Meet the Bosses

 

Caitlin Birkenbuel

Sales Development Manager

Experience: A Relationship Builder with 10+ years experience in Sales & Marketing for Technology Corporations & Startups

Best thing about my job: I enjoy meeting with and getting to know my Community Managers. I like laying out a great plan for implementation and coming up with unique solutions for each community. Seeing how quickly their parking has improved is the reward.

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Best movie/show ever: My all time favorite movie is Gone With the Wind. As a child I watched it over and over again. I loved the costumes and the characters. As I got older I realized what a marvel the film was especially for its time considering the set design and all of the details that went into it. No CG back then.
My favorite food: My favorite food would be Indian, my favorite dish is Mutter Paneer. Makes me miss living in the city just talking about it...
I love to visit: I do not have a favorite place to visit but really enjoy traveling and visiting new places. However, I do have one tradition on every vacation, I must visit at least one thrift or antique store. Recently I made my Husband walk an extra 10 blocks so I could rummage through a Salvation Army.
I root for: I love Sports. I was raised watching both American Football and European Football (Soccer). I love the Seahawks and Sounders. I also enjoy watching the San Antonio Spurs but basketball is fairly new to me.
Best concert attended: I would have to go with my most recent experience of seeing Eddie Veddar and Pearl Jam play the home show in Seattle. The energy of the crowd was incredible.
Favorite TV show as kid: I loved Pippi Longstockings. The show. The book. The movie. All of it!
I’d like to meet (living or dead): This is a hard one. I would like to meet Michelangelo. He was so far ahead of his time when it came to to understanding space and of course a creative genius.
Four-legged friend: I have 3 four legged friends: Dottie: my crazy energetic 10lb rat terrier, Miles: my mellow 30lb rat terrier/chihuahua mix (yes, that is not a typo he is 30lbs +), and Yoda: my sweet and perfect tabby cat.
When not working, I enjoy: Spending time with my fun-loving husband, my great friends and family. Our weekends are full of activities. There is something totally satisfying about digging in the dirt and I love working in my yard and improving my novice gardening skills. I also like to volunteer and give back. I recently put on a wine walk series that was a fundraiser for my local town, this was great to combine my love of Vino and community.
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Kylee Christensen

Operations Manager

Best thing about my job: Working together as a team and thinking of new ideas to make Parking Boss the best that it can be.

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Best movie/show ever: The Breakfast Club, Begin Again (movies) - The Office, Doctor Who, Parks & Rec (TV)
My favorite food: Anything and everything that has to do with Pizza, or a good cheese plate/charcuterie board.
I love to visit: Dublin, Ireland or my hometown, Las Vegas
I root for: Seahawks
Best concert attended: Spice Girls, Las Vegas 1999(ish)
Favorite TV show as kid: VH1 Pop Up Music Videos - does that count? :)
I’d like to meet (living or dead): Marilyn Monroe
Four-legged friend: My puppy “Lizzy” (Jindo/mix)
When not working, I enjoy: Being with friends, trying new places to eat, baking, and traveling
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Kimmy Donato

Customer Success Manager

Experience: 13 years in the people business. Focusing on developing ways to enhance, improve and create the ultimate customer experience. Customer Service is my specialty.

Best thing about my job: What I like most about my job is connecting with all different types of people. I enjoy helping others and being able to answer their questions. Most importantly, I continue to learn everyday working within a smart, creative and innovative team.

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Best movie/show ever: Lost in Translation. Really, anything with Bill Murray.
My favorite food: All asian foods especially noodles & dumplings.
I love to visit: My favorite place to vacation is Hawaii.
I root for: Seattle Storm
Best concert attended: Kendrick Lamar, Tacoma 2017
Favorite TV show as kid: The Simpsons
I’d like to meet (living or dead): Prince or Whoopie Goldberg (as Dolores Van Cartier)
Four-legged friend: “Cohen”, black & white Shih Tzu
When not working, I enjoy: Golfing and cooking
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Joel DuChesne

Co-founder

Experience: 25 years of creating visual experiences that help sell products and services. Over 7 years of parking consulting.

Best thing about my job: When customers tell us our product makes their job easier. Problem solving. Also, the people on this page.

+ Fun-facts about Joel...

Best movie/show ever: Patriot Games & Star Wars
My favorite food: Anything Mexican
I love to visit: Antibes, France and Oregon Coast
I root for: US Soccer, nice people
Best concert attended: Depeche Mode, Portland 1990
Favorite TV show as kid: Silver Spoons or Banana Splits
I’d like to meet (living or dead): Neil Armstrong
Four-legged friend: “Gizmo” (actually my wife‘s Burmese)
When not working, I enjoy: Being with my wife and kids, holidays & birthdays with extended family, church.
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Leah Griffiths

Design & Marketing Manager

Experience: 5 years creating visual design and marketing tactics for startups, with a background in fine arts and a foundation in providing great customer experiences.

Best thing about my job: People make all the difference, and I love the team here. Joel and Nathan have fostered an environment where we can learn and grow together. Everybody is smart, considerate, and hard-working. I enjoy the freedom to contribute my own ideas and take ownership.

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Best movie/show ever: My favorite movie(s) are the Lord of The Rings (I saw the first one 10 times in theater as a teenager). Favorite tv show (recently)...I found The OA really fascinating and well written. And the Handmaid’s Tale. And Stranger Things. I need to catch up on Game of Thrones. That’s definitely more than one.
My favorite food: Kafe Neo! It’s delicious Greek/American food.
I love to visit: I’ve only been up and down the West coast from Canada to Mexico, but I’m a true PNW girl. Washington will always be home. I love visiting the San Juan Islands the most. We spent a lot of Summers there when I was young, so they hold a special nostalgia for me.
I root for: Gandalf. That counts, right?
Best concert attended: I enjoy going to shows, so this is a tough one. My favorite is tied between two: an MxPx show at El Corazon in Seattle (2004) and the Crywolf concert I saw last year in Portland, OR.
Favorite TV show as kid: We watched a lot of WB and Ace Acme cartoons as kids on Saturday mornings. One of my favorite childhood movies was this strange animated movie called “Samson and Sally, Song of the Whales”. I watched it obsessively.
I’d like to meet (living or dead): C.S. Lewis. His philosophies and perspectives are incredibly interesting. I would love to sit in on a conversation between him and the other Inklings like Tolkien.
Four-legged friend: I’m a cat person. We have two cats, Calvin and Munch.
When not working, I enjoy: Creative outlets; drawing, reading, and cosplay. The last few years I’ve been attending Emerald City Comicon with my son, and it’s fun to plan and create costumes together.
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Nathan LeMesurier

Co-founder

Experience: 20 years experience designing and building software products. 7 years as an HOA board member.

Best thing about my job: I get to work with a great team to make nice, helpful, easy-to-use things.

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Best movie/show ever: Parks and Rec
My favorite food: Pasta. All the pasta.
I love to visit: Somewhere I've never been before
I root for: Our team
Best concert attended: Kishi Bashi at the Showbox in Seattle, 2016
Favorite TV show as kid: Hawaii Five-O
I’d like to meet (living or dead): TBD
Four-legged friend: “Pepper” (Brussels Griffon)
When not working, I enjoy: Learning new things
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Nathan Northy

HOA Account Executive

Experience: 10 Years of team management and retail sales experience across multiple backgrounds helps me to truly understand my customer’s needs.

Best thing about my job: I enjoy working for a company that does the right thing. Our job is to make sure that our communities find success in parking solutions. We are only successful if our communities are successful. I really enjoy helping people!

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Best movie/show ever: The Office. My favorite character would have to be Creed simply because he is so cringe worthy.
My favorite food/place to eat: There are so many great places to eat in the Seattle area, however, In-N-Out Burger has to be my all-time favorite place to eat. 2x2 with animal fries.
I love to visit: The Pacific Coast! From northern Washington down to San Diego, I can’t think of anything more relaxing than being at the beach!
I root for: Being born and raised in the PNW, I’ve gotta go Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, and Portland Trail Blazers!
Best concert attended: The Eagles (Seattle 2017) I LOVE the Eagles!
Favorite TV show as kid: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was my favorite as a child, and now I get to watch it again with my daughter!
I’d like to meet (living or dead): Martin Luther King Jr
Four-legged friend: I would have a dog, but I can’t where I live right now.
When not working, I enjoy: I enjoy playing my guitar, finding new music, going to concerts, hanging out with my wife and daughter, doing things with friends, Seattle’s coffee and restaurant scene, and getting my steps in each day.
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Marques Oliver

Director of Enforcement

Experience: US Army combat veteran. 15 years of managing, owning, and operating private guard & patrol companies across multiple states.

Best thing about my job: I like being a part of a free thinking, capable innovative team. Although “parking” isn’t a sexy sell, we do solve a problem that affects almost everyone, and do it well!

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Best movie/show ever: Back to the Future: 2, 1, and 3 (in that order)
My favorite food/place to eat: My dining room
I love to visit: Can’t say, its a big planet!
I root for: Baltimore Ravens and the underdogs of (insert) sport
Best concert attended: Jay-Z & Beyoncé “On the Run Tour” Rose Bowl
Favorite TV show as kid: Bill Nye (the science guy) and/or American Gladiators (the tennis ball gun was pure epicness!)
I’d like to meet (living or dead): My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great paternal grandfather
Four-legged friend: TBD
When not working, I enjoy: Not working
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Jennifer Staplin

Director of Accounts

Best thing about my job: I love everything about my job!

+ Fun-facts about Jennifer...

Best movie/show ever: The Goonies, Clue, and The Usual Suspects
My favorite food: I love all food but I’m happiest when eating a proper Philly Cheesesteak sandwich or anything from DiNic's at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.
I love to visit: Any place with a beach, water/waves and the sun!
I root for: I root for the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers, Phillies, Flyers and also the UW Huskies!
Best concert attended: David Byrne-May 2018 / Bob Dylan-October 17, 2014 and May 1996
Favorite TV show as kid: The Wonder Years, MASH and SNL
I’d like to meet (living or dead): Bob Dylan, David Byrne, John Madden, JRR Tolkien, Agatha Christie, Charles Bukowski, Benjamin Franklin, Robin Williams, Mozart, Beethoven, and Nikola Tesla
Four-legged friend: “Kalakala”, Beagle/Jack Russell Mix
When not working, I enjoy: Spending as much time as possible with my dog, my family and my friends; especially when we are boating!
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Parking Boss Funko Freddy

Mascot

Best thing about my job: Just hangin’ out on people’s desks.