Meet the Stray Boots Squad
We like to keep things simple, just like our tours. That's why we have a small, dynamic team of talented, quirky people. If you want to be a part of things, check out our job openings, and tell us why you'd make a great addition to the squad.
Avi Millman - Co-Founder, CEO
Since his "Eureka" moment in 2008 while touring Rome with his family, Avi has led the company as its chief visionary and tour creator. Avi complements his diverse business experience (organic tonic water startup, supply chain management, Caribbean ad sales), with a Princeton history degree, passion for urban travel, and expert level of nerdiness.
Scott Knackmuhs - Co-Founder, Operations
If the customer is king, then Scott presided over his coronation. Since helping to conceptualize and launch Stray Boots's first tours in 2009, Scott's mission has been to make the customer experience as good as it can be from gameplay to phone support. Before his boots began to stray, Scott was a supply chain analyst at national retailer Steve & Barry's, and a UPenn frisbee star moonlighting as a history major.
Noemi Millman - Co-Founder, Technology
The woman behind Stray Boots' technology, Noemi left her own web development firm Triopter LLC to build the company's proprietary software platform and website from scratch. She brings to Stray Boots nine years of development experience, in the for profit and non, a Princeton BA, and a proclivity for doodling horses during office meetings.
Jason Wong - Backend Development
Jason started off as a technology consultant in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Stray Boots, he spent some time working with large scale data in retail analytics. Jason has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, tries very hard to play the guitar and wins at foosball.
Rob Haydt - Mobile Application Development
As Lead Mobile Application Wrangler, Rob is focused primarily on iPhone with some Android (his mobile development predates them). He has extensive experience in product engineering, intellectual property, and state based machine design. As a technology refugee from Seattle and Boston, his background includes kernel development, distributed systems and real-time development. Rob has a Masters in Computer Science/Mathematics with a focus on Parallel Processing, Neural Networks, and AI.
Erik Nelson - Android Development
Erik joined the team as our dedicated Android wizard, rebelling against his early days of iPhone evangelism. He graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a degree in Computer Engineering, a minor in Economics, and a surprising indifference to the "Bahston Sawks". After a two-year stint on a trading desk at Barclays Capital, he returned to his roots doing what he loves: building great technology.
Leslie Bargmann - Project Manager
Leslie dabbles in all aspects of Stray Boots. While she made her way onto the team through Group Sales, she now spends her time as Coordination Queen between various departments. Prior to Stray Boots, Leslie attended Princeton where she majored in swimming and studied history on the side.
Maggie Nugent - Community Manager
As editor of content, Maggie helps create and lovingly care for the all the Stray Boots games, and spends her days agonizing over puns and pieces of trivia. Before joining Stray Boots, Maggie attended the University of New Hampshire and was the head taste-tester at her family's apple farm.
Michael Murphy - Content and Tour Creation
Murphy bailed on Midwestern life after graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Islamic Studies. Prior to Stray Boots, Murphy won second place in a paper airplane-flying contest, was a member of the juggling club, and got an A in ice skating. Today, he's acting in shows like "I Killed My BFF" and "Monsters Inside Me" while keeping all of the Stray Boots tours chic and up-to-date.
Marshal makes sure the T's are crossed and I's dotted at Stray Boots. Using ninja-level number crunching skills, he ensures the team has accurate views of the past and intelligent expectations for the future. Marshal graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Finance and Plan II Liberal Arts, is the only person in the world indifferent toward cats, and communicates primarily in mixed metaphor and cryptic simile.
Sarah Thompson - Marketing Director
Originally from Cambridge, England, Sarah has been residing in Brooklyn for the past 6 years (although her accent still remains intact). Sarah has over 10 years of marketing experience, most recently at the NYC startup Kaptur, a photo technology company that successfully gained over one million customers and was acquired by AHAlife. Outside of Stray Boots, you can find Sarah hustling on a pool table (she's quite the shark), snowboarding (or falling) on the slopes, and traveling the world (she's aiming for 40 countries by 2015).
Kinnari Shah - Event Sales Director
Kinnari is the newest addition to the Stray Boots Sales team. An epicurean and fashion enthusiast, she can be found dining at NYC's newest restaurants and even has the key to some secret spots. When she is not working hard at planning awesome events, she spends her spare time practicing yoga, biking, participating in a monthly wine club, and strutting around the city in one of her many pairs of shoes. Kinnari graduated from the Cornell School of Hospitality Administration and also holds a degree from the French Culinary Institute.