Our Team

 

Amber Wallace

Amber Wallace

President & CEO

Amber holds a Bachelor’s in Creative Studies and an MBA from UC Irvine. Her communications and business background allow her to develop creative business and marketing solutions. She loves consulting, teaching and speaking. She’s served on numerous boards and is currently the Social Media Chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara. Amber is co-editor of AfroGEEKS: Beyond the Digital Divide and teaches marketing courses through UCSB Extension.

Gina Agapito

Gina Agapito

Graphic Designer

Gina holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Prior to attending Cal Poly, Gina achieved Associate’s degrees in Studio Art and Art History from Santa Barbara City College, and brings a love of fine art to her graphic design work. She dedicates herself to creative thinking and craftsmanship in all her projects. Gina is a lover of animals, the outdoors, and making things with her hands (and her mouse).

Albert Hagen

Albert Hagen

Front-End Web Developer

Albert is a full-stack developer who specializes in front-end programming, particularly Javascript libraries, Bootstrap and Semantic UI, HTML 5 and CSS 3. He tracks the latest in responsive and mobile technologies and helps keep us up to date.

Jill Kingdon

Jill Kingdon

COO

Jill graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in art from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  With an artistic background and an in-depth understanding of the printing and design worlds, Jill enjoys heading up the creative team at Dowitcher. She also handles the day-to-day operations and keeps things running smoothly.  Outside of the office, Jill is passionate about education – she volunteers regularly at Girls Inc, is the president of the local AAUW branch and has served as a “dorm mom” at Tech Trek, a week-long science and math camp for 7th grade girls.
Angie Frazier

Angie Frazier

Editor

With a Bachelor’s in journalism from Keene State College in New Hampshire, Angie started out her career in magazine publishing. Fiction writing soon called her name, and she is now the author of several books for children and young adults published by Scholastic and Penguin Random House. In addition to editing, Angie enjoys spending time with her family, painting, traveling, and running.

Trixie

Trixie

CSO

Trixie is Dowitcher’s chief security officer and takes her job very seriously. She makes regular visits to the office to ensure everything is up to the latest safety standards. While making the rounds, she loves to get pets from the staff and find a comfy place to snooze, usually under someone’s desk.
Rosie Sullivan

Rosie Sullivan

Digital Marketer

Rosie moved from the Bay Area to attend UCSB (where she received a B.A. in Film and Media Studies) and then couldn’t think of a reason to leave paradise. A lover of trees, rocks, and oceans, Rosie thinks Santa Barbara is the best little town by the big blue sea to indulge these loves with friends and dogs. Rosie was not initially one to use social media, but she now appreciates its value as a communications tool and has delved into the world of digital marketing, where she thoroughly enjoys managing social accounts.
Jake Schoniwitz

Jake Schoniwitz

Programmer

Jake’s web and programming expertise helps drive Dowitcher’s web projects, from server administration to coding. He has extensive knowledge of PHP and MVC frameworks as well as content management systems, and when something stops working he’s the guy to fix it.

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