MEET THE TEAM

First Job:
Foot Action

Every day I read:
Huffington Post

When not working I am:
Riding my bike by the beach

Favorite Emoji:

Adriana Ashroff

First Job:
Painting my parents’ basement (I got $40)

Every day I read:
Yahoo! Finance

When not working I am:
Coaching my kids baseball teams

Alex Dionysian

First Job:
Retail at an athletic club

Every day I read:
Jezebel

When not working I am:
Enjoying mountain life with my fiance and dog

Alexis Lynn

First Job:
Islands… worst uniform ever

Every day I read:
Huffington Post

When not working I am:
With my friends and family

Favorite Emoji:

Alisa Redgrift

First Job:
Nielsen TV Ratings

Every day I read:
Business News and SEM Blogs

When not working I am:
Trying to write

Favorite Emoji:

Andres Olalla

First Job:
Newspaper delivery

Every day I read:
An inspirational calendar

When not working I am:
On my motorbike or with my cat, Lily.

Favorite Emoji:

Andrew Mills

First Job:
Working in a library

Every day I read:
LA Times

When not working I am:
Shopping at the farmers market

Favorite Emoji:

Ash Patil

First Job:
Software Engineer

Every day I read:
About nature

When not working I am:
Meandering

Favorite Emoji:

Avinash Karthaveerya

First Job:
Advertising Agency

Every day I read:
Flipboard

When not working I am:
Being lazy

Favorite Emoji:

Avni Agrawal

First Job:
ABN Amro Bank

Every day I read:
My daughter's homework assignments!

When not working I am:
Eating. Sleeping. Repeating.

Bakhtavar Mistry

First Job:
AIESEC - Student Organisation

Every day I read:
Books on my Kindle

When not working I am:
Family, photography, movies, books, skiing

Barbara Kotlarska

First Job:
Software Engineer at Lucent Technologies

Every day I read:
News

When not working I am:
Husbanding

Billy Chen

First Job:
Travel Advisor for AAA

Every day I read:
Flipboard to keep up to date

When not working I am:
Spending time with family and friends

Bob Hoff

First Job:
Washed dishes at a local restaurant

Every day I read:
About 20 Google Alerts and Cricketinfo

When not working I am:
Hanging out with my daughter

Brad Petersen

First Job:
Working in a video store

Every day I read:
Metro (Dutch newspaper for language skills)

When not working I am:
Spending time with my family and friends

Catalina Bresser

First Job:
Host at Island's

Every day I read:
Reddit

When not working I am:
Watching Netflix

Favorite Emoji:

Chad Palsulich

First Job:
Bagger at Top Valu Market

Every day I read:
My email

When not working I am:
Snowboarding, kayaking or mountain biking

Charles Hollins

First Job:
Coding a scheduling system

Every day I read:
HackerNews

When not working I am:
Reading about how I might be wrong...

Favorite Emoji:

Dorab Patel

First Job:
McDonalds - “would you like fries with that?”

Every day I read:
NY Times

When not working I am:
Spending time with my kids

Favorite Emoji:

Drew Traglia

First Job:
Six Flags Magic Mountain

Every day I read:
News snippets on MatchCraft office TVs

When not working I am:
Spending time with my family and friends

Favorite Emoji:

Gabriela Perez

First Job:
Janitor

Every day I read:
About puppy rescue, TED Conferences

When not working I am:
Spending time with my puppy

Hue Nguyen

First Job:
Boat Inspection/ Repair Dana Point Harbor

Every day I read:
BusinessInsider - Techinsider

When not working I am:
Reading and playing sports

Jeff Chew

First Job:
Department of Defense (no, I am not a spy)

Every day I read:
Digging in the dirt

When not working I am:
Digging in the dirt

Jim Clemens

First Job:
Filing x-rays for a pediatric radiologist

Every day I read:
Velonews (Bicycle Racing)

When not working I am:
Playing a computer game with my cat on my lap

Joe Herman

First Job:
Lifeguard

Every day I read:
www.di.se, a Swedish business newspaper

When not working I am:
With my family, occasional visit to the pub

Favorite Emoji:

Joe Schultz

First Job:
Pet Shop Boy

Every day I read:
License Plates (A Traffic Jam word puzzle)

When not working I am:
Out and About with Partner and Friends

Favorite Emoji:

Joey Bark

First Job:
Pool Attendant

Every day I read:
MLive.com

When not working I am:
Practicing my dangles and celly skills

Favorite Emoji:

Jose Valencia

First Job:
Mowing lawns.

Every day I read:
Techmeme, Breaking News.

When not working I am:
Doing the dad thing.

Joshua Galban

First Job:
Dex One, Keyword Optimization Analyst

Every day I read:
Search Engine Land

When not working I am:
Optimizing at home

Favorite Emoji:

Justin Brooks

First Job:
Cook at KFC

Every day I read:
Science and Tech on 360 news feed

When not working I am:
Surfing

Favorite Emoji:

Kamran Niknia

First Job:
Software Engineer at LRN

Every day I read:
Google News & Slashdot

When not working I am:
Running, hiking, movies, & festivals

Kevin Nguyen

First Job:
Java programmer

Every day I read:
BBC, Hackaday, Engadget, Wired, etc.

When not working I am:
Spending time with family

Kevin Zhuang

First Job:
6th Grade Pokemon artist

Every day I read:
Marketing emails

When not working I am:
Designing apps and watching football

Lan Le

First Job:
Department of Social Development in Brazil

Every day I read:
The Obstacle Is the Way

When not working I am:
Living life, studying, sometimes having fun

Favorite Emoji:

Larisse Seixas

First Job:
Hostess

Every day I read:
The Skim

When not working I am:
Hanging out in the south bay

Favorite Emoji:

Lauren Gallagher

First Job:
Dex One - Keyword and ad copy analyst

Every day I read:
News, New Age Psychology, Art Books

When not working I am:
Beach, art shows, farmers market, hikes, yoga

Leah Levy

First Job:
Working at a hotel

Every day I read:
Smithsonian magazine and my children's books

When not working I am:
Spending time with my hubby and two kids

Favorite Emoji:

Leena Dayal

First Job:
Tech support at a dentist office

Every day I read:
Diario de Pernambuco newspaper

When not working I am:
Trying to keep up with my daughter's stamina

Luiz Barboza

First Job:
Cook at a local restaurant

Every day I read:
Reading the news, stocks, etc.

When not working I am:
Smoking

Favorite Emoji:

Marc Zaks

First Job:
Selling icecream during the summer

Every day I read:
A book while commuting

When not working I am:
Cheering on my sons when they play soccer

Favorite Emoji:

Marianne Faas

First Job:
Selling fairy floss/dagwood dogs at the fair

Every day I read:
Terry Brookes

When not working I am:
Herding 3 cats around the neighborhood

Favorite Emoji:

Mathew Williams

First Job:
NIPO marketinginstitute, cold calling

Every day I read:
News, email, facebook

When not working I am:
Enjoying quality time with my family

Miranda Njoo

First Job:
Day care, country club

Every day I read:
Email

When not working I am:
Pilates or playing with my dog

Favorite Emoji:

Nicole Webb

First Job:
Programmer Analyst

Every day I read:
The news

When not working I am:
Spending time with my family

Reema Khan

First Job:
Sales Associate at Hollister

Every day I read:
Reddit and The Dodo

When not working I am:
Brunching with Cass

Favorite Emoji:

Richa Sinha

First Job:
Warehouse

Every day I read:
Dilbert

When not working I am:
Playing the piano

Richard Jensen

First Job:
Selling fruits grown in the family garden

Every day I read:
Various tech blogs and news sites

When not working I am:
Sports, cooking, investing.

Robert Sztrojiny

First Job:
Software Engineer

Every day I read:
The Verge

When not working I am:
Quadcopter, photography, and movies

Favorite Emoji:

Rui Zhang

First Job:
Refurbishing telecom equipment

Every day I read:
Reddit

When not working I am:
Spending time with family and friends

Russ Tagge

First Job:
Built a fence, I was run over by a tractor

Every day I read:
Books that I never finish

When not working I am:
Eating Haagen Daz on an exercise bike

Favorite Emoji:

Rustin Knudtson

First Job:
A local newspaper

Every day I read:
Google alerts

When not working I am:
Listening to CMT while baking in the kitchen

Favorite Emoji:

Sandy Lohr

First Job:
Desk assistant at Uni Miami

Every day I read:
Reddit, PsyBlog, Huff Post, & Search Engine

When not working I am:
Drinking copious amounts of coffee

Favorite Emoji:

Sandy Schofield

First Job:
A persian carpet store for a summer

Every day I read:
A variety of blogs

When not working I am:
Sheep herding with Strider, my border collie

Scott Kalter

First Job:
A Caddy for Joe Biden

Every day I read:
WSJ, Search Engine Land, and ESPN.com/Golf

When not working I am:
Taking my kids to sports

Favorite Emoji:

Tom Maguire

First Job:
Sales Associate at Hallmark

Every day I read:
Reddit & Social Media

When not working I am:
Watching Anime

Favorite Emoji:

Vikky Mach

First Job:
Software Engineer Trainee

Every day I read:
Times of India

When not working I am:
Driving, travelling, volleyball, and movies

Vipin Sharma

First Job:
Software Engineer at St Jude Medical

Every day I read:
Mostly news

When not working I am:
Spending time with my family and friends

Favorite Emoji:

Vladimir Ruzov