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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
Chief Product Officer
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.
Russ Riser
Currently serving as Shmoody's CTO. Former US Air Force officer with an interest in personal development, blockchain, and good burgers!
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Kitty Gonzalez
Head of Coaching & Wellness
A professionally certified Life Coach & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. 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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Amber Perry
UX Researcher & 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.
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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David Rappaport
Lead Copywriter
Senior copywriter who spent 5 years working at ad agencies around the world and 3 more in-house. In his spare time, he makes music and writes short stories/screenplays. 
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Maddie Nguyen
Social Media & Marketing Intern
Social media enthusiast and typical Gen Z-er who loves aesthetics and graphic design. She is an advertising major with a business minor at the University of Texas at Austin and is also involved in IM soccer and taking care of her goldendoodle, Beans, in her free time.
Aubrey Wagner
Social Media & Marketing Intern
TikTok lover and all-around creative from Ohio that moved South to go to the University of South Carolina- Go Cocks! She moved to Austin to pursue her dream in digital marketing and loves watching comfort sitcoms and dancing in her free time!
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