Meet the MoDevators

We're a group of passionate technologists and community builders who believe in the importance of bringing people together to stay ahead of a fast moving technology landscape. Our shared values of creating a safe, supportive and inclusive community allows us to pursue our mission with ilimitable energy and joy. 

Pete Erickson

Founder / Coach at MoDev

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Pete Erickson
Pete Erickson

Pete Erickson

Founder / Coach at MoDev

Areas of expertise:Brands, Experiences, Connecting, Leading

What MoDevates:

I live at the intersection of technology and humanity and believe it's my role in life to bring people together to learn from one another how best to use it. The magic happens at the human level. Whether it’s the MoDev team or complete strangers at an event, the idea of human connection for advancing ideas, careers and industry as a whole brings me a ton of joy and satisfaction.

Why MoDev:

MoDev is the platform that allows me to do what I love and make a difference in people’s lives regardless of the technologies that are trending.

Homebase: Arlington, VA

Interests:

Family is tops on my list - Wife Sabrina, Daughter Shea (6) and son Jude (5). Love to SUP, huge soccer fan (Go Sounders!)

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Adam Mitchell

Director of Web & Marketing

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Adam Mitchell
Adam Mitchell

Adam Mitchell

Director of Web & Marketing

Areas of expertise:UI/UX, Branding, Marketing, Content Strategy

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Homebase: New Orleans, LA

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Urban exploration, travel adventures across Latin America, museum outings and volunteer work take up a pretty significant chunk of my free time.

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Kayla Gaul

Community Outreach Manager

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Kayla Gaul
Kayla Gaul

Kayla Gaul

Community Outreach Manager

Areas of expertise: Outreach, Partnerships, Community Relationships, Event Planning

What MoDevates:

My little family gives me my biggest push and belonging to a successful team that is always determined to reach our desired results.

Why MoDev:

Modev is fun, fresh and flexible. We are a great group of wonderful individuals ready to take on the world :)

Homebase: Atlantic Beach, FL

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2 little girls, Maggie (6) Ellie (2). We love the beach, ice cream and traveling. We tend to go on “adventures” every weekend. During the week you’ll find me balancing piano lessons, swim practice, surfing and soccer between my two girls.

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Scott Sehon

Finance & Operations

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Scott Sehon
Scott Sehon

Scott Sehon

Finance & Operations

Areas of expertise:Finance, Accounting, Operational Efficiency

What MoDevates:

Waking up every day with the opportunity to create something completely original and transformational

Why MoDev:

Unique opportunity to work with like minded individuals, as a team in a distributed environment, to build a company that can make a positive difference in the world through technology

Homebase: Northern Virginia

Interests:

Family, baking, British golf, pet turtle, non-fiction adventure novels

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Imran Haider

Tech Researcher and Writer

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Imran Haider
Imran Haider

Imran Haider

Tech Researcher and Writer

Areas of expertise: Product Management, Writing

What MoDevates:

Making complex topics/situations look easy.

Why MoDev:

It’s giving me the opportunity to do what I love. Plus, community/team is awesome.

Homebase: Lahore, Pakistan

Interests:

Family, Exercise, Watching Tennis

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Madalyn Sheehan

Community Outreach

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Madalyn Sheehan
Madalyn Sheehan

Madalyn Sheehan

Community Outreach

Areas of expertise:Social Media Management and Linkedin Marketing

What MoDevates:

The Modev team! I enjoy being a part of a diverse, committed, and passionate group of people.

Why MoDev:

The company culture encompasses integrity, diversity, and transparency.

Homebase: Illinois

Interests:

I love staying active and challenging myself through exercising and hiking.

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Jake Kelly

Developer Evangelist

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Jake Kelly
Jake Kelly

Jake Kelly

Developer Evangelist

Areas of expertise: Web Development, Empathy, Teaching, Public Speaking

What MoDevates:

I’m addicted to learning new things, and love the learning process itself. That passion extends to helping others to experience the joys of learning and acquiring knowledge as well. Getting to lead others to their own lightbulb moments is what I get to do every day.

Why MoDev:

The people at MoDev are what makes it special. New ideas are celebrated here alongside success. Creativity, personal initiative, and collaboration aren’t just buzzwords here. They’re the just what we do.

Homebase: Seattle, WA

Interests:

Outer space, anything outdoors: snowboarding, fly fishing, hiking/mountaineering, and biking.

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Jessica Harter

Hubspot Email copywriter and trafficker

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Jessica Harter
Jessica Harter

Jessica Harter

Hubspot Email copywriter and trafficker

Areas of expertise: Copywriting, Marketing Automation, Hubspot

What MoDevates:

Interesting projects that offer an opportunity to use my creativity and experience

Why MoDev:

A company with terrific people who collaborate to do great work.

Homebase: Rumson, NJ (NYC area)

Interests:

Spending weekends at the beach with my husband and twin 7-year old boys, who keep me on my toes every minute of the day!

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Alexis Robinson

Event Coordinator

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Alexis Robinson
Alexis Robinson

Alexis Robinson

Event Coordinator

Areas of expertise:Risk Management, Event Management, Vendor/Guests Management

What MoDevates:

Knowing that an event is running smoothly and that my clients are enjoying the experience truly motivates me.

Why MoDev:

MoDev is a unique company that has the ability to bring people from all walks of life together to learn and grow as a community.

Homebase: Northern Virginia

Interests:

Singing, Music, Art, and Traveling

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Grace Kranen

Sales & D&I Strategy

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Grace Kranen
Grace Kranen

Grace Kranen

Sales & D&I Strategy

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Jenny Medeiros

Staff Writer

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Jenny Medeiros

Jenny Medeiros

Staff Writer

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Jess Brenner

Graphic Designer

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Jess Brenner

Jess Brenner

Graphic Designer

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Josette Oder Moynihan

Innovation Events Manager

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Josette Oder Moynihan

Josette Oder Moynihan

Innovation Events Manager

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James Poulter

VOICE Programming & Strategy

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James Poulter

James Poulter

VOICE Programming & Strategy

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Rachel Brown

Sales

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Rachel Brown
Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

Sales

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Rikki Speck

Sales

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Rikki Speck

Rikki Speck

Sales

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Melissa Benowitz

Event Management

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Melissa Benowitz

Melissa Benowitz

Event Management

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Jenn Sherman

Social Media

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Jenn Sherman

Jenn Sherman

Social Media

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KB Bhatta

Event Strategy

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KB Bhatta

KB Bhatta

Event Strategy

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Janice Mandel

Director of Content & Programming

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Janice Mandel

Janice Mandel

Director of Content & Programming

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Alex Plaxen

Digital Marketing

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Alex Plaxen

Alex Plaxen

Digital Marketing

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