Erik Amlee: Principal & CEO
Erik specializes in developing mobile apps and advanced functionality for WordPress and Drupal platforms. He has also produced collaborative and boundary-pushing applications and websites, ranging from online games and multimedia installations, to large e-commerce catalog sites, cutting-edge interactive programming, and web animation. He joined Yes Exactly as a web developer in 2013 and became Principal & CEO in November 2017.
Vanessa Arnold: Web Design and Marketing Consultant
Vanessa Arnold is, above all else, a creative. Her years of experience in graphic and web design, history in nonprofit development and communications, along with a BA from Antioch College in Theater, come together for a unique approach to design and marketing. Her talents are best put to use holistically, integrating beautiful design and emotive branding, a fun approach to marketing and events, and using social media to genuinely engage with a consumer base—both existing and potential. Her key strengths include engaging, visually powerful graphic and web design, branding rooted in culture and psychology, and innovative grassroots marketing strategy.
Rob Sletten: System Administrator
Rob Sletten has over 15 years of UNIX system administration experience and is the author of two books on the Solaris operating system. Employers include Wells Fargo and Lucent Technologies. Rob’s areas of expertise are automation, high-availability clustering, and systems design/architecture.
Rosemarie LaPierre: Support and Content Specialist
With over 25 years of experience in office management and customer service, Rosemarie has excellent organizational skills. She is detail oriented and enjoys taking on new challenges whether they are technical or interpersonal. She is adept at using the WordPress and Drupal Content Management Systems, and provides training and website update services.
Tess Gadwa: Founder
In January 2011, Tess launched Yes Exactly, specializing in rapid deployment of high quality custom sites and apps for creative professionals, seed stage startups, and community organizations. Her company incorporated in December 2012 and continues to serve customers in the Pioneer Valley and across the United States.
She led the push to release Zappen, the first fully functional open source implementation of mobile visual search, licensed under the LGPL 3.0 in August 2017. Tess has lectured in Asia, North America, and Europe about the practical and ethical implications of open source, usability, and emerging cryptocurrency standards. She is a results-oriented project manager well versed in leading edge technologies including augmented reality, cryptocurrency, and computer vision. A veteran of successful startups Tripod and BLUERIDGE Analytics, her gift is finding practical applications for complex technical concepts. Tess is also the creator of Attention Based Currency, which can be viewed at www.attentionbasedcurrency.com
Tess graduated Magna Cum Laude from Williams College in 1998. Follow her on Twitter at @thematizer.