Team

David Ametsitsi

Lead Mobile Engineer

While studying Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, David found his niche in mobile development. Since then, he has been a contract developer involved in fields ranging from NASCAR racing to medical networking.

Zack Anselm

Front End Engineer

Founder of DIY record label Tree Machine Records, Zach is an advocate of balancing technology and nature for most of his life. Music drives him to find new ways to connect with people across the globe, and technology has paved the way for creative web development across a variety of digital landscapes.

Andrea Flamini

UI/UX/Design Lead

UX since 1994. Filmmaking prior to that. One bike, one car, two kayaks.

Jeff Jacka

iOS Engineer

Born and raised in Washington where he developed a passion for all things electronic. After a couple years working as a freelance web developer, Jeff has decided to seek a Computer Science degree. His interest in exploring, photographing, skiing, and kayaking the world led him to Horizon.

Karl Le

UI/UX Intern

Student at the University of Washington Bothell, studying Interactive Media Design. Karl is interested in Computer Human Interaction and finding the balance between health and technology through interactive technologies. Founder of the Vietnamese Student Association at the University of Washington Bothell, exploring and developing Vietnamese culture.

Alina Liokumovich

Operations & Development Intern

Currently the Vice-President of Outgoing Global Talent at AIESEC Seattle and a University of Washington student, Alina has traveled to over 10 countries. She is passionate about mathematics, design, and connecting people from across the world to raise awareness about global issues.

Drew Meyers

Co-Founder & CEO

Spent 5 years at Zillow doing community building, business development, and social media marketing. A travel addict who has visited 30+ countries, and largely been working & living out of a backpack since 2010. Proud member of Sigma Phi Epsilon (WA Beta, '02), and graduate of University of Washington (2005).

Yutong Pan

UI/UX Intern

Tremendously passionate about the future of mobile design and development. Currently a Senior at the University of Washington majoring Informatics with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction, Yutong loves traveling and has explored more than ten countries and thirty cities.

Jay Warrick

Android Engineer

A graduate of Indiana University's Computer Science program, Jay came to the Pacific Northwest as a mobile developer. As a people person, he finds front end development the most tangible intersection of engineering with real live humans. Jay's other passions include Ultimate Frisbee and improvisational comedy.

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CTO / Tech Co-Founder

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Seann Birkelund

Advisor

Co-founder at Education.com, led business development and corporate finance. Previously tech investor at Azure Capital & Partner at Silicon Valley Financial Group. Current CFO, First Aid Shot Therapy.

Oren Borovitch

Business Co-Founder & Advisor

Previously worked at Canadian telecom startup Public Mobile building its financial services brand - Public Cash Services. A jack-of-all-trades with passions for travel and entrepreneurship. Was introduced to Horizon by one of the company’s first customers, a fellow backpacker, during a tour through South America.

Sloane Davidson

Advisor

Founder at Farsight Media. Over a decade of experience building communities online including at The Causemopolitan and DinnerMode. Published writer, speaker and advisor to startups, nonprofits and NGOs.

Brian Howe

Advisor

Founder & CEO, Impact HUB Seattle. Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Washington. Founding Partner of VentureScale.

Greg Langdon

Advisor

Angel investor and startup advisor in Louisville, KY. Board of Advisors for GLI EnterpriseCorp, the VelocityIN accelerator program, and Venture Connectors. Member of a core team that led Efficient Networks from a venture-funded startup into a market-leading position in broadband equipment, an initial public offering, acquisitions of several smaller firms, and subsequent acquisition by Siemens AG. Cum laude graduate, Vanderbilt University. Co-author of three patents.

Eric Marcoullier

Advisor

Partner at Cloudspace. Ex-VP Digital Media, Beatport. Co-founder Gnip, MyBlogLog and IGN.

Will Moyer

Design Co-Founder & Advisor

Traveling and living abroad since 2010, Will’s been doing design work for over a decade. Whether it’s typography, HTML and CSS, or interface design he is passionate about simple and elegant solutions.

Shannon O'Donnell

Advisor

Long-term traveler on the road since 2008 sharing stories of grassroots tourism initiatives and solo travel through two award-winning sites, A Little Adrift and Grassroots Volunteering.org. Published author of the Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook and 2013 National Geographic Traveler of the Year.

Eric Roland

Co-Founder & Advisor

17 years of experience building software solutions for small startups all the way to the Fortune 500. Mobile iOS development since 2009. Led multiple key technology teams at Telepoint, which had a successful $40 million exit.

Todd Sampson

Advisor

Founder & CEO of Cloudspace, MyBlogLog (sold to Yahoo!), and OneTrueFan (sold to BigDoor). TechStars mentor.

Colleen Sollars

Advisor

Connector, social architect, and strategic advisor working, living, and breathing all things social: particularly innovation, justice and networking. Colleen has spent the last 8 years immersed in building community, locally and internationally, in the education, social travel, and start-up spaces, most recently managing operations and community for Couchsurfing between 2009 and 2013.

Start-Up Chile

Incubator

Start-up Chile is a program of the Chilean Government that seeks to attract early stage, high-potential entrepreneurs. It seeks to transform Chile in the innovation & entrepreneurial hub of Latin America, and to foster a cultural change.

Startup Abroad

Incubator

Startup Abroad brings international entrepreneurs together for a mix of co-working and co-living. Diverse entrepreneurs who love to travel work side by side, in inspiring environments, so they can collaborate and learn from each other.