Devin Gauthier

[Co-Founder/Vice-President]

Devin Gauthier

Digital Strategist

With a Bachelor of Arts Degree specializing in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph, Devin’s education prepared him to become a software developer, think analytically,...

With a Bachelor of Arts Degree specializing in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph, Devin’s education prepared him to become a software developer, think analytically, and communicate effectively. He has more than 17 years of experience in the web development industry, including over 16 years as a partner with Sandbox Software Solutions.

Over those years, he has helped lead web and software development projects (both internal and external solutions) for small and large-scale public and private sector clients.

Project Roles

Devin's primary focus is supporting clients with functional and technical requirements for sites and software systems. He can also advise on technical and accessibility best practices and approaches. He participates actively in facilitating our Digital Strategy workshops and will play a key role in identifying technical solutions which best meet the goals and requirements of our clients.

Mark George

[Co-Founder/President]

Mark George

Technical Lead

Mark holds a B. Sc. in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph. He is highly skilled in web application development, server setup and maintenance, database,...

Mark holds a B. Sc. in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph. He is highly skilled in web application development, server setup and maintenance, database, database architecture and development, integrated systems, web-based graphical user interface development, requirements gathering and management, technical support and e-commerce. He makes use of programming languages including Java, J2EE, and PHP and is highly capable with CSS, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, XML, XSLT, jQuery and Terminal Services. He is experienced with databases in MySQL, SQL Server.

Project Roles

Mark will support the strategists in meeting with technical team members from your team. He will also assist in the development of requirements associated with technical infrastructure, security and content management system selection. Mark may also lead development teams assigned to your project.

Denise Jupp

 

Denise Jupp

Director of Operations

Denise Jupp is a valued member of the Sandbox team, with over 13 years’ experience in Marketing and Advertising on both the client and agency sides. Before joining...

Denise Jupp is a valued member of the Sandbox team, with over 13 years’ experience in Marketing and Advertising on both the client and agency sides. Before joining Sandbox, she turned her love of gardening into a successful organic landscape gardening firm, maintaining over 30 gardens in the Guelph area. With a passion for details, process efficiency and getting things done, Denise shares her unique skill set with Sandbox Software’s diverse client base.

Project Roles

Denise will support your project(s), with broad responsibility for all project scheduling and keeping the Sandbox team aligned with client needs. She monitors performance against our best practices and processes and develops new processes and procedures so that our efforts and relationship skill sets continuously improve. She supervises any project management staff who will undertake client communications and makes sure that your project is done on time and on budget. Denise is also the business accounting lead and makes sure that clients are well informed about project progress and milestone completion.

George Smith

 

George Smith

Business Development Officer

George has always enjoyed interacting with customers and the sales process. As a young boy he and his brother would search for lost golf balls on the course...

George has always enjoyed interacting with customers and the sales process. As a young boy he and his brother would search for lost golf balls on the course he lived next to and then sell them back to golfers on a Saturday morning.

With over ten years experience selling services and products in both the public and private sector in three separate countries, George's charisma and innovative approach helps him build rapport with clients, and deliver exceptional customer service.

George joined the team at the beginning of 2018. As our Business Development Officer he helps develop and execute strategies to increase company sales and profits, identifies profitable business opportunities and secure sound business deals. He is responsible for drafting proposals and quotes for clients, preparing responses to RFPs, and delivering sales presentations.

Kara Gauthier

 

Kara Gauthier

Director of Software Service Delivery

With a background in food science, quality assurance, product development and project management, Kara has been involved in the strategic initiatives of some of Canada’s largest food brands....

With a background in food science, quality assurance, product development and project management, Kara has been involved in the strategic initiatives of some of Canada’s largest food brands.

Kara became involved in the planning, development and implementation of large software programs used throughout her corporate departments.  Interested in the future of technology, she took the leap from food to IT. Kara uses her critical thinking, strategic problem solving and project management skills to help customers find new IT solutions that meet their needs and help drive their businesses and initiatives forward.  Although she is no longer working with food, she still flexes the knowledge she gained  from a degree in food science from University of Guelph and culinary arts diploma from George Brown, in her kitchen at home.

Joshua Harding

 

Joshua Harding

Senior Web Developer

After attending Canadore College’s Computer Programmer Analyst program, Joshua gained valuable web development skills, particularly in Open Source Content Management Systems including WordPress, with a Guelph company specializing...

After attending Canadore College's Computer Programmer Analyst program, Joshua gained valuable web development skills, particularly in Open Source Content Management Systems including WordPress, with a Guelph company specializing in online adult education in the veterinary sector. Josh also has over 5 years’ experience in User Support, guiding clients with his calm and approachable manner.

Project Roles

Josh will support and manage the team of developers responsible for the technical implementation aspects of your project along with leading quality assurance testing.

Derek Dekroon

 

Derek Dekroon

Software Developer

A recent graduate of Software Engineering at the University of Guelph, Derek has worked for Sandbox since 2014. Whether as a co-op student or a senior developer, Derek...

A recent graduate of Software Engineering at the University of Guelph, Derek has worked for Sandbox since 2014. Whether as a co-op student or a senior developer, Derek has been a part of the development of 30+ websites, 4 iOS apps, 1 react native app, and multiple custom software projects. He loves learning new frameworks and doesn't waver from trying to build the best solutions possible. In his spare time, Derek enjoys playing and watching sports, solving puzzles, and working on projects around the house.

Drew Edwards

 

Drew Edwards

Digital Project Manager

Drew built his first website using clip-art and HTML code in the 1990s and has been noodling around with various content management systems ever since. A journalist by...

Drew built his first website using clip-art and HTML code in the 1990s and has been noodling around with various content management systems ever since. A journalist by training, Drew spent two decades as an award-winning reporter and editor before shifting his focus to digital projects. With plenty of experience with the creative process, Drew also enjoys the technical challenges and analysis involved with building truly great websites. As a project manager, Drew takes a collaborative and energetic approach to working with clients, taking them through every phase of the process to successfully execute their vision.

Meg Harding

 

Meg Harding

Digital Project Manager

Always interested in technology, Meg spent a lot of free time on the computer as a kid. Much of that time was occupied playing around in Photoshop CS,...

Always interested in technology, Meg spent a lot of free time on the computer as a kid. Much of that time was occupied playing around in Photoshop CS, using organizational software to plan and write fiction, or spending countless hours customizing blogs and forums using HTML.

After completing a diploma in Office Administration, Meg moved into the hairstyling trade. While behind the chair, she honed her skills in advanced haircare and client education. These focuses had her back at the computer when she wasn’t with her clients and this sparked real interest in moving back toward her initial love of technology.

Meg joined the team at Sandbox in 2017 and loves what the industry has to offer. She started as a production associate, assisting the web team on various projects. In 2020, she moved into a Project Management role continuing with the web team. Client education and training, user manual writing, keeping up with accessibility standards, and organizing company events are among some of her favorite duties.

When she’s not behind her computer, Meg is likely enjoying some time watching movies, reading comic books, or playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Burak Karahan

 

Burak Karahan

Software Developer

Burak has always had an interest in new technology and computer games, so he decided to study a major related to technology. Burak received his Bachelor of Science...

Burak has always had an interest in new technology and computer games, so he decided to study a major related to technology. Burak received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology and Information Systems from Bilkent University in Turkey in 2015. After graduation, he worked as a software developer for 1 year before migrating to Canada. Once in Canada, he continued his studies at Conestoga College receiving a post-grad certificate in Mobile Solutions Development in 2018.

After receiving a certificate, Burak was a software developer for 10 months at Backpacker College where he contributed to the development of the company's Web and iOS application. In April 2019, Burak was hired by SpeakFeel as a Full Stack Developer where he utilized his skills in both front-end and back-end for Web Application Development which led him to the path that allowed him to join the Sandbox Software team as a Software Developer in September 2020.

As a developer, Burak enjoys working in an environment where he can utilize his skills in different technologies while challenging himself. He believes that he has a strong attention to detail and refuses to give up when facing challenges. Also, he is a good team player and likes sharing knowledge and learning from his co-workers. Burak constantly works to expand his knowledge base and broaden his insight into the latest development trends and frameworks. He has developed a few native iOSs and Android mobile applications and a personal website in his spare time when he was studying.

Listening to music and playing drums are Burak's primary hobbies. He is a strong enthusiast of cars as well. He enjoys watching movies, tv series, and soccer games.

Todd Kasenberg

 

Todd Kasenberg

Content and Interaction Strategist

Todd has a broad and deep history with project leadership and learning that has made him a sought-after public speaker, marketing expert, trainer and group facilitator. He has...

Todd has a broad and deep history with project leadership and learning that has made him a sought-after public speaker, marketing expert, trainer and group facilitator. He has developed a skill set in online learning, user-friendly web interfaces and web communities. Todd is our lead facilitator for group interactions conducted by Sandbox, including Advisory Boards/Focus Groups and Stakeholder Interviews. Todd is responsible for assisting clients in content strategy, structure and design including advising clients on information architecture, navigation, user flow, writing for the web, AODA, and Search Engine Optimization techniques. Finally, Todd will lead efforts around Usability Testing post-launch.

Project Roles

Todd can assist you with goal-driven content strategy and develops and leads the implementations of all “interaction consulting” (i.e., stakeholder discovery). He also can be involved in the development and implementation of training with stakeholders.

Jackson Keenan

 

Jackson Keenan

Web Developer

Growing up Jackson spent a lot of his free time teaching himself about computers and various other technologies. Enjoying activities such as video and photo editing, website building,...

Growing up Jackson spent a lot of his free time teaching himself about computers and various other technologies. Enjoying activities such as video and photo editing, website building, playing video games, as well as building computers. A keyboard was never far from reach.

After completing the Software Engineering program at the University of Guelph Jackson joined the Sandbox Team in 2020. Currently working as a Junior Web Developer he enjoys the opportunity of getting to contribute to Sandbox's projects, while learning new things about the industry on a daily basis.

Outside of work, Jackson enjoys spending his time both listening to and creating music, watching his favorite movies & TV shows, or playing video games.

Jim Lloyd

 

Jim Lloyd

Web Media Designer

Jim Lloyd, a graduate of the Graphic Design Production, Mohawk College, has been responsible for more than 150 website and intranet designs during his tenure with Sandbox Software...

Jim Lloyd, a graduate of the Graphic Design Production, Mohawk College, has been responsible for more than 150 website and intranet designs during his tenure with Sandbox Software Solutions. He has more than 10 years of experience creating digital designs, logos, brochures and animations. He is conversant with a broad range of software, including the Adobe Creative Suite.

Project Roles

Jim is instrumental in design of your web projects. He is adept at creating custom concepts that align with existing organizational branding using responsive design best practices.

Keanna Loregnard

 

Keanna Loregnard

Production Associate

Keanna has a background in health policy. Since graduating from university in 2015, she has worked in various technology-based coordination roles, leading her to an interest in furthering...

Keanna has a background in health policy. Since graduating from university in 2015, she has worked in various technology-based coordination roles, leading her to an interest in furthering her skills in the field.

When she is not at work she can be found enjoying long walks with her dog or baking copious amounts of different desserts.

Dean Maloney

 

Dean Maloney

Senior Software Developer

After getting his first computer in the early 90s, Dean started learning about the internet and playing with technology right away. He doesn’t miss the hiss and crackle...

After getting his first computer in the early 90s, Dean started learning about the internet and playing with technology right away. He doesn’t miss the hiss and crackle of the dial up modem handshake. As a first foray into development, he created a personal website with some dragon pics and poetry just for kicks. He continued to learn more about development throughout the 90s, through university (completing a Bachelor of Science - Hon.) and then in college (completing an IT diploma).

Dean started his development career in 2000 when Y2K failed to decimate the world. He has worked with many technologies over the years but considers web applications and web service integrations his specialty.

Since joining the Sandbox team in 2018, Dean has worked as a senior software developer on larger projects. From these projects, he’s had the pleasure of pitching in on architecture and design, assisting with planning, meeting with clients, contributing with day to day development, mentoring teammates, and much more.

When he’s not trapped in the Matrix or transfixed by a computer screen’s glare, Dean is likely hanging with his family, reading, watching movies, listening to music and playing guitar.

David McAskile

 

David McAskile

Quality Assurance Analyst

After graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, David gained valuable web development skills, particularly in Open Source Content Management Systems including WordPress, as...

After graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, David gained valuable web development skills, particularly in Open Source Content Management Systems including WordPress, as a freelance developer and web writer.

Project Roles

David supports and reinforces recommendations associated with the quality assurance of the new sites including conformance to best practices, web standards, accessibility and meeting technical specifications.

Miles McGehee

 

Miles McGehee

Senior Software Developer

Miles graduated with a Math/Computer Science degree from a small university in Texas. He worked for a convenience store chain deploying software to over 400 different stores including...

Miles graduated with a Math/Computer Science degree from a small university in Texas. He worked for a convenience store chain deploying software to over 400 different stores including a time clock system, payroll and HR system. After meeting a Canadian woman, he moved to Canada and has been working with Sandbox since 2011. Miles has worked on nearly every software system for Sandbox Software as a developer or semi-project manager and probably still has that email you sent with a question from back in 2012.

Callum Williams

 

Callum Williams

Web Support Coordinator

Callum is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph’s Computer Science program and has had his hand in a wide variety of software projects, both for educational...

Callum is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph's Computer Science program and has had his hand in a wide variety of software projects, both for educational and professional purposes. He has been interested in computers for as long as he can remember and has always had a passion for expanding that interest into a career. Callum has always had a strength in communicating technical concepts in a more accessible way, and a knack for customer service. Outside of programming, he has an interest in mountain biking and playing video games in his free time.

Stephen Wry

 

Stephen Wry

Web Developer

Stephen has been the go-to “tech guy” for all of his life, since the early days of 28.8kbps dial-up modems and Pentium Pro processors. Drawn to the digital...

Stephen has been the go-to "tech guy" for all of his life, since the early days of 28.8kbps dial-up modems and Pentium Pro processors. Drawn to the digital frontier by early chat rooms like mIRC and online gaming, in tandem with his hobbies as an amateur artist and writer, it was only a matter of time until he made his first attempt at creating his own video game when he was fourteen years old. His love for creative programming led to a degree as a Computer Programmer/Analyst from Conestoga College, specializing in front-end, creative and adaptive user interface designs.

Stephen has worked with Sandbox for nearly three years, building multiple website solutions for health care clients. It is his joy to help create the digital tools needed to assist people that give care and warmth to the world.

Jerry Xu

 

Jerry Xu

Software Developer

Jerry has had an interest in computers since the first time his parents bought him a big fat PC as a birthday present. He has witnessed the change...

Jerry has had an interest in computers since the first time his parents bought him a big fat PC as a birthday present. He has witnessed the change of PC to be smaller and more powerful as time goes on. However, he is not a hardware guy, but a software guy.

He has a background in computer science and has been involved in website and software development since University. He joined Sandbox's software team in 2019 and is interested in all the projects across the company.

Aside from work, Jerry read novels, watches anime, and enjoys playing mobile games. He loves spicy food. Whenever there is a chance, he will try the hottest stuff in a restaurant. It's possible he's has destroyed all of his taste buds from eating spicy food for so long! The team at Sandbox is always looking for Jerry to try the next spicy challenge.