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Quick Left Team
We are problem solvers by nature, we just happen to be engineers and designers by trade. We pride ourselves on bringing real advice to the table, backed by extensive experience and an excellent ability to listen to our clients' needs.
Now, outside of work...we like to cycle, ski and snowboard, consume craft-beers, climb, drink coffee and tea, cycle (did we say cycle?), partake in Boulder's thriving tech community and much more.
Co-Founder / CEO
Ingrid, a Boulder native, began her career in web development in southern California during the late 1990s. Throughout her career, she also gained experience building and running engineering teams as well as working with and managing clients. As soon as she had the chance, she moved back to Boulder in 2007 to work in the budding startup scene, which soon led to the recreation of Quick Left. When not at work, she likes being outdoors on her bike or in the forest nordic skiing. She is an accomplished track cyclist and has 2 national titles in the Master's Team Pursuit and one in the Master's Team Sprint events--can we say team player?
Co-Founder / CTO
Sam is an experienced problem solver with a passion for building
directs Quick Left's engineering team in process, architecture and
methodology. When he's not citing Simpsons trivia, working on open
source or answering questions in Freenode IRC (nick
wookiehangover), you can usually find him enjoying fine
locally brewed beer and listening to vinyl records late at night with
his dogs Jack and Bowie.
Bing started his career with Quick Left as an apprentice to complement his passion for entrepreneurship and startups with a foundation in coding. These days he's keeping QL's developers busy by putting them to work as training event instructors and bringing in new web and mobile development business. He's committed career suicide in a variety of ways including thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, getting a MBA, launching a business, consulting at a non-profit, and working at an online school that is a former Quick Left client.
Bob is a Kansas native and recent Boulder transplant. He got his first taste of web development with HTML and Perl in 1995 at the age of 12, and he landed his first full-time programming gig at brownies.com in 2003, using PHP to develop back-office intranet tools. Bob has a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Wichita State University and has six years of consulting experience with four different companies. When he's not at the office, he enjoys reading, cooking, and craft beer.
Nico brings his hardcore nerd skills to the table when architecting complex scripting frameworks and precise back-end implementations. With a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a touch of OCD, he focuses on highly effective web applications that look as great as they perform. When he's not nerding out in the office, he is usually in the mountains camping, four wheeling, or snowboarding.
Jessica is the youngest engineer at Quick Left. An Alaskan native, she brings a unique business and management perspective to the engineering team as well as over 3 years of IT experience. She has a particular interest in front-end technologies, but has some serious love for Ruby as well. When not in the office, you can find her renovating her house, playing with her dog, and finishing a degree at the University of Colorado.
Brent is an agile and progressive full stack web developer, specializing in standards-based development leveraging emerging technologies. With well over a decade of web development experience, Brent brings a wealth of value to the Quick Left team. Brent also enjoys trail running in the high country and really helps to put the "quick" in Quick Left.
Ali is a creative spirit who brings 7 years of text and tech to make things happen swimmingly at QL HQ. Operations are managed with her signature soul and savvy. A cowgirl at heart and always good for a laugh, she's an artist and sponsored climber who savors her daily hike and can whip up amazing things in a blender.
By age 14, Mike had written and sold his first application—ironically, a children's web browser. Now with 12+ years' experience, Mike has worked on everything from space station laboratory control software for NASA's astronauts to growing a startup that specialized in consulting and productizing business management applications. Mike's true passion lies in contributing to the success of valuable and meaningful web applications in the startup community. Since moving to Boulder in 2011, Mike has fallen in love with the city's tech scene and shares Boulder's addiction to the outdoors.
Keith came to Quick Left in 2012, and as the second Alaskan on the team he feels right at home. With past experience as a front-end developer in the financial industry and startups recently he's developed quite the crush on Ruby. When he's not at work you can find him playing hockey, teaching olympic weightlifting, or grilling random things to eat.
At non-profits, corporate entities and academic institutions, Zane has been coordinating people and resources for as long as she can remember. As official QL Office Mom, Zane catches the glass before it falls and makes everyone feel right at home. Her conflicting loves are serving up delectable made-from-scratch meals and playing outside.
Rachel hails from music-city Nashville, Tennessee where she got her start in marketing and public relations in the country music scene. Her experience ranges from writing copy for shot gun shells and jib furlers to creating rebranding strategies for 100-year-old nonprofit organizations. Rachel has a rough time with idle time, so she also co-founded the Colorado Women’s Cycling Project, sits on the board of directors for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado and the advisory board to the Denver Nordic Association. She’s a self-proclaimed 'roadie' and new 'nordork.'
Nick recently decided to trade the sunny skies and warm weather of Los Angeles for the mountains and snow of Boulder, Colorado. With 13+ years experience as a professional software developer, he has worked on just about every segment of the IT spectrum. To Quick Left he brings his love of customer-facing web development and his thirst for solving different complex problems on a daily basis. When he's not banging out code, Nick is out running, hiking, and exploring the state he now calls home.
Business Development Manager
A native New Yorker, Owen still says “cawfee” instead of coffee. His Internet adventure took him to the Bay Area during the dotcom frenzy and on to Boulder to work in software development and web marketing. Owen has worked with diverse teams building sales and marketing programs. Owen is passionate about startup innovation and oddly obsessed with the future of TV. Long before moving to Boulder, Owen drove to Colorado with a posse of Gunks climbers and slept in the parking lot of Eldorado Canyon. He now lives in a house with his wife and two sons.
Amanda came to Colorado in search of the “American Dream”; 300 days of sunshine and multiple microbreweries. With a background in Music Performance and Religious Studies she considers herself much like a fine wine; complex, full bodied, pairs nicely, and getting better with time. When she's not making dreams come true at QL, you can find her cycling, thumb wrestling, and making mix tapes.
Senior iOS Consultant
A twenty-year Colorado resident, Drew has been crafting iOS software since the opening of the App Store in 2008.
In that time he has created iPhone and iPad apps for a wide range of categories, from beer-rating to international business.
Drew truly loves creating for the Apple ecosystem, and enjoys finding new ways to leverage the power and
versatility of their mobile devices for our clients. When not at the office, Drew enjoys reading, golf, woodworking,
and brewing and drinking craft beer.
It’s the play hard, work hard life balance. It’s managing your coffee, coconut water, and beer intake. It’s organic fruits and veggies. It’s neon.
BoulderUX Meetup • UX is often considered a development protocol. But is that enough?
What would happen if UX were applied to entire product life-cycles? Brian Baker, managing partner at The First User,
will be discussing this approach to great UX and how he installs this methodology to companies of all sorts. He is
curious to begin a debate over 'where UX belongs' in an organization and is excited to hear the thoughts of Boulder
UX professionals, developers, and designers who are members of the Boulder UX meetup. RSVP's are required.