Raven hires 1 UI/UX designer and 2 developers

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Raven hires 1 UI/UX designer and 2 developers

“10 million strong, and growing.” Do you remember that Flintstones Vitamins commercial jingle?

When I counted up all the Ravens to introduce our three newest, and came to the grand total of 29, that’s the ditty that kept playing in my head.

Raven may not have 10 million employees, but we’re strong, and growing.

As usual, the newbs got the ole Vanity Fair Proust questionnaire. They picked the questions, they wrote the answers. Get to know them:

Sarah Musselman

Sarah Musselman Raven UX/UI
Sarah Musselman has joined Raven Internet Marketing Tools as a UI/UX Designer on Raven’s product team. Sarah has more than five years of experience in user interface design and front-end development. She previously served as a Client Services / Internet Marketing Specialist for Galvin Technologies.

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
    To be relaxing by the ocean with good company, eating lobster in one hand and drinking an adult beverage in the other. It sounds so perfect in my head, except I know that I’m going to need both hands to eat all that dreamy lobster.
  2. What is your greatest fear?
    It’s a tossup between confined spaces, small clusters of holes and bats flying around my head.
  3. What is it that you most dislike?
    Smartphones. I’ll admit that I own an iPhone, but it does not own me. It sincerely bothers me to see people constantly looking at their phones while driving, eating, walking, being with other important human beings, etc.
  4. What is your greatest extravagance?
    Over the past couple of years I’ve been my boyfriend’s guinea pig in the kitchen while he’s been pursuing his culinary arts degree. We are relatively picky eaters and are willing to spend more for quality. So, I’d definitely say food. And shoes.
  5. What is your most treasured possession?
    I recently had to clean out my childhood bedroom in Indiana, so I came across a lot of forgotten yet sentimental things. Of these, the baby quilt my grandma and mom made for me still means the most.
  6. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    I’m a happy dog-mom to two spoiled miniature dachshunds named Charlie and Lucy. How could you not love these faces?
  7. Charlie and Lucy
    Totes adorbs! Charlie, left, and Lucy.
  8. Which talent would you most like to have?
    To be able to cook. I can bake brownies and cookies with my eyes closed. But give me the freedom to experiment with ingredients and flavors? It will be a disaster.
  9. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    I am a creature of habit who thrives on routines, to-do lists and planning. I’ve always wished that I could be more spontaneous and willing to take risks.
  10. What is your most marked characteristic?
    People tend to comment on my quietness, which is understandably mistaken for shyness. I was voted “Most Shy” in high school and was once thought to be deaf by a classmate in 6th-grade science class.
  11. Who are your favorite writers?
    I know she’s considered a songwriter, but I have to choose Joanna Newsom. Her lyrics are stories that can be easily enjoyed without music. I love both, so I am OK with being a bit biased.

Contact Sarah

Email: sarah@raventools.com
Twitter: @RavenSarahM

Eric Kambestad

Eric Kambestad, a new Raven Developer
Eric Kambestad has joined Raven Internet Marketing Tools as a developer. Eric has more than five years of experience in development and previously served as a developer for School of the Legends.

  1. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
    Magnum P.I. The Man. The Mustache.
  2. What is your greatest fear?
    It’s a three-way tie: Failure, spiders and running out of whiskey.
  3. What is your motto?
    “It’s all good.”
  4. On what occasion do you lie?
    Height/weight sections on any form ever.
  5. What is your greatest regret?
    Spending too much time outside while growing up. I should’ve been inside, on a computer… that’s where the money is.
  6. In which we poke slight fun at Eric.

  7. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    My wife and new baby boy are at the top of my list! But my two pugs, Banjo and Ukulele, come in a close second.
  8. Which living person do you most despise?
    Nicki Minaj, Snooki, and/or Tom Brady. Take your pick.
  9. What do you dislike most about your appearance?
    Hairline. I’m also known as the guy who wears hats every day.
  10. What is your greatest extravagance?
    Whiskey collection.
  11. What is your favorite journey?
    Uncharted 3. I feel like Indiana Jones, only more amazing. If you could even imagine that.

Contact Eric

Email: eric@raventools.com

Jeremy Kendall

Jeremy Kendall Raven Developer
Jeremy Kendall has joined Raven Internet Marketing Tools as a web developer. Jeremy has more than 11 years of experience in programming for the web in PHP. He previously served as Chief Applications Developer for InterSec Research, LLC.

  1. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
    Procrastination.
  2. What do you dislike most about your appearance?
    I have a love/hate relationship with my weight, specifically my gut. I’m comfortable as a big guy, but maybe not quite so big.
  3. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
    My wife, Megan. Ask me about our story sometime. It’s a good one.
  4. What is your favorite occupation?
    My current occupation, programming. I’m passionate about it. It’s one of my favorite things, even after hours and on weekends.
  5. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
    Jack Reacher.
  6. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
    It’s a tossup between passive aggression and dishonesty. Let’s go with the former.
  7. What is your favorite journey?
    Road trips to anywhere via motorcycle, as long as the route is scenic.
  8. What is your most treasured possession?
    My camera. I’m a new photographer and couldn’t live without it.
  9. Babak, by Jeremy Kendall
    Babak, an old friend and tattoo artist.
  10. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
    “The other day.” When I say that, and I say it all the time, it could mean anything from three years ago to yesterday.
  11. Which talent would you most like to have?
    The ability to remember anything I hear, see or read. My memory is mediocre at best, and I’d prefer not to have to take as many notes and not to set as many reminders for myself.

Contact Jeremy

Email: kendall@raventools.com

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Arienne Holland is the Director of Marketing and Customer Experience at Raven. She divides her time between outreach, writing, teaching and understanding developers. Before Raven, Arienne spent more than a decade as an editor and graphic designer for Gannett. She was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for team breaking news journalism. She likes bread, books and bourbon.

More about Arienne Holland | @RavenArienne

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3 Responses to “Raven hires 1 UI/UX designer and 2 developers”

  1. I think Eric worked one day before leaving to go have a baby, so we had to make fun of him a little :)

  2. Welcome,

    I had to comment, Sarah’s dogs are too cute, the graphic in Eric’s made me laugh, and I gotta agree with Jeremy on Jack Reacher. Read all the books. Anyway, as you were. :)

  3. That’s really random – Babak did one of my tattoos here in Memphis a couple years ago. haha

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