Meet the people who work really hard to bring your vision to life.
Principal / Creative Strategy
When clients tell us their goals, Becky listens intently. Her keen attention to detail coupled with her uncanny ability to plan and strategize are at the core of every project. She truly takes the time to not only get to know our clients, but their industries as a whole—ensuring our solutions are unique and competitive. She has a degree in Visual Communication Design from Stevenson University.
Wears gray A LOT
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Known at Foundry19 for: Drinking all the coffee
In her spare time: Plays music with her son, travels, and volunteers for Cure SMA
Fun fact: Has summited Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S.
Principal / Creative Director
As Foundry19’s Creative Director, Bryna does what she’s done best for over a decade—inspire great design. Her knack for finding unique solutions has made her an award-winning designer. Now, her ability to bring our creative team together to consistently produce top-notch websites makes her an invaluable part of our projects. Bryna has a degree in Visual Communication Design from Stevenson University.
Skee Ball Extraordinaire
Known at Foundry19 for: Complaining about parenting
A few of her favorite things: Spending time with her 3 sons, watching football, and mentoring design students
Hidden talent: Skee ball
Fun Fact: As a child she had pet squirrels (you read that right).
Principal / Digital Strategy
An experienced programmer himself, Brian oversees our development team and web operations. His 15 years of experience in the industry provide a wealth of knowledge in data processing, hosting, high-level strategy, SEO, and more. Brian is a master of managing scope creep as well as keeping projects on schedule. He has a B.F.A. in Imaging Arts and Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology.
The head honcho
Known at Foundry19 for: Being really fun
In his spare time: Likes playing baseball with his son and making bracelets with his daughter
Fun facts: Restores arcade machines
Holds US patent #9,197,591
Pets: Only 6. (2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 cockatiel… and a bearded dragon)
James' expertise in the Wordpress platform means he is involved in just about every project that comes through Foundry19. Along with development, he often spearheads content migration as well. But where he really shines is post-launch instruction—James is our go-to guy for guiding clients through the tutorial process, showing them the ins and outs of updating their site on their own. James is also a veteran of the United States Army.
Sweet Baby James
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Known at Foundry19 for: Keeping very good lists
In his spare time: Pizza parties with the boyz!
Fun fact: He’s everyone’s favorite employee
Web Applications Engineer
Sean holds dual degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology/Programming from the Community College of Baltimore County. As one of our key developers, he has an approach to programming that focuses on security and sound internal structure. Sean is skilled in both custom front-end development and server/system management, a rare an invaluable combination.
Retro Game Enthusiast, Professional Wiggler
Known at Foundry19 for: Making extraordinary noises.
The ‘softer’ side of Sean: Does volunteer work for the Linover Improvement Association. Most notably, he was the Easter Bunny at their Easter Egg Hunt this year (yes, there are pictures).
Fun facts: He has an impressive collection.
Senior Web Designer
Alex’s expertise in motion graphics and illustration adds a unique flavor to Foundry19’s interface designs. He also has an uncanny ability to translate a client’s vision into a truly unique design that hits the nail on the head in terms of aesthetic. When he is not designing, he often spearheads content audits, organization, and migration. Alex holds a degree in Visual Communication from Stevenson University.
(Ninja + Alex)
Currently playing: DnD
Known at Foundry19 for: Ninja-like silence
Fun Fact: Nothing has been the same since the accident…
Hometown: Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
Known at Foundry19 for: Being able to handle hot sauce better than anyone
A few of her favorite things: Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Sappy rom-coms, her sisters, drawing and illustration, acapella, and The Sims
Hidden Talent: She likes to write poetry/songs on her phone that will probably never see the light of day
Fun Fact: She have a twin sister, an older sister, and a little sister. Her full name is actually a lot longer—Adeolu (Lulu) Olubusola Njideka Okubadejo, but not as long as her little sister’s whose name is so long it was actually made into it’s own song.
Director of Application Development
Old-time Base Ball Player
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Known at Foundry19 for: Talking to stuffed foxes
In his spare time: Plays old time baseball for the Chesapeake Nine Base Ball Club. Huzzah!
Also enjoys movie- and concert-going
Fun Fact: As a Wisconsin native, he is a big fan of cheese and cheese eating activities.
Senior Project Manager
Kristen is the glue that holds the team together! Planning, coordinating, and running projects—Shaab's ability to communicate with designers, clients, and developers is key to the success of every project. She holds a BA in Education from Goucher College and an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore.
The person who makes sure we don't forget things
Hometown: Baltimore, Md
Known at Foundry19 for: Being really, really loud
A few of her favorite things: Making people laugh, traveling the world, drinking vodka, listening to music, working in her garden, throwing parties, and cooking lots of food
Hidden talent: Fluent in Pig Latin
Fun Fact: Performing as a stand-up comedian is on her bucket list.
Senior Web Designer
Brian’s enthusiasm for new projects and ability to think outside-the-box makes him Foundry19’s go-to ‘idea guy.’ He not only enjoys coming up with unique solutions, but also working with clients to achieve and implement them. Brian holds a Graphic Design degree from UMBC and truly sees every new project as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Organizer of Taco Tuesday
Known at Foundry19 for: Organizing Taco Tuesdays
A few of his favorite things: Spending time with friends and family, hiking with his dogs, playing music, and raising his son.
Fun fact: Brian plays guitar in a cover band
Known at Foundry19 for: Doing daily morning zoomies in his tank
In his spare time: Hides behind the plants
Fun facts: Bobbit is the oldest of three siblings.
Pets: None. Bobbit is a fish.