Scott A. Beyer has been striving to exceed customer expectations in various facets of the software industry for over 20 years. His work experience runs the gamut from training and tech-support, to software quality assurance, to team development and project management. During his nine years at Apple, he helped to deliver five generations of the award-winning FileMaker Pro database family.
He formed Appleseed Solutions in 2008 so that he could be closer to his customers and better see first-hand how his work contributes to his clients’ successes and now he works with The Verden Group to deliver that same level of care to our clients.
Scott understands the value of building web sites with an eye toward longevity and low-cost maintenance, and the importance of a great user experience on mobile devices. And he has eight years of experience creating custom solutions with WordPress. He is involved personally in every stage of a project, from gathering requirements and analyzing workflow, to visual design, to implementation, training and maintenance. He listens to his clients and translates their needs into great solutions for both them and their customers.
Scott makes his home in Richmond, Vermont and San Francisco, California. When he’s not building things on his MacBook, you can find him building enormous Star Wars ships out of LEGO, or working in the kitchen to create delicious things out of butter, sugar and flour.
Difficult conversations can sometimes come up with patients and families, especially during a pandemic. Here's how using empathy can help tackle these conversations.
"Hatton first discussed why empathic communication was important in providing care. She noted that many families and patients receive difficult news, which often provokes an emotional response. When delivering bad news, a health care provider might offer an onslaught of information, ignoring the emotional response the patient might be having, making it difficult for them to process what the health care provider is saying. It’s better, said Hatton, to give the patients some time to digest what was said, and acknowledge the array of feelings they might be going through."
The COVID-19 vaccine is on its way to children, but will still take some time. Here's the latest news.
"It may be better to think of vaccination unfolding in phases and to realize that scientists are still learning how well the inoculations work. All the vaccines show excellent protection against severe disease, so vaccinating adults first will reduce the threats of death and hospitalization. They also markedly reduce milder cases of symptomatic illness. But vaccine trials are just beginning to rigorously test how well they halt transmission and to learn how safe and effective they are in adolescents and young children."