Kristen (she/her) is the founder and CEO of Edify. She brings over a decade of learning and development and business partnership experience to Edify and has architected and delivered onboarding programs for companies such as AWS Elemental, Puppet, OpenSky Alibaba, Cirium (FlightGlobal), Cloudability and more. She is a frequent speaker and instructor for O’Reilly, DevOpsDays, and other conferences.
Jayme (she/her) leads Edify's product development team. She combines her product management expertise from companies like Lyflynks, Smarsh, and NGP VAN with her extensive political campaign management and communications experience to help architect Edify's product strategy. She is a certified Scrum Master.
Stephanie (she/her) is a data science loving, backend focused developer. She believes accessibility and data ethics are top priorities. Her love of photography and art give her a creative viewpoint for problem solving. In her freetime, she studies philosophy and social psychology.
Ellie (she/her) is a sophomore at UC San Diego studying computer science and also interested in art and product management. She is excited about learning through hands-on opportunities and in a community.
Alyssa (she/her) is a current sophomore at Purdue University studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in Law and Society. She joined Edify during the summer of 2020 as part of the FLIK Apprenticeship Program, and she works closely with our team in product development and operations.
Nadtakan (she/her) has been coding since she was 13 years old, and still remembers starting with Visual Basic 2008 from a book. Her passion carried her through my education at Maejo University in Thailand, where she studied new languages, algorithms, compilers, higher mathematics and all with pretty much the same fascination that drives me as a kid. She believes there is yet more to learn, yet more problems to solve, and yet more to build.
Lyndal Frazier-Cairns (she/her) helps startups articulate and tell their story through content marketing and communications. At Edify, she is proud to have contributed to the voice of eddy, an interactive bot who supports onboarding for developer teams.
Alex (he/him) serves Edify as an advisor, helping to mentor our engineering team, run interviews, and support technical decision making. He is a former client of Edify and a passionate, creative, and results driven leader working collaboratively to strategize, plan, communicate, and build powerful teams and capabilities. He currently serves as Senior Director of Engineering Director at GitHub.
Chris (he/him) serves Edify as an advisor, helping to craft product and go-to-market strategy. He is a former client of Edify and currently a product consultant.
Karen (she/her) serves Edify as an advisor and has mentored Kristen for many years. She supports Edify in customer analysis and product strategy. She currently is a learning & development consultant.
Luke (he/him) serves Edify as an advisor, supporting Kristen on fundraising, strategy, and learning to scale. In fact, it's Luke's fault Edify is even a software product today. He is the founder and former CEO of Puppet and is currently building Clickety.
Liz (she/her) is a highly technical expert educator and manager, with almost 18 years of professional experience. She has taught over 3000 people in person and the repeatable processes she developed have graduated thousands more. Her students are hired at a rate over 98% at an average starting salary of 106k.
Edify draws its roots from founder Kristen Gallagher's first company, which sought to bring dignity back to the employee experience. Our values have been an integral part to our development and success, and we never compromise on them.
Edify is committed to growing an equitable, inclusive company that builds scalable software applications across platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and others.
If you believe in a future where all software engineers, from junior to senior, neurodiverse to underrepresented, are welcomed and supported to be their best, we want you at Edify!