Contributors

  • Alan Gunn

    Alan Gunn

    Programmer

    Alan is one of the developers on the Fifth Element team and has been dedicated to his core clients for the past eight years. Outside of Matrix, Alan enjoys spending time with his wife and chocolate lab Rubi. They are often found cottaging, camping or boating. Alan and his family reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In his dream job he would be a sport fishing captain in the Florida Keys.

  • Alex Pineda

    Alex Pineda

    Creative Director

    Alex is the Creative Director at Matrix Group. He manages the design team and collaborates with clients to turn their ideas into visual realities. He is a Gemini who enjoys travel and World of Warcraft, to which he considers himself completely addicted.

  • Andi Witmer

    Andi Witmer

    Andi Witmer is an interactive designer at Matrix Group. Andi brings great talent and experience, which helps make our clients' sites look simply stunning. She has a BFA from James Madison University, and brings to Matrix Group seven years of experience, including two years of interior design.

  • Editorial Staff

  • Danny Tran

    Danny Tran

    Danny is a front-end developer here at Matrix Group with plenty of freelance experience under his belt. He graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Computer Game Design. With a degree like that, you won't be surprised to hear he likes video games. He also teaches game development to children ages 9-18.

  • Elaine Heinzman

    Elaine Heinzman

    Content Strategist and Information Architect

    At heart, Elaine's role is that of professional storyteller. She helps identify the most important information and how best to present it for clients and Matrix Group alike. She entered journalism at age 12 with her middle-school paper, earned a double-major degree in print journalism and American studies from the University of Miami, spent years in the magazine industry, and was a producer with NPR for nine years. Elaine is passionate about storytelling in all forms – she's gleefully medium- and platform-agnostic – and about mentoring the next generation of journalists. Fun fact: She's in a local women's parkour group, which helped her learn how to run up an 8-foot wall.

  • Janna Marks

    Janna Marks

    Web Producer

    The Barefoot Wonder: ...Also known as Map Girl, or Miss Pixel. As a member of the MatrixMaxx software team, Janna helps clients with initial product training and help and support along the way. She also is responsible for the front-end development for the MatrixMaxx team. When she's not at Matrix, Janna can be found helping to run a local Board Gaming Group, running around in Renaissance Garb or bead weaving a new piece of jewelry.

  • Jessica Parsley

    Jessica Parsley

    Master of Details/Project Manager

    Jessica does a little bit of everything at Matrix Group, as well as in real life. She enjoys being the glue that brings things together and gets them functioning harmoniously.

  • Joanna Pineda

    Joanna Pineda

    CEO & Chief Troublemaker

    Joanna’s business card reads CEO/Chief Troublemaker for a reason. She relishes a challenge and introduces change wherever she goes. She knows anything is possible and that clients come to Matrix to hear "Yes", not "No." Matrix is purple because of Joanna. Staff like to call her JP.

  • Jaime Quiroz

    Jaime Quiroz

    Front End Developer

    Jaime's a front-end developer with a passion for graphic design and music.

  • Katie Holmes

    Katie Holmes

    First Impressions Officer

    Katie is the First Impressions Officer at Matrix Group. She earned a degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Sociology, and before she worked at Matrix Group, she was a professional dog trainer. In her spare time you’ll find her spending time with her husband, little girl, and two dogs. She is an avid runner and loves doing all sorts of crafting from hand lettering to chalkboards.

  • Kevin Tomko

    Kevin Tomko

    Project Manager

    Born in Washington, DC and raised in Maryland, Kevin is a University of Maryland Terrapin fan and a loyally frustrated Redskins fan. When he is not at Matrix Group managing his projects, Kevin frequents the local dog parks with his Beagle/Pug mixed dog, Sammy (named after #33, Slingin Sammy Baugh). He likes going to comedy shows, cooking, hiking, reading, contemplating a new favorite NFL team, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Leah Monica

    Leah Monica

    Director of Marketing

    Leah is the Director of Marketing & Client Engagement at Matrix Group. She manages the marketing efforts for Matrix Group and is an integral part of the new business team. When she's away from her desk, you can often find her: dining out in Philly where she lives with her husband and brand new baby boy, soaking up every nanosecond of mom-hood, hitting the gym, and experimenting with gluten-free baking. Leah loves any and all challenges, and is currently determined to bake the perfect loaf of gluten-free bread. She promises to share the recipe on her food blog once the goal is achieved!

  • Maria Lima

    Maria Lima

    Manager of Special Projects

    A longtime Matrix employee, Maria is the wiki queen. She's in charge of knowledge: a great task for someone who also writes fiction. Outside of Matrix, she's an award-nominated urban fantasy writer who spends a lot of time writing about things that go bump in the night.

  • Nick Exposito

    Nick Exposito

    Marketing & New Business Coordinator

    Nick is the Marketing Coordinator and New Biz Air Traffic Controller at Matrix Group. He graduated from Seton Hill University were he also played football - Go Griffins! When he’s not at the office you can find him at the gym, coaching, watching a movie, attending a concert or sporting event, traveling, fishing, or relaxing on the beach. Nick is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan, and thinks that Rocky is the greatest movie ever made (despite the fact that they chose to set the movie in the second best Pennsylvanian city…)

  • Roger Vandawalker

    Roger Vandawalker

    Front End Developer

    Roger is Matrix Group's resident Yankees fanatic, hailing from Upstate New York. When he's not making beautiful and functional web pages, you may find him getting his face melted by his favorite rock bands or constructing roofs on the volleyball court. On a softer note, he owns two adorable kittens that will one day be Internet famous.

  • Tanya Kennedy Luminati

    Tanya Kennedy Luminati

    Director of MatrixMaxx

    When she is not at Matrix Group managing day-to-day operations of MatrixMaxx, she is at home being a full-time mom to her son, Alexander, playing video games with her husband, or brewing up a pot of soup for family and friends. She makes a killer white bean and sausage soup. Be sure to ask her for the recipe the next time you see her.