About Us

We’re on a mission to make building websites fun

Our Story

GatsbyJS was born in May 2015 as a simple way to build a website with React. Over the last three years, tens of thousands of developers have used Gatsby to build websites from blogs and portfolio pages to company homepages and e-commerce applications.

In early 2018, GatsbyJS core contributors, including creator & lead maintainer Kyle Mathews, formed Gatsby Inc to help website development teams build CMS-powered websites with modern tooling.

Meet the Gatsby-ites

Kyle Mathews

CEO & Co-founder

@kylemathews

Likes tech, reading/writing, founding things. Blogs at bricolage.io.

Sam Bhagwat

COO & Co-founder

SF Bay Area adoptee. Builder. Plays chess, makes funny faces at small children. Blogs at Moore’s Hand.

Shannon Soper

Product Designer

UX designer and educational psychology fan. Teaches piano and keeps up with her dog’s Instagram fans @dgtrwatson.

Florian Kissling

Senior Product Designer

Designer/Hacker hybrid — mostly front end, sometimes print. Typography aficionado. Occasional illustrator, hobbyist photographer. Online since 14.4k. I fuss a lot.

Michal Piechowiak

Staff Software Engineer

Likes solving weird problems, skiing and watching/reading sci-fi. In that order.

Linda Watkins

VP of Partnerships

Loves all things techy. Fan of Netflix documentaries. Instagrammer (@lindawatkins) and flutist.

Jim Ettig

VP of Sales

Loves learning how our customers benefit from our service. Wine Snob. Dog Owner. Music lover.

Dustin Schau

Head of Product

(Always) JavaScript Developer. (Sometimes) Speaker. (Sometimes) Traveler. I don’t totally suck 👋

Amberley Romo

Senior Software Engineer

Developer. Writer. Inclusive design evangelist. Breakfast taco snob. Cares a lot. Texas forever.

Abhi Aiyer

Staff Software Engineer, Cloud Lead

Software Engineer. Love creating tools that enable engineers to be productive. Love to make moves.

Ward Peeters

Staff Software Engineer

Web developer and web performance engineer. Core member of Lighthouse and trying to maintain Preact.

Mikhail Novikov

Staff Software Engineer

Did GraphQL before it was released and cool, thus now a respected GraphQL sommelier. Has two cats. Conf org (React Finland, GraphQL Finland). Paints small plastic miniatures with a freakishly small brush.

Nicholas Capo

Senior Software Engineer

Systems Engineer, Operations, Monitoring, Testing. The Zen of Python teaches us that there are only three hard problems in Computer Science: Laziness, Impatience, Hubris, and Off-by-One Errors

John Otander

Staff Software Engineer

Was too busy getting work done, so he didn’t write this bio.

Greg Lobinski

Software Engineer

Developer. Formerly designer and art director. UX design enthusiast.

Jarmo Isotalo

Staff Software Engineer

Loves dogs, not cats. Didn’t write this bio.

Brent Jackson

Engineering Manager, Themes

Web developer and designer. Cat whisperer. Avid walker.

Sid Chatterjee

Senior Software Engineer

Web Developer. JavaScript and Web performance enthusiast. Scuba diver. Bad at writing bios.

Kyle Gill

Senior Software Engineer

Fan of learning cool things, building cool things, and listening to cool music.

Maddie Wolf

VP of Operations

Typically found talking about, playing with, or cuddling my dog. Interested in meeting your dog. 12/10 would pet.

Jason Bahl

Staff Software Engineer, WPGraphQL

Creator and maintainer of WPGraphQL (GraphQL for WordPress). Occasional conference speaker.

Luke Bivens

Account Executive

Longtime suffering Detroit Pistons fan. All about the balance between fitness and craft beer.

Hashim Warren

Marketing Technology Manager

Lover of copy and code. Patron of the performing arts. New Yorker in North Carolina.

Caitlin Cashin

Community Manager

Voracious learner. Collector of hobbies. Casual Jim Henson expert. Very opinionated about opera.

Madalyn Parker

Staff Software Engineer, Accessibility

Frontender, mental health advocate, concert-goer, loves fibre arts and video games. Working to make the web more accessible.

Jeff Hoffman

VP of Engineering

Curator of irreverent technical development teams. Enthusiastically curious about everything. Minnesotan currently living in Seattle. Dog lover. Tabletop game aficionado.

Tyler Barnes

Staff Software Engineer, WordPress

Codes funny, writes songs, and loves building tools to make the complex simple.

Aleksei Ustiuzhanin

Staff Software Engineer, Front-End Lead

Loves all things React and British, learns Polish and Irish, can bore you to death with The Elders Scrolls lore. Also travelled between Europe and Asia 1000 times.

Lennart Jörgens

Software Engineer

Developer and designer. Loves watching films and tv series — especially Harry Potter. Dog person.

Vladimir Razuvaev

Staff Software Engineer

GraphQL enthusiast. JavaScript developer maintaining graphql-php (weird huh). Loves walking, traveling, and simplicity.

Nicholas Duffy

Engineering Manager, Cloud

Part of an amazing team, software developer, serial learner, and, unfortunately, N.Y. Mets fan.

Marvin Frachet

Senior Software Engineer

React aficionado. Typescript adopter. Pizza advocate. Adept of fast iterations and… testing — Frencheese 🧀

Josh Comeau

Staff Software Engineer

Software building person. Creative coder. Canadian. Beat Saberista. Loves watching videos of unlikely animal friendships. Gay 🌈

Caitlin Byrnes

Recruiting Manager

I’m big on fiction, my bike, and pancakes, in that order. My dream job when I was 7 was to make sandwiches at Subway, but I’m very happy to be at Gatsby now!

Laurie Barth

Staff Software Engineer

Developer, Public Speaker, Technical Blogger and lover of board games.

Blaine Kasten

Staff Software Engineer

Dad, Musician, OSS. Everyone is so dang clever with these things.

Peter van der Zee

Staff Software Engineer

JS dev. Dad of two. Loves board and computer games. Used to organize @js1k. Writes parsers and tooling for fun.

Aisha Blake

Staff Software Engineer, Documentation

Teacher, speaker, and community organizer who learned to code via Neopets. Loves theater, karaoke, and dogs.

Dana Jones

Engineering Manager, Open Source

Builder and nurturer of amazing teams. Loves quilting, crochet, sewing, scrapbooking, fishing, and football.

Pragyan Tripathi

Senior Systems Engineer

I try to learn all things related to systems, devops, and software development. I have learned that I don’t know anything, I have also learned that people will pay for what I know. So life is good.

Obinna Ekwuno

Software Engineer

Poet in my other life, Until I fell in love with JavaScript. Now I write code. Public Speaker, Technical writer, Full-Time Nerd. Passionate about the African Tech Ecosystem.

Matt Kane

Staff Software Engineer

Baker, beer judge, maker, dad. Fell in love with programming as a child, trained as a pastry chef, then discovered that he could do coding as a job and not start work at 6am. Still loves cake.

Max Stoiber

Staff Software Engineer

JavaScript engineer, React enthusiast. Created styled-components, react-boilerplate, polished and many other open source projects. Hacks on Changefeed at night.

Nicole Tibaldi

Engineering Manager, Cloud

Engineering manager, frontend developer, conference speaker. Dogs and baseball have my heart, not necessarily always in that order.

Rachel Bahl

Assistant to the Regional Manager

M&Ms are the best candy. All variations. I love family, board games, escape rooms, rubiks cubes, blankets, and tacos.

Ben Robertson

Senior Software Engineer, Customer Success

Developer. Dad. Aspiring banjo player.

Bob Orchard

Senior Product Manager

Semi-stack developer with a design background. I love to make things with my hands, travel, and tinker with new tech.

Rikki Schulte

Senior Software Engineer

passionate about developer experience, for all developers. also their cat. would do anything for their cat

Shane Thomas

Staff Software Engineer, Drupal

Developer that enjoys speaking at conferences, playing guitar, writing, and building things that didn’t exist before.

George Shaheen

Account Executive

I like running around on trails.

Ashley Smith

Chief Marketing Officer

Likes include large dogs, small dogs, and also medium dogs. Very interested in hiking with dogs.

Laci Texter

Senior Brand Marketing Manager

Runner of rivers and city blocks, car-a-oke queen, and very fond of snail-mail. Enjoys the art/science/sport of communication.

Kim Maida

Head of Developer Relations & Community

Former biologist, speaker, engineer of vehicles that carry others’ voices forward. Loves travel, overlanding, art, and cooking.

Michelle Gienow

Senior Content Marketing Manager

Cul-de-sac cowgirl. Journalist turned web dev. Slings content and recreational JS, fond of naps and cookies.

Julien Poissonnier

Staff Software Engineer

Cat person, problem solver, reader, coffee drinker.

Nachiket Kumar

Senior Product Designer, Cloud

I mash on the keyboard and move things with the mouse to try and make something useful.

Rena Kuai

Senior Product Designer, Cloud

Product Designer, Ex-Product Manager. Lover of cats (and dogs), staying active, travel hacking, and watercolor painting @renamakesart

Bianca Feliciano Nedjar

Director of Employee Engagement and Development

Likes consuming mass quantities of television and film, dining al fresco and Reddit.

Janson Hartliep

Engineering Manager, Open Source

Once co-founded a startup but prefers helping non-profits—love words, soccer, new cities, and gummy bears.

Joel Smith

Senior Product Manager

Full-stack developer turned product manager. Loves books, coffee, and the endless possibilities of the internet. Very dadly.

Greg Hardy

Senior Software Engineer, Customer Success

I break things down and build things up. Mechanical Engineer turned Software Engineer. Love teaching, learning, and all things Detroit.

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