Who We Are
Co-founder + CEO
Laura is the lead on our projects, directing goals, strategy, user experience, architecture, and implementation.
Laura Scott has been designing websites since 1995, and has been working with Drupal since 2004. As designer and themer, Laura created award-winning websites for BlogHer, Stanford Law School and several online community sites. In the technical realm, she has guided web development for clients ranging from Scripps and BMW to UCSB and California Watch.
Laura has presented on design, theming and project management at several conferences. In 2008, Laura was elected to the Drupal Association General Assembly; in March 2010 she was elected to the Drupal Association Board of Directors. She currently serves on the DA's Advisory Board.
Chief Operating Officer + Co-Founder
Kate focuses on strategy, project management, and business management.
Katherine Lawrence has been active in the Open Source community and software development from the early 1990s, and in Drupal since 2005. She has personally been responsible for the design, development, and launch of over 160 websites, virtually all of them for major corporations, foundations, or institutions of higher learning.
Her prior experience includes line management positions in marketing, communication, advertising, and strategic planning with HP, DuPont, and Kaneka, as well as for several ventured-back start-ups. Her creative credits include writer-producer for Filmsmiths International, Computer-based Training Designer at Internal and External Communications, and Intranet Designer for Chipotle.
She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington with a double-major in Chemistry and in History. She holds an MBA from Harvard.
Jen is our primary Information Architect and Interaction Designer, bringing a focus of User Experience to each and every project.
Jen Schultes has worked as a visual experience and interaction designer for more than 11 years. From New York agencies to boot-strapping start-ups, Jen has developed a practical yet imaginative approach to strategy, site architecture, information design and the creation of visual design solutions. Past projects include sites, intranets, and web-publishing standards for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, including a major financial publication and a global management consulting firm.
More recently, Jen focused on organizations within the non-profit, social justice and arts sectors. There, the need to create big impacts with few resources and low on-going overhead led her to Drupal in 2005. It was a perfect match and she hasn't looked back since.
Brian brings coding expertise and deep Drupal knowledge to technical architecture, development and performance/scalability work.
Brian Vuyk has been involved in and working with Drupal since early 2006. Brian is a strong supporter of Open Source software, and has made contributions to Drupal versions 5, 6, & 7, including Drupal 7 core. He is currently maintainer of the Primary Term module. Past Drupal projects he's done include a large social network, e-commerce platforms, corporate intranet platforms with a strong focus on workflow, and several websites for charity organizations. His systems administration expertise also comes into play on every implementation phase.
Brian studied Computer Science at Redeemer University College from 2003- 2007.
Evan brings software engineering focus to every project, with expertise in integrations and custom development.
Evan has been working in web technology since 2006, Drupal since 2007, with expertise and experience in integration with various systems. He is a Drupal core contributor and co-maintainer of the Drupal Salesforce Suite and Salesforce-Ubercart integration and related modules. In addition to PINGV, he develops and maintains many of TechMission's websites, and their Salesforce installation. Previously he has done print layout and technology training.
Evan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Covenant College with a degree in English.
Garrett is an all-around Drupal back- and front-end developer with special interests in the Drupal text formatting system and connecting and communicating with remote web services.
A hobbyist programmer since elementary school, Garrett learned web development while in college just for fun, but after graduating and wandering through careers a bit, he found himself turning pro. He fell in love with Drupal while working for a small marketing company in his native far northern California and looking for a way to avoid rewriting user management and news feed systems over and over. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan, studying at a Japanese language school in the mornings and writing code in the evenings (though his "mornings" and "evenings" are quite different from the rest of the team's).
Alex is a front-end developer and programmer who has been working with Drupal since 2006.
Patty leads our efforts to find the best people who are the best fit to join our fast-growing team.
Patty leads our efforts to find the best people who are the best fit to join our fast-growing team. Patty Laushman worked on both the agency and corporate sides of recruiting prior to building her own open source IT consulting company from 2003 through its successful sale in 2012. After the sale, she returned to her primary passion, which is implementing repeatable processes for identifying, recruiting, hiring and retaining best-fit employees for high-performance teams.
Her prior experience includes professional symphony violist, analytical chemist, high-tech marketing copywriter and high school chemistry teacher.
She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a minor in music performance (viola) from University of Northern Colorado, a master’s degree in journalism from University of Colorado-Boulder and a secondary science teaching license from Metropolitan State University of Denver.