Our team

We're a small, close-knit group of 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 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.

We build:

Of all our accomplishments at MDG, 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

Our team

Jesse Rosenberger
Core Developer
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.
Michael Watson
Customer Success Engineer
"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.
Joseph Glanville
Cloud Systems Engineer
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.
Hugh Wilson
Core Developer
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.
Geoff Schmidt
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”.
Klaire Tan
Core Developer
On a gap year from Yale, Klaire’s built several highly requested features for our commercial products Engine and Galaxy. She’s also the reason we now have kettle corn in the office and is the proud owner of an assortment of Daisy gear.
Prosper Otemuyiwa
Developer Advocate
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!
Peggy Rayzis
Core Developer
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!
Tim Hingston
Tech Lead : Frontend
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.
Matt DeBergalis
FounderVP R&D
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.
Sam Freiberg
Site Reliability Engineer
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.
Jake Dawkins
Apollo Architect
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.
Pierre Carrier
Tech Lead : Backend
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.
Evans Hauser
Core Developer
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!
Andrew Moehrke
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.
Sashko Stubailo
Engineering Manager
In addition to being an engineering manager, tech lead, and Meteor Forum champion, Sashko is also the office’s resident DJ, tennis ball collector, board game master, and in the minority of snowboarders (the rest of us know skiing is better).
Danielle Man
Engineering Manager
“Chief Monkey Herder 🐵”. Danielle built most of this website, and didn't want to write a bio for herself.
Nick Martin
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.
Nicole Seo
Product Experience Manager
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.
Adam Zionts
Core Developer
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!
Chris Shaw
Head of People Operations
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.
Marie Bowles
Executive Assistant
An East Coast native and part of the “not West Coast” contingent, Marie represents the northern of the two Carolinas at MDG. She’s the assistant to the CEO, VP of R&D, and CTO and a Jill of all trades on the People Ops team!
Ariel Skye Levy
Ariel is studying computer science at MIT. She’s worked at Rent the Runway and the MIT Media Lab. Originally from New York City, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, photography, hiking, drinking boba, and obsessing over Game of Thrones.
Lujing Cai
Lujing has lived everywhere from SoCal to Toronto to Nanjing to Sugar Land, Texas (we couldn't fit the rest)! A security enthusiast, he organized his high school's first CTF. He also firmly believes in the motto: "Food is life".
Martin Schneider
It's been scientifically proven that Martin's spirit animal is a dog and that he gives the best head scratches. When not programming, he's either reading, playing foosball, learning about learning, or actually still programming. He joins us from MIT.
Chief Popcorn Eater
James Baxley
Tech Lead : OSS
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.
David Glasser
Tech Lead : Backend
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.
Alisha Ehrlich
Talent/People Ops Specialist
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!
Martijn Walraven
Technical Product Manager
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.
Jess Marina
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.
Mark Trang
VP Business Development
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.
Maya Koneval
Maya is a computer science student from the East Coast working on the Engine frontend. She's into physical and mental wellness and you can usually find her at the yoga studio or en pointe.
Ben Newman
Tech Lead : OSS
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.
Clarence Ngoh
A CMU student from icy Pittsburgh and a native of sunny Singapore, Clarence has finally found a nice middle ground in SF. He snowboards, surfboards, and skateboards; in his free time, he wonders what other boards he can try.
Justin Anastos
Core Developer
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!.
Catrina Zhang
Catrina is an experienced senior finance executive with proven record of delivering stellar results for both fortune 500 and start-up companies. She held leadership roles with Amazon.com and Jawbone before joining MDG as our CFO. She enjoys traveling, hiking and gourmet food in her spare time.
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!

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