Our Brilliant Team
CEO and Software Engineer
Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with FileMaker (certified in all versions) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone and web app integration with WordPress. He also knows Apple technology inside and out.
Dr. Brenda Cimbura
Brenda is responsible for LuminFire’s strategic operations, marketing, and communications. She will ensure that you have the best experience working with LuminFire. Brenda has her doctorate in administration and is an expert idea generator and communicator with award winning projects that have appeared on television, web, and in print. Brenda has taught graduate level courses… Read more about Dr. Brenda Cimbura
CTO / CISO
Nick has a degree in Multimedia Design and over 20 years of experience working in web development and digital media. In his career he’s built or rebuilt just about every kind of website, including many content management systems (before WordPress), several custom e-commerce systems, and hundreds of websites. Widely regarded as an expert developer, Nick… Read more about Nick Ciske
Director of Marketing & Business Development
With over twenty years of leadership in operations and business development in both non-profit and for-profit organizations, Joelle brings a well-rounded perspective to the things that matter most to business owners and the people who support them. Joelle loves people and genuinely cares about helping with the challenges they face, and as the head of… Read more about Joelle Friesen
Director of Project Management
With more than two decades of experience in project management, Sarah is an expert at managing a myriad of project details and communicating project milestones to clients. Upbeat and optimistic, Sarah charts a clear path forward for our projects – and bumps in the road do not deter her. She capably keeps project teams and… Read more about Sarah Scharff
Kristina is passionate about people. With experience in various leadership roles, she holds a diverse portfolio of skills in project management, marketing, and accounting. She enjoys problem solving, strategic thinking, and increasing efficiencies in every area of business. Ideation is her strong suit, as she always has ideas on how to improve customer experiences and… Read more about Kristina
Marty has been fascinated with computers since he received a Commodore 64 as a child. Marty prides himself as being a Jack of “Quite A Few” Trades. Before becoming a WordPress fanatic he worked for many years in the IT industry. He’s worked with most of the major operating systems out there, networking, and hardware/software… Read more about Marty
Jack has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. He has a passion for developing innovative software solutions and pushing himself to learn about the latest software technologies.
Shawn is a highly skilled developer with many years of FileMaker and IT experience supporting Mac and Windows systems. Shawn has extensive experience in the printing industry and worked for Apple, Inc. before joining LuminFire. He also has talents in photography, graphic design, and musical theatre.
Matt is a highly skilled developer with over 13+ years of FileMaker and IT experience supporting Mac and Windows systems. Matt is a specialist in FileMaker Pro database development, graphic design, and HTML/CSS/PHP as well as proficient at Mac network administration, installation, and troubleshooting.
Jon has been developing FileMaker solutions and working in the Technology industry as an IT Director for more than 15 years, specializing in helping clients reach their goals through creative and efficient solutions. Jon is experienced in all things Macintosh including Mac OS X Server. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree… Read more about Jon
As a web development professional with over 8 years of experience in Web Development, Jacob’s unique abilities span from the ability to optimize mobile friendly responsive front facing developments, to crafting back-end systems. His skills with WordPress are very detail oriented. Additionally, Jacob’s skills administering servers or hosting environments include continuous integration and server security.
Dan has been developing FileMaker solutions since FileMaker Pro version 2 and has over 20 years experience supporting Apple technologies. He served as an IT Director for a Macintosh-based business and was an Apple Store Genius. Dan is passionate about using technology to enhance efficiency and collaboration in the business environment. In his spare time… Read more about Dan
Software Engineer, GIS Specialist
Andy is a computer geek with an affinity for the natural world. He’s been developing FileMaker and web solutions for more than 15 years. He excels at working with spatial data, creating maps, navigating legacy systems, and making the complex simple. Andy has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s in Geographic Information Science… Read more about Andy
Tim loves people, problem solving, and ensuring that projects run smoothly. Having held a variety of leadership roles, Tim is adept at hearing and creatively responding to the needs of those he is serving. Beyond the professional, Tim loves sports, music, and is an insatiable learner.