Captain my captain! Ken is our optimistic and fearless leader. He hails from the valley and lives in the mountains and wins the prize for highest altitude traveled by any Parallaxian. Ken is a UC Davis alumni who lives and breathes Parallax products and has done so around the world. Ken is all about family, working smart, having fun, mountaineering, and riding his unicycle.
When Kristina isn’t processing sales orders and checking inventory for purchasing agents from school districts, she is trying to keep up with her two sons who are also intrigued by robotics, Star Wars, and anything else with a sense of humor. She is eager to receive your call, faxed P.O., or email inquiry and we’re thankful that Kristina is an early riser because she is usually processing orders by 7:00 a.m.!
Chantal holds the prestigious honor of not only the first employee but also the employee with the longest duration of employment at Parallax. She joined Chip in the early days of Parallax when orders were taken with pen and paper, everybody worked in manufacturing on occasion, and she gracefully taught young engineers how to be decent in a workplace. Thank you Chantal! Chantal is also able to understand French - Contactez-la si vous avez des questions en Français.
Habla Espanol? Si! Si? Bueno! We introduce you to Miguel who was born and raised here in the Sacramento area and is a graduate of CSU Sacramento with a degree in Engineering. New movies, old movies, he loves movies… but not as much as he loves to work with the Boe-Bot, ActivityBot, Scribbler 3, and BlocklyProp… okay maybe he does like movies more, but he is great with these Parallax products and can assist you anytime.
Stephanie’s contributions are vast and she thoroughly enjoys connecting with teachers. Incorporating customer insights when developing and updating products and tutorials is her specialty. Her left/right brain balance allows her to consider the details AND the big picture when crafting creative solutions (also evident in her abstract art pursuits). If you’ve ever enjoyed a project in our books or taken a tour and delighted along with everyone else at KittyBot - Stephanie had a hand in it.
We’ll admit it. We borrowed Matt from his career as an educator and administrator. But it was for a good cause! Currently from Oregon, he’s an excellent complement to our Education team, bringing years of real-world education experience to our products, software, and tutorials. Matt has returned to the classroom, making good use of the STEM education tools and tutorials he helped create. He remains a Parallax ally with continued contributions to our BlocklyProp system and with teaching Educator Courses.
The famous Andy Lindsay, Parallax’s prize author and teacher educator! You won’t meet a nicer person that aims to deliver quality with every given opportunity. Andy earned his engineering degree from CSU Sacramento and remains very engaged with the college community as a volunteer and eternal student. We can always safely say that “you’ll love what he’s working on today”!
As a college student Jeff learned and mastered the BASIC Stamp 1 and soon after took a job supporting it and other products here at Parallax. He's worked in tech support, IT, management, and now in our R & D department as Senior Software Engineer. If you're enjoying programming with BlocklyProp, Jeff is one of the people you can thank! Jeff is kind and considerate person. His patience level for answering questions and providing design assistance is extraordinary by most measures. Jeff's personal hobbies include cycling, camping, kayaking and enjoying time spent with family.