Our Brilliant Team

Our Brilliant Team

Tim Cimbura

CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more efficient, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with FileMaker (certified in versions 8-17) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone and web app integration with WordPress. He knows Apple technology inside and out.

Brenda Cimbura

Dr. Brenda Cimbura

COO

Brenda is responsible for LuminFire 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 projects that have appeared on television, web, and in print. Brenda has taught graduate level courses and spoken on various leadership topics. Brenda is… Read more about Dr. Brenda Cimbura

Nick Ciske

Nick Ciske

CTO and Software Engineer

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

Scott Ivester

VP Digital Solutions

With an extensive background in digital business development, web services, and products, Scott applies creativity, problem-solving strategies, and innovation to his role at LuminFire as Vice President of Digital Solutions. Scott’s primary responsibilities include: managing the development process, building trusting client relationships, working alongside project management on client outcomes, providing leadership to the development team,… Read more about Scott Ivester

Joelle Friesen

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

Sarah Scharff

Director of Project Management

Sarah has more than two decades of experience in project management. In the same way computer apps depend on source code for getting things done, she’s our secret code for tackling to-do lists and processing a myriad of daily details. Upbeat and optimistic, she charts a clear course and steers clear of road blocks before… Read more about Sarah Scharff

Kristina

Project Coordinator

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

Andrew

Software Engineer

Andrew is a software engineer specializing in web, WordPress, JavaScript, etc.

Marty

Marty

Software Engineer

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

Software Engineer

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.

Mindy

Software Engineer

Mindy has a keen eye for design and excels at developing user-friendly and aesthetically attractive websites & mobile apps for clients.  She loves digging into code and creating amazing solutions. She and her husband Matt have 2 elementary-aged daughters.

Shawn

Shawn

Software Engineer

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.

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Matt

Software Engineer

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

Jon

Software Engineer

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

Jacob

Jacob

Systems Engineer

As a web development professional with over 6 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

Dan

Software Engineer

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

Andy

Andy

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

Angie

Marketing Assistant

Angie is a passionate communicator and people-person with the experience that makes her an excellent assistant. She is a responsive and diligent listener with an infectious and positive attitude and a focused spirit that can get just about anything done. A freshman in college, Angie shows expertise that is well beyond her years. Angie enjoys spending… Read more about Angie

Rocky

Project Coordinator

Tim loves people, problem solving, and ensuring that projects that 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.