Endlessly inquisitive, Van studied Latin and ancient Greek in college and went on to be a self-taught web developer. Working in the print field for several years, he learned about a wide variety of marketing activities and experienced the transition of the printing industry from old-time desktop publishing to an Internet-driven business, including developments such as online ordering, online job tracking and product personalization through web portals.
Passionate about making the web accessible for everyone, whether at a desk, on a tablet or a smartphone, Van’s goal is to make tasks online simpler, quicker and more efficient through logical solutions that will stand the test of time. Personally, Van is an outdoorsman, regularly exploring new places, climbing mountains, following a river or hunting for shells on a beach. Most recently, he’s been searching for geocaches with his kids, and enjoys how it combines his love of the outdoors with his love of learning and quality time with his family.