About Envy


The Made With Envy team
Nathaniel Bibler
Tyler Hunt
Jacob Swanner
Mark Kendall
Jennifer Borders
Nick Walsh
Dray Lacy
Bernie Mapili
Matt Schultz
Drew Powers
John Wilson
Ayana Campbell Smith
Charlie Celaya

The Team

Envy is 95% people, 5% snacks & coffee. But mostly people.

Executive Director

Nathaniel Bibler

As [a/an] Executive DirectorPosition at Envy, Nathaniel heads up the leadership and development teamsRole. Number 8594Random in his class, he graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Computer EngineeringDegree. Outside of Envy, Nathaniel enjoys video gamesHobby 1, foodHobby 2, and can be bribed with coffeeWeakness.

Elsewhere:

Projects on which Nathaniel played an integral role include:

  • Endless source of early 2000s romantic comedy references
  • Also responsible for Human Resources at Envy
  • Possesses a silky smooth radio voice

Developer

Tyler Hunt

As [a/an] DeveloperPosition at Envy, Tyler crafts the architecture and functionality of applicationsRole. Number 6150Random in his class, he graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Computer ScienceDegree. Outside of Envy, Tyler enjoys baking breadHobby 1, mixing cocktailsHobby 2, and can be bribed with exotic ingredientsWeakness.

Elsewhere:

Projects on which Tyler played an integral role include:

  • Avoids using the same backdrop for video calls by redecorating constantly
  • Is secretly John Groban
  • Most likely Envy-er to survive the collapse of society

Developer

Jacob Swanner

As [a/an] DeveloperPosition at Envy, Jacob crafts the architecture and functionality of applicationsRole. Number 1776Random in his class, he graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Information Systems TechnologyDegree. Outside of Envy, Jacob enjoys cookingHobby 1, hikingHobby 2, and can be bribed with foodWeakness.

Elsewhere:

Projects on which Jacob played an integral role include:

  • Seemingly unaffected by spice or hot sauce of any kind
  • Can smell or sense the presence of a Tesla supercharger. We’re not sure which
  • As resident keyboard connoisseur, his may have more complicated innards than our laptops

Development Director

Mark Kendall

As [a/an] Development DirectorPosition at Envy, Mark leads our team of developersRole. Number 1213Random in his class, he graduated from FITSchool with a degree in Computer ScienceDegree. Outside of Envy, Mark enjoys Gundam model kitsHobby 1, anything soccer relatedHobby 2, and can be bribed with fruit snacksWeakness.

Elsewhere:

Projects on which Mark played an integral role include:

  • Envy record holder for most clients found while spending a day at Disney
  • Keenly aware that the plural of LEGO is not LEGOs
  • Often more excited about a clients’ product than the client

Project Director

Jennifer Borders

As [a/an] Project DirectorPosition at Envy, Jennifer manages communication and schedulingRole. Number 1977Random in her class, she graduated from Valencia CollegeSchool with a degree in Office AdministrationDegree. Outside of Envy, Jennifer enjoys home DIY projectsHobby 1, LEGOHobby 2, and can be bribed with donutsWeakness.

Elsewhere:

Projects on which Jennifer played an integral role include:

    • Most likely employee to be late due to animal-related road blockage
    • Probably moonlights as a court stenographer
    • Her lone kryptonite: the smell of bleach (shhh)

    Design Director

    Nick Walsh

    As [a/an] Design DirectorPosition at Envy, Nick leads our team of designersRole. Number 2020Random in his class, he graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Digital MediaDegree. Outside of Envy, Nick enjoys runningHobby 1, home improvementHobby 2, and can be bribed with licorice and whiskey but probably not at the same timeWeakness.

    Elsewhere:

    Projects on which Nick played an integral role include:

    • Least vertically challenged staffer
    • Regardless of current timezone differences, first person awake
    • Has eaten almonds + rice for lunch long enough that people have stopped making fun of it

    Developer

    Dray Lacy

    As [a/an] DeveloperPosition at Envy, Dray crafts the architecture and functionality of applicationsRole. Number 4200Random in his class, he graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Information TechnologyDegree. Outside of Envy, Dray enjoys drawingHobby 1, runningHobby 2, and can be bribed with Blue Star DonutsWeakness.

    Elsewhere:

    Projects on which Dray played an integral role include:

    • Regularly defies the laws of physics by turning an entire bag of coffee into one ounce of cold brew
    • Averages one container of cream cheese per bagel
    • Rainstorms during his scheduled haircuts have pushed far beyond coincidence

    Finance

    Bernie Mapili

    As [a/an] FinancePosition at Envy, Bernie handles the accountingRole. Number 2009Random in his class, he graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Accounting and a Master’s in TaxationDegree. Outside of Envy, Bernie enjoys martial artsHobby 1, travelingHobby 2, and can be bribed with food (especially Filipino or Columbian)Weakness.

    Elsewhere:

    Projects on which Bernie played an integral role include:

      • If it’s not tax season, we probably don’t know where he is
      • I think he spends more time playing laser tag than sitting at his desk
      • Seriously though, there’s a lot of mail here

      Developer

      Matt Schultz

      As [a/an] DeveloperPosition at Envy, Matt crafts the architecture and functionality of applicationsRole. Number 4590Random in his class, he graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Digital MediaDegree. Outside of Envy, Matt enjoys rock climbingHobby 1, finding Nick’s videos and screencasts and taking unflattering, single-frame screenshots, usually when he’s mid-blinkHobby 2, and can be bribed with Bennigan’s gift cardsWeakness.

      Elsewhere:

      Projects on which Matt played an integral role include:

      • Anything above 60°F is shorts and flip-flop weather
      • Averages 10.25 empty aluminum cans in and around his desk
      • Currently has the most trophies of any employee. Some are his

      Front-End

      Drew Powers

      As [a/an] Front-EndPosition at Envy, Drew perfects the interactive layer of an applicationRole. Number 1221Random in his class, he graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Studio ArtDegree. Outside of Envy, Drew enjoys rock climbingHobby 1, readingHobby 2, and can be bribed with stroopwafelsWeakness.

      Elsewhere:

      Projects on which Drew played an integral role include:

      • Understands that his obsession with coffee is a curse and responsibility, not a gift
      • Final arbitrator for font choices on any project
      • Office plant whisperer. Verdict’s out on whether that whisper is death

      Front-End

      John Wilson

      As [a/an] Front-EndPosition at Envy, John perfects the interactive layer of an applicationRole. Number 7777Random in his class, he graduated from Full Sail UniversitySchool with a degree in Graphic DesignDegree. Outside of Envy, John enjoys tennisHobby 1, readingHobby 2, and can be bribed with Justin’s Peanut Butter CupsWeakness.

      Elsewhere:

      Projects on which John played an integral role include:

      • Celebrates weight gain. We hate him too
      • Most likely employee to know what ingredients are in his food at any given moment
      • If dad jokes were a form of energy, he’d power the globe

      Designer

      Ayana Campbell Smith

      As [a/an] DesignerPosition at Envy, Ayana simplifies and adorns complex interfacesRole. Number 1001Random in her class, she graduated from UCFSchool with a degree in Graphic DesignDegree. Outside of Envy, Ayana enjoys being lame? (trying new restaurants and binge watching Parks and Recreation)Hobby 1, finding recipes on Pinterest and pretending to know how to cookHobby 2, and can be bribed with ice cream and Hamilton ticketsWeakness.

      Elsewhere:

      Projects on which Ayana played an integral role include:

      • Envy best desk award, two years running
      • Even her early design work is annoyingly good. The rest of us conveniently lose ours
      • Possesses the unique ability to make any inanimate object look happy

      VP of Sales

      Charlie Celaya

      As [a/an] VP of SalesPosition at Envy, Charlie shares our story and servicesRole. Number 1972Random in his class, he graduated from University of PhoenixSchool with a degree in Information TechnologyDegree. Outside of Envy, Charlie enjoys fitnessHobby 1, bonsaiHobby 2, and can be bribed with dark chocolateWeakness.

      Elsewhere:

      Projects on which Charlie played an integral role include:

        • Fluent in English, Spanish, and Spanglish. Maybe Russian too, we haven’t checked
        • Cheers for Tampa Bay sports teams. We feel bad for him also
        • Likely the only Envy employee ever who is energized by conversation

        Our Story

        Made With Envy (formerly Envy Labs) started as a web consultancy in 2009 by the Four Great Ones1: Gregg Pollack, Nathaniel Bibler, Tyler Hunt, and Thomas Meeks. The name was a natural progression from Gregg’s blog/podcast/business, Rails Envy.

        1 Editor’s note: nobody actually calls them that.

        Back in 2005, David Heinemeier Hansson’s famous 15-minute demo lit a small spark that would eventually set the web community ablaze with Ruby on Rails. In its wake, Envy grew as a premier Ruby on Rails shop known for high-quality work and personalized service. The once-ragtag crew of freelance developers now had insurance, PTO, and other things real adults had while still pursuing their passions.

        A remnant from Gregg’s developer podcasting days, education remained a core value of the flourishing company. As an alternative to lengthy setup times and theoretical manuals rife in the programming realm, they developed Rails for Zombies: an interactive, themed online course that was far more effective in its approach. Zombies was an instant success, and the overwhelmingly-positive response led to the formation of Code School in 2011. It launched with only a few courses in its library, but would quickly amass dozens over the coming years.

        In 2013, Code School and Envy parted ways so that the former could pursue a product-oriented path while Envy remained a client-focused consultancy. Code School went on to be acquired by Pluralsight in 2014. Envy Labs hung up its lab coat, sold its beakers, and continued working on products as simply Made With Envy. Though Ruby on Rails continues to be the consultancy’s prize pet, they’ve expanded their specialization beyond that to include the latest JavaScript libraries & frameworks.

        Our Space

        Creative people crave a creative, collaborative space. We’re proud to call Orlando our home, and often find our gaze wandering to Lake Eola.

        Envy’s Downtown Orlando office
        Envy’s Downtown Orlando office
        Envy’s Downtown Orlando office
        Envy’s Downtown Orlando office
        Envy’s Downtown Orlando office

        Contact Us

        Made With Envy
        111 North Magnolia Avenue · Suite 1575
        Orlando, FL 32801

        Email: hello@madewithenvy.com
        Phone: 844.310.0257

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