Meet the Team

Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Original Squid, Founder and President

Seth has written 17 bestsellers that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He posts every single day on his popular and eponymous blog. He’s an advisor to Acumen and to other daring non-profits.

Corey Brown

Corey Brown

Cofounder and COO

Corey’s worked on Squidoo with Seth since day one. He’s been leading large web projects and teams since 1995 and before that, he worked in design and marketing. He’s the founder of No Treble, the leading online magazine for bass players and his unofficial title is “instigator”.

Gil Hildebrand

Gil Hildebrand

Cofounder and Chief Engineer

Also known as giltotherescue (GTR!), Gil’s career and passion is making technology run smoothly. Gil specializes in analytics, performance, server administration, SEO, and fraud and spam fighting.

Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown

Designer and Front End Developer

Joshua Brown has been a designer and front end developer for Squidoo since 2008. He has a passion for semantic markup, responsive design, Sass, and jQuery. He also enjoys pushing pixels in Photoshop and the occasional vector in Illustrator. In an earlier life, Joshua was a professional bass trombonist. As a result, he has designed and built many music-related sites. Joshua’s most important job is walking Noah to school every morning.

Aaron Collegeman

Aaron Collegeman

Lead Developer, Full Stack Engineer

Aaron joined Squidoo in 2010 and immediately became indispensable to the team. When not elbow-deep in Squidguts, you’ll probably find him promoting code on GitHub.

Bonnie Diczhazy

Bonnie Diczhazy

Head of Community

Bonnie is excited to announce that she has taken the position of Marketing Manager at Pack where she will be working with Squidoo cofounder and former editor-in-chief Megan Casey.

Robin Svedi

Robin Svedi

Community Organizer

Robin joined Squidoo in 2007 and is our community cheerleader. She helps organize the Giant Squid VIP Writers program and manages our weekly Quests. She can also be found writing at the HQ blog and sharing on social media.

Tisha Brown

Tisha Brown

Bug Tracker

Tisha is on the front line of processing and assigning Squidoo bug tickets to the team, and has been a lensmaster favorite in her quest to see all bugs squashed. How one person can so successfully manage tickets from tens of thousands of people is still a mystery to the Squidoo team. Tisha enjoys Texas, the Dallas Cowboys and working with preschoolers.

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Crusher of Spam

Kevin works for Squidoo as an anti-spam activist. He’s kind of like a superhero: If you’re doing good stuff here, you’ll probably never spot him. If you play dirty, you’ll find out why he’s known as Mr. Crush It. Kevin is also Managing Editor of NoTreble, the leading online magazine for bass players.

Tom Maybrier

Tom Maybrier

Content Quality Manager

Tom joined Squidoo in the summer of 2011 to help with a very real need within the community: To help our lensmasters better understand content policy, tricky attribution or copyright issues, SquidDon’t guidelines and more. He’s also the moderator of the Squidoo HQ Forums. Previously Tom worked at Artify It, CrowdFlower and Serious Business.

Joey Blake

Joey Blake

Developer

Joey loves great tools of all kinds. He loves to take complicated problems and solve them with simple solutions. Coincidentally, that is something that he gets to do every day when he’s coding at Squidoo. When he’s not doing that, you’ll probably find him enjoying time spent with his family, the great outdoors, and tinkering with new discoveries around the web.

Stephanie Mangino

Stephanie Mangino

Food & Crafts Editor

Stephanie Mangino was the Editor for Food and Crafts on Squidoo. She’s also a wife, mom, avid reader, passionate cook, Southerner by birth and nature, former print & radio reporter/editor, lover of all things pop culture, and a blogger her ownself at NostalgiaMom.

Liz Hamilton

Liz Hamilton

Experience Designer/Product Owner

Lizham works closely with the design/dev team to improve usability and bring new features to life. She’s interested in everything UX and loves learning about newfangled web concepts. While her main focus is on design she also spends some of her time mingling with our friendly ad partners.

Paula Le Duigou

Paula Le Duigou

Community/Creative Content Manager

Paula joined Squidoo in the Fall of 2012. Since her start, she’s expanded her knowledge into the realm of social media and community development. Sharing content from Squidoo and other sources, she curates our food and garden social sites with the intention to share the fabulous work that our lensmasters do with the world, and to bring more super writers into the fold. She also assists the Team with project management via hangouts and weekly reporting.

Susan Deppner

Susan Deppner

New Lensmaster Organizer

Susan is a veteran lensmaster who, for the last couple of years, has had an absolute blast working with and encouraging new lensmasters on Squidoo through the RocketSquids program. She’ll be moving with many of those same writers to new quarters on HubPages and looks forward to expanding her portfolio there. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll finally put together the book that’s been taking shape in her head for years. Stay tuned…

Squidoo was acquired by HubPages in August, 2014.

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