WOF Lead Facilitator
Susan is the Chaos Eradicating Officer (CEO) of Beyond the Chaos, a consultancy helping small business owners gain control of their lives through better processes, organization, and structure of their projects and basic business operations. If your projects are running you instead of you running them, she can help! She has over 25 years experience in the software development, creative, marketing, and advertising industries. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BA in journalism, living and working in McKinney, Texas, with her husband, her dog, and two cats.
WOF Mentoring Lead
Makah started working at Soliant Consulting shortly after graduating UCLA with a Bachelor of Science. Ten years and seven certifications later, she couldn’t be happier with her how her career has grown at Soliant. She is now a Project Technical Lead and co-founder of Soliant’s Humanitarian Committee. She’s extremely excited to be the head of Women of FileMaker’s mentoring subcommittee, where we are hoping to connect women to mentors to assist in developing our careers as FileMaker consults. Makah resides in Albuquerque with her husband, their 3-year-old little girl, their 8-year-old pup, and another little girl on the way.
Dr. Brenda Cimbura
Brenda is the COO of LuminFire where she provides leadership for business operations and FileMaker services. Brenda is coordinating the Women of FileMaker luncheon for the 2017 DevCon in Phoenix, Arizona. Brenda has taught graduate level courses and spoken on various leadership topics. Brenda is the mom to two middle school girls. In her free time, Brenda loves to experience great coffee, plan parties, find new restaurants (especially Mediterranean food), and swing dance.
Social Media (Marketing Committee)
Laura is a full-time and vertical solution FileMaker developer at Cross IT Services & Solutions, LLC (FBA Platinum Partner). She has worked with the FileMaker Platform for over half a decade mainly in version 10, but also getting a glimpse of version 9. With the help of social media she is able to meet and discuss her interests and learning other people’s views and ideas, and she hopes to share all the knowledge she has gained. Women of FileMaker is a group that has many awesome ideas and energy, and it is great to be able to share that with as many people as possible.
Pause on Error Planning Lead
DevCon Scholarship Lead
Elizabeth started as a citizen developer, playing with FileMaker in her work environments to make her (and her colleagues’) jobs a little bit better. Loving the work but never dreaming that anyone would be crazy enough to pay her to play in FileMaker full-time, she kept this pattern up until May 2013, when she got hired as a FileMaker developer by an FBA Platinum Partner. After four years, she started her own business, UserSpace, which offers FileMaker development, support and training. She lives in Los Angeles with her 9-year-old Klee Kai and her 19-year-old Black Arabian horse.
DevCon Luncheon Lead
Vanessa oversees the development, implementation, and use of technology to meet Recruiting Pro’s (www.RecruitingProSoftware.com) business needs and the business needs of our clients. Having grown up using FileMaker since grade school, she has many years’ experience working to support and train clients to maximize the efficient use of their systems. Previously, she worked in project management for a major worldwide corporation. She completed a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurship in conjunction with a Master of Science in Information Systems at Boston University Questrom School of Business. When she is not working, she loves to travel and experiment with photography and cooking.
DevCon Booth Lead
Laramie is a project manager with more than 10 years of experience managing custom FileMaker development projects. She firmly believes that encouraging and facilitating communication is paramount ensuring the success of a project, while engaging all the key stakeholders. Laramie loves delivering exceptional projects to the client on time, on budget and on spec. In addition to managing projects; she helps to bring projects to life by exploring the core business needs, writing the requirements and building the preliminary mock-ups which are critical to establishing a roadmap to follow throughout the iterative development lifecycle. Prior to her career in custom application development, Laramie used her Master of Science degree as an art conservator to research and manage the preservation and conservation of everything from freshly excavated artifacts to modern outdoor sculptures. When she is not managing projects or working on a discovery, Laramie enjoys spending time with her family- swimming, building Lego, playing board games, cycling and cooking up new recipes.
Marketing and Outreach Lead
Paula is a certified FileMaker developer, web developer and IT manager at FurnitureLab. She has worked with FileMaker for 20 years and still loves it. When not at their day jobs, she and her FileMaker certified husband also run their own software development company, DataMarq Solutions. They have 4 children and live in North Carolina. Paula is very happy that 3 of her children are currently studying computer science and training to become web and FileMaker developers