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August 22 2012

I don't know why you say goodbye, we say hello! Hello, Hello!

We welcome three new members to the Groundwire Alumni club, and five new members to the Groundwire team.

Over the last two months we’ve said goodbye to three awesome staff here at Groundwire. One of our fabulous web developers (and ukulele player extraordinaire), Matt Yoder, is starting grad school this fall. Urban planning has always been Matt’s passion, and we wish him the best of luck as he moves forward on his new career path. We expect you to design some great cities, Matt! Long-time staff member, Sam Knox (who may have taught you the wonders of Plone or customized your Salesforce database), left his position as a CRM consultant with us to take on the information management challenges at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. They won’t know what hit them after Sam’s whipped their information systems into shape. And finally, after ten years at Groundwire, our Director of Consulting Services, David Averill, just accepted a position with the Salesforce Foundation. We do a lot of work with the Salesforce Foundation, and we look forward to partnering with Dave in his new capacity there.

Matt, Sam and Dave are great colleagues and team members, and made huge contributions to our clients during their time at Groundwire. We welcome them into the powerhouse that is the Groundwire Alum community, but will miss them on a daily basis around the office!

Okay - now onto hellos and we've got lots of them. Hello to five new Groundwire team members! Suphatra Laviolette is starting this month as our new Digital Content and Marketing Manager and will be taking over as editor of the Groundwire newsletter (among a score of other responsibilities). Suphatra comes to us from the communications department of the Marguerite Casey Foundation. Jesse Snyder has joined our web team, bringing a suitcase of mad developer skills, and is currently splitting his time between Groundwire and NPower NW. Haley Sample is our new fundraising intern, with an MPA in sustainable development and nonprofit management from the University of Oregon. Matt Mark is serving as our interim Director of Sales, managing contracts and our project pipeline. If you’re interested in working with Groundwire, Matt’s the person to contact. And, finally, if you haven’t met the very able K C Gauldine, she has taken the reigns as our interim Executive Director.

And we’re still hiring! We have three openings: 

If you’re interested in any of these jobs, send us your resume. We’d love to say Hello! Hello, hello!