Ainsleigh on a carousel, Source: Flickr

A New Job for Will, Christine Traveling, and Daycare Arrangements

Blackbaud LogoIt’s been a while since either Christine or I have posted on our family blog. Let me assure you, a lot has happened since the last posting. Towards the end of December 2011, I was contacted by a representative of Blackbaud. They found, reviewed my portfolio and résumé, and decided to reach out as they were considering adding more staff to their workforce. Since that time, I have interacted with representatives from this organization on seven different occasions. Five of those were official interviews by various personnel of the organization. This took place from the middle of January through the end of February. As such, I decided to keep my activity on Williteration to a minimum, in an effort to ensure maximum preparedness for each successive round of interviews with the organization.

Last Friday, March 2, 2012, the representative who initially contacted me offered me the position. I start on April 2, 2012 in Charleston, SC for four weeks for training and then I telecommute from Reno, Nevada. I feel as though I have groomed myself, unknowingly, for this position since 2006 starting at DCS Serivces and quite possibly earlier with my customer service experience I gained at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Needless to say, I am very excited that I am fortunate enough to continue working in the nonprofit field, following my passion in serving many nonprofit organizations as clients on behalf of Blackbaud. I have posted a short job description, if you are interested, on

Christine continues to enjoy her new position with the State of Nevada. Christine just took her first trip, of what will be many, to Chicago, IL for work in getting information about how she can fit in to help administer a grant given to the state of Nevada by the federal government. She seemed to have a great time at the workshop/conference and even her old principal from TC Williams was one of the keynote speakers on the topic.

The kids are growning so fast. Nolan is speaking more and more every day. In fact, he is sounding out Ainsleigh’s name and they are playing so well together each day. The only thing we need to do is get Ainsleigh to not tackle Nolan and to get Nolan to stop pulling Ainsleigh’s hair.

With me returning to work starting April 2nd (training will take place in Charleston, SC through April 27th), we are going to put the kids back into a preschool full-time. We chose Sierra Summit Children’s Academy because it allows Ainsleigh to intermingle with older kids based on her own development (e.g. if she is beyond some of the lessons for her age, she can get more advanced instruction). I think Ainsleigh will enjoy the school. Nolan is just about the age to leave the toddler and infant area, but he will start there. The school is one big open room with no walls. However, while I was touring the school on a day it was snowing, I didn’t hear a single fight break out about sharing and not a single child cried the entire time I was there. I could tell that there was cabin fever setting in because the kids couldn’t go outside, but for the most part, the kids were all well adjusted and each of the teachers took the time to go to Ainsleigh’s level and chat with her and let her play with available toys. They use very little TV time (almost none) and each class gets the playground to themselves for an hour each day. There are many arts and crafts sessions and lots of good story/circle time.

All-in-all, life is changing for us, here in the Hull household, but always for the better. Life has a funny way of working itself out. I am happy going in the direction we are heading. The adventure continues…

Will Hull, MPA

Front-End Web Developer, Nonprofit professional, SigEp Alumnus who holds a Masters in Public Administration living in the San Diego, CA Metro Area

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