Meet the team

Our mission is to become the market leader for HIPAA compliant email in the United States. Enduring, big ideas that guide our business are security, reliability, and ease of use. Our culture is driven by the Paubox Foundations which are the principles and values we embody as an organization.

Our team

Hoala Greevy

Founder CEO

Hoala has been in the email industry since his first job out of college at Critical Path in San Francisco in 1999. Prior to founding Paubox, Hoala started Hawaii's first SaaS company (Pau Spam) in 2002. Hoala holds two patents related to email security and graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in geography and social sciences.

An avid kayak fisherman, Hoala has caught three blue marlin from his ocean kayak Scupper Pro. He also holds the IGFA world record for the finescale triggerfish.

Rick Kuwahara

COO & Chief Compliance Officer

Rick has been involved with strategic management in the technology, nonprofit and insurance industries since 2006. He ensures Paubox is operating efficiently and securely while meeting regulatory requirements.

Rick graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a B.A. in English and an MBA.

Chloe Bowen

Chief of Staff

Chloe’s experience with startups has shown her what to do, and what not to do, at an early-stage company. She watched WeWork grow from 40 to over 2,000 employees during her three-year tenure, experiencing both the benefits and pitfalls of exponential growth. She first met Hoala and the team when she worked for 500 Startups, shepherding companies through the accelerator program - one of which was Paubox.

Chloe's hobbies are knitting, crocheting, yoga and teaching her cat circus tricks.

Daniel Morante

Vice President of Engineering

A technologist with a taste for business, polyglot developer, open source advocate and promoter. Daniel has professional experience with infrastructure operations, systems engineering and software development dating back to 2000. He started his career at the age of eighteen and holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from NYIT Long Island (Old Westbury), New York.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys contributing to open source projects, playing video games, watching sci-fi movies and series, spending time with family, on the beach and outdoors.

Evan Fitzgerald

Vice President of Finance

Evan graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a bachelor's degree in economics. After college he moved to the Bay Area and began working as an EPM consultant implementing budgeting and planning systems. He worked on several end-to-end implementations involving reporting and analytics, driver-based budgeting, people planning and subscription based models.

In his free time, Evan enjoys playing basketball, golfing and traveling.

Pete Kirsheman

Vice President of Customer Success

Pete has been running customer success and support for growing tech companies since 2005 and is passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he worked for startups in Boston and New York before moving to San Francisco.

Pete spends his free time planting trees in SF and hiking in our National Parks.

Scott Wong

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Scott has built and managed effective sales teams from scratch since 2016, including building out the sales development team for an Inc 500 company. He has worked in the adtech and healthcare industries. During his time in healthcare, Scott evaluated all of the players in the space making him uniquely adapt to further drive revenue for Paubox. Scott was born and raised in Hawaii, attended Punahou School on Oahu, and holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In his spare time you can find Scott seeking out the next tastiest bite, awesome movie, or anywhere that involves getting in the water.

Shawn Dickerson

Vice President of Marketing

Raised in the Pacific Northwest before migrating to the Silicon Slopes of Utah, Shawn has nearly 25 years of experience in B2B technology marketing, with much of that time being dedicated to helping organizations collaborate and communicate securely and effectively.

During his time as an executive at KLAS, a leading healthcare IT research company, Shawn saw firsthand the obstacles providers face in balancing regulatory compliance and a superior patient experience - a challenge Paubox is helping thousands of organizations to solve.

Prior to joining Paubox, Shawn previously held marketing leadership positions with several B2B SaaS companies. Shawn, his wife and five children reside in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and he is a graduate of Brigham Young University.

Becky Hathaway

Director of People Operations

Originally a pastry chef in Kansas City, MO, Becky changed careers in 2012. She pursued and obtained her B.S. in human resources management while working as a recruiter at Amazon after moving to Seattle. Now a 10-year veteran of the HR and people space, with experience ranging across multiple growing tech organizations, she has a passion for creating an engaging and exciting employee experience from the ground up.

When she isn't working, Becky enjoys roller skating, baking, horror movies, and traveling to sunny destinations.

Jordan Holmes

Director of Sales

After starting his career as a small business owner, Jordan jumped into the SaaS world. He has successfully built and scaled sales teams in multiple industries including animal health, hospitality, and healthcare. He is truly passionate about helping sales professionals succeed in their careers.

Outside of work Jordan enjoys spending time with his family, traveling the world, playing golf poorly, and cooking.

Aja Anderson

Customer Success Manager

Aja started working in compliance at the age of 14, submitting DEP forms on behalf of her father's business, thus beginning a love of spreadsheets that has carried her forward through myriad industries.

Since 2013 when she started working with startups, Aja has learned that successful scale cannot come at the expense of human capital and that diverse experience and perspectives are critical to building sustainable business solutions.

She comes to Paubox eager to develop our mid-market relationships and to share her love of great white sharks. She enjoys dressing her chihuahua up in Chloe's crocheted creations.

Alan Evertsen

Technical Support Team Lead

Alan has worked in technical support since 2011. He loves helping customers understand products and train them so they won't have to call into support next time they need help. Since 2016 Alan has been working in supervisory positions and has found a passion for helping other team members grow within a company and find out what they want to do. Alan has an associate degree in automotive technology from Utah Valley University.

When Alan is not working he loves playing Mario with his kids and cooking on the Traeger.

Alayna Parker

Customer Success Manager

Alayna graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in public relations and a minor in sociology. She has always had a passion for building relationships which has guided her career choices. From franchise operations to real estate management, Alayna has always put her clients first.

She recently moved from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, WA and is still exploring her new city. When Alayna isn't working she enjoys spending time outside with her two dogs, watching reality TV, and trying new coffee shops.

Angela Cibich

Front End Engineer

Angela has a variety of experience and skills from management to coffee roasting. She is a newcomer to the tech field, although she has been coding since college. She is passionate about learning new skills and languages and driven to find new ways to make code more accessible.

Angela enjoys spending time with her wife and three dogs, going on hiking and coffee tasting adventures with them, and finding new bookstores to visit.

Ange Beckum

Customer Success Manager

Ange’s career has been guided by an insatiable curiosity about how things work and improving human experience. Having been a producer for many years and with master’s education in neuropsychology and architecture, Ange’s care for customers is punctuated by an agility in navigating creative, technical, and business sectors.

Ange plays as hard as she works - in her down time she love’s to be in the forest, near flowers and birds, traveling to new places, and experiencing the world through the lens of her 11-year old son. Morning coffee, sunrises, and live music are a few of her favorite things.

Anne-Marie Sullivan

Senior Content Strategist

Anne-Marie is a content creator, marketing strategist and brand storyteller. She helped launch some of the first SaaS start-ups to market and made her home in tech companies as an executive and as a consultant for many years. Her background includes working in the highly regulated and security sensitive fields of clinical pharmaceutical research and data recovery.  She loves the high-energy environment of start-ups and the great teamwork involved. 

When she’s away from her keyboard and meetings, you can find her on a yoga mat, in a kayak, under the waves scuba diving, cycling, hanging out with her dog, or volunteering as a meditation and mindfulness teacher in youth outreach programs. 

April Sargent

Marketing Operations Manager

April started her career in finance, yet with her love for clean data and ease with learning new software, her skills were demanded in IT. As the market evolved, her enthusiasm for storytelling with data, optimizing technologies, and her ability to be an interpreter between the highly technical and the highly creative led her to transition into marketing operations. She's enabled marketing teams within cybersecurity, payments testing, branded environments, sales execution technology, and go-to-market education technology.

In her free time, April enjoys exploring new cities as well as her own (Atlanta), and she dabbles in sketch comedy writing and gardening.

Ashley Nelms

Ruby Software Engineer

Ashley first dived into coding during the days of MySpace. Receiving her first web development certification in high school, she continued coding as a hobby. It wasn't until 2016 that she realized this could be an actual career which put her on the path to becoming a professional developer. She's been in the industry since 2018, primarily having worked on healthcare applications.

Born and raised in Florida, Ashley has lived in several states with Seattle becoming her favorite. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her Siamese cat, growing gourmet mushrooms, and playing Magic the Gathering.

Ben Ternes

Senior Python Software Engineer

Ben majored in game engine development at DePaul University. The unique challenges that real time development in game systems offered created a passion for performance and systems level programming. He’s worked at a variety of companies ranging from a small interactive media shop to Bank of America in the regulatory reporting space. Having plenty of personal experience with healthcare systems, he’s excited to bring a variety of knowledge to Paubox and make positive change to help the lives of patients and providers.

When not working, he actively pursues his passion in competitive bodybuilding. Besides that, you’ll usually find him binging some mixture of video games, food, Netflix, YouTube (the list goes on).

Brenna Sohl

Director of Demand Generation

Brenna started her career in digital marketing back in 2012, stumbling into a field called SEM. She enjoyed playing "matchmaker" between those who were searching for particular solutions and the companies that provided them. She quickly developed a passion for the art of marketing communications and the science of data analytics. Since then, her expertise has evolved to include the entire array of marketing activities, from search and social media to webinars, events and operations.

When she's not making pivot tables in Excel and crafting marketing strategies, Brenna enjoys watching true crime, taking care of her growing plant family (pun intended), lifting weights and spending time with her husband and two Frenchies, Gus and Gerty.

Brittany Baledio

Graphic Designer

Brittany has design experience in print, web, social media, visual design, marketing and advertising dating back to 2015. She has worked for a variety of companies ranging from small design studios to large Bay Area startups. Her experience working in healthcare and biotech industries gave her the foundation of recognizing the importance of email security and propels her to drive Paubox's brand forward.

During her free time she enjoys traveling, watching the most dramatic season of the Bachelor and Bachelorette, dining at new restaurants and keeping up with her energetic miniature dachshund. 

Brittany Woo

Account Executive

Cutting her teeth at a tech startup, Brittany moved up the corporate ladder of a large organization, ultimately selling secure cloud solutions to enterprise Healthcare and Fortune 500 companies. She is excited to return to her startup roots and be a part of an innovative company that is disrupting the healthcare market for the better.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family, appreciating great food, and planning her next tropical beachside getaway.

Charmaine Gardina

Customer Success Manager

For over a decade Charmaine has bridged the gap between aggressive sales targets and partner retention. Her professional experience has yielded results that favor organizational growth, business development, and revenue generation.

A graduate of San Jose State University, with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in psychology, Charmaine stays true to her literary roots as a serial podcast and audio-book listener. When she's not sitting on the board as President of School Site Council, you'll catch her spinning away at CycleBar, or loading up on munchies to share with her husband, children, and furkids.

Chris Sipe

Implementation Manager

Chris started his I.T. generalist career in the Bay Area in 2000, managing help desk teams, infrastructure, a variety of email systems and marketing tech stack projects. He started his consulting experience with a startup specializing in digital asset management in 2012.

Outside of work Chris is a new dad, enjoys scuba diving, gardening, cooking and traveling, having visited 35+ countries as a food and culture enthusiast. He’s also a professional drummer that has toured the U.S., Canada, and U.K. with a variety of bands.

Cory Herald

Sales Development Representative

Cory has a B.S in exercise science from Middle Tennessee State University. He has worked in sales since 2016 and helped build a team sports business from the ground up. He played basketball for MTSU for two years and continues to stay involved with the sport through officiating at the high school and college level.

In his free time Cory enjoys CrossFit, bowling, pickle ball, and spending time with friends and family.

Curtis Brown

Technical Support Specialist

Curtis majored in computer networking and graduated in 2013. He sees himself as a "Jack of all trades" in IT, helping, teaching, and learning all along the way.

When he's not working Curtis likes to go to the movies with my family and perfecting his craft with grilling and smoking.

Dan Dorszynski

Ruby Software Engineer

Dan has been developing for the web since before Facebook, Twitter, and Google were even ideas. Totally ignoring his degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford, Dan has been an independent web development contractor since 2000 both in Hawaii and Wisconsin, where he currently lives.

In his free time, Dan enjoys promoting the Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association and building sports simulation apps for stats nerds.

Danielle Molinari

Sales Development Representative

Danielle was born and raised in the Bay Area, California and has spent most of her professional career coaching the Junior Olympic program for USA Gymnastics. Most recently adding another State Championship title to her accomplishments. She is new to SaaS, but eager to apply her competitive nature and passion for quality and convenient products to a successful career atPaubox! 

Danny Bernard

Enterprise Customer Success Manager

Danny was born in Los Angeles and graduated with a degree in English from Cal State University Los Angeles. After college he moved to the Bay Area. He intended to become a K-12 teacher before finding his way into tech and starting a career as a customer success manager. Since then he's worked for education, marketing and now healthcare SaaS companies. He's passionate about learning new things and honing his skills. 

When he's not working Danny enjoys watching movies (especially indie and art house films), playing PC games, and cooking recipes that are probably too time consuming and complicated for weeknight meals. 

David Karapetyan

Ruby Software Engineer

David enjoys writing code to streamline and automate tedious and mechanical business processes. He's been working for startups in the Bay Area for over a decade and has experience with almost every part of the startup lifecycle. What he enjoys most is solving technical problems with code that is easy to maintain and extend because software is a creative team sport, and the long term viability of software is determined by how easily others can understand and work with it.

In his spare time he reads a lot of nonfiction and pretends that he knows kung fu by practicing his own improvised style (although actual kung fu practitioners might disagree about this).

David Torres

Sales Development Representative

David was born and raised in Carson, California and spent 5 years living in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and religion. 

Coming from working at Delta Air Lines David has had ample time to travel the world and gain perspective on life. He's excited to begin this new phase of his career as a Sales Development Representative and be an integral part of the team.  

In his free time David enjoys the outdoors, traveling internationally, and spending time with family and friends. You can always find him near a beach.

Don Beesing

Python Software Engineer

Since graduating with his computer science degree from Hiram College, Don's career in software development has included large data projects for the Department of Defense, ranging from modeling and simulation to social network discovery to security research. While Python is his favorite programming language, he also has experience with PHP, C++, and Java.

Outside of work, Don can be found spending time with his wife and two sons, running on Ohio trails, reading, traveling, and trying out new restaurants.

Eddie Prislac

Senior Software Engineer

Eddie has over a decade of experience as a software engineer, working with a wide variety of languages and frameworks on large internal and customer-facing projects in industries such as oil and gas, healthcare and pharmaceuticals and entertainment.

Eddie is also the head applicant wrangler for Vets Who Code, a volunteer organization that trains and helps place military veterans in software engineering roles. His hobbies include comics, gaming and telling anyone who shows the smallest bit of interest about his time in the Marines.

Elliott Prince

Sales Development Representative

Elliott graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in political science.  Prior to joining Paubox, he worked in the ballroom dance industry.  He is a proponent of positivity and is excited to begin this new phase of his career.  

Outside of work, Elliott can be found coaching his seven year old twins' youth sports teams, fishing, and cheering for the Tennessee Titans and Volunteers.

Greg Hoffman

Senior Enterprise Account Executive

Greg received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2015. While enrolled, he served two terms as chapter president of Tau Kappa Epsilon, the largest fraternity in America. Under his leadership, it was awarded the nation’s most improved chapter.

Greg’s hobbies include photography, golfing, snowboarding, hiking and traveling.

Jairahme Morales

Senior Sales Development Representative

Jairahme has a B.S. in marketing from Menlo College. He was a baseball student-athlete and played baseball for 14 years. He loves the opportunities and challenges that sales brings and is excited to be a part of Paubox.

When he is not working, Jairahme likes to stay active by working out, playing golf, and adventuring. He likes to go to sporting events and is also a foodie. To unwind, Jairahme likes to watch tv shows, movies, and play video games with his friends. He has a goal of traveling the world and really wants to visit Japan.

Jeff Webster

Sales Operations Manager

Jeff has been helping SaaS companies expand for many years. He has worn many hats and likes to roll up his sleeves and get things done. He is a Salesforce administrator and SalesCloud consultant. He has a BS from Miami (OH) and an MBA from University of Michigan.

Jeff is married with 4 adult kids. Jeff likes camping, hiking, road biking and just being outdoors.

Jens Van Dyck

Partner Executive

Jens was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. After a few years of traveling and working around the world, he settled down in Colorado. Jens kicked off his career as an entrepreneur developing skills in sales, marketing, relationship building and management. More recently, Jens dove head first into the software world, developing and nurturing partnerships that drive mutual value.

When Jens is not building partnerships at Paubox, he is likely traveling, playing golf, or planning his next scuba trip.

Josh Brende

Technical Support Specialist

Josh has worked in technical and customer support since 2012, working across a variety of industries, including healthcare. He is a tech nut that thrives when helping others and improving customer relationships. Although Josh was born in the Phoenix area, he grew up in Nebraska where he received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has since returned to Arizona and lives in Flagstaff with his lively orange tabby. 

A lover of nature and people, he is a writer, hiker, and avid concert-goer.

Joy Castelino

Python Software Engineer

Joy has been a developer in the software industry since 1991, working at companies of various sizes, including Verizon, Disney and Darden, developing large scale enterprise applications in a plethora of different technologies. Currently he favors developing in Python, but his favorite language of yore and of all time is C++. Passionate about data science and machine learning, Joy is currently pursuing a masters in machine learning from Georgia Tech.

When not working or schooling Joy enjoys hiking, biking and rock climbing (new). He also likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Justin Babb

Customer Success Manager

Justin has been working in customer-facing roles for over a decade and is passionate about providing a consistent and positive customer experience. In previous roles, he built and restructured operations at companies, hired and trained customer-facing teams and helped build and test hardware and software solutions.

In his free time, Justin enjoys painting, cooking and drawing.

Kenzie Elms

Sales Development Representative

Kenzie was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She has a B.S. in marketing from Middle Tennessee State University with a concentration in professional selling. She has a passion for building relationships, personal development, and fitness.  She is excited to start her career with Paubox and see the growth and opportunities that come with the company!

In her free time you can find Kenzie working out, trying new restaurants, laying by the pool with a good book, and spending time with friends and family. 

Lilly Ohno

Product Marketing Manager

Lilly graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in communications. She has over 10 years of marketing experience in the tech and real estate development industries and is passionate about taking a customer-centric approach when designing marketing strategies.

Her time is now mostly spent running around chasing after her toddler but when there is free time, she loves hiking and swimming.

Lisa Mai

Implementation Manager

Lisa graduated from California State East Bay with a B.A. in liberal arts and a minor in childhood development. Prior to joining Paubox, Lisa held roles in childhood development, education and customer success.

When Lisa isn’t working, you can find her baking, hunting for the world’s best chocolate and traveling to new cities.

Lisa Roberts

Technical Support Manager

Lisa has been working in customer support/success since 2005 and is driven to ensure each interaction exceeds the customer's expectations.  She is passionate about knowledge-based support and is always looking for ways to improve the performance of the support team.   

In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, spending time with family and concerts.

Marcel Rico

Technical Support Specialist

Born and raised in Texas, Marcel began his IT career in 2012. He has worked in a variety of different industries ranging from healthcare to cloud hosting to entertainment. 

He has a passion for connecting people to technology, and showing them how it can be used to improve their day to day lives.

In his personal time, Marcel enjoys traveling, mountain biking, hiking, watching movies, and spending time with his friends and family.

Mel Williams

Customer Success Manager

Mel found her passion for perfecting the client experience over decade ago and has been in love with her work ever since. With a preference for solution discovery through empathetic listening and  collecting data, Mel utilizes every resource available to ensure there is no problem that can’t be significantly reduced, if not completely eliminated.

Raised in Washington, DC and recently moved to Arizona, Mel relishes the 300 days of sunshine with no snow days in sight. She enjoys the ability to hike and explore the outdoors year round with her partner. She's also known to be found relaxing in the backyard painting with her 11yr old cat by her side. 

Melanie Bragg

Billing Specialist

Melanie has experience in accounting with an emphasis on billing, accounts receivable/payable and collections dating back to 2010.  She has worked in several SaaS start-up companies in the areas of marketing and cybersecurity.  

Melanie enjoys working with customers and building relationships.

In her spare time, Melanie spends time with family and friends, bike riding, reading, traveling and watching basketball - the Golden State Warriors.

Milton Andrade

Senior Software Engineer

A hobby turned into a career, Milton started building web applications over a decade ago. While most of his experience has been with startups, he has also worked with non-profits.

Born in Texas, raised in El Salvador, he holds a degree in IT management. When not in front of his computer, Milton enjoys spending time with family and friends either glamping, watching movies or reading.

Moe Adam

Senior Front End Engineer

Moe has always had a knack for tinkering since he was a child. At the age of 15, he released his first video game. After that, Moe always knew his passion was programming. Moe's experiences includes working at multiple companies, ranging from big tech companies to startups. He is excited and eager to bring his passion for creating great user experiences to the Paubox team.

In his free time, when Moe isn’t taking care of his Savannah cat like its his child, he loves to play basketball, video games or just travel around the world.

Mountan Mitchell

Account Executive

Mountan was born and raised in Hawaii. He developed an initial knowledge base in cybersecurity while obtaining a B.S. in computer information systems from Colorado State University.

During his time living in Seattle, he was able to gain experience in the healthcare technology industry at three telemedicine companies.

Mountan played Soccer in college and enjoys staying active, being outside, surfing, motorcycles, and spending time with family.

Paul Giovacchini

Enterprise Customer Success Manager

After graduating from Purdue University (Boiler up!), Paul returned to his native San Francisco Bay Area home to forge a career in the tech scene. While gaining experience in a number of customer-facing roles such as sales, business development, and account management, he's found his niche in customer success. He finds creating long-term successful business partnerships rewarding and it's what he loves most about his work.

When not searching for the best hot sauce on the planet, you'll find Paul on the trail, in the snow, or in the water. You pronounce Paul's last name: Joe_Va_Key_Knee.

Pragati Gera

Senior Talent Acquisition

Pragati has been in the recruitment industry since 2005, working across verticals like sales ,talent acquisition and customer success which gives her an overall perspective into different facets of operation. She holds an MBA degree from IILM India and is also a certified life coach and NLP professional. She is passionate about driving Paubox's success by sourcing, developing and retaining the best talent.

Pragati thrives on new experiences whether it be food, travel or adventure sport. She also has been practicing mindfulness for many years.

Rob Goady

Technical Support Specialist

Born in California but raised in Texas (definitely a Texan), Rob has been in IT and customer support roles since 2012. He is customer-obsessed and enjoys deep diving to find the root cause of the problems affecting his customers.

Rob likes all things technology. When not working, he spends time with his wife and two children. He’s an avid gamer who also enjoys trying new foods, traveling and watching movies.

Robert Ogus

Technical Support Engineer

Robert graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.S. in biopsychology. After college, he lived in New York and Philadelphia before moving to the Bay Area in 2014. His previous experience includes roles as a help desk technician, web operations analyst and data manager. He likes to empower people through the use of technology.

When Robert is not working, he enjoys playing the guitar, meditating, eating good food and spending time outdoors.

Rylie Mahoney

Sales Coordinator

Rylie has a B.S degree in accounting from St. Mary's College and and M.S. degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University. Although she comes from a different industry, she is excited to be jumping into a sales role and join the Paubox team!

Rylie currently lives in Paso Robles and enjoys wine tasting, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Salman Bajwa

Billing Manager

Salman had 6 years of experience in sales and before he decided to switch his career to billing. He started at United Metro as a billing clerk and worked his way up to billing manager before joining Paubox.

At UMEC he worked as a liaison between the operations, sales, AP/AR, and service departments. In his spare time, Salman likes to play cricket and spend time with family and friends.

Sara Toole

Senior UI/UX Designer

Sara has been involved with UX/UI design since 2001, starting with setting up a UX Center of Excellence at McKesson. She began her career doing 3D animation and multimedia, as she loves to tell stories and entertain. She found a bigger need in the marketplace for those who can translate real world experiences to the digital realm via user interfaces.

Sara loves to create ambient user experiences where people can gather. She has designed a restaurant "elixir bar" concept and several retreat spaces where people can relax in nature. Her hobbies include music, art, cuisine, and film.

Shane Forester

Technical Support Specialist

Shane started in technical support experience in 2017. He loves working with customers and finding an easy-to-understand resolution. He also has a deep love and tenacity to understand how technology works.

Living in Utah has opened up a lifelong love for snow sports as well as long trips through the Uintas with his motorcycle.

Srividhya Madabhushi

QA Engineer

Sri has been QA engineer at a variety of companies since 2014. She loves to experiment and figure out ways to improve the quality of the product. She works with teams to incorporate better strategies into the development phase and bridge the gap between engineering and QA. She has experience in designing QA methodologies and establishing QA processes in startups.

When Sri is not working she loves spending time with her family, reading books and playing badminton.

Steve Griffin

Sales Development Representative

Steve has experience in a variety of industries with accomplished skills in purchasing, sales, account management, project management, customer service and business development dating back to 2000.

Steve enjoys family, outdoors, biking and drawing, among many other things.

Timothy Spangler

Senior Software Engineer

Timothy first learned to code as a curious kid writing AOL bots. He's grown up alongside the internet, watching it go from a scrappy collection of pages with the same gray background and the same "under construction" GIF (#softG) to the world's biggest software platform. Aside from a brief pivot to earn a journalism master's from Northwestern, he's been writing web applications the whole time.

Born and raised in Chicagoland, Timothy fills his spare time by collecting midcentury antiques, trying new board games and hanging out with his wife, son, grumpy pug, frenchie puppy and three fat cats.

Travis Taylor

Account Executive

Travis graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016 with a B.A. in sociology and a certificate in sport management. Since 2016 he has been a sales professional in healthcare.

Outside of work Travis enjoys an active lifestyle including running, soccer, volleyball, and surfing. He is an avid sports fan, especially for his hometown Los Angeles teams.

Tyler Clark

Technical Support Specialist

Born and raised in Utah, Tyler has been in IT support since 2010 supporting a variety of software systems. He is constantly looking to give the best customer support while helping people with their IT needs.

Tyler likes learning about new and exciting things in the IT world. While not working, he enjoys playing card games, video games and watching movies.

Our advisors

Blaine Kaho'onei

Advisor

Blaine is a techie, an entrepreneur, an investor, a philanthropist, and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian). He is a veteran of the software industry dating back to 2001. Leaving Hawaii in 1999 for an opportunity in San Francisco, he's played roles in customer support, sales, operations, and channels for startups before building his career at a pre-IPO Salesforce in 2004.

Dean Levitt

Advisor

Raised on a farm in Knoppieslaagte, South Africa, Dean moved to the United States to pursue a career in music and eventually finding his way to the tech world. Dean is currently Mad Mimi Email Marketing's chief of culture and the director of online support at GoDaddy.

Denis R. Coleman

Advisor

An educator and entrepreneur, Denis offers guidance to student entrepreneurs around the country, delivering his presentation “Lessons from 15 Silicon Valley Startups – 1979 to 2015” and holding subsequent one-on-one meetings with students.

Coleman has been an operating or board-level founder of 15 companies, four of which have had IPOs (Symantec, Visoneer, Neoforma, and Financial Engines). He has angel invested in 55 startups – life science, healthcare, and IT. He has earned three engineering degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. in management from Stanford University.

Eric Nakagawa

Advisor

A serial entrepreneur based in San Francisco, Eric has wide expertise in consumer mobile applications, travel, humor, and user communities. He currently helps mobile developers build better apps at Facebook.

Jeff Whitehead

Advisor

Jeff is an entrepreneur and tech leader specializing in DevOps, cloud computing, and distributed systems. He is currently Head of Infrastructure at Airkit. 

Siana Austin Hunt

Advisor

Siana is the director of corporate philanthropy at ALTRES, Hawaii’s leading outsourced HR and staffing agency. She was previously the president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Under her leadership, the company received the Infinite Wish Award and was the nonprofit recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award. In 2013 Siana was awarded the Pacific Business News’ Nonprofit Business Woman of the Year Award and was invited to complete the Weinberg Foundation Fellowship.

Born and raised on Molokai and Oahu, Siana is a Punahou High School graduate. She earned her B.A. in liberal arts from Pepperdine University and completed Harvard Business School's executive education program.

Yuka Nagashima

Advisor

Originally from Japan, Yuka co-founded two tech startups in Hawaii. She then directed the Hawaii government’s innovation policies as the executive director and CEO of the High Technology Development Corporation, where she implemented innovation initiatives, drafted legislation to enrich Hawaii’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, led incubation centers and mentoring programs, and advised executive teams.

Now residing in Silicon Valley, Yuka acts as an interim executive for startups and advises founders through her consulting firm, Paideia Enterprises. She is currently the president of Astia, a nonprofit that levels the playing field for female entrepreneurs by providing access to capital and networks.