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With a vast array of backgrounds, Motivation Technologies is a talented blend of the business-minded, tech-minded and creative-minded. We rely on our past experiences and adaptation of new ideas and technologies to keep us ready, relevant and ever resourceful. Don’t ask about our kickball team. It’s still a sore subject.

MEET THE TEAM

SOME OF US ARE

ADAM KOPCHAK

Web Developer

Likes: drums, pop punk, bad puns, grape Kool-Aid

Dislikes: slow internet, traffic, bean dip

Hobbies: drumming, playing in a band, graphic design

ANDY TENHOLDER

Web Developer

Likes: coffee, beef, sunshine

Dislikes: pollen, aggressive driving, wearing shoes

Hobbies: googling the release date of the last book in the King Killer Chronicles, getting pwned by n00bZ in League of Legends, teasing my cat with dental floss

BEAT BARTLOME

Senior Vice President

Likes: YZF-R1, stop bits, solar flares, Fender, butterflies, risk taking, 11-digit prime numbers

Dislikes: gravity, excuses, talking paperclips, division-by-zero errors

Hobbies: anything that scares the health insurance company

BRIGITA MARTIN

Web Developer

Likes: bats (the winged kind), marshmallows, fantasy/sci-fi books, platformer let’s plays

Dislikes: tomatoes, fast fashion, ads, really simple code bugs that take an hour to find…

Hobbies: drawing, doll customization, home remodeling, exploring

CLAIRE CONDON

Web Developer

Likes: elaborate puns, fancy cocktails, and any film by Alejandro Jodorowsky or Takeshi Kitano

Dislikes: double standards, the patriarchy, and the empathy gap cognitive bias

Hobbies: vegan & vegetarian cooking, reading classic sci-fi, and dominating board games

DENNIS BRINKER

Interactive Developer

Likes: dinner with friends, Mexican food, Halloween, scary/horror movies, the color teal

Dislikes: slow drivers, black licorice, fish, glitter, cold weather

Hobbies: hiking, gardening, going to the movies, weekend road trips

GRAHAM SCANLON

Web Developer

Likes: bodegas, investing, artist Marina Abramović

Dislikes: rap music, Hollywood, anything political

Hobbies: lock-picking, mindfulness, reading newsletters

GWEN MULLINIX

Senior Interactive Developer

Likes: taking my dogs to the park, karaoke, float trips, red wine, artsy stuff

Dislikes: cleaning out the lint trap in the dryer, sudden loud noises

Hobbies: playing video games, internet spelunking, reading, cooking

HAI TANG

Web Developer

Likes: bamboo, fish, ponds, waterfalls, landscaping, tropical plants & trees, boxing

Dislikes: arrogant people, bad drivers, cold weather, rain

Hobbies: fishing, basketball, eating, taking care of my koi pond

HILLARY KUMMER

Interactive Designer

Likes: 90s music, Harry Potter, chihuahuas

Dislikes: the Royals, the Blackhawks, broccoli

Hobbies: snail mail, lacrosse, travelling

JARESON VARDISEC

Web Developer

Likes: psychological horror, character action games, surreal art, sometimes my cat

Dislikes: traffic, freezing wind, presumptuous AAA game devs and publishers, sometimes my cat

Hobbies: gaming, game development, herbalism, dungeons and dragons

JENNA CLARK

Associate Creative Coordinator

Likes: coffee, traveling, and the St. Louis Cardinals

Dislikes: decaf coffee, snow, and traffic

Hobbies: writing, exploring STL, cooking

JENNI FETCHO (JD)

Interactive Designer

Likes: corgis, Game of Thrones, LUSH products

Dislikes: pineapple, heights, The Muppets

Hobbies: traveling, illustration, and watching bad horror movies

JENNY LINDEMAN

Senior Interactive Designer

Likes: spending time with family & friends, being outdoors with good music, the beach

Dislikes: complainers, cold weather, bad drivers

Hobbies: painting, cooking, reality TV

LARRY O'NEAL

Senior Copy Writer

Likes: making music, baseball, bike riding

Dislikes: bugs, yardwork, winter

Hobbies: writing and playing music, fiction writing

JILLIAN LOW

Creative Services Coordinator

Likes: dogs, the beach, board games

Dislikes: slow drivers, being cold, mushrooms

Hobbies: hiking, Netflix marathons, traveling

JOSH WHITE

Senior Web Developer

Likes: dogs, rap music, Mexican food, minivans

Dislikes: traffic, inconsiderate drivers, wet socks, IPAs

Hobbies: gaming, aquaponics, quoting "The Office"

KEVIN ENNIS

Senior Web Developer

Likes: Green Bay Packers, pies, FreeBSD, polar bears

Dislikes: roller coasters, seafood, spiders

Hobbies: photography, hiking, camping, exploring, game development

MICHAEL WALSH

Web Developer

Likes: Saint Louis Blues, sushi, vacations

Dislikes: tomatoes, cats, blues losing in overtime

Hobbies: video games, programming, board games

ZACH LIPS

Director of Creative Services

Likes: winter, football, family, sharks

Dislikes: heat (the temperature, not the movie… the movie is awesome), dishonesty, bullies

Hobbies: gaming, lifting heavy objects, movies (watching & collecting)

LARRISSA MOOY

Senior Web Developer

Likes: coffee, indie music, technology, memes

Dislikes: coding bugs, mainstream music, nuclear winter

Hobbies: gaming, guitar, cooking, being Canadian

NAMI SHARIFZADEH

Web Developer

Likes: soccer, cycling, alternative rock, mountains, cats

Dislikes: baseball

Hobbies: movies, cooking, hiking, playing sports and games

NICOLE WYCKOFF

Data Analyst

Likes: exploring new places, time with family, being outdoors

Dislikes: tardiness, complainers, not getting gym time

Hobbies: travel, cooking, reading, writing

OGI KOLOVIC

Interactive Designer

Likes: the outdoors, good food, being organized

Dislikes: healthy food, bad drivers, sound of styrofoam

Hobbies: working out, traveling, learning new things

TAYLOR HARTWELL

Senior Interactive Developer

Likes: fast cars, action movies, sports, video games

Dislikes: SCORM, parking in Webster Groves, supporting IE8, being bored, traffic

Hobbies: weight lifting, running, soccer, volleyball, automotive mechanic

SCOTT PROST

Architecture Lead

Likes: programming

Dislikes: cold weather

Hobbies: gardening

TIM RYAN

Lead Content Coordinator

Likes: Cheez-its, "The Office," crew neck sweatshirts

Dislikes: mushrooms, frogs, tequila

Hobbies: cooking, watching Netflix, listening to true crime podcasts

SHAWNNA TROXEL

Senior Interactive Designer/Animator

Likes: dogs, animation, re-animation (don't ask), robots, heavy metal, scary movies, spaghetti & meatballs, red

Dislikes: slow cars, waiting, red lights, commercials, really slow cars, stamps

Hobbies: saving the world (gaming), playing guitar/bass, art, photography, TV, snuggling my pup

REBECCA CHERNOFF

Senior Web Developer

Likes: college basketball (Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!), tech, music

Dislikes: stinging insects, coffee

Hobbies: watching sports, playing piano, cooking, traveling

SARAH STROHMEYER

Content Coordinator

Likes: anything with matcha

Dislikes: anything with styrofoam

Hobbies: video games, crochet, fire dance, slalom skating, fangirling over Chris Hansen

TREVOR SMITH

Web Developer

Likes: traveling, Yoga, Indie games

Dislikes: colds, Getting shocked by metal doorknobs, laziness

Hobbies: learning new things, working out, board games

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