Michelle Klann (nickname: Miki) is a Jackie of all trades. Though she specializes as a designer, she's been known to knock down some pretty nifty, object oriented, JS applications ~ Mozify anyone? When she's not geeking out on the computer, you can find Miki at the volleyball court, playing golf, or cracking the whip with her two, little, wild and crazy youngsters.
John Thies is "The Man" behind the scenes at EOA to make sure everything is running smoothly. He loves technology, from programming to tinkering with mobile devices to reading Wired Magazine. When he's not in-front of a computer or playing nerf hoops with his colleagues, he is either playing golf, on the softball field, snowboarding or hanging out with his wife and son (Gavin - 4 months old).
Tonniel Chin (aka Sanka - yes that is a 'Cool Runnings' reference) is always looking for a problem to solve; like how to finally beat his colleagues in Nerf 'HORSE'. A graduate of Texas A&M, Tonniel relishes the day he can teach his sons (Caleb and Liam[6 months]) Calculus. Hobbies include poker, coding (sad, he knows), fishing and exploring new places with his family. Favorite TV shows: The Challenge, Survivor, Bizarre Foods. Favorite expression: 'One Time!'
Geoff Phillips is a writer, web designer and foodie. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Geoff polished his writing skills working for newspapers and magazines before joining EOA. Always a web junkie, Geoff is now living his dream of building web pages professionally. When he's not learning about CSS, he enjoys exploring the Denver restaurant scene or hiking in the foothills. Favorite Denver restaurant: Fruition.
When he's not running around in the mountains or building mods for video games Jordan is keeping up with the very cutting edge of web development and programming. A natural born problem solver and analytical thinker Jordan takes great pride in finally cracking that complex solution. Despite his prowess with a computer a Nerf 'HORSE' win is likely not to become part of his list of achievements in the near future. Favorite Quote, "There's no place like 127.0.0.1."
When Tom is not keeping everyone on point, you could find him outside backpacking, snowboarding, golfing and fishing. While indoors he likes to cook for his family and friends, work on computer labbing, listen to records, start a poker game, or plan the next outing. His background in all things technical combines with a drive to enable growth in others, making Tom a great leader to the team.
Duane likes computers. He likes building, buying, repairing, fixing, managing and recycling computers. With 16 years of experience in CIS, Duane has managed systems including DOS, Windows, many server operating systems, as well as Unix and Linux. Duane spends most of his time with Linux and VMware today. Duane's first video game he played was Asteroids, at the local Dairy Queen. Duane's favorite quote is, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," By Arthur C. Clarke.
Mallory Mongeon (pronounced Moe-shon) is the person behind our email campaigns, and also has her hands in social media and blogging. She was born in the Midwest, Minnesota to be exact (You Betcha!). If she's not tweeting dorky email jokes, she is talking incessantly about her dachshund, Schnapps (Yes folks, she named him that). Don't be shy, give her a friendly shout out on Twitter to talk about the latest tech gossip.
Being the dad of a 2 year old toddler son, Christian spends most of his "free" time reading books with lots of pictures, running around the house, and playing trains. He enjoys listening to most kinds of music, but is especially fond of bebop, cool jazz and classical. Having owned and operated a successful landscaping business for 13 years, Christian also loves gardening and things that grow. Favorite quote, "The only source of knowledge is experience."
Allan Patterson is a technical problem solver with a degree in Computer Engineering from Purdue University: Go Boilers! He loves learning new things and helping others to learn. When he isn't coding, he enjoys playing video games and board games, as well as tinkering with various electronics and LEGO® bricks. Outdoors, he enjoys skiing, ice skating and hiking with his wife and their golden retriever Amy, who is notoriously clumsy at ice skating!
If EOA had a mascot, it would be Joe; a quirky embodiment of the company dancing on the sidelines. Joe is an English major in his transitional years, the years where he "finds" himself AND the course of his future. He's brainstormed some potential avenues in that vein: integrated marketing communications, screenwriting, busking. Don't laugh at that last one, he could earn some mean change with his violin — though the beginning stages of carpal tunnel will probably keep him off the hard streets.
Melinda has lived in 6 countries so far, and is perpetually working on expanding her horizons through friendship, laughter and a healthy dose of hijinks. She brings her multicultural point of view to bear when dealing with problems of all sorts, from how to defrag a computer in a different language to the best way to haggle in Thailand. When not hard at work she enjoys traveling, cooking, playing video/tabletop games, snowboarding and being the hostess with the mostest.
Ever since he was a young boy, Jordan knew it was his destiny to change the world. Jordan has since accepted his destiny, using his programming prowess and sweet rock climbing gifts to bring peace and fight for the rights of all mankind across the land. When he is not using his powers to do good in the world, he enjoys playing guitar, hanging out with the love of his life, and staring at the Rocky Mountains while the sun sets.
Daniel Puckett (you can just call him Dan) is your typical PE all-star. He enjoys going to bed early on Friday nights, long walks at the park with his dog and stuffing his face with southern home-cooking. His yearly goals include: visiting at least one new country, taking a surf trip, and making all of you lovely people happy. If you happen to be at a trade-show and see the EOA logo, you'll find Dan there. Make sure you come by and say hello!
Michelle enjoys the day to day of keeping an office running smoothly, and has a diverse background in office management. Outside of the office, Michelle loves spending time with her husband, son and 3 dogs (a Corgi, a German Shepherd and a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog). She also enjoys making one of a kind jewelry, baking, gardening and writing short stories. Her goal in life is so very cliché – to be happy and to not take things so seriously.