Our Team

Get to know the folks behind Shmoody!
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Nate Thomas
Former VP at Goldman Sachs. Attorney. Philosophy BA from Duke and JD from Wash U. Active in recovery from addiction (8 years), meditation, yoga, and service to others.
Mike McSweeney
Head of Product
Award-winning filmmaker turned designer. Obsessed with aesthetics, mood hacking, and making tech more human through UX. Has overcome his own struggles with depression which was the source of inspiration for the app.
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Russ Console
Lead Developer
Currently serving as Shmoody's Lead Software Developer. Former US Air Force officer with an interest in personal development, blockchain, and good burgers!
Cody Jones
Senior Full-Stack Engineer
An entrepreneur, hobbyist and avid basketball fan. An average evening for him consists of playing basketball until it’s dark, and then back on his computer working on the project that has piqued his interest. Likes to stay busy and active and relaxes by playing games with friends.
Alex Hernandez
Front End Developer
Former copywriter turned developer. Music junkie and avid record collector with a passion for spreading mental wellness tools and techniques to encourage personal growth.
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Amber Perry
UX Designer
A creative problem-solver focused on the intersection of social work and UX, using her experience to challenge us all to do better. Master of Science degree in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology with 7 years of direct practice experience in various healthcare settings.
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David Rappaport
Lead Copywriter
Senior copywriter who spent 5 years working at ad agencies around the world and three more in-house. In his spare time, he makes music and writes short stories/screenplays.
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Kitty Gonzalez
Head of Coaching & Wellness
A professionally certified Life Coach & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. Passionate about using her expertise to help her clients envision and create a life of their own choosing. Her holistic approach incorporates proven coaching techniques, visioning exercises, yoga, and breathwork to remove blocks and generate powerful & intentional action.
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Pranavraj Prithviraju
Entrepreneurship Intern
Student in the Canfield Business Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Interested in entrepreneurship, business analytics, and financial technology. Passionate about mental health, physical fitness, and trying all types of new food!
Megan Pappas
Social Media Marketing Intern
Megan is from Seattle, Washington and came to Texas in 2018. She currently attends the University of North Texas studying communications and marketing. Megan is excited to be a part of the Shmoody team as she grows her communications skills.
Sathvik Allala
Marketing and PR Intern
Student at the Red McCombs School of Business and Moody College of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin. Passionate about brand storytelling and marketing. Former barista that loves coffee, gardening, painting, and listening to RnB in his free time.