Meet the OddBalls
Rock star coders with social skills are not common.
We are a singular team of super nerds who love coding as much as we love working with clients to solve problems. It’s this rare combination that makes us so good at what we do.
Sales in the front, management in the back. This guy means business. Odd fact, he only listens to 2 artists, Biggie and Bach.
Industry pro. DC Explorer. Banjo Player. A recovering manbunner and consummate hipster who’ll write code until the day he dies… or at least until the next burning man.
Operations guru, husband, and father of two who enjoys travel. Took an interesting career path through the athletic fields to get into IT. When not helping the customer he's probably on the soccer field or at a Boy Scout activity. Experienced camper who doesn't actually care for camping.
Part policy wonk, part govtech geek, all business. Jonah’s experience with tech-enabled solutions spans .org, .com, .gov, and now .io. Combine all this with his Milwaukee roots and you get a true Oddball.
DevOps Engineer. Came up with so many solutions to problems he moved to the city with the most moveable bridges in the world. Now he rides the L all the way to Ws for Oddball.
The only person you'll ever meet who loves both The Today Show and Power Metal Bands. My home has wheels and requires a big truck...and is enemies with tornadoes.
Husband. Dad. Nerd. Love to cook up code and healthy dishes in between lifting heavy things and putting them back down.
Keeping the Ship afloat and moving forward from the great state of Texas!
Product Manager trying to make everyone’s jobs easier. Wife, mom to 4 cool kids, amateur woodworker always looking forward to the next project.
Father of 3 Girls. Husband. Problem Solver. DevOps Engineer. Cyclist. Proud Heathen.
A well-rounded software engineer with over 15 years of experience developing and maintaining a wide variety of systems for large corporations and small businesses. Engaged in every aspect of the product development lifecycle from design inception to deployment whether it’s customer facing or an internal tool. A particular passion for distributed systems & big data, always with a focus on efficiency.
Mission-driven product manager on an endless journey to build inspired products so intuitive my mom could figure them out. Husband, papa of 3 and unabashed bitmoji addict. Lover of soft pretzels and baseball.
DevOps Engineer, musician, and father of two. Passionate about finding solutions to complex problems and laying down booty shaking bass lines.
Proud husband, father and uncle. Nerd engineer, technology mentor, aspiring chef, someone who has an unhealthy obsession with Walt Disney World
Software Engineer and lover of all things automated. There’s a 50/50 chance he’s either playing a video game or a board game at any given point.
Stalwart specialist steeped in systems and sincerity. Crafter extraordinaire, across a wide range including brews, board games, backends, begetting, and banter.
VP of BD. Loves cornering receivers on the football field and chasing down deals
Husband, father of four and proud owner of a burly beard. Software hero by day, carpenter by night. Mandolin Power!
Servant leader often seen scaling teams but never walls. In my free time I love art related hobbies. My hobbies are colorful, varied, and frequently change. Albiet some grey hair, I am surviving motherhood.
Project Manager. Proud Dog Mom. Extreme Organizer. Stand up Comedian. Representing Durham!
DevOps Engineer, when I'm not automating the automatable you can find me making music, writing fiction, watching movies, reading books, and of course over-analyzing the finer aspects of the previous items.
UX/UI is what he does. Creating with intention is his passion. "Why?" is one of his favorite questions. "Make it better" is his mantra
Stout, taciturn and spends a lot of time in the dark hammering out beautiful things.. not a Tolkien dwarf.
Bowhunter of elk and gatherer of product development requirements. Living the dream in Central Oregon with his trophy wife and three perfect kids.
Product guru. Business for breakfast, UX for lunch, tech for dinner. Golf nut. Proud Detroit native, husband, and daddy to 1. When not building beautiful products, can be found in the backcountry building forts and lighting fires with sticks.
Husband. Tech enthusiast. DevOps Engineer. Lover of family, two dogs, video games, Liverpool Fútbol Club, craft beer, and America.
Madly in love with my wife. Passionate about coding and technology. Obsessed with eating good food and traveling. Drawing is my meditation.
John Paul Ashenfelter
Builds software, typically in Ruby. Prefers slow over fast with my travel and food. Polyglot music listener and occasionally player. Kickstarts way too many RPGs which he never has time to play. Coming to you from his secret lair in the Blue Ridge Mountains, he's ready to make your code and your product better.
Husband of Katie. Father of Lillian. When he’s not jamming on Ruby code, he’s jibing on the Ohio River.
Loves code, art, and video games. She never met a pun or hipster food she didn't like.
Apostle of all things GNU/Linux. Ruby is my jam. Minnesota native. Folk-grass guitar strummer. Audiophile and all around kitchen-aficionado.
Native Yooper of Michigans Upper Peninsula, German Shepherd dog mom and coffee lover. When I’m not rocking out code, you’ll find me traveling the world!
Recruiting by day, adventurer by night - proud husband, lover of all things active, video games and food!
Former U.S. Marine and startup CTO, Working as an VA API Engineering Lead responsible for ensuring that the Benefits Team helps wipe the tears from Widows and Orphans.
Native of DC Metro Area, Coffee and Beer Aficionado. When I'm not managing IT contracts you can usually find me with my yorki-poo, Charlie taking on new adventures.
They say she'll talk to anybody. Just a UX Designer looking out for her users. Loves going on food and travel adventures with her peeps.
Scouting for the next Oddball rock star, runs on coffee and working hard so my future dogs can have a good life. I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list.
DevOps Engineer. Finding the solutions to us-east-1 since 2012.
Product manager for infrastructure and SRE. In his free time can be found engaging in some citizen science, watching his kids play sports or performing, and fending off his three dogs.
Lifelong computer nerd. Slightly more recent QA Engineer. Taker of photographs. Owner of many keyboards. Since he was already beta testing everyone’s software and hardware for free, he figured he might as well do it for a living also.
Father of 3, polyglot developer, conference speaker, devops enthusiast, kindle addict, and fountain pen nerd
Curious about problem-solving, even in mundane things like traffic patterns. Pleased to engineer solutions in Rails and Ruby. Unprofessional time is spent as a husband, father, Bible-study leader, and board gamer!
Open-gov and open-data innovator. Software architect, legal hacker, and jazz musician.
Manager of customer success & support. Interpreter of geekspeak for laypeople. Strategist/fixer of all things IT. Seattle-raised music junkie & recovering NY actor. Moonlights on weekends singing & playing with the Nashville Yacht Club Band.
Marketing strategies in her mind. Finding the silver lining is her goal. Two daughters, husband & labrador fill her heart. New adventures fuel her soul.
Washingtonian by birth, now living in Idaho by way of Hawaii. Husband, father of 2 and former Halo champ. Digs DevOps and obscure text editors.
Father of four. Husband of one. Wearer of black. Collector of Vaders.
Yvonne is a proposal compliance junkie. Living in the state of Colorado, she skis in the winter and kayaks and camps in the summer with her family.
Meet our advisory board
Co-founder of Rackspace. Dirk’s entire career has been a blend of marketing and technology. Dirk endeavors to bring his unique skillset to bear on problems in a variety of contexts.
Co-founder of Admithub, a techstars company. Drew aspires to help people learn and live better lives through the help of technology and human instruction.
Co-founder of Testive. Tom works to make the world a better place through the implementation of private sector education at for-profit companies such as HubSpot, AuthorsGlobe and ManhattanGMAT.
As FedBid’s CEO, Joe leads a team focused on driving greater efficiency, effectiveness, and savings in procurement processes, while also creating greater opportunity for small businesses to compete and win in government and private sector contracting markets.
Ben Kennedy is the Managing Partner and Founder of Kennedy & Company, a national higher-education focused consulting firm with headquarters in Washington DC.