We imagine, create, and grow amazing web experiences.
Content management made easy. Maybe even fun.
We believe that no one should need a Computer Science degree to keep a website up to date. That’s why we specialize in awesome WordPress implementations. The most easy to use and elegant content management system, WordPress offers an affordable option with unbelievable potential in capable hands. Year after year it ranks highest in user and developer satisfaction.
Industry leading expertise. Community values.
Give a little, get a lot. We donate employee time to core WordPress development — at last count, 12 of our engineers are credited contributors. One of our Directors, a core “Rockstar”, is a leading contributor. Not only does this mean that we help shape the software our clients – and millions of websites – depend on every day, it means that we know your software inside and out. When you hire 10up, a portion of the profit goes to the software that powers your website.
Don’t take our word for it – experience our commitment to elegant solutions without paying a nickle. From the best user avatar plug-in – rated 5 stars with over 100 votes – to a simple way to add table controls – downloaded over 100,000 times and rated 5 stars – to a schedule debugger endorsed by Automattic – our plug-ins are some of the highest ranked, most downloaded, and best loved on the official repository. Our code has improved websites we’ve never even seen.
Our secret sauce? Here’s the recipe. The platforms and ideas we love are only as strong as the community supporting them. Our team has presented at over a dozen WordCamps in the past year alone, from Edmunton, Canada to Miami, Florida. We share our ideas in leading publications like Smashing Magazine. Jake is an adjunct professor at Boston University's web development program, and before joining 10up, Helen taught WordPress at Rochester University.
We stand on the shoulders of amazing communities – how can we not help pay for the boots? Luke organizes the WordPress Providence Meetup, and launched Providence's first WordCamp. Jake organizes Sacramento's meet up, and helped organize Boston's first WordCamp. We've sponsored over a dozen events, from WordCamp in Boston and Phoenix and New York City, to Higher Ed conferences, to design conferences. And we’re just warming up.
Your elite team.
In addition to our amazing core team (below), 10up employs many specialized contractors and partners, from top shelf freelance artists, to niche-specialized information architects, to social media mavens.
- Jake Goldman President
- Jess Jurick Director of Web Strategy
- Vasken Hauri Director of Strategic Engineering
- Helen Hou-Sandi Director of User Interface Engineering
- Jeremy Felt Director of Web Engineering
- Josh Cunningham Senior Web Strategist
- Carl Danley Senior Web Engineer
- Eric Mann Senior Web Engineer
- John Bloch Senior Web Engineer
- Megan Gray Senior Web Strategist
- Taylor Dewey Senior User Interface Engineer
- Taylor Lovett Senior Strategic Engineer
- Zach Brown Senior Systems Engineer
- Christopher Cochran Design Engineer
- Daniel Immke Web Engineer
- Darin Kotter Web Engineer
- Drew Jaynes Web Engineer
- Elizabeth Hillis Web Strategist
- Grant Mangham Web Engineer
- Jeff Sebring Web Engineer
- Kelly Dwan Web Engineer
- Luke Gedeon Web Engineer
- Luke Woodward Web Engineer
- Tammy Hart Design Engineer
- Tanner Moushey Web Engineer
- Pat Silvia Operations Manager
Jake Goldman President
Jake has been building websites since the mid 90’s, and has built web-based solutions for Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Navy, major universities, and high profile non-profits. His analyses have been quoted on high profile websites like c|net and the Winsupersite.
Jake started working with WordPress in 2006 while managing the interactive division of a 100-man contractor. In 2009, while employed as Technology Director at a Providence-based agency, he refocused his professional attention on the platform, releasing free plug-ins, diverting new projects to the platform, and engaging the community. Jake’s leadership helped transform that agency from a 3-man team serving a niche CMS to an open source software agency with 10 employees.
Between leading the charge at 10up, Jake is a writer and expert reviewer for Smashing Magazine (the web’s top new media publication) and teaches WordPress development at Boston University. Jake has spoken at WordCamps around the country, including Chicago, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Miami. He helped organize the first WordCamp Boston in 2010 and founded the WordPress Providence Meetup.
Jake is a core contributor to WordPress and maintains some of the highest rated plug-ins on the official repository. Cumulatively, they have been downloaded over 250,000 times.
Jess Jurick Director of Web Strategy
Jess joined 10up in Fall 2011 with years of experience working in the interactive space. Jess has worked with and managed projects for Fortune 20 brands, major non-profits, and state organizations, including CVS Caremark, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Citibank, and the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Jess is passionate about creating interactive and engaging audience experiences. From layout concepts, to copywriting, to social media integration, Jess knows how to captivate, measure, and keep an audience. A social media maven herself, Jess is especially interested in innovative ways to weave social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook into standalone website experiences.
Jess helped organize the first WordCamp Miami in 2010, and spoke to WordCamp Miami about audience engagement a second time in 2012.
Jess graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Communications, and tries to return to the warm climate whenever she can.
Vasken Hauri Director of Strategic Engineering
Vasken joined 10up in February of 2013 with over 10 years of experience working in technology in both the public and private sectors. Before becoming a WordPress developer in 2009, Vasken worked at Plymouth State University in several roles ranging from desktop support to systems administration, and occasionally, adjunct faculty member.
In November of 2010, Vasken joined GigaOM, a leading technology news and research online publication, as a WordPress developer working remotely from New Hampshire. Upon moving to the Bay Area in mid-2012, he assumed the role of a team leader within GigaOM’s rapidly growing product development group, a position he held until joining the team at 10up in February of 2013.
Vasken enjoys creating natural, consistent user experiences that enhance and promote interactivity through simplicity. As a developer, one of Vasken’s strengths is his ability to communicate highly technical concepts in a clear, non-technical way in order to build understanding between various project stakeholders. This, along with significant experience across several technology sectors, has allowed him to engineer successful projects within organizations ranging from small, independent businesses to public universities to online publications with millions of unique visitors each month.
A strong believer in open source technologies, Vasken has spoken and hosted panels at numerous WordCamp, NERCOMP, and EDUCAUSE events, on subjects ranging from Green Computing to WordPress-based centralized authentication systems. He currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in German Studies from Haverford College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Plymouth State University, where he was also an adjunct faculty member in the Computer Science and Languages and Linguistics Departments.
When he’s not testing cache performance or planning projects, Vasken enjoys spending time with his wife, hiking with his dogs in the Bay Area’s many beautiful nature parks, and as a recent California transplant, is once again trying to find a good group of musicians to jam with in yet another new city.
Helen Hou-Sandi Director of User Interface Engineering
Helen is a talented developer with a flair for perfectionism that informs her strengths in usability and user interface design. Helen joined 10up in Summer 2011 after a few years as both a web developer and instructor of digital media at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, where she also implemented their WordPress-powered website. Today, Helen is 10up’s Director of User Interface Engineering, focusing on projects that demand complex administrative user experiences and providing oversight and guidance on best practices across 10up projects.
A professional musician with an MM in Piano Accompanying and a BM in Music Performance, you can still catch Helen in concert when she’s not building websites. As an artist, Helen embodies the WordPress philosophy that “code is poetry.” She is passionate about well-crafted, clean, maintainable code under the hood, and a beautiful administrative user interface for the contributors managing your site.
When she’s not building websites for our clients or performing music, Helen contributes to WordPress core development where she helps lead the user interface group in addition to working on patches, leading to her promotion to guest committer before the start of the 3.6 cycle. 10up contributes a large portion of Helen’s billable time to WordPress core development.
Jeremy Felt Director of Web Engineering
Jeremy has been building things on the web for well over 15 years. In that time he has cultivated a sincere appreciation for how quickly technology changes and how often it circles back to remain the same. From blink tags and table layouts to database driven content management systems like WordPress, from hosting a website using dial-up AOL to building custom Twitter clients, there aren’t many concepts on the web that Jeremy hasn’t tried to wrap his mind around.
As a champion of personal data ownership, it’s no surprise that Jeremy specializes in building websites and web applications that emphasize data exchange and information sharing across the web. At 10up, Jeremy has worked on projects that involve manual import of data from spreadsheets, to tight integration between WordPress and external membership platforms, to advanced integration of Twitter with WordPress.
Since joining 10up, Jeremy has become a leader in building complex implementations that involve outside datasources and APIs. He also partnered with Automattic’s WordPress.com VIP program to build a new, flexible ad management plug-in .
Before joining 10up at the end of 2011, Jeremy spent much of the preceding decade developing in-house solutions and adapting quickly to customer needs, often connecting the sometimes rusty pipes of one corporation to another. Today, Jeremy is excited to be contributing more to the public-facing world wide web. In doing so, he hopes to gain an even deeper understanding of how things change while doing his best to make it easier for users to understand that software should adapt to them, not the other way around.
Josh Cunningham Senior Web Strategist
Josh Cunningham is a life-long geek with a passion for creating online media using modern techniques and open source software. Always learning, reading, building, and experimenting, Josh is never satisfied with the web’s status quo.
Josh spent the first 6 years of his career supporting, teaching and documenting mobile technology before moving out of state to pursue a degree in chemistry. He came to his senses before graduating, and turned his attention to WordPress and front-end web engineering. Josh built a strong clientele while finishing his degree and transitioned to full-time self-employment in 2011. For the last 6 years, Josh has been providing design, development, and documentation services for design agencies and tech-forward companies.
As a former small business owner, Josh has experience with the ins and outs of running of a technology business. Josh has helped hundreds of businesses build and manage an online presence using WordPress, custom, and open-source code. He contributes to the WordPress plugin repo and has built niche commercial themes. His diverse experience makes him a valuable asset for anyone looking to start, improve, or optimize their online strategy.
Josh is a husband, a (soon-to-be) father, and a dedicated “techie” to his family and friends. He’s an avid (though fair-weather) cyclist, a passionate beverage connoisseur, and a die-hard gear head.
Carl Danley Senior Web Engineer
A true craftsman of writing code for the web, Carl has an innate ability to weave complex architectures of code to automate advanced tasks. With over seven years of experience developing websites with various frameworks, he has created compelling web identities and custom user interface features for major brands, including Hair Club for Men and Godiva Chocolate. Carl is dedicated to engineering solid foundations that boast re-useability and maximize efficiency and server performance.
Carl is well-versed in the field of e-commerce systems and has experience with a wide variety of APIs, including FedEx, UPS, USPS, Google Checkout, PayPal, ShopRunner and many others. Carl has also built and supported robust APIs that handle over 25,000 queries a day.
Formerly driven by the mantra “turning Mountain Dew into code,” Carl has recently developed a palate and passion for exotic tea blends to fuel his creativity. When he’s not immersed in code, Carl enjoys spending time with his fiance and two pets. He also gives back to the development community by contributing to more than 10 online forums and participating in local PHP and WordPress user groups that help engage the South Florida web developer community.
Eric Mann Senior Web Engineer
Eric has been building websites recreationally for over a decade, and professionally since 2006. He’s been a WordPress developer and advocate ever since a friend bribed him with a ticket to WordCamp Portland back in 2007. Ever since, WordPress has been Eric’s preferred platform for both serious development and rapid prototyping. Since before joining 10up, Eric put WordPress at the core of projects ranging from corporate websites to Facebook apps to slideshows.
Today, Eric works on amazing projects with WordPress – his favorite tool, that he helped to build.
John Bloch Senior Web Engineer
After John first discovered WordPress in 2008, it quickly became his platform of choice thanks to its combination of user-friendliness and power under the hood. This is the same balance that John strives for in all of his work. John is passionate about using WordPress to build effective client solutions and making WordPress sing.
In addition to building websites, John enjoys studying just about anything computer related. A true engineer, John automates any computing activity he performs more than once by writing a script. He has even hacked together desktop applications in Python for Ubuntu.
When he’s not in front of his computer screen, John enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, participating in local tech meetups, and building a bonfire with a few dozen people, drinking beer, and singing folk songs into the wee hours of the night.
Megan Gray Senior Web Strategist
Megan Gray is an award-winning designer who has produced designs for clients including Johns Hopkins University, Hilton Hotels, Arlington Department of Public Health, and the public television series Roadtrip Nation. She has nearly 10 years of experience managing projects from concept to completion in the Non-Profit, Higher Education, Health Care, and Creative spaces.
The combination of her background as a writer and editor for Washington, DC newspapers, experience as a marketing strategist for Johns Hopkins University, and years of experience as a freelance WordPress designer, gives her a well-rounded perspective on any project.
Megan’s passion for making clients’ dreams a reality ultimately led her to WordPress, where content management is easy and nearly anything is possible.
Megan graduated with honors from the University of Iowa with a dual degree in English/Communications and Spanish. When she’s not designing or building WordPress sites, you can almost always find her at the beach.
Taylor Dewey Senior User Interface Engineer
Giving life to creative ideas is the passion and motivation that has been driving Taylor to make websites since 1998. Recently, he has focused his attention on creating a positive user experience. It’s this focus that prompted him to start working with WordPress in 2009. Today, he maintains a few plugins in the repository, contributes to other plugins, and participates in user forums.
Taylor chose to work with the web because it is a medium where creativity and technology synergize and, as a virtual product, constantly evolves into something better. He is excited to work with 10up to make the web – and WordPress – a better place.
When not behind a monitor, Taylor enjoys getting outside to hike, bike, backpack, or play disc golf. He lives in Portland, Oregon because the weather is mild, the landscape green, and the abundance of awesome coffee shops and microbreweries.
Taylor Lovett Senior Strategic Engineer
Taylor first started playing around with HTML at age 10; his curiosity for websites and web applications grew from there. He has a passion for turning a blank canvas into something incredible. Solving the constantly changing puzzle of meeting client needs propels Taylor to learn about different and more effective web technologies and strategies.
Taylor believes learning is an extremely important part of what keeps web development fresh and fun. When WordPress came onto the scene, he jumped in head first developing plugins and themes for personal and client websites. Taylor’s most popular plugin is Custom Contact Forms; a plugin for creating contact forms that is jam packed with features. It has been downloaded over 350,000 times.
Taylor has developed WordPress themes to meet a wide range of needs from an architect looking to display photos to a University of Maryland graduate program looking to maintain a database of scholarly publications. He loves WordPress and wants to see it grow into something even more amazing.
Other than developing web applications, Taylor is a lover of music. He enjoys listening to blues and jazz music as well as playing acoustic fingerstyle guitar.
Zach Brown Senior Systems Engineer
Some would say Zachary has been a Systems Engineer since he decided to take apart the family computer back in middle school. Before discovering WordPress, Zachary created a content management system for the Kentucky Mesonet where he learned the ins and outs of MySQL and PHP. In 2010, he discovered WordPress during a 14 month stay in Africa where he used the platform to keep a journal and share his experiences with friends back home. Since turning his attention to WordPress, he has built scalable WordPress implementations for a diverse range of customers. The constant innovation within the WordPress community and the unique infrastructure challenges each customer brings keeps Zachary excited about logging on every day.
As a Senior Systems Engineer, Zachary focuses on the infrastructure side of WordPress, establishing high scale, high performance, high security implementations whose environments range from single shared hosts, to high scale, multi-datacenter implementations. Zachary is 10up’s go to for WordPress security, systems performance optimization, and general maintenance. Zachary also serves as a Web Strategist, providing project management services primarily for customers with significant systems requirements and in general maintenance and support states.
Zachary has a Master’s degree in Meteorology from the North Carolina State University and he brings the same rigorous attention to detail to his work with WordPress as he did his thesis work on hurricanes. When not at the command line, Zachary enjoys cycling, buffalo wings, and any activity that happens in the ocean. He can often be found frequenting the many food trucks of Portland with his dog.
Christopher Cochran Design Engineer
Chris has been designing and engineering WordPress-centric solutions for years. Prior to joining 10up, Chris worked for another WordPress-centric agency where he built solutions for clients like HP Labs, BlogWorld, LexisNexis, and The City University of New York (CUNY). Chris has spoken at WordCamps in the northeast, and came to 10up with significant experience applying BuddyPress and popular third party APIs ranging from Foursquare to Facebook to Instagram. If there’s interesting data to be tinkered with, you can probably find him experimenting.
A true Design Engineer to his core, Chris is the guy that picks out typefaces in the real world. He has taken college courses in Illustration and Graphic Design, and has a minor in psychology. Chris believes that design is tactile; in fact, he still starts his designs with paper and pencil. On his computer, he exclusively navigates with touch or tablet pens. Living just 45 minutes outside of New York City, Chris can often be found at technology meetups throughout New York City, including the monthly WordPress meet up.
When he is not designing or developing, he can often be found doodling in a sketchbook, playing music (he plays both piano and guitar), or in the kitchen cooking.
Daniel Immke Web Engineer
Daniel started building websites as a teenager back in 2005, fulfilling his natural curiosity as an avid fan of the world wide web. Empowered by the virtually nonexistent barriers to entry – just a computer and the will to learn – what started as a hobby soon became his obsession. In 2008 he discovered WordPress in the process of building his first (now defunct) blog, where he posted Photoshop tutorials.
Daniel’s passion for WordPress grew, and before he knew it, he was using it for all of his projects. Daniel has attended multiple WordCamps, has spoken at meetups, and used to write for the WordPress news site WPCandy at its height. For him, WordPress represents an empowering of publishers and businesses to take control of their content in the same way that he did when he learned to code.
When Daniel isn’t writing code or helping a 10up customer, you can find him attempting to perform stand up comedy at dive bars or exploring new Atlanta restaurants.
Darin Kotter Web Engineer
Darin has a passion for good code and building sites that are easy to use. He discovered his affinity for WordPress, a platform that lets him do just that, while employed as the lead web developer at a marketing agency in Idaho. Today, Darin is excited to be focusing his career on building top shelf themes and plugins for the platform. A few of his plug-ins can already be found on Github and the plug-in repository, today.
Darin’s attraction to web development was sparked by the notion that he could take a blank canvas and build a fully functional product on top of it. It’s the perfect outlet for his creative impulses and desire to be challenged.
When Darin is not up to his elbows breaking order to a digital mess, he loves spending time with his wife and two kids. A sportsman, he can often be found outdoors, usually playing basketball and golf. He lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and loves the slow life of a smaller city with all the benefits of the great outdoors.
Drew Jaynes Web Engineer
Drew got his start building websites at 16, learning just enough HTML to build a tournament portal for his online gaming league. Over the next several years, he dabbled in LAMP stack development as a hobby, contributing to the phpBB open source project starting in 2003. In 2008, Drew got a crash course in WordPress development and design when he volunteered to retrofit his college newspaper’s website. He never looked back.
Since 2010, Drew has worked as a full-time WordPress developer, designer and student mentor. He’s been a credited core contributor for every major release since 3.3. Notable contributions include work on autocomplete integration, the Twenty Twelve theme, improvements to inline and contextual help and extensive work on a UI refresh of the menu management screens for the 3.6 release.
Drew believes that those who benefit from WordPress should do their part to help sustain and cultivate its vibrant community. He volunteers on the support team, has released several plugins and a theme and was elected as a rep for the Documentation team in 2012. He also co-organizes a local WordPress meetup in Denver where he speaks regularly on a variety of topics.
In his free time, Drew enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, local beer culture and basking in Colorado’s yearly “300 days of sunshine”. He also enjoys traveling to WordCamps and watching indie films.
Elizabeth Hillis Web Strategist
Elizabeth Hillis has been managing social media for three years, collaborating with diverse patrons including a local comic book store, an independent role-playing game publisher, and a well known independent musician. She has also written grants, proposals, copy, and scripts for numerous television shows, comic books, and tabletop role-playing games. Elizabeth is passionate about social media, and loves helping people stay connected and interested in different businesses and people.
Having managed multiple WordPress sites, Elizabeth has a good idea of what potential 10up clients are looking for and how to help them get what they want. She works hard to stay current with WordPress innovations and any way to spread the word about the world’s greatest content management system.
Elizabeth is a Smith College graduate with a BA in English Language & Literature, and she currently lives in Western Massachusetts. When she’s not hard at work, she loves to keep busy writing, drawing, performing, and creating!
Grant Mangham Web Engineer
As a recovering Englishman now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Grant is one of 10up’s more international employees. Having studied film at university in the 90s, the obvious next step was to be come a web developer, and he has been making websites go ever since. He has worked for outfits both large and small, and also spent some years in the wilderness of freelancing. Along the way he became the architect of a successful SaaS project, developed the GTmetrix for WordPress plugin, built the Stanley Park Ecology Society website in his spare time, and frankly did so much other stuff that he’s forgotten most of it, but he’s sure it was really neat.
Grant is a strong believer in giving back to the WordPress community, and consequently sometimes distributes advice on WPSE, attends WordCamps, and contributes the odd plugin to the repository. He can be quite passionate about writing clean, efficient code, and likes the plugins and sites he works on to run like well oiled machines. He is drawn to WordPress due to it’s generally being a pleasure to work with as a developer and a user, rather than it being an ordeal.
When not immersed in code at his Mac, he can frequently be found criticizing movies, listening to various forms of raucous or weird music, or hiking. He attempts to learn guitar, and procrastinates around writing a book. Mostly, however, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their baby daughter.
Jeff Sebring Web Engineer
Before becoming a web developer, Jeff worked in fields ranging from manufacturing to wholesale automotive and business to business sales. After becoming infatuated with web development, he brought his business experience to freelance clients, using WordPress as a foundation. WordPress was the logical choice as a website platform, with a very active development community, and its ease of customization.
Today, Jeff is a Web Engineer at 10up, building websites with unique complexities that he loves wrapping his mind around. Jeff is passionate about new technology, and always looks for ways to apply new tools to his web engineering. In addition to keeping up with the latest web standards and performance practices, Jeff likes to focus on flexible responsive websites, web typography, and other cross-device solutions.
Jeff loves Open Source Software, and the power it gives people to create and communicate in our digital world. He uses Linux for day to day computing, and is always seeking to expand his understanding of the tools he employs.
Kelly Dwan Web Engineer
Kelly has been engineering the front and back end of websites since 2005, and has been building websites with WordPress since 2008. Kelly’s passion lies in beautiful, semantic code that forms pixel-perfect websites. She espouses the WordPress philosophy of decisions, not options, in all of her work. She has extensive, unique experience creating websites for higher education.
Before moving to Boston, Kelly was the co-organizer of the Western Massachusetts WordPress Meetup and spoke frequently on a variety of development topics; she also had an opportunity to speak at WordCamp Boston in 2011. She has also written two plugins relating Meetup.com data to WordPress sites. Now a Boston resident, Kelly hopes to get involved in the various tech meetups in the area.
Luke Gedeon Web Engineer
Luke started working with 10up in Spring 2011, looking for new challenges that would give him an opportunity to stretch his coding muscles. Since that time, he has become an invaluable asset to clients like TechCrunch, where his thoughtful approach to coding, knack for seeing the bigger picture under the hood, and client dedication has been essential.
Luke’s specialty is ensuring optimal coding practices both for individual functional components and holistic implementations. Luke is often responsible for internal and external code audits and reviews.
Luke has become a leading organizer for the WordPress Providence Meetup, and was a volunteer at WordCamp Boston in 2011. He has spoken at WordCamps in New York and Boston, and is now leading the organization of WordCamp Providence. Before joining team 10up, Luke managed his own web development agency, which specialized in WordPress implementations for small businesses.
A proud family man, when Luke is not writing code, he can usually be found spending time with his wife and six children, and occasionally, one of his many siblings. Luke is also a hobbyist student of linguistics, fascinated by the dynamics of different languages – a natural fit for a developer.
Luke Woodward Web Engineer
Since picking up his first book on HTML in 2001, Luke has been fascinated with building for the web. When Luke was introduced to Content Management Systems, he jumped into the WordPress deep-end and immediately started developing custom themes and plugins for clients to tailor WordPress to their exact needs. He believes that the web should be device agnostic, and as a result has familiarized himself with responsive design techniques and patterns.
Luke takes pride in making products that are not only effective, but easily understood, updated, and maintained. He holds that the WordPress experience should be unified among plugins and themes so that interactions are consistent and natural across the entire platform. He also believes in having the heart of a learner, and having the heart of a teacher. To fulfill these philosophies, Luke is an avid reader and has an enormous appetite for podcasts. He is constantly observing new ideas, learning new techniques, and hearing the messages of new voices on a variety of subjects.
Most of Luke’s free time is spent with his wife and cat in Portland, Oregon. Beyond reading and podcasts, he enjoys disc golf, soccer, cooking, and assisting his wife on photo shoots.
Tammy Hart Design Engineer
Tammy has been in the business of creating websites for over 7 years. Between stints as a Creative Director at small agencies, Tammy spent much of her time as a freelancer where she fostered an appreciation for both creative design and solid coding. She’s a pixel perfectionist, and loves to see a project from blank canvas to final launch.
Tammy has built custom themes and plugins for clients, and has released free themes and plugins for the WordPress community. She has spoken at over a dozen events, mostly WordCamps, and has taught classes on blogging and building websites with WordPress.
She joins 10up as its first full time designer. Tammy’s ability to combine an elegant set of creative design skills with a solid understanding of web engineering makes her a unique asset.
Tammy may hail from Alabama, but considers herself a geek first, and southerner second. When she’s not hunkered over her keyboard, she can be found bring wife to her husband of 11 years and mom to her three daughters.
Tanner Moushey Web Engineer
During a multi year high-school programming class, Tanner developed a love for engineering code and creating applications with powerful, but simple user interfaces. It wasn’t long until this interest led to his first static HTML site followed by a few years of building websites for family and friends.
When Tanner decided to quit his manufacturing job to pursue a carrier in web development it was only too easy to decide on a development platform. Compared to working with other Content Management Systems, the ease and flexibility that WordPress offered was a breath of fresh air. After spending a few months of late nights interning with a Seattle based WordPress shop, and with help from the Seattle WordPress community, Tanner plunged into a carrier of freelancing until being hired on at 10up.
Tanner loves building web apps with WordPress, and has built a few already. If you don’t find him at his desk pushing the limits of WordPress, Tanner is probably off taking a break with his beautiful wife and 3 sons or leading worship at his church with his trusty Taylor guitar.
Pat Silvia Operations Manager
As Operations Manager, Pat manages everything from financial operations, to employee travel, to event management. Pat came to 10up with a wide variety of office management experience.
Pat was employed for 11 years at Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) in Redlands, California, the “guru” of geographic information system mapping. As Project Coordinator, she successfully managed the word processing of multi-million dollar government and private-sector project reports and proposals taking them from draft stage to a client-ready deliverable. She also provided administrative support to ESRI’s upper level directors, software developers, and overseas contractors. Before moving to California, Pat worked as a legal secretary for a large blue chip New York City law firm, Lord, Day, and Lord, where she supported partners and attorneys focused on white collar criminal defense litigation.
Recently she worked for the Church State Council, a legislative affairs office in Sacramento, where she interacted with the California State Legislature planning weekend lobby events and reported on current bill legislation in Hawaii, Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. She also assisted the legal department focusing on workplace discrimination cases and the issue of separation of church and state.
Pat lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband John and Sam her Golden Lab. Originally from “The Bronx” she still misses the Yankees and a good slice of New York Pizza. In her spare time she enjoys Art Journaling and Card Making.