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Adam is a product designer living in Phoenix, Arizona. He specializes in user interface design, usability, marketing websites, and company branding. When he’s not working, you can usually find him at a local coffee shop, exploring the Arizona outdoors, working on photography, or creating art prints of very tiny bugs. Also, Adam…
Adam lives his life in the city, surrounded by plants, spiders, snakes, and all sorts of other nature-y things. To get a taste, connect with him personally.
Adventure seeker, linguaphile and native Scot, Ailsa joined the Journeyage tribe in September 2020, shortly after migrating across the pond to the US. Having lived in 5 different countries, she now happily calls Southern California home, where she resides with her husband and golden doodle. When she’s not building awesome user experiences at Journeyage, Ailsa can probably be found:
Ailsa comes from a background in linguistics and got into the tech world through data science, before finally finding her sweet spot at the crossroads of creativity and logic: software development. Highly curious and whole-heartedly obsessed with learning, she is always on the lookout for a new problem to be solved and a new topic to be learned. To find out more or to suggest something tasty to eat, feel free to reach out here:
Wanna-be rancher, fly fisherman, yard enthusiast, and proud owner of his very own John Deere tractor. He is crazy about what he calls “the world’s greatest profession: sales”. Barry is our Chief Revenue Wayfinder. When he’s not working with our close-knit Wayfinder team to help businesses scale training with personalized learning, you can find him
After spending nearly 17 years representing the same company in the K12 industry, he joined our team in January 2020. Having played an important role in establishing an employee-first culture at his prior company, Barry was thrilled at the opportunity to build on that experience. Not a day goes by where he doesn’t say, “We’re building something special here, folks!” If you’d like to ask him why he feels this way, or to improve your comedic skills with stellar dad jokes, connect with him:
A recent graduate from Grand Canyon University and transplant from Washington state, Becca has fallen in love with the desert and sunshine. After working as an intern on the LXD team, Becca has made the switch to full time.
Becca joined Journeyage as an intern in November 2019, but made the switch to full time May 2020. At GCU. Becca studied Communications with an emphasis on public relations and a minor in professional writing. To connect, or simply to share your favorite sunset watching spots. reach out through the links below.
Former baseball champion, active listener, and secret hip-hop dancer. Derek leads the learning experience management team and serves as a trusted customer guide. He also:
Before joining our tribe in January 2020, Derek served at a digital marketing agency where he cut his teeth on all things marketing technology, customer relations and growth-hacking. To learn more about how awesome Derek is, connect with him personally.
Triathlete, cancer survivor, and formidable dancer, Dominic was employee #1 at Journeyage and serves as a Wayfinder in both our culture and to our customers. Dom joined our tribe in January 2019.
Dom came to Journeyage right after graduating from Grand Canyon University and running Arizona’s largest TEDx. He has a passion for sharing stories and traveling alongside people through their toughest trials.
Lover of all things art, writing, and third-wave coffee, Geoff serves as our Senior Learning Experience Designer. When he’s not hard at work exploring new course design ideas, he’s hanging out with his wife as they try to keep their house plants alive. Geoff also:
Geoff joined Journeyage in August of 2019. Prior to Journeyage, he worked with a college-student-focused non-profit, helped start a company in his living room, and freelanced as a writer for a few big-name tech companies.
Film nerd, iced americano addict, and cranial nudist, Jonathan considers it one of his greatest honors to help serve the Journeyage tribe. His primary responsibilities are simple—reinforcing culture, developing people, and cleaning the bathrooms. Jonathan also:
Before co-founding Journeyage in April 2018, Jonathan helped start multiple other startups after growing in his leadership and product management chops with influential digital brands like iCrossing and GoDaddy. He won some and he lost some in the startup game, but he ultimately considers success to be loving others well. To learn more about Jonathan’s passion for culture and entrepreneurship—or just talk movies—connect with him personally.
Kevin and his wife, Margie, have been married for 34 years and have 3 grown children. Kevin served in the Marine Corps in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm where he earned 8 medals. Kevin has started and operated several businesses, the most recent being Odysseyware, Inc, an educational software company focused on reaching at-risk students. Kevin also:
For the last four years, Kevin has been investing in the Phoenix startup community by way of coaching. He has served on the Arizona State University Center for Entrepreneurship, coaching MBA candidates as they pitch their ideas to investors. Since August 2019, he’s been helping Grand Canyon University launch their Canyon Ventures program – an innovation center for startups in the valley – where he serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence. Kevin also serves as Chairman of the Board for Local First Arizona
50’s housewife by interest and intersectional feminist at heart, Lisa is just as likely to be whipping up strawberry jalapeno preserves as crafting a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging action plan for Journeyage. Her professional passions include building systems, creating strong cultures that value humans over profits, and making Slack a fun place to be. When she’s not working on operations at Journeyage, she can just as likely be found:
Lisa came to Journeyage after a journey through the nonprofit, operations, and education sectors, finding her true home at Journeyage (where she gets to do all those things!). She volunteers regularly with ConstellateAZ, a local nonprofit dedicated to getting high risk youth involved in entrepreneurship. If you’d like to share a recipe or an idea for generosity initiatives, Lisa can be found at:
Melanie has been building websites and applications since the tender age of 13, and–outside of a two-week, ill-advised stint as a telephone psychic–has spent a lifetime singularly focused on developing efficient, beautiful human-computer interfaces. When not poring obsessively over pixels and parentheses, she might be found:
Melanie has supported Journeyage since shortly after its inception, and continues to assist in the development of new web projects. In addition to her work with Journeyage, she is the founder of an interactive design firm and the co-creator of a top-ranked cocktail recipe app.
Amateur sculptor, axe-throwing enthusiast, and naked-cat mom. Nicki loves a good puzzle which is what drew her to the land of software development. When she isn’t zoned into the matrix building awesome LxP features, she can be found:
Nicki came to Journeyage in January of 2020 with an unquenchable thirst for building cool stuff. Lucky for her Journeyage offers neverending opportunities for dreaming up new amazing features. If you want to learn more about Nicki or chat about why Raphael is the best ninja turtle, you can connect with her personally.
A rainbow haired mommy born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Nikki is a passionate digital marketing strategist & builder hooked on that software start-up life. She is a pop culture and nature nerd who loves to learn, collect and share information.
Nikki has collegiately studied watercolor painting, life drawing, art history, anthropology and business administration. Her marketing career began in print and graphic design, which lead her to fall in love with email, automation and demand generation. She has helped build marketing programs at several Phoenix tech companies including SiteLock and RevolutionParts.
A life-long professional geek and a DIY hacker. If you want to distract Raz, put broken electric equipment on his desk, and you will get hours of quiet. He is a real-life puzzle solver. The less he knows how to solve a problem, the more excited he gets.
Before joining Journeyage, some highlights from Raz’s career includes being the founder and CEO of ZCast, a podcasting platform (where he met Jonathan while recording him for a podcast), co-founder and CTO at Syncrement, and CTO at 41st Parameter, which was acquired by Experian for over $320M in late 2013.
Outdoor fanatic, adrenaline junky, and commonly referred to as an “Energizer bunny” by anyone who knows her, Sophie is Journeyage’s newest Tribe Guide. When she’s not working to create marketing material & irreplaceable relationships with clients, you can find her:
After spending 7 years hustling to create and scale the field marketing department at Yelp, Sophie immediately felt at home after her first interview with Journeyage. While she couldn’t explain the exact feeling she had, she knew that Journeyage was where she belonged, officially joining the tribe in June of 2020.
Never being shy to strike up a conversation with a stranger, she encourages all to do the same. Feel free to connect with her directly or follow along on her adventures online!
Dog enthusiast, lego builder, self-made top chef, and gift-giving extraordinaire, Stephanie is Journeyage’s newest Wayfinder and is most likely to be spotted meandering through crowds at networking events and making lifelong connections. She spends most of her evenings playing video games, making up songs with her dog’s name in it and practicing her daily yoga rituals. But wait, there’s more!
Stephanie joined the Journeyage tribe in May of 2020. Having over a decade of successful sales roles with various corporations, she knew she had finally come home after only one meeting with Journeyage leadership. She is wholeheartedly interested in getting to know all people. As a creative writing major and music and movie buff, she would love to hear your craziest story ideas or movie and music recommendations. Reach out here!
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