At DADO Labs, we seek out brand partners that match our energy, style, and enthusiasm.
"There are only two seasons: winter and baseball."
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.
"Even a blind squirrel gets a nut every now and then."
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.
“You know a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous.”
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.
"squirrel, squirrel ...SQUIRREL!"
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!
“An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an “Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order” sign, just “Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience." — Mitch Hedberg
Frank is an experienced listener, thinker, and doer. He likes motivating self-organizing teams, eliminating wasteful practices, and delivering digital solutions that are designed to be flexible and that are developed in a sustainable way. He believes in engaging clients as partners, demonstrating the value of iterative delivery, and bringing award-winning products and services to the marketplace. He is an Agile instigator and relentless self-critic as well as a process improvement specialist. He enjoys muddy coffee and bookstores.
“…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do”
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.
“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
Alex has been developing software for nearly 10 years 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.
"To quote the famous Paul McCartney 'All you need is love…and tacos.' Okay, I added that part."
Jennifer may look like she's fresh off the farm, but she has over 11 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.
"Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple."
After running the gamut in electrical engineering - from plasma physics to utilities to financial forecasting - Frank is overjoyed to return to the IoT space. Bridging the gap between technical details and tangible conversations, Frank creates solution-driven actions that in turn enable team success. Frank also loves brewing IPAs, anything Chicago, ice hockey, and mountains.
Anne has been developing iOS applications for a year; she is passionate about implementing pixel-perfect design and she loves working in the IoT space. In her life before development, she ran a yoga video startup specializing in mobile yoga. She's happily traded her stretch pants and mala beads for dual monitors and the joy of building beautiful apps. When Anne isn't in the office she's out biking, hiking, or sampling one of Portland's amazing restaurants.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." -Steve Jobs
Yadrian began developing software just over six years ago. He transformed his love of mathematics into developing applications in programming world. He enjoys developing informatics solutions for different platforms and programming languages, but he finds his true passion is developing for mobile devices. For Yadrian, nothing is better than sharing with family and friends.
"A man with one watch knows what time it is, and a man with two watches could never be sure.”
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.
“All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.” — Stephanie Kwolek
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.
"I never said half the stuff the internet says I did." - Albert Einstein
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.