CareZone simplifies the lives of those caring for children, partners and aging parents. We provide a simple and entirely private environment where family and helpers can stay organized and coordinated. CareZone’s cloud services help you organize and manage information on tablets, smartphones and computers, and stay connected to family and other helpers with whom you may share care responsibilities.
The CareZone team applies technology to human problems — we also try to have a little fun along the way. We’ve been a part of some of the most amazing innovations the world has ever seen, and worked alongside great inventors, investors, leaders in health, business, and government – people who committed to and delivered positive change at global scale.
That’s what we’re after. Should your face be here? Let us know.
Walter has been creating software since C++ was in beta. Most recently, he co-founded Jackson Fish Market, a small but powerful maker of adorable consumer websites (and design consultancy).
Before that, he was a developer, architect, and development manager at Microsoft, working on several products including Windows, Internet Explorer, and MSN. He began his career at Apple Computer as a key developer of Newton OS (no handwriting jokes, please).
He has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University, but please don’t ask him to solve a differential equation.
Once upon a time, Wes journeyed around as a software developer for large organizations and small consultancies alike. When he landed in Seattle at CareZone, he had a finely tuned palate for Ruby on Rails from his time at the consultancy Hashrocket.
In his own words: "I'm working at CareZone because it's a great team of people, and we're working on something that can really help the isolation and stress caregivers feel."
Wes spends his non-CareZone time with his wife Sarah and their three children, Alex, Abigail, and Emma. He's also the occasional host of a podcast (with a few other CareZoners) called Ruby5, which covers happenings in the Ruby and Rails community.
In the past he wrote rocket science software at a stealthy security firm and he pioneered one the the web's first AJAX applications at his startup, Blue Ripple. Most recently he worked at Hashrocket where he honed his stellar Ruby chops.
Les is an active contributor to open source projects, conference speaker, and co-host of the Ruby 5 podcast.
Working at CareZone is special because it allows him to be true to his mantra, "Making the world a better place, one line of code at a time!"
When he's not at CareZone, Les loves exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with his wife Megan and his daughter, Lulu. Avid soccer fans, Les and Lulu barrack for Spain. Viva "La Furia Roja!"
Jon, software developer-extraordinaire and apprentice barista, has been a part of the Web development community for years. Before floating into happy orbit at CareZone, he (along with Wes, Les, and Sandro) worked at the consultancy Hashrocket, and like Wes and Les, occasionally plays host at the Ruby5 podcast.
As for why he’s with CareZone, he puts it simply: “It feels great to work on something that you know actually makes people's lives a little easier.”
Outside of CareZone, Jon spends his time in San Francisco with girlfriend Lauren and their two chipper dogs, Evie and Lucy.
Peyman is one of our software developers who, before coming to CareZone, spent a whole bunch of time earning his doctorate in software engineering from UC Irvine. He’s a gentleman for not asking to be called “Dr. Oreizy.”
Though he was a bit worried that it’d sound cliche, he has a simple and honest reason for joining our team: “I enjoy building technology to improve people’s lives.”
Peyman, his wife Deborah, and their three children Everest, Darya, and Eilan, live in Seattle.
Marssy has made a living bringing smiles to Web communities everywhere, from Flickr to HP to Bitly, and has now settled in to make CareZone the best place on Earth. She started out here as a contractor, translating our site into Spanish, but we didn’t want her to leave.
"I fell in love with CareZone when I saw the video," she says. "I immediately knew it was the kind of place I wanted to work for."
Other things she loves: Rottweilers, superhero movies, kids, and oh—her husband Lyman.
Sandro's from Boulder, Colorado, and he likes to make the Web work. It’s what he’s done for years - before he started with us in May 2012, he ran the Web efforts of the University of North Florida, and then spent time consulting with Hashrocket.
As one of the five San Francisco CareZoners, Sandro can almost always be found sitting next to Jon, getting into the nitty-gritty of CareZone code.
While he hasn’t experienced a caregiving situation just yet, he’d like everyone to know that he calls his mother every day.
Kristina is here to tell the stories of CareZone and those of our users. After completing MIT's graduate program in Science Writing, she worked with Technology Review and Wired Magazine, and consulted on content for a number of startups and small businesses.
Upon arriving at CareZone, she knew she was home. "It's important to me to be with a team that truly loves helping people, and I know I've found that place."
Outside of CareZone, Kristina spends her time with boyfriend Andrew and harassing other people's dogs with hugs.
Trent is responsible for growing our loyal user base. He joined CareZone after stints at Kodak Gallery, Six Apart, Yahoo!, and General Mills in a variety of marketing, product, and sales roles. Oddly, he's wanted to be a marketer since the first grade (no joke).
For Trent, CareZone is more than a job. "It's a way to make a meaningful difference in people's lives and those don't come around very often."
Outside of CareZone, Trent spends his time with the important ladies in his life — his wife, Colleen, and their daughters, Riley and Reagan — and desperately tries to catch a baseball or football game whenever possible.
In a box somewhere, Trent has diplomas from the University of Wisconsin and the University of California at Berkeley.
Chi-Kai makes things run smoothly at CareZone. A Baltimore native (now a California convert), he spent much of his recent professional time at hardware giants NVIDIA and Marvell, overseeing big projects.
CareZone was a natural fit for Chi-Kai, who's no stranger to caring for loved ones. "I want to work on hard problems with great people. And more, I want to work on something that matters."
When not at CareZone, Chi-Kai spends his time with his wife Setsuko and their two boys, Tomo and Masa.
Christian makes sure CareZone's look, feel, and experience are top-notch. Born and raised in Denmark, Christian moved to Seattle in 2005 and has spent a good deal of his professional time with Microsoft. From server management software to MS Office for Windows phone, he's done it all.
What brought Christian to the world of design also brought him to CareZone — it's all about making the world a better place, piece by piece. And what do you do when you see something that could be improved? "There's only one thing to do - work on making it better," he says.
While not in the Seattle CareZone office, Christian spends his time with his wife Ida, son Erik, and their two cats, Habermas and Gauss.
Brian is a software developer who helps make CareZone mobile. According to his license plate, he lives in the "Evergreen State," which also means he hangs out in the Seattle office. His other license plates have read: "Famous Potatoes" and "Live Free or Die." He likes his current plate.
In his own eloquent words: "I'm excited to work on something I can be proud to have helped with. Something that helps people help people." He worried that sounded less profound than he meant it to (but we assured him otherwise).
When not writing software for CareZone, Brian can be found herding cats tending to his four kids with his wife, Courtney.
Chloe is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a heart of gold and a penchant for causing happiness wherever she goes. When she's not bringing joy to those in the Seattle CareZone office, she can be found traveling the world with her mom and dad, Mary-Alice and Walter, chasing squirrels around various parks, and eyeing cats with suspicion.
She's not a huge fan of percussive sounds like thunder and fireworks, but she quite enjoys squeaky, stuffed foxes. Don't we all?