We’re Excited to Welcome Our New Full Stack Web Developer, Stephen Ham!
Please give a warm welcome to the newest edition to the VNL Team, Full Stack Web Developer, Stephen Ham!
Stephen joins our Tech Team, and will be focused on improving our PARTNER platforms, as well as our clients’ experience with them – so they can optimally perform the transformative work that our PARTNER platforms enable.
Stephen was at our recent retreat, and it was a pleasure to meet him! Learn some more about him below.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a full-stack web developer, and love learning about technology and have always had an underlying passion for understanding how the world works. I also have some previous experience from working in cybersecurity, and have done some technical writing and copy editing as well. I’ve lived in Colorado since the 90s and enjoy being outdoors whether that’s hiking or snowshoeing, and I’m almost always reading a book on technology at any given time.
What is your new position and what do you hope to accomplish in it?
I’m a new Full-Stack Developer on VNL’s Tech team. In a general sense, I just hope that what I do will help make a difference for everyone using our PARTNER platforms to bring about change that can make a positive impact, no matter what form that might take.
Who is a significant mentor in your life?
I’ve had a few big mentors in my life so far but would have to give the most credit to my sister, who’s always been someone that I can turn to for advice in any situation. She’s given me advice and encouragement for as long as I can remember, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.
Where is your favorite place to visit on vacation?
Locally in Colorado, this would have to be Rocky Mountain National Park. I can always find a spot to escape to there, even in the hectic crowds during the summer. Outside of Colorado, I’d have to say the Pacific Northwest around Seattle. It’s my favorite city in the US, close to two amazing national parks (Mt Rainier and Olympic), and the rocky Pacific coastline is jaw-droppingly scenic.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and why?
Flight. It’d be amazing if I could fly to the top of a mountain, then jump off and fly over lakes and rivers, and through canyons, to see everything that normally you can’t see from the ground.
What do you enjoy doing away from work?
Spending time outdoors in the mountains as much as I can. When I’m not doing that, I like checking out new and old movies that I haven’t seen before.
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About the Author: Will Jacobson
Will Jacobson is the Business Development Representative on VNL’s Marketing and Communications Team. Originally from New York City, Will loves living in Colorado and all the outdoor life it has to offer. He’s also a pretty big foodie!