A Season of Thanks: What GeekHive is Grateful for in 2018

November 30, 2018

Blog | Culture | A Season of Thanks: What GeekHive is Grateful for in 2018
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2018 has been our busiest year yet. We’re growing rapidly, expanding our practice into new and exciting areas, and maturing as an organization. All of this takes a lot of forward momentum, but this time of year, we try to take a step back from doing, planning, and looking ahead to look back and acknowledge everything that we have accomplished, all of the people that have supported us to get to this point, and everything that we have to be grateful for in this moment.

As is our yearly tradition, we threw a huge Thanksgiving feast in our office, even having our teams around the country join in remotely. While it’s fun to try everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving food, the real reason we get together is to celebrate our hard work and success, and most importantly, to share what we’re most thankful for as individuals and as a growing organization.

So before we flip the calendar and run headlong into the winter holidays, we thought we’d take one last moment to reflect on how much we have to be thankful for. Here’s what some of our teammates had to say.

Tom DeLuca
Developer
“I’m grateful for my family, friends, and job. This will be my 12th year at GeekHive, and I still love it. Being here is a blessing, and I enjoy all the people I work with.”

Justin Firth
UX/Front-End Practice Lead
“I am grateful for life and thankful for the health and happiness of my family, friends, and pets.”

Cara Steinberg
Developer
“I’m thankful for my family and friends, and I am so grateful for my new full-time position at GeekHive.”
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Cara worked as a co-op this summer, and just accepted her full-time position at GeekHive the week of Nov. 26. Welcome aboard. We’re grateful to have you!]

Michael McDermott
Project Producer
“I am grateful for the health, well-being and love of my family. I am grateful to be part of a successful organization with people of the highest caliber. I am grateful to still be able to find wonder in the world.”

Brandon Mosley
Creative Strategist
“I am super-thankful for a sour 2017 turning into what’s become a positive 2018, especially after joining the GeekHive team which has embodied the exact vision I had for myself! I am also thankful for Tim Butler’s hair…”

Ryan LeCluse
Digital Marketing Strategist
“I am grateful for my family & friends, for good health, good food and community. I am grateful that I’m one step closer to my authentic self, every day. I am grateful for being a part of this tribe of Geeks, and for the technology that allows me to work with you all from anywhere my family chooses to call home.”
[EDITOR’S NOTE: GeekHive is hiring for several positions that can be on-site or remote. If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our open positions here.]

Nikki Alessandrino
Human Resources Coordinator
“I just want to say I am thankful for my GeekHive family! Firstly, Noreen who is a wonderful manager who has really taught me so much while I am working with her! She is one of the hardest working people I know, but she always has time for me if I have questions.
I also am thankful for everyone at GeekHive as a whole. Not many places have such a collection of selfless, kind people. Everyone has one another’s back, and is not only willing but eager to help out one another. There is always someone who offers to help me clean up after events, if I am having technical issues, or even if I am having a bad day, they always have a joke to make me smile. When we say we are part of the Hive, it means exactly that. We are a family of co-workers who lift up and support one another!! I am truly thankful to be a part of a wonderful team of Geeks!”

Phil Azzi
Technical Lead
“I’m thankful that we were blessed this year with baby #2, the perfect addition to our growing family.”

David Campbell
Director of Production
“I’m grateful for the entire production leadership team who work to ensure we provide the experiences and outcomes that our customers need!”

Anthony Pinzone
UI Developer
“I’m thankful to all the great people here at GeekHive for giving me such a warm welcome when I started this past March. Being here and working with so many bright people on some amazing projects has revitalized my love for front-end development and design, at a time where I was starting to question whether this career was for me. Special shout-outs to Brandon Mosley, his fun personality has brought much-needed relief to some aggravating projects. Andrew Serwin for all the fun and engaging conversations. Tino DeRico for making me a better ping pong champ. Justin Firth for the awesome mentorship and hand-holding when needed. Thanks, everyone!”

Andrew Serwin
Digital Marketing Specialist
“I’m supremely thankful for the health and happiness of my wife Beth, 3-year-old daughter Violet, and family at large. I’m also very grateful for my position here at GeekHive; I came on board not long after my previous employer, Toys”R”Us, declared bankruptcy, and some of my former co-workers are still searching for jobs, so thankful to be a part of this amazing group. Special shout-outs to GeekHive team members: Brandon Mosley, Shannon Brennan-Cressly, Cory Bergquist, Anthony Pinzone, George Jaray, Joe Balsamello, Phil Azzi, Mike McDermott, Jim Bixler, Tim Butler, Dave Kamm, Noreen Condon and Tim Leverett for tons of help and support along the way. And thanks to the Dev Team for bringing me on Project Grandeur–it was a blast to see them in action and contribute on such an awesome product!”

George Jaray
Developer
“I’m thankful for the life full of food, adventures, and fun that I’m able to live thanks to the hard work everyone here at GeekHive puts in.”

Kathleen Callahan
Digital Marketing Strategist
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with the Geeks. Everyone’s been super-welcoming and helpful in getting me on-boarded. Cheers!”
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathleen is a new addition to the GeekHive team, bringing years of experience in digital strategy for large scale organizations with her. We’re grateful to have her!]

Joe Oh
Developer
“I’m grateful for having such a supportive family and friends. They help me out through any of my crazy antics. GeekHive is also like a second family to me, everyone is so friendly and it makes me enjoy work everyday. Shoutout to the Drew Crew for always helping me out!”

Tim Leverett
Senior Developer
“I am thankful for my new twin daughters, Madison and Hailey, who are teaching me patience and love. I am thankful for my wife Morgan, who is supportive, kind and level-headed on this crazy rollercoaster ride. I am thankful for my coworkers who have helped me through sleep deprivation and stress. I am thankful for GeekHive for giving me the flexibility to spend time with my new family.”

Tim Butler
Director of Account Managment
“I’m extremely thankful for our extended family of customers, and the opportunities they provide. We had a tremendous year in 2018, and have made great strides to improve our customers’ experience. We look forward to the year to come, and we’ve got lots underway to improve our customers’ experiences even more as we continue to grow upon our customer relationships.”

Mike Caccavano
Chief Experience Officer
“I’d like to take a moment to give my sincere thanks to all of our employees, and customers for making this one of GeekHive’s most successful years ever. I’m grateful to all of you. Our Mission is to facilitate exceptional experiences working with our partners to bring their creative vision to life by sharing our technical expertise. In addition, we provide opportunities for people to earn a happy, healthy living doing what they love to do. It’s so nice to see all of the personal growth happening for our Geeks, knowing that we are fulfilling our mission to support our team to accomplish not only professional but personal goals as well. To customers past and present, as we celebrate this month of Thanksgiving, we would like you to know how thankful we are to be associated with you. Thank you for placing your trust in us and giving us a chance to provide you with our services. We wish you a great holiday season and a very Happy Thanksgiving!”

Andrew Serwin

Digital Marketing Specialist
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