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SignUpGenius was developed by a crack-team of nuclear physicists as part of a top-secret operation commissioned by the President of the United States and operating out of a secluded government facility underneath Mount Rushmore. Ok, that's not exactly true - but to the small passionate team here in Charlotte, NC - we take our organizing mission that seriously! 

We're busy. Really busy. Probably a lot like you. The idea for SignUpGenius was sparked out of need to simplify and organize the various groups and communities we are involved in.
 

HOW IT ALL STARTED
 
We were having a party for our church small group one time and told people with last names starting with A-M to bring drinks and those with N-Z to bring snacks. We all showed up and were shocked to find that every snack family brought chips and salsa and every drinks family brought Diet Coke! It was the most disgusting party meal ever!

Another time I was coaching a kids soccer team where the team mom created a paper sign-up sheet to organize snacks. Seemed like it would work... until one mom had a conflict and asked a couple other people to swap around. Everyone got confused... and at least one family forgot. We ended up having numerous games where the kids sat on the sidelines, without anything, watching the other team eat their snacks!

I've got too many important things on my plate to stress about stuff like this. I kept thinking to myself... there has got to be a better way. So I set out to create one.
Dan Rutledge, Creator of SignUpGenius
 

 

We hope that this tool is as useful to you as it is to us. Use it for FREE and tell your friends. And with all your new found free time... drop us a note to let us know how it's helped you!
 

The Genius Team

Dottie Bedell

Dottie Bedell
Genius HR Administrator


Don’t think of her as a Dot…think of her as an exclamation point! Dottie’s SignUpGenius superpower of creating human resource policies and procedures in the blink of an eye has earned her a good bit of awe at the office. That’s nothing compared to what her husband and college-aged daughter think of her cooking and chicken tending skills, which she employs at home on their hobby farm. Step back, Yolanda the family’s oldest hen…Dottie’s at the top of the pecking order around SignUpGenius.

 

Matt Benson

Matt Benson
Genius Graphic Designer


While Matt possesses the perfect balance of graphic design and coding skills to fill his UI/UX design role, we would have hired him based on his cool nickname alone. Mattgyver, as he is known by his fans (aka his wife and daughter), likes to rock climb, camp, run, hike, and use duct tape and a Swiss army knife to save the world from global nuclear disaster. Besides his dream of hiking the Italian Alps while practicing Himalayan throat singing, Matt hopes to one day open his own photography business run with online sign ups - as long as he only has to photograph possums for clients. You gotta admit, folks, they’re simply adorbs dressed in their Sunday best.

 

Katie Bobo

Katie Bobo
Genius Operations Assistant


As the resident operations assistant, Katie does the heavy lifting around SignUpGenius. Seriously, you should see how many snacks she has to lug up to the fifth floor for this unruly bunch. When she’s not helping organize SignUpGenius team events or creating nifty spreadsheets, Katie enjoys singing, reading and impersonating the Pink Power Ranger. Hey, she grew up in the 90’s…don’t make her use the Power Blaster on you. Katie’s dream is to have SignUpGenius sponsor the local Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig, so her bluegrass band can kick it off, but only if Vince Gill is stopping through to see it.

 

Steven Borders

Steven Borders
Genius Support Analyst


Steven is our resident support team philosopher who enjoys answering the most existential questions our users have like, “How do I change my husband?”…“Er, you mean change your husband’s name to yours on the sign up, ma’am? I can help.” A lifelong learner, he’s been known to read Systematic Theology and biochemistry books for fun, though we won’t tell his kids. Daaad, you’re so OLD! Steven is a purveyor of fine roasted coffee, a hiking and biking enthusiast, and a guitar playing extraordinaire. Now if only he could bike up a mountain while playing his guitar and drinking coffee…we might be impressed.

 

Todd Bruss

Todd Bruss
Genius Graphic Designer


Todd enjoys mixing his techie skills with his artistic design know-how to create graphics for SignUpGenius. When asked what his favorite color is, he likes to point out that there are 18 decillion perceived colors. That's 33 zeros, people. You might want to think about that the next time you answer “green.” Todd likes coaching his kids' flag football teams, drinking Orange Fanta soda, and watching the 1978 Star Wars movie…in his Chewbacca costume. He dreams of one day retiring from his lucrative day job and taking his mom's potato candy recipe to the masses.

 

Teresa Clark

Teresa Clark
Genius Senior Support Analyst


As a former teacher, Teresa loves to provide helpful answers and encouragement to the many schools that use SignUpGenius. She especially appreciates when an occasional room-mom writes into support at 3am in the morning on a weekend and says, "It's been an hour since I submitted my ticket... how come I haven't heard back?!" When she's not involved in a deep discussion on the intricacies of parent/teacher conference coordination, she enjoys cooking, baking, helping others, and being mom to four active kids. Her dream is that one day SignUpGenius will get so big that her job responsibility will be to spend the entire day pinning things on Pinterest.

 

Erin Dunn

Erin Dunn
Genius Marketing Strategist


Erin is a Marketing Strategist who spends her days pinning and tweeting (and explaining to her friends that she isn’t a seamstress or a birdwatcher). When she isn’t writing copy or creating new contests, she enjoys running, cooking, and being a mom to her five-year old son. A fan of the Batman movies, she can often be found asking stressed-out paper-sign up users, “Why so serious?” Her dream is that one day American Idol will need her to coordinate show auditions via SignUpGenius, so she can travel the world via tour bus on a hunt for the next big superstar.

 

Justin Fuller

Justin Fuller
Genius Developer


As a genius developer at SignUpGenius, Justin writes programming and engineers new features for SignUpGenius users with lightning speed. He’s still trying to figure out how to program the coffee pot to make cheesecake in the mornings, but we’re confident he’ll get there. When he isn’t typing in Egyptian hieroglyphics, he enjoys kayaking, making music, and binge-watching Harry Potter movies. His dream is that one day Chick-fil-a will enlist him to be their personal SignUpGenius liaison and thank him with free waffle fries for life.

 

Radhika Ghadge

Radhika Ghadge
Genius Developer


Radhika has singlehandedly given our staff a global presence with her computer programming prowess. In other words, she codes from her kitchen - in Maharastra, India. When she isn’t debugging lines of command and running search queries, she enjoys clay modeling, being with family, painting and sleeping. We think she threw in that last one to remind us not to call her in the middle of the night – India time. It’s okay to Skype in curlers, Rads. She dreams of owning a pet tiger and one day getting an assistant who will make her favorite buttermilk beverage. And, of course, if she can find a pet tiger that’s also a buttermilk barista, that’s even better.

 

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson
Genius Support Analyst


Kelly is a support superstar at SignUpGenius, where she enjoys answering complex questions like, "What’s the meaning of life?" and "How do I change the date on a sign up?" When she's not replying to the smoke-signals sent out by people who still use paper sign ups, she enjoys gardening, home décor projects, and being an organizing rock star mom to her two daughters. Her dream is that one day Taylor Swift will use SignUpGenius to coordinate her tour dates and will need a personal liaison to travel with her - just in case!

 

Jen Kaplan

Jen Kaplan
Genius Support Analyst


Jen enjoys supporting sign up creators and participants as they plan their world changing events. As a former industrial engineer from Michigan (Go Blue!), Jen cannot only answer the toughest support questions, but she can also point out where she used to live using her hand as a map! She especially appreciates when a user will write in asking for help without providing any details except "it no work" as the explanation. When she's not exercising her analytical or psychic skills to help a user, Jen enjoys being a boymama to two busy tweens. Her dream is to one day scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef with her family….and David Bowie.

 

Betsy Lytle

Betsy Lytle
Genius Support Analyst


As part of our support team, Betsy loves to answer questions and help users save time using SignUpGenius. A former chemical engineer, Betsy's keen analytical abilities also come in handy for testing new site features... and, of course, analyzing the pH balance of the office coffee pot! Although she has a mild-mannered personality at the office, her true colors come out at home where she is a cutthroat ping pong, badminton, and disc golf player who enjoys putting the sports smack-down on her two teen daughters. Always up for a new challenge, Betsy dreams of one day becoming either a professional flutist or a contestant on American Ninja Warrior... because... well... why not?

 

Kirsten Mayers

Kirsten Mayers
Genius Support Analyst


Kirsten loves to answer questions and help our many SignUpGenius users. Since she's half-Canadian, she's our only bilingual staff member that can answer people that write in using Canadian English. It's not easy, eh? In addition to helping our users, Kirsten helps test out our newest SignUpGenius features. She has a gift with breaking things and enjoys finding bugs and laughing in the face of the developers. When she's not knee-deep in testing and support, Kirsten enjoys Longhorn football, triathlons, and being a hockey-mom. Her dream is that one day Disney will use SignUpGenius to organize their entire cruise fleet and she will have to take her family on a tropical vacation each month... just in case they have any questions.

 

Angel Rutledge

Angel Rutledge
Genius COO, CMO


Angel is tasked with keeping the unruly SignUpGenius staff in order. The mad management skills she's learned from being a mom to four kids come in quite handy. “Don't make me ground you for leaving the toilet seat up!” is just as powerful a threat at the office as at home. When she's not talking strategy with her office peeps, dreaming up new marketing initiatives, or enticing candidates with our super cool corporate culture, she enjoys working out, listening to historical audio books, and leading mission trips to Liberia. Her dream is that one day SignUpGenius will have a feature that smacks people upside the head if they forget their responsibility. As long as it's not her.

 

Dan Rutledge

Dan Rutledge
Genius CEO


Dan leads the team at SignUpGenius and is highly esteemed by the staff... not for his 18+ years of web development experience, but mainly because of how much coffee he can drink without convulsing. With a diverse technology skillset including programming, graphic design, hardware architecture, and film production - Dan built the first version of SignUpGenius after an epic failure organizing snacks for his kids' soccer team. When not coding, designing, or strategizing - Dan likes to go running at ridiculously early times in the morning and pretend he's a comedian on Twitter. His dream is that one day SignUpGenius will also be able to organize his garage.

 

David Schaller

David Schaller
Genius Senior Developer


David is a ColdFusion ninja who is so good at programming that he sometimes walks around the office speaking in binary, just for fun. When he's not adding some new fangled feature to SignUpGenius, he enjoys motorcycle riding, playing the ukulele, and soundly defeating his eight-year-old daughter in board games. His dream is that one day SignUpGenius will finally be so intuitive and easy to use that his mom won't have to call and ask him for help.

 

Jojo Serquina

Jojo Serquina
Genius Senior Developer


Jojo is a lightning fast programmer who makes coding look as easy as a cheerleader doing the splits. Thankfully, he doesn't wear those tiny skirts to do it. When he's not making his PC smoke, he likes to grow Asian vegetables, hang out with his wife and three kids, and create complex deli sandwiches for lunch. Usually a harmless guy, Jojo will perform a throw down headlock on anyone who suggests Auburn is better than Alabama. Roll Tide Roll!

 

Cindy Stephan

Cindy Stephan
Genius Operations Admin


Cindy is the organizing Wonder Woman of our team operations. Lassoing unruly vendors into order and deflecting office crises with her indestructible bracelets are merely two weapons in her impressive arsenal. When she's not rescuing team members from the jaws of chaos, Cindy enjoys rafting, zip lining and traveling with her teen son. Her dream is to one day fly to a resort in Greece in the invisible SignUpGenius jet... if only she could find it in the parking lot.

 

Jad Talbert

Jad Talbert
Genius VP of Architecture


Jad is a technology Jedi who can architect websites even while blindfolded and attacked by a training drone. With extensive background in programming, team leadership, and information systems, Jad used to have a big wig title at a snooty tootie company - but he decided to join the Genius team when we told him we'd stock the break room with Little Debbie snack cakes. When he's not developing, discussing design patterns, or spouting Yoda quotes, Jad enjoys fishing and hunting with his teen boys. Jad's dream is to one day have Duck Dynasty contact him for assistance in using SignUpGenius to organize their family potluck.

 

Amy Tidwell

Amy Tidwell
Genius Senior Support Analyst


Amy loves to answer questions and help our fantastic SignUpGenius users. She especially appreciates when an occasional frustrated user will type in ALL CAPS and end their sentences with multiple exclamation points!!!!! When she's not instructing people on the art and science of potluck organization, she enjoys running, watching Auburn football, and singing in the choir. Her dream is that one day Siri will be able to answer the SignUpGenius questions for her and she could just take her three girls shopping.

 

Mike Vadini

Mike Vadini
Genius Founder


Mike is a serial entrepreneur, having founded SignUpGenius and so many other companies that he can hardly remember them all. In fact, sometimes when he walks into a business - he asks them if he's the owner, just to be safe. He is well-known in the managed services industry as he founded and served as the CEO of the global IT firm, TITAN GS , which was acquired by Velocity in 2014. These days he can be found travelling the world spouting out very important businessy abbreviations like EPM, SAS, CRM, ROI, and SAP to CFOs, CIOs, and CEOs. LOL! His dream is that one day SignUpGenius will organize the PGA tour and they'll let him play.

 

Kate White

Kate White
Genius Marketing Strategist


Kate has the fun job of telling every single person in the known universe about SignUpGenius (including anyone on Pluto, even if it isn't a planet). When she's not writing articles, organizing a contest, or connecting with partners... you can find her practicing yoga, baking, reading, or having a dance party with her two kids - and quite possibly doing all of that at the same time. Her dream is that one day she will be told that her main focus should be to market SignUpGenius to people on resort beaches in Jamaica and that she needs to travel there... like NOW.

 

Posted by Dan Rutledge






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