Adam started as a professional actor, turned the corner into advertising, and found his way to tech entrepreneurship and education. Adam performed for the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival before making his way into creative direction for Dutch Bros. Coffee, where he oversaw brand strategy for all of their franchised locations. After six years at Dutch Bros., he co-founded Define Your Edge; the mission: to maximize the customer experience, understand the “why,” and let that influences the “how.” Within a few years, he co-founded Zeal.
When not writing code, he speaks internationally on company culture, software development best-practices, and agile methodologies. And, if you’re one of the rare few, you may catch him on stage.
With a decade of leadership experience and more than fifteen years of writing software under his belt, Sean strives everyday to become a master software craftsman. Much of Sean’s entrepreneurial know-how came about during his time living in Thailand, where he founded his own consultancy and established others. Though there are fewer elephants to dodge on his commute in the Rogue Valley, his work life is far from dull. Sean spearheads Zeal’s apprenticeship program and is an industry leader dedicated to bringing the apprenticeship model to other organizations. His passion for teaching is nurtured by sharing his knowledge, through workshops, speaking engagements, and programming courses at local community colleges.
As an avid traveler and paraglider, Sean loves seeing new sights (especially from high elevations). He spends as much time as he can sharing his love of outdoor adventure with his wife and two children.
Trever’s drive and passion for creating amazing experiences for other people has led him on some incredible adventures: from performing for people on stage to starring in a film; from serving coffee as a barista to becoming the marketing director of Dutch Bros. Coffee; from marketing director to co-founder of the marketing company Define Your Edge; from being a childhood programmer with a passion for design to co-founding Zeal.
On any given day you may find Trever designing an app, teaching a design process, helping someone troubleshoot CSS, building a Kinex roller coaster with his two sons, or sneaking off with his wife for a date night. If you are ever in the neighborhood, stop by the Zeal HQ and let Trever serve you an amazing cup of coffee… and help you craft your product.
Randy has been a programmer for more than 25 years, from AI research tools to Windows desktop software to industrial automation control systems to web and mobile applications. Whatever the application, he takes pride in delivering well-crafted, high-quality code that is well-suited to its intended purpose. He is a frequent conference speaker.
When he’s not writing software, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, cycling, drumming, and teaching personal finance classes.
Jason has been providing consulting and training for companies large and small, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern Oregon, since the ‘90s. While running his own consultancy, he got to know the crew at Zeal and found that he could provide way more customer value by combining forces.
When he’s not crushing it at Zeal HQ, you can find Jason at any number of waterfalls, hiking trails, and campgrounds throughout Oregon. He also loves to express his “maker” passion in food. He judges a few BBQ contests a year and is working on a few of his own food concept projects.
Luke is an eager explorer of languages, techniques, and paradigms of software development. Thoroughly enjoying the craft, he is always eager improve and help others do the same.
Outside of work he is often found juggling far too many interests, hoping to someday find more hours in a day. Above all else, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife and two little girls.
Amy is a designer and developer (weird, we know). She’s been working in the industry for the past 16 years. She loves creating and learning new technologies, improving the internet one project at a time.
When Amy is not sitting in front of her computer, she’s spending time with friends and family, playing card games, watching TV or reading, and drinking coffee.
Kevin has been developing for the web in some fashion or another since 1996. In the past, he has worked for startups like MisterArt.com as well as established companies like Cisco. He now enjoys sharing his lifelong knowledge with the amazing clients of Zeal.
When he is not creating code and building relationships, he is creating and building all sorts of fun projects. From board games to toys to costumes to a Death Star Christmas tree topper, as long as it is working with his hands he enjoys it. A family man through and through, he also loves getting out into the wilderness of New Hampshire where he lives with his family.
Emma is a marketer-turned-developer with a background in content creation and customer engagement for e-commerce organizations. After graduating from Learn Academy, a San Diego based coding bootcamp, she entered the tech industry as an apprentice at Zeal.
Driven by a constant need to create, when she’s not writing code you can find her designing quilts and wearable art. She also enjoys rock climbing, blues dancing, and befriending other people’s dogs.
Alfonso is passionate about the psychology of what makes people tick, which has helped him to develop a strong sense of empathy and a talent for reading people. Those traits made him a perfect Zeal Experience Ambassador, which requires a keen eye for improving every step of an experience process.
If he is not diligently working to make someone’s day better, you can probably find him studying the craft of design. Alfonso also kills it on a skateboard, loves hiking, and in the hours when most people are sleeping you might find him gaming with a friend… and winning.
Chris is an experienced generalist developer who believes that great software can have an amazing impact on society. Chris gained his consulting experience working for a unique VC/startup accelerator hybrid in the midwest, helping entrepreneurs launch new products.
Chris enjoys giving and receiving mentorship and gets a great deal of satisfaction out of teaching. He likes biking, baking bread, and home coffee roasting.
Frank has been developing since 2001 where he got his start writing automated test suites in C/C++ for the largest CCTV manufacturer in the US. Since then his focus has been primarily developing web applications for the agriculture industry. Most recently he was working for a security software startup.
His passions off the keyboard include roasting coffee, cycling and enjoying time watching his kids at dance, baseball or simply playing video/board games. His wife and him like to spend a majority of their time travelling and creating experiences for the kids.
Stacey is native to the Rogue Valley and a geography graduate of Southern Oregon University. She spent a decade in land-use consulting, specializing in project management. After tiring of public meetings and government process, she joined Zeal to assist with special projects and office management.
Stacey spends much of her time these days “managing” her two energetic boys. She enjoys crafting, gardening, and sugar. One day she’ll finish the children’s book she began writing long ago.
While at a Ohio Northern University many many moons ago, Nate met Anne—his future wife and fraternity’s sweetheart. They now have three children and live in Akron, OH.
Nate is a big Ohio State and Cleveland Cavs fan. His hobbies include golfing, bowling, fishing, camping, and spending time with family & friends. Nate is also a home automation enthusiast. Past projects include lighting, home theater, garage doors, security systems, thermostats, and home media. In his downtime, Nate likes to contribute and author open source software and discover new ways to solve common problems.