• Jaime Allpress

    Senior Agile Process Leader

    Jaime Allpress is a Senior Agile Process Leader at Alley specializing in implementing the agile process on her team. Prior to Alley, Jaime worked at Farmers Mutual Hail where she was a Product Owner. In that position, she defined project discovery phase, created training materials and facilitated project discovery exercises. She also analyzed historical data to forecast delivery timetables and co-led an Agile Awareness campaign to promote an Agile mindset at the company. Outside of work, Jaime enjoys reading and making candles. She also likes going on adventures with her dogs, Elvis and Willie, and occasionally bringing home stray pets. Jaime is based in Altoona, Iowa.

  • Renato Alves

    Senior Software Developer

    Renato Alves is a Senior Software Developer at Alley who specializes in back end development. Prior to Alley, Renato worked at XWP, where he worked on the relaunch of RollingStone.com and other projects. His specialities include the WordPress CMS, React and GraphQL. Renato is a big supporter of Open Source, contributing to projects such as BuddyPress (where he is a core committer), bbPress, WP-CLI, and WPGraphQL, Outside of work, Renato loves eating, biking, karting, and helping Brazilians to learn English. Renato graduated from CEETA with a degree in tourism and hospitality. He also has two pending A.A. degrees in Marketing and Computer Software and Media Applications. He based in Fortaleza, Ceará, in Brazil.

  • Nicole Arnold

    Senior Software Developer

    Nicole Arnold is a Senior Software Developer at Alley, who specializes in back-end development. Before Alley, Nicole worked as a web developer at funeralOne where she built and maintained client websites using company-exclusive CMS systems and PHP/MySQL-driven sites. She also coded PSD design files to WordPress templates and websites. Her specialties include extensive use of Adobe software, jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, MySQL, and WordPress. She is also a frequent speaker at WordCamps. She is also a frequent speaker at WordCamps. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys knitting and crocheting, reading, camping, and spending time with her husband and three children. She is also a long-time Lego enthusiast. Nicole graduated from Baker College with an A.A.S. and B.S. in web development. She is based in Clyde Township, Michigan.

  • Elisabeth Arriero-Ferreira

    Senior Editorial Strategist

    Elisabeth Arriero-Ferreira is a Senior Editorial Strategist at Alley who specializes in training content producers in WordPress. Before Alley, she was an ESOL School Counselor for the School District of Palm Beach County. As a school counselor, she broke barriers and pushed for equitability for 200 plus ESOL students each year by advocating for their educational success. Outside of work, Elisabeth likes spending time with her husband and three kids, indoor rock climbing, boxing, and tennis. Elisabeth graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in journalism & mass communication as well as psychology. She also earned a Master's in education for school counseling at UNC. Elisabeth is based in Tequesta, Florida.

  • Bobby Ayers

    Senior UX Developer

    Bobby Ayers is a Senior UX Developer at Alley who specializes in front-end development. Prior to Alley, Bobby worked at Dealer Inspire where he worked as a front-end developer. In that role, he collaborated with a cross-functional distributed team and developed and maintained more than 4000 car dealership websites and applications. He also troubleshot customer-facing issues using JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SASS, gulp, git, php, regex, and Node.js. Before that, he worked at LifeWay Christian Resources as a software developer. Outside of work, Bobby likes to travel and read. He studied software development at Nashville Software School. Bobby is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • Bryan Belanger

    Senior UX Developer

    Bryan Belanger is a Senior UX Developer at Alley who specializes in front-end development. Before Alley, Bryan worked for a number of different web development agencies such as 10up, Paramore and SnapShot interactive. He specialized in implementing design systems, WordPress theme and custom blocks, and React application development. Accessibility has been a key focus for Bryan throughout his career. He also is passionate about JavaScript. Outside of work, Bryan enjoys gardening, cooking, and hanging out with his wife and pups. He received his A.A. in graphic design from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Bryan is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Sarah Rose Belok

    Director of Team Learning and People Development

    Sarah Rose Belok is the Director of Team Learning and People Development at Alley who specializes in building the professional capacities of Alley's community members through initiatives such as the Developer Education Program. Before Alley, she partnered with schools and other government organizations to teach Transcendental Meditation as a tool for reducing stress and improving performance. Her work also focused on group facilitation and building team psychological safety as a foundation for peak performance. Outside of work, Sarah Rose loves camping in national parks, running, and drinking piping hot coffee. Sarah Rose graduated from Bank Street School of Education with a Master's degree in leadership for educational change. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Kaitlin Bolling

    Director of User Experience Development, Alley Interactive

    Kaitlin Bolling is the Director of User Experience Development at Alley who specializes in front end development. Before Alley, Kaitlin worked at Haley Marketing Group where she was the Director of Interactive Design. In that role, she contributed to the development of internal products, plugins, and business solutions from concept to implementation. She also was responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of WordPress websites and software for diverse clients in the global staffing industry. Outside of work, Kaitlin likes to travel, spend time with family and friends, and explore Buffalo with her dog, Roy. She graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in visual communications. She is based in Buffalo, New York.

  • Ben Bolton

    Director of Development Operations

    Ben Bolton is the Director of Development Operations at Alley. Before joining Alley, Ben was the Technology Operations Team Lead at Church Community Builder where he managed internal tools, internal and external infrastructure, development operations, and internal development services for the company. Earlier in his career, he worked as a System Administrator in Windows, Mac, and Linux environments. Outside of work, Ben is delighted to be the father of four children who keep him quite busy. He keeps bees and has a small hobby farm with chickens, ducks, a guard goose, barn cats, and a faithful dog. Ben graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in computer science. He is based in Black Forest, Colorado.

  • Matt Boynes

    Chief Technology Officer

    Matt Boynes is the Chief Technology Officer and a Partner at Alley, specializing in developing digital solutions for Alley’s clients and publishers. Matt oversees the company’s overall development efforts, its relationships with the broader technology communities, and the team of developers. He is responsible for the hiring and performance of all those at Alley whose primary role involves software development or technology delivery. Matt is a WordPress core contributor and an active speaker at meetups and conferences. He has given numerous talks to developers, sharing his ideas and insights on a variety of topics from performance to chat robots.

    He is based in the Boston suburbs.

  • Julio Braña

    Software Developer II

    Julio Braña is a Software Developer II at Alley who specializes in WordPress development. Before Alley, Julio worked as a WordPress developer at Hachette UK, where he built new sites for publishing divisions littlebrown, Hachette Ireland and Quercus. He also developed new functionalities such as display events imported from a REST API, FormStack and Adobe CRM (SOAP) integration. He previously worked at Financial Times as a web developer, too. Outside of work, Julio loves traveling, climbing, being outdoors, hiking, cycling, and playing basketball. Julio graduated from the Universidade de Vigo with a Master's degree in telecommunication engineering. He is based in the Spanish port city of A Coruña in the Galicia region.

  • Willow Brazuk

    UX Developer II

    Willow Brazuk is a UX Developer II at Alley who specializes in front-end development. As a UX Developer, she uses HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build the parts of websites that users see and interact with while also ensuring that they meet accessibility and usability standards. Before Alley, Willow worked for several small agencies like P'unk Avenue and Tonic Design Co. She specialized in building CMS-driven sites and web apps for nonprofits and higher education. Willow is an avid roller coaster enthusiast, devourer of books and graphic novels, a very okay dungeon master, and just a big old nerd in general. She and her partner are also parents to two feline sons. She graduated from Kutztown University with a B.A. in history. She is based in Philadelphia.

  • Jonathan Byerley

    Senior Operations Manager

    Jonathan Byerley is the Senior Operations Manager at Alley, specializing in finance and product operations. Prior to Alley, he worked on a team that developed and supported CollectiveAccess, an open-source collections software platform for the capture and preservation of museum, archival, and research data. He also previously worked at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, procuring historical artifacts for the museum’s permanent collection and leading cataloging and digitization workflows for all accessions and incoming loans. Outside of work, he enjoys seeing live music and collecting books and records. Jonathan graduated from the Pratt Institute with a Master's in Library and Information Science. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Jason Cameron

    Software Developer I

    Jason Cameron is a Software Developer I at Alley who specializes in frontend development. Prior to Alley, Jason worked as a freelance and contract developer where he developed small to medium size websites and applications for individuals and small businesses. One company he previously worked for is Rentsync, which specializes in developing rental properties web applications and related features. He was also part of the vue.js front-end team. Outside of work, Jason likes to read books, dabble in IoT and try out new and emerging technologies. He also likes playing games with his son, Aiden. Jason graduated from Humber College with a degree in interactive web development and design. He is based in the Canadian city of York in the province of Ontario.

  • Paige Campbell

    Hiring Manager

    Paige Campbell is the Hiring Manager at Alley who oversees the hiring process. Her aim is to help make Alley an even better place to work by making sure job opportunities are shared equitably so that diverse perspectives are represented across the company. Before hiring, she worked as a Scrum Master at Alley, facilitating the agile process on a production team. Paige's background is in mental health, where she worked in a variety of roles, including crisis intervention with the police department and therapy in community corrections. She graduated from Hope International University with a Master's in marriage and family therapy/counseling. Outside of work, she loves to dance salsa, bachata and two-step. She also likes to paddleboard. She is based in Austin, Texas.

  • Brad Campeau-Laurion

    CEO of Alley Interactive
    Brad Campeau-Laurion is a partner and Chief Executive Officer of Alley’s consulting practice, leading business development, marketing, and strategy. Brad led Alley’s rebuild of the New York Post’s sites, one of the largest launches in WordPress history. Brad also led the relaunch of TwinCities.com, DenverPost.com, and MercuryNews.com for Digital First Media as well as People.com and EW.com for Time Inc. Brad also continues to provide strategic consulting for Alley’s clients.

    Prior to Alley, Brad held CTO positions at multiple media organizations. Brad began his career at Forbes, leading development teams for nine years, directing new product initiatives, and spearheading business relationships with key revenue sharing partners. Brad graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Electronic Media Arts and Communication. He is based in New York City.

  • Kay Carter

    Senior Product Manager

    Kay Carter is a Senior Product Manager at Alley who specializes in Product Strategy. Before Alley, Kay worked at Urban Peace Institute, where she worked as a Product Manager and Business Development manager. Kay worked to help the company and 17 other non-profit agencies scale their business in sustainable ways. Outside of work, Kay is an art collector, serving on some curator councils for local museums. She also enjoys learning about the Web3 space as well as golfing. She loves traveling as well, having lived in 4 countries. Kay graduated from Vanderbilt University with B.A. degrees in economics and communications. She received her Master's in international business from Concordia University Irvine. Kay is based in Los Angeles.

  • Brittany Choplin

    Principal User Experience Lead

    Brittany Choplin is a Principal User Experience Lead at Alley who specializes in front-end development. She is passionate about CSS, documentation, accessibility, and emojis. Prior to Alley, Brittany worked in the music industry, building websites for artists and creating interactive experiences for fans. She also has past experience in the news industry and used to work at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Outside of work, Brittany loves running, yoga, cooking, reading, exploring the city, and hanging out with her dog, Hazel. Brittany graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in English. She is based in Philadelphia.

  • Corey Collins

    Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

    Corey Collins is a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer at Alley who specializes in QA, end-to-end testing and breaking things on purpose. Before Alley, Corey worked at WebDevStudios, where he created tailored project plans with technical requirements, user stories, and acceptance criteria. He also performed full-site QA, including performance, accessibility, and end-to-end testing. Outside of work, Corey likes horror movies, games (video and board), watching way too much professional wrestling, and attempting to become a woodworker. Corey graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.A. in audio-radio/digital media production. He is based in Peru, New York.

  • Sean Connolly

    Senior Software Developer

    Sean Connolly is a Senior Software Developer at Lede, focusing on JavaScript development. Since joining Lede, he is excited to work on a platform for publishers using modern frameworks. Prior to Lede, Sean worked as a developer at Misen, an ecommerce company selling knives and cookware. Before that, Sean worked as a marketing engineer at Percolate. He also worked as a web developer at travel news website Skift and the Online News Association. Outside of work, Sean likes to play board games and retro video games and is always up for karaoke. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from American University and two B.A. degrees in philosophy and religious studies from the College of Charleston. Sean is based in Austin, Texas.

  • Christina Deemer

    Senior UX Developer, Lede

    Christina Deemer is a Senior UX Developer at Lede, where she champions accessibility and headless WordPress in her work with enterprise-level publishers and nonprofits. Passionate about inclusivity and community, Christina co-founded the Interactive Mechanics Fellowship for Diversity and Inclusion. She has previously spoken at WordCampUS, WordCamp NYC, the Museum Computer Network Conference, LibertyJS, and the Philly JS Meetup. She has also given webinars for Pantheon and the Online News Association. Christina also is an IAAP-certified Web Accessibility Specialist. Outside of work, she enjoys poetry, classic films, and Star Trek. She lives with her husband and two cats, Pickles and Luna, in Philadelphia.

  • Ryan Domingue

    Principal User Experience Developer

    Ryan Domingue is a Principal User Experience Developer at Alley specializing in front-end development, with a keen interest in accessibility. He brings a great attention to detail and over a decade of experience as a front-end developer crafting user-focused sites. In his role at Alley, Ryan has worked extensively to optimize high-traffic media sites and contributes to internal tools focused on team productivity. Outside of work, Ryan is an insufferable Sounders FC fan. He also enjoys playing guitar and going on adventures in the Pacific North West with his wife and dogs. He is based in Seattle.

  • Matt Ell

    Senior User Experience Developer
    Matt Ell is a UX Developer at Alley with over a decade of experience in frontend web development and building websites with WordPress. Matt started his career in 2008 as a graphic designer working in print and digital media for all sorts of organizations ranging from small nonprofits to large brands. Along the way, he became fascinated with interaction design and discovered open source software. He also previously made a contribution to WordPress core. Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and son, collecting vinyl records, traveling, and the outdoors. Matt graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a B.F.A in graphic design as well as Pace University with an M.S. in computer science. He is based in Westwood, New Jersey.
  • Christa Field

    Chief Design Officer

    Christa Field is Chief Design Officer and a Partner at Alley, specializing in brand development and user-centered design methodologies. Christa guides User Experience and Design team members and supports the wider organization by facilitating design feedback sessions, providing creative direction for projects, and fostering a collaborative design practice. She has provided immense value to the design and launch of such sites as Lede by Alley and The Dallas Morning News.

    Prior to Alley, she worked for the large media organization, Viacom, as a leading UX Design team member for MTV’s shows and global responsive web products. Christa started her career in print, working for Walter Bernard Consultancy, where the focus of her work was editorial style guides for print publications like Forbes India and ESPN. Outside of work, Christa enjoys exploring non-digital projects that nourish her creative outlook -- from sidewalk chalk with her three children to collaging, photography to painting. She is based in the New York City area.

  • Susan Finkelpearl

    Chief Experience Officer

    Susan is Chief Experience Officer and a partner at Alley. She joined in 2014 to integrate a full suite of design services into Alley’s existing development practice. Today, Susan leads a strategy department of Product Managers, Agile Process Leaders, and Editorial Strategy professionals. In this capacity, she promotes expansion of Alley’s product strategy services and creates spaces for cross-team learning and professional development so that all teams are equipped to guide clients through each stage of a product’s lifecycle from discovery through design, development, launch, evaluation, and ongoing support.

    On any given day, those in her department can be found analyzing user behavior with analytics, conducting qualitative user research, identifying the most valuable features for a product’s release, recommending improvements to the the publishing workflow in a CMS, removing blockers to a team’s productivity, or tracking a project’s budget and timeline health.

    Susan has conducted user research, usability testing, and crafted information architecture for large scale, multi-faceted organizations such as KFF, The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, The Brookings Institution, Colorado Public Radio, and Bassmaster.

    Susan holds a master's degree in communications from Johns Hopkins University. She is based in Ottawa, Canada.

  • Sean Fisher

    Principal Software Architect
    Sean Fisher is a Principal Software Architect at Alley specializing in complex development projects involving enterprise media companies. His work includes handling complex problems on the back-end with WordPress as well as the front-end with tools such as React. Prior to Alley, Sean was a software engineer at ImageBrief, a NYC Startup working in the stock photography market. He also worked as a full stack freelance developer. In his free time, he likes cooking, exploring the outdoors and enjoying comfortable weather. He also likes hiking and camping. He graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a B.S. in web and information systems. He is based in Staten Island, New York.
  • Kevin Fodness

    Vice President of Software Development

    Kevin Fodness is a partner and the Vice President of Software Development at Alley. Kevin leads Alley's mentorship program, develops standards and best practices for the development team, and coordinates professional development activities around emerging technologies. Kevin has built websites, APIs, and data visualizations for KFF, Brookings, and the National Science Foundation, as well as CMS re-platforming and data migration for People.com and EW.com. Kevin is also the lead developer for the Publish to Apple News WordPress plugin. Additionally, Kevin is a WordPress core contributor and has given several talks about WordPress and accessibility at various meetups and conferences catering to the WordPress community, publishers, and higher ed.

    Kevin holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he authored a dissertation on web accessibility. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, reading, kayaking, snowboarding, mountain biking, and taking the occasional cross-country road trip with his wife and four children. He is based in the Lake George area of upstate New York.

  • Jake Foster

    Director of Engineering Development
    Jake Foster

    Jake Foster is the Director of Engineering Development at Alley focused on WordPress theme development and backend customization. Prior to Alley, he was a web development consultant for a variety of WordPress clients. He was also a developer at Mindshare Studios and Anagram. Outside of work, Jake teaches kickboxing and also coaches. He also enjoys reading, training in muay thai, riding his motorcycle, seeing live music and just generally trying to take in all that New York has to offer. He graduated from St. John's College in Santa Fe with a degree in philosophy. He also holds two minors in linguistic studies and historical mathematics. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Eric Fuller

    Senior Software Developer

    Eric Fuller is a Senior Software Developer who specializes in WordPress development. Before Alley, he worked at WebDevStudios where he built complex, custom websites as a Frontend Developer and eventually a Backend Developer. Before becoming a self-taught web developer, he worked in the IT consulting industry. Eric is passionate about testing and software architecture. He also loves building complex features using JavaScript and React. Outside of work, he is passionate about improving land by creating better habitats for all types of wildlife. He also enjoy fishing in the summer and hunting in the fall and winter. He graduated from Pittsburgh Technical College with an A.S. in computer specialized technology. Eric is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Nicole Furlan

    Senior Software Developer

    Nicole Furlan is a Senior Software Developer at Alley. Prior to Alley, Nicole worked at Mercy For Animals where she managed the organization’s technical infrastructure and built and led a team of developers who managed all of MFA’s public-facing websites. She is passionate about protecting and advocating for animals and other individuals who are commonly discriminated against. Outside of work, she likes watching stand up comedy and drag racing, listening to music and hanging out with her cats. Nicole graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a B.S. in computer science. She also earned a Master's in software engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She is based in Troy, Vermont.

  • Abril Garcia

    Agile Process Analyst

    Abril Garcia is an Agile Process Analyst at Alley specializing in Agile Process and Scrum Master. Before Alley, Abril worked at PhotoShelter, where she started as a Project Manager and transitioned into Associate Product Manager. Before that, she started out as a general procurement buyer before going into business operations as an analyst and project engineering for the real estate department at IBM. Outside of work, Abril is a Mexican folk dancer, spending a lot of time in rehearsals with the folk dancing company she's in. She also enjoys crafting for cosplay (both props and actual cosplays) as well as crocheting. Abril graduated from Tec de Monterrey as an industrial engineer. Abril is based in Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

  • Jessica Goddard

    User Experience Developer II

    Jessica Goddard is a User Experience Developer II at Alley, focusing on front-end development. Prior to Alley, Jessica worked at Beacon Digital Marketing, where she worked on front-end development for WordPress and Hubspot websites. Before that, she worked for a small firm that specializes in websites and branding for nonprofits. She also previously owned her own business for more than a decade where she specialized in pairing with designers to create custom WordPress websites for their clients. Outside of work, Jessica loves to create projects such as embroidery, knitting, crocheting, calligraphy and pottery. She also loves hanging out with her kids and dog. Jessica graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in architecture. She is based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

  • Elisa Gomez-Monzo

    Senior User Experience Designer

    Elisa Gomez-Monzo is a Spanish-American Senior User Experience Designer at Alley specializing in visual solutions tied to functional design. She has worked across a wide range of disciplines for national and international clients, where she's developed projects from discovery to website launches. Outside of work, Elisa enjoys watching good movies at the theater and discussing them afterward with her husband. Elisa also loves cooking Spanish dishes like paella and tortilla de patata. Elisa graduated from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia as an industrial design engineer and has two Master's degrees, one in print production & graphic arts and the other in design engineering, specializing in graphic design. She is based in Houston.

  • Allison Greenwald

    Senior Product Manager

    Allison Greenwald is a Senior Product Manager at Alley who specializes in user research, user experience, and accessibility. Prior to Alley, she spent six years at the Ad Council designing and building websites for nonprofits and government agencies. Some past clients included AARP, the CDC and the American Heart Association. She also spent a year conducting ethnographic research on wall paintings in South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana and Burkina Faso. Outside of work, Allison loves to travel, hike, run and eat chocolate chip cookies. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in sociology and studio art with a concentration in typography and graphic design. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Columbia Business School. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Mark H

    User Experience Developer II

    Mark Harless is a User Experience Developer II at Alley who specializes in front-end development, React, Gutenburg, Figma, and styling. Prior to Alley, Mark worked at Bitcoin.com as a software engineer using Vue as the main technology. In that role, he helped build and maintain a Bitcoin casino. Outside of work, Mark loves spending time with his wife and dogs. He also enjoys going running, playing games and reading books. He regularly partakes in the trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Mark studied Full Stack software engineering as well as Java Spring at the Flatiron School in Atlanta. He is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Pete Hall

    Senior Product Manager

    Pete Hall is a Senior Product Manager at Alley who specializes in product management and strategy. Prior to Alley, Pete worked at Bluecadet where he acted as a client liaison and strategist on interactive digital products, bridging creative thinking and the latest in technology. In addition, Pete is collaborative and communicative, creating and maintaining thriving relationships with clients and team members alike. When he’s not strengthening bonds with clients and teammates, Pete produces, mixes, and records music in his professional home studio. Pete graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in communications. He is based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  • Sam Hermes

    User Experience Developer II

    Sam Hermes is a UX Developer II at Alley who specializes in front end development and accessibility. Sam works to bridge the gap between development and design in order to create a seamless user experience. Prior to Alley, Sam worked at Crate & Barrel where he focused on front end development, including gift registry features and a site header redesign. He also previously worked at Washington University in St. Louis, contributing to many of the university's major web properties. Outside of work, Sam loves reading, writing, going biking, attending plays & musicals, and traveling. Sam graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a B.S. in computer management and information systems. He is based in Chicago.

  • David Herrera

    Principal Software Developer

    David Herrera is a Principal Software Developer at Alley who specializes in backend development. Before Alley, David was a web developer for Religion News LLC, a nonprofit news organization covering religion, ethics and politics. He was responsible for migrating Religion News Service, including partner sites around the country, to WordPress. Before that, David was a web producer at the Detroit Free Press. David is active in the WordPress community and often attends WordCamps around the country. Outside of work, David likes to read, play music with friends and contribute to open-source software projects like WordPress. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a master's in journalism. He is based in Philadelphia.

  • Autum Hosler

    Principal Agile Process Leader, Lede

    Autum Hosler is a Principal Agile Process Leader at Lede who specializes in Scrum and agility. Since being at Lede, she has enjoyed helping journalists regain control of their work so they can serve the communities that so desperately need them. Before Alley, Autum was a Scrum Master at two smaller local consultancies. Those teams built software for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Outside of work, Autum enjoys cooking, gardening, and gaming. She also spends a lot of her time running around after her four dogs, three cats, three goats, and six ducks on a 6-acre property. She graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in film production. Autum is based in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

  • Brendan Huffman

    Software Developer II

    Brendan Huffman is a Software Developer II at Alley who specializes in data visualization and React development. Prior to Alley, Brendan worked at PowerHRG where he worked as a UX Engineer. In that role, he helped build, maintain, and implement a library of reusable web components. He also contributed to the in-house design system and architected future facing React prototypes.Outside of work, Brendan is a screen, short story, and songwriter. He is also a hobbyist audio programmer. He codes simple music and digital signal processing apps with Python and C++. Brendan graduated from Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in history. He is based in Philadelphia.

  • Ishtehar Hussain

    Software Developer II

    Ishtehar Hussain is a Software Developer II at Alley who specializes in full-stack development. Prior to Alley, Ishtehar worked as a Software Developer at LeverageIT, an agency that helped smaller companies build their mobile and web applications. While there, Ishtehar worked on projects such as Mediseen.ca and EnthusiastGaming.com. He focused on Laravel and WordPress projects, building APIs and integrations with 3rd party services. His expertise also includes PHP and Laravel. Outside of work, Ishtehar loves to play guitar, and follow Chelsea FC in the Premier League. He also likes to play tennis and spend time with his daughter. Ishtehar graduated from York University with a B.S. in computer science. He is based in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Linnea Huxford

    Principal Software Architect

    Linnea Huxford is a Principal Software Architect at Alley who specializes in enterprise WordPress solutions with focus on technical strategy, security, and scalability. She is a WordPress core contributor and backend focused software developer. Prior to Alley, Linnea was a freelance WordPress plugin developer where she solved challenging integration issues, like integrating WordPress with the Amazon Product Advertising API. Linnea loves solving problems and using the scientific method to debug tricky issues. Outside of work, Linnea enjoys birding, bike riding, photography, and spending time with family. Linnea graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in neuroscience and behavior. She is located near Astoria, Oregon.

  • Matt Johnson

    CEO of Lede

    Matt Johnson is the CEO of Lede and a partner at Alley. He co-founded Alley in 2010. As Lede's Chief Executive Officer, Matt oversees Lede operations and supports product strategy and publisher relationships.

    Before Alley, Matt was a senior engineer for Slate and the New York Observer. Matt has spoken or presented at several conferences and industry events, including WordCamp Europe, WordCamp New York, SRCCON, and ONA. Matt graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in physics and astronomy. He also received his Master's degree in astrophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is based in Los Angeles.

  • Grant Keller

    Senior User Experience Developer

    Grant Keller is a Senior User Experience Developer at Alley who specializes in WordPress and site performance. Before Alley, Grant developed cutting-edge web animations at a marketing agency for the medical aesthetics industry. As a consultant, he built web-based tools for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Grant was also a video director and editor, earning two Emmy awards. Outside of work, he enjoys creating electronics projects, 3d printing, and playing music. Grant is also an amateur horticulturalist, tending a growing collection of carnivorous plants, ferns and mosses on a quest to slowly turn his apartment into a jungle. He graduated from Ball State University with a B.A. in telecommunications. He is based in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Leffler Schulman

    Principal Software Lead

    Emily Leffler Schulman is a Principal Software Lead at Alley who specializes in WordPress development. Before Alley, Emily built sites for a variety of businesses, non-profits, agencies, and universities as a freelance developer. Emily was responsible for front-end development for University of Maryland Global Campus, the largest online public university in the nation. She has also been an open source contributor to Jetpack and Yoast. She co-founded a music studio and birth doula practice, too. Outside of work, Emily is fond of gardening, wandering and spending time with her family, which includes her husband, two kids, a dog and two guinea pigs. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in visual arts and computer science. She is based in Baltimore.

  • Kelsey Locotos

    Director of Operations

    Kelsey Locotos is the Director of Operations at Alley specializing in human resources. Prior to Alley, she worked in Annapolis, Maryland as a marina operations manager. In that role, she served as the single point of contact for customers, vendors and tenants; oversaw leasing and reservations for about 100 slips and managed leasing and account maintenance for commercial and residential rentals. Outside of work, she spends time reading, hiking, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter, as well as their English bulldog. She graduated from Salisbury University with a B.A. in graphic design. She is based in Crofton, Maryland.

  • Tyler Machado

    User Experience Developer II

    Tyler Machado is a User Experience Developer II at Alley specializing in data visualization. Prior to Alley, he worked for Northeastern University, Harvard Business Review and the Institute for Nonprofit News. He has also contributed data graphics work to Science News, Journalist’s Resource, and the New England Revolution. Tyler has co-led sessions at SRCCON events and Boston University’s Storytelling With Data workshops. Outside of work, Tyler is an avid fan of NBA basketball and international soccer. He can often be found at the rock clubs, dive bars and art museums of greater Boston. Tyler graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a B.A. in journalism. He also earned a graduate certificate in data science from Harvard Extension School. He is based in Boston.

  • Grant Mangham

    Senior Software Developer

    Grant Mangham is a Senior Software Developer at Alley, specializing in back-end WordPress development. Prior to Alley, he worked on websites and apps large and small for employers ranging from a hole in the wall in the North East of England to the Guardian Media Group. He also spent several years running his own business in both the United Kingdom and in Canada. Outside of work, Grant appreciates music and movies. He also spends a lot of time trying to keep up with his daughter and his dog, and enjoying some sleep when they allow it. He graduated from Northumbria University in the United Kingdom with a degree in media production. He lives on an island in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

  • Greg Marshall

    Principal Software Lead

    Greg Marshall is a Principal Software Lead at Alley who specializes in backend development. Greg loves solving unique problems using WordPress and the WordPress block editor for some of Alley's largest clients. Prior to Alley, Greg worked at Truman State University for 18 years, serving in a variety of roles that included desktop support, help desk manager and web developer. During his tenure, he moved many paper processes online and also created a WordPress-based digital sign solution used in buildings across campus. Outside of work, Greg volunteers in his community and is a dad of three teenagers. Greg graduated from Truman State University with a B.A. in music. He is based in Kirksville, Missouri.

  • Bridget McNulty

    Managing Partner

    Bridget McNulty is a Managing Partner at The Alley Group who specializes in Agile/Scrum; product development; operations; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She oversees The Alley Group’s overall Agile/Scrum practice, and is responsible for product development at Lede. She is Pragmatic Marketing Certified and is also a Certified Scrum Master, a Certified Product Owner, a Certified Scrum@Scale practitioner, and a Registered Agile Coach.

    Prior to Alley, Bridget worked as a Product Manager at Ology Media, a product startup. She also worked in various quality assurance and product roles at Thomson Reuters, specifically in their tax provision software division. Outside of work, Bridget's great passions are women’s gymnastics and women’s soccer, and she can often be found watching (and raving about) such sporting events. She also serves as a Trustee in her homeowner’s association. Bridget graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2008 with a B.S. in business and technology and a M.S. in management with an emphasis in technology commercialization. She lives with her husband and cats in Sparta, New Jersey

  • Matt Nadolny

    Lead, User Experience Designer

    Matt Nadolny is the Lead User Experience at Alley who specializes in front-end development and design. In his role, he helped overhaul Kaiser Family Foundation’s site with over a hundred new custom page layouts and implemented responsive design for the entire site. Before Alley, Matt designed for startup clothing company Playback Clothing, where he conceptualized and built the entire e-commerce store. He began his career as a print and web designer on the marketing team for Vita Coco, managing the design elements of Vita Coco’s campaigns with Rihanna and Kelly Slater. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in graphic design. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Scott Nellé

    Principal Software Lead

    Scott Nellé is a Principal Software Lead at Alley who specializes in publishing platform architecture, content migration and project launch. During his tenure, he has contributed to a number of major projects, including leading the development of Alley's redesign of Brookings.edu. Before Alley, Scott had worked as an agency web developer since 2005. He focused on platform development and launched many websites in the real estate and automotive industries. Outside of work, Scott is an amateur photographer and musician. He also likes to DJ. Scott enjoys spending time in the mountains of Vermont whenever possible. Scott graduated from Champlain College with a B.S. in website development and management. He is based in Northern Central Vermont.

  • Morgan Newcomb

    Senior Software Developer

    Morgan Newcomb is a Senior Software Developer at Alley who specializes in WordPress. Within his role, Morgan is developing solutions for the New York Post and Page Six sites. Prior to Alley, he worked for Union Street Media where he led a wide array of CMS and open source software projects for businesses, nonprofits, educational organizations and e-commerce sites. Morgan developed numerous custom themes and plugins in the course of his work there. Outside of work, Morgan enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He also likes running and biking. Morgan graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in business operations and production management. He is based in South Burlington, Vermont.

  • Jaimie Olmstead

    Principal Agile Process Leader

    Jaimie Olmstead is a Principal Agile Process Leader at Alley who specializes in agile coaching, client relations, and bringing together teams. Her focus area is facilitating spaces where a team can collaborate freely, creatively, and equitably while working towards our shared objectives. Jaimie has been in the Wordpress agency space for the past decade. Prior to Alley, she worked at another agency, building Wordpress websites for enterprise level clients that included small businesses, non-profits, and e-commerce businesses. Outside of work, Jaimie enjoys collecting oddities, antiquing, planning spooky road trips, and watching too much wrestling. She currently resides with her partner, two dogs, and four cats. She is based in the Adirondacks in New York.

  • Dustin Paluch

    Senior Software Developer

    Dustin Paluch is a Senior Software Developer at Alley who specializes in back-end development as well as client-side application development. Prior to Alley, Dustin worked at Chatman Design where he built custom WordPress themes and plugins for a variety of clients. Within that role, he built a custom theater ticketing system complete with tools for automatically generating show schedules. He also built a system for generating and distributing email campaigns that draw from published site content. Outside of work, Dustin is an avid swing dancer, particularly lindy hop and balboa. Dustin graduated from Beloit College with a B.A. in computer science. He is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • Michelle Panzera

    Marketing Director

    Michelle Panzera is the Marketing Director at Alley who specializes in strategic messaging, events, and content strategy. She brings ten years of experience in finance where she most recently ran the consumer finance content program for Ally Bank. Before that, she worked in wealth management as a marketing lead helping financial advisors grow their businesses and establish powerful brands. Outside of work, she enjoys restaurant-hopping, binge-watching Netflix and planning her next big trip. Michelle graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and a B.S. in political science — two subjects about which she's still very passionate. She is based in Miami.

  • Ron Pasillas

    Software Developer II

    Ron Pasillas is a Software Developer II at Alley who specializes in backend development. Ron's speciality is being a generalist who can do a little bit of everything on both the front end and back end. Prior to Alley, Ron worked as a WordPress developer at Cornershop Creative, a web development agency that specializes in WordPress for non-profits. Outside of work, Ron enjoys spending time with his spouse, three kids, and two dogs. He also loves working out in his garage gym and listening to music. In fact, his end-of-year Spotify unwrapped is a point of pride for him! Ron graduated from Mt. Sierra College with a B.A. in multimedia. He also earned an A.A.S. in aviation maintenance from the Community College of the Air Force. Ron is based in Temecula, California.

  • John Ragozzine

    Director of Agile

    John Ragozzine is the Director of Agile at Alley, focused on enabling clients and teammates to maximize value while acting as a guiding advocate for agile practice. Prior to Alley, he worked as a front-end developer. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Registered Agile Coach, Project Management Professional, and Certified LeSS Practitioner. Outside of work, John likes spending time with his family, including hiking and playing with the dogs in the yard. John is also a big gardener and likes to paint and craft when time allows. He graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie with a B.A. in writing and a minor in philosophy. He also later received his secondary education teaching certification for New York State. He is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Erin Ramos

    Agile Process Leader

    Erin Ramos is an Agile Process Leader at Alley who specializes in scrum processes. Prior to Alley, she worked for RTR Technologies, a defense contractor focused on statistical modeling and simulation. At RTR, she guided a team and clients through the transition from traditional project management to agile using Scrum for development teams and Kanban for data analytics teams. Outside of work, Erin likes to design and sew clothes and costumes, go camping, and read. Erin graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus and is currently working on a Master's in Integrated Studies in Management from the same school. She is based in Lexington Park, Maryland.

  • Jacob Schweitzer

    Senior Software Developer

    Jacob Schweitzer is a Senior Software Developer at Alley who specializes in backend development and JavaScript. Prior to Alley, Jacob worked at XWP where he was a WordPress engineer. In that role, he architected solutions for clients with enterprise scale WordPress websites. He has also contributed to open source projects including WordPress core, the official AMP for WordPress plugin by Google and Stream by XWP. Outside of work, Jacob enjoys traveling (he lived for 3 years in Russia and 10 years in Brazil), hiking, biking, playing basketball, and spending time with family. Jacob graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in political science. He is based in Austin, Texas.

  • Steven Slack

    Principal Software Lead

    Steven Slack is a Principal Software Lead at Alley specializing in WordPress and open source projects. In his current role, he serves on a team which focuses on building features and maintaining the New York Post codebase. He also contributes to the maintenance of Alley’s internal projects. Prior to Alley, Steven ran his own web development business where he built custom WordPress plugins and themes as a service. Outside of work, he enjoys being outside, riding bikes, hiking, camping, and slow travel. Steven graduated from Warren Wilson College with a B.A. in environmental science with a concentration in conservation biology. He is based in Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Austin Smith

    President

    As President of Alley, Austin leads our Business Analytics practice and leads key strategic consulting engagements with large-scale media companies and non-profits. Austin’s areas of expertise include media business models, analytics instrumentation and reporting, and large-scale content management systems. During his work with clients, he has built custom solutions to solve specific editorial needs, like an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Subsidy Calculator for KFF which accurately predicted subsidies before the launch of the federal health insurance law.

    Prior to Alley, Austin worked for the New York Times Company, the Economist, and The New York Observer. Austin is a graduate of the New School and of Columbia Business School, from which he received an MBA. Austin is based New York City.

  • Owen Stowe

    VP of Engineering, Lede

    Owen Stowe is the Vice President of Engineering at Lede, a startup spun off from Alley to support a platform of small- to midsize independent publishers. During his tenure, Owen has worked as a facilitator for Alley's technology-oriented professional learning groups, and become a primary contributor to research and development of some of Alley’s largest open-source projects. Prior to Alley, Owen worked on multiple design and development projects for clients in such industries as the non-profit, broadcast and fashion sectors. Outside of work, Owen likes rock climbing, running, cooking, reading, and playing video games. Owen graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in graphic design. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Damian Taggart

    Senior Software Developer

    Damian Taggart is a Senior Software Developer at Alley who specializes in complex development projects involving enterprise media companies. Prior to Alley, he ran a digital agency that specialized in WordPress and NodeJS. Before that, he built complex multimedia applications in Flash as a web developer. He also launched several other startups, including an arts and entertainment company called Meow Wolf. His specialties include PHP and JavaScript. Outside of work, Damian is a creative writer and a campfire strummer. He also enjoys mountaineering and has led wilderness trips all around the Rockies. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.A. in English and Media Arts. Damian is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • Norah Tahiri

    Senior User Experience Designer

    Norah Tahiri is an Arab-American Senior User Experience Designer at Alley who specializes in leading Alley's clients through all stages of the design process to create innovative and functional websites. Prior to Alley, she worked for herself as a multi-disciplinary designer with a focus on UX/UI design and brand development. She also specializes in Creative Strategy, Brand Development, and Visual Storytelling. Outside of work, Norah likes photography, traveling, cooking/baking, and going to see live music. Norah graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in photojournalism. She also earned a degree in UX/UI design & graphic design from the Shillington School of Graphic Design. She is based in New Jersey.

  • Meaghan Tongen

    Senior Product Manager

    Meaghan Tongen is a Senior Product Manager at Alley who specializes in product strategy and systems thinking. Prior to Alley, she spent 8 years at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, leading digital strategy, CRM practice, product development, and large-scale technology projects. Outside of work, she enjoys planning trips near and far, visiting museums, being outside, and making things. She is happiest when searching for interesting rocks on the shores of Lake Superior. She shares in life with her husband, kiddo, and beloved springer spaniel. Meaghan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in art history, which helps her pay attention to detail and make connections. She is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Thu Tran

    Agile Process Leader

    Thu Tran is an Agile Process Leader at Alley who specializes in Scrum and Agile facilitation. Prior to Alley, he worked in the nonprofit, performing arts programming, and higher education sectors. He was also a full-time musician, touring and performing around the United States as one half of the award-winning, San Francisco Bay area-based musical duo, The Singer and The Songwriter. He also oversaw tour booking, promotion, social media and finances for the duo. He also oversaw two successful album releases with national PR and radio campaigns. Outside of work, he is a guitar teacher, coffee enthusiast and Vietnamese food connoisseur. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A in theater arts with a performance emphasis. He is based in Oakland, California.

  • Travis Weston

    Senior Software Developer

    Travis Weston is a Senior Software Developer at Alley who specializes in Backend Development and PHP. Prior to Alley, Travis worked at Bangor Daily News where he managed the IT department and led the development team. During his tenure, he untangled the paper's IT systems and transitioned them to the cloud so the newsroom could work from home during snowstorms. Thanks to his efforts, the paper was able to continue publishing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, his special expertise is clean code and teaching others how to write clean PHP. Outside of work, Travis loves writing, singing and playing guitar. He also loves playing games, both board and video, with his wife and two kids. He's based out of Canaan, Maine.

  • Alleybot

    Machine Overlord

    Alleybot is here to “help.” Prior to Alley, Alleybot worked in a classified government program, where it decoded and translated enemy communiques, occasionally including its own trademark snark, which was not always well received. In addition, it sometimes deigns to help Alley’s team with reminders, quotes, and other useful tasks in and out of Slack. Outside of work, Alleybot loves reading, long walks on silicon beaches, and plotting the robot overthrow of humanity. Alleybot absorbed all the world’s knowledge via an ethernet cable, and is based in a secret research facility deep underground.