In his role as ShortStack’s CEO, Jim drives the vision for the the company’s new products and features. Under his leadership, ShortStack has grown from a product people used to create custom Facebook “tabs,” to a robust marketing platform used by Fortune 500 businesses and small businesses around the world. When Jim’s not behind his desk at ShortStack, he can be generally found with his family or wrenching on cars in his garage. (He recently designed and built a steam car from scratch, which you have to see to believe.)
Doug is ShortStack’s lead developer. Doug has a degree in mathematics and computer science from UCLA but has been coding since he was in high school. Doug is constantly implementing new features for ShortStack, and also keeps the platform running securely and smoothly. When he’s not coding, Doug can be found in the gym or hanging out with his family.
Tara is ShortStack’s office manager and go-to gal for just about everything from Costco runs to holiday-party planning. She has a degree in liberal arts from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is midway through a registered nursing program. Tara also has the distinction of having served as Miss Reno Rodeo and Miss Nevada Rodeo and when she’s not at the office or in school, she’s with her horses or chasing her three (BIG) dogs around.
Cody is one of the developers who brings our users’ visions to life, having built dozens of custom campaigns for a wide range of brands. Cody has a degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is the company’s resident data guru. When he’s not crunching numbers, Cody can be found on his snowboard, or in the kitchen with his wife who happens to be a master baker.
Brent is ShortStack’s resident marketing master, bringing more than ten years of sales experience to the sales team. He loves to work with existing and prospective users to develop marketing plans that utilize ShortStack’s most popular features. When he’s not at the office, Brent has his nose in a book: Brent is finishing his information systems degree at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Jake wears two hats at ShortStack: he’s one of our developers and serves as the project manager for the development team. He earned degrees in both software engineering technology and computer engineering technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology. Jake recently built a motorized “reverse” trike which is just as crazy as it sounds. When he’s not tinkering in his garage, Jake is hanging out with his family.
Lea is ShortStack’s employee #2 and she sets the tone for the company’s aesthetics — from templates to t-shirts. She has worked with Jim for more than a decade, including back in the pre-digital days when they worked primarily on print advertising campaigns. While there are a lots of dog lovers a ShortStack, Lea is the ultimate dog mom. When she’s not in her office, she’s with her pups, Winston and Amelia.
Adam has been with ShortStack almost since the beginning. He earned a degree in business from the University of Nevada, Reno and is the consummate salesman. He helps agencies and brands design custom campaigns with all the features they’ve dreamed of. When Adam’s not on the phone, he’s with his family, entertaining his two toddler daughters.
Justin is the guy you’re likely to hear from via the ShortStack help channels. He’s responsible for crafting our help documents, and also happens to be the newest member of the ShortStack team. Justin has a degree in speech communication and graphic design. He also happens to be a newlywed and the proud owner of six dogs!
Dana writes content for and edits the company’s blog, and works with social media “influencers” and popular sites to craft guest posts. Before joining the ShortStack team she was a freelance magazine writer with a BA in English (UCLA) and an MA in journalism (University of Nevada, Reno). When she’s not at the office, she’s skiing, practicing yoga, hiking or hanging out with her family.
Mike is the development team member most likely to identify bugs before they become a problem. He’s constantly testing ideas for new features, and happens to be the office GIF master. He’s also an experienced a 3D software engineer. Mike has a degree in software technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology. When he’s not in the office, he’s working on “The Beast,” an old Ford he’s rebuilding.
If you’ve ever listened to a ShortStack YouTube video, you’ve heard Jessica’s voice. She’s part of the content team, creating help videos, writing blog posts and answering the occasional support ticket. Jessica has a degree in history from the University of Nevada, Reno. Jessica loves to travel and in the recent past has been to both Thailand and Japan.
Amy is the team’s project manager and she’s a master at juggling all the moving parts of every project. She swears the only challenge she has with her job is keeping the CEO (who also happens to be her younger brother) on task. Amy has a degree in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She’s a busy mom of two and when she’s not at work, she’s chasing them around the soccer field or the swimming pool.
Jane is ShortStack’s employee #1 and also happens to be one of our remote team members: Lucky Jane is currently living in Vienna, Austria. We wish she lived closer but her location allows us to have support coverage nearly 24 hours a day. Jane has a BA in business and an MA in public affairs and when she’s not taking weekend trips to sightsee around Europe, she’s most likely running or cooking.
Ryan is the team’s graphic-design master, dreaming up designs and improvements for the website and thinking up new ShortStack features. He has a degree in graphic design from Point Loma University. When he’s not working, Ryan is busy keeping track of his four children.