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.
Dwell in possibility.
Kristen handles our communications. You can usually find her preparing email newsletters (so sign up!) or helping 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 writing, hiking, painting, trips to the library and OKC adventures with her husband, Jacob, and their four-pawed buddies, Ranger and Littleman.
The colors of your life depend on what you are willing to add to your palette.
As Office Wrangler Patti handles all our office needs. When not taking care of the office, Patti can be found at home with her husband Mark and their schnauzer Chloe. An adventurer at heart, Patti loves to travel to places she's never seen, do things she's never done. She loves to cook, garden and feed Mother Nature's children. Her favorite place is sitting on her back porch, drinking a cup of excellent coffee, looking over the fields during the day and watching the stars at night.
Live life to the fullest.
As the Communications Wrangler, Sarah handles social media and all the cool iThemes swag. You can also find her helping Kristen with blog posts and emails. When not at work, Sarah can be found at home with her husband Mike, and two boys, Devin and Braden, and their dogs Bailey and Riley. She enjoys long family walks with her puppies, playing video games, trips to the zoo with her children and watching her son play soccer. Sarah is originally from Texas and loves watching football games (Go Longhorns!)
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.
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.
Call me Robin.
Lew has been a Server Administrator and PHP developer for over a decade. In May of 2013, he joined the iThemes team as a plugin developer and loves it. He lives on a small farm in a small town in Georgia with his Wife, three kids, and a growing number of animals (24 and counting). Apart from coding, he enjoys hanging out with his family, eating delicious foods, tending to his farm, and listening to podcasts. He dislikes illogical arguments, laugh tracks, and corporatocracies.
Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
Ty has been building websites and interfaces for over a decade. Outside of work, he attempts to be a musician, enjoys building things out of wood, and is always longing to be in the mountains. He currently lives with his wife, Lauren, in Oklahoma City, OK – where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain, and the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet, when the wind comes right behind the rain.
System Administrator / Developer
The difficult we do right away; the impossible takes slightly longer.
Jordan joined iThemes in 2011 to keep the servers running. Since then, he's built BackupBuddy Stash, iThemes Sync, and a multitude of internal projects. He enjoys writing code and hacking away at Linux. When he's not busy with work, he likes to travel to weird places, dabble in amateur radio and play with his German Shepard, Rosco.
Aaron has over fifteen years of web development experience. He has been a regular contributor to WordPress for the last eight years, and even co-lead the WordPress 3.6 release. He’s committed to writing quality code that is both fast and scalable, and has a knack for translating ideas and goals into functional sites. Aaron has worked with clients ranging from small local businesses to Google, Yahoo, Disney, and Harvard. He’s been called both a coffee snob and a beer snob, but considers both to be compliments. When not buried in code, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, attending or hosting beer tastings, and reading sci-fi/fantasy books.
Blessed Beyond Measure
Gary has almost 20 years of web development experience, and he is currently a programmer on our Sync development team. He has coded in so many programming languages that he can't remember them all, but PHP is definitely his all-time favorite. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family in the mountains and on the beaches of North Carolina.
The Truth is Out There
Susan does a variety of front-end stuff with a little bit of training sprinkled in on the side. In her free time, she enjoys maintaining an intimidating bowling average of 115, video games, reading, and hanging out with her cats, Conan and Tyrion. She also likes searching for new potential members of her taxidermied animals in top hats collection.
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.
Timothy Jacobs is a WordPress developer at iThemes where he works on the eCommerce plugin, iThemes Exchange. Timothy has been using and working with WordPress since 2009. He lives in New York City, but Germany is his home away from home. The Ninth Doctor is his favorite and he’s eagerly awaiting a Torchwood reboot.
Lindsey champions our Education Program. 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.
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.
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.
When it comes to website development, security was my major and design was minor.
Thomas has been developing sites with WordPress since 2010. He graduated from college with several degrees and a technical certificate, two being in technology, one in business, and one in accounting. He believes that when it comes to web development, experience has been his best teacher. When not providing support for BackupBuddy for iThemes, Thomas tries to make sure he keeps his mind moving by solving Rubix cubes one-handed. When he wants to just clear his mind, he goes for a drive in his old Ford Roush Mustang GT.
Michael helps out with support for iThemes Sync and iThemes Security. The two most important things to Michael is his girlfriend and their daughter Kennedy. Being a dad has become his passion and purpose. Michael loves the web and is excited to see what it allows users to do in the future. In his free time, he loves watching sports and playing Destiny.
Work hard at work worth doing.
Passionate about gathering people around ideas and causes that matter, McKalyn oversees our nonprofit organization, The Div. She's a self proclaimed queso connoisseur who harbors a particular fondness for classic cocktails and kitchen dance parties. When she's not at the office or organizing kids camps, you can find her attempting to master the perfect sugar cookie, restoring a vintage RV to its former glory and trying to turn her brown thumb green.
Do not fear the code.
Benjamin is our Professor at iThemes Training 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.
Helping WordPress freelancers advance.
Nathan specializes in building easy-to-use web sites that help small businesses, professional firms, and nonprofit organizations look great on the web. He is a regular instructor at iThemes Training where he teaches WordPress, Web Design, and Freelance Business Development via live webinar. He also works with web developers individually and in groups to help them become more successful in their freelance businesses.
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