Prior to Lucid Software, Karl spent several years at Google in a variety of roles, including starting Google's China office and leading business development for China, opening the company's patent department and setting patent strategy, and leading Google's investments in advanced wind and battery technologies. Karl holds a B.S. and M.S. in EECS from MIT, an M.S. from MIT in Technology and Policy, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Ben has successfully designed and implemented a variety of major software projects, especially web-based database solutions. He was the Chief Technology Officer for Zane Benefits, where he led the development of a leading online health benefits administration platform, which was later featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Ben holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University. He enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities—but not heights.
Brian has extensive experience designing, developing, testing, and deploying web applications. He has led development teams at many companies, including HP, Sun Microsystems, and FamilySearch.org. Brian holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University. He enjoys leading the Lucidchart team on strenuous outdoor adventures and seeing who can keep up.
Dave came on board shortly after the launch of Lucidchart and has worn nearly every hat on the business and product teams. Prior to joining Lucid, Dave worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. He graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Business Management. Dave is a political junkie and tries to keep up with the outdoorsy stunts of the rest of the team (with only an occasional trip to the emergency room).
Ryan joined Lucid with extensive experience in marketing, corporate strategy, and operations. He led the development and execution of growth strategy in various industries, for employers like Celanese International, Bain & Company, and Becton Dickinson. Ryan holds a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Prior to joining Lucid Software, Austin built and managed sales and marketing teams at EcoScraps, a sustainable consumer goods company. He graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with a degree in English. An avid sports fan, Austin enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Matthew Barlocker is the Chief Architect at Lucid Software. Since receiving a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from BYU in 2008, he has worked tirelessly to create highly available, scalable applications in the consulting, Internet security, social gaming, and financial industries. Away from work, Matthew enjoys flying airplanes, playing strategy games, four-wheeling with his wife, and wrestling his two sons.
Emily graduated from BYU with a degree in English. She works on the marketing content team as a blogger and copywriter. When she's not writing, she enjoys skiing, reading, listening to music, and traveling to far-off places.
Tyler is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he majored in business administration, ran a community garden, and established a sustainable business club. Tyler previously worked at Google, where he consulted with small businesses to expand their online marketing efforts. He now uses digital marketing to grow Lucid Software’s customer base. Tyler enjoys backcountry skiing, rock climbing, and mountain biking, and is an avid fan of SLC’s local food and music scenes.
McKayl graduated from Kennesaw State University in Middle Grades Education. She moved to Utah from Georgia to join the customer support team, and loves working with users to accomplish their goals. She enjoys listening to music, playing indoors and out, and reading about tiny houses.
Prior to joining Lucid Software, Dallin spent three years at Intuit in a variety of roles, including product management, product marketing, and corporate strategy. Dallin holds a B.S. in Business Finance from Brigham Young University, where he served as Student Body President of the Marriott School of Management. Dallin is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoys running in his spare time.
Sarah is currently studying computer science at Salt Lake Community College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music, solving logic puzzles, learning new things, spending time with family, exchanging witty banter, and laughing until she cries.
Brian is currently a Senior at BYU studying Computer Science. He works on the Revenue Engineering team to make sure customers get the most bang for their buck. After hours, he enjoys reading, playing board games with friends and family, and watching old Japanese films.
Michele graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She speaks fluent Japanese and enjoys improving Lucid’s customer experience. In her free time, she likes playing with her pet guinea pig, baking just about anything, and going to plays.
Edgar is a Product Manager on the Lucidchart team. Before joining Lucid, he spent three and a half years at Microsoft. He holds an MBA from BYU and a B.A. from BYU-Idaho. When he isn't thinking about diagramming, he loves to hang out with his five kids and beautiful wife.
Rob is a veteran of several successful start-ups where he led product development efforts in everything from electronic textbooks to cough syrup. A graduate of BYU’s Master of Information Systems program, Rob loves to get into the database and discover insights. Rob and his two boys enjoy playing Lego “stories” involving museum heists and ocean rescues.
Dan joined Lucid with a background in technology investing. Prior to coming on board, he sourced and evaluated investments in SaaS businesses for Polaris Venture Partners. Dan holds a B.S. in both Accounting and Economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an avid Boston sports fan and loves baked goods.
Paul Draper graduated in Computer Science from BYU. He spends most of his time at Lucid in front-end development for Lucidchart. Paul likes sunny days, the Florida Gators, pot roast, the color red, tail recursion, and his wife and son. When not working, he thinks about cool projects he doesn't have time for.
Janet graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Physical Science with an emphasis in Youth Leadership. She is also mildly obsessed with Diet Coke, so much so that she is the "official" taste-tester for her local convenience store. When not in the office, Janet loves spending time with family at Bear Lake, riding her beach cruiser, and crock-pot cooking.
Blaine joined Lucid Software after several years investing in technology companies and building business development processes at Sorenson Capital. He’s also founded an ecommerce startup and worked as a consultant at Monitor Group in San Francisco. His expertise includes growth strategy, org design, and finance. Blaine graduated magna cum laude with a master’s degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University.
Trudy plans to graduate from the University of Utah in May 2015. She’s a software developer intern for Lucid Software, and focuses primarily on integrating Lucidchart with outside services. In her free time, Trudy likes watching Doctor Who, writing programs, and playing multiplayer video games.
Andy recently graduated from BYU with a B.A. in Theatre Arts Studies, which included an emphasis in K-12 Education. Andy helps Lucid Software run smoothly by planning company events, managing the office, and ordering pizza. In his free time, he likes to dabble in filmmaking, photography, and theatre.
Thomas graduated with a degree in Portuguese from Brigham Young University. When he's not helping Lucid users at 6 in the morning, Thomas can be found climbing in the mountains, working in his garden, or tinkering with his latest stereo tube amp.
Cody Gilland holds a B.S. in Business Finance from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He works as a business development rep for Lucid. Cody is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan and spends most of his free time hanging out with his wife and kids, fixing cars, or submerged in motorsports.
Monika graduated from Skidmore College summa cum laude with a degree in English and Spanish. She arrived at Lucid after meeting the CEO, Karl Sun, on a chairlift while skiing. Monika now handles customer support for Lucid's growing user base and enjoys cycling, hiking, and skiing in her spare time.
Brad was introduced to the world of online marketing during the second summer of his PhD program and has never looked back. He has a great affection for technology and spends his time at Lucid leading the education outreach program and consulting on SEO. Brad enjoys relaxing with his adoring wife and three children.
James Hart is a physicist by training and a programmer by inclination and current employment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from BYU and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. James has a strong interest in modern computing and advanced mathematics; he also enjoys biking and spending time with family.
Andrew graduated from BYU in 2012 with a degree in Recreation Therapy. After working for a youth center for two years, he needed a break from angry teenagers. He is now a QA Specialist at Lucid. In his spare time he enjoys playing outside with his wife and son, watching sports, and writing rap music.
Andy has a degree in Computer Science from BYU and joined the Lucid team immediately after graduation. Andy is a developer who leads Lucid's partnership with La Presse, the most widely distributed French-Canadian newspaper. He enjoys spending time with his family, ATVing, and rock climbing. Andy's also a fan of open source and Scala.
Derrick studied distributed computing at BYU and Stanford. Before joining Lucid Software, he worked at Amazon, Microsoft, and Domo. Derrick leads the Lucidchart team and loves working on REST services, security, and recruiting. For fun he cycles, backpacks, and takes his son to the hardware store in his F150.
Julene graduated from BYU in April 2014 with a degree in Molecular Biology and immediately joined the quality assurance team at Lucid Software. Outside of work, Julene has many interests, which include writing young adult fantasy novels, playing volleyball, and learning Korean.
Tucker spent 6 years working in marketing and lead generation for a local law firm before joining Lucid Software. He earned his MBA and B.S. in Business Management from Utah Valley University. He feels a little out of shape after breaking his leg in 2014, so don’t hesitate to tell him to put down the can of Mountain Dew. Tucker is a family guy with 3 kids; he enjoys mountain biking, powder days at Snowbird, busting his knuckles under the hood, and just keeping busy.
Justin graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Business Management and International Studies. He currently works on the business development team. When he's not hiking, climbing, or traveling, Justin can probably be found rooting for his favorite sports teams (Go Utes!).
Yathin has worked in research and software engineering for over a decade. He has led various research and development teams, including a long stint at Yahoo!. In his spare time he works on open source projects, contributes media and text to conservation and encyclopedic projects, and follows research on wildlife.
Matthew graduated from BYU with a degree in Computer Science and has been with Lucid Software for over three years. He's an expert on Lucidchart's Visio import feature and works primarily on third-party integrations and import capabilities. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys hiking, reading, and gurning.
Katie Leach graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in Accountancy. Before joining Lucidchart, she worked with an Internet security company for 3 years as their Accounts Receivable Manager and consulted Lucidchart on its bookkeeping. Katie enjoys playing tennis with her husband and reading fun books to her kids.
Ty graduated from BYU with a degree in Computer Science in 2014. He joined Lucid right out of school and currently works on the Lucidpress team. When he isn't writing code, he enjoys fly fishing, playing tennis, baking cookies, and the occasional board game.
Spencer started his career as a research engineer at OSU, then transitioned to working for Celanese where he gained a wide breadth of business experience. Spencer holds a B.S. in Biological Engineering from USU, an M.S. in Biosystems Engineering from OSU, and an MBA from BYU. Spencer enjoys spending time with his family and designing Android apps.
Anthony joined Lucid as a product manager to focus on mobile strategy and “the next big thing” for the company. Prior to joining Lucid, he worked as a product manager for Adobe Analytics. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from MIT, where he helped teach user-centric product design and expand the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. Anthony loves to cook delicious meals and have adventures in the mountains with his girlfriend and their dog.
David graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Before Lucid, he worked in networking at Alcatel-Lucent. Aside from geekery, he enjoys hiking, swimming, riding wakeboards and surfboards, and flying flyboards.
Quinn served as Product Manager of Lucidpress after its launch in 2013 and oversaw its growth to nearly 1 million users before shifting his focus to enterprise strategy. He is currently honing Lucidpress’s enterprise offering in addition to leading sales for the product. Quinn is passionate about social enterprise, innovation, lifelong learning, and nature.
Matthew is the happy husband of Tara and the proud father of Elisabeth. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthew received his B.A. in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. He spends his time streamlining the user experience for Lucidpress and Lucidchart.
Dmitry graduated from National Research Nuclear University in Moscow with a degree in Computer Engineering. He has a passion for gadgets and web applications. When he’s away from the keyboard, however, he enjoys tea, ping-pong, photography, traveling and boosting his productivity.
Derek is a CPA who worked as a Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining Lucid. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in Accounting from Weber State University. Derek is an avid sports fan with particular loyalties to Utah Utes football and basketball. When not following his favorite sports teams, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five kids.
Craig graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Maritime Transportation. He founded and leads the Quality Assurance team at Lucid. When not breaking software and menacing programmers, Craig can be found running, playing role-playing games, skateboarding, snowboarding, drinking hot chai, writing fiction, and acting—likely in that order.
James graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He’s working as a business development representative in the sales department. In his free time, James enjoys hiking, swimming, playing basketball, and rooting for the LA Lakers.
Stephen is a junior in the Computer Science major at Brigham Young University and began his days at Lucidchart as an intern in the summer of 2013. When he's not programming for work or school, he enjoys listening to music, drawing, reading fantasy novels, gaming, and being with his wife.
Jacob studies English at BYU. Prior to joining the Lucid team, he worked as a writing tutor and as an early morning custodian. He much prefers optimizing search results to optimizing dirt removal. In his spare time, he plays the piano and sings the timeless melodies of the Great American Songbook. He has also been known to write poems and to cook a mean fried rice.
Richard earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science from BYU. He spends his free time playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, and a few other sports. He also enjoys reading epic fantasy and going on hikes. Most of all, he loves spending time with his wife.
Joseph’s career in iOS design and development began while he was still a student at Brigham Young University. He’s helped publish dozens of apps, many of which have been featured on iTunes. Outside of work he can be found skateboarding, snowboarding, and volunteering in the community.
Matt has a Master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction Design from Indiana University and leads the design team at Lucid. He ensures that customers have an amazing user experience with Lucid’s products. Not particularly knowledgeable about or fond of professional team sports, he passes time by fermenting and pickling cucumbers the old-fashioned way.
David graduated from BYU with a degree in Advertising. He arrived at Lucid after working at Y&R in New York City where he worked on projects for Colgate, Ford, and X-Box. David manages creative marketing projects and films the company videos. An avid sports fan from Sacramento, David loves his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A's, his wife, and In-N-Out Burger.
Alyssa graduated from BYU in 2014 with a degree in Computer Science. She works as a software developer on the Lucidpress team. In her free time, Alyssa loves playing the carillon and piano, going to BYU football games, and working on coding projects with her husband.
Sriraam graduated in 2011 from the College of Engineering Guindy, India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Utah. Sriraam enjoys traveling, writing, playing ping pong, and spending time in the great outdoors.
Vicky is passionate about bringing compelling ideas to life with teams of exceptional people. Prior to joining Lucid Software, she was a Product Manager at Adobe, where she also served on the Corporate Responsibility, Diversity, and STEM Education teams. Vicky holds an S.B. in Aerospace Engineering and a certificate in Advanced Engineering Leadership from MIT. When she's not developing great products, Vicky enjoys playing soccer, rock climbing, hiking, and flying airplanes.
David Torgerson started his IT career early when he received the CNE (Certified Novell Engineer) certification at age 12. He has held many IT admin roles, including system, network and infrastructure, security, and platform. David enjoys foosball, spending time with his wife and 4 kids, and playing games (both the video and board varieties).
Cherie joined Lucid after a successful career in the wellness industry. She brings a wealth of positivity to the office and makes sure our executives are well taken care of. In her time outside of the office she continues her studies of wellness, spending time with Mother Nature, and pursuing activities that engage her imagination.
Christine graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from BYU and loves web development. She is an active supporter of women in technology and a member of the Global Anita Borg Alumni Planning Committee. In her spare time, Christine enjoys cooking, reading, and practicing yoga.
Parker graduated from the University of Utah in Computer Science and now spends his days building iOS goodness for Lucidchart. He enjoys playing music and building music-related software in his free time. Parker has a beautiful wife and 2-year-old boy. He has therefore seen the movie Cars 1 billion times.
Joseph joined Lucid after moving back to Salt Lake from Montreal where he worked as a consultant to local startups to help them raise money, improve their marketing, and become more data-driven. Before that he was a Senior Associate at the University Venture Fund, where he led teams in due diligence on potential investments for the fund. He spent time studying economics and Mandarin in China and graduated from Westminster in Salt Lake City with a B.A. in economics.
Rob has a degree in Advertising from BYU and joined Lucid as a graphic designer after working at McCann Erickson in NYC. Rob is an adventure junkie who considers the outdoors his second home. He loves backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding and running, as well as photographing his outdoor journeys.
Eliza is a graduate of BYU's Advertising program. She spends her time creating and editing content for Lucidchart and Lucidpress. Outside of work, Eliza enjoys cooking, running, spending time with her husband, and playing roller derby under the moniker Demoraliza.
Jeff recently received a CS degree with an emphasis in database engineering from Utah Valley University. He's been working as a software engineer for 3 years and spent the last year at Lucid. Jeff enjoys sports, spending time with family, and showing off his mad foosball skills.
Jared graduated from Brigham Young University in 2014 with a degree in Computer Science. He’s passionate about modern collaboration tools and looks forward to bringing that expertise to the Lucidpress team. Jared is an avid sports fan and enjoys rooting for his home teams, the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.