The Raven Conspiracy

We're called Raven for a reason. These people are smart, social toolmakers, just like the real birds.

Co-Founders

Scott Holdren

Scott Holdren

It’s hard to envision Scott anywhere other than in front of a large computer monitor, but he’s a family man with one child, two dogs, fish, a frog, a snake and four chickens.

Little known fact:
PHP golfer

Jon Henshaw

Jon Henshaw

Imagine a neutron star, spinning at 1,122 rotations per second. Then stick it inside a person. That’s the sort of energy Jon has. Now imagine working with that person.

Little known fact:
Bounces when he’s hungry. Heck, bounces all the time.

Raven Team

Arienne Holland

Arienne Holland

Director of Marketing and Education

Arienne answers to Ariel, Adrienne, Arianne and pretty much any other A name. She knows more than your average person about toothpicks, physics and shoes.

Little known fact:
If she told you, it wouldn’t be little-known anymore.

Byron Albert of Raven

Byron Albert

Dev Ops Engineer

Byron started his career in Internet operations at Internet.com. His hobby is woodworking (we’re kinda looking forward to Christmas). He has 3 dogs, 2 sugar gliders and 1 cat.

Little known fact:
Married to a Ph.D in Neuroscience

Chris Davis, Developer at Raven

Chris Davis

Developer

Chris built a Pong clone in QBASIC at age 13. He has a 5-year-old WoW character named Ragefang and a game collection that spans 30 years.

Little known fact:
Loves terrible movies, especially Twister.

Daniel Swinney

Daniel Swinney

Developer

Daniel performs stand-up comedy, records electronic music and lives in East Nashville. Although, really, you could figure all of that out by looking at his scraggly beard.

Little known fact:
His other name is lemondropkid.

Eric Kambestad

Eric Kambestad

Senior Developer

Eric’s favorite bourbon is Woodford Reserve (on special occasions the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection). His pugs are Banjo and Ukulele. His toddler son is not named after an instrument.

Little known fact:
Loves Magnum P.I.

Greg Jones

Greg Jones

Developer

Greg is a developer, sculptor, singer, skateboarder, wooden boat enthusiast and dad. The Matrix is his favorite movie, and Michaels is where he shops for fun.

Little known fact:
Likes Mr. Bungle.

Holly Mance, Customer Loyalty Specialist

Holly Kinney

Trial Customer Specialist

A recent transplant to Nashville, Holly likes writing children’s books, spoiling her two Boston terriers, and cupcakes. Not necessarily in that order.

Little known fact:
In the IMDb.

Irene Phelps

Irene Phelps

Customer Experience Analyst

It’s not eye-REEN, it’s e-RAE-nee. You can’t underestimate this gentle woman, who speaks fluent Spanish, cooks, and is earning a psychology degree for fun.

Little known fact:
Wants to learn to tango.

Isaac Van Name

Isaac Van Name

Systems Architect

Isaac is a Class B ranked chess player whose young son regularly whomps him at Yahtzee. His favorite color is pale blue, favorite scent is good Scotch and favorite sound is private.

Little known fact:
Knows Latin.

Jason West

Jason West

Director of Development

Jason says the best day of work he ever had involved shotgunning simulated zombies (latex masks over melons) with his brother for a magazine article. We’re not sure if Raven can top that.

Little known fact:
Wants gills.

Jon Zumbrun

Jon Zumbrun

Lead Developer

Jon’s favorite places to travel are DisneyWorld or Savannah, Georgia, for the spooky history and nice art. He sings and plays guitar and watches Big Bang Theory.

Little known fact:
We call him JZ, but his other nickname is Doc.

Jordan Evatt

Jordan Evatt

Senior Developer

Jordan says that he and his wife are “big WoW nerds.” They have a miniature dachshund, Bella, and a hound/pit mix, Jake. (Who’s the Twilight fan, Jordan?)

Little known fact:
Eats regular (not instant) oatmeal with honey for breakfast.

Kate Dore

Kate Dore

Social Media Marketing Specialist

Kate is a financial literacy promoter, classical singer, avid traveler, bluegrass music enthusiast, and expert snacker.

Little known fact:
Aspiring fiber artist.

Kevin Crawley

Kevin Crawley

Senior Developer

Kevin has traveled to Athens, Thessalonika, Mikonos, Crete, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Cairo and all 48 continental United States. He’s a father and dog owner.

Little known fact:
Plays the didgeridoo.

Lance Conzett

Lance Conzett

Customer Education Manager

If it’s an obsolete or impractical musical format, Lance digs it. He still makes mixtapes with cassettes—his favorite one is called “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.”

Little known fact:
Passed a Secret Service background check.

Leah Edwards

Leah Edwards

Office Manager

Leah is the kind of sweet free spirit who would (and does) call herself a “whimsicologist.” She seeks adventure via hiking, reading, writing and soft-crafting.

Little known fact:
Believes in Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

Lizzie Keiper

Lizzie Keiper

Customer Education Specialist

We like Lizzie’s eagerness to laugh and learn. She likes Harry Potter stuff. Like, likes it. Meet her at GeekyCon.

Little known fact:
Lizzie is adjusting to a daily routine that doesn’t include naps… the consequence of graduating from college.

Megan Morris

Megan Morris

Quality Analyst

Megan is the kind of girl who dreams of living in an elaborate tree house eating Fruit Roll-Ups by the boxful. She’s a writer and a developer doppelganger.

Little known fact:
Can game any boy under the table.

Nate Barker

Nate Baker

Content Marketing Specialist

Nate’s love language is words and he likes solving mysteries. Got one for him? He’s currently learning Spanish, juggling and PHP via osmosis.

Little known fact:
Wants to name a future child “Beast” or “Defenseless.”

Nicolette Beard

Nicolette V. Beard

Digital Marketing Manager

Nicolette arrived at Raven HQ in Tennessee via Michigan, Texas and Florida. She’s whip smart and a secret cheerleader-type… Go Team!

Little known fact:
Types 100 words per minute.

Phil Dier

Phil Dier

Senior Developer

This country boy knows a thing or two about the World Wide Web, especially cloud meteorology. On Sunday mornings, he sleeps in until 8:30.

Little known fact:
Former owner of three goats.

Stephen Yeargin

Stephen Yeargin

Operations Manager/ Senior Developer

The thing we like most about Stephen is that he is not also named Jason. Stephen’s new bowling nickname is “Sexypant,” and that’s all we can tell you about Stephen’s bowling.

Little known fact:
Plays Minecraft; hates it.

Steve Mederiros

Steve Medeiros

Customer Education Specialist

Steve — something of a gentle giant — is an avid reader of all things Douglas Adams. He’s a non-skating official for his daughters’ roller derby team.

Little known fact:
High school and junior high school Mathlete.

Trevor Denton

Trevor Denton

Director of UI/UX

Born in Jersey and raised in Florida, Tennessee, and Alaska, Trevor is proud to claim Tennessee as his true home. He enjoys Starbucks Coffee, early 90’s sitcoms, and The Thompson Twins. In his spare time he runs a clothing company with his wife called Ginger Problems.

Little known fact:
Can recite Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” in it’s entirety.

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Raven Tools
1101 McGavock Street
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37203