Silicon Shire

Supporting the technology community in Eugene & Springfield, OR

Silicon Shire Ambassadors

  • A picture of Cale Bruckner who works at Concentric Sky

    Cale is Vice President of Concentric Sky and founder of the Silicon Shire project. He is also a Principal at Emergent Health Care Solutions, a tech start-up in the healthcare industry, and former Senior Vice President Product Development at Palo Alto Software.

  • A picture of Jake Weatherly who works at SheerID

    Jake is CEO of SheerID, a well funded and rapidly growing Eugene tech start-up. SheerID connects the world's leading companies to valuable consumer groups through instant proof of identity and eligibility for exclusive offers online, POS and via mobile.

  • A picture of Pat Mcarthy  who works at AppNexus - Oregon

    Pat is Senior Vice President, Product, at AppNexus - a New York based real-time only advertising giant. Pat heads-up the Eugene office for AppNexus and spends a great deal of time traveling nationally and internationally - making him a great Silicon Shire Ambassador. Pat was born and raised in Eugene, and is a firm supporter of our community.

  • A picture of Sadie Dressekie who works at None

    Sadie is a University of Oregon MBA that knows just about everyone in town. Sadie is currently a commercial real estate broker, but has also worked for and with a wide variety of Eugene start-ups and companies including VOX Public Relations and Public Affairs.

  • A picture of Jason Johnson who works at MPulse Maintenance Software

    Jason currently serves as the VP, Sales & Marketing for MPulse Maintenance Software. A transplant to Eugene, he’s a veteran of both the Silicon Valley hi-tech industry and LA’s entertainment industry. Jason also serves as a founding board member of Furthur Down the Road.

  • A picture of Jonathan Young who works at Life Technologies

    Jonathan leads development and strategy of all mobile initiatives at Life Technologies, and he's also the founder of Turning Point Marketing.

  • A picture of Todd Edman who works at Lunar Logic

    CEO at Lunar Logic and a serial entrepreneur. You'll find Todd networking and advocating for our community at events like the Willamette Angel Conference and SmartUps.

  • A picture of Joe Maruschak who works at None

    Joe became an owner and employee of GarageGames when his company, BraveTree Productions was acquired by them. Formerly the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Sococo, Joe is working to build the Eugene tech community. You'll find him at The Barn Light most Thursday mornings talking about start-ups.

  • A picture of Chad Barczak who works at IDX, LLC

    Chad is Co-Founder and CEO of IDX, and Co-Founder and Lead Investor in the popular Level Up Arcade. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA, both from the University of Oregon and has over twenty years of experience in business management and ownership.

  • A picture of Kiki (Christie) Prottsman who works at None

    Executive Director of Thinkersmith, a computer science education initiative, instructor U of O CIS, and a champion for responsible computing and equity in both STEM employment and education. Kiki is determined to change the face of STEM in a positive way

  • A picture of Matt Sayre who works at None

    Matt is the Director of Eugene for the Technology Association of Oregon. The TAO helps the region's technology and tech-enabled industries to grow through programs and initiatives that focus on industry promotion, advocacy, professional networks, and talent development.

  • A picture of Mark Davis who works at CodeChops

    Mark actively supports the Eugene Tech community. Co-founder of CodeChops co-working space downtown. Mark enjoys making things that talk to the internet, podcasting and moderating the Eugene Tech Switchboard.