Meet-our-team Monday: Justin Ward, IT Manager

Justin Ward

IT Manager

Grand Rapids


Where did you grow up?
Traverse City, MI

What was the last book you read?
Dune by Frank Herbert.

What are you most proud of, either professionally or personally?
I have learned how to appreciate the little things and have empathy for those around me.

Describe your ideal Saturday.
Relaxing at home.

What do you like most about living in Grand Rapids?
I like the people, food, and business opportunity.

What is your favorite food?
Japanese Udon.

What makes you passionate about your job?
Solving business needs by using technology creatively.

What is your average day like at Extend Your Reach?
Implement technology solutions that both satisfy the current business need and allow for growth, scalability, and flexibility in the future.

What is your favorite EYR project that you’ve worked on?
The upgrade and migration of EYR’s primary application. The project was taken over, coordinated, and implemented within my first 30 days at EYR.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Visit family, workout, sleep.

What is your secret guilty pleasure?
Video games.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t sweat the small stuff.

What is your favorite blog/newspaper/book and why? – it’s the best technology news network I have ever been exposed to.

What is your go-to clothing option?
Jeans and a v-neck t-shirt.

What celebrity/famous person would you most like to meet?
Bernie Sanders

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