Jill

Jill Dimond

Worker/Owner

Jill Dimond holds a Ph.D. in Human Centered Computing from Georgia Tech and a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. She has published scholarly works at the intersection of technology and social justice. She is an animal and apple cider lover.

Roxana

Roxana Galusca

Worker/Owner

Roxana Galusca holds a Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies and an MS in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her interests include Participatory Design, Community-Based Participatory Research, and feminist research and design. She has worked with Amnesty International and the Fair Labor Association, among other organizations. In her free time, she likes to hike, travel, and read world literatures.

Adam

Adam "Fuzzy" Konner

Worker/Owner

Adam “Fuzzy” Konner is a web developer, co-op consultant, community organizer, economist, and ukulele minstrel. He works with The Working World, a worker co-op loan fund that provides loans and technical assistance to worker co-ops in Latin America and the US, and Collective Seeds, a worker-owned consulting co-op that he helped start. He has a degree in economics from the University of Michigan. Most of his web development work these days is in Ruby on Rails, but he has extensive experience with PHP, SQL, Wordpress, Drupal, Django, web and graphic design, and various other front and back end technologies. He believes lines are fuzzy.

Leafblue

Sassy Member

Worker/Owner

This team member joined Sassafras Tech Collective in September 2015 and became a full worker/owner in June 2016. They bring to Sassafras extensive coding knowledge and experience, especially with Ruby on Rails, and a deep commitment to social justice.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Mitchell

Worker/Owner

Elizabeth Mitchell enjoys frontend web development and responsive design and development. She graduated from Williams College with a degree in American Studies. In addition to technology and social justice, she cares about poetry, youth, and nonprofits. She joined Sassafras in October 2014 and became a worker/owner in August 2015.

Tom

Tom Smyth

Worker/Owner

Tom Smyth has been a worker/owner at Sassafras since 2013 and enjoys all aspects of technology conception and development, from background research through design, coding, deployment, and scaling. He is a member of the Ann Arbor Ruby Brigade. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Aside from computing, he is passionate about community, woodworking, cheese, and laundry.