Team

We are a small, tight-knit team, spread across the globe, that is dedicated to helping developers build great apps. Everyone here is passionate about making software development easier, better, and more accessible to more people.
We love working with the most talented people we can find across the globe. Having a remote-first team is core to our company's culture, and we use the latest systems possible to ensure seamless collaboration between our remote teammates and those in HQ. In addition to using Slack for important conversations and Quip for documentation, we have high-quality videoconferencing and we record our most important meetings so they can be watched asynchronously for those in different timezones.
We also believe that face-to-face interaction is a key part of reinforcing a strong team, so we have a travel calendar for our remote team members to come to HQ to work and celebrate with the SF-based team every quarter.
Faby Zavala
Office Coordinator
Faby has been with MDG longer than most people. She does a ton of stuff behind the scenes, including knowing what everyone's favorite cuisine is, keeping our office running smoothy, and making sure everything in our kitchen is delicious!
Daisy
Chief Popcorn Eater
Prosper Otemuyiwa
Developer Advocate
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When not building software, speaking, and doubling up on developer advocacy across Africa, Prosper is passionate about open source, and racking up frequent flyer miles. You may not know that he's also a fervent Jollof Rice Advocate!
Martijn Walraven
Technical Product Manager
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Martijn joined MDG as our resident mobile expert, but has since become our go-to person for knowing what makes GraphQL developers tick. When not traveling the world and talking to GraphQL devs, he also manages our (1-person) Amsterdam office.
Catrina Zhang
CFO
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Catrina has a record of delivering stellar results for both fortune 500 and start-up companies. She's held senior leadership roles with Amazon.com and Jawbone before MDG. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and gourmet food in her spare time.
Justin Anastos
Core Developer
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Justin joins the Apollo East clan from Disney where he tells us he watched the exhaustive list of movies in their library. He makes his own pastrami, loves board games, and is one of the few half marathon finishers at the company!
Chris Shaw
Head of People Operations
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Chris has recruited talent for some of the top tech companies in the world. He makes sure not only that our company has the best people, but also that our fridge has the best beer. His classic look: a space-themed graphic tee and sport coat.
Sam Freiberg
Site Reliability Engineer
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Sam loves the four c's: cars, code, cinema, and coca-cola. He joins our team as an SRE and is the first to know when there are problems with our systems. He avoids caffeinated beverages (except for Coke) yet still managed to read 42 books last year.
Danielle Man
Engineering Manager
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“Chief Monkey Herder 🐵”. Danielle built most of this website, and didn't want to write a bio for herself.
Jake Dawkins
Apollo Architect
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When not coasting through popular memes, Jake can be found cruising around NYC on his longboard. He has a love of data structures, automated testing, and southern sweet tea. Ask him about GraphQL, building mobile apps, or Clemson football.
Nicole Seo
Product Experience Manager
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A Parisian trained pastry chef and French Bulldog lover, you might be surprised to know that Nicole does not have a thick French accent. She does however have a lot of travel stories to share, a great eye for design, and a natural talent for product dev.
Trevor Scheer
Platform Engineer
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Trevor joins us in California from Boston. He may be the only Las Vegas native who can't handle the heat and gets lost on The Strip. Trevor loves skiing and cycling, and enjoys experimenting with frontend technologies and tooling.
Tim Hingston
Tech Lead : Frontend
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Not only is Tim the only person at MDG to have worked across the full stack of all our commercial products, he's also an accomplished guitarist who's toured with several indie bands and appeared at SXSW and on MTV.
Jess Marina
Designer
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Jess is part of our East Coast clan and our first Beantown representative! When not designing, she loves exploring New England nature, horror films and cartoons, gaming, and pampering her retired racing greyhound named Shadow.
James Baxley
Tech Lead : OSS
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Normally found in his garden tending his bee hives, James is a believer in cultivating happy and healthly communities. He is a lover of design systems, all things javascript and fixing old land rovers.
Ben Newman
Tech Lead : OSS
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When not maintaining his dog's Instagram, Ben is passionate about pushing the limits of JavaScript with automatic code transformation tools like Recast and Regenerator. He's a Brooklyner, Burning Man regular, and JavaScript guru.
David Glasser
Tech Lead : Backend
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A Guardian of Galaxy and administrator of the world famous “Glasser Code Review”, David has read the source code from more Github repositories than anyone else we know. He's probably also been to more concerts than anyone else.
Geoff Schmidt
FounderCEO
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Geoff is both our CEO and our SMT (“Sayer of Many Things”). He raised his first venture capital round at age 20, and outside of MDG, is the proprietor of Monument, a 24-unit live/work community. He wins the prize for “Lives Closest to the Office”.
Peggy Rayzis
Core Developer
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An avid speaker, traveler, and world-traveling speaker, Peggy also loves skiing, sticker designing, and of course building open source software. You may not know that she’s also a former cheerleader, a skilled DJ, and has a sweet record collection!
Michael Watson
Customer Success Engineer
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"Beer for all, and all for beer". Michael is an avid home-brewer that spends most of hist time solving problems of all kinds. Whether it's software, 3-d printing, mechanical, blockchain or IoT, he probably will talk your ear off on it.
Alisha Ehrlich
Talent/People Ops Specialist
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When not improving MDG’s processes or supporting our talent acquisition and D&I efforts, Alisha loves to read, play board games, and marathon episodes on Netflix. She’s also an actress outside of MDG and saw the final dress of Hamilton!
Adam Zionts
Core Developer
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Adam moved from one sunshine state to another to join us as a backend services dev. He brings with him expertise in buffalo chicken cooking, spanish speaking, and bungee jumping. He also joins the minority of snowboarders in the office!
Ay Valade
Operations
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Ay is an East Coast native who joins us in California by way of Hong Kong. A trained chemical engineer who's had experience at many different startups, she's the reason our CEO and VP of R&D keep it all together and remember to attend their meetings.
Mark Trang
VP Business Development
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Ramen lover, certified rescue diver, adventure photographer, and omelette maker extraordinaire, Mark is in charge of business development and growth at MDG. We're still waiting to be invited to his private social club.
Joseph Glanville
Cloud Systems Engineer
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From the Australian outback, Joseph has taught us a lot about aussie animals, radio waves, and beer. He's a frequent Pacific traverser, a Guardian of Galaxy, and has brought his expertise on distributed state machines to all of our products.
Matt DeBergalis
FounderVP R&D
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Matt runs Research and Development at MDG, so if you don't like our stuff, he's the person to blame. Before Meteor, he founded and ran ActBlue. Before that, he was a kernel hacker. He's also the pilot of his own Beechcraft Baron.
Gopi Ganapathy
VP Sales
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Gopi is an early open source advocate. He launched Subversion and co-lead AMD K5 and Athlon. Gopi loves selling software that solves big problems for visionary customers. He can be found racing or working on his RC51 superbike in his free time.
Andrew Moehrke
Account Executive
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On winter weekends there's a 80% chance you'll find Andrew shredding the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe. He has a background in electrical engineering and loves soldering together tube amps for his home audio system.
Nick Martin
FounderCTO
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Nick is a serial hobbyist and has had a wide array of interests over time, from bread baking to perfume making to ham radio and many more. He's our CTO and chief architecture whisperer, as well as our hot sauce sommelier.
Jesse Rosenberger
Core Developer
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A California-Helsinkilainen, Jesse has caught bug after bug: DOS, FreeBSD, startups, Burning Man, backpacking, hostels, hostel parties, hostel management, marrying a Finnish backpacker he met at a hostel — and of course, countless bugs in Meteor.js.
Evans Hauser
Core Developer
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Evans joins our team from CMU as an open sorcerer, stand up desk user, and go-to ad libber when need to stall for time at meetups because we're having technical difficulties. He's a Bay Area native, scuba diver, hip hop dancer, and Thai food lover!
Caydie Tran
Core Developer
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Software engineer by day, mother of a French bulldog by night. You'll most likely find Caydie somewhere in between collecting new sneakers, hanging out at a local show, or building the future of APIs!
Hugh Wilson
Core Developer
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Doting husband/father, snowboarder, book junkie and fitness fanatic, Hugh has worked with Fortune 500's, startups, and everything in-between. He’s also the only Canadian that doesn’t like talking about the weather, hockey or Tim Horton’s.

We are writers, evangelists, event organizers, designers, product devs, systems experts, and many other things. We accomplish a remarkable amount of work for our size because we're passionate about what we do, and because we have the support of an amazing open source community. We have grand aspirations of making software development as fast, easy, and accessible as possible.

We love building tools for developers because we're all nerds at heart. Many of us come from a technical background. Our founders originally met as undergrads at MIT, and created the Meteor platform after inadvertently writing most of it to power their original idea, a travel app for iPads.

“Of all our accomplishments at Apollo, what I'm most proud of is the team. It's a privilege and an honor to work with such a talented and caring group of people.”

Nick Martin, CTO/Co-Founder

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