Our Team

Meet the Fusicians

Tim Godfrey
Tim Godfrey
Founder, Director, Finance & Operations

Drawn by the culture of adventure and the mountains of the PNW, Tim moved to Seattle from New Jersey in 1991. After riding the early wave of tech in Seattle, with a background in software development, in 2001 Tim saw a gap in technology expertise in the nonprofit sector. Partnering with Joel Meyers, Tim set out to build a technology business with meaning. 18 years later, Fuse IQ is a digital agency that provides value to the community and accelerates nonprofits and mission driven companies in making the world a better place.

Tim has more than 25 years of experience in the Seattle tech industry, working at startups as well as large companies like as Adobe, As Director of Finance & Operations, Tim is the ultimate “wearer of many hats”. The constant change and diversity of work presents challenges, but it’s also what he likes most about his role at Fuse IQ. Founding and building Fuse IQ is great personal accomplishment for Tim and he is proud of the many achievements of the company and staff.

His favorite activities include goofing around with his boys, playing guitar and adventuring in the mountains. He’s also involved in the Seattle nonprofit community, volunteering with organizations such as JDRF and Cancer GRACE.  Tim lives in Seattle with his wife, two young boys, and their dog Rainy.

Fun Fact: Before deciding to settle in Seattle, Tim took a road trip all over the continental U.S. and Alaska logging more than 11,000 miles!

Joel Meyers
Joel Meyers
Founder, Director of Client Services

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 Services, 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…)

Josh Baker
Josh Baker
Project Manager

Josh joined the Fuse IQ team in September 2018 as a Project Manager. Excited for a change of pace after working in New York City’s Silicon Alley, he moved to Seattle. He was drawn to the city’s own bustling tech scene, the opportunity to explore the Pacific Northwest, and to be closer to family.

He is a graduate of the Flatiron School where he learned the fundamentals of full stack web development using agile principles. Professionally, he has worked extensively with Drupal and WordPress. As a former teacher, Josh discovered he was drawn to working directly with clients. He is passionate about learning what clients need, advising clients about solutions, and helping clients better understand their web sites.

Outside of work, Josh is an avid sports fan. He follows soccer, basketball, and American football. In his free time, he enjoys the fine arts, cooking, traveling, reading, and hiking.

Fun Fact: Years ago, as a practicing artist, Josh used to sell his paintings on Ebay.

Jen Hill
Jen Hill
Project Manager

Jen has lived all over the Pacific NW and most recently has found herself in the Boise, ID area.

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 10 years of experience managing online projects for brands like Microsoft, YWCA, and the University of Washington, 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 daughters 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.

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.

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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