Meet the team. We’re making stuff that makes stuff.

We’re hiring people like you! We’re looking for amazing software engineers, embedded software engineers, mechanical engineers, & visual designers. Please get in touch.

Dan S

Dan

Founder/CEO

Dan made holograms in high school and laser shows in college. He's built drones, furniture, and four companies, give or take. He's the inventor of Robot Turtles, the best-selling board game that teaches programming to preschoolers, and author of Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook. There's only one thing he enjoys more than creating with his Glowforge: playing games at home with his wife Leslie their twelve year old twins.

(pronouns: he/him)

Mark G S

Mark

Founder/CTO

Mark did the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, firmware, and v1 software at the past two companies he founded. His last startup sold for $112M. He built a combination plasma torch, 3D printer, laser, & milling machine in his garage. For fun.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Nate S

Nate

Chief Operating Officer

Nate is a veteran of Tech having worked in some exciting industries such as Mobile, Gaming, Computing, EV, Wireless Hi-Fi and IoT in roles ranging from data entry analyst to CEO. When not working, Nate is home listening to Halsey with his daughter or Troye Sivan with his son, rescuing pinnipeds from the coasts of Santa Barbara with his partner/wife or is chilling by the Göta Canal in Sweden hoping to catch a nice perch or pike.

(pronouns: he/ him)

RENUKA-CROP S

Renuka

Chief Financial Officer

Renuka is passionate about discovering the story behind the numbers. She has over 25 years of operational finance experience in public and private companies, in a variety of industries. She is from Singapore but has spent all her tax paying years in the US, and recently relocated from Orange County, CA. Renuka likes to plan exotic vacations with her husband and 2 daughters but is equally satisfied with a good book and lots of chocolate.

(pronouns: she/ her) (pronounced: "Ray-nu-kah")

Michael N S

Michael

SVP of Software Engineering

Michael has made Terminators and T-Rexes for ILM. He’s worked on set-top boxes, early 3D for the web, and Adobe After Effects. Before Glowforge, he was the founding CTO of ChefSteps and led the software development teams for the Joule sous vide tool. He also wrote a cookbook that was nominated for a James Beard award.

(pronouns: he/ him)

marlo struve

Marlo

VP of Growth

Marlo thrives on building products, teams, and companies. At Glowforge, she gets to do all three as the leader of our Growth Marketing and Ecommerce teams. Formerly with multiple other Seattle and San Francisco-based startups, Marlo spends her free time like many others in the Pacific Northwest: hiking, exploring, and drinking good coffee.

(pronouns: she/her/hers)

Therese S

Therese

Chief of Staff

Aussie-native Therese ventured to the US a decade ago for graduate business school and has been helping incredible teams commercialize game-changing products ever since. She has a PhD in Biochemistry where her scientific claim to fame is a drug candidate for hard-to-treat immune disorders currently in clinical trials. On breezy days, she can be found with her partner and beagle sailing Puget Sound.

(pronouns: she/ her) (pronounced: "ter-Reese")

megan L

Megan

General Counsel

Megan joins Glowforge with a wide variety of in-house legal experience ranging from Fortune 500 international companies, to national finance organizations, to fast-paced tech start-ups. She has led best in class legal teams and has been recognized for her leadership in the legal community by SimpleLegal, Leaders in Tech, and Women, Influence & Power in Law. She loves to bring legal to the table to partner with stakeholders to find business solutions -- and to show lawyers can be fun too :) Outside of work she loves to travel and try new restaurants with her husband and daughter.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Mark S S

Mark

SVP of Sales and Business Development

Mark has been working in the startup world for many years. A few of his adventures include Flip Video (bought by Cisco), Dropcam (bought by Google) and most recently Vimeo (an IAC subsidiary). When not traveling around the country / world helping grow businesses, Mark enjoys spending time with his family golfing, skiing, and cooking on his Big Green Egg!

(pronouns: he/him)

jj

John

VP of Global Operations

John is a lifelong builder of teams, companies, relationships and world-class products – including the supply chains that scale and bring these products to customers worldwide. John has led operations, manufacturing, sourcing, quality and new product Introduction in dynamic high-growth, high-tech environments ranging from startups to $50B+ enterprises. John holds degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering, is delighted to be focusing his energy making things that serve people who want to make things. Outside of work, you will find John on his mountain bike in the hills above Santa Barbara, or at home with his family, looking after his flock of chickens and spending time as an apprentice beekeeper.

(pronouns: he/ him)

jim butler

Jim

VP of Financial Planning and Analysis

Jim has spent his finance career with tech companies of all sizes, helping them to make better decisions and achieve their business objectives. A long-time resident of San Diego, he spends his free time at the beach with his family stand-up-paddleboarding and eating fish tacos.

(pronouns: he/ him)

rita conley

Rita

Head of Customer Success

Rita has pursued questions like, “How do you get a group of people to work well together?” and “What really pleases customers?” in a 20-year search that’s led from startups to management consulting and back again. She can be found synthesizing ideas by organizing sticky notes on walls, exploring new crafts, or watching birds. Her dog has the magical gift of getting cuter every day.

(pronouns: she/her)

JaycropS2

Jay

Director of Finance

Jay has a background in accounting and a passion for building the financial picture of a company and driving thoughtful analysis and insights. He’s been through two successful tech company exits, and Glowforge will be his 3rd startup. He’s an avid reader and can’t seem to escape the sci-fi genre, as much as he tries. He’s also an outdoor enthusiast and quite obsessed with his young, four legged, goofball pup.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Bonny CropS

Bonny

Director of Product Management

Bonny has worked as a product manager on two different operating systems, a search engine, a messaging app, a real estate marketplace and a few other things in between. She loves to travel off the beaten path with her husband and geek out on board games on rainy Seattle days.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Harsh website

Harsh

Head of Hardware Quality

Harsh is a seasoned quality and manufacturing guy with extensive experience and a proven track record in continuous improvement, managing multi-site operations and leading quality and reliability engineering teams for wireless, optoelectronic communications and electro-mechanical consumer product industries. He is passionate about improving quality, reliability and productivity using quantitative techniques and focusing on processes. When not traveling for work on weekends, Harsh loves to golf, go on walks/hikes with his family including their 2 year old Golden Retriever.

(pronouns: he/ him) (pronounced: Hersh/ Hirsh)

dean putney

Dean

Manager of Manufacturing Software and Test

Dean was the lead developer at BoingBoing for the past five years and consulted with clients like IDEO and Reddit. He published his great-grandfather’s photo album on Kickstarter where it became a bestseller and was featured in the Carnegie Museum of Art.

(pronouns: he/him)

Matt S

Matt

Software Engineer

Matt is a maker, tinkerer, and veteran of Apple and Evernote. His work has earned an Apple Design Award and two Maker Faire Editor’s Choice Awards. He is also a world-ranked competitive pinball player.

(pronouns: he/him)

bailey nelson

Bailey

Marketing Manager

Bailey drove Disneyland submarines, sold cupcakes, and landed national media hits at a PR agency before joining the startup world via fitness tech company EveryMove. She’s a major dog person, a craft beer enthusiast, and has a half-dozen half-marathons under her belt.

(pronouns: she/her)

jason rodman

Jason

Global Sourcing Manager

Jason has spent his life building hardware products spanning from agricultural equipment to aerospace; kitchen gadgets to electric motorcycles. When not building Glowforge, he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking and spending time with his rad wife and toddler.

scott haug

Scott

Software Architect

Scott spent over a decade shipping software at various Seattle startups before doing a 4 year tour at Google. He still finds time to go to all his kids’ soccer games, despite not really understanding the rules.

kevin mcvey

Kevin

Software Engineer

Kevin has contributed code to projects as diverse as Amazon Underground and the Mars rover Curiosity. His tinkering nearly got him expelled from high-school when he started his own country – he later gave a TEDx talk about it and the UN never wrote him back.

(pronouns: he/him)

rachael ludwick

Rachael

Software Engineer

Rachael has shipped software in fields as diverse as online retail, credit card processing, and mobile messaging services, most recently at Amazon. She enjoys the befuddling things her toddler says, cooking, running (half marathon finally!) and getting distracted by new things.

(pronouns: they/she)

Nick T S jpg

Nick

Marketing Manager

Nick has spent the last 12 years completing hundreds of projects including custom headphones, bespoke bicycles, desktop furniture, and lighting. Before joining Glowforge, Nick spent 5 years at Apple and ran his own company making artisanal leather goods.

Shell Meggersee

Shell

Content Designer

Shell has worked in film, TV and video games, bringing everything from giant 3D monsters to well-known cartoon characters to life. At night, you might find her designing anything from vinyl toys to couture bedding fabric to intricate wedding invitations.

(pronouns: she/her)

jonathan park

Jonathan

Software Engineer

Jonathan has been building UI for web applications going on a decade, and has a passion for making great user experiences. When he isn’t making lives better with code, he cooks, and plays games, with family, and friends.

daniel martinec

Daniel

Software Engineer

Daniel helped build HoloLens from the early prototypes to the final ID. He worked on Bing Maps and Photosynth. Daniel has a PhD in computer vision. He loves anything outdoors, especially trail running and backpacking.

stephanie sears

Stephanie

Sales Manager

While Stephanie’s background is in managing classrooms as an elementary school teacher, she is now applying those skills to help manage the fast-paced office environment at Glowforge. She loves backpacking and camping with her husband and two dogs, cooking new vegan dishes at home, and living downtown and taking in all Seattle has to offer.

(pronouns: she/her)

aisha halim

Aisha

Software Engineer

Aisha kicked off a career in software engineering after taking an intro CS class on whim (realizing programming made her happy), and the Chicago tech community catalyzed the rest. She likes coffee and watching television with her cat.

(pronouns: she/her)

Emily Iser

Emily

Software Development Manager

Emily’s passion is creating intuitive and polished User Interfaces. She did a 6 year stint at Amazon as a full stack developer but was always happiest working on the front end. Outside of work she loves to cook, walk around Seattle and cuddle with her dog Pixel. Oh and her husband of course!

Robin Mumm

Robin

Physicist

Robin is excited to join the Glowforge team. He was born and raised in the Seattle area. He enjoys skiing and snowboarding and is willing to give free lessons to anyone who is looking to pick up the sport. Robin also enjoys tinkering with electronics, he once built a plasma speaker.

Bill Marty

Bill

Electrical Engineer

Bill enjoys traveling the takenroad. He’s a husband, father of 2, engineer, recumbent biker, idea guy, raconteur. Bill has pedaled enough miles to circle the globe, and thinks that ‘bent is the only way to ride. A glass of iced tea and a good book make him happy.

Avishek Shrestha

Avishek

3D Printer Hardware Engineer

Avishek thinks two colliding galaxies he once photographed look calm. Besides creating abstract art pieces influenced by elegant realities as such, his experience includes research on 3D printed metals. He enjoys hiking and canoeing with friends.

Dan CropS

Dan

Product Manager

Dan works to make meaning in the work he does, and with the teams and people he interacts with. Starting his career teaching English in Tanzania, he then went to university and began researching the business of alternative agriculture and fuels. Dan is an avid hiker, cooks with insects, and will happily travel anywhere.

(pronouns: he/him)

Jazmine Saito

Jaz

Manufacturing Engineer

Jaz was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. Her background is in mechanical engineering. She loves sewing, drawing, and helping people feel empowered through technology. In her spare time, she is either curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee or prototyping an affordable epinephrine auto-injector.

Reena Sawkar

Reena

Logistics Manager

Reena is an experienced Supply Chain professional in both Forward and Reverse Logistics. She enjoys challenges and brings a can-do attitude every day. For Reena, family comes first: she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. During her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking and company of friends.

Jenny Chen

Jenny

Program Manager, Hardware

Jenny has worked in the New Product Introduction (NPI), business for 20 years. As a senior program manager at Microsoft, she led major Surface program launches. One of Jenny's biggest hobbies is photography, she invites adventure and traveling while admiring nature's beauty.

(pronouns: she/her)

Jae Lee

Jae

Technical Customer Success Manager

Jae is passionate about helping people and fixing things. She writes frequently about tech, leadership, and customer success. Her articles can be found on Forbes, Inc, and Time, among other sites. At home, she and her wife juggle three cats, two dogs, and craft projects galore.

(pronouns: she/her)

Bryson Steadman

Bryson

Software Engineer

Bryson has always enjoyed building things in both the physical and digital world. He has worked on monitoring software for industrial machinery, an enterprise mobile app platform, and an advertising publisher platform. In his spare time, he likes to ride his bicycle, brew beer, and cobble together electronics projects.

(pronouns: he/him)

Miriam Shoemaker 2

Miriam

People Operations

Miriam is a Texas native (hook ‘em!) who has lived in London, Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, and now Seattle. Wherever she has lived, she's had a passion for connecting and communicating with people. Her passion for people carries through to her love of People Ops!

(pronouns: she/ her)

PSS

Penelope

Product Manager

Penelope is fresh out of school with a materials engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Over the last two years, she crafted a 19 foot solar-powered racing boat and recently placed third in a national competition! She enjoys middle-distance running and making electronic art.

(pronouns: she/ her) (pronounced: "pen-NELL-uh-pee")

Vee CropS

Vee

Technical Support Engineer

Vee lives for the challenges of creative innovation and is dedicated to bridging the gaps between new tech and its users. In their free time, they can be found dancing, putting their opera training to use by singing, and working on their next novel… at least, whenever one of their two cats aren’t sitting on the keyboard.

(pronouns: they/ them)

Michelle CropS

Cindy

Documentation Control Specialist

Cindy has been doing Configuration Management for as long as she can remember. She’s helped document everything from semi-conductor capital equipment to data centers to retail consumer electronics. Being a part of Glowforge in the PNW lets Cindy combine her love of the outdoors with her love of crafting.

Doug CropSS

Doug

Mechanical Engineer

Doug is a Mechanical Engineer who has been working in the robotics field in one form or another for more than 10 years. He’s designed and built 3D printing robotic arms, soccer playing humanoids, and a line of sophisticated robotic toys. Doug is an avid skier and hiker, and loves getting into the mountains with his family.

(pronouns: he/him)

Pip CropS

Pip Science

Technical Support Engineer, Customer Success

Pip aspires to be an autodidact polymath. You might find him tending his garden, in his workshop, or YouTube-splunking. He is skilled at facilitating communication between regular people and engineers. He really loves science.

(pronouns: he/him)

ANDREA CROP s

Andrea

Technician, Manufacturing

Andrea is an avid maker and electronics tinkerer. Most evenings she can be found at her workbench repairing family and friend's electronics or taking them apart further to create new and interesting creations. On weekends she enjoys exploring the mountains of the PNW with her boyfriend.

Minerva Crop S2

Minerva

Manufacturing Manager

Minerva is an Industrial Engineer who has spent more than 7 years working in the manufacturing industry and continuous improvement projects. She loves to go to the beach, watch movies and spend time with her husband.

Nicodemus S

Nicodemus

Software Engineer

Nicodemus is passionate about creating sustainable, durable, and accessible systems, making and fixing things, and building tools. In the wild he loves backpacking, climbing, and road trips. In cozy places he enjoys computer, board, and table-top gaming, plus reading sci- and non-fiction.

(pronouns: ze/zem or he/him)

ryan s

Ryan

Customer Success

Ryan has a passion for creativity that fueled an unparalleled customer experience on his previous team, which influenced acquisitions from Universal Music Group and Nordstrom. When he’s not creating a positive experience for others, he seeks inspiration from nature and the pacific northwest’s diverse music culture.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Stuart Crop S

Stuart

Software Engineer

Stuart is someone who is curious about just about everything: people, places, things, and how these shape each other. For better or worse, this means he loves to try out all the things to understand them and the people involved with them better. As examples, he is a novice Flamenco dancer and fairly good cook. He personally believes he may have a cookbook problem, but since one of his mottos is “feed friends!”, none of his friends or family seem willing to kick off an intervention. He was drawn to Glowforge because of how it enables artists to do cooler things in their own mediums. He hopes to be continually surprised and inspired by the way folk express themselves using our product!

(pronouns: ze/zem or he/him)

Will Crop S

Will

Software Engineer

Will is a West coast native and new to Seattle. He's a software engineer who strives to make the web a better place through accessible UI and intuitive UX. Outside of the office he can be found riding a skateboard or bike, swaying to music, or on an adventure.

(pronouns: he/him)

Emma S

Emma

Software Engineer

Emma's passion for engineering was borne of her obsession with the question "why?" and has grown into a lifelong quest for learning. When not at work, Emma enjoys reading fantasy novels, hiking, watching documentaries, and loving her dog.

Mike S

Mike

Performance Marketing Manager

Mike is a San Francisco transplant and he values meeting new people and sharing new experiences. Mike has years of experience driving user growth at small and large companies alike. Before marketing, he spent 2 years in Japan teaching English. When not mucking about in marketing data, Mike likes playing sports, table top games, photography, and spending time outdoors. He considers himself a connoisseur of dad jokes.

(pronouns: he/him)

Michael B S

Michael

Customer Success

Michael loves helping people, a passion that has taken him from teaching children to play music to providing companionship to hospice patients. He also loves the written word, and at home can often be found practicing calligraphy or reading poetry to his cat.

(pronouns: he/ him)

averly S

Averly

Customer Success

Having lived most of her life on the West Coast, Averly enjoys the Seattle sunshine and Southern California drizzle. She is a writer with works seen in local publications. Her hobbies include meeting cute pups and trying new recipes in the kitchen!

(pronounced: "Ave-er-lee")

Dustin S

Dustin

Accountant

Dustin is a PNW native, who has worked as an accountant throughout Portland and Seattle in industries such as retail, manufacturing, and advertising. You can often find him working on his 1920's craftsman in West Seattle, watching basketball or backpacking in the mountains

ELLEN S

Ellen

Social Media Specialist

Ellen is a fashion influencer with over 200,000 followers. She is a Seattle native and graduated from the University of Washington. She's always looking for the next chance to travel, eat and take the perfect photo!

Chelsea S

Chelsea

Technical Support Engineer

Chelsea is both an artist and a tinkerer, creative solutions are her specialty. She brings a background in math and science combined with a love of painting and photography. She and her husband love exploring the natural beauty of the PNW and trying new culinary experiences together.

Stu S

Stu

Full Stack Engineer

Stu is originally from the UK but he has worked around Europe and the West Coast before finding the perfect latitude (again) in Seattle. His favourite sound is his daughter’s laugh and his favourite sight is her smile.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Ivan S

Ivan

Technical Support Engineer

Ivan is an artist & engineer with a background in musical composition, immersive reality, open-source prosthetics, mechanical sculpture, mechanical special effects & a general love of making and learning. He loves to split downtime between family & art.

(pronouns: he/him)

justine L

Justine

Growth Marketer

Justine loves surprises (the fun kind, not the scary kind) and is known for pulling off epic celebrations with Fort Knox-level secrecy. Justine uses her passion for “surprise and delight” to build thoughtful marketing campaigns that connect consumers with products and experiences they’ll love. Justine is happiest spending time with her husband, incredibly loud family, and dog nephew, Torta.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Marc S

Marc

Software Engineer

Marc is excited to join the Glowforge team. He has specialized in providing advanced technical support in the most human way possible for Apple devices, all the way to Deep Learning systems for organic chemistry departments at popular universities. He is married to the love of his life with 4 beautiful kids, enjoys playing competitive eSports for a local Pacific Northwest organization, and spends a little bit too much time reading about String Theory and Quantum Gravity.

(pronouns: he/him)

Jack S

Jack

Product Manager

Jack loves dreaming up and delivering products that are new to the world and has spent the last 10+ years creating products at startups large and small - from Ed-tech platforms to consumer electronics. He believes one of the most rewarding ways to learn is a trial by fire and loves jumping feet first into new ideas. While not behind his computer, he enjoys discovering new activities with his wife, son, and their white Labrador.

justin s

Justin

Software Engineer

Justin has been immersed in web technology since he taught himself to program on WebTV in 1998. Before coming to Glowforge he honed his skills building websites, apps, and infrastructure for UCSB's Graduate School of Education and a series of Santa Barbara startups. He loves playing and making video games, space, his cats, and trying to learn everything about everything.

(pronouns: he/him)

Matt C JPG

Matthew

Mechanical Engineer

Matthew is a Seattle born mechanical engineer with a passion for product development and working on awesome new technology. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast (camping, skiing, diving, sailing, you name it) and is always looking for a new skill to learn, or a new adventure to join.

(pronouns: he/him)

kat s

Kat

Mechanical Engineer

Kat enjoys building products that make people's lives easier. She loves learning new skills - from piano to Python - and reading a good book with a glass of beer. Her favorite outdoor activities include skiing new terrain, playing ultimate with the 'Di$c Diva$' and going for Sunday drives with her boyfriend, Jack.

(pronouns: she/her)

David B S

David

Accountant

David moved up to WA in 2018 from CA and never looked back. He was recently part of a Seattle startup prior to joining Glowforge. During his ferry commute from Southworth, he will listen to audiobooks while watching orcas and eagles pass by. On the weekends, you can find him kayaking, fishing, hiking, or hosting gamenights.

(pronouns: he/him)

Naomi S

Naomi

Finished Goods Inventory and Procurement Manager

Naomi is a hands on supply chain professional with a curious mindset and passion for problem solving, and is very excited to help grow the supply chain at Glowforge. She is always eager to learn and enjoys reading about culture, music and history. Naomi is a German-native, and when she gets a chance, she loves to go back to visit family and eat her favorite foods! She loves to explore and travel to new cities and places. But on the day to day, she enjoys getting crafty in the kitchen, going on hikes, having a beer with friends and watching horror movies.

(pronouns: she/ her)

teresa S

Teresa

Channel Marketing Manager

Glitter, raffia and ricrac make the world go round in Teresa’s eyes! She brings 20 years of retail marketing experience and has launched products like Xbox and Surface in retailers and distributors across the country. Lighting up the customer shopping journey and having the chance to do this at Glowforge has her doing cartwheels. She loves sunshine, traveling the world with her husband and daughter and losing track of time crafting and creating homemade treasures.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Jason B S

Jason

Electrical Engineer

Jason has bounced up and down the West Coast and, in his past life, spent several years building and breaking electric skateboards at Boosted in San Francisco. Outside of work, Jason spends most of his time social dancing (mostly west coast swing) or playing very nerdy games.

(pronouns: he/him)

Alex

Alex

Factory Program Manager

Alex was born and raised in Mexico, he is a mechatronic engineer who found Supply Chain was his true passion. He´s been working the past 7 years on most of the chain links, from component distribution to CM´s and OEM´s. As a fun fact, Alex was involved with Glowforge since his past job, the same week the very 1st Glowforge was shipped to a customer, he joined the project and he fell in love with it. He loves a good pun, a great beer and a nice book with the appropriate background music (most likely rock). We he´s not bugging suppliers, his major joy is spending time and cooking for his artist wife Celeste and his 2 pug-schnauzers beasts, Cleto and Trufa. He’s a huge Star Wars fan that always wishes that The Force be with all of us.

mel website

Melissa

Head of Sales, Education

Melissa has spent the last 12 years working with students and administrators adopting and implementing edTech both in Higher Education and K-12 environments. Most recently with robots at Sphero, learning management system with Instructure and in an online college, there's so many opportunities for learning with technology! In the mountains fly fishing, camping or backpacking with family is where you'll find Melissa on her spare time.

(pronouns: she/ her)

ian

Ian

Marketing Manager

Ian is a writer, marketer, and maker. Previously, he did all of that stuff at BarkBox, where he probably named your dog’s favorite toy. He is a competitive rower, a bad cyclist, and a worse banjo player. He is the custodian of Edna, a chihuahua.

(pronouns: he / him)

Andy Siff 2019

Andy

Customer Success

Andy has spent the last few years helping to bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. Favorite film is Star Wars (original trilogy), Favorite ice cream - Peppermint, Favorite drink - London Fog.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Ryuhei (1)

Ryuhei

Software Engineer

Ryuhei has always enjoyed the intersection between technology and design, and for the past 10 years has tackled a wide range of projects for established companies and emerging startups doing just that. He enjoys traveling, cooking, working on his project car, and taking long walks with his wife and their weird dog Momo.

(pronouns: he/him)

leisa

Leisa

Content Manager, Customer Success

Leisa is an accomplished writer, editor, and communication consultant. For decades, she has been helping people and businesses identify and distill their message, and then express it in a way that communicates their values and priorities. Listening with a keen ear for deeper themes, Leisa is brilliant at helping people clarify and articulate how and what they think and what they want to communicate. A kid and an adventurer at heart, she dreams of breaking 100 in golf, skiing at 100 different worldwide resorts (current tally 52) and kayaking around Harstine Island. She holds a Bachelor of Business of Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, and ever the earlier-adopter, she was a member of the first cohort group of the University of Washington’s Master in Communication/Digital Media program – now known as Communication Leadership.

ara website

Ara

Customer Success

Ara’s degrees in conflict resolution and moral philosophy give her a unique outlook on customer success. She lives in a cooperative household in the Mile High City with her wife, brother, and other chosen family. Favorite types of artistic expression include cosplay, paper craft, and writing speculative fiction.

(pronouns: she/her)

jeremy

Jeremy

Technical Support Engineer

Jeremy loves empowering small business owners through technology and it’s one of the reasons he’s a Glowfolk! With a background in Architecture, he loves to tinker with design programs and is a big fan of minimalism. Originally a New Yorker who spent some time in San Diego, he now calls Denver Home. Outside of work hours, you can find Jeremy skiing, climbing, mountain biking, trail running, or hanging out with his dog Moana!

(pronouns: he/him)

NicksGlowforgePic

Nick

Manager, Hardware Engineering

Nick is a great enthusiast of new technologies. As an engineer, he is always looking for ways to solve problems using great design. As a people manager, he always strives to empower his team and work collaboratively on projects. In his spare time, he enjoys working on outdoor projects involving woodwork, reading widely, and travelling.

mel

Melissa

Software Engineer

Melissa is a front end developer who loves creating delightful user interfaces. While she prefers the front end, she’s spent time creating games and android apps as well! When she’s not coding, you can find her playing DnD with her friends.

(pronouns: she/ her)

brett

Brett

Inside Sales Manager

Brett has an extensive background in tech and sales. He has always found great personal enjoyment helping others discover and leverage top technology. He loves spending outdoors time with his family. Baseball and biking have had to make room recently for drone flying, fishing, and metal detecting!

(pronouns: he/ him)

becca

Rebecca

Growth Marketer

Rebecca is an avid explorer, never willing to settle for doing one thing at a time. In her career she has jumped through immigration law, healthcare, and landed in tech. She spent 2 years at Textio educating people and companies on the importance of every word you use and helping them use software to communicate better. Rebecca is a lifelong maker, creator, and hobbyist. Outside of her day job, she is a professional latin dancer, teacher, studio co-founder, and performance team director. In the wild, Rebecca can be found knitting sweaters for her 2 tiny chihuahuas, making beeswax candles for everyone on her christmas list, and cruising on the water in a foldable kayak.

pronouns: (she/her)

Malous Kossarian

Malous

Product Manager

Malous has worked as a product manager on a search engine, IBM Watson, social activism platform, and restaurant recommendation app. She likes to help aspiring entrepreneurs, bake things from GBBO, sew new outfits, and travel around the world.

david

David

Creative Director

In a previous life, David was the co-founder and CMO of Adonit, designing and marketing accessories for Apple products. Next, he was the VP of Brand & Marketing for Motiv Ring, which was eventually acquired by Proxy. After that, just, ya know… for fun, he founded and ran Mutant Unicorn, a brand strategy and creative marketing firm. His passion is creatively defining the unknown, by aligning brand strategy, creative design, and product marketing for startups and evolving brands. Married with two kids, he is an avid outdoorsman, snowboarder, motorcycle rider, and youth football coach.

(pronouns: he/him)

Candace

Candace

Director of Supply Chain Operations

Candace is passionate about scaling global supply chains for companies ranging from large corporations to several smaller, notable NW startups. A people focused leader, she's experienced with building supply chains across industries from wine & spirits to apparel, shoes, ebikes and more. Based in Seattle, she loves to be outside to run, bike, SUP & snowboard. When she's not traveling the globe, she’s happy at home with her kids and her dog, Medford.

(pronouns : she / her)

rf

Rachel

Account Manager

Rachel is dedicated to helping future Glowforge owners find inspiration, project ideas and ultimately the best Glowforge to bring dreams to reality! Helping others is her passion, and what makes her life enjoyable. Rachel has spent time in Kenya and Bolivia helping kids by providing support and services. Enriching lives and putting a smile on the face of everyone she encounters is a daily to-do. You'll find Rachel at the local Starbucks, cookie store or etching watch bands on her Glowforge

(prounouns: she/ her)

Jeremy

Jeremy

Software Engineering Manager

Jeremy started out building software at Amazon and did a stint in the academic research world before landing in the Seattle startup scene. He has been building products at startups for over a decade, most recently in the smart kitchen appliance space. Outside of the office, Jeremy likes to go off grid and be outdoors with his dog, ski in the Cascades, and work on his 4WD project vehicle.

(pronouns: he/him)

Justin Choo

Justin

Software Engineer

I'm a software engineer who loves to collaborate with great teams to build quality products. As a LA native, I often hike or go to beaches, but I do look forward to snowboarding or just having a warm cup of coffee in Seattle's rain. I also enjoy traveling, playing games, and cooking delicious Korean food

(pronouns: he/him)

derrick icon

Derrick

Technical Customer Success Manager

Derrick is for all intents and purposes a Washington native (an army brat whose family settled here when he was a kid). He's been in the tech field for his entire career specializing in customer success and support, with a tiny sprinkle of Development and Engineering. He is, what's called in the industry, "Customer Obsessed" and is always searching for dynamic methods of keeping clients completely satisfied. In his off time, he's either wakesurfing/wakeboarding (always need more ballast, erm... I mean looking for folks that would love to learn to surf), building an RC car/aircraft, tinkering on a vehicle to make it faster/more durable, or on his tractor tilling up the land for that next farming or garden adventure.

(Pronouns: he/him)

updated david wong

David

Technical Support Representative

David is a Seattle native. He has been working with technology since he was little, build my first computer in high school. Been in the tech field my whole career mostly in tech support and IT support. In His free time, he collects coins, enjoys going on hike around the Seattle area, playing video games, and traveling he has been to 15 countries so far.

(pronouns: he/him)

mike d

Mike

Technical Support Representative

Mike enjoys a good puzzle and always feels most at home sinking his teeth into a new problem or challenge. It was a combination of this and a natural calling to help others that led Mike to taking up a career in technical support where he aims to help customers help themselves, and enjoys working to help make himself and teammates as effective and efficient. Before tech support, Mike's interest in taking on new challenges saw him teaching Martial Arts and spending some time as a cook. When not at work Mike enjoys reading, is an avid gamer, and noodling musician.

Shea Baker

Shea

Customer Service Representative

Shea is proud to call herself a Colorado Native. After studying Agricultural Business Management and spending time in various retail positions, Shea found a knack for Customer Support in Denver’s tech scene. This and a love for creating led Shea to Glowforge. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and is always in pursuit of the next best Pinterest DIY.

(pronouns: she/her)

Maile Lane

Maile

Customer Service Representative

Maile is from Hawaii, Los Angeles and is now living in Colorado. With a background in international development, her passion to learn from different cultures as well as giving back to people and the planet has led her around the world with just one continent left to visit. In her spare time you can find her enjoying the great outdoors, in the yoga studio, or trying out the best restaurants in town!

(pronouns: she/her)

Adrian Quan

Adrian

Product Designer, Software

Adrian is a tinkerer and maker at heart, be it at a computer playing with user experience designs, at the table saw banging together a piece of furniture, at the bike bench increasing carrying capacity just one tiny bit more, or at a digital fabrication device figuring out a fun and elaborate way of solving a problem that didn't really need solving. Prior to Glowforge, he spent 14 years working on a variety of internal and external products at Amazon.

(Pronouns: he/him)

Kyle Slattery

Kyle

Field Quality Engineer

Kyle grew up in the Midwest, but have spent the last few years in the SF Bay Area. Kyle has a degree in materials science with a background in hardware failure analysis and reliability engineering. In his spare time he likes to be outdoors playing golf or backpacking, he also enjoys homebrewing beer and experimenting in the kitchen.

(Pronouns: he/him)

Nathan Hills

Nathan

Electrical Engineer

Nathan has lived on board a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. He’s backpacked through various countries and enjoys troubleshooting electrical circuits. He used to bring high reliability power electronics to market for customers like NASA and JHUAPL and looks forward to new adventures with his companion and spouse, Vicky.

Melissa Pelletier

Melissa

Order Process & Fulfillment Coordinator

Melissa is a California native, living in Santa Barbara. She is currently working on getting her degree in Sociology from ASU. In her free time, she loves oil painting, learning new recipes (next up: tamales), and hanging out with her two cats Leonard and Frankie.

(pronouns: she/her)

Barry Pousman

Barry

Content Producer

Barry is an award-winning digital content creator. His work has screened around the world from the Venice Film Festival to Davos. He has produced content across all 7 continents for the United Nations, Discovery Channel, Google, and many other top-tier organizations. He is a fierce optimist, a passionate creator, and a proud husband and father.

(pronouns: he/him)

Chris Martin

Chris

Electrical Engineering Technician

Chris grew up in the southern California area before moving to Utah and finally laying her roots in Washington state. With a diverse electronics background ranging from molecular diagnostics, high speed scientific cameras and in-space service technologies; quality and reliability are her main focus. When not at work she enjoys good conversation, great beer, concerts/shows, exploring the PNW and foggy Sunday mornings with a cup of coffee, her partner and two cats.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Hui Zhou

Hui

Supply Chain Planner

Hui is a great enthusiast of exploring the story behind the numbers. She always welcomes challenges and embraces changes. She has experience managing the global supply chain (demand forecasting, logistic, and inventory management) for hypergrowth industries before and during a global pandemic. Outside of work, you will find Hui doing puzzles with her family or handstand practice for meditation.

(pronouns: she/ her) (pronounced: "Hoi")

Emma Meersman

Emma

Software Engineer

Emma is a proud Seattle native who loves building interactive and enjoyable experiences. She is excited to leave the big company life behind and join Glowforge. In her spare time, she can be found hiking, reading lots of sci-fi/fantasy, and solving any puzzle she can get her hands on.

(pronouns: she/ her)

anthony wiktor

Anthony

Visual Designer

Anthony is a skilled hands-on graphic designer and has worked with Fortune 500 companies and startups to develop targeted brand campaigns that solve business challenges and advance their business. Sports teams, entertainment clients, consumer products, hospitality and technology have all benefited from his enthusiastic, optimistic and insightful work. Anthony grew up in Chicago rooting for sports legends like Michael Jordan and Walter Payton, so it’s natural that competition, grit and dedication for his craft runs in his veins.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Robert_E

Robert

Inside Sales Supervisor

Robert is a California native. He comes to Glowforge with over 10 years of sales experience. He started his sales career selling large appliances in college. From there, Robert moved to a software company focusing on health and wellness businesses. Whether hobbyists or existing businesses, Robert loves connecting with future Glowforge Owners to solve their problems. When he is not in the office, Robert loves to cook, golf, and spend time with his beautiful wife Chelsea.

(Pronouns: he/ him)

Jordyn Alexander

Jordyn

Sales Development Representative

Jordyn is a life-long maker with a background in kids’ STEM content. She’s excited to connect with future Glowforge owners about their sparks of creative and educational inspiration. As a Hoosier turned LA-resident, she loves an adventure. On the weekends you can find Jordyn at the dog park with her pup Indy or at the pottery studio making all sorts of ceramic goodies!

(pronouns: she/ her)

Ray Vidot

Ray

Technical Support Engineer

Ray was raised between Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico and lived in Philly before packing everything in his car and driving to Seattle! He enjoys cooking and findd joy when he gets to share food he made with others. Ray has a background in Graphic Design and illustration, and he has over 10 years of experience in tech in various roles such as Support and Training. In his spare time he enjoys gaming, spending time in Adobe illustrator or enjoying a nice walk around the beach.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Katharine Saidkhanian

Katharine

Inventory Analyst

Katharine is a Seattle transplant with strong ties to Pittsburgh, Austin, and Southern California. She’s passionate about developing solutions and designing processes to combat inefficiencies related to inventory management, operations, and logistics. In her spare time, she enjoys baking cheesecakes, rooting for the Penguins, stand up paddle boarding, and spoiling her goofy 85lb pup, Dodger.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Survesh Jith

Survesh

Controller

Survesh has nearly 20 years of progressive and well-rounded experience in engineering, information systems, accounting, and finance in large public and private companies. He brings strong global supply chain credentials and start-up operations across multiple countries to support Glowforge’s global expansion. Having been to 5 continents, he enjoys traveling to different corners of the world, learning about their history, food, wine, and culture. Survesh recently moved from Los Angeles and is excited to explore Pacific Northwest outdoors with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys chasing his twin toddlers, DIY home improvement projects, researching real estate markets, playing racket sports, and planning the next international family trip with his teenage daughter.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Katherine rogers

Katie

Account Manager

Katie comes to Glowforge with 10 years of sales experience, including 4 years with Apple and 2 years as a General Manager for a Colorado wedding venue. As the daughter of an English teacher, Katie loves working with educators to help integrate Glowforge into their classrooms and school programs. When not working, Katie and her husband are found frequenting their favorite dog park with their two pups, making exciting projects on her Glowforge, or cheering on the Denver Broncos.

(pronouns: she/ her)

corrine_f

Corinne

Sales Operations Manager

Corinne started her career in radio, helping to build out the national sales operations team at iHeartRadio for the past 6 years. A Chicago native, she graduated from University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) and then moved to NYC for an internship in Talent Management before returning to Chicago and joining iHeartRadio. She has a passion for iced coffee, fantasy football (3-time League Champ), and politics, and her favorite place in the world is Door County, Wisconsin. Outside of work, Corinne loves to golf, paddle board, and spend time with family – being the youngest of four, she cannot wait to FINALLY become an Aunt this spring!

(pronouns: she/ her)

Jonathan Lang

Jonathan

Innovation Architect

Jonathan is a lifelong innovator with a passion for ideas and new adventures. As the seventh employee at Sonos, Jonathan played a critical role in its growth from an early-stage startup in 2003 to the industry leader it is today. Jonathan has held roles ranging from technical management to IP strategy to architecting the transition of manufacturing from onshore to high-volume offshore. Jonathan enjoys surfing, snowboarding, traveling, baking, and brewing beer. But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

(pronouns: he/ him)

forrest

Forrest

Inside Sales Associate

Forrest is a Washington native who wouldn’t call any other place home. Coming from a background in industrial gold mining, scrap metal, PCB recycling, and aggregate processing equipment before joining the Glowforge team. He’s passionate about making sure everyone has the best possible tools to be successful in their business ventures and personal lives. In his free time, you’ll most likely catch him sailing in the summer, skiing in the winter, and exploring new micro-breweries or cider house’s in the greater PNW.

(pronouns: he/ him)

kyla thompson

Kyla

Inside Sales Associate

Coming from a family of makers, with experience in the hospitality industry and the fine art field, Kyla is delighted to find herself at this nexus of creativity and innovation. A native Seattleite, she loves to celebrate everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer, whether it be by backpacking in the mountains or cooking eclectic dishes with local ingredients.

(pronouns: she/ her)

 Brandon Veasey

Brandon

Inside Sales Associate

Brandon is a Kentucky native who's passionate about helping folks connect with technology. From volunteering with One Laptop Per Child, to later leading a wireless sales team focused on underserved communities, his experiences have taught him that people will do amazing things when they have access to the right tools. Now, he’s thankful for the opportunity to help people transform their lives with the Glowforge 3D Laser Printer.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Morgan_wagner

Morgan

Systems Analyst

Morgan is a TX native, that spent 20 years living in Seattle, and is now trying to grow roots in Colorado. She has spent her career supporting systems and the people using them. She has a passion for making tech friendly, understandable, and attainable for everyone. When she's not slinging tech-knowledge, you may find her at home long enough to tend her garden, but more often she'll be out on the trail, riding her motorcycle, watching live music, hitting a local brewery, or traveling the world.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Tjaard Zwaagstra

Tjaard

Head of Global Sourcing

Tjaard brings experiences from various industries, with industrialization, creation and transformation of supply chains and procurement functions – from startups to multi-billion high volume electronics and medical device manufacturers. Tjaard was born and raised in the Netherlands, holds a mechanical engineering degree, and has worked and lived in Europe, Asia and the USA. He is a proud dad of two grown daughters and a grandson, who he likes to take on motorbike rides. You can run into Tjaard on bike, hike and ski-tour trails, together with his wife Gabi. Tjaard is passionate about personal transformation and practicing Authentic Power.

(pronouns: he/him) (pronounced: Chard)

Cindy K

Cindy

Customer Experience Manager

Cindy has over 15 years of experience as a leader in customer relationship management devoted to creating remarkable experiences across all customer touch points. She has a passion to understand customer behaviors and is fascinated by people’s unique journeys and how it translates to their purchase decisions. Cindy is the happiest when she’s at home, snuggled up on the couch with her husband, two boys and two pups watching 80's movies.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Francis L

Francis

Data Analyst

Francis sketches a data viz every morning as a daily reminder of how stories told through data can inspire and educate, which he's done so most recently in Seattle's healthcare tech scene. However, not all his experience has been behind a computer. Francis was once a wilderness ranger in Colorado, studied insects in the Bay Area, and taught sailing when he first arrived in Seattle. Like he did growing up in Chicago, he spends his spare time with lettering and typography.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Socheata (Sochi) Pen

Socheata

Staff Accountant

Socheata brings a solid background in public accounting with extensive experience working for leading tech companies. She is excited to enter the start-up world and apply her skill-set to help support cool and innovative technologies at Glowforge! Originally from Cambodia, Socheata is an avid world traveler, hobbyist painter, and you will find her cooking up Khmer cuisine with her family in her off time.

(pronouns: she/ her)

oksana

Oksana

Supplier Quality Team Lead

Oksana is an energetic innovator who is passionate about quality in our life. She spent 15 years in the challenging Electronics industry and made million steps on manufacturing floors auditing suppliers. She is also known as a technology and fashion enthusiast.

Born in Ukraine Oksana is a Global citizen, her curiosity brought her to over 25 countries and she even held permanent residency in four of them. Seattle’s been her home for the last five years.

Oksana’s most favorite things to do are reading novels on the beach, looking for the best travel deals, bringing her kids to a raspberry u-pick farm, and cooking fresh catch her husband brought from a fishing trip.

(pronouns: she/ her) (pronounced: "Ahk-SAH-nah")

Dustin_N

Dustin

Front End (UX/UI) Engineer - Ecommerce

Dustin is a front end developer passionate about crafting beautiful and beneficial experiences. He believes strongly in code’s ability, and responsibility, to help uplift all people. Before becoming a developer, Dustin earned his Master’s degree in Medieval European history. He specialized in English peasant legal culture, a subject which remains dear to his heart.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Mary Lou Michaelson

Mary Lou

External Reporting & Compliance Manager

Mary Lou grew up in Long Beach, CA. She moved to the great PNW 17 years ago. Mary Lou brings over 25 years of Financial Reporting and Compliance experience to Glowforge. She has worked for small family-owned businesses, a Big 4 public accounting firm (Deloitte), and a large public company (Boeing). Her favorite place to travel is Hawaii. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching her 6 grandchildren grow, golfing with her husband, Husky football, and trying to manage her gardens.

(pronouns: she/ her)

rosa

Rosa

Business Transformation Program Manager

As a strong believer in pursuing one’s vision without limitation, Rosa has used her creative energy to integrate several passions into one mission-driven life.

Her love for international law and all things S.T.E.A.M. has been a major influence in her life and past roles – graduating from law school while working as an IT business analyst and project manager to most recently her role as a Technical Account Manager at Microsoft. This passion for IT is the impetus for the Academy she created that encourages women and people of color to pursue careers in technical fields.

It has also led her here to Glowforge, a company whose growth she has admired from afar for the past several years!

Although she would gladly spend much of her leisure time catching-up on the most recent global regulatory updates and the latest innovations in tech, Rosa makes sure to carve out space for her other favorite pastimes: international travel, experiencing new cultures, gardening, DIY projects, cycling, cuddling with her fur baby, spending time at the beach and camping.

(pronouns: she/ her)

angie

Angie

Customer Success Associate

Angie is a Colorado resident who thrives in creative environments. Her passions include philosophical conversations about many aspects of life's wonders, as well as learning about the different ways that communication can enhance connections. Angie enjoys spending time in the sunshine, listening to music, and getting creative with her Glowforge! Her favorite food is tapas. She also has an adorable corgi named Murphy.

(pronouns: she/ her)

veronicq

Veronica

Customer Success Associate

Veronica is a massage therapist, an alto, a writer of speculative fiction, and a big nerd. One of those rare Colorado natives, she has a degree in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and is a two-time American Idol reject.

(pronouns: she/ her)

cheryl

Cheryl

Customer Success Associate

Cheryl is a wannabe (better) crafter, an avid reader, a decent cook and a lover of many fandoms. She has been happily settled in Colorado for 5 years, having moved from the east coast after being raised in Texas. She is married to her best friend Larry and is the proud mom to an awesome daughter, Megan as well as a couple of fur babies.

(pronouns: she/ her)

kelsey

Kelsey

Customer Success Associate

Kelsey loves learning skills and sharing them, which has taken her from freelancing as an English teacher and translator overseas to running a weekly knitting group at a New England yarn shop. She also loves plants and can often be found hiking in the Colorado mountains, trying to grow vegetables, or experimenting in the kitchen.

(pronouns: she/ her)

brandon

Brandon

Technical Support Associate

Brandon is a Bay Area native that moved to Seattle back in 2003. His idols growing up were the Hamburglar, Encyclopedia Brown, Golda Meir, and Jessica Fletcher. Joining Glowforge has allowed him to level up his maker skills, previously honed through paper modeling and paper-crafts. He brings years of customer-centric roles, as well as video and game production, to his current work at Glowforge. When he is not working, he can be found nursing a bad case of Hulkamania by watching the last WWE PPV events, caring for his pug named Buckley, reading comic books, or solving mysteries.

(Pronouns: he/ him)

kyle dunbar

Kyle

Global Logistics Manager

Kyle is New Jersey native who fell in love with the Seattle area after being stationed at JBLM during his time in the military. He brings over 10 years of supply chain and warehousing knowledge with a team first attitude. Kyle is a “go getter” that loves a good challenge. When Kyle isn’t routing for his alma mater University of Notre Dame, GO IRISH! you can find him outside enjoying all what the PNW has to offer.

(pronouns: he/ him)

shruti

Shruti

Financial Analyst

Shruti grew up in India before moving to the US in 2016. She has a background in finance, investing and accounting. Her curiosity inspires her to keep learning new skills. She is passionate about writing, organizing, traveling and eating healthy food. When not working, she can be found researching startups to invest in! Shruti enjoys hiking. She has hiked in 4 continents and is excited about what Seattle has to offer! On weekends she enjoys exploring new restaurants and coffee shops with her partner.

(pronouns: she/ her)

kay

Kay

Financial Analyst

Kay is originally from CA, but is making the leap to Seattle in the pursuit of exploration and personal development. She is excited to be a part of Glowforge, a company that is similarly in a fast-paced stage of growth. Kay loves to stay active whether it be lifting weights, bike riding, swimming/snorkeling, or going on a hike with her boyfriend. She is also a self-proclaimed “foodie” with a penchant for Asian cuisine.

(pronouns: she/ her)

darryl

Darryle

Business Systems Analyst

From studying engineering and philosophy in college to managing business systems today, Darryle loves applying logic to provide solutions. As a native California resident who’s recently made a move to Utah, he’s excited to see all that his new state has to offer and really dig into some of his favorite hobbies (skiing, camping, off-roading).

(pronouns: he/ him)

joshua royal

Joshua

Software Engineer

Joshua has worked on Cloud Storage at Google for a while. For a few years before that, he has worked at Amazon on the mobile shopping app backend. When he's not working he likes to play video games and when possible and he likes to get outside and fall down snowy hills on long sticks. His family and him also spend a fair amount of time in their RV trailer over the summer.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Jen

Jen

Manager, Customer Service and Support

Jen has been part of customer care for most of her life, in roles from customer care representative to change management to senior leadership. She has a passion for transforming employee and customer experiences by creating a feedback enriched culture. Her goal is to inspire and empower her team to create exceptional customer connections.

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family; being inspired by her two amazing children or out on the lake in a kayak with her husband. She also enjoys nature and hiking and is always looking for her next bird sighting (retirement goal is doing a Big Year!!). Jen also loves anything crafty, give her some crafts and a glue gun and she’s all set!

(pronouns: she/ her)

jane zhang

Jane

Product Intern

Jane enjoys building and helping people build. She previously launched startups at Atomic and built ML solutions to automate calls across industries. Jane loves writing about personal exploration, mentoring student founders, and turning keyboard clicks into products.

(pronouns: she/ her)

jenna

Jenna

Creative Producer/ Project Manager

Before joining Glowforge, Jenna was a producer at PlayStation, Stitch Fix, and various San Francisco startups over the last 10 years. She holds a degree in drawing/illustration and is a former freelance photographer. She enjoys eating food in other countries, visiting museums, Japanese minimalism, and catering to a furball named Edgar.

(pronouns: she/ her)

saar

Saare

Revenue Staff Accountant

Saare comes from a public accounting background with recent experience at a local Seattle startup prior to joining Glowforge. An avid basketball fan who deeply misses our beloved SuperSonics, you can catch him shooting hoops at a local park on the weekends. When out of breath, you can catch him at a local brewery attempting to try the latest IPA or watching some live improv.

(pronouns: he/ him) (pronounced: "Suh-ray")

shane bio

Shane

Director, Performance Marketing and Analytics

Shane's a seasoned eCommerce leader who loves building systems that blend the best elements of automation and human creativity to deliver an amazing customer experience.

A lifelong learner, he started his college career as a philosophy major before meandering through literary criticism and art history to finally land in cognitive science. Luckily the field of ecommerce came along just when he needed to get a real job and provided an interdisciplinary way to make a living. When he's not focused on work, you'll usually find him travelling, tinkering, watching a documentary on literally anything or discovering new taco shops.

(pronouns: he/ him)

chanel l

Chanel

Sales Development Representative

Chanel is from the UK until her love for the aviation industry brought her to Dallas before being able to call Oklahoma her home away from home. There is nothing she loves more than traveling, creating and exploring National parks with her pups whilst using the outdoors to inspire her latest crafting project.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Crystal Bordeaux

Crystal

Accounting Manager

Crystal was born and raised in Michigan, but has been in Seattle since 2016. She has several years of experience in public accounting across a variety of industries and is excited to bring her insights to Glowforge! When not working, she enjoys traveling, eating, binge watching reality TV, and spending time with her boyfriend and cat.

(pronouns: she/ her)

lorenzo

Lorenzo

Staff Accountant

Lorenzo comes from a background in Big 4 public accounting (Deloitte), where he had experience leading multiple teams in the financial services & manufacturing industries.

He spends his time traveling to new places, keeping active with basketball / tennis, or learning to play new instruments (Currently on number 6!).

(pronouns: he/ him)

logan smith

Logan

Electrical Engineer

Logan is a passionate engineer with a love for circuit design, signal processing, software and audio. His experience includes developing hardware for satellites, communication systems, and audio interfaces. In his free time he’s usually mixing music and playing guitar.

(pronouns: he/ him)

zach richard

Zach

Manager, Technical Support

Zach has a passion for people, process and technology. He’s comes from a background of several startups. He enjoys spending his free time powerlifting, axe throwing, and trying new experiences with his partner Megan and their collie Aussie shepherd Riley.

(pronouns: he/ him)

krishna

Krishna

Operations Finance Controller

Krishna was born in Bangalore and moved to Los Angeles for his schooling. He holds an electrical engineering degree and 14 years of experience working in finance and accounting, with a passion for operational excellence. He currently serves as the Chair of Board of Regents for Institute of Management Accountants, a global finance and accounting professional association. He holds a private pilot’s license and looks forward to teaching his young daughter the magic of flight. He and his wife enjoy traveling with their daughter.

(pronouns: he/ him)

carissa

Carissa

Technical Support Engineer

Carissa is an artistic polymath who follows the ideal "to make anything well; you must understand all of its parts." Ever curious about the design/build process across different media and methods, with experience ranging from metalwork to control systems design, she is an optimistic and tenacious problem solver. Carissa spends her free time reading, working on her garden, mentoring new gardeners, and creating biophilic art installations.

(pronouns: she/ her)

natalie m

Natalie

Sales Development Representative

Natalie is a life-long maker with a background in educational fundraising and small business management. She is all about making personal connections and helping others succeed. In her spare time, she loves to be with her family, read, paint, bake, and tinker around in the garage.

(pronouns: she/ her)

brian s

Brian

Technical Support Engineer

Brian is a Midwest transplant who has called Seattle home for the last 15 years. He has spent his career in customer-facing technical engineering and support roles; from elevators to ATMs (ask him about traveling to Antarctica) and his last stint was at a startup in the drone industry. When not working you can find Brian in his studio making music, building/repairing synthesizers and drum machines, traveling the world, as well as hiking and camping across the PacNW.

(pronouns: he/ him)

leslie clark

Leslie

Corporate Counsel

Leslie’s legal background includes the startup, government, and law firm worlds. She believes that lawyering offers most value when paired with vision and empathy. Having first worked in urban planning, she finds the fun in statistics. She has a lifelong love of running and hopes it loves her back forever.

(pronouns: she/ her)

Wiliiam Wayne

William

Product Analyst

William is a born Washingtonian who loves rain and the crisp smell of pine trees. He views data as the tool to help customers delight in the products they didn’t know they wanted. In his free moments, William likes to spend time with his family, listen to podcasts with a glass of peaty Scotch, and tackle home improvement projects.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Nick Tardif

Nick

Software Engineer

Nick enjoys building and supporting products that make people smile. In the past he’s built handheld 3D scanners, developed educational health software, and owned web platform engineering at Amazon. Outside of his professional life he likes practicing landscape photography, trying out new bread recipes, and wandering his way through the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

(Pronouns: he/ him)

amanda

Amanda

Inside Sales Associate

Amanda loves working with people and has been in sales most of her adult life, which led her to complete a master's in Sociology! She loves using what she's learned to connect with customers and sharing her excitement about all the amazing things Glowforge can do. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her baking for friends, checking out new restaurants, knitting, sewing, or working on pottery!

(pronouns: she/ her)

Christopher Dastan

Christopher

Inside Sales Associate

Over 10 years ago Chris fell in love with digital fabrication tech like 3D printers and laser cutters in order to solve problems and create art. He's followed Glowforge since 2015 and joins the sales team with a wide skillset honed by years of hypergrowth in prior startup roles. Outside of work he loves rapidly prototyping ideas with his life partner, walking with her and the dogs to explore nature and managing grassroots DIY projects that solve real-world problems.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Danielle Walewski

Danielle

Technical Support Engineer

Danielle moved to Denver for college and stuck around for the mountains. Although she calls Colorado home, always curious, she tries to spend as much time as possible traveling in search of new adventures. When home, you can find her skiing, rafting, or relaxing in a hammock.

(pronouns: she/ her)

scott o

Scott

Data Engineer

Scott is an engineer passionate about data. He has worked in a variety of industries from nuclear power to data visualization and has been in software for over a decade. Originally from Michigan, he spends his free time playing DnD and video games. He has a wife and 2 kids and enjoys running, juggling and science fiction/fantasy.

(pronouns: he/ him)

nate gibbons

Nathan

Marketing Manager

Nathan loves making meaningful connections and has managed partnerships with A-listers and nano-influencers alike. He was a Glowforge artist first and he's elated to empower others to unlock their own creativity! He is a non-profit founder, having raised six-figures for STEM Education accessibility. In the wild, Nathan can be found building out art installations, robots, or his next travel itineraries.

(pronouns: he/ him)

conor m

Conor

Customer Success Specialist

Conor is a musician at heart and lover of all things outdoors. A percussionist by nature and training,these days he mostly noodles away on his guitar and can often be found careening (usually under control) down the mountainside on his bike or skis. Above all, he enjoys time well spent with family, friends, and his yellow lab Molly.

(pronouns: he/ him)

MaryKunimune headshot

Mary

Visual Designer

Mary is a maker of things - rugs, tie-dye, Ikea flat packs, and great graphic design work - you name it, she’s probably interested in how it was made in the first place and already thinking about how she can make something like it, too. Not a surprise for someone that grew up in a family of creators covering everything from navel architecture to structural engineering and photography to mosaics. A recent returnee to the Pacific Northwest, Mary is enjoying discovering all the changes she missed in the last couple decades and rediscovering with her husband and two girls all the things she loved about growing up here - namely the grey days (really!) and drinking all the coffee.

(Pronouns she/ her)

Satya

Satya

Customer Success Specialist

Satya is a service-oriented problem solver who enjoys identifying the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction - whether in the body, a process or any aspect of life – and finding meaningful solutions. Her background includes many years of customer service and technical support as well as a beloved career in massage therapy.

A Seattle transplant from Alabama, she’s a ‘Southern girl, Pacific Northwest woman’.

Her life is made rich by her relationship with her husband and their feline fur-babies. Music, movies, books and a host of other interests keep her inspired.

(Pronouns: she/ her)

linda b

Linda

Director of Information Systems and IT

Linda believes simple solutions are almost always the best solutions. Rain or sun, she embraces the great PNW outdoors with her black lab. Wintry days you may find her skiing with her family or cooking and baking with them at home. Fun fact: Linda worked as a licensed massage therapist to help finance her detour through chiropractic college.

(pronouns: she/ her)

michelle H

Michelle

Paralegal

Michelle comes to Glowforge with more than two decades of experience as a litigation paralegal. She's a certified mediator and values solution-oriented and relationship-focused approaches to legal practice. Outside of work, Michelle is an author, a foodie, a yogi, a live music enthusiast, and an incorrigible hoarder of houseplants, books, and memes.

(pronouns: she/ her)

eva s

Eva

Electrical Engineer

Eva returns to Glowforge with deep experience in full-stack hardware engineering and innovation across many industries. She lives for adventure and exploration, feeling most at home traversing the glaciers and rugged peaks of the North Cascades.

(pronouns: she/ her)

nick w

Nick

Principal Electrical Engineer

Originally from the UK, Nick has been designing electronics for over 15 years for products including military data loggers, industrial process equipment, wheeled and bipedal robots and 3D laser printers. When not blowing up prototypes he can be found exploring Seattle's sites with his wife and son.

josh martin

Joshua

Inside Sales Manager

Josh is a gadget geek who got into 3D printing over ten years ago, building his first machine and becoming obsessed with the ability to create anything he needed. Now he is sharing that same passion with people looking to start or grow their businesses. Outside of work, Josh loves to play Fortnite with his kids, take pictures with his Nikon, and hunt estate sale deals.

(pronouns: he/ him)

michael L

Michael

Inside Sales Associate

Mike is a Texan who has called Denver home since 2014. Before Glowforge, Mike came from a background in Oil & Gas contract negotiation. Having a family full of entrepreneurs, Mike is passionate about connecting with people of all walks of life and sharing what a Glowforge can do for them. In his free time, you can find him playing golf, hockey, and exploring Colorado’s backcountry for lines to ski and rivers to fish.

(pronouns: he/ him)

karina j

Karina

Inside Sales Associate

Karina is a proud Tacoma native who has a passion for connecting with people and relationship building. Naturally curious, she came to Glowforge through her desire to purchase one which led her to the careers page. Pre-glowforge, she sold cars and ran a finance department. Outside of work, you will almost always catch her adventuring with her four -legged sidekick Pretty, devouring a book, or catching up on news about neuroscience/ coyotes/ space/ whatever other new topic she is enamored with. Karina's mantra is: "everything is always working out for me, especially when it feels like it isn't."

(pronouns: she/ her)

grant tebb

Grant

Inside Sales Associate

Grant is originally from Washington, but recently moved to Seattle. He enjoys making things whether it’s out of wood, metal, graphic design, or some combination of them. Some of his recent projects include a desk, roof rack, and off-road camping trailer!

In his spare time Grant enjoys mountain biking, snow skiing, fly fishing, and many other outdoor activities.

(pronouns: he/ him)

mandy

Mandy

Inside Sales Associate

Mandy has a diverse background having worked in live events, aviation, customer service, IT, project management and am a recent graduate with a BA in Marketing with a minor in Business Management. Mandy is a Oklahoma native with an incurable sense of wanderlust with a fondness for ocean air. When not traveling the world she can be found leading the circus of chaos with her boyfriend, Jonathan, and our combined six kiddos fondly named The Gaggle. As every circus needs animals they have three dogs, a fluffy lab mix named Yogi Bear, and two smaller mixed breeds, Brick and Parrot.

(pronouns: she/ her)

James Trey

James

Recruiter

Trey has a background in human resources and account management. He’s worked in aerospace and facilities Management. He’s passionate about connecting with people and helping find the right opportunities for them. Outside of work, Trey enjoys cooking and entertaining friends. He’s always up for trying a new restaurant or bar. Trey is a nickname, real name is James Fitzgerald III. This was before Ken Griffey Jr helped make Trey popular.

(pronouns: he/ him)

Joshua Carroll

Josh

Manager, Software Development

Josh is an experienced software engineering leader who is passionate about empowering other creators. A musician, author, and self-described “creativity addict,” Josh is also a family guy who lives in Texas with his wife and four daughters.

(pronouns: he/him)

Emilia Slimon

Emilia

Marketing Manager

Emilia is an East-Coast transplant with Scottish roots, a background in art, and passion for words. When she's not drafting copy she might be practicing French, solving crosswords, ranking Seattle's best pastries, or day-hiking in the Cascades.

(pronouns: she/her)

jenna g

Jenna

Corporate Counsel

Jenna is an attorney who built her career with one unifying theme - take care of people. Jenna is passionate about helping growth-focused businesses delight their customers. Prior to joining Glowforge, Jenna worked in litigation, with a focus on product liability and safety. Originally from Michigan, Jenna spends her free time exploring different playgrounds with her daughter and trying new restaurants with her husband. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling to new places.

(pronouns: she/ her)

sara f

Sara

Corporate Counsel

Sara was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. She spent the previous three years in Spokane, WA while she attended Gonzaga University School of Law. During that time, Sara worked in-house and also dabbled in constitutional law, family law, estate planning, and elder law. She recently moved to Seattle and is excited to explore the city with her boyfriend, Josh.

(pronouns: she/ her)

suzelle

Suzelle

Paid Search Manager

Suzelle is a digital marketer who loves collaborating across teams to create data driven strategies. Outside of work she’s a huge foodie, cat mom and avid traveler. She has been on a wonderful journey living in Philippines, Australia, Hawaii and has a found a home in Seattle.

(pronouns: she/ her)

ira

Ira

Principal Sourcing Program Manager

Ira holds Manufacturing and Electronic Engineering degrees and has worked in the global Supply Chain where he managed Supplier manufacturing and quality within consumer products & healthcare industries. He is a proud dad of two grown daughters and a grandson. Ira loves gardening and landscaping. Recently he is back to biking together with his wife Maryam. Ira and his wife are passionate about supporting nonprofit organizations and arts communities.

(pronouns: he/ him)

tavish

Tavish

Manager, Customer Success

For her, it’s the full customer “Experience”! She has a passion for leading great teams and creating a seamless experience for customers at every turn. With over 15 years of customer support and training experience, She has had the honor to serve in leadership for the last 10! Over the past few years She has used her passion for change to drive company initiatives by creating and leading ERGs (Employee resource groups), and partnering in various capacities to take initiative and action in all areas of D&I especially for BIPOC.

When She isn't slaying metric driven dragons she enjoys crafting (no limit here) and spending time with her 2 children, husband, and dog traveling! She is excited to be the first Glowforger on the eastern coast, located in the DMV (DC, Maryland,Virginia) She loves all things seafood, particularly Maryland style blue crabs.

HeadShot MG

Micah

Material Scientist

Micah spent years in academia studying materials science. He received a PhD at UT Austin and worked at the University of Washington as a staff scientist managing a lab for materials characterization. He fell in love with the mountains of Washington where he spends much of his free time climbing and running through Cascades.

We love to make things.

We’re lucky to have access to variety of maker tools: laser cutters, 3d printers, woodworking tools, sewing machines, metalworking equipment, and paper cutting machines. We’ve grown up on lathes, x-acto knives, CNC mills, and drill presses. We learned to create with pen and paper, Autocad, Sketchup, crayons, graph paper, scissors, and imagination.

Now it’s our turn to build something to give back. We hope you’ll be as excited about it as we are.