Team

Are we the dev team you’ve always dreamed of?

Our mission is to deliver great software, collaborate effectively, creatively empower our clients, and deliver impact we can be proud of.

This isn’t lip service.  A culture of constantly pursuing Mastery permeates Blackbird and defines us more than anything else.  Project after project we are able to succeed in delivering at the highest level, without the chaos and misalignments that are a hallmark of so many other dev teams.

Steve Salazar
Steve Salazar
Partner, CEO

Creative, coder, entrepreneur, and process geek immersed in integrated software, hardware, design, and product for over 20 years.  Hobbies: family, skiing, climbing, and banjo.

Alex May
Alex May
Partner, CTO

Entrepreneurial SW dev with 15+ years across stacks & industries, from RFID chip circuit design to creating cutting edge IoT & web/mobile dev platforms.  Hobbies: Family, biking, & skiing.

Liz Koser
Liz Koser
COO

Growth-minded bean counter, entrepreneur, and tech nerd diving into various startup roles over 16+ years in IoT and real estate.  Hobbies: Family, winter sports, travel, and real estate.

Jesse Curry
Jesse Curry
VP of Delivery

Cattle rancher by birth; software dev by trade. Started out building video games before becoming an early developer on iOS.  Hobbies: Family, foodie, biker, & international traveler.

Vance Faulkner
Vance Faulkner
Lead Developer

Full stack software developer with experience leading a team building web and mobile applications.  Hobbies: Family, tennis, running, and reading.

Leathan Teal
Leathan Teal
Lead Developer

Full stack software developer leading a web app development team.  Hobbies: Family, cooperative board games, and the outdoors.

Dawn Uhalley
Dawn Uhalley
Operations

Loves developing startups.  Hobbies: photography, travel, and education.

Peter Stuart
Peter Stuart
Lead Developer

Full stack developer with a love for functional programming.  Hobbies: Woodworking, and playing with his dog.

Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
Project CTO

Passionate dev with a breadth of experience creating digital experiences, apps, & biz systems. Problem solver, mentor, jokester.  Hobbies: Family & smoking meat.

Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin
Sr Technical Project Manager

Driver of team success via project frameworks and minimal impact on everyday workflow.  Hobbies: Traveling, soccer, dogs, and game theory.

Jeremy Borden
Jeremy Borden
Lead Developer

Software developer with past lives as cofounder, boss guy, tech lead, and even QA.  Hobbies: Travel, electronic music, books, skiing, and meditation.

Nick Farina
Nick Farina
Senior Developer

Full stack developer loves working with rails and tinkering with Arduinos.  Hobbies: Hiking, playing and recording music, and learning the sitar.

Manny Gorotiza
Manny Gorotiza
Business Development

Polyglot and bookworm that loves great design.  Hobbies: Cooking, weightlifting, and tennis.

Nishanth Samala
Nishanth Samala
Lead Developer

Product dork with a passion for immersive physical + digital experiences.  Hobbies: adventure sports, racing, and travel.

Yi-Ning Huang
Yi-Ning Huang
Project CTO

Software engineer interested in making new mobile or web apps and testing new ideas.  Hobbies: Hiking, camping, and weightlifting.

Ghazi Farooq
Ghazi Farooq
Sr Technical Project Manager

An entrepreneur who is an IOT and Python nerd! I help startups convert ideas into class-leading products.  Hobbies: Parenting and motorcycles, but not at the same time.

Joshua Oxner
Joshua Oxner
Senior Developer

Dev currently engrossed in computer architecture & IoT.  Hobbies: Outdoors, especially rock climbing & diving into projects that require focus & detail. Wyoming born & raised.

Sajid Mumtaz
Sajid Mumtaz
Project CTO

Engineering leader, architect, consultant & advisor.  Hobbies: Photography, international traveling, and watching Bollywood and Hollywood Western Classics.