While we know there is much year left, we wanted to recap some of the great blog posts that have been published during 2015 so far. So please, grab a warm beverage and enjoy some strait-up, Quick Left nerd wisdom.
Carrie is our financial controller and we bestow upon her our important, fiduciary responsibilities. Her experience managing accounting processes for many companies across different industries has made her an expert in financial controlling, internal controls, SOX compliance and SEC reporting. She grew up in West Fargo, North Dakota, which is literally a suburb west of Fargo. And no, she didn't think the movie was funny. Having lived in Colorado for over a decade with her husband and son, the state now considers her an honorary resident. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, walking/biking/hiking, traveling, and working in her garden.
A self-proclaimed math/science nerd, artist, Web developer and graphics programmer, Milan Loveless can add QLer to his long list of attributes. Originally from Burlington, Vermont, Milan moved to Portland in 2009. In 2012, he graduated from the Art Institute of Portland with a BFA in Video Game Art & Design. Soon after he began working in Web development, mastering Node.js, Ruby, and C++. In his free time he enjoys going on bike rides, hiking, playing board games and folding origami models. Milan injects his creative energy into his work and life. As an active member of the Portland tech community, he volunteers his time and skill to noteworthy causes regularly. Most notably, he contributes to the Firefox Web Animation API and has participated in several game jams held by the Portland Indie Game Squad. Catch up with him on Twitter: @MilanLoveless
Elaine Oliver, an Australian/American dual citizen, is a recent addition to the Quick Left sales team and to the city of Portland. Her energetic, extroverted spirit is a wonderful addition to both. After getting her degree in Graphic Design from Redlands, she spent most of her adult life living in Sydney and working as a retail technology trainer. After 6 years, she decided to pack up her life to travel the world. Playing with elephants and cycling to the top of a Sri Lankan mountain are only a couple of her treasured memories from her past year and half wanderlusting around SE Asia, Europe and the US. In her free time, she enjoys riding bikes, climbing and playing soccer.
Brian Ashburn hails from our native Colorado and has spent his last few years right here in Boulder, specializing in integrated data visualization and collaborative presentation software. He is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (http://www.rmcad.edu/) where he majored in Graphic Design & Interactive Media. He joins the Quick Left design team to further his passion for solving problems and creating usable interfaces. When not channeling his calm, focused energy toward product design, you will find him practicing Judo and Bagua. He is inspired by Kung Fu movies, old and new.