Our Team

We’re software engineers. We’re product developers. We’re AMS experts. We’re project managers. We’re video game nerds. We’re Redskins (or Cardinals, or other sportball team) fans. We’re parents. We’re tuba players, chicken whisperers, outdoor junkies, and everything in between. We are Gravitate.

Our Fearless Leader, Tim Ward

Tim Ward is President and Co-Founder of Gravitate Solutions (formerly Old Town IT). With nearly 25 years of experience in the technology arena, he offers unparalleled insight into translating the unique business needs of associations into web-based technology solutions that optimize business processes. Tim is a seasoned software visionary, having architected and implemented applications and systems that serve as the bedrock for client’s operations. Under his leadership, Gravitate has garnered prestigious awards including being featured on the Inc. 5000 list for five years in a row and numerous Abila Excellence Awards.

Tim Ward
Adam Neal, MCP

Adam Neal, MCP

What do you do? I bend netFORUM to my will to produce results for our clients.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? Why? “Wordless Chorus” by My Morning Jacket. It has a really cool (wordless, of course) chorus. I also enjoy that Jim James wants you to know that “we are the innovators.” I think that applies well to my personal and professional life!

What is your perfect pizza? Pepperoni, meatball, and jalapeno. Gotta have a little spice.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? A beautiful sunset just when the… no wait… it was a picture of my parking spot at IKEA so we could find our car. It’s a big parking lot.

Favorite quote: “The Dude abides.”

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

What do you do?  I write the code that makes the whole world sing! Cheesy reference aside, I make our clients dreams and needs a reality in the digital world.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? FTL Drives (Faster than Light) – imagine the places the human race can go and see. Imagine the advances in technology that can be made.

What is your perfect pizza? Chicago style deep dish pizza with as much meat as possible…ask Jason Barnes…he knows what I mean.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? A picture of my 5 year old son, my wife and me at an Ole Miss football game. Hotty Toddy (yes I am an Ole Miss graduate)!!

Allen Cantrell, MCP

Allen Cantrell, MCP

What do you do? I rearrange words and turn them into code.

What is your spirit animal? The velociraptor.

If you could go back in time to watch any concert, which one would it be? The Beatles rooftop concert from 1969.

What is your earliest computer memory? Playing Klotski on a Windows 3.1 computer.

If you could perform any kind of music, what kind would it be? I would want to be a baritone in a barbershop quartet.

What is your preferred gaming system of choice? More often than not, the Super Nintendo.

Andrew Huling

Andrew Huling

What do you do? I sweet-talk computers into helping our clients.

What’s your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving. I’ve never been on the hook for preparing the meal so all I do is show up and eat.

What do you do to keep fit? I like to play sports, anything with a ball I can chase around, but mostly soccer and basketball. And I look at my rowing machine occasionally.

What would your “walk-up” song be? I had a walk-up song when I played baseball – “Flashlight” by Parliament.

Bec Braughton

Bec Braughton

What do you do? I recalc like a madwoman with a code map…

What sci-fi technology would you most like to have and why? A Sonic Screwdriver so I can be half wizard, half eccentric genius.

What character are you most like? Felicity Smoak. Because she’s smart, constantly evolving, always helpful and the girl has style.

If you could have intro music anytime you entered a room, what would it be? “Slink” by Locksley. Its upbeat, a little weird, and definitely makes an entrance.

Beth Byers

Beth Byers

What do you do? I provide solutions with a smile.

What’s your favorite dog breed? Anything big, smart, fluffy and willing to snuggle. Think Bernese Mountain Dog, Collie, German Shepherd, or all three mixed together.

What is your favorite vacation souvenir? My agate collection from Baja, Mexico. I scoured the beaches and snorkeled to find them.

Something you’d never guess: I climbed Mt. Saint Helens with a group of friends, then we ate ice cream bars once we got to the top.

Brandon Leuschen

Brandon Leuschen

What do you do? I help customers find the data solution they are looking for!

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be?  Does Prehistoric count as history? I’d love to see some dinos or visit the ice age… am I stuck there? Visiting ancient Rome would be pretty cool too. There’s so many choices!

What is your perfect pizza?: Cheese, bacon, and onions

What was the last picture you took with your phone?  A picture of the tamagoyaki I made for breakfast yesterday.

Favorite saying, expression, or motto: I like turtles! I really do. I have a giant turtle painting in my apartment.

Hidden talent: I speak Japanese.

Something you would never guess about me:  I have a pet parrot. Her name is Jean Grey. She’s learning to whistle the Imperial March (Darth Vader theme song) from Star Wars.

Brenda Durr

Brenda Durr

What do you do? I live to make the natives happy with food and fun.

Favorite expressions: “The area around me is a drama-free zone.”

Favorite quotes:

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.”

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

“I would give up chocolate but I’m no quitter.”

Little known fact: I have never watched any of the Star Wars movies. I know, SHOCKING!

My happy place: A tropical beach with palm trees.

Chad Boschert

Chad Boschert

What do you do? I empower data-driven decision makers.

If you could swim in any liquid what would it be and why? Oobleck (non-Newtonian fluid) and not so much “swim in” as I would walk, jump, and dance atop it. This dream is only $350 worth of cornstarch away!

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Teleportation. The Star Trek kind, not Spaceballs.

What was the last picture you took with your phone?

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Chris Berry, MCP

Chris Berry, MCP

What do you do? I am a solver of problems, the owner of an inquisitive mind, the pursuer of “the right way,” and the bringer of memes to everyday conversations. I love logic and nothing is more logical, to me, than code. There is safety in its rules, truth in its syntax, and wonder in its results.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? Why? Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” Three words: “The Breakfast Club.” I love that movie, and this song. So much so that I link it to coworkers who have an appointment with me and haven’t shown up yet. And, yes, I time it so that it starts at “Don’t you…forget about me.” Who doesn’t want a reminder like that?

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? The VR goggles and gloves used in “Johnny Mnemonic” to interact with the internet. This would include the actual interface and visuals seen in the movie.

What is your favorite family activity? Every Tuesday is “Sci-Fi Movie Tuesday” at my house. In the evening, after the little one has gone to bed, my wife and I watch a Sci-Fi movie. Old or new, well-reviewed or campy, mainstream or independent, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s Science Fiction.

Christie Gunden

Christie Gunden

What do you do? I delight the world with charts and graphs.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? She’s a Brick House is the first that came to mind.

What is your perfect brunch? On a patio in the city with bottomless Mexican food and margaritas… I think I’m describing El Centro.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? My toddler laughing and running through the house, trailing an entire roll of toilet paper.

Curt Buechter

Curt Buechter

What do you do? I’m like a mechanic rebuilding an engine, except I do it with websites instead of car parts.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne. I don’t really like Ozzy or the song that much, but the song’s intro is awesome and intimidating.

If you had to pick any character in a book, movie or TV show who is most similar to you, who would you choose? Clearly, I would be Michael Jordan from his bio “Michael Jordan: The Life.”

What was the last picture you took with your phone? I’d look it up, but the SD card just went out in my phone and I lost all my photos. Hopefully they’re backed up in the “cloud.” I’m sure it was a picture of my son, though.

David Bender, PMP

David Bender, PMP

What do you do? I study Gentoo penguins in an underwater laboratory off the coast of Antarctica, and in my spare time write mystery novels featuring a detective who studies Gentoo penguins… Wait, am I on the right website?

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? This time yesterday. Over and over again. With Chris Elliott and Andie MacDowell.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? The Clapper, Action Figure Party. Polymelodic, polyrhythmic, uptempo but not frenetic, complex yet simple. No lyrics.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Is Flubber taken?

Debbie Marti

Debbie Marti

What do you do? I create solutions to bring my people delight…which often involves deciphering, translating, negotiating and then…Wa-lah!

What is your favorite saying? “…and this too shall pass…”

What is your favorite pizza? Giordano’s stuffed deep dish cheese pizza. Nummy!

What was the last picture you took with your phone? Many screenshots of my husband and kids snaps…now I know what my children would look like with beards at least!

Ferris Tseng

Ferris Tseng

What do you do? I get to tell computers what to do.

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? I would go back to the early 2000’s and invent Facebook.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? I would want the teleporter from Star Trek.

What is your perfect pizza? My ideal pizza would be one that is topped with a million dollars.

Francis Huang, MBA

Francis Huang, MBA

What do you do? I create cost-effective and elegant solutions to solve client business needs through foresight and technical creativity.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? It would be nice to be able to populate the galaxy, given how rapidly we’re consuming Earth’s resources.

If you had to pick any character in a book, movie or TV show who is most similar to you, who would you choose? Why? Ender from the book Ender’s Game. It makes the little nerdy guy the hero who saves the human race from destruction.

Some surprising talents: I play the guitar, part of my daily exercise routine includes one armed pushups, and I completed two Masters degrees while working full time.

Fred Eck

Fred Eck

What do you do? I’m a Business Intelligence Software Engineer. I mash and slice up data.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Teleportation – so I could quickly go anywhere in the world…how cool would it be to go to Italy for a lunch break or spend weekends travelling to various countries and landmarks around the world and meet all sorts of new people and cultures!

What is your perfect pizza? Homemade beet pizza with honey, rosemary, and feta. My wife and I first tried it in Vermont and now make our own version at home – even our kids like it!

What was the last picture you took with your phone? Our kids playing together with the pillows on our bed.

What is your favorite childhood toy? Ha! Legos, of course…I like how creative you can get with such a simple toy…it’s kind of like what I do at work: putting things together and taking them apart.

Geoff Williams

Geoff Williams

What do you do? I help clients do cool things in their AMSes and CMSes! I teach them about ways software can make their association better, and help guide them through the process to execute those improvements.

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? The late 80’s and early 90’s, when the Redskins were actually good.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Teleportation (that actually works reliably), so that I could travel the world, without the time and costs.

What is your perfect pizza? Grotto’s Pizza Bianco with sausage and beef, paired with any Dogfish Head Beer (yes, I like Rehoboth Beach, DE).

What was the last picture you took with your phone? A picture of my cat, Q, sleeping on a homemade sofa, built by my kids in our basement.

Web site visited most often: espn.com

Can’t leave home without: My iPhone 6 Plus.

How I like my coffee: Frappuccino, with some Mocha and whip cream.

Hannah Gavisk, MCP

Hannah Gavisk, MCP

What do you do? I write code and leverage netFORUM to develop solutions for clients. I love logic and take a diagnostic approach to problem-solving.

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? I’d go to England sometime around 1955 and attempt to meet J.R.R. Tolkien.

If you had to pick any character in a book, movie or TV show who is most similar to you, who would you choose? Hermione Granger. I’m not sure if I’m exactly similar to her, but I definitely aspire to have her deductive reasoning skills, killer research tactics, and all-around fearlessness.

What is your perfect pizza? Breakfast pizza, of course! Preferably with bacon.

James Bohi

James Bohi

What do you do? I am the data analysis medicine man of Gravitate.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? I always thought the bat phone was cool, but that seems a little obsolete these days. How about Johnny Sokko’s robot?

What is your perfect pizza?  That’s easy, Lou Malnatti’s Chicago Pizza. Sausage.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? Always my 3 girls.

My favorite saying, expression, or motto is: “Get busy living or get busy dying.”  – Shawshank Redemption

My hidden talent is: Love to cook and my specialty is paella.

Jason Watts, MCP

Jason Watts, MCP

What do you do? I am the computer whisperer. The Dr. Dolittle of PCs. I speak the subtle and logical language of machines to bend them to my will.

What was your first computer? A monochrome Apple IIe with 2x 5.25in floppy drives that my mom bought from a garage sale for $50 for my 12th birthday.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Star Trek beaming! Travel to any place in the world or even solar system would be instant and cheap. Commutes would be a thing of the past. Imagine buying a product from any store on earth and having it immediately. The socioeconomic and geopolitical layout of the world would change overnight. The environmental impact alone would rock the planet.

What do you do for fun? I love spending time with my wife and kids. We also have a MASSIVE extended family back home in Texas that stays in pretty close touch (read: dozens of aunts and uncles and hundreds of cousins!). I love family get-togethers, reunions, and holidays.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? The copious amount of honey BBQ wings on my plate from last night’s dinner at Applebee’s. Awwwwyea!!

John Waterman

John Waterman

What do you do? I manage the flow of data and the pipes it streams through.

What do you do when you’re not managing bits and bytes? I call the country my home, so I enjoy hobby farming. My family raises free range chickens, turkeys, and ducks for both meat and eggs. We have also just started raising pastured pigs.

Last picture I took with my phone? Our 4H team winning “Cake Wars.”

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? Hill Valley, November 5, 1955, but I would want to be able to come Back to the Future. 🙂

Josh Brown

Josh Brown

What do you do? Create elegant solutions to not-so-elegant problems.

What upcoming gadget are you looking forward to? The Oculus Rift! Virtual Reality stuff in general.

Hidden Talent? I make some crazy good toasted sandwiches.

Favorite ways to unwind in the evening? Take a stroll around the local parks, and play some video games.

Joshua Sharp

Joshua Sharp

What do you do? I fix problems and extend functionality

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? It’s not a movie, but the Tardis from “Dr. Who.” I’d love to learn all of the wibbily wobbly timey wimey…stuff.

What is your perfect pizza? BBQ chicken pizza, with no onions.

Favorite quote: “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” ― Bill Gates

Joshua Williams

Joshua Williams

What do you do? I make sure the Data stays flowing and the bosses stay happy!

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? I would love to go back and meet Frank Sinatra in the 1950’s. I think he would be fun to hang out with for a bit.

If you had to pick any character in a book, movie or TV show who is most similar to you, who would you choose? For sure Marty Meierotto from the History Channel show Mountain Men! We both grow awesome beards and trapping is in our blood!

What was the last picture you took with your phone? John, David, and I working on the server racks at the new Missouri Office!

Judy Cohen

Judy Cohen

What do you do?  I dot “i”s, cross “t”s, and try to make people happy.

What was the last picture you took with your phone?  A picture of my husband flying our kite at the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival.

What is your motto?  I do what I say and say what I do.

What is your hidden talent?  Interior decorating – remodeling from scratch.

Karen Burchard

Karen Burchard

What do you do?  A little of this, a little of that…Jill of all trades!

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? I’d go back to prehistory—post-Ice Age Europe. Or when protohuman hominids roamed the savannas of Africa. Or to the time of dinosaurs. So many times, so many places…

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Not transporter technology…the journey is as important as the destination!

What is your perfect pizza? Black olive and pineapple

Kasia Domagala

Kasia Domagala

What do you do? With the use of my magical wand, I make the magic happen… well, almost. I listen to the customers’ needs, evaluate their options, provide the best possible solutions, and work with the technical team to make the customers’ wishes come true! It is always done with a smile and a positive attitude.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? I would love to have a teleportation device. I would use it to go for home cooked lunches and dinners at my mom’s house in Europe, and to go to the hundreds of my “top” travel destinations.

I can’t leave home without… A full coffee mug and saying, “see you later” to my cat.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? A picture from an Andrea Bocelli concert in Washington, DC.

You would never guess… When I was in high school in Poland, I placed in the top 10 in a regional math competition. When I was in college, I took 3rd place in a student writing contest. I love the outdoors and sports especially skiing, snowboarding, and volleyball. I consider myself lucky, although I have a black cat (named Oliver), and own a condo that is unit number 13.

Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore

What do you do? I get to break software for a living. SMASH! SMASH!

If you had to pick any character in a book, movie or TV show who is most similar to you, who would you choose? Why? Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation. I love breakfast foods and woodworking.

What is your perfect pizza? The one with all the meat on it.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? A picture of a homegrown brisket that I smoked last weekend.

Kirsten Ahlen, CAE, PMP

Kirsten Ahlen, CAE, PMP

What do you do? I delve into the why’s and what-ifs to help bring about high-value, strategic solutions.

 What is your perfect pizza? Bartoli’s Chicago deep dish spinach & cheese.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? A storm over the Oregon coast.

 What is your hidden talent? Dog toy surgeon/patcher-upper.

Laura Gates

Laura Gates

What do you do? Chief number cruncher, planner, and budget soothsayer.

What might surprise people about you? I can’t whistle, not even a little bit. I have an abiding love for Brussels sprouts. I feel strongly that the national speed limit should go back to 55 mph, maybe even 50.

What was your favorite childhood toy? My giant, pink Barbie townhouse without a doubt – it had an elevator!

Favorite food(s)? I could live on bread, cheese, red wine – and have.

Where was your last vacation? Southern Utah and Colorado hiking/camping in the national parks (Bryce, Arches, Capitol Reef, Mesa Verde).

Favorite saying? My family bought me an awesome t-shirt that says “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Except for bears. Bears will kill you.”

Laura Silberman

Laura Silberman

What do you do? I lead discovery discussions with a dash of Spock and a sprinkle of Van Gogh. I tame the wildest of business processes into docile user-focused applications. I am the Master of Enthusiasm, so everyone else can keep calm and carry on.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? I’ve had Hall & Oats’s “Maneater” stuck in my head since the mid-1980s. I prefer to think that it does not describe my personality, but since it won’t leave me, I can’t abandon it.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? I hate figuring out what to make for dinner, so I would pay big bucks for the food simulator from Star Trek: TNG. Plus, then I’d get to say, “Earl Grey. Hot.” all the time.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? My last photo was a selfie on the boardwalk in Duck, North Carolina. I’m relaxed, tanned and at the essential up-looking angle. The selfie trifecta.

Lindsey Swanson

Lindsey Swanson

What do you do? I am the High Priestess of sparkle, and guardian of our brand.

What do you do in your off time? I’m normally cooking up a storm, listening to live music, or performing with my band as lead singer. We just had a gig where we closed with “Waiting Room” by Fugazi. I think I wanted to be a punk rocker in my last life, so I’m living it now.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? A teleportation device would be handy so I can get from point A to point B at the drop of a dime. I’m a voracious traveler, constantly plotting my next escape to a new land. Getting there a bit quicker would be an added plus!

What’s your favorite quote? “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Mark Rosenkrans

Mark Rosenkrans

What do you do? I provide solutions for application and data related problems.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Transportation.

What is your perfect pizza? One without veggies.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? My nieces and nephews playing with sparklers on the 4th.

Mary Koch

Mary Koch

What I do: I am The Bug Whisperer. Ok, not really. I shout when I find a bug.

Favorite expressions: “Seriously?” “Seriously.” “Seriously!”

What is your perfect pizza? Thin crust Canadian bacon with extra banana peppers.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? It appears that “I” took a gazillion blurry burst photos of my kiddos making silly faces. It’s dangerous to leave your phone unattended.

Matt Sahr

Matt Sahr

What do you do? I make pictures of buttons, then I make buttons, then I make stuff happen when you click them.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? Hmm. Seems to be a picture of my knee, a little bit of my sock, and some tile floor.

What is your spirit animal? I had two, but I lost them back in 2001. If you see a white bear or a black dog in the spirit world and they look…unattached? Please call me.

You would never guess: I managed the circus.

Meg Schwind Ward

Meg Schwind Ward

What do you do? I am the Gravitate den mom. My goal every day is to make sure folks are happy, well supported, and well fed!

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Transporter — just think of it! No more rush hour traffic, no more carpool lines, no more delayed flights!

I like my coffee…Doesn’t matter, as long as it’s first thing. Required equipment!

Rare talent: I make the best homemade pie crust, thanks to my mom’s recipe given to her from her neighbor in Wayland, MA in 1965.

Mickey Fleischauer

Mickey Fleischauer

What do you do? I am a netFORUM firefighter – I convert caffeine into code and hope to solve technical problems in the process.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? Saint Louis Blues as performed by Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Data from Star Trek.

What is your perfect pizza? Meat. The more kinds the better.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? A picture of the children’s book “Arty the Smarty.”

Molly Ahearn

Molly Ahearn

Something you’d never guess about me: I can’t cook. Not even MinuteRice. Seriously.

What is your perfect pizza? There is no imperfect pizza. 🙂

What is the last picture you took on your phone? The bottle of wine we had at a restaurant recently. I wanted to remember it so I could buy it again.

Moustafa Alsaadi

Moustafa Alsaadi

What do you do? Resident Batman. So like…fighting crime, seeking justice, hanging out in the Batcave, etc.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? Why? The Banana Song. You know the one? It goes Banana…nanananananananananananana BATMAN!

What is your perfect pizza? Um…have you been to Prince Street Pizza in New York… er… I mean Gotham City? Cause…them. Or Rubirosa. It’s close. I don’t know. I can’t decide. It’s like picking which sidekick you like more.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? Gotham. Not the city. My German Shepherd. His name is Gotham. It’s awesome when I need to leave in a hurry because I can just say “Gotta go…Gotham needs me”.

Rebecca Duff, PMP

Rebecca Duff, PMP

What do you do? My superpower is talking clients off the ledge and into a very happy place.

What is your perfect pizza? Chewy, fluffy crust with sausage, banana peppers, and red pepper flakes

What was the last picture you took with your phone? My cat, Bo, curled up next to me on a swing while I work on the porch. If I’m in a meeting while working from home, you’ll likely hear him joining in the conversation.

What are some of my likes?

  • Lazy afternoons
  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream – it has to be green!
  • Wine
  • Small towns
  • Socks & scarves (in general, being warm!)

Something you’d never guess about me: I once took 2nd place in a golf tournament. I’m passionate about equal rights for women in fantasy sports leagues. I’d love to live on a farm with chickens, bees, and a big garden.

What is my hidden talent? I can’t whistle, juggle, or ride a bike.

What do you do to unwind? Garden, bake, visit civil war battlefields with my husband.

Richard Davis

Richard Davis

What do you do? I’m the Destroyer of Bugs – I guess if I were in a Road Runner cartoon my sub-caption would be (Nemesis Creepius-Crawlii). I find, report, and test all the places these little beasties hide.

What is your perfect pizza? Pepperoni, onion, banana peppers, and sometime black olives (if I’m in the mood) with any style crust. My perfect pizza maker is LaRosas Pizzeria in Cincinnati, Ohio – something about their sauce and crust that is unlike any other pizza I have tasted!

If I had a super power (i.e., like the Heros TV show), what would it be? I think it would be great to have a Teleportation power. Just think, I would never have to worry about rush hour traffic again and I could travel anywhere in the world (or universe) in an instant for vacation. 🙂

You would never guess: I have played ten different band instruments when I was in high school and the U.S. Army. My favorite instrument is the Bassoon and my next instrument will be the guitar.

Hidden talent: I do a hilarious Donald Duck sneeze.

Rob Sapko

Rob Sapko

What do you do? I do air traffic control…speaking with everybody in the company as a week progresses, helping to make sure that we have happy clients, supported company talent, and…snacks. Good snacks.

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? Late 1800’s when baseball was played for the game…only for baseball though, plumbing and tech is way better nowadays.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? Iron Man suit…what else would you need?

What superpower/ability would I most like to have? Flight. To raise my arms out to my side like a child pretending to be a plane, or out in front of me like Superman…whatever form you think of/dream of…to fly.

Motto I’d like to live by: “Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive.” – Bugs Bunny

Likes: Family, golf, baseball, drawing, sculpture, and animation.

Ryan Williams, MCP

Ryan Williams, MCP

If you had intro music, what song would it be? I would like to say “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield or “Up!” by Shania Twain because those songs are really how I try to live my life. But I’m pretty sure the best intro music for me would be something like “Don’t Laugh At Me” by Mark Wills due to my struggles with depression, bullying, and feeling like an outsider.

What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have? This is a tough one but I think I would go with a TARDIS. Being able to travel anywhere in time and space is nice enough, being able to do it in a vehicle that can look like anything and that contains a massive library and at least one swimming pool? Priceless.

Favorite saying: “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.”

Tim Franklin

Tim Franklin

What I do: I’m the fresh maker, a pixel slinger, a flow writer, a style champion—a User Experience Architect. I take all the awesome code our team creates and make it aesthetic, usable, and intuitive.

My intro music: “Intro” by The XX because it’s intuitively named, unobtrusive, but makes you feel awesome

You would never guess: I used to program business applications in COBOL all day.

Favorite color: #6699cc

Favorite superhero: Green Lantern (specifically Kyle Rayner) – anything he designs in his mind is constructed using his power ring (that harnesses his willpower)—he has virtually no limits to create whatever he can dream up, in order to protect and serve the galaxy.

Tim Ward

Tim Ward

What do you do? I keep calm and carry on. I do everything I can to make sure our team and our customers are successful. I still love to write code.

If you had intro music, what would it be? Silence. Sweet, beautiful, silence.

What is your favorite quote? “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

Something you’d never guess about me? I am amazing at quickly and efficiently swatting flies and other creepy crawlies, I am truly gifted. Ask Meg or my kids.

Windows, Macintosh or Linux? Yes!

If you had to pick any character in a book, movie or TV show who is most similar to you, who would you choose? “Mr Wolf” from Pulp Fiction or “The Man Behind the Curtain” from The Wizard of Oz. Why?  No comment 🙂

What technology from a science fiction book or movie would you most like to have? The Force. These are not the droids you are looking for… Also might help my golf game.

What is your beverage of choice? Before Noon:  strong, black coffee. Noon-5pm:  H2O, no ice or bubbles. After 5pm? Beer brewed by Jason Barnes.

What is your favorite color? Pelham Blue with dual humbuckers and gold hardware!

Trinh Le Perkins

Trinh Le Perkins

What do you do? I reshape the rule and the process whenever things change, and keep the communications flowing.

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? I would go back to the 50’s when life was a little simpler…no electronics. You had to go to a pay phone to call someone. Children played outside after school. Getting exercise. Had to do mathematics by hand or memory rather than a calculator or computer. There was more family time.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? “Don’t Worry Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin. I don’t think it has any deep meaning…it just says to relax, and don’t stress out about things you can’t change.

What was the last picture you took with your phone? My son Caden making a silly face.

Wesley Livesay

Wesley Livesay

What do you do? Make dreams come true.

If you could go back to any time in history where and when would it be? The exact moment when the capstone was put on the Great Pyramid.

If you had intro music, what song would it be? “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour.

What do you spend too much of your free time on? I create a weekly history podcast focusing on World War 1 called History of the Great War.

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