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About Us

We create smart virtual workspaces for business and non-technical teams, using proven services and products that accelerate employee on-boarding, retain company knowledge, and engage your entire organization.

Fast-growing and Fortune 500 companies trust Brikit

Our Team

Darryl Duke

Founder

About Darryl

Pathological optimist and believer in human potential. Can't resist a brilliant technology with a pretty face.

Passionate about food and sailing, avoids mixing the two.

Most recent abandoned project: learn to sleep on a plane.

Kathleen Duke

Founder

About Kathleen

Obsessed with fixing things by throwing a wrench in linear thinking. When not coding, discovering new applications for kim chee.

Warning: will stampede through crowds of children to get to a flight simulator.

Kelli Hoyt

Creative Director

About Kelli

Having traveled the globe for a dozen years, this Northwest native is happy to be back in Portland, Oregon where she leads our design team.
Playtime? Swapping pixels for paintbrushes, soaking up the rapidly disappearing days with her teenage sons, and feeding her inner City Mouse…

Catherine Norman

Advisor, Marketing

About Catherine

Wisconsin transplant now rooted in Silicon Valley. High-tech marketing and communications strategy junkie.

Occasionally sneaks out to rollerblade, followed by her animatronic teddy bear (which she truly believes is a real dog).

Robbie Lee

User Advocate

About Robbie

A sucker for house remodeling. Aside from spending torturous hours skim coating plaster walls, she's one board-start away from being a kite surfer.
Starting in 2.0, she was captivated with Confluence. If you need help, just ask. She'll find a way to make Confluence work for you.

Bridget Prendergast

Lead Designer

About Bridget

This midwest gal left home in search of adventure and has since fallen in love with all things Portland. Likes include organization, assembly instructions, collaboration, crossing things off lists, and of course…bacon!

When she’s not exercising her right brain, she’s probably taking way too many pictures of her dog, Greta.

Maggie Modersohn

Enterprise Collaboration

About Maggie

Amsterdam-based timezone and language juggler on a mission to bring distributed teams to work and serve Brikit's ever growing customer base.
If not at her desk, you will find her biking the Amsterdam canals or trying unusual food pairings. Chocolate and cheese, anyone?

Ricardo Martins

Software Engineer

About Ricardo

Your friendly neighborhood support guy based in Amsterdam. When he's not answering your questions, he is fixing bugs or making sure that our products are compatible with the latest and greatest.
He can also tell you everything about the DC and Marvel comics history and continuity, but please don't ask him if he has finished the cast puzzle level 6 he has been struggling with for weeks.

Alex Conde

Software Engineer

About Alex

Spanish by birth, Irish in his heart, and Amsterdamer by choice. Alex has extensive experience in both support and development. This Confluence connoisseur can help you get the most of your servers.
When he is not in front of a computer, he is probably playing streetball, strumming his guitar, or boating along the canals of Amsterdam. You will also find him enjoying the sunset with a cold beer in his hand on one of the many terraces of Amsterdam.

Katie Thomas

Client/Program Manager

About Katie

Once bitten by a radioactive spider, now spinning webs of collaboration. Defender of the creative potential in everyone, protector of the next big idea, fighting for all that is unique in the world.
California by birth, Netherlands
by trade.
Known for: catching last chair on the slopes, red-eye flights to the tropics, and serving up a mean Beyonce at Karaoke night.

Ada Kardos

Information Architect

About Ada

Midwest to West Coast transplant loving the lack of mosquitoes but missing evening fireflies. Thinks (probably too much) about how the things we interact with can be more useful, usable, and beautiful.
Spends the rest of her time drinking lots of tea and hanging around with her lovely family while convincing her kiddo that playing the cello, skiing, and reading comics are all excellent ways to enjoy life.

Terri Northcutt

Information Architect

About Terri

Born in California, raised in the midwest, she embodies midwestern practicality and a west-coaster's love of life. Moved to Seattle, promptly fell in love with the rain, and now considers herself a true Seattelite. A librarian by trade, she loves organizing things, making information findable, and, of course, books. When not curled up with her nose in a book and a cat on her lap, she is out running ridiculously long distances or hiking with her dog.

Dave Alston

Lead Designer

About Dave

I'm a bike obsessed designer and front-end developer originally from Northern Arizona. I've been in Portland for about 5 years and still feel lucky and excited to be in the PNW. I love helping brands find their voice and keeping up with modern web technologies.

Paige Nuzzolillo

Client Services/Training

About Paige

Connecticut native who spent years living in bustling NYC and Spain, was motivated to make a recent move to the PNW because of the endless mountains and water for play. Excited by teamwork, teaching, elegant UX, adventuring, closing JIRA tickets, road-tripping, writing instructions and documentation, finding new bands to sing along to, climbing mountains and mastering new software.

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Our Values

We are passionate about our values. They drive our thoughts and actions in work and life. By them we measure ourselves, our products and services, and our company.

Make Life Beautiful

We create beautiful spaces that reflect a community's identity so members feel they belong and want to contribute. Design is our primary weapon against complexity and chaos. We use design to enrich experience and enhance understanding. We tease challenges apart until solutions are simple to build and intuitive to use. We trust the whitespace.

Fuel the Collective Mind

We believe there are geometric curves for human potential. We build products that connect people with common goals, shared interests, and relevant experience. We promote experimentation, organize ideas, and simplify presentation to stimulate creativity and sharing. Engagement in this way can be explosive.

Trust People

Trust weaves us together, into a fabric. Our trust creates partnership and powerful community. Our trust conveys freedom and unleashes creativity. Our trust builds each other as individuals. We can't imagine working without giving and earning trust every day.

Be Smart, Keep Learning

Being smart means bringing everything we've got, and mixing it together on tough problems. Our strongest efforts reach for simple solutions, easily communicated, and within reach. For us smart is not a quality or state. The universe is expanding, and by exploring our limits, we gain the joy of learning.

Own It

Without a catalyst, change rarely happens. Great change needs a champion to bring ideas and experience and hard work together. Our people take ownership and find ways to improve ourselves, our customers and our products, and our communities.