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Heather Oliver is a Technical Writer for Constellix and DNS Made Easy, subsidiaries of Tiggee LLC. She’s fascinated by technology and loves adding a little spark to complex topics. Want to connect? Find her on LinkedIn.
In the spirit of Valentine’s, we want to show some love to the Performing Arts. I mean, without it, how empty would life be? Well, it’d be empty for us here at Constellix, anyhow. Just ask owner and president of Constellix, Steven Job. He’s such a big performing arts fan that he has been volunteering for Wolf Trap for over six years.
Constellix and sister company DNS Made Easy support several charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, Feed America (Second Harvest), Red Cross, and more. All of these organizations hold a special place in Job’s heart, as well the hearts of many of his employees.
The performing arts, however, is in a special class all on its own. Not only does it entertain, but it also inspires, educates, and enriches overall wellbeing. As a big fan of physical and mental health, Steven Job not only supports the arts because he loves it but also because he believes in the health benefits it provides as well.
It’s scientifically proven that the arts can help confidence, anxiety, stress, and depression. It’s an emotional outlet that is a benefit to both those who are performing and their audiences.
The Wolf Trap Foundation of the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization that provides education and enrichment experiences through creative performances across all genres. Performances are held in the Wolf Trap National Park—the only national park dedicated to the performing arts—in the Filene Center, the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located just outside of the park. The foundation's Center of Education offers training and educational activities for all ages and is a valuable resource for the community. Wolf Trap also has a renowned Opera program, one of the highest-rated career development programs in the country.
The Filene Center has a long and rich history. Its first performance was on July 1, 1971, which featured the New York Opera, National Symphony Orchestra, Madison Madrigal Singers, US Marine Band, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1982, but was rebuilt in 1984 and has been holding 70-80 performances annually ever since.
The park is open year-round from 7 a.m. to dusk, even when there are no scheduled performances. Guests can also enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful environment, as well as take part in a number of outdoor activities, such as hiking trails, picnicking, and wildlife watching. Summer ranger programs are also offered, and while geared toward kids, all ages are welcome to attend.
If you’re in the area and want to visit for yourself, or better yet—volunteer—visit the Wolf Trap National Park website for more information.
Steven Job, owner and president of Tiggee LLC (parent company of DNS Made Easy, Constellix, and PerfOps) has been volunteering at Wolf Trap for six years. He serves as a community advocate and ambassador for the foundation and is committed to helping it promote its goals locally and internationally. Some of the ways Job volunteers are through fundraising and sponsorship, but he also attends and helps out at events, encourages community involvement, and is a member of the foundation’s sustainability volunteer program.
When asked about the foundation, Steven Job says, “The Wolf Trap experience stretches far beyond the Washington metropolitan and DMV area (Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia). Most musical artists and visitors experience the concerts live at the actual park. But what makes the Wolf Trap foundation exceptionally unique and special is that it spreads the love of music and arts through education and training opportunities in schools around the country and in many countries internationally. I’m proud to be involved with Wolf Trap and support its mission and vision.”
Job has also been serving on the Associate's board at Wolf Trap for the past two years and is going on his third year. Steven also donates free premium authoritative DNS to support the Wolf Trap Foundation. Constellix has kept its domain running fast and efficiently and most importantly, has kept it accessible to visitors 100% of the time for the past six years—and that’s something that personally brings him immense joy and satisfaction.
The beauty of supporting the performing arts is that it covers such a wide array of tastes and cultures and offers incredible tangible and intangible benefits. The entire Constellix team happily advocates for the Performing Arts in one form or another. Our company ties with Wolf Trap and the arts are just one of the shining examples of what makes us proud to be part of the Tiggee team. I mean, you should hear our team birthday songs—we really go for it! By go for it, that is to say, we usually sound like an offbeat group of American Idol rejects, but we mean well and the spirit is there…
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