Hey, all. I’m excited for you to meet Adam Barry. Adam is our Core Program Manager here at Tithe.ly—which means he is the point person for our mobile and online giving tools. There’s a ton involved with maintaining the software, making updates, and fixing bugs, while keeping an eye on making our giving software easy-to-use—and Adam runs point on all of this.
Adam is also a devoted husband, and he enjoys a good round of karaoke with friends.
We recently asked Adam a few questions to get to know him better. Let’s dig in!
Q: How did you hear about/get started at Tithe.ly?
A: This story begins with my previous job. I had worked in the legal industry for 17 years. The job was demanding and the hours were long. I often considered changing careers, but the timing never seemed right.
Then, one day I was chatting with one of Tithe.ly’s founders, Frank Barry, about how things were going. He told me about a position at Tithe.ly that he felt I would be a good fit for. During my interview, I realized how the company culture was much more in line with that I was looking for. Thankfully, the team agreed I would be a good fit as well and I joined the Tithe.ly family. It was a huge change for me, but a welcomed one.
Q: What does a typical day at Tithe.ly look like for you?
A: My days tend to vary quite a bit. My main responsibility is to determine what we're going to build or improve upon next. I don't do this alone though. I carefully consider the feedback of customers, stakeholders, and developers.
Once we determine what we want to build, I get it in the queue for our dev team and prioritize it. We get so many great ideas all the time; it can be a challenge to say that we're going to build X before Y. If you're reading this and you have a feature request for our Giving or Events products, please know that I appreciate the feedback and I take everything into consideration as we move forward.
I also assist our team and customers. Since I'm in the Giving product on a daily basis and watching the development, I have a deep knowledge of the product that allows me to answer the more complex questions and determine solutions for problems that we're trying to solve for customers.
Q: If you could give your 18-year-old self a piece of advice, what would it be?
A: Take your time. You never know what God might reveal if you slow down to listen to him.
Q: And now for fun—a few favorites. What’s your favorite movie trilogy? Board game?
A: Back to the Future (I'm still waiting for flying cars and real hover boards); and Quelf! Do yourself a favor and have some friends over that don’t mind being silly and play this game.
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more interviews with the Tithe.ly team!