Meet Ryan Hepworth!
He is a Contracts Specialist for All Native Group. In his role, he reviews and drafts a variety of contractual documents including nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, subcontracts, and contract modifications. He also helps to ensure active contracts comply with company policies and requirements.
What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
It’s been fascinating learning how large and multifaceted the government contracting industry truly is. I knew it was a huge industry, but I was totally unaware of the scale before I started working at ANG.
How has All Native Group helped you grow?
At the time I started, I knew very little about government contracting since I was transitioning from another career field. Over time, ANG has molded me into an increasingly competent contracts professional while also allowing me to continuously develop skills I’ve acquired from past work experience.
What has been one of your favorite projects so far?
I like reviewing the contractual documents drafted by the government and by other contractors because I can really utilize my legal background and attention to detail to protect ANG’s interests.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I am an avid runner with multiple marathon finishes, including a “BQ” (Boston Qualifying time) at the 2019 Philadelphia Marathon. When I’m not logging miles, you’ll probably find me hiking, watching the NY Yankees, or hanging out with my two pets (a Border Collie and an orange tabby cat).
What is something about you that might surprise people?
I have been a vegetarian most of my life. I was more or less raised as one, but as I’ve gotten older, I keep learning more and more about the benefits of the lifestyle, so I’ve stuck with it.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about applying to work here?
If you ever don’t know something, don’t hesitate to ask a colleague. I’ve been very impressed with people’s willingness and ability to answer any questions I’ve had since starting here, especially as someone just getting his bearings in this field after a career transition.
Do you have anything you’re looking forward to?
I’m getting married next year to the love of my life, so that’s definitely at the top of the “biggest things I’m looking forward to” list. Other than that, I’m looking forward to more trips to America’s National Parks (I recently visited Zion NP and Bryce Canyon NP in Utah).