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ABOUT US

Mile Two is a trusted partner that helps clients assess how and when to adopt new technology through an evaluation of the work they perform. We utilize our expertise in cognitive systems engineering, user experience design, software engineering, and quality assurance to build early prototypes that expose risks and explore long-term goals that aim to reduce cost, improve productivity, and/or gain competitive advantage.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, we design and build custom software for a diverse range of clients including startups, Fortune 500 companies, and the US government.

MILE TWO CREW

JeffGraley

Jeff Graley

President
Beavercreek, OH

Favorite sports teams: San Antonio Spurs and West Virginia University

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: My Dad (both parents really). He always sacrificed his goals to do what he felt was right by other people.

JorgeSánchez

Jorge Sánchez

Chief Technology Officer
Dayton, OH

Best restaurant: One of my favorites in Dayton is Kabuki. I had the chance to go to a place called the Herb Farm in Seattle for my honeymoon. That was something else.

Hobbies: River surfing, free diving, biking, running, swimming, cooking.

AlexMorison, PhD

Alex Morison, PhD

Chief Science Officer
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Favorite sports teams: I’ve played volleyball and golf pretty consistently until recently; time is in short supply. So I enjoy watching the Pittsburgh Penguins (while washing dishes or folding clothes).

Top 3 movies of all time: Easy, Spaceballs, The Princess Bride.

JessieHilliard

Jessie Hilliard

Chief Financial Officer
Fairfax Station, VA

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Favorite Meals: Sushi, Hogmaw, Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa.

Hobbies: Biking, skiing, exploring local wineries & breweries, spending time with my sons.

StacieHoelscher

Stacie Hoelscher

Chief Operating Officer
Troy, OH

Favorite sports teams: You don’t attend Ohio State and leave with it NOT your favorite sports team.

Top 3 movies of all time: It’s a Wonderful Life, Pretty Woman, and Shawshank Redemption.

AlexisAdams

Alexis Adams

Associate UX/UI Designer
Union, OH

Hobbies: Working out and hanging out with family and friends.

Pets: Two rottweilers (Waylon & Milli), one pitbull (Bella), and two cats (Oliver & Pumpkin).

IftekharAhmed

Iftekhar Ahmed

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Cincinnati, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Kung Fu Panda, Perfume Movie, 50 First Dates.

Favorite food/meal: Fish & Chips, Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara, Chicken Wings.

LaylaAkilan

Layla Akilan

Cognitive Systems Engineer Manager
Dayton, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I organize fundraiser annually that benefit children with autism and other disabilities in the community.

Hobbies: Olympic weightlifting.

ChrisAntonik

Chris Antonik

Project Lead
Dallas, TX

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Favorite sports teams: Buckeyes and Browns.

Favorite food/meal: Normal: Pizza, Slightly atypical: Uni, Obscure: Beef Rendang.

TomaszBartler

Tomasz Bartler

Senior Software Engineer
Cincinnati, OH

Hobbies: Running, photography, and chess.

DaveBest

Dave Best

Technical Director
Miamisburg, OH

Favorite food/meal: Pancake House with the family, Mango Curry from Thai 9.

Best restaurant: Thai 9 or El Meson.

KenBest

Ken Best

Quality Assurance Engineer
Covington, KY

Something interesting about yourself: I am the son of immigrants. My parents are from the small Island of Barbados in the West Indies. I was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Cincinnati.

Hobbies: R/C Vehicles, Cycling, Fishing, Traveling, Movies, Concerts and Shows.

SusmitaBhowmik

Susmita Bhowmik

Associate Software Engineer
Brooklyn, NY

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Top 3 movies of all time: Fight Club, Mean Girls, and Silence of the Lambs.

Hobbies: During my free time, I love to read, explore new places, discover new food, cook, and play board games.

MarisaBigelow

Marisa Bigelow

Cognitive Systems Engineer Lead
Raleigh, NC

Top 3 movies of all time: Clue, Howl's Moving Castle, and Jurassic Park.

Best restaurant: Blue Danube (great pies).

ThomasBlackburn

Thomas Blackburn

Senior DevSecOps Engineer
Fairborn, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: The Three Musketeers (1973), Gojira (1954), Lord of the Rings Trilogy (have to watch it in one sitting)

Hobbies: Reading, Board Games (games like Everdell, Terraforming Mars, Scythe, A Feast for Odin, etc...), Movies

MistyBlankley

Misty Blankley

Proposal Manager
Beavercreek, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Fifth Element, Cinderella Man, and Anna and the King.

Favorite food/meal: Pho – Basil Fried Rice – Red Curry – Tikka Masala.

CraigBoman

Craig Boman

Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Top 3 movies of all time: Amelie, The Minimalists, and Get Out.

Hobbies: Bagpiper, guitarist, camping.

JakeBorkosky

Jake Borkosky

Quality Assurance Engineer
Cincinnati, OH

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: My group of friends from college.

Best restaurant: Frickers.

MichaelBowman

Michael Bowman

Portfolio Director
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Favorite food/meal: Small 3-Way w/Habanero Cheese and Cheese Coney w/Habanero Cheese.

Best restaurant: Skyline.

JasonBrooks

Jason Brooks

Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
Cincinnati, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I used to be a DJ, I have hosted 3 different radio shows, used to perform music and I have a blog.

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: My father, he taught me to work hard, go after what you want, discipline, strength and how to deal with adversity.

DanielleBrown

Danielle Brown

Associate Software Engineer
Springboro, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: What Dreams May Come, WALL-E, and Princess Bride.

Pets: Two dogs - Mayhem (rottweiler/hound mix), Havoc (shepard/chow mix).

AndreaBrunner

Andrea Brunner

Systems Administrator
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Something interesting about yourself: I love the Renaissance fair, I got married there and I sew most of my costumes.

Pets: Two American Staffordshire Terriers (Bitty and Axton), one AmStaff/boxer/American Bulldog mix (Quinn), one Chi mix (Mordecai), three bearded dragons - Drogon, Viserion, Rhaegal, two jungle carpet pythons - Ares and Athena.

JonnyButler

Jonny Butler

Design Manager
South Lebanon, OH

Favorite food/meal: Anything Italian, Greek, Indian and Thai.

Hobbies: Family hikes, family games, primitive survival skills, songwriting/guitar/music production, woodworking/custom fabrication.

ChaseButtery

Chase Buttery

Associate Software Engineer
Bellbrook, OH

Hobbies: Tennis and any sort of competition or sport. I have recently done drone racing, kickball, and golf.

Pets: Cooper, the fastest mini goldendoodle of all time!

ChrisCaldwell

Chris Caldwell

Engineering Lead
Springboro, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I enjoy taking vacations to Thailand with my wife and daughter and going for long bike rides.

Hobbies: Road biking, hockey, and video games.

BrandinCanfield

Brandin Canfield

Associate Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Favorite food/meal: Lobster, Pizza, Steak.

Hobbies: Weightlifting, playing sports, gaming.

RaphaelCarranza

Raphael Carranza

Project Manager
Dayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: Cleveland Indians, Cavs, Browns, Ohio State Buckeyes.

Hobbies: Sportcial, Golf, Travel.

ChuckCatron

Chuck Catron

Software Architect
Dayton, OH

Pets: Jax – 10 yr. old, 100 lb Lab/Hound dog mix & Fireball – 12 week old Golden Retriever.

Favorite meals: Tomahawk Ribeye, Large Big Mac Meal, & Hoagies Pizza.

JonathanCherry

Jonathan Cherry

Portfolio Director
Tipp City, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Harold and Maude, The Fountain, and Seven Samurai.

Best restaurant: The French Laundry, Coldwater Cafe, and Le Mani in Pasta.

AnthonyCobranchi

Anthony Cobranchi

Software Engineer
Lander, WY

Pets: I have 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 birds. The dogs' names are Ice, Ember, and Luna. The cats' names are Lily, Zane, and Gandalf. The birds' names are Mercury and Saturn.

Top 3 movies of all time: My top three favorite movies are: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 300, and Gladiator.

EmilyCory, PhD

Emily Cory, PhD

Portfolio Director
Springboro, OH

Hobbies: writing, sewing and gardening.

Pets: Two dogs (both rescues) - Sophie (yorkie poo) and Bentley (mini schnoodle).

AndyCzupik

Andy Czupik

Senior Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers.

Top 3 movies of all time: The Sting, The Usual Suspects, The Sixth Sense.

ChrisDickman

Chris Dickman

Engineering Manager
Dayton, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I love epic road trips.

Hobbies: I enjoy working on anything with wheels.

LisaDouglas, PhD

Lisa Douglas, PhD

Senior Cognitive Systems Engineer
Kettering, OH

Favorite sports teams: Dayton Dragons, UD Flyers basketball, and Dallas Cowboys

Hobbies: biking, landscape design, and cello

JustinDunham

Justin Dunham

Engineering Manager
Dayton, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: The Matrix, Dumb & Dumber, and Back to the Future.

Something interesting about yourself: I have been home brewing beer for years and love it. It is a great mix of science and creativity.

MissyElliott

Missy Elliott

Project Manager
Maineville, OH

Favorite sports teams: OSU, Minnesota Gopher soccer, Bengals, Cowboys.

Hobbies: I play lots of sports: volleyball, soccer, broomball, kickball, bowling, rock climbing and running group.

KalebEmbaugh

Kaleb Embaugh

Senior Project Lead
Orange Village, OH

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Hobbies: If it's "nerdy" I probably have fun doing it. Anything from DnD to videogames, to learning about the latest in I/O Psychology. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the pets as well, we compete in Rally (obedience), Dock Diving, and Agility with our dogs.

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: My parents are my biggest role models and I feel incredibly lucky to have had them in my life. They taught me intellectual curiosity, hard work, self-confidence, and integrity and I'm thankful for it every day.

RenEstep

Ren Estep

Software Engineer
Washington Township, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Jurassic Park, Aliens, and Fifth Element.

Hobbies: Running, drawing, learning.

JohnFay

John Fay

Senior Software Engineer
Kettering, OH

Hobbies: Lately I am interested in anything that gets me closer to nature and doesn't break the bank. So that can be a lot from backpacking, fishing, disc golf, walking the dogs etc.

Pets: Two dogs - Dexter and Willow (German Shepherd's).

JohnFlach, PhD

John Flach, PhD

Senior Cognitive Systems Engineer
Dayton, OH

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: My wife (Linnea/Bits) keeps me grounded. Jim Kenny got me interested in Psychology at St. Joe’s. Rich Jagacinski shaped my early academic vision.

Hobbies: Took up classical guitar a few years ago–clumsy, but enthusiastic guitar player – specializing in kids and campfire songs. Indoor Soccer. Teasing grandkids.

MiluFranz

Milu Franz

Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Hobbies: I enjoy drawing, especially when I get to use watercolors and Copic-markers.

Pets: Two dogs (mutts) - Whiskey (Lab/Pitbull mix) and Lupita (Chihuahua).

AndyGarrett

Andy Garrett

Engineering Manager
Xenia, OH

Favorite food/meal: Sushi, Mexican, or a nice slab of Brisket.

Hobbies: Currently lead Trail Life, an outdoor leadership program for boys. We serve 80+ boys in the Miami Valley, and help organize 30+ dads who volunteer with the troop.

BradGatchel

Brad Gatchel

Technical Recruiter
Dayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers and Penn State University, Wright State University, and University of Dayton.

Hobbies: Hanging out with my family, detailing cars, coaching, DIY home projects.

SteveGentile

Steve Gentile

Engineering Manager
Kettering, OH

Favorite sports teams: The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Top 3 movies of all time: Lord of the Rings series, The Matrix, and Star Wars Return of the Jedi.

TonyGilkerson

Tony Gilkerson

Senior Solutions Architect
Fairborn, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I placed third in the WV state wrestling tournament back in my high school days. More recently I own a wedding venue in Fairborn which is just an excuse for me to own a John Deere tractor and play around in the yard. I have a small observatory for my astronomy stuff.

Hobbies: Astro Photography and all the tech that surrounds it, just ask me; Outdoor stuff like backpacking; Cycling.

SarahGorman

Sarah Gorman

Software Engineer
Greater Cincinnati, OH

Favorite sports teams: OSU for college football, Nationals for MLB.

Top 3 movies of all time: The Princess Bride, Return to Me, and Remember the Titans.

ShaunnaGraley

Shaunna Graley

Office Coordinator
Beavercreek, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I'm a huge Stephen King fan and amateur book collector.

Pets: Two dogs - Vedder (Golden Retriever) and Zoey (Great Pyrenees mix).

StephenGray

Stephen Gray

Software Engineer
Centerville, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Inception, The Dark Knight and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Best restaurant: J Alexander's / Redlands Grill.

JordanHaggit, PhD

Jordan Haggit, PhD

Cognitive Systems Engineer
Cincinnati, OH

Hobbies: Golf, fly fishing, triathlon.

Something interesting about yourself: As an undergrad I played soccer at Wright State before continuing on to grad school there.

TrueHall

True Hall

Associate Software Engineer
Beavercreek, OH

Favorite sports teams: Nebraska Cornhusker football, baseball and basketball. I really am not that invested in professional sports but tend to root for teams with Husker alumni.

Something interesting about yourself: I lived in Alaska for close to seven years, grades 7-12.

NicholasHaven

Nicholas Haven

DevOps Engineer
Hamilton, OH

Hobbies: I enjoy GNU plus Linux Software, gardening, and getting outdoors.

Something interesting about yourself: My first car was an ambulance.

AlexHeck

Alex Heck

Software Engineer
Centerville, OH

Something interesting about yourself: Over the last year or two I have been teaching myself how to work on my car and have since plunged down the rabbit hole of chasing performance. I have a supercharger kit in the garage that I hope to have put on by the end of the season.

Hobbies: I enjoy working on my car, hiking / camping / generally being outdoors, playing video games, cycling, and hanging out with family.

JedHelmers

Jed Helmers

Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: Bad News Bears.

Top 3 movies of all time: Grosse Pointe Blank, Dark City, Waking Ned Devin.

KarlHendrickson

Karl Hendrickson

Human Factors Engineer
Yellow Springs, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I was the drum major for my high school marching band.

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: My mother, who always supported learning and discovery. Also, Harry, an early mentor who believed that software should be simple and easy to use.

NatalieHenningsen

Natalie Henningsen

Human Resources Coordinator
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Hobbies: Travel, backpacking, camping, hiking, kayaking, rollerblading, laser tag, wedding coordination (side hustle).

What I like about Dayton: The metroparks, the ice rink at Riverscape, Celtic festival, Greek festival, Neon movie theater, Woodland Cemetery, Sinclair College, The Fraze Pavilion.

MichaelHeroux

Michael Heroux

Technical Director
Germantown, OH

Favorite sports teams: Washington Nationals and curling.

Pets: Three dogs - Bella, Cirsi, and Abe.

SarahHill

Sarah Hill

Associate UX/UI Designer
Cincinnati, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, They

Favorite sports teams: Cincinnati Bearcats (Football & Basketball), Cincinnati Reds.

Something interesting about yourself: I was in marching band for a collective 9 years (+3 years in middle school) as a Flute Player. I worked at the Cincinnati Zoo during the Harambe incident.

RandyHinders

Randy Hinders

Director of IT
Dayton, OH

Something interesting about yourself: The first five times that I took off in an airplane. I did not land inside an airplane.

Hobbies: Traveling and eating. My wife and I have been known to drive 4 hours one way for a great meal.

JamieHoward

Jamie Howard

Director of Strategic Communications
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: Pema Chodron, Buddhist nun and teacher, has greatly influenced me through her books and teachings.

Hobbies: Working out, mindfulness and meditation, podcasts and audiobooks, concerts and festivals, and I love spending time at Dayton's local restaurants and breweries.

LindsayHuling

Lindsay Huling

Associate Software Engineer
Beavercreek, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Harry Potter 4, Law Abiding Citizen, and Bridesmaids.

Pets: Two dogs - Grady (Puggle) & Vader (Pug), and a snake - Salazar.

SydneyIgnet

Sydney Ignet

Associate UX/UI Designer
Tipp City, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Favorite Meals: Sushi.

Hobbies: Yoga, reading, and exploring new coffee shops.

RizaIngalls

Riza Ingalls

Associate Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: I’d rather workout than watch sports.

Hobbies: Running, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, and yoga.

JohnJung

John Jung

Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Dayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: Cincinnati Bengals.

Something interesting about yourself: I’ve visited 37 of the 50 states.

GuethieKane

Guethie Kane

Software Engineer
Sidney, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I speak French and I'm always seeking knowledge.

WillKesling

Will Kesling

UX/UI Designer
Avon, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I played bass guitar professionally in a top 40 cover band and tried my hand at standup comedy.

Hobbies: I make games. I am currently play testing a card game.

AndrewKohls

Andrew Kohls

Associate UX/UI Designer
Centerville, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: The Dark Knight, Shawshank Redemption, and Fight Club.

Hobbies: I love to be outdoors and hang out with friends. I also like to cook.

AnnaKristie

Anna Kristie

Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Hobbies: Cycling, photography, cooking, singing at my church, and reading.

Favorite food/meal: Veggie tacos, curries, and pizza.

Irere RomeoKwihangana

Irere Romeo Kwihangana

Associate Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 500 Days of Summer, Avengers Endgame.

Favorite food/meal: General Tso’s Chicken, Breakfast food at any time of the day.

PaulLatif

Paul Latif

Project Lead
Clayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: New York Yankees, New York Giants, New York Rangers, Chicago Bulls.

Top 3 movies of all time: Airplane, Coming to America, and Avengers Endgame.

StaceyLawson

Stacey Lawson

Associate Software Engineer
Franklin, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I grew up as a military brat and lived in Germany 3 times in my life, while never learning much of the language!

Hobbies: Traveling to Disney World, collecting video games and vinyl records.

NeroLee

Nero Lee

Associate Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: The Color Purple, Warrior, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Favorite food/meal: Tikka Masala, Homemade Mac n Cheese, Sushi.

TaraLee

Tara Lee

Quality Assurance Engineer
Dayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: Ohio State Buckeye Football and Cincinnati Reds.

Something interesting about yourself: I was a licensed Social Worker for 10 years when I decided to make a career change. I somehow lucked out with a role in IT and Analytics where I have spent the last 10 years of my professional career.

GregLees

Greg Lees

Business Operations Manager
Springboro, OH

Favorite sports teams: Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Bengals, UD Flyers, WSU Raiders, Dayton Dragons.

Pets: My wife and I have two cats named Taco and Rito (short for Burrito).

AmyLinkous

Amy Linkous

Director of Human Resources
Columbus, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Favorite sports teams: The Buckeyes & any pro-team with Buckeye connections – currently a Titans fan because their coach Mike Vrabel is a Buckeye.

Hobbies: Cooking, reading, watching college football.

DanLy

Dan Ly

Facility Security Officer
Englewood, OH

Favorite sports teams: Cleveland Browns.

Hobbies: Cooking and outdoor activities as long as my allergy allows me.

JenniferMaher

Jennifer Maher

Software Engineer
Lebanon, ME

Pronouns: She, They

Favorite food/meal: Beef Pho, Mac and Cheese, and Burgers.

Something interesting about yourself: In my free time I help run a local dance company and love to choreograph pieces and direct shows.

RobMahrt

Rob Mahrt

Program Controller
Erie, PA

Current city: I live in Erie, PA with my wife, Rebecca, and our 3 pets.

Something interesting about yourself: I have over 1,000 old and rare books.

GregMiller

Greg Miller

Accountant
Sidney, OH

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Best restaurant: Half Shell Raw Bar (Key West, FL)

Something interesting about yourself: I run several marathons every year.

AshleyMills

Ashley Mills

Project Lead
Englewood, OH

What I like about Dayton: I love that the majority of my family is here or close-by, allowing us to spend quality time with them. We also LOVE Dragon's baseball and prior the this past year normally attend 15-20 games a season. Also, Dayton is central to most things so it is easy to get to anything you want or need. This is home.

Top 3 Movies of All Time: The Notebook, Love and Basketball, and Toy Story.

RyanMiron

Ryan Miron

Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Favorite sports teams: Buffalo Sabres.

Pets: I have one dog named George (Dachshund Beagle mix).

NinoMirtskhulava

Nino Mirtskhulava

Associate Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I am from Republic of Georgia. I speak four languages and I like to play chess.

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: My family for teaching me deep valuable messages and the investments they made on me. My parents for love, integrity, and guidance. My grandparents for imparting wisdom, work ethic, and family values. My brother for being my best friend, motivator, mentor and role model.

JenniferMullins

Jennifer Mullins

Executive Assistant
Dayton, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: The Color Purple, East of Eden, and Bridesmaids.

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: Pat Garland, a former boss that told me everyday: “thanks for coming back today”.

Isidore DezMunyeshuli

Isidore Dez Munyeshuli

Associate Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Something interesting about yourself: My last name literally means “student” and my parents weren’t wrong: I absolutely love to learn. I also still speak 4 languages fluently and I have spoken more languages growing up.

Someone who has had a positive impact on your life: My parents! The two most hard-working and visionary people I have ever known!

AmandaNeff

Amanda Neff

Associate UX/UI Designer
West Carrollton, OH

Hobbies: Dungeons & Dragons 5e, anime and manga, digital illustration, casual biking, Pokemon, video games, Dance Dance Revolution and spending quality time with my husband and 3 cats, Noah Babs and GrrGrr.

Pets: Three rats named Quarkus, Cookie, and Cream and three cats named Noah, Babs, and GrrGrr.

JennyOlsen

Jenny Olsen

Senior Software Engineer
Portland, OR

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Something interesting about yourself: I haven't driven a car since I was 17.

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, gardening, drawing.

CaitlinPennington

Caitlin Pennington

Quality Assurance Engineer
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Top 3 movies of all time: The Emperor’s New Groove, The Duchess, and Robin Hood Men in Tights.

Something interesting about yourself: I trained to be a professional ballerina, and actually got a position with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater when I was 18 before I decided I'd rather be judged by the content of my character instead of the bone structure of my hips or the shape of my feet.

SarahPleasant

Sarah Pleasant

Project Manager
Piqua, OH

Favorite sports teams: Cleveland Browns.

Pets: I have one dog named Griffin, he is a Boston Terrier.

KelseaPotter

Kelsea Potter

Software Engineer
Fairborn, OH

Hobbies: Anime, K-Pop, video games, crafting / working with my Cricut, running during racing season, and enjoying time with my two pomeranians & husband.

Best Restaurant: Flyby BBQ.

JamesRobertson

James Robertson

UX/UI Designer
Hamilton, OH

Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, gardening, creative writing, and training shelter/rescue dogs.

DawnRoth-Smith

Dawn Roth-Smith

Office Coordinator
Dayton, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Favorite Sports Teams: Dayton Dragons, Gonzaga Basketball, & Columbus Crew FC

Top 3 movies of all time: The Princess Bride, Desk Set, & Signing in the Rain

JackieScheid

Jackie Scheid

Associate UX/UI Designer
Miamisburg, OH

Something interesting about yourself: If I could have any super power, it would be the ability to speak with animals and shapeshifting.

Hobbies: Art, horse riding, video games, hiking, reading.

AlexService

Alex Service

Machine Learning Engineer
Dayton, OH

Best Restaurant: Taco Loco.

Pets: Two dogs, Dobi (Shepherd mix) and Pan Pan (Corgi).

QuinnSingletary

Quinn Singletary

Associate Software Engineer
Dayton, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Gladiator, Inception, and Back to the Future.

Best restaurant: Roosters.

MichaelSmith, PhD

Michael Smith, PhD

Cognitive Systems Engineer Manager

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Favorite food/meal: My mother-in-law's refried beans.

Hobbies: Bike riding, cooking, reading.

PaulSpurlock

Paul Spurlock

Associate DevOps Engineer
Miamisburg, OH

Favorite sports teams: Green Bay Packers, The Reds and UK Basketball.

Pets: One dog - Tate (retired greyhound racer) and one fat cat - Duke.

ChuckStidham

Chuck Stidham

Contracts Administrator
Cincinnati, OH

Favorite sports teams: Cincinnati Bearcats and Dayton Flyers

KaylaSturgeon

Kayla Sturgeon

Associate Software Engineer
Centerville, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Hobbies: I play Magic the Gathering and paint the cards in my spare time. I also enjoy a wide variety of video games, reading on my porch, and buying more board games than I will ever have time to play.

Pets: One dog - Mando (Chihuahua Corgi Boston Terrier mix) and one cat - Reginald (Turkish Angora).

EricSvendsen

Eric Svendsen

Engineering Manager
Dayton, OH

Favorite sports teams: Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Hobbies: I enjoy nature/portrait photography. I also love to spend time with my kids, whether it's playing basketball or introducing them to classic video games.

ArielSwift

Ariel Swift

Associate UX/UI Designer
Cincinnati, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I'm a 4th generation designer and my dad, my sister, and myself all went to DAAP. My dad studied industrial design, my sister studied fashion, and I studied graphic so we like to say we hit the design trifecta.

Favorite food/meal: Sushi and Thanksgiving dinner.

JoshuaTang

Joshua Tang

Machine Learning Engineer
Cleveland, OH

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Favorite food/meal: Gumbo, garlic eggplant, pho.

Hobbies: Fencing, dancing, music, game development, cooking and baking.

AlexThornbury

Alex Thornbury

Engineering Lead
Liberty Township, OH

Best Restaurant: Pappadeaux.

Mountain Biking, Power/Olympic Lifting, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Learning.

DamonTroncone

Damon Troncone

Associate UX/UI Designer
Clayton, OH

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Hobbies: Playing ukulele, juggling, painting, watching Netflix and obsessing over my cat Kittypurr.

Pets: Two dogs - Banjo (lab mix) and Poe (catahoula) and two black cats (Kittypurr and Kahlo).

AustinVan Scoik

Austin Van Scoik

Associate UX Designer
Dayton, OH

Top 3 movies of all time: Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition), Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Spirited Away.

Something interesting about yourself: I have a modest collection of books/graphic novels and I make a mean pistachio cheesecake.

JenniferVasquez

Jennifer Vasquez

Project Manager
Springfield, OH

Something interesting about yourself: I trained Arabian horses in high school.

Pets: Two dogs - Apollo (Yellow Lab) and Roo (Dane/Mastiff/Irish Wolfhound mix).

PeterVenero

Peter Venero

Senior Cognitive Systems Engineer
Dayton, OH

Top 3 Movies of all time: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Titanic, and The Departed.

Favorite food/meal: Porterhouse Medium Rare.

TajVirani

Taj Virani

Engineering Manager
Springboro, OH

Favorite sports teams: Toronto Maple Leafs.

Best restaurant: I would say the best Chinese food I have ever had was at Peking Garden in Kettering.

AshleyWade

Ashley Wade

Cognitive Systems Engineering Development Manager
Centerville, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Pets: Two Tortoiseshell cats (Emma & Evie).

Hobbies: Knitting, reading, hiking, disc golf, roller skating.

AmandaWalther

Amanda Walther

Program Manager
Beavercreek, OH

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Something interesting about yourself: I used to design custom wedding invitations and stationery.

Hobbies: Coaching basketball, gardening, cooking, camping.

MimiZahedi

Mimi Zahedi

Associate UX/UI Designer
Kettering, OH

Hobbies: Pottery, quilting (maybe.. juries still out), baking/cake decorating, and plants!

Favorite food/meal: Breakfast! Especially pancakes. Favorite dinner option is Tahchin (Persian lamb & saffron yogurt rice dish).

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