In early 2019 my husband asked how I would feel about the possibility of relocating to Vermont from our home in Northern Virginia. After some quick internet searches to make sure I would have a local supply of books and craft supplies if we moved, I gave my wholehearted ‘sure’ in reply. In June 2020 we made the move and haven’t looked back. Because we relocated mid pandemic, I kept my same job for another year and a half and worked from home. As workplaces in Virginia began to reopen and require staff to return to the office, it came time to look locally. I had the privilege of being picky and finding just the right employer for me.
When I saw the position at Hallam-ICS I spent a lot of time on the website reading about the workplace culture, the tradition of community service, and the values the company maintains. The more I saw the more I wanted to learn, from reading blog posts, to seeing other Hallam stories from my potential colleagues. I was impressed from the start, and only grew more so as I met employees through the interview and onboarding processes. I’m excited to be here at Hallam-ICS and work with such a great group of people.