Who We Are
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.
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.
Fascinated by cybernetics, the man-machine interface, her early career was focused on process instrumentation and control logic, first at DuPont and later at Hewlett-Packard, where she applied HPs emerging desk top computers in the management of complex process control logic systems.
Her bench-chemistry research at DuPont and HP led to patented work in high polymers, poromers ("breathable" semi-permeable polymer systems), and biomedical products.
Her subsequent experience includes line management positions at American Bentley (acquired by Baxter International), Kanenka of Japan, and Ion Track (acquired by GE).
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 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 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.
Mallory Kates is a serial entrepreneur and marketer in the tech and food industries. In 2006 she created the Ciolo and Piccolo food brands. Mallory's experience includes positions with Cardtronic, First Consulting Group, bCandid, Brainplay, MatchLogic, and as founding development team member for Geocities. Prior to Geocities, Mallory worked in corporate communications for clients including Apple Computer, Microsoft, Mercedes Benz, Nissan US Air Force, United States Central Intelligence Agency, US Space Command, Rockwell International, Visa, Walt Disney Company.
Tai Travis is a designer and front-end developer who's been doing websites since 1996 and Drupal since 2009. He has helped small businesses, non-profits, a chapter of a national professional organization, and an international publisher all running on Drupal. Prior to joining Pingv, Tai worked with The New Group, an agency in Portland. In 2012 he joined Intel, where, among other things, he moved teams to work with Symfony for Intel Cloud Services. Prior to that, he redesigned and themed the website for Videomaker magazine.
Tai has a Bachelors of Science degree from Evergreen State College.
Site Builder, Developer, Themer, Project Manager, Trainer.