CEO and Co-Founder
Sarah Golightly provides strategic leadership as well as spearheading product design for GoLightly, Inc. An accomplished visual artist and technologist with more than 10 years of experience designing enterprise web applications, Ms. Golightly is passionate about making the web more usable and beautiful. Prior to co-founding GoLightly, Sarah did design, branding, and web site development for major corporations including Toyota, Lexus, and Blue Cross of California.
In addition to being a talented businesswoman, Ms. Golightly is a devoted mother, and a frequent
motivational speaker at conferences and meetings.
Dale John McGrew
President, CTO and Co-Founder
Dale McGrew leads the talented GoLightly technology development team. A successful entrepreneur and executive, Mr. McGrew has co-founded two firms, and as President transformed a 7 person start-up into a 35 person web development firm generating more than $2,200,000 in annual revenue, then raised over $1.25 million in venture capital that led to a successful acquisition. He has more than 15 years of software development and project management experience. Prior to GoLightly, Inc., Mr. McGrew was the Vice-President of Production at frogdesign.com, and led teams providing software for companies such as Disney, IBM, NTT, and Silicon Graphics, as well as nonprofits such as the Red Cross Bay Area.
A graduate of the University of California at San Diego, Mr. McGrew lives in Berkeley with his
wife Alissa and son, and is devoted to cultural, spiritual and community based activities.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Chris Dworin heads up GoLightly?s business development, sales, and marketing efforts. Chris was
a practicing attorney and faculty member at the University of California and then began his internet
business development career in 1995, working for companies such as AOL, MapQuest, the online file
storage company at MySpace.com, and GetActive Software. Chris is also an avid traveler who lived in
Paris for three years, and an award winning sculptor and potter whose work is held in private
collections on three continents.
Chris got his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he majored in Environmental
Studies, and his J.D. from the University of California, Davis where he was on the Law Review.
Director of Engineering
John Templeton brings strong software development and project management skills to GoLightly. John has over 22 years experience developing software and building web applications, as well as training materials for engineers and end users. He has developed customized applications for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Silicon Graphics (where he created components of an award-winning software development tool suite), and Hewlett Packard.
John received his bachelor?s degree in Information Science from University of California Santa Cruz, and studied graphic design at University of California Santa Cruz Extension.
Senior Software Engineer
Michael Norton-Lindsay brings over ten years of experience in application development
to GoLightly, along with a passion for databases and a love of
software engineering. In his previous position as a software engineer
for Macy?s advertising department he focused on internal corporate
applications supporting West Coast operations. Joining the GoLightly team
was the perfect fit for Michael, providing him a way to merge
his technical capabilities with his passion for community
Michael lives in San Rafael with his wife and son, and will soon be
marketing his wife's new lullaby album ?Lullaby Island?. Watch out
for this unique journey into slumberland.
Customer Experience Manager
Susan Emerson, with over twenty years experience in the software industry, manages community
experience for GoLightly. Susan has done software development for Hewlett-Packard and other
Silicon Valley companies, and for NASA on several Space Shuttle missions (well, she wasn?t on the
Space Shuttle missions, the software was). In addition, Susan has extensive experience in
technical support for companies such as Hyperion Solutions, now part of Oracle Corporation, and
Zip2, now part of AltaVista.
Susan received her bachelor?s degree in Government from the College of William and Mary in
Williamsburg, Virginia and has a Master?s degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.
She lives in Sonoma County with her husband, has two children in college, various animals still at
home, and a desire to help make the world a better place.
Eva Konigsberg founded and built the systems integration company Abacus, Inc. Within a few years, Abacus?s revenue - for which Eva was directly responsible - grew from $300,000 to $30 million per year. The company primarily served utilities, and won Pacific Bell?s distinguished vendor award two years in a row. After selling the business in 1993 to CIBER Network Services (CNSI), she joined CNSI as Chief Operating Officer. The company went public one year after the acquisition.
Eva holds an MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco, and is on the Advisory Board of McLaren Graduate School of Management, University of San Francisco.
Director of Network Operations
Joe Evans manages the operation and expansion of GoLightly?s network infrastructure. Joe brings to GoLightly a successful history in software development and product deployment, leading the systems integration and deployment of electronic parts catalog software at Reynolds & Reynolds, the market leader in automotive dealership management systems. He has also been the lead development engineer of TimeclockOnline.com, a successful online employee time-tracking solution, and lead project engineer at Barracuda Networks, the leading provider of enterprise-class spam firewall solutions.
Joe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
Tristan Naramore designs the usability features of GoLightly?s platform. Tristan has more than ten years experience designing and building intuitive, usable, and enjoyable user interfaces for web-based and desktop applications. He has worked with a number of web design firms, and designed interfaces and information architecture for many companies, including Wells Fargo Bank, Visa, AOL Instant Messenger, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Netscape, and Renault.
Tristan studied Film/Video, Theatre Arts, and Electronic Music at University of California Santa Cruz.
Julia Vcherashny has been designing and building web-based software in a variety of software languages and platforms for almost ten years. She has developed e-commerce and interactive web applications for companies such as eBusiness Design, RealX Software, Multimedia Live!, and Integrated Information Systems, Inc. Julia is a stickler for details, loves taking on responsibility, and has a strong commitment to quality and results.
Julia received a BS in Seismology and Dynamic Geology from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.
Jill Templeton creates user documentation for GoLightly tools. She has over twenty years experience writing for software companies, community organizations, newspapers, and schools. She received her bachelors degree in sociology from University of California Santa Cruz. Jill has an ongoing interest in early childhood education, and a passion for gardening and horticultural study.
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