each month, we interview one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For August, we get to know Kelly, our Project Coordinator, a little better.kelly-raines

WHO:

What’s your name? Kelly Raines

Job title: Project Coordinator

BACKGROUND:

Favorite food: I’ve never met an Italian cold cut sub I didn’t like.
Hidden talent: Ping Pong!
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Anna Kendrick.
One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why:  A puppy. Everything’s better when puppies are involved.

NERD QUIZ:

Facebook or Twitter: I’m not reading it unless it’s 140 characters or less (86 characters remaining).
iOS or Android: iOS #teambluebubble
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’: Geek
Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Gazing?

What’s the best part about working at Whereoware?

Every day there’s a new and interesting problem to solve and an innovative, creative solution to provide. The dreadful, mindless, monotonous, 9-5 doesn’t exist here, and it’s incredibly refreshing!

Behind the Glasses – Chris

Each month, we interview one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For July, we get to know Chris, our Marketing + Sales Associate, a little better.Chris Arslan

WHO:

What’s your name? Chris Arslan

Job title: Marketing + Sales Associate

BACKGROUND:

Favorite food: My mom’s Belgium waffles – I’ll eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Hidden talent: I can hold my breath for a really long time.
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Adam Sandler!
In a zombie apocalypse, my weapon of choice would be: Thundergun and Monkey Bombs – this is a Call of Duty reference… don’t judge me.

NERD QUIZ:

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
iOS or Android: Android
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’: Nerd
Star Wars or Star Trek? Neither. I’m not a big fan of either…I probably just failed this Nerd Quiz.

What’s the best part about working at Whereoware?

The people!!! Everyone is so smart, helpful, creative, and driven! I love coming into work every morning and being surrounded by so many amazing people.