Team

Meet the Team

Tim Godfrey
Tim Godfrey
Founder, Director of Finance & Operations

Enticed by the prevailing culture of adventure and the mountains of the PNW, Tim moved to Seattle from New Jersey in 1991, ten years before he would co-found Fuse IQ with Joel Meyers. With a background in software development and experience volunteering with nonprofits, Tim saw a gap in technology expertise and implementation in the nonprofit sector. Through his partnership with Joel, Tim set out to build a technology business with meaning. More than a decade and a half later, Fuse IQ has become an award-winning agency that works to provide value to their community and make the world a better place.

Tim has over 25 years of experience in the Seattle high-tech industry, working for companies such as Adobe, Qpass, and Aldus Corp. As Director of Finance & Operations, Tim is the ultimate “wearer of many hats”. The constant change and diversity of work can be quite challenging, but it’s also what he likes most about his role at Fuse IQ. The founding and building of Fuse IQ is great personal accomplishment for Tim and he is proud of the many achievements of both the company and staff.

Some of his favorite activities include goofing off with his boys, playing guitar, mountain biking, and adventuring in the mountains. He’s also an active member of the Seattle nonprofit community, volunteering with organizations such as JDRF.  

Tim lives in Seattle with his wife, two young boys, and their dog Rainier.

Joel Meyers
Joel Meyers
Founder, Director of Client Strategies

Joel co-founded Fuse IQ with Tim Godfrey back in 2001. After finding success in the dot-com boom as a master of the web and UX Designer, Joel wanted to build an agency that was more than just the typical 9-5, daily-grind-kinda work. More than a decade later, Fuse IQ has become an award-winning agency that proactively works to provide value to their community and make the world a better place.

Today, Joel is Director of Client Strategies, helping organizations envision their future by creating better tools, processes, and technical solutions across the web. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of technology and web applications, Joel provides the insight and strategy his clients need to further their mission online.

In addition to his role at Fuse IQ, Joel is also an active board member of several Seattle non-profits, hosts the Seattle Tech4Good meetup, and runs an international development organization, Basa Village Foundation USA.  He also holds a love for exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, particularly in the forms of rock climbing, mountain biking, and camping. Joel resides in Seattle with his wife, two teenage sons, and Stormberg (the cat).

Lesser well-known fact: Joel trained and was on a path to become a concert pianist in his teen years. (We’re still waiting on a musical performance to prove it…)

Jeanne Cost
Jeanne Cost
Senior Project Manager

Jeanne has been managing web-based projects for 18 years, 10 of which have been at Fuse IQ. She holds a B.A. in Business from The University of Washington and an M.B.A. from Seattle University.

As Senior Project Manager at Fuse IQ, Jeanne works directly with clients to bring their vision to life. She finds the process of transforming outdated and unmanageable web presences into beautiful, modernized, and easily maintainable sites fulfilling. She has managed over 100 projects at Fuse IQ, and through example shows the rest of the team the importance of good project management principles.

When she’s not focused on process improvement or client satisfaction, you can find her participating as a consultant at the 501 Commons Program, Plan IT.  Jeanne lives in the Seattle area with her husband, and son, and you can often find her planning a trip somewhere fun or exotic.

Fun fact: Jeanne was one of Fuse IQ’s very first employee hires. She must really like us to stick it out this long…

Vadim Parfaniuc
Vadim Parfaniuc
Technical Director / Software Architect

Vadim has been immersed in web and IT solutions since 1997 when he wrote his first code algorithm. He has an impressive breadth of technical skills and experience, with a skillset that includes developing solutions using PHP (OOP-MVC), Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, MS SQL, AJAX, Drupal, Joomla, XML/XLS, JQuery, HTML/DHTML, CSS, Code Igniter, Zend plus Linux Server Administration.

He loves to improve development processes and standards and thrives at Fuse IQ because of the ability to leverage technology in a way that makes the world a better place. His favorite hobbies include learning new technologies (are there any he’s not familiar with?!), reading, and dabbling in photography.

Vadmin enjoys living in Seattle with his wife, five children, and their two parakeets.

Fun Fact: Vadim also speaks 4 languages, in addition to everything else...he’s mighty impressive.

Jen Hill
Jen Hill
Project Manager

Jen moved to Seattle from Idaho in 2015, where she was born and spent most her life. Jen also lived in Portland, OR when earning her Bachelor of Science in Design Management.

Jen’s job is to make clients happy and reach their goals. She loves finding the right questions to ask, and guiding clients through their project to not only meet but exceed their original expectations and needs. With over 9 years of experience managing online campaigns for brands like Microsoft, Columbia Bank, and Washington Wines Commission, Jen brings a solid understanding of digital communications, creativity, and expertise to the Fuse IQ team and clients.

One of Jen's hobbies is spinning up small websites for friends and family and she mostly enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter baking, crafting, or exploring.

Lesser known fact: in her days before domination in the digital field, she owned a cupcake catering company, which pretty much means she’s already won at life.

Tess O'Brien
Tess O'Brien
Front End Developer

Originally from the East Coast, Tess was drawn to Seattle by her fascination with the tech scene and the endless opportunities to explore the outdoors.

Tess holds a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College and completed the General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive Program where she worked with everything from Node.js, Ruby on Rails and React and Angular. At Fuse IQ, she builds the front-end experience for clients and is focused on bringing user-centered designs to life. Her greatest professional accomplishment was launching a market for a food-related start-up in record time.

True to the interest that pulled her to the West Coast originally, you can often find her exploring the PNW by hiking, camping, or kayaking with her partner Dan, and their dog named Lorimer.

Random Fun Fact: Tess spent 6 months living in a tent and working as a line chef in Hawaii. If she disappears one day, we’ll know to find her on sandy beaches in the sunshine.

Dave Smyth
Dave Smyth
Developer

Dave is a Washington native, from Port Orchard. He must have always been destined for work in the world of digital technology because he grew up with a Bulletin Board Service in his basement before the internet was even a real thing. He has an extensive background in Drupal and spent a significant amount of time as a Senior Developer building higher education and local government sites before joining the ranks at Fuse IQ.

His favorite aspect of his work is building practical solutions that people can actually utilize. He’s a builder by nature and says it’s a good feeling knowing that something he created can be of use to so many people.

As a self-proclaimed gypsy, Dave boasts no pets, but did live on a sailboat for two years and loves to travel, ride his Harley, fly planes, sail, and camp in his free time.

Just FYI: Now that everyone knows Dave is so talented, he’ll be giving us all sailing, flying, and motorcycle riding lessons.

Rainier
Rainier
Office Manager, Happiness Consultant

Rainier "Rainy" greets all who enter our office, patrols the perimeter looking for treats and generally aims to keep people smiling.

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