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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Kathy Rasmussen

Community & Brand Manager

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Kathy Rasmussen
Kathy Rasmussen

Kathy Rasmussen

Community & Brand Manager

Areas of expertise: Client Experience, Event Management, Branding, Graphic Design, Project Management

What MoDevates:

I love working toward a vision, whether it is my own or someone else’s. I love taking the vision and breaking it down to figure out what needs to be done to bring it to life.

Why MoDev:

I love being part of something bigger. MoDev connects people around highly important, relevant and revolutionary technologies that are shaping the world in which we live.

Homebase: Eugene, OR

Interests:

In my free time, I hang out with my husband, Jeremy, my son Jonas (9yrs) and my daughter Ava (7yrs). I love road trips, traveling, music, coffee, and wine.

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Martha Burwell

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

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Martha Burwell
Martha Burwell

Martha Burwell

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Areas of expertise: Using design-focused techniques to create events that are welcoming and truly inclusive to a wide variety of people.

What MoDevates:

That indescribable positive energy when you’re at an event where folks from all different backgrounds are interacting and enjoying one another’s company. When we break out of our usual networks, we’re so much richer for the experiences we have with those who are different from us.

Why MoDev:

When I pitched to Pete in 2016 that I try out some diversity/inclusion techniques on the way Modev runs their events, I was blown away by Pete’s enthusiasm and commitment. I’m proud to have worked with a company that is not only innovative in the tech events space, but also as a diversity and inclusion ally.

Homebase: Seattle, WA

Interests:

Any time I’m not at work, you can find me enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest mountains.

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Jon Leibham

UX/UI Designer/Developer

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Jon Leibham
Jon Leibham

Jon Leibham

UX/UI Designer/Developer

Areas of expertise: HubSpot Development, UX/UI Design, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Branding

What MoDevates:

Learning & Problem Solving, Outdoors, Joy in Others

Why MoDev:

I love working with an organization that is both positive and flexible; Modev offers just that. It is also an amazing environment that constantly keeps me up to date with cutting edge technologies.

Homebase: Chicago, IL

Interests:

Oil Painting, Camping, Cooking, Programming

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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

Interests:

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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Meredith Davison

Head of Marketing

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Meredith Davison
Meredith Davison

Meredith Davison

Head of Marketing

Areas of expertise:Strategic Planning, B2B Marketing, Client Relationships, Team Leadership

What MoDevates:

The opportunity to grow, stretch, and learn on a daily basis keeps me engaged, focused, and excited. Working at MoDev provides me this opportunity to do so personally, professionally, and intellectually.

Why MoDev:

MoDev is a team that serves -- we serve each other, our clients, community members, and ourselves. By focusing on people and the task at hand we are all able to grow, excel, and have fun in the process.

Homebase: Portland, OR

Interests:

I enjoy exploring Portland’s food scene, elaborate cooking projects, hiking, visiting my home state of Montana

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Mindy Quinn

Event Manager

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Mindy Quinn
Mindy Quinn

Mindy Quinn

Event Manager

Areas of expertise:Event Coordination, Public Relations, Marketing

What MoDevates:

Building Relationships, Empowering others, My children

Why MoDev:

Pete is a rare find. His outlook, passion, and vision is one of a kind. Collaboration is the key to success and he gets it.

Homebase: Chattanooga, TN

Interests:

Two boys: Kevin 13, Jack 11, 1 dog aussie shep/border collie Howard Huge, 3 cats (Sawyer, Cheyenne and Puff) & 1 bearded dragon (Sgt. Nooga)

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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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Laurie McFarlane

Event Manager

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Laurie McFarlane
Laurie McFarlane

Laurie McFarlane

Event Manager

Areas of expertise:Events, Sales, Sponsorship

What MoDevates:

Producing something great for the world that creates positive change

Why MoDev:

Bringing cutting edge technologies and communities together

Homebase: Dallas, TX

Interests:

Travel, Performing Arts, Books, Tacos

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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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Samantha Parker

Social Media Manager

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Samantha Parker
Samantha Parker

Samantha Parker

Social Media Manager

Areas of expertise:Social Media Content Creation

What MoDevates:

Seeing the big picture within myself and growing everyday.

Why MoDev:

Work remotely and around my own schedule.

Homebase: St. George, UT

Interests:

Two kids, dog and a cat! We love to be outdoors as much as possible.

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Jessica Laderberg

Event Manager

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Jessica Laderberg
Jessica Laderberg

Jessica Laderberg

Event Manager

Areas of expertise: Event Logistics

What MoDevates:

Creating memorable experiences for event attendees

Why MoDev:

I want to be part of a fast growing industry and I believe MoDev is where it’s at!

Homebase: Austin, TX

Interests:

When I am not working you will find me in my craft room or in the kitchen. I also love spending time with my husband, baby girl and furbaby!

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Kelsey Vawter

Operations Manager

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Kelsey Vawter
Kelsey Vawter

Kelsey Vawter

Operations Manager

Areas of expertise:Administrative, Event and Project Management

What MoDevates:

Being on the cutting edge and working with fun, out of the box companies has always been my forte. I excel at bridging the communication gap between creative and technical teams and thrive in the fast paced nature of event management.

Why MoDev:

MoDev is on the cutting edge of technological advancement and combines my love of innovation and events seamlessly.

Homebase: Houston, TX

Interests:

2 Australian Shepards: River and RemyTravel: I volunteered in Thailand with a human trafficking organization during the second quarter of 2017 and have since visited Toronto, Canada and various locations around the U.S. for work and pleasure.

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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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Karina Crooks

Recruitment Marketing Lead

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Karina Crooks
Karina Crooks

Karina Crooks

Recruitment Marketing Lead

Areas of expertise: Recruitment marketing, employer branding, event marketing

What MoDevates:

I love seeing talented people connecting with a person, company or opportunity that's perfect for them. Ultimately this why I feel my work with the Modev team is such an awesome fit. Having a role in the process from start to finish and seeing how the results of my efforts can actually impact someone's career is really exciting.

Why MoDev:

I love being part of a higher caliber team that's been pieced together to make a maximum impact. I feel we're all encouraged to apply our whole self to each project and use all the strengths we have to build up the team. Pete's leadership is incredible and it’s really fun having colleagues all over the map.

Homebase: Alberta, Canada

Interests:

I love travel, the gym and almost anything outdoors.

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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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