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    At DMV.org, we know our success is dependent upon the collective abilities of every team member. Think of a symphony - as a listener, it may sound effortlessly beautiful, but in reality it is a product of the combined talents and efforts of each musician working together. At DMV.org, we see our company as an art that we create daily with the unique skills and talents of every employee.

    Passionate, talented, intelligent, and authentic, we love to work and play together every day. From dancers to surfers, runners to unicyclists, each of us brings a different card to the table - creating an unbeatable hand.

    Click on any of the images below to learn more about each of our rock stars. And if you'd like to join our team, head on over to our Careers page!

    Executive Team

    Raj Lahoti

    CEO

    As CEO of DMV.org, Raj is the momentum behind the company. His high-energy approach sets the company's fast-paced direction toward optimal user experience. With nearly 20 years of online experience, Raj began running his first website at 14 years old and brings his insight to the daily operations and overall strategy of the business. Raj's focus on nurturing company culture creates a healthy, fun, and creative workplace where the team can thrive and reach their best potential.

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    Raj Lahoti

    Raj Lahoti

    Bob Kurilko

    President & COO

    Bob is a seasoned executive and brings over 28 years of experience to DMV.org. He has a passion for growing businesses with a focus on sustained revenue and cash-flow growth. Bob is a self-described "big kid" and enjoys numerous hobbies such as playing multiple sports and riding his motorcycle.

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    Bob Kurilko

    Bob Kurilko

    David Gray

    VP of Technology

    David leads our technology charge with a laser focus on what's best for the company in the long run. He is passionate about building everything from teams to business processes and loves “all things website." In his free time, David enjoys making everything from home brews to tree houses.

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    David Gray

    David Gray

    Shiloh Boss

    Director of Organizational Development

    Shiloh brings 15 years of experience building healthy living systems for individuals and enterprise businesses. With a background in transpersonal psychology and organizational development, her passion is putting values into practice through strategic planning, process design, and team-building. She spends her free time dancing, writing and reading in her hammock, and contemplating our conscious evolution as a species.

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    Shiloh Boss

    Shiloh Boss

    Marketing, Sales, & Business Development

    Christian Gray

    Director of Business Development

    As a senior executive with over 25 years of business development, sales, and marketing experience, Christian loves the innovation and opportunities presented by early-stage companies. He is currently responsible for revenue growth and retention at DMV.org. Christian enjoys water sports and volunteering in his free time.

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    Christian Gray

    Christian Gray

    Shane Hale

    Director of Conversion & Site Optimization

    Having been with the company for 6 years, Shane has worked on nearly every aspect of the site, earning him the title "The Godfather." He creates website projects and optimization tests and believes that the right advertisement in front of the right user brings both revenue and great UX.

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    Shane Hale

    Shane 'The Godfather' Hale

    Marlon Phlek

    Ad Operations Manager

    As the Manager of Ad Operations for DMV.org, Marlon Phlek is responsible for developing and growing display advertising on the website. Marlon's 7+ years of experience in ad operations includes working with larger brands in the automotive, endurance and action sports industries. Marlon is passionate about music and composes for commercial purposes when he's not playing live with his band.

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    Marlon Phlek

    Marlon Phlek

    Matthew Stein

    Business Development Manager

    As a solutions-oriented business development executive, Matt is focused on driving company growth through new revenue opportunities and strategic partnerships. Matt is committed to continuous personal and professional development and is known around the office for his infectious smile and positive outlook.

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    Matthew Stein

    Matthew Stein

    Andrew Mason

    Partner Manager

    Andrew onboards new partners for DMV.org and actively seeks opportunities for optimization and product expansion. Andrew brings experience from the largest online driver education and traffic school in the industry, where he managed a multi-million dollar affiliate program. Andrew loves singing to his teammates and visiting Disneyland.

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    Andrew Mason

    Andrew Mason

    Site Operations Management & Development

    Andrei Antonyshau

    QA Engineer

    As our Quality Assurance Engineer, Andrei reviews all of our web products and suggests optimizations. He has experience testing various products, from mobile games to SaaS. Andrei is part of the last generation born in the USSR.

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    Andrei Antonyshau

    Andrei Antonyshau

    Rick Beaty

    Director of Content

    Rick directs all activities of DMV.org's content department. His experience includes Content Director for the largest online traffic and driver's education company, Creative Director for local ad agencies, and camera operator for the TV show The Simpsons. Rick loves playing the ukulele and making movies.

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    Rick Beaty

    Rick Beaty

    Jason Biggs

    Content Writer

    Jason is an award-winning copywriter who is known for integrating strategic thinking with common sense. In addition to handling marketing communications and SEM initiatives for many of the top driver's education and traffic school providers in the country, Jason is also a 6-time fantasy football champion.

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    Jason Biggs

    Tina Chang

    Content Editor

    Tina edits copy for all areas of the DMV.org website and mentors our content writers. She has experience in marketing and communications, public relations, graphic design, and video editing. Tina is our resident Australian and enjoys cricket, rugby, traveling, and telling amazing jokes.

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    Tina Chang

    Tina 'Beans' Chang

    Dallas Cyr

    Visitor Support Consultant

    Dallas communicates with our visitors, guiding them to the answers they need. Dallas has a degree in Business Management and is currently a personal development speaker who enjoys hip-hop and performing spoken word in his free time.

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    Dallas Cyr

    Dallas Cyr

    Jesse Decker

    Software Engineer

    Jesse is a full-stack developer with over 10 years of web experience and 5 years experience in digital product development. He has managed SMB- and Enterprise-level product lifecycles, up-leveling their technical processes. Jesse loves riding his motorcycle and dancing West Coast Swing.

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    Jesse Decker

    Jesse Decker

    Elisa N. Ellis

    Front End Designer

    Elisa creates and prioritizes website tests, builds and troubleshoots new and existing media, and optimizes site design for improved user experience. She enjoys performing in an improv comedy group and instigating office Nerf wars.

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    Elisa N. Ellis

    Elisa N Ellis

    Theresa Fine

    Content Writer

    As a writer for DMV.org, Theresa provides content for all areas of the site. She coordinates with and trains freelance writers and is continually focused on content optimization. She is an expert at trivia and keeps the team guessing which hair color she'll pick next.

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    Theresa Fine

    Theresa Fine

    Stella Galovich

    Accountant

    Stella is our accountant and "master of all things finance." She closely monitors our accounts and records and is admired for her unparalleled organizational skills and dependability. She has a great sense of humor and phenomenal dancing skills.

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    Stella Galovich

    Stella Galovich

    Angelo Ilumba

    Content Writer

    As a Content Writer for DMV.org, Angelo specializes in the topic of car insurance. He loves taking complex topics and simplifying them for readers. Angelo has an English degree from UC Berkeley and enjoys playing guitar and hockey.

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    Angelo Ilumba

    Angelo.

    Kelli Jensen

    Manager of Administration

    As DMV.org's Manager of Administration, Kelli supports the team in all its administrative processes and acts as a representative of the company to vendors and visitors. Her extensive experience includes such positions as Executive Assistant and Marketing Manager, both of which require strategic thinking as well as the ability to wear multiple hats. Kelli has lived in four different continents and can do the human pretzel.

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    Kelli Jensen

    Kelli Jensen

    Amanda Lautieri

    Content Editor

    As an editor for the website with a specific focus on car insurance, Amanda mentors writers and ensures content accuracy. Amanda brings over 10 years of writing and editing experience to the company and currently holds a Limited Lines Automobile Agent license. She can be found participating in choral performances and taking tap class in her free time.

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    Amanda Lautieri

    Amanda 'Pants' Lautieri

    Paolo Marks

    Content Writer

    As a content writer for DMV.org, Paolo writes for all areas of the site. He has a passion for simplifying driver-related content for the user and raising awareness of important topics, such as organ donation. Paolo enjoys traveling and playing his guitar.

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    Paolo Marks

    Lauren McClure

    Project Manager

    Lauren oversees the workflow of DMV.org's Content Team, assigning and tracking projects, editing, and collaborating with the Director of Content and other team members on content strategy. Lauren is a self-described "professional hockey fan" and knitting enthusiast.

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    Lauren McClure

    Lauren 'Lo' McClure

    Nick Musica

    Director of SEO & Usability

    Nick directs the SEO efforts of our website and is passionate about continually working to improve traffic, revenue, and user experience. Nick is a former adjunct professor at NYU and the co-author of When Search Meets Web Usability. He loves surfing, yoga, and his cats.

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    Nick Musica

    Nick Musica

    Ethan Orenstein

    I.A. & S.E.O. Specialist

    Ethan specializes in content optimization, identifying rank improvement opportunities and developing content strategy. Ethan brings journalism experience and an all-around knowledge of history, motorbikes, and surfing movies.

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    Ethan Orenstein

    Ethan Orenstein

    Tessa Pier

    Accuracy Department Lead

    Tessa is responsible for ensuring accuracy on the DMV.org website. She teaches, sculpts, and makes specialty desserts for fun.

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    Tessa Pier

    Tessa Pier

    Krissy Stangarone

    Web Content Accuracy Specialist

    Krissy specializes in research and web accuracy, working behind the scenes to ensure the accuracy of the information on the DMV.org website. She is also the co-developer and administrator of the company's Financial GiveBack program. She is our resident Star Wars expert and Nerf sniper.

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    Krissy Stangarone

    Krissy Stangarone

    Ryan Willis

    Facilities Manager

    As Facilities Manager, Ryan keeps our space beautiful and our team happy by handling everything from daily upkeep and cleaning to furniture assembly. Ryan is a radio talk show host in his free time and has an awe-inspiring beard.

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    Ryan Willis

    Ryan Willis and the Beard

    Lance Yamada

    Software Engineer

    Bringing experience from Oracle, UCSD, and Levementum, Lance is passionate about bringing new technology to DMV.org and implementing the ideas of his fellow team members. When he's not having spirited discussions about code, you can find him carving the streets on his motorcycle.

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    Lance Yamada

    Lance Yamada