Meet our talented, dedicated and dynamic professionals who have a passion for success
"I want everyone to be my friend, which is what drew me to this
role initially. I was amazed that I could make a career out of
talking all day."
Most people are interviewed by their bosses in order to get a job, but for me it was a bit backwards. As a communications major at Temple University, I had to pick a local event to write about for my journalism class. I opted for a pub crawl called Brews for Boobies, which was started by Neil and Melissa to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I spent the night interviewing them and somehow charming them enough to land an unexpected internship. Almost 8 years later, they are still stuck with me. So is Brews for Boobies–I run the crawl now.
Being a project manager came naturally for me. I want everyone to be my friend but I also know how to get down to business, which is what drew me to this role initially. I was amazed that I could make a career out of talking all day and keeping clients and our team organized and on track. By collaborating we can crank out some awesome work! When I’m not living in my inbox or my calendar, you can find me crying into a beer over the Eagles (or any other Philly sports team), meandering around the city with friends, hanging out with my dog, Lucy, visiting my family, or daydreaming about my next travel destination.
"I was hired as Inverse Paradox’s very first employee, where I was asked to join Neil and Melissa in their "office," in Neil’s mom’s house, in the woods, at the end of a curvy, narrow road, on the edge of a steep hill above the water. Totally not creepy."
Once upon a high school summer, I was bored and decided to help a friend out with a website by making some fancy data tables in Microsoft Word and exporting them to HTML. That went about as well as you might expect it to. Undeterred, I figured that if I was going to do it I might as well learn to do it properly, and thus my interest in building websites was born.
Many a nested table later, I set coding aside and went to college for architecture. That turned out to be a lot more interesting in theory than it was in practice, so I decided to give turning my website hobby into a career a go. I was hired as Inverse Paradox’s very first employee, where I was asked to join Neil and Melissa in their “office,” in Neil’s mom’s house, in the woods, at the end of a curvy, narrow road, on the edge of a steep hill above the water. Totally not creepy.
When at work, you can usually find me working on making Magento sites look spectacular (having been booted off the WordPress train a few years ago). When I’m not at work, I’m likely to be at home reading things (all the things!), or attempting some home improvement project or other (there are still a few paintable surfaces left…).
"I started to learn about computers as a kid when my father gave me my first PC. Of course, it didn't run the games that I wanted to play, but I was happy with it."
I grew up in Balneário Camboriú, a beautiful beach city in the south of Santa Catarina – Brazil. I started to learn about computers as a kid when my father gave me my first PC. Of course, it didn’t run the games that I wanted to play, but I was happy with it. By the time I was a teenager, I already had some knowledge about hardware and software, so I started to work in a computer maintenance store. After working at the store, I decided to study Computer Science and am currently working on getting my Bachelor’s degree.
I started to work developing websites as my first internship in 2012 for a company that specializes in e-commerce sites. This is when I began to learn Magento, Neil found my profile online and I was offered a great opportunity to work for Inverse Paradox. My job responsibilities include building new Magento websites (I specialize in back-end development: installing/customizing extensions, build new functionalities, etc.) and helping to maintain existing sites IP has built.
When I am not working, I like to ride my bicycle and play competitive games with my friends, such as CS GO and Dota 2.
"In my professional life, I aspire to do my service to the world by
providing mind-blowing animation in the places where others will say,
'Wait - people get paid to do that???'"
I’m a problem-solver fascinated with movement and motion. In my professional life, I aspire to do my service to the world by providing mind-blowing animation in places where others will say, “Wait – people get paid to do that???” In my personal life, I love playing video games (Legend of Zelda and Tomb Raider are my favorite series), bike riding, and just generally being a weird person. I guess I bring a little of that to my professional life as well.
At the office, I spend most of my time putting content on websites and QA-ing, the occasional blog post.
"As a newly full remote employee, I believe my coworkers will
eventually come to view me as a wizard-of-oz-style floating head."
I have always been oddly fascinated with language. Even the traditionally boring stuff like grammar, syntax, and vocabulary I personally find very interesting. I know, nerd alert – but it has served me quite well, especially since I discovered it applies relatively well to programming languages.
When I went to Penn State, I decided to study both Computer Science and Chinese – a little of both worlds. I ended up taking classes in Arabic and American Sign Language as well.
Since graduating, I’ve done a fair share of both traveling and programming. But I am now living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which I promise you is an actual, real place. As a newly full-remote employee, I believe my coworkers will eventually come to view me as a Wizard-of-Oz-style floating head.
"I was always involved in three things: art, creating, and organizing.
These interests led me to discover my goals and put me on an
awesome career path."
Growing up in Scranton (you may know it as home of the TV show The Office), I was always involved in three things: art, creating, and organizing. These interests led me to discover my goals and put me on an awesome career path.
Even though I started out as a photographer and graphic designer, I always had an interest in HTML and CSS and began doing small websites for friends. Slowly, web design and development became my leading passion and I began working as a web developer!
At Inverse I help with a variety of web projects. When I’m not working on websites, you can find me belly dancing and performing with my troupe, binge-watching TV shows, practicing yoga, traveling, and hanging out with friends at the bar.
"I found that I wanted to pursue a career
in 'creating beautiful things.'"
I’ve always had an eye for looking at things and thinking, “Hmm… something doesn’t look quite right,” which makes perfect sense now that I am a designer! I always want to take everything I see and try (keyword: try) to make it better by messing around with sizes, colors, typography, and any other way I can change it into something new.
My love for all things design started when I was in middle school and was obsessed with taking every art class possible. In high school, I found that I wanted to pursue a career in “creating beautiful things.” Throughout college I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to “create,” until a happy accident occurred and I ended up at Inverse. Now I get to work with a wide variety of clients, creating beautiful things every day! Design has such a wide variety of options that I never get bored. I’ve designed everything from sitemaps to print materials to websites and there is always something new.
If you don’t find me at my computer with almost the entire Adobe Creative Suite open, I’m probably in my kitchen experimenting with crazy new cupcake flavors (I think the French toast with bacon flavor wins at our office!) or getting into some kind of shenanigans with my family.
"I finally found my way as a full-blown WordPress developer at
Inverse, where I work on some of our larger and more
technically-complex WordPress projects."
After a few years bouncing around between web development, 3D animation, and graphic/web design, I finally found my way as a full-blown WordPress developer at Inverse, where I work on some of our larger and more technically-complex WordPress projects.
When I am out of the office, I usually spend my time on the lake fishing for bass, smoking (and eating) endless amounts of meat, working on my saltwater reef aquarium, and “hockeying!” You can also find me in Las Vegas at least a few times a year, where I frequent the Texas Hold’em poker tables, and look for that big underdog payout at the UFC events.
"After several years of working behind multiple televisions and
tape decks, I came across the opportunity to work in front of a
different type of screen all day."
As a child, I always enjoyed watching television and using my Commodore 64. I knew that I wanted to contribute something creative to these fields. Design is not my strong suit, so a “behind the scenes” technical job seemed like the logical choice. After graduating from Penn State with a degree in Telecommunications, I moved to New York City to work in television post-production.
After several years of working behind multiple televisions and tape decks, I came across the opportunity to work in front of a different type of screen all day. As a front-end developer, I worked for several companies before arriving at Inverse Paradox to join their support team. Outside of work, I enjoy loud music, good beer, the disappointment of being an Aston Villa supporter, and spending time with my wife and two daughters.