Shain is an old friend who has recently pivoted his career from music to technology. His interests and skills are fairly wide-ranging, with a focus on front-end web development and solidly contemporary tools and languages.
While he doesn't have on-the-job experience yet, I will vouch for his honesty and work ethic, and say that he has a good "team player" personality.
If you're interested in a low-cost, high-enthusiasm junior developer, he could be a great match. For your firm, an excellent long-term investment.