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Andrew is responsible for growing the PhotoShelter user base, ensuring members are getting the most from the service, and hosting the annual company BBQ. He served for four years as the company's VP of Marketing. He was previously a Senior Product Manager with OPEN, the small business team at American Express, handling customer marketing for the Centurion, Platinum, Gold and Green charge cards. Earlier in his career, Andrew held a variety of marketing, public relations and consulting roles, starting with political campaign management. Andrew holds an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, a BA from University of Michigan. Andrew frequently photographs his two kids, and anything he cooks.
Allen is an avid photographer and frequently speaks on how photographers can use online marketing to grow their businesses. Before PhotoShelter, Allen served as a founding employee and Senior Vice President of Engineering at HotJobs.com, where he assisted in the company's massive growth from a 4-person start-up to a publicly-held company with over 675 employees. He oversaw a staff of 50 engineers, and was responsible for the development of HotJobs.com, Softshoe, and a number of internal applications. Allen graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor's degree in Music with distinction in the major. Allen flosses daily.
Jeffrey is responsible for the strength, speed and performance of all things PhotoShelter. He was previously a technical lead on Yahoo!'s Production Network Engineering Group, where he managed the network and security for over 100,000 devices and over 100 gigabits per second of Internet connectivity. Jeffrey has a BS in Information Science from Syracuse University where he was awarded the John R. Weitzel Award for Information Systems Research. Jeffrey speaks binary fluently, and claims to be 1000110.
Thomas S. Chin
Thomas oversees PhotoShelter's technical and product development teams. Prior to joining PhotoShelter, Thomas served as the Chief Scientist at HotJobs.com, where he was responsible for developing key technologies and designing applications for their internal and external systems. He has a Master's degree from Columbia University in Computer Science, and was named one of Computerworld's Top 40 Innovators Under 40. Thomas has attained enlightenment... twice.
Marc "nabby" Kao-Yun
Marc heads up the engineering team and helps design and build the PhotoShelter application. Marc obtained a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and his first job was interning for PhotoShelter's founders back at hotjobs.com. Marc got his first DSLR - a Canon 10D - back in 2003, and he's been an avid shooter ever since. Marc enjoys road trips with his wife and photographs his two rescue dogs, Mel and Zoe, a lot.
Grover is responsible for a steady flow of photography business education through live speaking engagements and the PhotoShelter blog. Before PhotoShelter, Grover served in management roles at several large-scale online productions including ChicagoTribune.com, NBCOlympics.com, and FinalFour.net. Grover is a founder and Executive Producer of SportsShooter.com, the largest sports photography website on the Internet, and also operates TasteTequila.com to serve his primary non-photography passion. Grover studied Photography and Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Ohio University, and worked as a staff photographer for several newspapers in Michigan before turning his attention to technology projects serving the photography world. Grover lives in Mexico with his wife, Scarlet. He is neither blue, nor fuzzy (at least, for now).
Amy heads up the marketing team and oversees all things focused on growing the number of PhotoShelter members and keeping them happy. She brings over 12 years' marketing experience with a unique combination of roles ranging from political consultant to Peace Corps Volunteer to digital marketing director at American Express and head of marketing at an email and online recommendations tech startup. Amy joins a few other fellow Wolverines at PhotoShelter with her MBA from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and keeps busy absorbing shooting tips from those on the team who know much more about photography than she does.
Andrew leads PhotoShelter's product team. He works with four talented team members who research the needs of PhotoShelter's customer base and design software products to meet those needs. Before working at PhotoShelter, he was the co-founder and CEO of ShootQ, a business management tool for professional photographers. Andrew developed a passion for photography as a curious — and sometimes mischievous — kid in St. Louis. Shooting for local newspapers led him to pursue photojournalism and anthropology at the University of Missouri. He has worked as a professional photographer for thirteen years, shooting weddings and as a freelance commercial photographer. Along with his wife, Rachel, he founded LaCour, a wedding photography studio based in Atlanta. Most recently, he earned a dual-degree MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. When he's not obsessing over how to improve the lives of professional photographers (or being a professional photographer), he is saving up for far flung trips to exotic places like India or The Ozarks and watching Cardinals baseball.
Caroline is responsible for evolving the PhotoShelter product features and user experience. She has an extreme passion for live music, dancing, and 1960's rock photography. We often catch Caroline stealing our snacks. If you want to stay on her good side, get to know everything possible about Chicago sports. Caroline has a BA from New York University, and was previously a Client/Counselor Liaison at IvyWise.
Rachel manages the PhotoShelter customer experience -- everything from engaging our members through newsletters, webinars, and the best online help center around, to making sure their work is always showcased on the site. She previously oversaw our Client Services team, so she has a great understanding of photographers and what we can do to make them happy. She's a photo hobbyist, and can't put down her first DSLR, the Nikon D5100. In her time outside the office she loves to spend quality time with her kids (er, cats), and practice the art of speaking in movie references. Rachel has a BA in Sociology from Stony Brook University.
Farah leads PhotoShelter's Client Services Team. She joined PhotoShelter after working at the International Center of Photography. When not solving problems for our members, Farah enjoys running, baking, and both making and consuming gelato...and then blogging about it. Her chocolate chip cookies with Oreos *inside* make her a valuable asset to PhotoShelter. Farah has a BA from Vassar College.
Chris manages our email campaigns and online advertising programs. Chris is also a professional music photographer and has been a PhotoShelter member since 2008. Look for his work in Rolling Stone, Q Magazine, SPIN, Vibe, Billboard, and The New York Times. Chris loves shooting at f/2.0, Nikon cameras, Think Tank Photo bags, and long walks in the park. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis.
Ruby works with the Product Team to create and evolve PhotoShelter. She previously worked with our Client Services team, so she's in-tune with the needs of photographers and is obsessed with creating solutions for the best user experience. She lists among her passions: taking photos on her iPhone and Instagramming, eating real food, indulging in fake Italian ices, and drinking Guinness draft. Her goal: to find value in the "undesirable" with the belief that what is uninteresting to one person is valuable to another. That's an appropriate philosophy because she studied Advertising Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Carlos works on back-end software development. Prior to joining PhotoShelter, he was a senior engineer at Time Inc., where he worked with the photography staff at Sports Illustrated to perfect their digital asset management and photo transmission systems. Carlos has a BS in Computer Science from Brooklyn College. He enjoys revolutionary war reenactments, herpetology, and shooting with his Nikon D700.
Peter handles our user interface programming, internal tools and analytics, does some bug squishing too. He's been a passionate photographer since ninth grade, and he's currently exploring underwater photography and trying to figure out what do with three years worth of photos of his lunch - literally hasn't missed a day. Peter has a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. He loves hiking, camping, and canoeing.
Alex is the current office wrangler. Originally from Texas, her previous experience ranges from wrangling horses on a farm to running a nonprofit in Washington, DC. She currently blogs for a travel show about horseback riding and has never passed up the opportunity to meet a new dog. While in DC, she was also the social media director at a pet service business/animal rescue group -- taking photos and making videos to help shelter animals find new homes. When she isn’t cleaning dog slobber off her trusty Nikon, she has been told that she Instagrams too much (while she dabbles in other filters, Alex believes her personality is best captured by Mayfair).
Kevin is responsible for back-end software development. When he's not at work, Kevin can be found shredding the gnar (on his bike of course) and skiing. Kevin graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Computer Science in 2011. Prior to joining PhotoShelter, Kevin participated in Google Summer of Code and worked with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on the Tor Project. Kevin shoots with a Canon T4i.
Natalie is representing PhotoShelter on the West Coast as the Website Setup Consultant. Being a photographer herself, she's passionate about all things photo related and loves that she gets to help PhotoShelter members make the most of their websites on a daily basis. She studied at The International Center of Photography and has a BA from California Baptist University. When she's away from her computer, she's into taking pictures, riding her bike, going to the beach and eating anything with peanut butter.
Deborah supports the PhotoShelter marketing team with outreach to the photographer community, public relations, social media and email marketing. Deborah joined PhotoShelter after serving as the Communications Director for Athlete Ally. Deborah has a blog about Sundays that's dedicated to capturing lazy, simple moments with prose and photography. She has a BA from Tufts University and a serious love of pudding snack packs with whipped cream.
Kim is the graphic designer at PhotoShelter with a soft spot for development and QA testing. Previously, Kim worked for Americorps in Ohio and traveled extensively throughout the world learning Arabic, Japanese and Farsi. When not designing or traveling to dangerous parts of the world, Kim spends her time cycling through the (dangerous) streets of New York, choreographing and performing modern dance performances and running a US- and Australia-based nonprofit, Crimson Campaign. If you catch her on a good day, chances are she will have homemade bread or pie up her sleeve. Not literally, but I wouldn’t put it past her.
David is a back-end developer at PhotoShelter who is not afraid to tackle front-end issues when the need arises. He graduated from the University of New Haven with B.A. in Liberal Studies and then went on to hone is computer skills at Brooklyn College and Hacker School. Outside of work, David has contributed to a number of open source projects such as Arch Linux, Julia, and PyParted (Fedora / Red Hat). When he is not sitting at a computer, he enjoys Ultimate, hiking, running, and other outdoor activities.
Mike was born in Ohio and raised in Upstate New York. He attended New York University where he studied Music and English. His previous experience includes being a technical coordinator for a casting studio and a software trainer at a New York City hospital. He sees his role at PhotoShelter as helping people to understand how technology can make their lives easier. Outside the office, Mike is a musician and composer. He enjoys football, space and cerebral films - though he's admittedly always up for the occasional buddy comedy.
Jon is at arms-reach of any PhotoShelter member who needs some extra problem-solving savvy to get the most out of their sites. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (but please don't ask him about about fashion). Beyond the office, Jon can be found cooking an overly-elaborate meal in a kitchen, trying new foods, or pondering his next culinary experiment. He also feels obligated to tell you that he is the go-to person in the office for all GIF-finding needs.
John helps design and develop features across the service, and specializes in rapid prototype development. John was previously a director at TheSquare.com, and Senior Developer at Yahoo.com. Outside of work, John is a lover of exploration, adventure, and endurance sports. He's survived multiple Iron Man Triathlons.
Sarah is constantly interacting with PhotoShelter members and hunting for talent to feature. She helps put together webinars, features for the blog, and runs our Twitter. A graduate of Emerson College, Sarah is a hybrid of marketer and photographer, with experience in business development and photo editing. For her, meeting a photographer she admires is equivalent to meeting a high profile celebrity. (She actually hyperventilated when Eugene Richards kissed her on the cheek.) Sarah eats photography for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She shoots with Canon cameras.
Allie is a front-end developer who's loved making things for the web since creating her first animated gif and midi-laden personal website in middle school. In college she pursued her interest in art and design by earning a degree in textile design from RISD, but she couldn't stay away from the internet for long. Prior to working at PhotoShelter, she was a woven fabric designer at a textile mill in India, did graphic design and web development in Providence, RI and attended Hacker School. When not coding, she enjoys cooking tasty things, knitting lots of socks and hanging out with her wife and their three-legged cat.
Tamreen is a front-end developer at PhotoShelter. After living in three different countries he currently finds himself in Brooklyn, USA. Outside of the office, he runs, reads and wonders if he should start solo skydiving training. Before PhotoShelter Tamreen studied computer science at NYU. Although he loves photography, his technical knowledge of it amounts to understanding that it's faster than painting.
Lushi works mostly on front-end development at PhotoShelter. Previously, she worked on behalf of the City of New York to support the growth of the arts and tech sectors there. When she discovered the joys of programming, she quit her job to learn to code and went to Hacker School to strengthen her programming muscles. Lushi graduated with honors from Harvard, with an A.B. in Social Studies (yes, it's a legit major). When not at PhotoShelter, she can be found pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a Kungfu master.
Karin supports the Product Team as features move from concept to development to release, keeping projects on track and on time. Prior to joining PhotoShelter, she taught environmental education in New England. Karin has a BA in Theatre from Northwestern University. She is originally from San Francisco and has a deep appreciation for quality sourdough bread.
James is like the PhotoShelter development team's swiss army knife. He's responsible for everything from the shopping cart and print orders to image display. James has a BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth and is the only PhotoShelter staff member cool enough to ride a motorcycle. (Its shiny and red.) When he's not PhotoSheltering, James loves spending time with his wife and new son.
Spencer views his Client Services position as being an advocate for PhotoShelter members. He studied Electronic Media at Eastern Michigan University and his previous jobs include theater tech, wedding DJ, and a voiceover producer at SpeedySpots. He likes home-brewed beer and working on cars, but mostly spends his time corralling his two rescue dogs around the neighborhood. Spencer built his first pinhole camera in high school and currently shoots with Nikon.
Michael J. Treola
Mike is our chief bug finder. He enjoys working alongside the PhotoShelter samurai web developers, ensuring that their code works as designed. Mike places ton of pride in what he does, finding bugs before you do, so you can work less after a long day of shooting. Mike spent 15+ years as a freelance photojournalist as a staff photographer at a major New Jersey daily newspaper. In this chapter of his career, Mike "sees" photos differently now and the chance to explore new photography has been a blast.
John J. Workman
John does front-end development at PhotoShelter and loves shooting with prime lenses. Before PhotoShelter, John worked at Teach For America and studied at Duke, where he earned an A.B. in art history with highest distinction. He also spent time at Hacker School, a Bauhaus for coders, where students learn from one another by building open-source projects. In his spare time, John likes traveling, playing tennis, and keeping up with contemporary architecture. He hails from the cornfields of Ohio and is adamant that "pop" is a valid term for soda.
Chun creates user experience solutions for PhotoShelter's ever-evolving features. A life ruled by Brownian motion has exposed him to many new places, big ideas, and global concepts. Despite never taking art classes, Chun is experienced in industrial design, business analysis, and product management. He enjoys buying books (which he'll never finish reading) and documenting the visual patterns of New York City's streets with his Nikon D90 and Fujifilm X10.
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