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The Many Hidden Talents of FindLaw Staff -- Part 2

We all have passions and interests we pursue away from our desks, and the FindLaw team is no different. A few months ago we highlighted some of the skills and interests FindLaw employees bring to their lives outside the office, but our team is just too amazing to be contained in one post.

So we're back again for Part 2 of FindLaw staff's hidden talents, showcasing our musical, linguistic, and altruistic talents.

Saving the Earth

Dave Wang, our Team Lead for Application Enhancements, is running 408recycle.com, the website for CALINX Electronic Recycling. Calinx provides pick-up, recycling, and disposal options to businesses and consumers looking to get rid of their unwanted electronics. In their own words:

"Calinx Recycling gives individuals and businesses the opportunity to reduce their ecological footprint and contribute to the solution of our e-waste crisis. When recycling a material we are mitigating energy (fossil fuels) and pollution often associated with mining and drilling for the raw material."

Saving the Music

Both Andrew Zangrilli and Peter Clarke are big fans of music, and they're contributing to the world of sound as well. Zangrilli, the Business Lead for FindLaw's Cases and Codes, plays a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, piano, and percussion. He also records music and helps the next generation of musicians by teaching, producing, and managing kids with musical interests.

Clarke, Team Lead and Editor for both Consumer and Legal Professional Blogs, also dabbles in guitar and banjo. While in law school, he played in a few bands in Sacramento. For example, you can hear him contributing to Sam Eliot's album "Monte Sereno".

Saving the Past

Product Manager Jeff Yano's Masters of Arts degree involved training in medieval languages, including paleography (the study of ancient handwriting) and diplomatic (the study of ancient documents), which sounds complicated, so I'll let him explain:

"I spent a lot of time working with medieval charters, records, the occasional law code, statutes, wills, and writs; and also studied the earliest parliaments, courts, and administrative states -- stuff that's certainly useful for anyone trying to understand the legal process or make sense of legal documents."

Jeff says his experience can help when reading regulatory documents or deciphering Team Lead Gabriella Khorasanee's handwriting.

So not only is FindLaw your source for the best consumer and legal professional content on the web, but our staff can help with transistors, tunes, and translations.