My Why: Thomas Stobaugh

By: Kacie Holder

As an engineer and a search-and-rescue volunteer, Thomas knows first-hand how Verizon helps first responders.

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This week’s My Why episode highlights the Global Network and Technology team’s Thomas Stobaugh, a California engineer who loves the great outdoors and can speak to the live-saving capabilities of Verizon’s growing network.

After an internship experience that helped him build out-of-this-world communication systems for spacecraft, Thomas joined Verizon in 2014. When he isn’t camping or hunting, he’s volunteering with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team. Earlier this year, Thomas was called to help when a hiker was injured during a rock fall, and when his team’s radio communications went out, Verizon was there to help Thomas save the day!

What is My Why?

To celebrate Verizon’s 20th anniversary, we’re highlighting the Verizon journeys, accomplishments, passions and goals of 20 dynamic and diverse V Teamers.

Previous episode of My Why:

- Caroline Ancheta
- Belinda Harris
- Corey Czmiel
- Soyirindhi Hore
- Vanessa Houston
- Pepsi LaMar
- Amanda Kegley
- Imelda Luquin
- Aleena Taufiq
- Nigel Leu-wai-see
- Jhonathan Montenegro
- Kisiah Timmons
- Linh Beugelsdyk
- Xavier White

About the author:

Kacie Holder is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team, best known for her creativity.

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