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.
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.
Cynthia is a successful people operations & cultural leader who can recruit, build, and manage people, processes and systems as a strategic component of creating world-class startups. Glowforge is her 6th start-up in the fast-paced, PNW! She enjoys cooking creative, healthy dishes from farm to table. She adores her family- including her partner Brad and her two children, a daughter who recently graduated UW and works in marketing and a four-legged, furry son who has a thing for bones.
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 was born and raised in 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. She dislikes driving so is really excited about public transportation in Seattle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eva’s background is in aerospace electronics – she has hardware on Mars, the moon, and orbiting earth conducting spooky missions. She enjoys mixing art with electronics to create immersive interactive installations.
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.
Linden has created software for diverse fields from ocean security to agriculture, developing an eye for great user experiences. She plays board and video games or practices parkour in her free time, but also dabbles in aquaria, climbing, and art.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Karin is a Seattle native and has over 13 years of experience in technology recruiting. Glowforge is her fourth startup and most recently moved from Booking.com to join Glowforge as our Lead Recruiter. Outside of work, Karin spends her time reading, cooking and traveling the world with her husband and two children.
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.
Jazbo is a iOS Developer and one of Swift’s biggest fans. He enjoys building apps and helping others in an iOS Developers community he helps to run. When he is not exploring the iOS ecosystem, he spends his time playing soccer, hanging out with his family, and exploring the outdoors.
Megan was born and raised in Seattle. She graduated from Gonzaga University and is a die hard Zag fan. She has worked for local Seattle companies, Nordstrom, Glassybaby and tech start up, Porch. She enjoys exploring the city, cooking, tennis and spending time with friends and family. Also an avid dog lover.
Marlo loves talking to people (grocery store clerks are among her favorite!) and uses this chatty obsession to build great products for customers and build great teams that love working together. Formerly with ReplyYes, Homejoy, and the Japanese tech giant Hitachi, Marlo now spends her time building the Glowforge catalog. While not forging, Marlo helps connect others to the greater Seattle community through the nonprofit, Seattle Works.
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.
Willow has over 5 years of experience in the world of high volume manufacturing, inventory management, and financial planning. In her spare time, you may find her curled up next to her two wonderful Bengal brothers (Rufio & Bastian) and her husband watching a scary movie or taking a brisk walk around Green Lake.
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 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.
Samia recently graduated from Washington State University with a degree in accounting. This is her first experience working with a startup. When not counting beans she loves to travel, attend concerts, and hang out with her friends. Samia is fluent in Spanish and thinks her dog Diego is really cute.
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.
Rachael is a Washington native who is most likely to be found listening to audiobooks or binge watching Netflix while starting another new project on top of a growing pile of unfinished ones. She loves being part of a team where the employees are just as excited about the product as the customers.
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 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.
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.
Karin has a passion for connecting great people with jobs they’ll love. She spent the last 8 years living up and down the California coast before moving to Seattle. While she is a Seattle native, Karin feels at home all over the world - in her most recent adventure, she backpacked through South America and worked as a farmhand in Argentina.¡Olé!
Michael graduated from Rutgers with a degree in English, so naturally he started working in IT. Michael loves biking, reading, a good pun, playing with his dog and smoking a variety of meats. Also eating any and all of the amazing baked goods his wife makes.
Prior to Glowforge, Jeff spent just shy of 9 years at Starbucks and worked as a very successful handyman on TaskRabbit, where he was one of the top taskers in Seattle. When he is not working, Jeff likes to go hiking with his wife and two golden retrievers followed by ice cream.
Dane is excited to be moving back the PNW after a 2 year adventure to the Bay Area to help Nima develop the first food allergen sensor. He grew up in the Seattle area and loves being in the outdoors. He is looking forward to showing his new daughter all the places he loves in Seattle and can't wait to go camping with his bear dog.
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.
Jaime was born and raised in the Seattle area. She most recently was a partner working in the accounting department at Starbucks. You can often find her smashing softballs on Capitol Hill, hiking the trails of the PNW, headed to a concert, or setting out on her next big road trip.
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.
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.
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.
Miriam is a Texas native (hook ‘em!) who has lived in London, Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, and now Seattle... where she plans to stay put. She loves hanging out with her friends at various restaurants, jogging through the neighborhood, enjoying a glass of wine, or volunteering with her local elementary school.
Semhar (phonetic pronunciation) was born in Ethiopia and spent her childhood across five African countries before settling in the Pacific Northwest. This unique experience has shaped her perspective and sparked her desire in getting to know and help people. As a UW alum (Go Dawgs!) she is proud to call Seattle home.
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.
Outside of work, Jake loves to travel with his wife and two children, spend time with family rescue dog extraordinaire, read (sci-fi mostly), and ride his mountain bike on the incredible trails of the Pacific NW.
Vee lives for the challenges of creative innovation and is dedicated to bridging the gaps between new tech and its users. In her free time, she can be found working on her next novel, writing essays about media culture, and developing collaborative software for creators… at least, whenever her cat isn’t sitting on the keyboard.
Always looking for the next exciting challenge! Anything and everything from Astronomy and Particle Physics to Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering top the interest list. Tara loves renaissance festivals, sci-fi movies, and reading fiction novels.
Nick has been core member in launching the $100M business, a tech team lead at Amazon and worked on a new real estate startup. He is thrilled to expand his knowledge in a hardware centric product. Nick reads a lot, is an avid hiker and experiments with healthy cooking.
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.
Colin has built compelling products with talented teams all around the West. Highlights include crafting headphones in a ski-town with Skullcandy, developing world-class attractions as an Imagineer and shipping a plethora of droids with Sphero in Colorado. He and his family are keen on enjoying the ride and living life to its fullest.
Rachel loves the challenge of designing beautiful products that combine function, aesthetics, and usability. Previously, she’s worked in the bicycle and snowboard industries. When she’s not playing in the mountains, she can be found biking the city, enjoying great beer, or inspiring the next generation of female engineers.
At 6’8” tall, Brett puts the big in big data. He uses data science to help people and has built everything from a platform that connects the homeless with local services to a “fake news” detector. Outside of technology, Brett believes the greatest joys in life are dancing, laughing, and getting a seat in the emergency exit row when traveling.
Bonny has spent the last 12+ years in various product management roles at Google, Microsoft, and most recently Zillow. She's worked on two 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.
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.
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.
Duncan has helped bring to market a variety of products from robotic toys to avalanche safety equipment for backcountry skiing. When he's not nerding out, he likes to jet ski, bike, and cook tasty things.
Laura is an East Coaster who has found her forever home in the Pacific Northwest. Her favorite things include spending time with her husband, doting on her fur kids, writing, hiking, crafting, singing off-key, and enjoying delicious vegan food.
John recently graduated with a degree in Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management from Western Washington University. He has a love for futuristic products that seem like they came straight out of a sci-fi movie. When not at work, he can be found riding his electric skateboard around town, or snuggling with his cat that he's allergic to.
Nick has designed electronics for military dataloggers, industrial process equipment, avalanche beacons, BLE enabled toys and humanoid robots. When not letting the white smoke out of prototypes he can be found reading or in any location hosting a trivia night.
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 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.
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.
Stephen enjoys helping people solve technical problems, while learning something along the way. When he’s not riding his bike on the Burke-Gilman Trail, he can be found reading about urban planning, making maps, and admiring dogs at the farmers’ market.
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.
Abbey is joining Glowforge after some time at Apple working on home automation. She’s worked on a range of products including a 3D scanner, medical-grade shape memory devices, and an external beam radiation system for cancer research. Abbey is an Atlanta native (hey y’all!) and a French bulldog mom with a passion for creating cutting-edge products that just work.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Jeremy is a 3D printing hobbyist and rockhound who hopes to one day recreate gemstone-growing processes in his backyard. He enjoys melting and casting metal, and building robots and drones, prop replicas, and high-voltage equipment such as vacuum furnaces and spot welders. He once made a functioning furnace out of bread and used it to melt metal.
Emma loves arts and crafts. After spending 6 years as a product manager at Microsoft and Google, her passion led her to Glowforge. She seeks inspiration from nature. Outside of work she can either be found hiking in the mountains or tending her mini farm answering to the cutest and most head scratch demanding goats.
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.
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.
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!
Erik brings a background in both mechanical design and manufacturing engineering. He enjoys combining the two perspectives to ensure the needs for successful product development and implementation are met. He has a passion for learning and enjoys sharing hobbies such as cooking, gardening, music production, video games, and travel with his wife and two kids.
Cale was first exposed to programming concepts via the original Starcraft map editor and has been fiddling with interactive user experiences ever since. Prior to Glowforge he spent close to a decade at Bungie, where he grew to realize his passions also included the art and science of how people and organizations can come together to build amazing things. In his spare time he enjoys board games, movies and throwing kettlebells around.
Chris has worked as a QA Engineer, QA Lead, and SDET over the past 8 years - most recently at Amazon. He is a three-time marathon finisher, bourbon collector, corgi owner, novice skateboarder, and industrial sewing machine enthusiast.
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.