Lawrence Wagner   Chief Executive Officer   Lawrence has over ten years of project management experience. An Army veteran, Lawrence brings a wide array of experiences in cybersecurity, defense, diversity and inclusion training, and volunteerism. Lawrence was one of the founders of 1 Million Cups Colorado Springs and the founder of Connect! Colorado Springs. Currently living in Denver, Colorado, Lawrence is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is a huge Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Cavaliers fan

Lawrence Wagner Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence has over ten years of project management experience. An Army veteran, Lawrence brings a wide array of experiences in cybersecurity, defense, diversity and inclusion training, and volunteerism. Lawrence was one of the founders of 1 Million Cups Colorado Springs and the founder of Connect! Colorado Springs. Currently living in Denver, Colorado, Lawrence is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is a huge Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Cavaliers fan

  Angela Askins   Software Development Manager   Angela began leading teams a decade ago volunteering in tech production. She began her love for electronics and programming in grade school. These two passions were turned into a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering at UCCS. She has been programming in industry for 5 years and has already led team projects. She has worked many industries, including IT, web design, validation, test-automation and storage. Angela is now pursuing an MBA at UCCS. She moved to Colorado Springs from Texas in early grade school and has since called it home. Angela loves playing board games or video games in her spare time.

Angela Askins Software Development Manager

Angela began leading teams a decade ago volunteering in tech production. She began her love for electronics and programming in grade school. These two passions were turned into a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering at UCCS. She has been programming in industry for 5 years and has already led team projects. She has worked many industries, including IT, web design, validation, test-automation and storage. Angela is now pursuing an MBA at UCCS. She moved to Colorado Springs from Texas in early grade school and has since called it home. Angela loves playing board games or video games in her spare time.

 
  Deirdre Brooks   UX/UI Designer   Combining a background in asset-based community development and design, Deirdre approaches user experience informed by culture, she aims to create literacy in information that is both equitable and accessible. When she’s not working on design or equity (hint. she’s always working on design and equity) she likes to spend her time with her family and creating things through paint and print.

Deirdre Brooks UX/UI Designer

Combining a background in asset-based community development and design, Deirdre approaches user experience informed by culture, she aims to create literacy in information that is both equitable and accessible. When she’s not working on design or equity (hint. she’s always working on design and equity) she likes to spend her time with her family and creating things through paint and print.

  Jeff Bender   Software Developer   Jeff has a unique background that strikes a balance between craftsmanship and technology. After running his own successful business for a number of years he made the epic transition into tech in 2013. He completed a web development program and was quickly hired by a marketing tech company in Chicago. Jeff is an alum from one of the most challenging and comprehensive coding schools in the country, Turing School of Software & Design. Equally at home designing front ends or stained glass windows, Jeff spends his weekends with friends and family exploring the Front Range.

Jeff Bender Software Developer

Jeff has a unique background that strikes a balance between craftsmanship and technology. After running his own successful business for a number of years he made the epic transition into tech in 2013. He completed a web development program and was quickly hired by a marketing tech company in Chicago. Jeff is an alum from one of the most challenging and comprehensive coding schools in the country, Turing School of Software & Design. Equally at home designing front ends or stained glass windows, Jeff spends his weekends with friends and family exploring the Front Range.

 
  Abigail Shrack   Software Developer Intern   Abby is a high school intern, currently in her senior year at Pine Creek High School. She developed her love of coding through her time on Rocky Mountain Robotics, and now leads the team’s programming department. Abby has dabbled in many aspects of programming, including game development, both autonomous and human-controlled robots, and. She plans to major in computer science.

Abigail Shrack Software Developer Intern

Abby is a high school intern, currently in her senior year at Pine Creek High School. She developed her love of coding through her time on Rocky Mountain Robotics, and now leads the team’s programming department. Abby has dabbled in many aspects of programming, including game development, both autonomous and human-controlled robots, and. She plans to major in computer science.

  Suzanne Hayes   Illustrator   Suzanne is an illustrator and artist based in Louisville, Colorado. She likes to create art specializing in an aesthetic display of complex information and ideas. She especially likes working with 3D art forms. Suzanne recently completed her master’s degree in Biomedical Communication from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Through her research project work, she discovered the world of virtual and augmented reality, and how the immersive experience can improve upon the ways, people learn skills. Before this, she worked in the outdoor clothing industry as a designer, patternmaker, and production manager. Suzanne’s work in 3D art forms builds upon the years of experience of creating apparel, from starting an idea in 2D form and building that into a 3D object that could be used and worn. Suzanne still loves spending her spare time in the outdoors, hiking, skiing, or running.

Suzanne Hayes Illustrator

Suzanne is an illustrator and artist based in Louisville, Colorado. She likes to create art specializing in an aesthetic display of complex information and ideas. She especially likes working with 3D art forms. Suzanne recently completed her master’s degree in Biomedical Communication from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Through her research project work, she discovered the world of virtual and augmented reality, and how the immersive experience can improve upon the ways, people learn skills. Before this, she worked in the outdoor clothing industry as a designer, patternmaker, and production manager. Suzanne’s work in 3D art forms builds upon the years of experience of creating apparel, from starting an idea in 2D form and building that into a 3D object that could be used and worn. Suzanne still loves spending her spare time in the outdoors, hiking, skiing, or running.