Finance & Admin Associate
Years at Dayspring: 3
I once ran a 1:47 half marathon in a full suit and tie.
Alex is a part of Dayspring’s Goodbudget team. He helps with customer support, making sure that users have their questions answered, testing, making sure the newest features are thoroughly poked and prodded before release, and project management, making sure the whole team knows what’s on the agenda. He can usually be found amongst a diverse collection of Trello cards, post-it notes, and legal pads.
Alex graduated from Stanford University, majoring in History. He likes cold weather (under 55°), going to bed early (before 8:30), making pizza (long cold ferment), and the 2014 Korean drama Healer (the best ever). He is also an avid triathlete, and would love to one day qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona.
Years at Dayspring: 17
My dream retirement includes good coffee, a stack of good books, and a Winnebago to travel around the country and visit all the MLB ballparks.
As Office Manager, Amy keeps the Dayspring office running smoothly. Her responsibilities include handling Dayspring’s day-to-day finances, general administration and special events. Prior to joining Dayspring’s staff, Amy served as office manager at two San Francisco Bay Area law firms.
Amy loves a good book and is irrepressibly devoted to the Giants—win or lose.
Years at Dayspring: 3
I love to write (sentences, not code). I own about 5 different journals at any given time.
Andrew graduated with a Computer Science degree from Stanford University and has worked at many different-sized companies such as Workday, Amazon, and Thumbtack. He enjoys soccer, creative writing, and DIY food recipes/experiments at his place in the Mission district.
Years at Dayspring: 9
I was once told that I look like I would be good at beat boxing.
Becky’s skillset spans the range from user interface design to project management and user advocacy. She delights in designing interfaces that really work for users, including for Dayspring’s Goodbudget household financial software division. She loves making sure that Goodbudget makes sense to users and that it’s set up for the way that they want to budget.
Becky previously worked at a lab mapping genes of a cute little plant called Arabidopsis, as a part of a research project investigating the effect of UV-B light. Having spent a lot of time talking to tiny plants, talking to real people is a welcome change.
Becky graduated from UC Berkeley, majoring in History and Integrative Biology. Besides eating copious amounts of ice cream, she enjoys running, playing with her dog, and folding clothes.
I always use dark mode whenever possible. Save your eyes.
Years at Dayspring: 23
I have too many hobbies — coffee roasting, beer brewing, vintage audio restoration, violin playing. Anyone interested in beekeeping with me?
As a Senior Engineer, Bruce’s primary responsibility at Dayspring is leading teams in providing effective solutions to business problems. Over Bruce’s 15+ years at Dayspring he has worked on projects for clients spanning the range from Internet startups to Fortune 500 companies—always with a singular focus on getting the job done and delivering value.
Prior to joining Dayspring, Bruce was an application developer at Oracle Corporation building intranet web applications to serve its worldwide support staff. Bruce has also worked at Microsoft, part of a small team delivering a tool to support quality assurance efforts. Since this was years ago, he takes no responsibility for Vista.
Bruce has a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University and is a certified Scrum Master. An accomplished violinist who soloed with the Stanford Symphony, you may catch him playing concertos in the corner conference room during lunch.
Years at Dayspring: 10
Though my job is super digital, my secret love is paper. I sketch ideas on paper, I hoard fancy paper at home, my alternate dream job would be to run a letterpress print shop… all things paper.
Chi-En’s deep experience with everything mobile runs the gamut from UX to app store review processes to pricing strategy and customer community engagement. From product concept to wireframe to release and customer happiness, Chi-En brings her extensive insight into the mobile product life cycle to Dayspring’s Android and iOS engagements.
Prior to joining Dayspring, Chi-En led after-school sports programs at the Jamestown Community Center. She also led the center’s scholarship program, which sparked her initial interest in the same household financial challenges that Dayspring’s Goodbudget household financial management app works to address.
Chi-En holds a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Urban Studies, both from Stanford University. She is also a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Though she lives in a digital world, Chi-En has a soft spot for handmade paper crafts.
Years at Dayspring: 24
I’m currently working through Bach’s Goldberg variations. In this case “currently” meaning “since 2013″…
Chi-Ming was part of Dayspring’s founding team and assumed general management responsibilities in 2002. With one eye on technology developments and two on business value, he focuses Dayspring on delivering quality work for all our clients. With over two decades of experience in consulting and Web development, Chi-Ming has brought his insight and expertise to clients ranging from the largest corporations to midsize firms to community-based nonprofits.
Before co-founding Dayspring, Chi-Ming worked for software consultancy Sapient Corporation as a consultant/developer and project manager. His responsibilities included leading a team that enhanced the online channels of a major bank’s business banking operations and subsequently provided 24/7 support. Chi-Ming has also held positions at Hughes Electronics and U-Lead Systems and has worked on software and systems as diverse as satellite-based mobile telephony and call-center agent terminal applications.
Chi-Ming holds a BS in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Computer Architecture and an MS in Electrical Engineering, focusing on Network Systems, both from Stanford University. He graduated with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, and as a President’s Scholar, Terman Scholar and David Starr Jordan Scholar. Chi-Ming lives in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco with his wife and three children.
Finance & Admin Associate
I enjoy writing poetry (about twice a year), playing volleyball (about once a year), watching C-dramas and K-dramas (regularly), and listening to BTS (frequently).
Co works closely with our Office Manager, Amy Mar to help our teams and finances run smoothly.
“Non-traditional” sports speak to me. Skateboarding, snowboarding, and rock climbing. I wish I had more time for them all!
David graduated from the University of California San Diego with a BS in Computer Science, and is known in the office as having the most varied mode of commute–alternating between and combining bus, train, bicycle, skateboard, foot, and occasionally car. In his free time, David is an avid participant in action sports such as rock climbing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and breakdancing.
Doug grew up in the sleepy college town of Davis, CA, and vowed never to live in the dirty, dangerous, and crowded city. He has lived in San Francisco for over 30 years.
After 20+ years working as a high school Mathematics teacher and then a pastor in San Francisco, Doug returned to his technology roots. His original career path took him into the depths of designing multiprocessor servers with Sun Microsystems. Now with Dayspring, he employs those same design skills to provide client solutions.
Doug holds a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer Hardware from Stanford University. He graduated with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, and as a Terman Scholar. Doug has lived in San Francisco long enough to have rooted for the Giants through an earthquake and numerous rebuilding efforts. He and his wife now delight in cheering on their two ball-playing kids.
Dayspring’s “longest serving intern”
As a designer, Ed has significant experience in brand identity and packaging, having worked for global brands and local startups for over 20 years. He brings structure and clarity to all of his visual work. Ed also has a passion for photography as another outlet to express his creativity. A favorite subject to photograph is the city of San Francisco. He met Janet while they were both students in Hawaii.
James is a recluse.
Both analytical and creative, James bridges business and possibilities. Over the course of 15 years in advertising and branding, he has helped clients of every size – from Fortune 500 corporations to startups – by crafting presentations, establishing brand foundations, and writing copy that resonates with audiences. He studied psychology and painting at Stanford University.
Years at Dayspring: 22
Start me on a thought and I’ll explore that thought in all different directions. A co-worker once told me I’m good at research. I did like connect-the-dots when I was a kid.
As the Lead Designer at Dayspring, Janet leads the team providing visual solutions for our clients—creating engaging websites and highly usable applications. She particularly enjoys the fact that her partnerships with some of Dayspring’s clients have spanned over 10 years.
Prior to joining Dayspring, Janet was a designer with the Dan Gilbert Art Group, developing consumer products at this boutique Mill Valley design studio. Her diverse experience creating products ranging from games to apparel to books gives her a broad perspective on design and its application to the Web.
Janet holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Hawaii. She admires people like sushi chef Jiro Ono who practice an art form for a lifetime.
I enjoy playing and writing music (primarily keyboard or electronic, but I can also play guitar ok, drum poorly, and make some rather strange sounds emerge from a clarinet).
No matter where I go I end up picking up the nickname “El Jefe.” I don’t speak Spanish but I’m told that means I’m a boss.
As a Salesforce consultant, Jeff partners with clients to build solutions that meet their unique business needs. He brings a wide breadth of experience with Salesforce implementations from program management for international development to large domestic capital project campaigns. He is passionate about using the Salesforce platform to help non-profits do great work.
Before joining Dayspring, Jeff held a number of roles in the non-profit sector. As a Product Manager at Common Sense Media, he managed the launch of a political platform to advocate for legislation that specifically benefited children. And at Room to Read, he oversaw operations for the fundraising department, helping it scale and grow.
Jeff holds a B.S. in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He graduated the former with Provost’s Honors and the latter with First Class Honors. Jeff is a San Francisco native and currently lives in the Lakeview neighborhood.
Years at Dayspring: 14
I’m growing strawberries in my backyard, and set up a webcam for them, using a raspberry pi.
As a Lead Engineer at Dayspring, Jeffrey manages teams and architects Web software in PHP and Java and has also worked to integrate applications with web services ranging from Salesforce.com’s Force.com API to PayPal to CyberSource’s online payment processing. Prior to joining Dayspring, Jeff worked on software development process optimization at the Collaborative Agent Design Research Center at Cal Poly, improving source control and implementing a continuous integration build process.
Jeff holds a BS in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He started with programming his Legos® in junior high and has never quite kicked the coding habit since.
Years at Dayspring: 6
The five people (living or dead) I’d invite to my dinner party: my high school speech and debate coach, Bob Ross, Anthony Bourdain, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama. Although I’d honestly be too intimidated to be in a room with any of them.
As a Managing Principal of the Salesforce service team, Jessica works with clients to implement Salesforce solutions for their business needs. She brings with her substantial experience in nonprofit development and marketing for both large and small nonprofits, which is how she was first introduced to the magic of Salesforce. Since then, she has been passionate about using it to help nonprofits achieve their missions.
Before joining Dayspring, Jessica worked in development operations at United Way of the Bay Area, and prior to that, held various internships for small and large nonprofits. She holds a BA in International Relations and a minor in French from the University of Southern California, where she spent time studying abroad in Cambodia, France, and Australia. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys hiking, cooking, reading the news, watching endless reruns of the television show Parks and Recreation, and discovering new places locally and abroad.
Years at Dayspring: 20
In high school I manipulated my Myers-Briggs so I’d report as “Extrovert” because I thought extroverts were more popular. In my old age I’ve come to terms with my introversion (and I no longer idolize popularity!).
Since beginning his tenure at Dayspring in 2001, John has managed and developed on a variety of Web projects, from 2.0 community sites to custom content management systems and customer service applications. Clients that have benefited from John’s clear communication and disciplined focus on execution run the gamut from publishing giants to startups to foundations.
John serves as company Vice President and is a Managing Principal of the Salesforce service team. He comes to Dayspring from previous roles as a certified Microsoft and Novell technical trainer and network engineer, including a stint in Peru.
John holds his BS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Virginia. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children and has a penchant for Peruvian food.
Years at Dayspring: 16
I have an aversion to dancing, but I love listening to dance music and marvel at those who can express themselves through dance.
Jonathan brings well over a decade of experience in software development to bear on the business problems of clients ranging from retailers to VC firms to businesses organizing their model around the Web. He specializes in PHP and MySQL development, and also has a growing passion for front-end technologies and client-side applications.
Prior to joining Dayspring, Jonathan was a Senior Developer at CNET and ZDNet, engineering web applications for their Games & Entertainment websites, including PHP development on the GameSpot site which handled in excess of 5 million monthly unique visitors. Prior to CNET, Jon held positions at the NASA Ames Research Center and Galorath Inc.
Jonathan graduated from UCLA with a BS in Mathematics/Applied Science. Like any true Bostonian, Jonathan closely follows the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.
Years at Dayspring: 7
I really love coffee and drink way too much of it, according to my doctor. And I love baking!
Karisa’s role at Dayspring is Customer Support & Marketing with the Goodbudget team. She assists users with their questions, and helps them understand the ins and outs of this budgeting tool.
Prior to joining the team at Dayspring, Karisa was on staff with Cru Global on the UC Berkeley campus where she attended school. She received her B.A. in Linguistics which initiated a desire to work with and for people. When she’s not at work, Karisa enjoys listening to and playing music and cleaning. Really.
Years at Dayspring: 22
I have a boat problem. I wish I could spend every day messing about in them — to hear “the sounding slap of great green seas.”
As a Lead Engineer, Matthew has played a key role over the last decade in designing and developing the database-driven systems that Dayspring prepares for its clients. He also keeps his eye on the latest advances in software architecture and particularly enjoys designing software solutions that are innovative and elegant for problems that haven’t been approached before.
Before joining Dayspring, Matthew developed software as a Naval Architect at a commercial ship design and engineering firm in the Bay Area. The software he developed is still used by ship’s officers to safely maximize the cargo carried.
Matthew holds a BS in Naval Architecture from the Webb Institute. Matthew lives in San Francisco with his family. He has been known to take vacation time to build and refurbish stringed instruments and hopes eventually to build a kayak.
Years at Dayspring: 14
Superpower: Independent control of both eyebrows.
Paul joined Dayspring’s Design team in 2005. He gets a kick out of improving interfaces and websites with better usability. He’s a Mac, wielding the Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch and InVision with considerable aplomb. Favorite books include The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman and Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell et al.
Paul holds a BA in Industrial Arts with an emphasis on Product Design and graduated with distinction from San Francisco State University. When not pushing pixels, Paul enjoys playing the drums and learning new drum patterns by ear. One of his favorite drum tracks ever is “Squib Cakes” by Tower of Power.
Years at Dayspring: 22
I like to bake. I like to make bread and pizza crusts from scratch.
Shane is a Senior Engineer and System Administrator for Dayspring, responsible for day-to-day management and technical support for Dayspring’s Web hosting environment. If you host with us and you’re having a problem, Shane’s probably already on it. He holds a side job trying to prevent our devs from proliferating virtualized servers without his permission.
Prior to joining Dayspring, Shane worked as a Senior Field Applications Engineer for KLA-Tencor where he developed analytical solutions and trained engineers on KLA-Tencor products. His past experience includes semiconductor process development and IS integration of statistical quality control systems.
Shane graduated with a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. In his spare time he enjoys building paper airplanes with his sons.
Years at Dayspring: 6
I took a class on the history of The Beatles in college.
As a developer at Dayspring, Stanley utilizes a wide array of tools to bring specs and visual concepts to life. Though a visual person by heart, he focuses a lot on the backend side of projects such as PHP and MySQL.
Stanley graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Computer Science. Outside of work, he goes out on runs along the Embarcadero, watches shows about food and travel, spends time investing in a local community in Chinatown, and plays Magic the Gathering online. One thing he hopes to do again is to bike through the beautiful city of Davis.
I own a music education and production company and I am a semi professional basketball player for a local San Jose team.
As a developer Stephen has worked on Devops projects in the past, but is eager to immerse himself into both front and backend work!
Stephen holds a BFA in Musical Performance and a BS in Computer Science from Notre Dame de Namur University. He has lived in San Jose his whole life, and his hobbies include music production and basketball.
Interested in joining our team? We’d love to hear from you.
Ext. 102 Brand Design, Web Design, Software Development
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