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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!

The Team

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

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

Tierney Brannigan

Content Writer

A recent college graduate, Tierney is taking her first steps onto her career path as a writer with DMV.org. She's committed to producing pages that make our visitors’ experience with DMV-related issues a little less painful. A San Diego native, Tierney craves the outdoors (and California burritos) and loves spending time with her dogs and rabbit.

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Tierney Brannigan

Shane 'The Godfather' Hale

Bridget Clerkin

Content Writer

Bridget brings more than five years of newspaper reporting experience to her role as Content Writer, with a focus on accuracy, a commitment to clarity, and a passion for serving the public interest. When she’s not researching state policies for DMV.org, she’s trying to see as much of the world as she possibly can. Five continents down, two to go.

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Bridget Clerkin

Bridget Clerkin

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

Jenny Dempsey

Visitor Support Manager

Jenny brings over a decade of customer service wisdom to the team as the Visitor Support Manager. With a goal to enhance and add plenty of sunshine to the experience, she seeks to first understand the visitor's needs, then collaborate with the team to grow even more awesome. Jenny enjoys singing and playing guitar, reading, traveling—and most of all, giggling.

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Jenny Dempsey

Jenny Dempsey

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

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

Shane Hale

Director of Conversion & Site Optimization

Having been with the company for over 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

Lauren Hannula

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 Hannula

Lauren 'Lo' Hannula

Bryan Humm

Jr. Website Optimization Analyst

Bryan is a recent college graduate who is excited to gain valuable experience at his first full-time job with DMV.org. His position includes reporting on A/B tests and data analytics, and providing insights into anything data-related. Outside of work, Bryan enjoys hiking, working out, and spending time with his friends.

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Bryan Humm

Bryan Humm

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

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

Jeff Lerner

Head of Marketing

As Head of Marketing, Jeff brings 15 years of digital marketing and branding experience to the DMV.org team. He oversees marketing and public relations, while simultaneously trying to answer the question, "Who are we as a company?" Born and raised in NY, Jeff has strong opinions about what makes for a great slice of pizza.

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Jeff Lerner

Jeff Lerner

Catherine Linamen

HR Talent Manager

With over 15 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources, Catherine is passionate about using her role as HR Talent Manager to help DMV.org cultivate and preserve the very special and unique culture here. Woking closely with the leadership teams, Catherine helps build and nourish the team of rock stars that push the company to its next level and beyond. In her spare time, you'll find her cruising the coast on her motorcycle or dancing the night away.

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Catherine Linamen

Catherine Linamen

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

Michael Messner

Senior Director of Business Development

Michael has held leadership roles in digital marketing and sales for startups and Fortune 500 software companies. He oversees business development for DMV.org, including partner management, display advertising, new business development, and site optimization. When not driving growth for DMV.org, Michael is exploring a new hobby every two weeks, from origami to electronics.

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Michael Messner

Michael Messner

Mike McCallum

Front End Designer

Mike McCallum monitors web traffic, builds partner ads, and runs conversion optimization tests. He's a prior service member with a TS/SCI clearance, and a former EMT. He enjoys hiking, video games, and making spontaneous plans.

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Mike McCallum

Mike McCallum

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

Jennifer Pavin

Sr. Business Intelligence Analyst

Jennifer analyzes all aspects of DMV.org's data, from web analytics to creating models and self-service dashboards. She loves to "tell the story" found in the data, and has many years of data analysis experience at online software, beverage, and apparel companies, plus corporate litigation consulting. She is an enthusiastic USC football fan—Fight On!

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Jennifer Pavin

Jennifer Pavin

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

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

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

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

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

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