Robert is very passionate about Witful. He strives to know and understand the people on his teams in order to best support them. That means tracking discussions across meetings and following up when promised. He tried many solutions and none worked. He faced the same challenges when starting Real Kinetic. He put together a very rough prototype of a solution and we realized it was worth building.
Robert has tried to escape software throughout his career, but the pull of creating always draws him back. From the first time his C code compiled he was hooked. It became an addiction the first time a piece of software he wrote resulted in a user saying “ohhh, that’s great.”
In 2013 Robert moved to Colorado and immediately fell in love. He gets out on his mountain bike (almost) daily in the summer. In the snowy months he’s out on his cross country skis as frequently as possible. Like much the rest of the team he’s got a motto: is there any more coffee?
Maya’s favorite things, besides working for Witful, include finding schmancy coffee shops when she travels, complaining about riding her bike while secretly loving it, and the magic that happens when marketing is truly authentic and helpful.
She lives the mountainy life a few hours from Witful HQ but enjoys coming to visit the crew every month or two. Coffee, biking, and marketing are often a part of the equation when she’s in-office, too.
Her marketing philosophy was built from a combination of curiosity about what makes people tick and, believe it or not, a love of social media. While that affection is more tenuous these days, she has a deep appreciation for the things that connect people to each other in positive ways.
Alex is a programmer. He likes writing programs in a functional style, with languages like Haskell, Elm, and Rust. He joined the Witful team as an intern during college, and now works full time on Witful. His favorite part of Witful is how fast and responsive it is. He’s working on developing an appreciation for the outdoors, a project which will probably take around five more years.
Lindsey has been a Witful enthusiast from the very beginning. At her prior leadership position, Witful helped her facilitate the delivery of results that delighted customers, while simultaneously nurturing healthy, high performing teams. She will never forget how it felt at the end of her first week using Witful – she closed her computer on Friday realizing that she just finished her most productive week yet, and was already prepared for Monday. Witful felt life changing.
She is in love with her small, quirky, beautiful town of Lyons, Colorado, the HQ of Witful. She and her husband Robert, co-founder of Witful, chose to root their family here to enjoy less traffic and more trails. Originally from NJ, Lindsey favors direct, clear-is-kind communication (#brenebrown) and is particularly fond of an occasional, thoughtfully placed f-bomb. For 15 years, Lindsey has enjoyed the cultural shift to Colorado, and the added bonus of a neutralized accent.
During the winter, you can find her on skate skis. During the summer, you can find her mountain biking and swimming in rivers. And every single morning, you will find her sipping strong, delicious coffee.
Tyler is an experienced software engineer and technical leader. In his spare time, he enjoys working on open source projects, hiking some of Colorado’s many trails, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
When Tyler worked as an engineering manager, he was always trying new methods to support his team and stay connected. This is why Witful resonates so strongly with him. As a consultant and co-founder, he uses it to track threads of conversation and follow-ups across many different clients and contexts. What excites him the most about Witful is that it addresses a problem that no other product solves: bringing just a little bit of calm to the chaos of a busy manager’s day.
Coury has helped grow Witful from the seedling of a codebase it was in 2019 to the mature web app that it is today. He enjoys building products from the ground up, thoughtfully, and from all angles—backend, frontend, product ideation, user interface and experience.
His interest in software development started with programmable legos back in elementary school but wasn’t rekindled until later in life as a second career nearly into his 30’s. Since then he’s been an active open source maintainer and contributor, started multiple meetups in the Denver/Boulder area, and helped co-found ETHDenver, one of the largest hackathons in the world.
His co-workers at Witful have helped nurture his newfound love of mountain biking. He is eternally grateful to be able to work for such a kick ass company, with amazing people, working on an engaging product, right at the foothills of Colorado’s Front Range minutes away from world class bike trails.
Product & Customer Experience
Mike has worked in software since 2006 when he was a co-founder of a digital music startup. Since then he’s held roles at SaaS companies and design agencies, helping teams design, develop and launch their products. His love for the hard challenges involved with launching a new thing is what brought him to Boulder’s entrepreneurial tech community in 2011, where he’s been with his family ever since.
He is a minimalist to a fault, a husband and father of three, an introvert whose work has always involved people, a moderately reckless mountain biker, and a hamburger enthusiast.
Mike has a deep belief that software products can and should be designed ethically and that the journey should be enjoyable because, otherwise, what are we really doing.