Team

Our team is made up of 108 of the brightest and most dedicated designers, software engineers, cartographers, and strategists in the world.

As CEO of Mapbox, Eric coordinates product and business development. Eric has been with the team since the start and splits his time working on projects in San Francisco and Washington DC.

Eric got his start in the mapping and open data space at Development Seed, building open source tools for international development agencies. He holds a master’s degree in international development from American University in Washington, DC, and has dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and international relations.

Young Hahn

Engineering

A long-time open source developer and accomplished artist, Young leads our engineering team with a breadth of experience building practical, functional, and beautiful applications.

Young’s methodical pursuit of elegant solutions to challenging technical problems spans his career. At Development Seed, he led development of Open Atrium and Managing News, open source products for group intranets and news aggregation that were acquired in 2010. Young is also an active maintainer and contributor to several Node.js-based open source projects.

Young is a graduate of Williams College with degrees in studio art and philosophy.

Bonnie Bogle

Operations

Bonnie leads operations at Mapbox, managing everything behind the scenes from budget planning to our daily finances, to contracts, to overall team logistics. One of her core roles is to design efficient internal systems to support our team and allow them to focus on building and running fast.

Bonnie is an active organizer coordinating the local monthly meetup GeoDC and larger annual conferences like OpenStreetMap’s State of the Map conference and FedGeoDay.

Previously Bonnie managed operations at Development Seed. She’s also worked as a journalist, a researcher, and an online writer for nonprofits in DC and in Latin America. Bonnie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from American University in Washington, DC.

Alex Barth

Data

Alex is an open data expert with years of practice in developing and implementing open data strategies and solutions on behalf of multinational organizations like the United Nations and World Bank. At Mapbox, he leads our data team to raise the availability and quality of freely accessible open data.

Before joining Mapbox, Alex was a developer and strategist for Development Seed. Prior to that, Alex managed information technology for an international development organization in Central America, where he became involved in the Central American open source community. In his free time, Alex has designed interactive robots and virtual reality interfaces, organized a traveling exhibit depicting life in Nicaragua and its sweatshops, and taken photos of his life and travels in Washington, DC, Nicaragua, and Austria.

Will White

Engineering

Will runs platform at Mapbox, designing our APIs and building the infrastructure that makes them fast and reliable for over 100 million users around the world. He also works on our data processing pipelines that automatically scale to handle any size task.

Will is passionate about solid organization and honest communication, and enjoys helping people in the open source community get the most out of our work. He received degrees in film and visual arts and information technology at American University in Washington, D.C.

Ian Ward

Engineering

Ian works with the Mapbox engineering team, where he focuses on managing performance, stability, availability, and security across our cloud infrastructure.

Prior to Mapbox, Ian co-founded Development Seed in 2003, where he was involved in everything from business and project management to code development and system administration. Ian began seriously developing on the web in the late 1990’s, and his work spans supporting small NGOs in Peru to helping the U.S. Department of Education and the World Bank create and release open source code.

As an undergraduate and graduate student at American University and Depaul University, Ian studied international relations, international development, and computer science.

Jeff Miccolis

Engineering

Jeff is a senior member of the Mapbox engineering team. His work focuses improving web development processes and streamlining deployment and maintenance, often functioning as an infrastructure architect for the Mapbox platform.

Jeff is an active contributor to various open source projects and has given numerous presentations at local and international developer events. He was one of the co-creators of Open Atrium, a fully customizable open source intranet framework.

Prior to joining Development Seed in 2005, Jeff worked as a programmer and technology manager at a large labor organization and received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at American University in Washington, DC.

Tom MacWright

Engineering

As part of our engineering team, Tom specializes in building interactive and creative open source mapping tools for Mapbox. He is a lead architect of our open source mapping stack, including Mapbox Studio, Mapbox.js, and Mapbox GL JS.

Tom is a frequent speaker on software and visualization, having presented at Where 2.0, Visualized, FOSS4G, and OpenStreetMap’s State of the Map conferences. Tom is an experienced developer in JavaScript, Node.js, Python, and Ruby. He received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from The College of William and Mary.

AJ Ashton

Cartography

AJ is the lead cartographer at Mapbox. AJ works with open data to design beautiful custom maps, including the global street-level Mapbox Streets, based on data from OpenStreetMap.

AJ is also a skilled GIS developer who makes inventive use of open source mapping tools like CartoCSS, GDAL, and Mapnik to pioneer new techniques for designing maps for the web. AJ is active in many of these open source communities and participated in the first ever code sprint for Mapnik in London.

AJ received his degree from the Georgian College for Fine Arts near Toronto, Canada. His artwork has been on exhibition in multiple galleries in Canada.

Dane Springmeyer

Engineering

As part of the Mapbox engineering team, Dane is the resident geographer. He works with the latest open source technologies to solve problems in advanced cartography and data visualization. He programs in C++, JavaScript, and Python and brings a deep knowledge of spatial data and web development to his mapping work.

Dane is a lead Mapnik developer, a charter member of OSGEO, a founding member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and in his former position as principal of dbsgeo.com worked on a range of projects leveraging new technology to address social and environmental problems and aid in disaster response and recovery.

Dane holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and environmental studies from Middlebury College.

Justin Miller

Engineering

Justin leads our Mobile team and brings a wealth of development and startup experience to Mapbox.

Justin has been programming professionally in the open source space since the late 90s and was critical in the formation and success of several technology startups, primarily in the web hosting industry, before running a consultancy for nearly five years building iOS, Mac, and web applications. Outside of Mapbox, Justin enjoys travel and wildlife photography. He lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Artem Pavlenko

Engineering

Artem builds the core infrastructure behind Mapbox’s suite of mapping tools. He is the creator of Mapnik, the open source map renderer powering many open source mapping tools including Mapbox Studio and OpenStreetMap.

Artem is an open source advocate and enthusiast continueing to lead Mapnik’s core development and is actively involved in the OpenStreetMap community. He is a regular speaker at open source conferences such as State of the Map and FOSS4G. Prior to joining Mapbox he played a critical role in MapQuest Open’s launch on open source Mapnik and OpenStreetMap data.

Aterm has been involved in geospatial work since 1997. He has a Master’s degree in radio-electronics from the Moscow Institute of Aviation and currently lives with his family in Charlbury, England.

Saman is a designer at Mapbox. He is involved with the entire lifecycle of our products, from providing strategy and initial concept to consistently polishing the way our applications look and feel.

Saman is the creator of Maki, an open source icon library for geographic points of interest.

Saman studied studio art at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Besides being a designer at Mapbox, he is also an artist and comic maker.

Tristen Brown

Design

As part of the design team at Mapbox, Tristen blends an eye for innovative design with solid experience in web development.

Prior to Mapbox Tristen designed intuitive, easy to use, and accessible user interfaces for websites, data visualizations, maps, and other online tools at Development Seed.

Tristen is also a trumpet player who enjoys jazz and composing and performing music. He earned a Bachelor’s of Art degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and later completed a residency at the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab.

Konstantin Käfer

Engineering

Konstantin is an application developer at Mapbox. He is an expert in JavaScript, node.js, C++, OpenGL and SQLite and works on all parts of the Mapbox application stack.

He is working on pushing map rendering forward on the web and mobile devices. Konstantin holds a Master’s degree in IT Systems Engineering from Hasso Plattner Institute and specialized in multitouch and interactive personal fabrication devices. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

Matt is a data analyst specializing in processing large data sets that power our core maps. With a background in design and GIS, Matt is also an active contributor of our support and training efforts.

Before joining Development Seed, Matt worked as a freelance web designer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geographic information science from Michigan State University.

Ian Villeda

Cartography

As a cartographer at Mapbox, Ian bridges experience working with large data sets and passion for beautiful design. He specializes in spatial data analysis and manipulation, using tools like GDAL, PostGIS, and Mapbox Studio.

Ian studied soil science at Georgetown University. He was a research assistant in Belize, traipsing through the rainforest to study ancient Mayan wetland agriculture, and performed undergraduate research in spatially-explicit soil erosion models.

John Firebaugh

Engineering

John brings more than a decade of experience taming complex code, building libraries and APIs, and coordinating the development of major projects and products. He works on some of Mapbox’s most important software, including client side libraries like Mapbox GL and Mapbox.js and the backend services that power them.

Previously, he helped build, test, and deploy iD, the next generation OpenStreetMap editor, and has contributed to Ruby on Rails and Rubinius, a Ruby implementation.

When John is not working on an open source project, he’s likely hiking, biking, climbing, playing a game of ultimate frisbee, or creating generative art. John holds a degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Ruben is a data analyst specializing in street level data management at Mapbox. He’s a major contributor to OpenStreetMap, with significant contributions around the world and notably in cities in Brazil, Peru, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, and Burkina Faso.

Ruben led efforts to open up government data in Peru, working with the provincial government of Huamanga, Ayacucho to coordinate the release of street-level data, communicate its benefits, and showcase this through open mapping projects, such as creating the first map of the city’s public bus routes.

Before joining Mapbox, Ruben worked as a desktop and web application consultant and developer for small and medium sized organizations. Ruben studied Systems Engineering at the University National San Cristobal de Huamanga in Ayacucho, Peru.

Ansis Brammanis

Engineering

Ansis is a software developer at Mapbox where he works on the Mapbox JavaScript API, the iD OpenStreetMap editor and most recently Mapbox GL.

Ansis skillfully programs in Node.js, JavaScript, and Python. He’s a strong advocate for open source, and loves reading and writing code. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

Bobby Sudekum

Data Analyst

Bobby is a data analyst and engineer at Mapbox where he uses open-source tools to create mapping visualizations. His work includes MapGrams, a tool to visualize Instagram photos on a map, and MeatText, an open-source iOS app that allows users to accurately share their location with friends.

Before joining Mapbox, Bobby worked as a GIS specialist at GreenInfo Network where he created both print and online maps for non-profits throughout California. Bobby graduated from The University of Vermont in the spring of 2011 where he studied geography. There, he also worked at the UVM Spatial Analysis Lab collaborating on a team that specialized in extracting features from satellite imagery.

Garrett is a designer and developer at Mapbox. He brings a strong vision to Mapbox products through his technical background, design sensibility, and history of crafting strong user experiences.

Before joining Mapbox, Garrett was an early part of the team at Opower where he saw through its growth as a startup. He has also been responsible for numerous other projects including mashups of child art and illustration, interventionist window doodles, and the addictive node.js powered social drawing game Doodle or Die.

Charlie Loyd

Satellite

Charlie is an imagery specialist at Mapbox, where he uses a variety of open-source tools to turn satellite photos into maps. He brings experience from many collaborative and community-oriented software projects, and has both formal and informal knowhow in visualizing geolocated data.

Before joining Mapbox, Charlie worked as a graphic designer, tutor, typographer, and freelance web developer, among other things. In his free time, he enjoys hiking – both natural and urban.

Eric is a data artist and software developer. At Mapbox, he is working on improving the accuracy of the OpenStreetMap base map and on tools for creating innovative data visualizations on top of it.

Before joining Mapbox, Eric was an artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and prior to that was a software engineer on the Android team at Google. His maps have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and have been published in Wired, Popular Science, Best American Infographics, and many other print and online publications. He is particularly interested in using geographic data to understand and improve the pedestrian and transit experience in cities. He has a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Chicago and lives in Oakland, CA.

Nicki Dlugash

Design

As a designer at Mapbox, Nicki fuses data visualization, intuitive interfaces, and clean typography into experiences that empower users to understand complex information.

Nicki is from Hong Kong, but has followed her passion for design to several major East Coast cities. Her experiences range from designing packaging and products for an e-reader accessories company in Boston to conducting user research on teen pregnancy prevention for the Baltimore City Health Department. Nicki holds a master’s degree in Graphic Design from MICA, where she developed her thesis, Play Math, on visualizing mathematical concepts through play. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sean Gillies

Engineering

Sean is an engineer at Mapbox, working on core algorithmic and geospatial issues. He’s the creator of the successful Shapely and Fiona open-source GIS libraries, and one of the main authors of the GeoJSON specification.

Sean has worked on image analysis, linked historical data, education, topology, and software development. He’s a graduate of the University of Utah and Colorado State University with degrees in Physics and Atmospheric Science.

Mike Morris

Engineering

Mike Morris is an engineer with a wealth of experience in web development. He is one of the lead developers of prose.io and a contributor to geojson.io. His work focuses on user interaction and draws from his experience developing realtime applications using node.js. He is a strong advocate of open data and social justice and seeks to advance those causes through his work.

Mike is a native of Maryland where he earned his degree in Mass Communication from Towson University. On the weekends Mike can often be found outdoors camping, fishing or skiing.

Vladimir Agafonkin

Engineering

As a part of the engineering team, Vladimir is helping us build the future of interactive maps. He’s the creator of Leaflet, the most widely used open source map library, and has been involved in many open source and open data projects, using his sharp JavaScript skills, mathematical background and love for simplicity to tackle challenges.

Vladimir is also an avid musician and the frontman of the rock band Obiymy Doschu. He loves singing, writing songs, playing an acoustic guitar, and also enjoys karate, bodyweight fitness, cycling, hiking and photography. He holds a Master’s degree in applied mathematics from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, and lives in Kiev, Ukraine.

Eden Halperin

Design

Eden is a designer and developer at Mapbox. Combining a background in mobile/web product design and data visualization with technical know-how, he crafts memorable product experiences.

Before joining Mapbox, Eden worked with the team at Base as an early hire through a period of rapid growth. He also has experience designing for clients big and small at creative agencies. He studied interactive design and business at Indiana University.

Lindsay Young

Operations

Lindsay supports operations and business strategy at Mapbox. She builds internal systems to help scale our team and drive our business into new industries.

Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Middle East Studies from George Washington University where she studied linguistics and Arabic. She loves traveling, hockey, and reading novels.

Rafa Gutierrez

Support

Rafa Gutierrez heads up support at Mapbox. He helps developers integrate Mapbox into their applications. He produces documentation and guides to help new developers with Mapbox tools and services. He also works closely with the engineering team to make sure problems get fixed fast.

Before joining Mapbox, Rafa worked as a GIS manager for an environmental consulting firm and freelanced in cartography and web development. He is an active participant in the open source geospatial community of Portland, Oregon and an avid orienteer.

Rafa holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography from the University of Georgia.

Jeff Hurlock

Business

Jeff helps onboard new Mapbox subscribers, manage existing accounts, and design custom plans, while working closely with the business development and operations teams. Jeff also works on internal processes and special projects.

Before joining Mapbox, Jeff founded a sports ticket brokerage called DCseats. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Widener University. Outside of Mapbox, Jeff enjoys traveling and is a big DC sports fan.

Aaron Lidman

Engineering

Aaron is a developer at Mapbox and works on tools and data to improve OpenStreetMap. His work includes OSMLY, a tool that simplifies the process of importing data into OpenStreetMap.

In his free time Aaron enjoys hiking, biking, and running. Aaron is a graduate of UC Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Katie Wandtke

Operations

Katie is the Mapbox account manager, taking care of our subscribers, making contracting painless, and running out our finances as our user base expands, all while supporting the backend logistics of a growing team.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Katie was a project manager at Chemonics where she helped implement USAID-funded projects in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. She has a master’s degree in International Administration from the University of Denver and degrees in history and communications from Michigan State University. Katie bleeds green, is an avid traveler, and hiker of Maryland trails.

Paul Goodman

business

Paul works on business development and communications via our San Francisco office. He also leads strategic projects, currently growing our product lines for agriculture and government.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Paul co-founded Acopio, a social enterprise delivering technology solutions to coffee and cacao farmers in Latin America. He has a background in international development and has helped organizations large and small think strategically about how to use technology to solve real-world problems. Paul holds a MA in information management and systems from UC-Berkeley and a BA in international affairs from the George Washington University.

Ryan Clark

Engineering

Ryan Clark is a geologist turned coder with a passion for providing scientists with simple, open-source tools that help keep their data flexible, open, and accessible. At Mapbox he works on maintaining server infrastructure, hacking on our various data-processing pipelines and improving our devops tools.

Ryan holds a master’s degree in Geology and Geochemistry from MIT. In his free time, he enjoys keeping in touch with his geologic roots by building applications that try to convey geologic information to the broader public. When he’s not writing code, Ryan tries to balance his love of pie, great coffee and tequila with plenty of rock-climbing and hours of Crossfit.

Mick Thompson

Engineering

Mick Thompson is an experienced engineer with a focus on web application development at Mapbox. He works on the Mapbox API and keeps maps loading fast.

Mick was most recently at Code for America helping cities use technology to more effectively deliver city services. Before joining CfA he built web apps and APIs for Occipital’s 360 Panorama. Mick grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding.

Edith Quispe is a power OpenStreetMap contributor and leads operations at Mapbox Peru.

Prior to Mapbox Edith worked as an accountant. She holds a degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Cristobál de Huamanga. In her spare time, Edith enjoys traveling.

Tatiana is a designer at Mapbox and fills her days illustrating, animating, and breathing personality into our growing product suite.

Tatiana has a Masters in Visual Arts, focusing on Graphic and Multimedia design at Sint-Lucas, School of Arts in Ghent and a Bachelor’s degree in Development and Design at Howest University College in Kortrijk, Belgium.

When she’s not working, Tatiana loves cooking, taking pictures and traveling.

Camille Teicheira

Engineering

Camille is a developer at Mapbox. She builds backend systems and frontend data visualizations for monitoring and improving the worldwide performance of Mapbox maps.

Camille is a co-organizer of Maptime SF, a weekly meetup group for collaborative learning of mapping technologies.

Camille recently graduated from Hackbright Academy, an intensive engineering program for women, where she worked on a cutting edge web-based photoplethysmographic project. Prior to Hackbright and Mapbox she was learning about maps and supporting the team at Stamen Design. Camille holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from UC Berkeley.

When not working or painting, Camille is probably hunting down burritos by bicycle.

Carol Hansen

Engineering

Carol is an engineer working to strengthen and expand Mapbox APIs, web services, and other awesome Mapbox tools. She brings her experience in web development, GIS, and her passion for open data and civic innovation.

Before joining Mapbox, Carol worked as a software engineer for MITRE, volunteered with the Code for Boston CfA Brigade, and has been involved in a number of open source projects. She holds degrees in both International Studies and Computer Science. Outside of coding, Carol enjoys commuting by bike, sipping craft beers, playing guitar, and most recently skeet shooting.

Nick Ingalls

Engineering

Nick is an engineer who’s active in the OpenStreetMap community, contributing to projects like the New York City building import and Open Addresses. He brings his experience in geography and GIS, and his passion for OpenStreetMap to solving tough problems like geocoding and automated data processing.

Before joining Mapbox, Nick studied Geomatics at the University of New Brunswick, built tools for teachers, and designed lighting sets for the Saint John Theatre Company. When Nick isn’t coding, he’s climbing rock walls and participating in biathlons.

Damon Burgett

Engineering

Damon is a designer, developer, and geographer at Mapbox. He blends a diverse array of experience in GIS, remote sensing, geomorphology, design, and illustration in an innovative approach to geographic data analysis and visualization.

Damon is a graduate of the Geography program at San Francisco State University. Previously, he was a GIS Analyst, Graphic Designer, and Planner at the Port of San Francisco. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he can often be found backpacking, snowboarding, and slow roasting meat over an open flame.

Camilla Mahon

Satellite

Camilla is an imagery specialist at Mapbox where she works with the Satellite team to analyze environmental and remotely sensed data. She also works to facilitate the transition of traditional pipelines into fully open-source powered workflows.

Camilla comes to us from Clark University, where she studied spatial statistics and advanced remote sensing. Having worked in community development and natural resource conservation, she is interested in earth systems science and urban resilience in a rapidly changing world. When not working with data, Camilla can be found adventuring on her bike, coaching ice hockey, or attempting to play the drums.

Amy Lee is a designer at Mapbox. She brings an experimental art+maker background alongside seasoned web chops ranging from designing interactive experiences, to metrics-based advertising campaigns, to UX-focused landing pages and microsites.

She recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a Masters in Fine Art in graphic design. There Amy Lee mixed graphic design fundamentals with physical computing, creative generative coding, and digital fabrication. Born and raised in Southeast Ohio, Amy Lee only eats her chili over spaghetti and loves a good game of cornhole.

Patrick Niklaus

Directions

Patrick is a computer scientist working on the Directions team. He is a contributor to OpenStreetMap and to projects such as alaCarte, a CSS-based map renderer. Patrick brings his experience in algorithms and C++ and his passion for solving tough problems.

Patrick is currently pursuing a degree in computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Lauren Budorick

Engineering

Lauren is a developer at Mapbox. Coming to software development from a background in experience design, she works on building intuitive Mapbox products that span the full stack.

Lauren graduated last year from Hackbright Academy, where she built an elevation-based running route generator. Prior to Hackbright, she worked as a UX designer at a digital agency in Alexandria, Virginia, rearchitecting sites for health research and foreign aid organizations. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where she double-majored in public policy studies and visual arts.

When not writing code, Lauren enjoys photography, traveling, and pondering how she survived the first 22 years of her life on the east coast with so comparatively few avocados.

Morgan Herlocker

Engineering

Morgan is a developer at Mapbox. As an advocate for open source, he is dedicated to making data analysis as accessible as possible across the web. He is the creator of Turf – a modular Javascript GIS engine optimized for simplicity, along with dozens of other Node.js modules centered around data analysis.

Morgan is an expert in predictive modeling, and his previous experience includes creating forcasting algorithms for many international retail brands. Morgan holds a degree in Philosophy and Politcal Science from the College of Charleston.

Karen Shea

Design

Karen is a designer at Mapbox who dabbles in cartography and development. She helps grow design at Mapbox by bringing analytical perspective and healthy curiosity to the team.

Karen made the transition to Mapbox after finishing an undergraduate degree in graphic design at MICA, where she spent four years trying everything at least once. Her experience includes stints in design studios, non-profits and freelance work. While not at Mapbox, she is probably getting ironically lost while exploring Washington, DC or baking bread.

Luis Alanya Ortega is a power OpenStreetMap contributor. As part of the data team, he continuously improves OpenStreetMap mapping buildings and updating road networks across the United States.

Luis studies psychology at the Universidad de San Martín de Porres in Lima, Peru.

As part of our data team, Richman continuously improves OpenStreetMap updating roads, adding buildings, and fixing systematic map issues around the world.

Richman studied Systems Engineering at San Cristobál de Huamanga University in Peru. Before joining Mapbox he worked at Eco-Management Piura, Peru and as a system administrator at the Jesús Nazareno clinic in Ayacucho, Peru.

Danny Aiquipa Pacheco is a power OpenStreetMap contributor. As part of the data team, she continuously improves OpenStreetMap, adding new roads and updating road networks across the United States and around the world.

Danny studied Systems Engineering at the San Cristobál de Huamanga University in Peru. Besides mapping on OpenStreetMap she loves programming in Java. Before joining Mapbox she worked for the Instituto de Consultoría y Especialización del Peru.

Shiv works on data acquisition, new markets, and mapping at Mapbox. Before joining the team, he was an international education consultant and had roles in sales, market research, association management, international development, and GIS.

Shiv has degrees in Business and Economics with concentrations in Communications and Political Science. Originally from southern India where his family runs a sustainable coffee plantation, he has traveled throughout the developing world and lived in east Africa. Among the things he is most passionate about are street food, tennis, and travel.

Matt Irwin

Business

Matt works on business and strategy, humanitarian collaborations, and bringing Mapbox to government.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Matt was a diplomat at the State Department where he mediated boundary disputes, supported regional peace talks, and liaised with rebel groups throughout the Middle East. Most recently he led State’s Syria team and helped coordinate the intelligence community’s Syria activities. In his spare time, Matt can be found road or cyclocross racing, playing the banjo, baking pies, or conducting oceanographic research in the fjords of British Columbia. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in philosophy and has lived in Kinshasa, Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus.

Peter Liu

Design

Peter builds interfaces for Mapbox editing software, and enjoys unpacking complex systems into manageable pieces.

Before Mapbox, Peter was the first designer at Affirm, and produced data visualizations for Trulia, Causes, and Mode. Much to his parents' chagrin, he is also on indefinite sabbatical from a master’s degree in design.

Originally from Guangzhou, China, Peter studied psychobiology at UCLA and is an avid noodle enthusiast.

Katy DeCorah

Design

Katy is obsessed with using technology in new and unique ways. She loves sharing her ideas and design process to empower others to push the boundaries of what is possible with design and technology. As an instructor, Katy breaks down dense topics in understandable and entertaining ways.

Before joining Mapbox, Katy improved usability and accessibility in state government. She holds an undergraduate degree in History from Siena College and a Masters in Information Science from the University at Albany.

Tom Lee

Data

Tom works with Mapbox’s data team to open geodata for our users and the entire world. With a background in open data policy and software engineering, he’s the perfect fit to help us push new frontiers on data accessibility.

Tom spent the last six years leading the labs team at the Sunlight Foundation. Prior to that he built websites for large nonprofits and House and Senate offices using technologies that he would now prefer to forget. He’s always up for a conversation about physical computing, bicycles, and Halloween.

Cathryn Stickel

Operations

Cathryn supports our growing team by developing smart systems and processes that help us scale fast and keep our culture strong. She brings this same approach to the business, logistics, and finance side, touching all operations at Mapbox.

Cathryn previously spent three years running operations at FrontlineSMS, helping to transition the company from a small nonprofit to an international business with offices on three continents. She has a master’s degree in global communications from the George Washington University.

Ali Anthes

Business

Ali has the dual role of account manager and support, bringing new users on to Mapbox and helping existing ones better use our platform - and bridging everything in between.

Before joining Mapbox, Ali worked as a pastry chef and designed custom shelving at The Container Store. She has a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and the History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Johan Uhle

Engineering

Johan is part of the Engineering team at Mapbox. He works on the infrastructure that powers the Mapbox platform, making sure that maps are processed and delivered reliably and fast.

Johan has a background in rock and electronic music, playing and organizing shows. Later he combined his passions of music and technology by organizing music and art hackathons.

Johan currently lives in Berlin, Germany. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Hasso Plattner Institute. Previously he worked in the API team of SoundCloud.

Andreas is a designer at Mapbox. Trained as an architect and urban designer, he brings a critical eye for map design and visual storytelling to the design team.

An East Coast import, Andreas grew up in the Boston area and most recently graduated from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Before Mapbox, he was a fellow at Stamen Design, where he worked on mapping the Bay Area’s public transit systems. He previously worked as an architect and urban designer in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and New York City.

Andrey is an OpenStreetMap expert at Mapbox. He works on our data team to continuously improve our maps based on customer feedback and algorithmic error detection. Andrey is a seasoned OpenStreetMap expert with many years of experience and he is actively involved in the mapping community in his hometown in Ukraine and beyond.

Before joining Mapbox, Andrey worked as an economist at Interbank. He holds an economics degree from Dnipropetrovsk State University and in his spare time, he loves taking photos and spending time with his family.

Lyzi Diamond

Education

Lyzi focuses on community building and education, making our tools and products fun and accessible for all users through super awesome documentation, guides, and tutorials.

Lyzi is also co-founder of Maptime, a beginner-oriented learning environment geared toward maps and programming with chapters all over the world. Before joining Mapbox, Lyzi was a fellow at Code for America working with city governments to help them better use technology. She holds a dual degree in Geography and Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon.

Kelvin is a software development intern at Mapbox, working on many different parts of the stack from geocoding to open source Javascript libraries.

Before Mapbox, Kelvin worked at AidData as a Data Management intern, writing Python scripts to automate the standardization of geocoded data for international aid. He is currently a junior at the College of William & Mary where he is studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. In his free time he enjoys running, playing soccer, sailing, and sitting on couches.

Blake Thompson

Engineering

Blake is a member of the Mapbox Engineering team. He has a passion for solving complex problems in software, especially those that involve large amounts of data or must be done in a small amount of time.

Prior to working at Mapbox, Blake developed high throughput and low latency weather visualization systems, a weather push notification system, and high volume weather data APIs. He also has experience doing algorithm development and safety analysis for a GPS corrections and integrity monitoring system for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Blake graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Brad Leege

Engineering

Brad is an engineer at Mapbox, making our tools run just as smoothly on mobile devices as they do on the web. He recently built out the mobile stack at the University of Wisconsin, has collaborated on iTunes U with Apple and business process automation with ShopBop and Amazon, and built websites for the Seattle Mariners and New York Rangers. He’s passionate about open source, open data, and sharing both with others.

Brad has a degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin. He’s an avid traveler, soccer fanatic, and craft beer enthusiast. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Leith Bade

Engineering

Leith is an engineer at Mapbox. Leith brings a love of the outdoors and a fascination with geospatial data to his work, where he’s building the next generation of smooth, interactive maps rendered on Android with OpenGL.

Leith has a degree in Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering from Massey University. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, mountain biking and anything else in the great outdoors. Though he lives in Canberra, Australia, Leith is a New Zealander through and through.

Sajjad Anwar

Engineering

Sajjad builds data processing and productivity tools to scale our data team. He has been working closely with OpenStreetMap data and technology for over 6 years. As a strong advocate of open data, he is actively involved in its movement in India with initiatives like DataMeet and GeoBLR.

Prior to Mapbox, Sajjad built a platform for monitoring natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the data infrastructure to improve accountability and transparency of public schooling in Karnataka, India. Sajjad holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Ruth Maben

Data

Ruth is a data analyst at Mapbox improving vital datasets like OpenStreetMap.

Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Mysuru University. Prior to joining Mapbox Ruth managed operations in quality and training departments of telecom companies. Ruth is big into sports and played for the Karnataka State Women’s Cricket Team for eight years.

A veteran of technology law and policy, Michael leads Mapbox’s legal work and works on business and strategy.

Prior to Mapbox, Michael was Director of Digital Learning and Legal Advisor to the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission, where he oversaw a five billion dollar expansion of the FCC’s investment in broadband to schools, creation of the U.S.’s largest ever rural broadband extension program, and several major FCC open data efforts. Prior to the FCC, Michael led efforts to expand access to lifesaving drugs in poor countries through licensing reform and patent litigation, and he worked on copyright and consumer privacy at the Center for Democracy & Technology. On the weekend, Michael heads to the mountains. Michael graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School and clerked for Judge David S. Tatel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Srividya works with the Mapbox data team on improving OpenStreetMap, the free and editable map of the world powering Mapbox Streets.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Srividya built web applications for non-profit organizations. She is a contributor to a series of open source projects, where she has focused on localization projects and translations into Kannada and Hindi. As a member of Women in Free Software India she helps women to contribute to free and open source projects. Srividya holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

An accomplished contributor to OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia, Arun helps lead our mapping efforts on OpenStreetMap and other vital datasets powering the Mapbox platform.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Arun helped the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to design the geography portion of their digital literacy program. Arun holds a degree in interaction design from National Institute of Design and a degree in telecommunication engineering from Anna University.

Vanessa Frontiero

Operations

Vanessa is part of our Operations team where she creates systems that help run our business, supports our team across five time zones, and keeps our SF office running tight. She nails the logistics behind the scene and makes sure our team can run fast and strong.

Previously, Vanessa researched the intersection of health and technology, and supported social entrepreneurs in Washington, DC and Ghana as they launched and scaled their businesses. She holds a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the George Washington University, and is equal parts traveler, runner, Bostonian, and guacamole enthusiast.

Minh Nguyễn

Engineering

Minh is an engineer at Mapbox, bringing a love of maps and open data to our mobile platform.

Minh is a longtime contributor to Wikipedia and a prolific mapper for OpenStreetMap. Previously, he worked on developer tools at Apple and on presentation software at Microsoft. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Emily McAfee

Engineering

Emily is a developer at Mapbox who loves using programming to support connections between the online and physical worlds.

Emily has a degree in History from Swarthmore College and is a graduate of General Assembly’s web development immersive program. A California native, she enjoys anything that will get her outside – especially running, biking, and ultimate frisbee.

As part of the Mapbox data team, Abimael works to improve OpenStreetMap data based on user feedback.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Abimael has worked as English teacher and web programmer. Abimael holds degrees in English and Spanish from San Cristóbal of Huamanga University.

Eliane analyzes and improves Mapbox Streets data based on customer feedback and strategic needs.

Before joining Mapbox Eliane helped implement inventory software with DIRESA, Peru’s health department. She holds a degree in systems engineering from San Cristóbal of Huamanga University.

César is a data specialist at Mapbox continuously improving OpenStreetMap - one of the key datasets powering Mapbox Streets.

César holds a degree in systems engineering from San Cristóbal of Huamanga University. Before joining Mapbox, César worked as a database architect in his university’s IT office.

As part of the Mapbox data team, Karito is improving OpenStreetMap from satellite imagery. Recently she added fresh road data in Caracas, Venezuela.

Before joining Mapbox, Karito worked with the Peruvian census. She holds a degree in systems engineering from San Cristóbal of Huamanga University.

Thiago Santos

Engineering

Thiago is a performance and graphics expert at Mapbox. Thiago brings his passion for maps and low level engineering to bear on building the fastest APIs for web and mobile platforms.

Before joining Mapbox, Thiago tuned major browsers for the Intel platform and opened Brazil’s IBGE PDF maps for digitization in OpenStreetMap.

Nina Armah

Business

Nina works on sales and accounts to support our customers and helps scale our billing systems in smart ways.

Before joining Mapbox Nina specialized in patent prosecution and worked on a clean water project in Haiti. Nina holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has a passion for making things – out of yarn, paper, or lines of code.

Zach Beattie

Business

Zach works with our business development team out of the Garage in Washington, D.C. He fields sales questions and finds creative ways to reach new Mapbox users.

Before joining Mapbox, Zach co-founded SafeTrek, a mobile app that helps people in unsafe situations easily connect with the police. Zach also has a background in comedy and has facilitated improv workshops that help companies innovate on idea generation, product development, and creative collaboration. He attended the University of Missouri, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.

Chethan helps us add improved content on OpenStreetMap based on customer feedback and automated error monitoring.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Chethan worked as a consultant for information security products at Aeronautical Development Agency ensuring data integrity. Chethan holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University.

Ramya works with the data team on improving vital data sets like OpenStreetMap based on satellite imagery and customer feedback.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Ramya worked as a Build Engineer and also as a freelance tamil translator. She is an alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) in Pilani and holds a degree in Information Systems.

Alice Kuo

Business

Alice works with teams across Mapbox to dive into and solve hard business problems. Her data science skills, background as an analyst, and experience running a business line help us grow in a smart way.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Alice graduated from Zipfian Academy where she built an image classifier by applying machine learning algorithms. Before enrolling at Zipfian, Alice ran the e-commerce business of a health startup and worked as a web analyst for a home decor retailer. She holds a degree from Wellesley College where she studied Psychology and Economics, which explains why she enjoys analyzing just about anything and everything. Alice also enjoys traveling, uncovering the food scene wherever she goes, and experiencing childlike excitement at the sight of any dog.

Chau Nguyen

Directions

Chau is a computer scientist working on the Directions team. She works on improving the routing backend using her knowledge of graph theory and algorithms.

In her free time she enjoys hip-hop dancing, singing in a choir and eating ice cream. She also organizes a coding camp to introduce teenage girls to programming.

Jake Pruitt

Engineering

Jake works on improving the speed and reliability of the infrastructure behind our various data processing pipelines. Jake brings a solid knowledge of the node.js open source ecosystem and a passion for data visualization.

Jake has a background in front-end map-based applications and back-end architectures, and is currently studying economics, mathematics and computer science at Arizona State University.

Lucas Wojciechowski

Engineering

Lucas is a software engineer at Mapbox where he works on Mapbox GL and the Mapbox data platform. He graduated from the University of Waterloo Software Engineering program in the class of 2015.

In his free time, he enjoys long distance running and mountaineering, as well as making trail maps of the kinds of places those hobbies take him.

Scott Andrews

Engineering

As a member of the engineering team, Scott applies his deep understanding of JavaScript and front-end development to a growing enthusiasm for geospatial data.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Scott led the development effort for Flux Metro, a tool to visualize urban planning codes. He gained the open source itch as the JavaScript team lead within the Spring Framework. Scott graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Information Technology.

Maya Gao

Design

As part of the design team, Maya creates beautiful, intuitive interfaces and enhances the overall user experience on Mapbox.com and across all our tools.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Maya designed websites and mobile applications for travelers at Lonely Planet. She also helped build WordPress content management widgets for journalists at Upstatement. Maya holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Tongji University, Shanghai.

Jason Wray

Engineering

Jason is an engineer at Mapbox, working with the mobile and support teams to help developers get the most out of Mapbox Mobile.

A native Oregonian, Jason spends most of his spare time cycling and exploring. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Portland State University and has studied at Hokkaido University and Ryukoku University in Japan.

Don Drummond

Operations

Don is on our operations team, where he helps analyze our books, streamline our reporting systems, manage accounting, and handle day-to-day finances. He also supports our sales team, runs logistics in our DC office, and steps in wherever else he’s needed.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Don was a consultant with Deloitte, where he helped government agencies create systems to ensure clean internal audits. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Portland. Don proudly serves in the Army Reserves. On weekends when he’s not in training he can be found outside hiking, running, and cycling.

Jinal is part of the Data Team and is responsible for creating and improving map data on platforms like OpenStreetMap. She focuses on working through a variety of issues identified by our automated error monitoring tool, customers, and satellite imagery.

Jinal holds a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. While in school, she has worked on conceptualization and designing of applications in fields of safety, Market Research and Fitness. She loves interacting with people and has passion for organizing and managing events. She also enjoys writing poetry.

Pratik works as a data analyst at Mapbox and focuses improving OpenStreetMap data using a combination of satellite imagery, customer feedback, and probe data.

Pratik joins the team with a background in geoinformatics. He holds a masters in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation with a specialization in geoinformatics from University of Twente, Netherlands. When not staring at maps, he loves motorcycling, traveling off the beaten path, and tea.

Virginia Yung

Satellite

Virginia is an imagery data scientist at Mapbox, working with the satellite team to improve all aspects of our image processing chain.

Virginia is a recent graduate of the Data Science program at Zipfian Academy where she focused on practical applications of machine learning and computer vision. Prior to enrolling at Zipfian, Virginia worked as a product data analyst at Zendesk and as a data scientist at a CRM startup. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Washington. In her free time, Virginia enjoys cooking, skiing, swimming, and hanging out with her dog Mochi.

Jacques Tardie

Satellite

Jacques is an imagery specialist at Mapbox, helping the satellite team scale our basemap processing pipeline and aiding in data acquisition. He is interested in how we perceive place, especially in light of the increasingly available amount of imagery and computational power available to interact with it.

Jacques comes to Mapbox from the coast of Maine, having just finished a short stint in Seattle, WA at the Code Fellow’s Python development accelerator. Prior to that, he worked as a Biologist helping to restore Atlantic salmon habitat in Maine. In his free time, Jacques hikes, attempts to play soccer, and reads.

Bruno Abinader

Engineering

Bruno is an application developer at Mapbox. He is an expert in C++ and Rust and brings his experience with parallel programming to build the fastest mapping library for phones and the web.

Before joining Mapbox, Bruno was hacking browser engines at Samsung and is one of the top contributors of the Servo engine, the new open source browser engine from Mozilla written in Rust.

Jeremy Stratman

Operations

Jeremy works next to our CEO Eric, running logistics, sharpening our business strategies, and supporting everything that comes up on the business side of things.

Jeremy comes to Mapbox with deep logistics experience. He served as an officer in the Army, where he managed operations and intelligence during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Most recently, he ran merchandising operations for an industrial supply giant. Jeremy holds a Masters in GIS from Penn State and a BS in GIS from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Nikhil is a map analyst at Mapbox, working on continuously improving vital datasets like OpenStreetMap that power our beautiful maps.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Nikhil was working at Tech Mahindra helping them test telecommunication networks. He is an open source enthusiast and holds a degree in computing applications. Nikhil likes to read world history and play computer games.

Siyu Song

Engineering

Siyu is a Software Engineer at Mapbox. He works on the backend systems that support the various teams at Mapbox. Siyu is passionate about creating tools and workflows to help designers and developers work more efficiently.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Siyu worked in visual effects at Lucasfilm and Dreamworks Animation. Outside of Mapbox you can find Siyu on stage performing improv comedy and weird experimental theater.

Siyu holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Max Sirenko

Business

Max focuses on business development, product marketing, and user adoption.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Max worked as a venture capital associate at DFJ Growth, where he covered startups in enterprise software, machine learning, and next generation aerospace. Before that, Max performed financial and strategic analysis for technology clients at Citigroup. Max holds a dual bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Computer Science and Economics and he enjoys hiking, live music, and east-coast style swing dancing.

Aarthy works on improving OpenStreetMap and other vital datasets that power our maps through analyzing satellite imagery, customer feedback and probe data from our partners.

Prior to joining Mapbox, Aarthy was finishing her bachelor’s in computer science. She is passionate about programming, data science and machine learning. While in college, she started Sanshray, an NGO that supports minorities through training in communication and business. Aarthy is an avid music lover and in a parallel universe owns a rock ‘n roll cafe.

Daniel Hofmann

Engineering

Daniel is a Software Engineer at Mapbox. He works in the Directions team where he builds and improves applications for the Mapbox stack.

He comes to Mapbox with a deep background in modern and idiomatic C++14 and an interest in geospatial analysis.

Daniel graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, specializing in parallel programming and distributed systems. He currently lives in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Jessi Mann

Operations

Jessi supports the entire team, ensuring we’re utilizing our DC space in the smartest way possible, and scaling our internal systems as we grow.

Prior to Mapbox, she was with Save the Children, where she managed operations of a food security project, and previously worked as an analyst at USAID. She has a master’s in public policy from the George Washington University and teaches fitness classes on Capitol Hill when she’s not hanging out in the garage.

Oindrila works on the data team to expedite data improvements on OpenStreetMap by analyzing satellite imagery, and our customer’s feedback.

Oindrila brings a deep interest in data sciences, machine learning and algorithms, and software development. Prior to joining Mapbox, she was a developer for KDE, and an active member of the Durgapur Linux Users' Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata. In her free time, Oindrila enjoys traveling, photographing anything that strikes her fancy, cooking, and quilling.

Rebecca is passionate about helping Mapbox grow through customer success and strategic product marketing.

Rebecca’s empathy with Mapbox users stems from her work founding and building Terrapn, a platform that helped food lovers collect and share their favorite places on earth. Rebecca spent five years in marketing at Johnson & Johnson and holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UC San Diego, along with a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. When she’s not working, Rebecca is usually thinking about food, cooking, or getting to know the people behind amazing restaurants for Menu Stories.

Dan Swick

Support

Dan is on the support team at Mapbox, where he works with developers to make sure their maps are running smoothly and looking great. He works with the development team to ensure user feedback gets rolled into the next iteration of Mapbox tools. He also writes documentation and creates guides to help new Mapbox users find the information they need.

Before joining Mapbox, Dan was a project manager at the Delta Institute, where he worked with Great Lakes communities, businesses, and governments to build a more environmentally resilient region. Dan holds a bechelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas. Before coming to San Francisco, Dan also started Maptime Chicago. After work, Dan can usually be found pedaling towards the woods.

Daniel Patterson

Engineering

Daniel is an engineer at Mapbox, working on all things Directions. He spends his day thinking about GPS data streaming, statistics and graph theory.

Prior to Mapbox, Daniel ran SkiTrails, a system to put live GPS data on maps for cross-country skiers.

Outside the office, Daniel likes to spend his time playing wherever there are mountains, preferably on a pair of skis.