Claire left her teaching days behind to pursue a career in web development. Determined to soak up and learn as much as she can, Claire is often found behind her computer screen, coding, problem solving, and debugging with a cat in her lap. 🐈
Q: Where did you work before this, what experience do you have from there?
A: Prior to Linchpin, I was a high school English teacher at a small private school.
Q: What is your career focus?
A: Learning and becoming the best developer I possibly can.
Q: What do you believe your best strength is within the company?
Q: How would you describe yourself with three words?
A: Caring, creative, and quirky.
Q: How would your friends describe you?
A: The loudest person in the room.
Q: What is currently your computer background?
A: A watercolor painting of a terrarium.
Q: If money didn’t matter, what would you do all day?
A: Create! I always want more time to devote to making art, writing, etc.
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
A: People who don’t use their turn signal.
Q: What makes you bored?
A: Sports. I truly have less than no interest in athletics.
Q: Tell me about something you would happily do again.
A: Traveling to Spain! It was easily the most beautiful trip I’ve taken and the food was incredible. I also learned a lot about winemaking 🍷 and got to pet a LOT of Spanish cats. 😸
Q: What are your three most overused words or phrases?
A: “Does that make sense?” “Okay, but consider this…” “Look at this cat! Have you SEEN this cat?!”
Q: What are two things you have with you at all times?
A: Lipstick and bobby pins.
Q: How would you define success?
A: Having both intellectual fulfillment and financial security.
Q: What advice would you give to your 18 year old self?
A: Calm down. It really will all work out in the end.
Q: What is the first thing on your bucket list?
A: More travel! I’d love to see every continent.
Q: Favorite activities on your day off?
A: Watching reality competition shows, crafting, dance, and just generally hanging with my cats.
Q: What is one thing you can’t live without?
A: Coffee. ☕️
Q: What does true leadership mean to you?
A: Humility, forgiveness, and honest communication.