Our Team

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

Raj Lahoti

Co-Founder

As a Co-Founder 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 over two decades 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.

Raj Lahoti

Raj Lahoti

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.

David Gray

David Gray

Shane Hale

Director of Product
and UX

Having been with the company for over 10 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.

Shane Hale

Shane Hale

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.

Stella Galovich

Stella Galovich

Catherine Linamen

HR Talent Director

With over 15 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources, Catherine is passionate about using her role as HR Talent Director to help DMV.ORG cultivate and preserve the very special and unique culture here. Working 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.

Catherine Linamen

Catherine Linamen

Michael Messner

Head 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.

Michael Messner

Michael Messner

Lauren Hannula

Content 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.

Lauren Hannula

Lauren Hannula

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.

Marlon Phlek

Marlon Phlek

Roberto Vargas

Facilities Assistant

As DMV.ORG’s Facilities Assistant, Roberto uses his background in facilities management and coordination to keep the Warehome running smoothly behind the scenes. He puts deep effort and care into the team’s well-being so that they can focus on upleveling the DMV experience. When not at work, Roberto enjoys biking with his son, performing community outreach with his church, and volunteering at a variety of local organizations around San Diego.

Roberto Vargas

Roberto Vargas