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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.
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.
Stephen Barlow
Documentation Lead
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Stephen enjoys words even more than code, and Apollo's documentation conveniently immerses him in both. Outside of Apollo, he writes for indie video games and auditions for voice-over gigs.
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.
Faby Zavala
Office Coordinator
Faby has been with Apollo 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!
Julia Black
Events Lead
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Australian born, Julia landed in the US over six years ago and ran developer events for multiple tech companies. When she's not doing the events shuffle, she's cooking AND eating all the food or refining her dog whispering skills.
Alisha Ehrlich
Recruiting
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When not improving Apollo’s processes or supporting our talent acquisition and D&I efforts, Alisha loves to read, play board games, and binge episodes on Netflix. She’s also an actress outside of Apollo and saw the final dress rehearsal of Hamilton!
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Chief Popcorn Eater
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!
Tim Hingston
Tech Lead : Frontend
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Not only is Tim the only person at Apollo 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.
Sandy Parlin
Recruiting
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Sandy joins us from Southern CA. She has a passion for recruiting great talent and has worked for top engineering companies. She is a single mother by choice to twins girls, speaks fluent Spanish, and loves to compete at golf.
Jake Dawkins
Core Developer
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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.
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.
Trent Williams
Sales Development
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Trent is a California native hailing from San Diego who made his way up to the Bay by swimming at Cal. When he’s not on the phone with a prospect he can be found training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or watching anime.
Sachin Shinde
Core Developer
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Hailing from Boston, Sachin joins our team as a specialist in performance engineering and distributed systems. When not poring over design books, he can be found gaming, watching horror films, and roaming the streets of SF looking for good eats.
Trenton Truitt
VP Sales
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When Trenton is not busy building the go-to-market engine, you can find him watching his three kids playing sports.
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.
Helen Ho
Intern: Infra
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Helen Ho studies computer science at MIT, and will be working on her Master's in the coming year. When she's not at school (or her internship), she's probably either traveling, or trying to plan her next trip!
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 20, and outside of Apollo, is the proprietor of Monument, a 24-unit live/work community. He wins the prize for “Lives Closest to the Office”.
Francois Dufour
CMO
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Francois loves building marketing engines that help customers make the best decisions for their businesses and careers. Formerly at Twilio, LinkedIn and Udacity. Francois is an avid kiteboarder.
David Glasser
Tech Lead : Backend
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An administrator of the world famous “Glasser Code Review,” David has read the source code from more GitHub repositories than anyone else we know. When not working, he's likely taking a picture of his kid in front of some modern art.
Ellen Shapiro
iOS Engineer
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Ellen loves building mobile apps and tools, and then talking to other people about building mobile apps in tools at as many conferences in as many countries as possible.
Chang Wang
Platform Engineer
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A member of our Apollo East Canadian clan, Chang joins the minority of snowboarders at Apollo. He loves shawarma and created npmcharts.com. He swears that inconsistencies with the data are npm's fault, not his.
Marc Berman
Enterprise Sales Director
Marc has a passion for family and for helping customers. He comes to Apollo after being part of some of the largest tech companies in the world including Google, Adobe, and Oracle. When not working, Marc is spending time with his wife and four kids enjoying cocktails, great food, and playing games.
Claire Hough
VP of Engineering
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Claire loves driving excellence in product development at startups and helping founders achieve their vision. Claire led engineering at Netscape, Napster, and most recently at Udemy, where the eng team grew from 13 to 150 over 5 years.
Peter Kim
Solutions Architect
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Peter was born and raised in Chicago but now calls Hoboken, NJ home. His idea of a good time is bicycling around NYC, eating street food, and trying new craft beers and single origin coffees.
Adam Zionts
Tech Lead: Backend
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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!
Nick Martin
Founder
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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 chief architecture whisperer and our hot sauce sommelier.
Martijn Walraven
Tech Lead: OSS
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Martijn joined Apollo 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.
Jason Paulos
Intern: OSS
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Jason studies computer science at MIT and will start his master’s degree next year. He loves building web apps with the latest technology and is angry that he only discovered GraphQL recently.
Ted Weiss
Director, West Region
Born in NJ and now based in SF, Ted is passionate about helping customers get extreme value from their GraphQL initiatives. An avid traveler, his natural habitats are planes and far flung travel destinations seeking fun, food, and adventure with the locals. Anthony Bourdain is a major hero.
Ay Valade
Chief of Staff
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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.
Ran Magen
Core Developer
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Likes: dogs, esk8, guitar, coding, fantasy books, video games, tv, movies, traveling (23 countries so far!), Burning Man, and stuff that's meta. Dislikes: writing about himself, and even worse, doing it in the 3rd person! Formerly of Twitter & AWS.
Felipe Monsalve
Intern: Platform
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Felipe joins as an engineering intern from Colombia, in the SF office. He's into reading, traveling, and of course, everything tech. He's also really excited to explore the Bay Area in depth, so any recommendations are appreciated.
Evans Hauser
Core Developer
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Evans joins our team 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!
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.
Jeff Hampton
Solutions Architect
When he's not catching up on the latest macro—and micro—technology trends, you can find Jeff creating children's books and enjoying music. His professional passion is driving collaboration, clarity, and understanding.
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.
Maya Koneval
Intern: Platform
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Maya is into kombucha, ballet and building beautiful things, whether that be ceramic teapots or Apollo Engine!
Trevor Blades
Web Developer
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Trevor is a designer and developer from Burnaby, BC. When he's not working on side projects, he enjoys the finer things in life: skateboard wheels on dry pavement and the intense click-clacking of a good fighting game.
James Baxley
Engineering Manager
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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.
Adam Torres
Principal Designer
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Usually you'll find Adam reading books on design, business, or psychology, all of which are useful in designing interfaces. When he's not behind a computer, he's behind a camera capturing landscape photos in the early morning.
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.
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 his 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.
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 and Jawbone before Apollo. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and gourmet food in her spare time.
Aerika Santos
Recruiting Coordinator
Aerika joins the Apollo team as a Recruiting Coordinator. When she’s not busy supporting the hiring teams, you can find her spending time with her daughter and two fur babies OR you might just find her at Disneyland with a Mint Julep.
Pierre Carrier
Tech Lead: Backend
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While he specialized in distributed systems, Pierre is an expert on a number of other things including typography, strategy games, and keyboards (he's designed his own, the Planck). He's also the fastest talker this side of the Rhine.
Peggy Rayzis
Engineering Manager
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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!
Matt DeBergalis
FounderCTO
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Matt runs Research and Development at Apollo, so if you don't like our stuff, he's the person to blame. Before Apollo, he founded and ran ActBlue. Before that, he was a kernel hacker. He's also the pilot of his own Beechcraft Baron.
Robert Fenstermacher
Product Marketing
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Robert built his career telling stories about products at Twilio, InVision, and Aruba Networks. You can often find Robert wandering the streets searching for the next great cup of coffee or wandering hiking trails to reclaim his sanity.

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, Co-Founder

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