Technology Department – Overland Park, Kansas
At Walsworth, I am a user interface web developer for the Yearbook360 application. I started this job in March of 2021 and absolutely love it.
In simple terms, I’m a developer. I make the ideas of designers come to life. I also fix things. Coding is a lot of debugging and that’s a big part of what I do here.
I previously worked at Herff Jones about 10 years ago. I am entering my second year at Walsworth.
The fact that I can learn and grow as a developer with great teachers and co-workers is what lead me here. My previous job I was the sole developer and everything I learned was from Google. It’s very nice to discuss development with like-minded individuals and pick their brain as needed. It’s nice to be a mentor if that’s what is required as well.
I think the coolest thing about my job is getting to see my work pay off. When I fix a really difficult bug, or make something work, I get what I call a ‘Code-High’. I feel really accomplished and excited to see results of my code work correctly. Also, shout out to my co-workers who are just awesome people.
If I had a personalized coffee mug at work, it would say “Spiders are the only Web Developers in the World who enjoy finding Bugs”
What I love most about my job is that feeling of accomplishment after getting the result I’m looking for. Also, I just enjoy the camaraderie around the office.
A fun fact about me is I first discovered my love for web development building a website for a wiffle ball league me and some friends had back in high school.
I have a girlfriend of about 5 years who has a teenage daughter. Together we have 4 dogs and her daughter has a hamster. There are also chipmunks that live under our porch, but they don’t count.
I love sports. I’m a big Royals and Chiefs fan. I play slow-pitch softball very religiously (multiple nights a week) and occasionally dabble in other sports, having played in a basketball league over the winter.
As a teenager, we went on mission trips and volunteered with our church. Now, I contribute in other ways, such as fundraising. Recently, I organized a team for a fundraiser tournament to help underprivileged children have a great Christmas. I also assist my girlfriend and her daughter do service projects for Scouts.
Walsworth has made me feel like I’m an important member of a team. They have honestly put me in a place where I love my job which has vastly improved my mental health. My family sees how my mood has improved since getting this job, and they are excited for me. I can see myself at Walsworth for years to come.
I will say I am finally happy to have a job that I can look forward to every single day. I love my co-workers, I love the atmosphere, and I can honestly say I love Walsworth.