Steve was my very first hire, and I often look back on that choice as the best one I’ve ever made for the company. Steve is a highly-skilled WordPress developer. He writes thoughtful, elegant code for our custom WordPress plugins and themes, and I’ve yet to give him a challenge that he couldn’t meet. He is also a great team player, always looking for new opportunities to contribute and happy to mentor more junior developers. All of the buzz-words apply: Steve is customer-focused, quality-driven, self-motivated, a team player and strong communicator, all of those things. But most of all, Steve has been a wonderful collaborator in moments when I have worn a Project Owner hat. He’s willing to push back if something doesn’t make sense to him, and I’ve learned to pay sharp attention to his instincts. He’s ready to brainstorm solutions to complex problems, or to talk through implementation options and make sure we’ve covered all of the bases. He’s open to feedback, and willing to give it in a thoughtful and supportive way when asked. I look forward to every opportunity I get to work with Steve, and would not hesitate to recommend him to any organization or position that fits his interests and skills.