This week we continue with our employee spotlight series, Ghost Sighting 👻, and are spending some time getting to know a member of our frontend engineering team, Bonnie Grubbs. Keep reading to hear directly from Bonnie and learn a bit about what she enjoys doing outside of work in her home state of Oregon!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Bonnie, a frontend software engineer living in Philomath, Oregon. Philomath is located about 45 minutes from the coast and a short 15-minute drive to Oregon State University where my kids plan on attending college. My family and I recently moved from Colorado, and we've been enjoying exploring our new surroundings.
We have 4 children, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. I love road trips, enjoying nature, gardening, hiking, biking, and exploring the history of the places we travel to.
My interest in gadgets and technology goes back to my childhood. I grew up building model airplanes with my dad and playing with electronics. I really enjoy knowing how things work. In high school, I became friends with someone whose mom had a graphic design company. This is where I first learned how to make logos, layouts, and websites. This interest eventually led me to pursue a degree in software engineering. When I'm not working, I'm usually outside doing yard work or exploring. I recently took my two youngest to Haceta Head lighthouse, where we got to hike up to the lighthouse after dark and see the stars and lighthouse beams. It was a magical experience that I'm sure they'll remember - I know I will.
I'm passionate about technology, design, and the great outdoors. I'm always looking for new ways to learn and grow. Thanks for reading!
There are many more Ghosts to get to know, so keep an eye out for our next Ghost Sighting!