Meet the team. We’re making stuff that makes stuff.
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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 start-up veteran and has more than 15 years of technology focused human resource and recruiting expertise. Glowforge will be her 6th start-up. She enjoys cooking creative, healthy dishes from farm to table. She has two children, one daughter who attends UW and one four-legged, furry son who has a thing for bones.
Tom was the CEO of Photobucket from 2010-2015 and has been CFO of a number of private and public companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He loves anything with speed, especially riding motorcycles and skiing with his teenage boys.
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.
Spencer has been developing and shipping hardware products for 30 years. These include the first PowerBook computers from Apple, the Amazon Echo and Fire TV and most recently the Force Band wearable and BB-8 special edition from Sphero. He is an avid saltwater fisherman and enjoys boating in the Puget Sound.
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.
Jared’s experience runs from writing scalable data science infrastructure to repairing superconducting magnets. His Ph.D. thesis experiment was one of the top ten physics breakthroughs of 2015. Between hardware stunts, he loves long distance hiking.
Amelia started as an electrical engineer before building products at tech startups. She also founded a tech publication, a makerspace, and a literary journal. She really likes climbing mountains, reading, and screenprinting.
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 10 years of experience in technology recruiting and most recently moved from Booking.com to join Glowforge as our Lead Recruiter. She is married with two daughters; a three year old and a one year old. She loves craft beer, reality TV, and Mexican food and notably won a taco and hot wing competition in 2012.
Kevin has over twenty years of operational and financial leadership experience across the restaurant, investment banking, retail, and construction sectors. He holds an MBA from Duke University. He is a Clydesdale marathoner who prefers trails to pavement, enjoys craft beer and coffee equally, and is learning how to appreciate ballet with the help of his wife and eight year old daughter.
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.
Taylor has written software to direct a swarm of robots, support commercial drones, and provide real-time flight tracking. She has a passion for software that interacts with the physical world. Her free time is spent snowboarding, playing board games, and knitting.
Brian previously co-founded a startup studio, helping to launch 3 companies in under 2 years. He also co-founded RescueTime (Y Combinator ’08) and is a hobbyist physics nerd.
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.
Anna has worked with words most of her professional life, relegating a passion for making things to evenings and weekends. No longer! Most recently a copywriter for REI, she’s a maker, inventor, quilter, illustrator, and woodworker currently on a spoon-carving kick.
Katy is an experienced finance professional who loves to build systems and processes. She most recently spent six years at Tableau building their accounting department. In her free time she is either working on a never ending home remodel, traveling, or spending time on the water or in the mountains, usually with her husband and greyhound.
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.
Danny is a Vancouver, WA native. He owns too many pairs of Nikes and has too many “favorite” hobbies. He is a sports enthusiast and avid creator in numerous mediums. With a background in Human Centered Design & Engineering, he is looking to continue to build upon his love for people and finding true empathy to serve them in the best way.
Christine has spent the last decade building software - from parallel computing on GPUs to data visualization on mobile phones and most recently self-service ETL at Tableau. She loves traveling the world for cooking inspirations. Her favorite is a chicken liver pâté of which her dog highly approves.
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.
Ricky has spent the last decade plus in operational and strategic supply chain management. He most recently spent the last 2.5 years volunteering for Doctors without Borders. He loves traveling the world and skiing. He was born and raised in the Seattle area but recently moved back after 16 years away.
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.
Gabby started her career overseeing the manufacturing of missiles for Lockheed Martin. Originally from America’s Paradise - the US Virgin Islands. She has traveled all over the world including a year long adventure in the Middle East where she taught calculus to university students.
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.
Ishani comes with experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, and logistics. She's an advocate for first principle reasoning, and enjoys rolling her sleeves to new challenges. She loves hiking, gardening, farm fresh cooking with her husband, and reading with her two furry kittens.
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 is often called Karen at Starbucks, but her name is actually pronounced more like “pour-in.” She is a Seattle native, but feels at home all over the world — in her most recent adventure, Karin 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.
Sina grew up breaking electronics around the house to see how they worked...sometimes even putting them back together. He enjoys an overwhelming number of hobbies, including programming, talking with strangers, travel, learning languages (both human and computer), and writing riddles.
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.
A Seattle native, Noah is an Informatics major at the University of Washington specializing in Information Architecture and Databases. He enjoys animals, late night walks, and combining foods that some would say shouldn't go together.
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.
At some point in her career, Vicki has worked in every software role imaginable. This gives her a unique perspective on what it takes to deliver great software products. She spends her free time hiking, biking, reading, and cooking (and consuming!) global cuisine.
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.
John’s a former developer turned user experience designer, originally from Houston, Texas. He’s led a full website redesign for a $4.7B retailer, and helped launch two major products at Alaska Airlines. He likes to spend his free time cooking and volunteering as president of the Seattle Texas Exes, the local alumni group for the University of Texas—Hook ‘em!
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.
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.