Rich Hessinger

Senior Software Engineer
Start date: July 2011

What is your background?
I graduated in 2008 from Penn State Behrend, The Erie College with a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, and a Minor in Computer Science. Before coming to Embrace, I worked as an Assistant Manager at Cinemark Tinseltown, a Software Developer at Dorado Software Folsom, an Application Developer for Distributed Network Software LLC, and an Application Developer for Asset Protection LTD.

Do you have any pets currently?
1 Dog: Ginger – Pomeranian Schnauzer Mix, 2 Cats: Snap – Maine Coon Mix, Raven – Tuxedo Mix, and 1 Turtle: Ralphie – Red Eared Slider.

What is your favorite pet-related memory?
Riding in the bed of my dad’s truck with my sister and my dog, Tiny, when we were putting up campaign signs.

What’s your favorite thing about Embrace?
It’s hard to pick just one thing, but if I had to, I would say the people. Everyone cares so much and is so innovative. It makes coming to work every day enjoyable.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also like to build stuff. Whether it’s restoring an old car, building something out of wood, or building something on the computer. I also love to listen to and play music.

Anything else we should know about you?
I have worked on projects both nationally and globally and my love of animals brought me to Embrace.