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Our People, Our Passion
Founder, Director of Business Development: Joel helps provide vision and leadership, overseeing all technical solutions and designs Fuse IQ provides to our clients. With 20 years in the tech industry with roles such as "webmaster", Project Manager, UX designer and web designer he can pull from a rich and diverse background. He is quite active in the nonprofit community as a board member of two nonprofits (and co-founder of one) and running the Seattle Tech4Good Meetup. Outside of the office, and when not negotiating with his wife about attending "yet another event", you can find him pounding trails in the mountains on either foot or wheel.
Founder, Director of Operations: Tim has over 25 years of experience in the Seattle high-tech industry, working for companies such as Adobe Systems, Qpass and Aldus Corp. Tim is active in the nonprofit community as well, volunteering with organization like JDRF. Tim has led teams of various sizes as a Technical, Project and Program Manager. In 2008 Tim moved to Chicago with the adventurous task of building a presence for Fuse IQ in the central states and was quite successful. In 2012 Tim returned to the Pacific Northwest to support Fuse IQ in its continuing evolution. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, staying active with mountain biking and hiking. Tim has a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Director of Sales: Alex has over 20 years in sales and business development within the technology and healthcare space, helping over a dozen startups and technology companies to scale. He has great passion combining innovation and mission-driven ventures for global impact. Alex founded 2 social change nonprofits, Seattle Against Slavery and Human Rights Society, the latter where he spends much time volunteering. His first love, however, is his wonderful family of 5 kids. Alex graduated with a B.A. in International Studies at the University of Washington. Reach him at alex(at)fuseiq.com.
Senior Project Manager: Jeanne has been managing web based projects for the past 18 years, 10 of those at Fuse IQ. She has gained her experience from working at big and small companies throughout the dot com bubble. Jeanne has managed over 100 projects for Fuse IQ, the majority of which were Drupal based, and has, through example helped us recognize the importance of good management of projects. When not focused on process improvement and client satisfaction she is volunteering at her son's school or planning a family trip in the great Northwest. Check out this great interview of Jeanne by Drupalize.me.
Project Manager: Jen is the ultimate organizer - determined to keep projects on task and on budget. Jen has worked with various agencies in the Northwest on digital campaigns for brands like Microsoft, Columbia Bank, Leatherman, and Washington Wines Commission. Guiding and working on creative teams for over 9 years, Jen has a diverse skill set with varied design and development skills of her own which enable her to have an in-depth grasp on what it takes to get a project done effectively and efficiently. As a new mom, Jen spends all of her "free time" playing and exploring with her family.
Senior Developer: Vadim has an impressive breadth of technical skill and experience – and he speaks four languages! Since 1998 he has been immersed in Web and IT solutions as software engineer, technical lead and technical manager, overseeing teams of 2-15. His skillset 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.
Frontend Developer: Tess hails from the Seattle startup world. She completed the General Assembly Web Development Immersive program where she worked with everything from Node.js and Ruby on Rails to React and Angular. Her focus is bringing user centric designs to life. When she is not learning a new framework, she can be found hiking in the PNW or trying new recipies.
Project Manager: Krichelle has a passion for technology and helping organizations achieve their goals through web innovation. She has over 11 years of experience managing web projects, and has worked for companies such as Premera Blue Cross, Washington Mutual, and Boeing. Krichelle dove into learning Drupal when she joined our team and now is a go-to person around structure and analysis. When not thinking web project management you can find her volunteering at non-profits by managing their blogs and chairing committees.
Developer-Themer: Sean has a diverse background of design and development that lends itself well for planning web solutions. He works extensively in WordPress and Drupal (and prefers Drupal) and also rocks as a UX specialist! In his down time Sean enjoys killing zombies and building secret bases.
Developer-Themer: Elisa is a renaissance woman who has roots in the music industry yet loves website development and theming. She built our first Drupal site back in 2006 and has created dozens since! While looking for a hobby that doesn’t involve an i-device, she found knitting to be very therapeutic. Anyone need a scarf this winter?
Designer: Patricia is a veteran in the design space leveraging over 20 years experience building and guiding brands in interactions that stimulate meaningful conversations and relationships. Her design practice combines graphic design and art direction with cultural anthropological study to form a unique perspective on user experience as a critical point of communication in the digital space.
Designer: Rebecca has 20 years of experience in the Seattle design community. Rebecca has been helping Fuse IQ create awesome visual communications for clients since 2008, working in print and pixel. She always welcomes a good challenge! You may have seen her perform around the city in one of the many flash mobs she has been a part of.
Happiness Director: Born on Halloween night, 2015, Rainier greets all who enter our office, patrols the perimeter looking for treats and generally aims to keep people smiling.
Our Unique Position
We have a commitment to social responsibility and philanthropy, as well as a solid understanding of how to adeptly use technology to strengthen communities, drive commerce, share knowledge, and empower individuals to help make the world a better place.
Our technical experts fully harness the power, scale and flexibility of the premier content management platform of Drupal, as well as embrace the spirit and philosophy of the open-source methodology and its commitment to collaboration and giving back.
We have a veteran team of project managers, designers, software developers and brand and social media strategists skilled in the most current practices and technologies, dedicated to delivering customized solutions and working closely with clients to bring concepts from vision to fruition.
We build upon a stable and proven foundation with a broad, dynamic scope to promote large-scale, global advocacy, policy and community support solutions.