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Rose Goldman(Simon)AccelerantBlog: RosematticRose knows. Rose is a behind-the-scenes magician at Automattic who does experiments and blows stuff up in a secret lab. No one is really sure what she does but we’ve heard that she’s an investor in emacs. She loves to ski, backpack, travel, cook and eat. Other hobbies include internet dating, embarrassing herself in public, and trying to earn a spot on the Systems Team at Automattic.

Barry AbrahamsonBarryAbrahamsonSystems WranglerBlog: Barry on WordPress
Barry was born and raised on the banks of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. During the day, he makes sure the servers are zipping along while trying not to get too much BBQ sauce on his keyboard and at night… ok, well, he’s doing the same 🙂 When he’s not on AIM, ICQ, Jabber, IRC, or reading about the latest and greatest in MySQL optimization, Barry enjoys traveling and playing a little lacrosse.
MichaelAdamsQuantum Bug CreatorBlog: Blogwaffe
After escaping Moscow (Idaho), Mike has been hiding in academia for 20 or so years. We stole him from a PhD in Quantum Information at Caltech to join the real world, or as close as we get to the real world around here. In between carnitas tacos, because apparently there is no good BBQ in Southern California, Mike hacks on bbPress and the javascripty bits of WordPress.
ShaunAndrewsDesignerBlog: Where am I…
Shaun never knew what he wanted to do. Like George Costanza, he always wanted to pretend to be an Architect. Somewhere along the way, he managed to score a B.S. in Engineering, minoring in math and physics. That degree quickly fell by the wayside, as his heart pushed him toward design. That was nearly 10 years ago. These days, Shaun can be found obsessing over details while tilting his head like a confused dog. He dribbbles way to much, and tweetscontinuously.

BradAngelcykMobile EngineerBlog: bradangelcyk.comBrad was born, raised and currently lives in Erie, Pennsylvania. He finds time to write some iOS code when he isn’t busy chasing his one year old daughter around. He loves traveling, photography, reading and pretty much anything with a tiny screen attached to it.


RichardArchambaultHappiness EngineerBlogs: Richardmtl.caMexicoMetro.orgA proud Montrealer, Richard grew up speaking French and English, and he later learned Spanish after several trips to Latin America, including a semester in Mexico City where he met his wife and the mother of his two boys. With a degree in Linguistics under his belt, he almost began a career in translation before he fell in love with the Web’s most popular languages, HTML and CSS. Well-known for being a WordPress keener, he gets to spread joy as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic.

MichaelArestadDesign WranglerBlog: blog.michaelarestad.com
Michael was born in Texas and raised in Colorado. He lives in sunny downtown Denver. When he’s not moving pixels around on an array of screens, Michael is either making CSS do backflips, skiing, enjoying scifi, or playing pinball in one of the arcades. Say hello ontwitter!
KarenArnoldHappiness OrganizerBlog: Karen’s Blog
Karen Arnold (pronounced Car-en) and her husband, 4 children, 4 cats, and approximately 10 chickens, live in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico. When she isn’t engineering happiness at WordPress.com, she helps her husband homeschool their energetic kiddos, tries to blog regularly, and brainstorms ways to meet every WordPress user in New Mexico.
JoenAsmussenDesign WranglerBlog: Noscope
Working out of Denmark, Joen loves good design and good usability, and strives for both. When he’s not wrangling design, he’s really into Sweden, science fiction books and Sonic Youth. He also does posters once in a while, just for fun.

MarcoAurélioCode WranglerBlog: Marco’s BlogAfter graduating in 2012 as a Computer Engineer at CEFET-MG, Marco joined the team that eventually built Cloudup, now part of Automattic. He’s currently based on his hometown of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, in the southeast of Brazil. On his free time, Marco enjoys watching Japanese animation, playing classic and indie video games and reading about science and technology.

Nikolay BachiyskiNikolayBachiyskiIñtërnâtiônàlizætiønërBlogs: extrapolate.meАз, света и сметачите
Younger than even Matt, Nikolay is blogging from small but beautiful Bulgaria. He makes sure the eskimo teens can blog in their native language. When not in front of the computer, Nikolay is either in Sofia University, torturing freshmen, or wandering around Bulgaria. Being like House, M.D. is his secret dream, although quite unattainable, having in mind his lovable nature.
HugoBaetaSocial DesignerBlog: Just Hugo
Born and raised in sunny Lisbon, Portugal, Hugo has been a WordPress fanboy ever since he started using it. Some people in the Portuguese web scene call him the “WordPress guy” and he even has a couple of tattoos to prove his dedication! At Automattic he works on making things look good and more social on WordPress.com
Raanan Bar-CohenRaananBar-CohenSVP, Commercial ServicesBlog: Raanan.com
After using Gopher to impress the ladies in the 80s, and starting a web agency specializing in serving publishers and musicians in the 90s, Raanan decided to go to the dark side. Between Time Inc. and Dow Jones, Raanan worked on social media initiatives including RSS, search, podcasts, and the launch of AllThingsD.com. Now that we’ve nabbed him Raanan works on media services, partnerships, and oversees QA for the secret company BBQ sauce. (No Kool‑Aid here.)
AlisonBarrettCode WranglerBlogs: Aliso the GeekAliso the Person
Alison’s love of programming started when she got a Micro Adventure book for her seventh birthday. From there she moved on to programming her TI-85 in junior high, and eventually on to HTML and Actionscript in high school. After learning PHP in college, she fell in love with WordPress in 2007. When not wrangling code, she enjoys playing with her three cats and watching movies on the couch with her husband.

JerryBatesHappiness EngineerBlog:  jerrysarcastic.wordpress.comJerry is a classically trained photographer living in the heart of Silicon Valley. A self-taught coder and designer, he picked up WordPress one day in 2007 while looking for an easy way to create an online portfolio, and has never left.   As a Happiness Engineer he works hard to help make WordPress fun, trouble-free, and wellhappy! In his off time he is a “serial-hobbyist” who enjoys breaking things so he can put them together again.

DeborahBeckettHappiness EngineerDeborah Beckett lives with her husband and two kids in the Land of the Sky (western North Carolina). She earned a degree in Journalism, specializing in Multimedia & Web Design, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been building web sites and training users for over 15 years. When not engineering happiness, she enjoys running, travel, and spending time with her family.
PaoloBelcastroStore Team LeadBlogs: Paolo BelcastroChic & Geek
Paolo first studied mathematics and physics, finally graduated as a photographer at ENS Louis Lumière in Paris, but fell in love with the web in 1994 and hasn’t looked back. At Automattic he leads the Store team from Vienna, Austria, where he lives with his family.
JorgeBernalMobile EngineerBlog: Jorge Bernal
Jorge is the first Automattician in Spain, and works on the mobile team making WordPress for iOS awesome. He is a WordPress user since before it was WordPress, and a big fan of everything Apple. Loves photography, good wine and discovering new cities.
JoshBetzCode WranglerBlog: JoshBetz.com
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 2013, Josh joined Automattic to help wrangle code for WordPress.com VIP. When he isn’t making stuff awesome, he is probably running a race or cheering for the Badgers.
MaximeBiaisMobile DeveloperBlog: Biais.org
Maxime is a software engineer living in Paris, France. He loves to code for mobile devices, iOS and Android, phone and tablet. Maxime likes to sail, but only with a perfect weather, his friends and some fresh beers in the hold.

Sheri BigelowSheriBigelowCreativity CultivatorBlogs: Design SimplyCutenessSheri can usually be found experimenting with CSS, speaking at WordCamps, skiing the Rockies, or exploring the Adirondacks.

Andrea LeeBishopHappiness EngineerAndrea (pronounced Ahhhn-dreee-ahhh) enjoys playing the piano, singing, skiing, traveling, and drinking a good Dirty Vanilla Chai. After graduating with degrees in Applied Mathematics and German, she worked for a software company for 11 years doing web design, software education, and technical documentation. Now she engineers happiness for Automattic and puts all those skills to work.
AlxBlockHappiness EngineerBlog: AlxBlock.com
It’s not clear whether the ‘e’ was left out of his name on purpose, if it’s a persistent typo, or just an autocorrect fail. Alx hails from the City of Brotherly Love, where he lives with his awesome wife and two awesome kids. His background is in book publishing sales and marketing and he has a degree in Spanish language, literature, and linguistics (which is clearly the most useful degree for engineering happiness.) While not attached to a screen, Alx enjoys telling bad jokes and teaching magic tricks to his kids.
ChrisBlowerJavaScript WranglerChris fell in love with coding at a very young age, and has always wanted to make the world a better place, through software.
When not getting frustrated by ridiculously complicated origami, or dissolving his stomach with super hot Thai chili-beef – you can find him travelling, sipping on a nice glass of wine and munching on some good food.
Originally from Liverpool, UK – Chris is now adapting to life in foggy London Town.
RyanBorenEngineerBlog: Boren.nu
Ryan writes code, fixes bugs, and wrangles his toddlers.
JeffBowenData WranglerBlog: Get 2 See
Jeff is a strategic electron lasso artist; a digital plumber; a keyboard cowboy. When he’s not solving data-intensive problems with code, Jeff enjoys live music, seeing the world, brewing beer, hiking, and SCUBA / freediving.

NickBradburyMobile WranglerBlog: nickbradbury.comAfter a brief, unprofitable stint as a professional cartoonist, Nick fell into the world of software development and went on to create HomeSite, TopStyle & FeedDemon for Windows. Then out of the blue he gave up Windows and started developing Android apps on a Mac. Nick resides in Knoxville, TN, and shares his life with a great wife, two unique kids, a couple of overly-energetic dogs, and a frog that will not die.

Greg IchneumonBrownData WranglerBlog: gibrown.wordpress.com
If data is a hammer and problems are nails, Greg is a carpenter. He constructs new applications using the statistics of written language. When not coding he prefers to be out hiking in the mountains of Colorado.
Anthony BubelAnthonyBubelBusiness EngineerBlog: Sunsets & Pancakes
Hailing from the mean streets of suburban Philadelphia, Anthony proudly put on an Automattic hat just a few days shy of his graduation from Temple University. As expected, he takes the topic of cheesesteaks a little too seriously and hates traveling to places where “Wawa” is just another funny word. His wife and pekeapoo manage to keep him in check while he strives for the ultimate goal of an overall 3.0 kill-to-death ratio in the latest Call of Duty game.

JonBurkeAds LeadBlog: alarm:clockJon manages the advertising programs for Automattic and WordPress.com. He lives just North of the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife and 2 kids.

PeterButlerCode WranglerAfter getting a harsh dose of reality from a factory job early in his adult life, Peter decided to figure out how to make tinkering on computers pay the bills.   Hailing from sunny Colorado, you’ll find him heading up I-70 to ski whenever possible, or spending time with his wife and kids.  At Automattic, he spends his time making code do as it should.
MichaelCainTheme WranglerBlog: Map & Menu
A misplaced North Carolinian in the original Portland (Maine, that is), Michael moved to New England after graduating from the University of North Carolina. Taking his girlfriend and dog with him, they ventured north to chase some adventure, eat some good food, and drink some great beer. When he’s not pushing pixels for the Theme Team, he’s doing just that, with maybe some kayaking and hiking thrown in.
SpencerCameron-MorinVIP WranglerBorn and raised in the Mitten, Spencer is no stranger to the cold. He first began programming at an early age around fireplaces and hot chocolate. After writing C/C++ for military applications and feeling very cool about it, the interwebs caught his eye. These days you can find him still pressing buttons for a living as a VIP Wrangler from a cozy historic town in Alabama.
Donncha Ó CaoimhDonncha ÓCaoimhDeveloperBlogs: Holy Shmoly!In PhotosDonncha’s Blog
Donncha hails from Cork City, Ireland and is currently living in the picturesque Blarney village with his family, one dog and two cats. He’s a slightly obsessive photographer, dragging around a camera everywhere and posting photos to Inphotos.org. He loves getting out and about whenever he can and enjoys relaxing walks by the sea.
RuairiCarrollPacket Wrangler
Davide ‘Folletto’CasaliUX DesignerBlog: Intense Minimalism
Davide is a experience designer and mentor with a hybrid background in design, psychology and technology. He has a passion for designing  products that are able to change for better the quality of life of the people. He believes that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, as Leonardo DaVinci reportedly said.
He co-founded Good 50×70, an international social communication project and Baker Framework, a platform to publish HTML5 books and magazines on iOS.
FredChengFred works on Simperium, Simplenote, WordPress, and is still trying to win his first game in a company of pong bullies. He currently calls San Francisco home.
MelChoyceDesign EngineerBlog: Choyce Designmedium.com/@melchoyce
A New England native, Mel started making websites as a kid. She started designing sites professionally for local web firms when she was a college student in Western MA. Once exposed, it didn’t take her long to fall in love with WordPress and its community. Now living in Boston with her partner and their two cats, Mel designs user interfaces for Automattic. She loves cold brewed coffee, craft beer, and pixels.
VeldaChristensenHappiness EngineerBlog: Legend of Velda
An artist raised by geeks in the beautiful Utah mountains, Velda has been using computers as a canvas for digital expression for as long as she can remember. She loves to help others do the same. With her ridiculously long list of interests and activities, it’s best to simply say that Velda is a huge fan of the universe and the people in it. She especially loves being the mom of her two awesome kids.

PaulCianoHappiness EngineerSites: paulciano.orgTechEdifiedBlogger, IT Consultant, and lover of all things tech. Paul seeks to provide an outlet for everyday people to better utilize technology to improve the quality of their lives. Read more about Paul or connect with him on Google+,LinkedIn, and Twitter.

DavidColeHappiness EngineerDavid was once a member of the Justice League of America, fighting crime alongside some of the mightiest superheroes of our time. Then his parents turned off the TV and told him to go outside and play. From then on, he trained daily in the fine arts of basketball, breaking and fixing computers, building websites, and video game completion. Somehow that turned into an Advertising degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a leadership position at a local marketing firm. By day, he strives to leave every user happier than he found them. By night, he straps on his cape and assumes the role of Familyman, the devoted husband of a lovely lady, and the father of a rambunctious tot.
BrianColingerCode WranglerBlog: Colinger.com
Brian lived in San Jose, CA for 3.5 years then hightailed it back home to Arkansas after joining Automattic. He works on various WordPress importers and is a VaultPress Safekeeper among other things.
RebeccaCollinsHappiness BartenderBlog: howdiyblog.com
A lover of all things craft and music, Rebecca is an American expat living in the land down under. She now calls the lovely Adelaide, South Australia home, despite its void of a couple of life’s essential luxuries – Mexican food and late night shopping. A combined passion for the web, technology and marketing led her to join the Premium Services team at Automattic.
RobertCollinsMobile WranglerBorn in Portland and raised in the rainy city of Seattle. Like many Seattleites he drinks too much coffee. When not hacking around on HTML/CSS/JavaScript he may be found exploring the Cascade Mountains or sipping Maker’s Mark. He is a known lover of Javascript (please don’t judge him).
KevinConboyDesign and UI EngineerBlog: Alternate.org
Kevin lives in Denver, Colorado, where the sun shines more than 300 days out of the year, which is good because he’s originally from San Diego. After attending art school for graphic design in the late 90s, Kevin found himself caught up in the whirlwind of the web agency world during the dot-com boom. Kevin’s also spent a while doing interface work for the financial industry and is passionate about clear and concise information design. Married with three kids, Kevin makes weird music and has been blogging for more than a decade.
AlexanderConchaCode WranglerBlog: Buayacorp
The first time he saw a computer was around Nov 99. He was told that Y2K was the end of computers. He naively believed, but thought it’d be fun to study CS. He started using WordPress in 2004, which introduced him to the open source. He tried to collaborate, but he was still a cowboy coder. To improve, he decided to pursue his studies in a new country, with a new language and with a different culture. He is still learning thanks to the awesome people working at Automattic.
When not in front of the computer, he enjoys reading, traveling, hiking or cooking.
GregoryCorneliusCode WranglerBlog: bit swapping
Prior to venturing to the East Coast (Boston, MA) where he lives with his wife Ashley, Gregory spent 10 years pursuing various music degrees at schools in Missouri, Ohio, and Texas. Somewhere along the way he realized that he was a halfway decent programmer and that helping folks share their ideas via WordPress was invigorating. When not tinkering on the web, Gregory composes modern “classical” music, produces concerts with Amp New Music, and pursues the perfect cup of coffee.
RyanCowlesHappiness EngineerBlog: Ryan on WordPressRyan on life
Ryan was born and raised on the East Coast of the United States. In 2010 he and his girlfriend, a Southern California native, made the move to the Los Angeles area. Before coming onboard with Automattic, Ryan worked with several creative studios, helping them build things with WordPress. When he isn’t basking in the light from a computer monitor he enjoys the outdoors, hiking, traveling, punk rock, old school hip hop, and photography.Bonus fact: Cowles sounds like “coals.”

PhilCrummCommunity GuardianBlog: Phil CrummPhil is a born and raised Californian. When he’s not keeping smiles on the faces of WordPress users, he’s programming, playing guitar, or working hard towards a Computer Science & Engineering degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.


JackieDanaHappiness EngineerBlogs: Fiend of Awesome & Surviving the Modern WorldA native Missourian, it’s taken Jackie a full 20 years to learn to appreciate summers in her current hometown of Austin, TX. Evolving into what her mother once called a “nuts and berries” person, she’s studying to become an herbal medic; makes her own soap, kombucha and yogurt; and feels prepared for just about anything, even a zombie apocalypse.

NickDaughertyCode WranglerNick hacks with the VIP team from his secret base high in the Colorado Rockies, where he was born and raised. When not tapping a keyboard or fighting off one of his cats, he enjoys to get outside to hike, mountain bike, and run the many nearby trails.
Stephane DauryStephaneDauryCode WranglerBlog: tekArtist
Stephane currently lives in Montreal, Canada, where he shares his time between a family he adores and a career he is more than ecstatic about. He started working in the digital/web industry in 1994, and admits he is lucky enough to have done it all at some point or another. His favorite quote is Albert Einstein’s “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
Jennifer M.DoddCode WranglerJennifer is an East Coast transplant from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She started out doing custom themes and gradually moved to writing plugins and contributing to bbPress. When she isn’t wrangling code, she can be found hanging out with her husband and four children in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She loves cooking, gardening, and drinking tea.

AaronDouglasMobile WranglerBlog: The Dangling PointerAaron was that kid taking apart the mechanical and electrical appliances at five years of age to see how they worked. He never grew out of that core interest – to know how things work. He took an early interest in computer programming, figuring out how to get past security to be able to play games on his dad’s computer. He’s still that feisty nerd, but at least now he gets paid to do it.

Aaron is a recovering Java enterprise engineer and has been able to focus on Mobile (iOS and some Android) development and design.  Aaron’s interest in mobile development has been ever increasing since he got his first iOS app in Apple’s App Store in 2009, Migraine Diary. Other than software development, Aaron enjoys camping during the summer, taking his dogs for a walk around the neighborhood, and pretending to be a storm chaser while sitting at home.

BrookeDukesHappiness EngineerBlog: bandonrandon.comBrooke, a west coast native, currently resides in Seattle, WA. After Brooke received a degree in graphic design she learned she was more passionate about people than pixels. Even so, she still can’t pass up a good conversation about design. When she isn’t engineering some happiness you will find her cycling, enjoying vegetarian food with friends and family or hanging out with her betta fish, Herbert.

IanDunnCommunity HandymanBlog: iandunn.name
Ian was born and raised in Ohio, and then a few years after college he got rid of everything that wouldn’t fit in his car and drove to Seattle, where he currently resides. Before coming to Automattic, Ian helped to start a small web development shop and spent many years building custom WordPress plugins and themes for clients. Now that he’s joined Automattic, he hopes to leverage that experience to build tools that support the WordPress community. In his spare time, he enjoys punk rock, ice cream, and crushing on Rachel Maddow.

JeremeyDuVallHappiness EngineerBlog: JeremeyDuVall.comJeremey first studied Exercise Science for both undergrad and grad school. After seven years as a personal trainer, he fell in love with everything WordPress and blogging related and never looked back. Since then, he’s been helping bloggers publish great content. When he’s not engineering happiness, Jeremey is chasing his dogs around a mountain or two in Colorado or trying to find the best cup of coffee imaginable. He also tweets with the rest of the cool kids.

BenDwyerCode WranglerBlog: ScruffianBreed: Mongrel; a blend of mathematician, painter, poet, musician, cyclist, gardener and woodsman.

Behaviour: Tinkering; with wood, with words, with music, with cameras and sometimes with code.

Natural habitat: The woods; habitat destruction is endemic.

Diet: Dark chocolate (the darker the better), anything roasted.

Distribution: Migratory, always returning to England.

MeredithElyHappiness EngineerBlog: Stupid Matters
Meredith joined the fantastic Cloudup team straight out of preschool (teaching, that is). She hails from a small, hippie town in Northern California, did a stint at Stanford University, and spent 2 years with TFA in Chicago before jumping into the startup world. Now that Cloudup is part of the Automattic family, she spends her time basking in the glorious SF headquarters and working on happiness, product and customer development for the Cloudup team.
DaniloErcoliMobile WranglerBlog: Danilo Ercoli
Danilo was born and raised in the beautiful countryside of Ciociaria, central Italy. He was adopted from Bologna and start working as GIS developer when he was very young. He currently lives in Bologna, but travels all around Italy hoping to find the right place to live. Now he’s joined the mobile crew working on our mobile apps and on other open source projects. When not coding Danilo enjoys indie music, soccer and politics. His lucky number is 8, and his favourite quote is from a Keane song: “Oh, simple thing, where have you gone?”.
Egill R.ErlendssonAd WranglerBlog: egill.re
Although born and bred in Iceland, he whose name can not be spoken, bares no responsibility for ash spewing, holiday wrecking, flight grounding volcanoes with unpronounceable names. At Automattic he serves up a refreshing cocktail of ads and more ads. While not working he can be found enjoying life in Iceland with his better half, watching his three upcoming Automatticians growing up.
Yoav FarhiYoavFarhiHappiness GardenerBlog: On/Off
He still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up, but until then, Yoav is finding happiness in making WordPress.com users happy. Happily married (+ dog) and living not too far from Tel-Aviv, Israel, Yoav also makes sure everything we do around here works in languages written from tfel ot thgir.
MichaelFieldsTheme MachineBlog: wordpress.mfields.org

ChristopherFinkeDesign EngineerBlog: Less Talk, More DoWhen Chris is not at the computer, his hobbies include cooking, woodworking, and writing short bios about himself.

Cathy J. FitzpatrickCathy J.FitzpatrickCode WranglerBlog: cathyjf.com
Cathy has been contributing to free and open source software since age 12. She enjoys diving into new codebases headfirst, questioning everything, and devising novel solutions to problems. Willing to venture into just about any field, she’s never met a challenge she didn’t like. She joined Automattic so that she could get paid to do what she has been doing her entire life anyway.
MiguelFonsecaJavascript WranglerEver since that epic arms race against his childhood friend in 7th grade for the shiniest, most pimped-out personal website, Miguel has been nurturing his love for the Web and Open Source by playing with things and breaking them. When not in his cave, you’ll find him on his bicycle dodging cars up and down the Lisbon hills or dancing the Lindy Hop to Swing music in the park. Please smack him if he starts raving about how P2P technology is society’s panacea, or other such topics—he rants a lot. He’s also very proud to be a part of WordPress.
Eoin GallagherEoinGallagherCoderBlog: Magpie
Eoin spent years telling robots what to do, only to realize they are bad listeners and incessant bores. So he abandoned a career in automation to eventually join Automattic. A proud Irish daddy of three girls, as well as a GAA man to the bone, he harbors ambitions of winning something before his knees give way. Career ambition now is to grok code and grow.
MarkGeorgeVaultkeeperMark lives in Melbourne, Australia and has an insatiable urge to tinker with things. In his spare time, he plays and designs games, and likes to build crazy things. He has two amazing children who like to keep him busy. Sometimes he does some coding, too.
NickGernertDirector, Platform ServicesNick is a native Floridian where he spent half of his life playing video games and the other half building what became one of the world’s leading WordPress development consultancies. Nick uses his experience in deploying WordPress for large scale media publishers to grow the WordPress.com VIP services through product initiatives and strategic partnerships.
PaulGibbsCode WranglerBlog: Bring Your Own Terms Of Service
Paul lives in the south of the UK, sandwiched between Crawley and Brighton. He’s proud to be British. Brought up on a diet of digestive biscuits, crumpets, and tea, Paul likes spending his spare time building WordPress plugins, including BuddyPress. Away from the screen, he enjoys reading, photography, and is learning to love travel.
John GodleyJohnGodleyCode WranglerBlog: Urban Giraffe
Originally from the UK, John spent many years juggling pointers before outsourcing himself around the world, ending up in China and the Czech Republic. When not coding he can be seen walking at great speeds, making sandwiches, and thinking of other countries to live in that begin with a C. John has never had coffee and doesn’t really do BBQ (but thinks he should keep that quiet).
ThomasGuillotTheme WranglerBlog: Thomas Guillot
Thomas is a proud frenchman now leaving in London, United Kingdom. After spending 2 years at medical school to become a surgeon he decided to pursue his dreams and do what he loves the most: web design and web development. He soon realized how amazing WordPress was and is now part of the Theme Team making awesome WordPress.com themes.
PyryHakulinenSystems WranglerPyry is cool.

NickHamzeHappiness EngineerBlog: Nick HamzeNick was born and raised in South Dakota. After spending way too much time in school Nick ended up with a JD/MBA from the University of South Dakota. When not tinkering around with WordPress, Nick enjoys reading and listening to music.


Ran YanivHartsteinHappiness EngineerBlog: Ran Yaniv Hartstein’s blog (in Hebrew)Ran lives with his girlfriend in Tel Aviv, Israel, about four minutes away from a beautiful sandy beach which he never goes to. He maintains the Hebrew version of WordPress.org, and engineers the happiness of WordPress.com’s users for fun and profit. He is also the Automattician with the most characters in his name.

DustinHartzlerHappiness EngineerBlog: DustinHartzler.comBorn and raised in Ohio, Dustin has never lived any place other than the Buckeye state. Before joining Automattic, he graduated from Ohio Northern University with an electrical engineering degree. Websites have always fascinated him, especially when he created his first site in college using the amazing technology of Microsoft Front Page. When he isn’t engineering happiness at WordPress.com, he can be found trying out to do list applications and completing 90% of every project he starts.

DanHaukDesign WranglerBlog: Upward Spiral
Born and raised in Reading, PA (just west of Philly), Dan still calls it home with his wife, 18-month-old daughter, and two dogs. While studying print and graphic design in college he discovered the joys of designing for screens and shifted focus. When he isn’t making things look pretty, Dan can be found listening to and playing music, taking photos, and spending time with family.

AdamHecklerHappiness EngineerBlog: AdamHeckler.comBorn and raised in central Ohio, Adam now lives with his girlfriend and their dog in the lovely Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Aside from WordPress.com and all things Internet, Adam enjoys backpacking, reading, swinging in his hammock, and a good beer. His superpower is the ability to not eat his vegetables.

JeremyHerveHappiness EngineerBlog: Jeremy HerveOriginally from France, Jeremy now lives in Budapest, Hungary. When he is not engineering happiness at WordPress.com, he is probably in front of another screen: his passions away from the computer are cinema, TV series, and science fiction books.

ErickHitterTeam Custom LeadBlog: ethitter.com
It took Erick a while to figure out what he wanted to be when he grew up, which led him through a few different careers. After experiments in audio engineering and accounting, he used his long-dormant web development skills to land a few freelance gigs. One of those turned into a full-time position, where he stayed for a few years before an opportunity at Automattic came his way. When not building cool tools to let users customize their WordPress.com blogs, Erick travels to as many WordCamps as he can afford, seeks out great beer, and longs for enough free time to go hiking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains again.
KellyHoffmanDesignerKelly loves design, the internet, mountain biking, snowboarding, music, traveling, and making videos.

DennisHongHappiness EngineerBlog: Musings on Life and LoveAt various points in his life, Dennis has been 1) a microbiologist, 2) a professional poker player, 3) a teacher of at-risk teenagers, and is now 4) an Automattician. In his spare time, he 1) plays several varieties of hockey, 2) rock climbs, 3) swing dances, and 4) jams out 80s metal covers on the piano. He’s also a relationships and comedy writer (which can be either an oxymoron or redundant, depending on your perspective) and can be found doling out dating advice on various internet locales. Welcome to his jungle.

JenHooksHappiness EngineerJen spent nine years teaching biology and zoology at the university level before making the switch to engineer happiness for Automattic. Though it doesn’t seem like an intuitive leap, she finds that helping WordPress.com users is very much like teaching, and she lives for feedback that something has finally “clicked” for a user. Jen is probably drinking a mug of dark roast coffee and wearing yoga pants with wool socks while she is providing support to you, and she may or may not have brushed her hair today.  A wife and mother of three very young kids and two rescue dogs, she lives in Ohio and tries on a daily basis to remain The Boss of her household.
Daryl L. L.HoustonHappiness GardenerBlog: Two Ells
Upon earning a degree in English literature and writing from UNC-Chapel Hill, Daryl realized he had no job prospects and decided to try his hand at computers. After short stints with a couple of small local companies, he did a long stint with a browser company and is now tickled pink to be working with WordPress on a day-to-day basis. He lives in Knoxville with his wife, two kids, dog, and fish, and he passes his time reading literary fiction. He will never give up on the Oxford comma but will happily split infinitives and end sentences prepositions with.
BenHubermanStory WranglerBen loves tacos, baseball, and opera. Originally from Tel Aviv, he now lives in Vancouver, a city famous for having one taquería, no baseball, and so-so opera. While his quest to be known as the Earl of Oxford commas has so far failed, he still enjoys herding keyboard strokes into order. He’ll eat your gummy bears even if you don’t share the belief that blogging was invented in the 16th-century (yes, it really was!). He can often be found creating Play-Doh art his toddler son fails to appreciate.
JamesHuffHappiness EngineerBlog: MacManX.com
James began using WordPress in 2004. Being new to WordPress (and blogging in general), he quickly found the WordPress Support Forums and basically never left. Today, many scholars debate whether he enjoyed volunteering his help to WordPress users, or if he simply couldn’t figure out how to close the browser window. James currently resides in sunny Southern California, where he enjoys bringing happiness to millions of WordPress.com users.
DionHulseRenewable Engineering SpecialistBlog: blog://dd32.id.au/
Dion was born and raised in the country side of Australia. He started his journey with WordPress in early 2005 and has never left, some debate if WordPress was simply his out from University life, but others know it as a calling. During the day he can be found making WordPress.com more awesome, and during the night, making WordPress.org even awesome-er.
MattHusbyShark WranglerBlog: locker73.com
Matt is currently in Milwaukee, WI and for some odd reason really likes to have all 4 seasons (but does wish winter was only about 3 weeks). In his free time he enjoys all things tech, and when not working on making WordPress better plays with everything from erlang to cocoa.  Fun Fact: In a previous life Matt was an avionics technician on F-16′s.
TakashiIrieTheme WranglerBlog: Takashi Irie
Takashi is a Japanese web designer who is now wrangling themes at Automattic. He loves house music as much as he loves WordPress. He lived in London for 7 years where he studied and started his career on the web. He met WordPress in the university and since then it has been a big part of his life, not just professional but also personal. His wife shares his addiction and they both enjoy together the wonders of WordPress. He is now living in Brighton, a seaside town in the south of UK.
Mohammad (Mo)JangdaCode WranglerBlog: digitalize.ca
Mo has unhealthy obsessions with cool things like ice cream, JavaScript, and books. When not off on a coding adventure, you can find him annoying people with his terrible sense of humour, or watching tv wishing he was more active. Mo lives just outside of Toronto and loves it there — despite the moderately cold winter temperatures.
EricJohnsonMobile WranglerBlog: Aerych’s Page
Eric is a professional coffee drinker and member of the WordPress mobile team living in tornado prone Oklahoma City. He has a degree in Political Science that he has never used because working with technology is way more fun. When he’s not coding he enjoys making a mockery of golf, frequenting coffee shops, and fussing with numerous hobby projects.

MikeJohnstonBuilderBlog: mikejohnstn.comHelping to build our engineering team, as well as Simplenote, Simperium, and an improved WordPress mobile experience. Born in Victoria, Canada, he didn’t stay long and proceeded to move around a lot. He’s been known to play some musical instruments from time to time, and abides by the Pythagorean prohibition of beans.

ValerieKalantyrskiHappiness EngineerValerie discovered WordPress while working at a Jazz restaurant, promptly decided it was better than sliced bread itself, and has been helping others use it ever since. When not engineering happiness, she likes to take aimless walks, discover inspired recipes, and consider the interconnectedness of all things.

CamiKaosDot OrganizerBlog: camikaos.comInquisitive, quirky, parental, tattooed, boot loving, geeky, portland girl.

KrisKarkoskiHappiness EngineerKris helps WordPress.com users as a Happiness Engineer. Before joining Automattic, he graduated from Gannon University in business administration and founded MMAFrenzy.com. Originally from northwestern Pennsylvania, he now resides in Raleigh, NC and enjoys learning about business, technology, and health and spending time with his family, particularly at the beach.

MarcusKazmierczakData WranglerBlog: mkaz.wordpress.commkaz.comMarcus lives in the Bay Area with his wife, two daughters and one high-energy dog. He loves the power the internet enables people with and works to build the tools and infrastructure to support it. When he’s not wrangling intense data problems, you may find Marcus tending to his pepper garden, running half a marathon, chasing his kids, taking photographs, or watching the world champion San Francisco Giants.

Demitrious KellyDemitriousKellyCode NinjaBlog: Apokalyptik
Demitrious is a self portrayed jester (certainly not jack) of all trades and master of none. Leaving the heat of central California behind him he set out to make a difference in this new age of instant information. And what better place to make a difference than here with us at Automattic, where instant information isn’t just a goal but a way of life?
IsaacKeyetMobile Lead/DesignerBlog: Isaac Keyet
At Automattic, Isaac is determined to make the mobile blogging experience for WordPress better. In the past he co-founded IntenseDebate, a comment plugin that became a part of the Automattic family in October 2008. Isaac derives from Sweden, and participated in the TechStars program class ’07. Spends large portions of his day drinking tea and hanging out in cafés. Likes intelligent people. Has a very diverse music taste.

WarrenKlebanLounge ManagerBlog: EaterNationHailing from the great state of Maryland, Warren turned his wagon west toward San Francisco where he has made his home for 8 years. He enjoys a paper copy of the New York Times, more coffee and food than he would prefer to tell his doctor about, going to the movies, and meeting new people everywhere he travels. He is the inventor of Guerrilla Scrapbooking & has one of the world’s largest fridge magnet collections. At Automattic his goal is to make sure things at the lounge get done, and done right.

FrankKleinTheme WranglerBlog: fklein.infoFränk is a web developer living in Luxembourg. Besides wrangling WordPress themes, he likes reading, lifting weights and enjoying Luxembourg cuisine.

DmytriKleinerVIP WranglerDmytri grew up in Toronto, and has lived in Berlin for very many years with his wife and three children. He likes Linux, the command line, VIM and JavaScript. He has been editing text files since 1981. He is a developer with theVIP team and a member of theTelekommunisten art collective. He blogs about art, politics and technology at dmytri.info
PamKockeHappiness EngineerBlog: pyjammy.com
Pam engineers happiness for WordPress.com users from New Orleans, Louisiana. In her free time, she enjoys photographing and blogging about her identical triplet sons, running slowly, and reading about cooking (far more thanactually cooking.) An avid Anglophile, she loves Honeycrisp apples, autumn, and London. Her dislikes include celery, mealy Braeburns, and jazz.
MichaelKoenigSchmooze EngineerBlog: Mikelberry
Michael has seen “Big Trouble In Little China” more times than anyone ever should. While he wanted to be a kung fu master, he went a less violent route and picked up a bass guitar and set of skis. Originally from Michigan, Michael now lives in Chicago, Illinois by way of Boulder, Colorado where he earned his BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. He joined the IntenseDebate crew (a distributed comment system now a part of the Automattic family) in March of 2008, and has since perfected the art of schmoozing kung fu.
KonstantinKovsheninCode WranglerBlog: kovshenin.com
Born in Nizhniy Novgorod, raised in Malta, then Magnitogorsk. Enjoying life in Moscow. Speaks English, Russian, Italian and of course WordPress. Working with the Dot Org team at Automattic, bringing joy to the WordPress Community and the Open Source world. During his free time Konstantin plays the piano, walks the dog, drinks a lot of coffee and contributes to Core.
BrandonKraftCheesiness EngineerBlog: BrandonKraft.com
Texas born and Texas raised, Kraft started in Wichita Falls before moving to Austin for The University of Texas. After sticking around long enough for a degree, he moved a couple of miles away where he lives with his wife and three daughters. He started building sites in 1996 that looked utterly horrible by today’s any standard. Realizing he could develop—not design—websites, Kraft developed WordPress-based sites for years before moving to Automattic. Kraft enjoys a good beer, reading, and laughing at what people tell him on Twitter thinking he owns a massive food company of the same name.

JustinKroppUI DesignerBlog: justinkropp.comJustin is helping round out the number of Automattic designers from the South. He calls Chattanooga, TN home but has spent quite a bit of time in Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD, and most recently Berlin, Germany. He is a self-proclaimed design minimalist exploring his discipline through typography, semiotics, and technology — striving to produce work that is useful, memorable, and meaningful. Justin is also an identical twin.


JoeyKudishCode WranglerBlog: jkudish.comJoachim (Joey for short) is originally from Montreal, Quebec, but now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. When not writing code or fixing bugs on WordPress.com, he is likely outside with his two dogs. Joey is also an enthusiastic traveler and avid coffee drinker.

MichelleLangstonTheme HealerBlog: Michelle Langston
Michelle is a Tar Heel-born-and-bred web designer and developer who built her first site at the age of 14. More than a decade later, she’s still at it. She pursued her undergraduate and graduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, earning degrees in Multimedia Journalism and Information Science, respectively. The topic of her Master’s project? Guess! (Hint: it starts with “Word” and ends with “Press”). Michelle enjoys cute animals, reading, singing in choirs, taking long walks, watching Tar Heel basketball, and trying to relearn how to play all the songs on the piano that she pounded out in her earlier years.
JeniaLaszloHappiness EngineerBefore dedicating her life to Happiness and WordPress, Jenia worked a lot of peculiar jobs and lived in places like Minsk, Budapest, Dar es Salaam, Vienna, and Boston. She loves answering questions, solving problems, and helping people become comfortable with technology — and do awesome things using it! When not engineering happiness, Jenia enjoys eating salt, practicing obscure forms of yoga, and spending time with her family.
ChrisLauzonHappiness EngineerBlog: Portal of Delusion
A fan of helping others, and a huge fan of WordPress, Chris has been involved with my tech ventures for over 10 years. Loves music, movies, and anything nerdy. Currently living in Austin, TX.
BeauLebensCode WranglerBlog: Dented Reality
After growing up in a tiny town in rural Western Australia, Beau decided that he needed to be somewhere with a little more excitement so he could be a part of this “Internet” thing that no one was talking about at the time. After 10 years of illustrious (and sometimes not-so-illustrious) development work in a variety of companies (and freelancing), he landed his position with Automattic, beating code into shape with his mad Krav Maga skillz.
David (Lenny)LenehanPollDaddy EngineerBlog: ZXCode
Lenny is the Polldaddy. His role involves keeping Polldaddyland king of planet Polling. He likes reading every 8th book he buys, collecting old computers and doing nothing with them, saving every 500th picture he takes, and coming up with movie projects he never starts. He is based in Sligo, Ireland.
JackLenoxDesign EngineerBlog: have_posts()
Jack has been building websites since he was 11, and fortunately he has very gradually got better at it. He studied Ancient History at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he also set up the college’s entrepreneurship society and student newspaper. He began developing with WordPress in 2008 when he realised that he should have been using it since its inception. Having spent a few years living and working in London, he now lives in Keswick in the English Lake District.
MiguelLezamaCode WranglerMiguel was raised between Valizas and Montevideo, were he actually lives with his wife. He has been around the web since the first modems arrived to Uruguay. He would like to try out everything he gets the chance to try in the world. He already knows that he loves family, friends and being happy. He really enjoys traveling, the ocean, sports and good food.
ChaseLivingstonHappiness EngineerChase has been involved in customer support for quite a while, so the Happiness Engineer position here at Automattic seemed like a perfect fit. When he’s not engineering happiness among WordPress.com users, you can find him with his beautiful wife, Jacinta, or his Golden Retriever, Abbey.
BenLobaughSite: Ben Lobaugh
Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Ben is and avid hiker and sailor and aspiring beer maker. As a developer long before WordPress was around Ben has fully embraced this cutting edge and powerful CMS that makes the world go round. Often found in coffee shops, when Ben is not throwing down some serious code he can be found spending quality time with the two loves of his life: zzZippety Doo Dah ( Zippey ) and The Bus.
PaulMaioranaVP of Platform ServicesBlog: Paul Maiorana
Paul grew up in northwestern New Jersey’s farmland, and despite now residing in Brooklyn, NY, he still considers himself a country boy. He came up through the publishing world, most recently running Fast Company and Inc.’s digital group as their CTO, and is now working with our VIP team to expand and support that program.
RyanMarkelVIP WranglerBlog: Ryan Markel
Ryan helps users on WordPress.com from St. Louis, the Gateway to the West. He’s been blogging in some form or another since the turn of the millennium, eventually learning and loving WordPress. He enjoys the study of games, being part of Cardinal Nation, and helping his wife (try to) control his five children.
KevinMarsdenHappiness EngineerBlog: kmarsden.com
DaveMartinGrowth DesignerBlog: StartLaunch
In his move from Sydney, Australia back to the states, Dave decided to retire from his life as a nomad (52 homes in 30 years).  He has lots of passions, most of them related to the web. He loves clean, usable, bloat-less interfaces. He’s a fan of iterative design, polishing everything until it’s right, and testing changes to see what kind of impact they’ve made.

MattMazurDomain WranglerBlog: mattmazur.comMatt works on domain names for WordPress.com. He studied computer science at the Air Force Academy and was a communications officer in the US Air Force before joining Automattic. He lives in central Florida with his wife and rat terrier.

LoriMcLeeseHR LeadBlog: LoriLoo
Originally from North Carolina, Lori makes her home in San Francisco, where she hikes amongst the Redwoods, reads all things paper and electronic, goes on slow runs, and makes gingerbread houses. At Automattic she loves working with the people, figuring out all things related to HR.

RachelMcRobertsHappiness EngineerBlog: Happy LinguistGrowing up in Iowa, Rachel spent most of her time learning languages, dancing, and tinkering with websites. She went on to study anthropology, work in the nonprofit sector, and freelance as a translator. Rachel now lives as an expat in Germany and spends most of her time learning languages, dancing, and tinkering with websites.

AndreaMiddletonDot OrganizerBlog: Wine ScampAndrea will talk your ear off about wine, food, literature of all sorts, parenting, and anything else she thinks she knows a lot about. She’s lived in 5 states in the US and spent 5 years in Mexico City and the US Virgin Islands, respectively. When not engaging in WordPress community organizing high-jinks, she can be found juggling her two kids – almost never literally – and wondering what to make for dinner.

IngridMillerTea DotterIngrid currently lives in Wyoming and frequently marvels at how she ended up here. She brings her love of checklists and processes to Automattic after 13 years in the ski industry. Not surprisingly, she enjoys snowboarding, good hot chocolate, and adding to her collection of puffy coats. She dislikes sushi (which serves her well in a mountain town), coffee, and temperatures above 75°.
AlexMillsCode WranglerBlog: Viper007Bond.com
After a previous life as a spy with the British Secret Intelligence Service, Alex joined Automattic to provide support for our awesome WordPress.com VIPs. When not being weird enjoying rain instead sun in Portland, Oregon, he enjoys driving his sports cars, playing video games with his friends, writingWordPress plugins, or riding his mountain bike.
NickMomrikTechnical AssistantBlogs: Nick Momrik
Nick grew up in northern lower Michigan and currently lives in Saginaw, population 57,523. He was undercover at the Help Desk and Microlabs at Saginaw Valley State University for 8 years before joining Automattic. Nick has been using WordPress since version 0.72 and vaguely remembers life before plugins and themes. When there isn’t snow on the ground, he can usually be found on a golf course trying to get his first hole-in-one.
CarolineMooreTheme WranglerBlog: carolinemoore.net
A northern Maine native, Caroline has been geeking around with websites since she was 14 and posting moody teenage poetry at Geocities. Not much has changed fifteen years later (except the Geocities and moody poetry parts, thankfully). She graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in New Media from the University of Maine, where she continued to work as a web designer and developer for several years before joining Automattic in 2012. In her spare time she enjoys doodling, taking weird photographs, and hanging out with her husband, Tim, and their daughters, Ellie and Gwen.
TimMooreHappiness GardenerBlog: Dreaming of the Things In Between
Tim was born and raised in Down East Maine (in one of the small towns around Bar Harbor). He lives in Maine with his wife and two daughters. By day, he wrangles code. By night, he’s reading a book, writing his own, and spending time with his family.
Matt MullenwegMattMullenwegCBBQTTBlogs: Photo MattMatt on WordPress
As the Chief BBQ Taste Tester of Automattic, Matt travels the world sampling cuisine and comparing it to the gold standard of Texas BBQ. Although he originally aspired to be a jazz saxophonist, Matt somehow wound up studying economics which took him to Washington D.C. where he began taking pictures and blogging. The rest, as they say, is mystery. He lives in San Francisco and has a crush on Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

JasonMunroCode WranglerBlog: jasonmunro.wordpress.comJason grew up in rural Massachusetts, but has spent the last 20 years living outside of Kansas City, Kansas. A love of tinkering led him to a career in software development. For the five years prior to joining Automattic Jason wrote software to manage stock and option trading platforms for BATS Global markets. Jason loves to spend time with his wonderful wife and two fantastic daughters, playing darts or ping pong with his wife, biking or hiking around town, or tipping back his favorite beer at the local brewery.

Jen MyloJenMyloMaster of SuggestionBlog: Jane For Short
Her fellow Automatticians call her the UI Goddess. Prior to joining Automattic, Jane ran a media research/usability lab in New York and served as director of user experience strategy at Schematic. She’s lived everywhere, had jobs ranging from massage therapist to dude ranch cook (before her ten years in the web industry), and puts herself in the shoes of our users whenever possible. Literally… she’s always losing her sandals.

PrasathNadarajahHappiness GardenerBlog : Prasath’s webspacePrasath was born, raised and currently lives in beautiful Sri Lanka. He loves travelling, photography and playing the game of cricket.

DavidNewmanSystems DeveloperDavid hails from South Africa, where he spent his days as a CTO in the in-store digital space, developing weird and wonderful edge-to-cloud turn-key products for blue chip clients. His passion is now developing, debugging, hacking and slashing for the Systems Team at Automattic. When he isn’t engulfed in the lastest systems endeavour, he stalks the streams fly fishing, makes wood fire braai’s (BBQs), studies AI, and  builds robots.
GeorgeNgDirector of FinanceGeorge started his career in investment banking, but six years in, he realized his clients were having way more fun at the other side of the table. He jumped to the dark side of technology start-ups, and hasn’t looked back since. He currently leads the finance team at Automattic, and spends his time engineering all things finance. He also is a recipient of Automattic’s Distinguished Janitor Award (true story). George is a native San Franciscan, so trust him when he says “don’t call it Frisco”.

VeselinNikolovCode WranglerBlog: Чорба от греховете на dzverVeselin is from Bulgaria. He’s been working since the early teenage years. Tried different things – writing books, making crosswords puzzles, worked a while on a construction site, then got a degree in Accounting and became a professional software engineer. Happily ever after.


KonstantinObenlandChairman of HeightBlog: konstantin.obenland.itBorn and raised in Constance, Germany, Konstantin moved to Southern California in September 2012. Here he enjoys the everyday sun, the beaches, burritos on fridays and football on sundays. And occasionally he drinks beer.


DavidOpelT. DotterBlog: American CheeseDavid has the uncanny ability to pair fine cheeses with finance.  Living in San Francisco, he thinks about “the big one” hitting way too often.  He is very afraid of flying and terrified of heights.  He hates bees, wind, and potholes. Nothing would please him more than to see his San Diego Chargers win the Super Bowl. In short, David is a frightened dreamer.

KarimOsmanHappiness EngineerKarim lives on a farm. Far away from humanity and fast Interwebs.

SimonOuderkirkHappiness EngineerBlog: First Crack MediaHaving bounced between jobs in higher education and progressive coffee, Simon settled down with Automattic in the spring of 2013. When not engineering happiness, he writes about coffee and education, reads about dragons and lean business practices, and runs charity 5Ks in a foam rubber taco suit. He is a loving husband, a reluctant cat owner, and an aspiring Code Poet.

Andrew OzzAndrewOzzBlogs: Andrew on WordPressLaptop Tips
In the mid-eighties Andrew graduated in Electronics from Sofia Polytechnics and started working in the only computer company at the time in Bulgaria — Software Products and Systems. After trips through London, DEC, freelancing he finally ended up in Vancouver, where he now resides. In 2007 something possessed him to start contributing to WordPress’ TinyMCE integration, and somehow we convinced him to continue taming that beast and other WPness full-time.

SendhilPanchadsaramMobile EngineerBlog: sendhil.comSendhil grew up in warm and sunny San Diego but somehow found himself residing in cold and rainy Seattle. Despite the terrible weather, he’s grown rather fond of the city. He’s a big fan of all things related to mobile development, especially iOS. When not coding in Objective C, he likes to play around with Rails. During his time away from the computer, he enjoys reading, comic books(especially movies), sunshine and tea.


GraceParkHappiness EngineerBlog: gracejiyoung.comGrace was born and raised in the Los Angeles area.  She spent 4 years living in Norcal attending UC Berkeley studying Economics and graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Education before coming to Automattic.  While living in Boston during 2012-2013 truly cemented her dislike of the East Coast and its weather, Boston will have a special place in her heart.  Boston Strong.  She is a dog-lover and adopted a dachshund/chihuahua mix name Mandu (means dumpling in Korean) in 2011.  Grace loves acting, dancing, golfing, swimming, learning new skills, traveling, and helping people of all ages learn.

Andy PeatlingAndyPeatlingTriton Team LeadBlogs: Andy on WordPress
Originally from the UK, Andy had no trouble adapting to the rain soaked life of Vancouver, BC where he now lives. Andy likes to hop between coding and designing, sometimes mixing the two together and making his code look “pretty.” He has been tinkering with WordPress for a number of years both in theme design and plugin development. When away from his screen, Andy loves to watch and play all kinds of sports. Being in Canada, hockey holds a special place in his heart.
GaryPendergastPoetBlogs: GaryGary Takes Photos
Gary can most often be found in Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys making things, breaking things and fixing things, which keeps life interesting. In his spare time, he has been known to get excited about quality food, interesting beers, strong coffee and live music.
Jorge LeandroPerezCode WranglerBlog: Lantean
Jorge lives in the world capital of Tango. After graduating from University in 2006, he’s been developing software products for new technologies, and enjoys playing his guitar once in a while.
IliyaPolihronovSystems DeveloperIliya is a developer, systems administrator, and systems architect currently living in Sofia, Bulgaria. He strives to understand how things work and to find the best possible solutions. When not reading about the latest and coolest technical solutions, he likes to stay active by lifting weights, running, and playing sports like gymnastics, boxing, and swimming.
KathrynPresnerHappiness EngineerKathryn spends her Montreal summers savoring a daily Vietnamese iced coffee and pondering new ways to prevent a squirrel feeding frenzy in the garden. During the wintertime she mostly hibernates and cuddles with her three demanding felines. She organizes a monthly dinner club that so far has sampled cuisines including Salvadoran, Venezuelan, Argentinian, Indonesian, British-gastropub, Thai-vegetarian, Persian, Egyptian-seafood, Egyptian-brunch, Ethiopian, and Turkish. Her biggest pet peeve on the web is bad restaurant websites.
NathanRajlichCode WranglerBlog: n8.ioProgrammer / Nerd.
@nodejs core committer.
JavaScript engineer at @Cloudup (@automattic).
Before you ask, I’m 6’6”…
BobRalianJavaScript WranglerBob is a hacker, entrepreneur, musician, and daddy. Originally from Wisconsin, and a recent transplant to the San Francisco Bay area, Bob is grateful that winter is now a choice. He speaks several flavors of geek, but enjoys JavaScript poetry the most. He likes the “get off my porch,” cranky-old-man kind of JavaScript where you type semicolons hard so the parser can feel it.
GuillermoRauchMakerBlog: Devthought
Guillermo Rauch comes to Automattic as the CTO and co-founder of Cloudup. His background and expertise is in the realtime web. He’s the creator of socket.io, one of the most popular JavaScript projects on GitHub, with implementations in many different programming languages and frameworks. He’s the author of “Smashing Node.JS” published by Wiley in 2012, currently one of the best-selling and highest rated book about Node.JS on Amazon. He’s spoken at dozens of conferences all around the world about JavaScript and the realtime web, such as OSCon, QCon and NDC. He’s originally from Argentina.

MartinRemyBlog: MartinRemy.comMartin is German, but ever since he got his hands on his first computer (while living in Saudi Arabia and attending 7th grade), he knew he’d move to Silicon Valley one day.  After ten years in said valley, he discovered that Colorado is even nicer and moved his family and his computer collection there.  Martin was a co-founder of Sphere and likes to work on things that connect people with content.

AshRhodesHappiness EngineerBlog: Mighty Pretty Photos
Ash spends equal portions of his time arguing with cats over the appropriate ownership of horizontal surfaces in his home, and with his wife over the best names for the children which they have no intention of having (beyond the one screamy one they already have). He has lived all over the Southwestern United States as well as Scotland, UK; and for reasons unknown to everyone (including him), he keeps moving back to his hometown. He also takes a photograph every once in a while. You know, for funsies.
Mark RileyMarkRileySupport MavenBlog: Romantic Robot
Mark is a doer of various things.

ZandyRingHappiness EngineerRevelry ReverieZandy loves travel, art, other fancy things, teen movies (favorite: Empire Records), children’s movies (favorite: Finding Nemo), bad movies (favorite: Clue the Movie), her twin toddlers, and her husband. This is not the official order of loves.

JoshRootHappiness EngineerA proud and happy native of Washington State, Josh spent his childhood climbing up, sliding down, swimming in and exploring through the San Juan islands and Cascade hills. After leaving the nest, he ended up first being a professional photographer, then running a million member online photography site, and ultimately became immersed in the world of web-communities, users and and how to keep everything running smoothly. These days he spends his time chasing after his two young lunatic boys, hassling his beautiful wife, following his favorite sports teams, drinking too much coffee, and fly fishing whenever he can.

SaraRossoVIP Global Services ManagerBlog: Ms. Adventures in ItalyWhen I have Time,Food Blogger on a DietA WordPress user and enthusiast since 2006, California-bred Sara is currently in Milan, Italy craving the BBQ her colleagues enjoy daily (and Mexican food, too – please FedEx some). She works with the VIP Services team, trading stories about the Hoff, forgetting her current time zone and dreaming up new usages for WordPress – she hasn’t run out of ideas yet!

DanRoundhillMobile EngineerBlog: Around the Hill
Dan was born and raised in Seattle, WA so he’s fully engaged with the culture by wearing micro fleece and drinking lots of Starbucks Americanos.  He’s crazy for mobile apps and you’ll find him staring at a small screen for hours on end.  We’re OK with that though since that results in cooler WordPress apps for mobile.  During his free moments he enjoys family, photography and continuing his quest to find the best cheeseburger in the world.
Cheri LucasRowlandsStory WranglerBlog: Writing Through the Fog
As her blog name hints, Cheri lives in San Francisco (and for the record, is on good terms with the city’s fog). She likes taking photos, exploring new cities, and eating pho. She studied creative nonfiction at Goucher College; screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University; and writes about the internettime and memoryphotography, and more. She is a big fan of drum & bass and squirrels.
ChrisRudzkiEclectic HappifierHaving retired from zapping protozoa with electrical stimuli, Chris spends most of his time drinking chai tea at cafés and running around in parks. He studied philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh in his native city, and applied for graduation upon discovering that he doesn’t exist. If he were a car, he would probably be a yellow Volvo from the 1980s. Ideally, it would be in running condition.
CatRymerCommunity GuardianBlog: rymerfamily.com
Cat Rymer lives with her husband, son, and cat in Concord, California, a short BART train ride from San Francisco.  When she’s not using her happiness powers to slay user problems she gardens, cooks, and does total gut renovations of the various rooms of her house.  She’s also known to burst into song without warning at random times and in random places.  Her super power is the ability to inject a humorous reality check into any situation.
JonathanSadowskiCode WranglerJonathan comes from the Milwaukee area. Outside of football season when he isn’t spending Sundays on his couch yelling at his television, he enjoys tinkering with electronics (and trying not to fry them). He spends the remainder of his free time trying to get his website to display on the first page of the Google results for “Jonathan Sadowski”. There’s an actor that starred in one of the Die Hard movies that shares his name. Did you even know they made five Die Hard movies?
NateSchaumburgStrikemasterNate is from Wisconsin. He loves developing WordPress themes.
Toni SchneiderToniSchneiderBand Manager (aka CEO)Blog: toni.org
Toni books gigs for the Automattic band and makes sure everyone gets paid at the end of the night. Since the band is over 200 people strong these days, it’s really more like an orchestra. Toni’s bio can be found here.

LisaSchuylerHappiness EngineerBlog: LisaSchuyler.comLisa can usually be found in a hoodie, covered in pet hair, blogging about her life’s adventures, while trying to convince her husband she isn’t a klutz. Lisa has a Forestry degree from Lakehead University and now lives in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Joseph ScottJosephScottBug ExorcistBlog: Joseph Scott
Joseph is a California native, living in Utah with his wife, three daughters and one son. He got hooked on email when it meant dialing into a BBS with a 2400 baud modem and ended up memorizing way too much of the AT command set. Access to the Internet changed all that and going to work for an ISP cemented that shift. It also exposed to him to the world of open source, starting with FreeBSD in 1996. From there he spent a number of years in IT doing a little bit of everything.
WendyScottHappiness EngineerWendy is a self-described Renaissance soul with diverse interests, a voracious appetite for reading, and a passion for learning just about anything. It was just that sorta thing that led her to WordPress. After deciding to learn to build websites several years ago, she tried a few rather limited and clunky platforms that sadly resulted in limited and clunky websites. Then she found WordPress and never left. She currently engineers happiness from sunny central Florida where sweater weather is defined as any day below 70°F.
Alex ShielsAlexShielsReverse EngineerBlog: Flight Path
Automattic’s first Australian, first Alex, and first vegetarian. Melbourne born and raised, Alex writes code and fights crime. He has two inventive young children, and roasts his own coffee.
JustinShreveCode WranglerBlog: Justin Shreve
Justin was born and raised in northeastern Ohio and currently lives in Kent. He has been working on WordPress projects for many years doing plugin development and writing various bits and pieces of code. When he steps away from the screen he enjoys photography, traveling, and exploring outside.
Ashish SHUKLAAshishSHUKLASystems WranglerAshish is a hacker who advocates use of free software. He uses Emacs (and sometimes Vim;)). He likes to idle on IRC (and XMPP) and contribute to various free software projects. When he’s not sleeping, he’s usually awake.

FabianaSimõesHappiness EngineerBlog: Fabiana’s blogBorn and raised in the warm Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Fabiana now lives in the “sort-of-breezy” city of Göteborg in Sweden. She loves puppies, burgers and graphic novels, and David Tennant is her favorite Doctor. When she’s not engineering happiness for WordPress.com, Fabiana is playing video games with her better half and catching up with the latest sitcoms. She believes free (as in freedom, not as in beer) and open source software will change the world.

Andy SkeltonAndySkeltonCode WranglerBlogs: SkeltoacAndy on WordPress
Originally a Vermont maple syrup gargler, Andy was called by high adventure to build the Automattic Ranch in Austin where he is kept warm by the socks someone knitted him for helping her move from Blogger to WordPress. It is rumored that he has an Internet Explorer voodoo doll that he sticks pins in while muttering “box model this.” His publicist was not available for comment.

PeterSlutskyDirector of Platform ServicesBlog: peterslutsky.comPeter spent the better part of 9-months gestating inside a microwave-sized womb with a person who later became his twin brother. Now, 32 and married to a lovely lady, he joined Automattic to focus on expanding the WordPress footprint in politics, government and nonprofit. Peter’s career started as a staffer on John Kerry’s presidential campaign, followed by various jobs in politics, media and technology. For a hot minute, Peter was seen regularly on MSNBC as a ‘political pundit’ and along with his work at Automattic, he enjoys cycling, drinking wine and documentary film. Peter lives in Brooklyn, NY.


AllenSnookCode WranglerBlog: allensnook.comAllen lives in wild and wooly Snohomish, Washington with his wife, two kids, two dogs and a cat.  While other teenagers were learning how to drive cars, Allen was soldering memory chips into his TRS-80 and hasn’t stopped playing on computers since.  When he’s not on a computer, he’s practicing martal arts (with the whole family), riding his motorcycle, or drinking too much coffee.

CarolynSonnekHappiness EngineerBlog: Carolyn SonnekCarolyn knows a little bit about front-end development, project management, customer service, and can make a spreadsheet sing. She knows a lot about early 90′s rock bands and obscure JRPG video games. Carolyn has run a half-marathon, finished a sprint triathlon, and got covered head-to-toe in mud completing the Warrior Dash. She can also cook a mean tater tot hotdish. What can’t she do? Square dancing gives her trouble and the act of knitting fills her with a Hulk-like rage.


RichardSpeesHappiness EngineerBlogs: The Sacred PathOpposable ThumbzBorn and raised in the Rocky Mountain region, Richard has an intense connection to, and love of, nature. He started designing websites in the mid 90s and has spent countless hours helping others in the WordPress.com forums. When not tapping out Happiness on his keyboard and trying not to run afoul of  his desktop security cat, Sidney, he can be found spending time with his loved ones or out backpacking, hiking and doing landscape photography.

AndrewSpittleHappiness EngineerBlog: Andrew Spittle
Andrew fights his way through an adorable posse of kittens to get to the keyboard and help WordPress.com users blog. He’s a politics graduate from Whitman College with a penchant for reading, learning, and anything outdoors. He dwells in Portland, OR and tries not to miss the California sunshine. If you’re trying to find him in a crowd, we suggest yelling ‘Spiiiittle’.

DerekSpringerCode WranglerBlog: 12-inch pianistA Southern California native, Derek has been wrangling code in one form or another since before the millennium. Otherwise, he spends most of his time thinking about family, software development, homebrewing, dachshunds, Internet culture, and gaming. Don’t get him started on opinions about Mexican food.


JacklynStachurskiHappiness EngineerBlog: Jackie LovesJacklyn (aka Jackie) has lived in Michigan her whole life with hopes of someday moving to a warmer climate. When she isn’t engineering happiness with the Store Crew, she can be found playing with her puppy, Lucky, running the streets of Sterling Heights training for her next big race, or spending quality time with friends and family. A secret fact about Jackie: She’s a big kid at heart and loves Disney.

CarlyStambaughGrowth EngineerCarly, a data engineer at Cloudup, loves math, music and delicious food. She lives in San Francisco now, but grew up on the east coast.  When not deep diving into data, she enjoys playing guitar, jewelry design and shoe shopping.
AleksandrStankevicSystems WranglerBlog: sysmonk
Alex lives in Lithuania. He loves open source and FreeBSD. Alex recently started in Automattic as a Systems Wrangler. When not working, Alex likes to go camping with his wife and friends.
GeorgeStephanisLead Code MonkeyBlog: Stephanis.info
George Stephanis is a Code Monkey and WordPress Core Contributor based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His obsessions include human readable code, typography, open-source software, letterpress printing, the oxford comma, bread-making, semantic HTML, making lists, and minimalistic markup. He also runs theLancaster WordPress Meetup group.
CalebStephensRemote ControllerHailing from California.  Caleb started his career at a big CPA firm, but soon realized his entrepreneurial passions meant he was better aligned for high-growth high-tech action.  As our Remote Controller,  he enjoys, well, controlling stuff.  Just don’t push his buttons!  When not making sure our balance sheets balance, you can find him hacking on his latest “big idea,” training for an upcoming triathlon, pwning n00bs in CoD, or scavenging the intertubes for amazing dubstep.
KristaStevensLead, Editorial TeamBlog: kristastevens.com
Krista has an undying love of all things internet. In her spare time, she gives back to the community as an editor at Contents Magazine. She is the former editor-in-chief at A List Apart. She loves to read.

GregStewartHappiness Engineer

Blog: blog of greg
Greg was born in upstate New York and transplanted to southeastern Virginia, where he still lives, along with his wife and daughter.  An avid writer, but prolific procrastinator when it comes to publishing, he’s been working with WordPress for years, with more drafts than posts.

IanStewartTheme Lord 9000++Blog: This is Ian Stewart
When he’s not wrangling WordPress themes for Automattic, Ian is more than likely browsing for books, thinking about books, thinking about where to store books, and—when time permits—sometimes reading books. He hails from the infamously cold and windy Winnipeg, Canada, where he lives with his beautiful wife and children.
HewSuttonHappiness EngineerBlog: Hew.vc
Hew lives with his wife and children in his adopted home state of North Carolina. He is an avid music fan and has dreams of being part of a band when he grows up. After being cut in a corporate layoff, Hew doggedly searched to synthesize the work part of his life with his passions and personal beliefs. Enter Automattic: WordPress, technology, music, and engineering happiness. A perfect fit.
PaytonSwickCode WranglerBlog: someteawith.me
Payton loves to create. Between writing D&D adventures and writing code, he somehow finds time to do normal things like sleep and eat. To create some balance he is also striving to move more slowly. Tea ceremony and Tai Chi Chuan are now essential parts of each day. He shares northern Vermont with his wife, his dog, and several Linux servers.
Naoko TakanoNaokoTakanoHappiness EngineerBlog: Where is Naoko?en.naoko.cc
Born and raised in Fukuoka, Japan, Naoko went to school and lived in the US for 13 years before coming back to Tokyo, Japan. A personal blog she started in 2003 somehow led her to publish three WordPress books in Japanese, attend and organize WordCamps, and land a job at Automattic.
JRTashjianCode WranglerBlog: jrtashjian.com
JR lives in Upstate New York and loves writing code and solving problems. When not behind the computer he enjoys hiking and camping in the Adirondacks, pretending to be a designerand photographer, and racing around the track on his motorcycle.
MattThomasDesignerBlog: mattnt.com
MT has been a designer since before he knew what that meant. When he was a child, his parents would often return home to find their furniture and artwork rearranged. Ever since, he’s been interested in making things simpler, more beautiful, and more fun to use. After adventuring in Savannah, Baltimore, and New Orleans, he now lives in lovely LA (Lower Alabama) with his trusty sidekick, Maggie.
StéphaneThomasCode WranglerSite: stephanethomas.com
Stéphane is a full-stack engineer living in the South of France who has been working for startups and multinational companies since 2000. He likes to play with open source software. But unlike most technical people, he also focuses on creative aspects, such as making the user experience easy and memorable. At Automattic, he wrangles code and helps the store team to provide the best shopping experience to WordPress.com users.
BenThompsonGrowth EngineerSite: stratēchery
Ben Thompson lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife and two children. This is his second time living in Taiwan; he left the first time to pursue his dream of working in tech. He still can’t believe Automattic lets you live anywhere you want, and the opportunity to work on a product Ben has used since 2003. When he isn’t busy working to improve WordPress growth, he is is busy using WordPress to blog about technology.
ElizabethUrelloHappiness EngineerBlog: Accismus
Elizabeth currently lives in Albuquerque with her rabbit, Thomasina. She loves sunshine, travel, sleep, wine, literary fiction, good television, and helping WordPress.com users with their blogs.

FilipeVarelaDesign EngineerBlog: mute life *Born and raised in a small town in Portugal, Filipe wanted to be a crazy scientist since he was a little kid. He then realized being a designer is that and so much more. Crazily obsessed about typography, user experience and tiny details, he loves to travel around and take photos. Also enjoys the occasional donut and cheesecake.

EricaVarleseHappiness EngineerBlog: Greetings FromNew Jersey born and bred, Erica engineers happiness from the Garden State with her canine companion, Francis. She graduated from Drew University with a degree in Anthropology and French, which means she often references obscure societies, à la Bones, in casual conversation. In her spare time, Erica is likely reading far too many books at once or defending her home state from yet another reality TV show.

MatíasVenturaDesign EngineerBlog: Matías’ Journal
Matías wanted to be a painter since his toddler years. In this day and age he splits his time among designing, filmmaking and philosophy. Based in a little country named after a river he began designing and working with WordPress themes many years ago. Now at Automattic he is happy to be the second red pin below the equator on the map. As of note, he began studying latin so he could eventually write his very own “lorem ipsum“.
BryanVillarinCommunity GuardianBlog: All Narfed Up
Born and raised in Southern California, Bryan resides in a suburb outside of Pasadena, California. He’s been using WordPress since August 2004, helped as much as he could in the WordPress.org forums, and received a golden ticket to sign up for WordPress.com in 2005. After many moons, Bryan’s dream came true and finally landed a job with Automattic to help people like he always loves to do. Away from WordPress, Bryan takes photos, reads on his Kindle, watches Seinfeld reruns with hisgirlfriend wife, and occasionally practices card magic when he doesn’t know what to do with his hands.
MichelleWeberChief Semicolon AdvocateBlogs: King of States!Pictures of Things
Michelle wrangles words from the fine state of New Jersey with editorial assistants Chester andFelix, to whom she delegates critical nap and fart-related tasks. After accumulating a number fancy-pantsed yet impractical degrees, she turned to a life of blogging and never looked back. When she isn’t helping WordPress users blog more and better, she’s reading about medieval popes, writing instrumental doom metal, snorgling her assistants, and sneaking more semicolons into WordPress.com support documents. NB; Michelle totally heard that crack you made about New Jersey, and is having none of it.
MinWeiPartnergineerMin moved to San Francisco from New York City. Although she started off comparing everything to NY, she’s come to love the sunny/foggy weather and is developing a taste for amazing ice cream and delicious coffee. Prior to Automattic, Min dabbled a little bit in coding and software but ended up doing business development for media/internet companies such as Dow Jones and AOL. As part of the VIP team, Min works on partnerships. Min loves to travel, but with a baby girl at home, she’s focused her extra curricular activities on cooking – she hopes to get through Mark Bittman’s book, sans the baking part, some day.
StuWestChief Festivities Officer (CFO)Blog: stuwest.org
Stu spends his time measuring the awesomeness of operations and finance at WordPress. When not working to ensure every chart goes up and to the right, he globetrots to visit the Automattic team, customers, and the WordPress community. See Stu’s bio or hisLinkedIn profile.

PeterWestwoodHappiness GardenerBlogs: Westi on WordPressfollow the white rabbitFor a while Peter lived a double life as an embedded developer by day and a WordPress lead developer by night. He then escaped from the 9-5 and switched to working with WordPress full-time. Little does he know we’ll never let him out of our sight again… He loves food, drink, photography, and classic cars but will often be found basking in the glow of a computer screen whilst trying to resolve an obscure bug.

DaveWhitleyDesignerCat Photographer
MattWiebeDesign EngineerBlogs: WiebePressmattwie.be
Known as “Wiebe” around Automattic, Matt hails from sunny (and sometimes cold) Winnipeg, Canada. He got a Liberal Arts degree while accidentally learning to be a web developer by tweaking his WordPress blog. He loves fine beverages (espresso, beer, scotch, and wine), reading, writing, pipe smoking, and good conversation.

KirkWightTheme WranglerBlog: kwight.caBorn on a remote island off the west coast of Canada, Kirk now considers Montreal, Quebec to be home. Themes are the name of his game; with his Theme Broker cohorts, he works to make all WordPress.com premium themes the very best they can be. He is very curious, a big dog lover, loves travelling, and often dreams of motorcycles.

LanceWillettKeymakerBlogs: simpledreamAdventures with Lance & Erin
Hailing from the Tucson Mountains, Lance is a recovering RVer adjusting to life in a house without wheels. When unplugged Lance can be found mountain biking, disc golfing, studying foreign languages and geography, drinking craft beer, and exploring the great outdoors. Born and raised in México, he can roll a fresh corn tortilla like a pro.

TomWitkinMakerBlog: tomwitkin.comTom makes things. Currently crafting mobile apps.

StephYiuAccount EngineerBlog: Denizen
Steph spent 12 years living in Singapore’s American expat bubble, and then moved to the U.S. to attend journalism school at Northwestern University. She grew up in the publishing world by interning at The Boston Globe and working at the Chicago Tribune and America’s Test Kitchen. Steph is happiest when she is making pasta while listening to podcasts, skiing down a mountain, grooving in a dance class or hanging out with her friends in Cambridge, MA.
XiaoYuCode WranglerBlog: xyu.io
After an existential crisis and a stint working as an apprentice brewer Xiao realized he rather enjoyed working with bits as long as there was a purpose. He now wrangles data at Automattic in hopes of making the internet a better & more democratic place. He still enjoys brewing beer and attempts to run up mountains in his spare time.
JennyZhuDotcom ProtectorOriginally from Lodi, CA, Jenny now enjoys all San Francisco has to offer. When she’s not busy dotcom protecting, she’s going on trips with her awesome friends and spending time with family (especially obsessing over her niece, Lily). She also makes feeble attempts at yoga, cooking, hiking, and photography. Loves: food, sun, sleep, dogs, playing devil’s advocate, and all things Cal (GO BEARS!). Dislikes: rain, dark chocolate, and scary movies.

EvanZimmermanHappiness EngineerBlogs: evanz.orghlhjournal.comEvan lives with his wife and 2 daughters among the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in North Carolina. He has been by turns a Line Cook, English Major, Ski Instructor, Whitewater Guide, Mortgage Banker, Software Trainer and these days, Happiness Engineer. Evan started using WordPress around 2005 and just … never stopped.

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