About Us

At DADO Labs, we seek out brand partners that match our energy, style, and enthusiasm.

Founders

DADO Labs was founded on the belief that the Internet of Things should be accessible to everyone.

Tom Worley

President and CEO

"There are only two seasons: winter and baseball."

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A founding member of DADO Labs, Thomas Worley specializes in developing innovative consumer electronics and product development services, becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Thomas previously worked at Digital Blue Inc. where he was Director of Technology and Research focusing on new product development for online and retail consumer sales. Before Digital Blue, Thomas worked 12 years for the Intel Corporation, where he became Technology Development Manager, researching next-generation chipsets, processors, and systems technologies.

Mandy Schuler

COO

"Even a blind squirrel gets a nut every now and then."

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Mandy is Chief Operations Officer and VP of Product Development at DADO Labs. Prior to co-founding DADO, she worked for four years at Digital Blue Inc. as Director of Product Development. Global in focus, Mandy spent five years working abroad, designing and developing new products in the connector industry with EMEA and AP manufacturers. She puts her global experience to work maintaining DADO's international partnerships and operations. In fact, Mandy’s in the middle of everything we do—making what needs to happen, happen.

Philip Jones

VP Hardware Development

“You know a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous.”

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When Philip joined DADO Labs as Chief Technology Officer, he brought seven years of hands-on development experience and experience leading teams in a broad array of industries. With a strong background in China-side electronics development and manufacturing, Philip has developed imaging, industrial manufacturing, display and automotive products for the consumer, commercial, industrial, automotive and military industries. Philip earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Georgia Tech, with an emphasis on theoretical physics and embedded platforms in both mechanical motion and imaging systems.

Tater Tot

Company inspiration

"squirrel, squirrel ...SQUIRREL!"

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To make an amazing product or service, it takes more than bits, bolts and code. You have to have imagination, a heart for solving problems, and a deep desire to please. That’s Tater Tot!

Our Team of Makers and Doers

Designers, developers, and manufacturers with a passion for new ideas and the organization to execute all the way to final production.

Gary Foubister

Director of Software Development

“while(!(succeed = try()));”

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Gary has developed software since 1999, and his passion is creating meaningful user experiences across multiple platforms and devices. As a creative developer he enjoys being involved from concept to deployment. Gary’s other loves are family, music, and soccer (or Football as he calls it). He shares in the glory (and agony) of supporting the Portland Timbers with his brethren in the Timbers Army.

Alex Haines

Lead Cloud Developer

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” — Dalai Lama

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Alex has been developing software for over 15 with his primary motivator being to provide complete solutions to complex problems. He strives to deliver quality and thrives on immediate feedback. As one to look at all sides of an issue, Alex loves solving seemingly unsolvable problems.

In his spare time, he enjoys music, road trips and spending time with family.

Jennifer Rouse

Sr. Designer + Illustrator

"To quote the famous Paul McCartney 'All you need is love…and tacos.' Okay, I added that part."

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Jennifer may look like she's fresh off the farm, but she has over 13 years of design experience under her belt. She was born with a pen in her hand and will doodle on anything that stands still (watch your back!). Jenn does it all: print, mobile, web, apps, t-shirt designing, toy making…you name it. Oh, and she loves tacos…like really loves them…it borders on a obsession really.

Kalina Wilson

Cloud Developer

"A man with one watch knows what time it is, and a man with two watches could never be sure.”

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Kalina started programming on an Apple IIe running on solar power, but more recently has specialized in Microsoft technologies. She is excited to discover ways to apply the rapidly evolving capabilities of modern software and services to the unique challenges of IoT. Kalina is also a sketch artist associated with the Portland branch of global non-profit Urban Sketchers.

Jennifer Morkunas

Jr. Android Developer

“All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.” — Stephanie Kwolek

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With a background in media and communications, Jennifer specializes in developing IoT apps for the Android platform. Her previous work with consumer-based initiatives makes her especially tuned into the user experience. She loves working in an industry where you are always learning and seeking out new, creative solutions. When she's not coding she enjoys reading, traveling, hiking and Oregon beer.

Seth Tanner

Cloud Developer

"I never said half the stuff the internet says I did." - Albert Einstein

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Seth like rocks. No, really. After starting his career at the US Geological Survey, he swapped his rock hammer for carpal tunnel syndrome and has been a professional software developer for the past 10 years. He particularly likes the technical challenges and teamwork required to build great software.

These days, when not writing code for DADO's backend services, you might find Seth exploring the canyons of southern Utah, digging in the dirt with his toddler son, or enjoying some of his other favorite things - IPAs, NBA, OPB, or the PTC.

Walker Bolger

Sr. Product Integrator

"Just put whatever for my quote. I don't care."

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Walker discovered his passion for the IoT while working in the smart buildings industry helping building owners monitor their energy and manage their buildings better. He takes a real joy in building smarter technology (nerd alert). Walker also enjoys the Portland Timbers, hiking with his wife and dog, nodding smugly to NPR stories, and is a better skier than you.

Mindy Montgomery

Product Manager

"I excel at games of chance."

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Despite a career focused on deliberate planning and execution, Mindy’s professional
journey has been anything but: technical writer, program manager, HR, non-profit COO, healthcare IT strategist, and now IoT product management. Her wide-ranging skills and experience provide a unique perspective and insight in developing plans and strategies to help DADO and its customers successfully deliver innovative IoT solutions.

Outside of work, Mindy enjoys tossing cabers, backpacking, watching football (American, not soccer), and experimenting with new ways of cooking vegetables.

Pierre Benz

iOS Developer

"Be the hero of your own movie" — Joe Rogan

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While completing his PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Pierre enjoys using his skills as a computer scientist, software engineer and user-experience design researcher to explore the intersection between technology, human mobility and self-identity.

At DADO Labs, Pierre can usually be found drinking coffee, working on the latest iOS projects and technology, as well as obsessing and discussing the various user experience issues that arise when working on IoT. When not at work, Pierre enjoys the adventures of being a husband and father, whilst exploring all that Portland has to offer.