There’s no better way to kick off another #dynepic year than to welcome new team members!
A few months ago, we introduced Dom Lignelli and Chris Dionne, who joined our team as interns through the Department of Defense’s SkillBridge program, which helps match service members with internships to gain hands-on experience and ensure a positive transition into the workforce. In just a short time, it was clear that both Dom and Chris were significant assets to Dynepic and they’ve continued to demonstrate it every single day.
We’re stoked to share that Chris is now a Dynepic Full Stack Engineer, and Dom is our Government Relations Lead!
“Dom and Chris have been an incredible addition to the team,” said Dynepic Co-Founder and CEO, Krissa Watry. “They’ve brought so much value with their military experience and individual skills, they’re hungry to learn and motivated to make a difference. This is a win-win.”
Read on to hear more about what Dom and Chris are up to as official Dynepic team members:
What are the core responsibilities in your new role?
Dom: In my new role as Government Relations Lead, my responsibilities include ensuring the MOTAR Platform reaches the DoD end-users quickly and effectively. I’ll also be working with the different military branches onboarding new users, providing feedback on the platform, and offering suggestions around making the platform fit their specific needs.
Chris: Learning as much as possible and stacking certifications!
How does your time in the military translate to the work you're doing now?
Chris: My experience includes a wealth of knowledge around decision making, complex problem solving, and teaching methods, which allows me to help the Dynepic team evolve our training frameworks and methods. I’m also working to finish my bachelor’s degree in business and programming.
Dom: The US Air Force has provided me with critical skills to successfully navigate processes and procedures, speak the USAF language, and support our team as we build new relationships with government and military entities.
What do you feel made you successful as a Skillbridge intern at Dynepic?
Dom: The integration into each piece of what makes the Dynepic team tick was the first part of making my SkillBridge successful. It gave me a great understanding of how the platform is being developed and everything that goes into it. Another key piece was that the team never hesitated to answer questions I asked, from Krissa all the way to others in the SkillBridge program; there was always time for teaching or working together.
Chris: The majority of my success has to do with the employees. Everyone was willing to help me. When I was met with blockers for projects, everyone was ready to assist where they could.