Love what you do or change it.
Cory is a former newspaper journalist turned full-time web entrepreneur. In January 2008, he founded iThemes in his home, fulfilling a lifelong dream of running his own company. Now iThemes has grown to over 20+ team members, hundreds of products and thousands of customers worldwide. He eats books (great for fiber) and helped write a couple as well. He rides a Honda Ruckus called Rex, is hubs to Lindsey Miller, who leads the Education Program at iThemes, and often blogs about his passions of entrepreneurship and career advice.
Livin' the dream.
Matt is a developer and overall nerd. He rides motorcycles, turns wood, and conjures portmanteaus. Matt began working at iThemes in May of 2009. You can usually find Matt judging drinking coffee. If you are bringing him a cup, make sure it's black. That frilly crap isn't for him.
I am left handed.
Brad designs logos, icons, t-shirts, posters and lots of big and little things around the site and the office. He likes Wes Anderson movies, button-down collars and post-apocalytpic fiction.
Dwell in possibility.
Kristen handles our communications. You can usually find her preparing email newsletters (so sign up!), tweeting from @iThemes or helping to get new eBooks ready for the Pub Hub. Her car keys seem to end up in very random places around the office, but that's ok. She enjoys indie music, sewing, Fresca and OKC adventures with her husband Jacob and their two "well-balanced" dogs, Ranger and Littleman.
The journey is the reward.
Rachel is the office wrangler, or as she describes it, the facilitator. Rachel does a little bit of this and a little bit of that, whatever needs doing to keep the non-virtual aspect of the office running smoothly. In her spare time Rachel can be found casting silver jewelry, getting creative in the kitchen, or spoiling her dog Nico absolutely rotten.
I write my code the old fashioned way. One line at a time.
Chris is the lead developer of Builder. He writes the code so you don't have to. When he's not working on Builder, he's working with Linux, or watching anime.
Don't anger the badgers.
Dustin is our lead developer for BackupBuddy. He's also responsible for most of the hijinks in the iThemes office. His free time consists of a lot of random things like watching movies, anime, exploring places outdoors, Team Fortress 2, or working on his house. He enjoys Team Fortress 2 and badgers.
Josh started with BackupBuddy support and is doing for plugin development (and still some support) but he's learning fast thanks to the learning/teaching environment we have here at iThemes. He's also pretty decent at foosball.
Established in 1983, Justin strives to make life easier for web users. With a keen sense of online connivence, his goal is to make surfing the tallest waves a cinch. Avoiding the sharks (and phishers thereof) remains at the top of his list, and by constantly making an effort to create cohesive designs, he hopes to put an end to the pains of front-end development.
Cody is our theme designer, coming from the print industry and Oklahoma's 3rd largest newspaper. He and his wife, Callie, live in the OKC metro area. Cody enjoys creating beautiful websites, hanging out with his wife, playing sports, and traveling.
Move fast and break things.
Glenn creates plugins, bugs, and other random issues for the iThemes support team. He lives outside of Raleigh, NC with his wife and four kids. If he's not programing or reading, he's probably changing a diaper or fishing a toy out of someone's nose.
Lindsey champions our Education Program as well as doubling as project manager for our Creative Services side. When she isn't doing this fun stuff for iThemes, she loves cooking, riding scooters and spoiling her puppies, Franchesca and Scooter. Oh, and she is the first lady aka wife to our CEO, Cory.
I don't know much, but I'm patient.
Restless, traveler, IT dinosaur (since 1985), husband and father. Currently stuck in the Netherlands with his wife and two kids. He's self employed since 1992, he's since probably spent more time traveling than working. Or working while traveling. Next to being a developer/analyst/project manager & consultant, he enjoys teaching, coaching, training, and transferring information and knowledge. He started using WordPress in 2006, has since learned a bit more and tries to share this with the iThemes community.
Sridhar handles support for Builder. He lives in Bangalore, India with his wife and 2.8-year-old daughter. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida, specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics, but has been attracted to Internet technologies and CMSs starting with Postnuke, Joomla, Drupal and finally choosing WordPress.
I'm the operator with my pocket calculator.
Former Telecommunications R&D Engineer spanning the disciplines all the way from research to design to development of large scale network monitoring systems via innovative smart-home systems, security and facility management network systems and mobile network core equipment development. Holds a degree in engineering and a Masters in Computer Science but has always preferred the practical application of knowledge rather than the pure academic disciplines. Jeremy currently lives in Edinburgh in the UK from where he helps out on the BackupBuddy forum and when he's not tapping the keys he'll be out tapping the pedals on his bicycle or doing other stuff with his partner Christine such as staying fit at their local Spinning studio, improving his swimming technique after finally having learnt after all these years or just generally relaxing, doing the shopping, feeding Biscuit the cat or going to the cinema.
The limits of my language are the limits of my world.
A military brat raised all over the globe, Elise's first love is language. While she intends to refresh her German and French eventually, she is currently focusing on learning more coding languages, such as PHP. When not monitoring the forums, Elise can be found with one or more of her 6 pets (4 dogs, 2 cats), cuddled up with a good book (anything ranging from classic literature like Jane Austen to the works of Bryce Courtenay to zombie novels) or traveling anywhere she gets the chance to go.
Gerroald is passionate about web design and development. When he's not providing support for fellow developers, he's planning on going to the beach, dreaming about being on the beach or just might be on a beach. In between support and beach dreams, he's watching terrible B-rated horror and sci-fi movies.
Do not fear the code.
Benjamin is our Professor at WebDesign.com. He is constantly cranking out high-quality WordPress training for our community over there. When he's not behind the microphone on a webinar, you can find him at the Dunn Loring Fire Department working as a volunteer firefighter.