Startup Sonoma County is focused on fostering innovation in the North Bay through collaboration and events. Our efforts are spear-headed by the founding team and our incredibly talented board of advisors.
Located in Santa Rosa, Tyler has led product and engineering groups at Slide, Apture, (both acquired by Google), and Lookout. He has consistently built product engineering teams to deliver successful new products which reach tens of millions monthly active users. Tyler is also on the board for the Jenkins project and Software in the Public Interest.
Located in Sebastopol, Dana founded the first-of-its-kind Chimera Arts and Makerspace over six years ago in Sebastopol. In addition to cultivating and growing the “maker” community in Sonoma county, Dana also founded BIG, a technology and design studio which builds software products and services for companies large and small.
Board of Advisors
Co-creator of Maker Faire and Vice President of Maker Media, Sherry has helped to create the Maker Movement, a tech-focused community of do-it-yourselfers and events. Sherry oversees community, partnerships, and events. She is focused on growing the MAKE brand throughout the Maker ecosystem which includes 221 Maker Faires around the world and 1.75M people attending an event in their community.