Singlewire Spotlight: Amber

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Each month, we feature one of our stellar team members on our blog. Learn more about them and what they do at Singlewire.

How long have you been at Singlewire and what’s your position?

I’ve been at Singlewire for just over a year, and I am the Director of Software Development.

Please describe what you do at Singlewire.

I currently lead half of the software development team, DevOps, and our Project Management Office. I spend a lot of time making sure everyone in Development has fun, fulfilling, and challenging projects to work on, as well as developing the roadmap, making sure we’re prioritizing initiatives and hitting our goals.

What do you like best about working at Singlewire?

My coworkers! We’re very lucky to work with some of the very best people on the planet. They inspire me, challenge me, and just make life fun.

What’s been your favorite project you’ve worked on here?

That’s a bit like asking me about my favorite kids (I have an answer, but will never admit it). Every single one of our projects makes a positive impact on the world, and that’s what matters.

Where do you see Singlewire in the next five years?

Still holding the same company-wide ad hoc cook-outs and chili cook-offs we do now, but also advertising on the sidelines at Wimbledon and quietly taking the emergency notification world by storm.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

This could be a very long list. I love to be outdoors and get my kids out to do various activities around town. To stay fit, I box (non-contact because I’m afraid of being punched in the face), run, play tennis, and am learning how to cross-country ski. I travel every chance I get. I scuba dive. I like to eat, especially if food is served tapas-style. If an activity is new and different, I’m all for it!

What’s the best place you’ve traveled to and why?

Tanzania - I spent two months there volunteering for the African Wildlife Foundation, helping seven Maasai communities build businesses that would lift them out of poverty and protect their amazing ecological surroundings. Africa is such a different, beautiful, and wondrous place and I really enjoy getting out in the world and making a difference. It’s hard to imagine a better trip than that one.

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to witness?

I’d want to travel with Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite. It would be amazing to talk to and learn from these two excellent environmental visionaries.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Guacamole. I assume I would be granted various things to eat with it, but if not, no matter. It’s delicious by the spoonful too.

Tell us a little about your family?

I’ve got two daughters, ages 5 and 8, and two very snuggly cats who do a good job of distracting my daughters.

Where’s your hometown?

I’m originally from Brown Deer, Wis.

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