Our Team

Our team is made up of technologists, researchers, and designers who are passionate about bringing great technology and user centered design to governments. We bring this passion to every client relationship we have.

Tamara
Manik-Perlman

CEO

Tamara leads company strategy, operations, and user research at NextRequest. She’s committed to building cities, governments, and technologies that are both equitable and delightful. In 2013 she was a fellow at Code for America. Previously, she worked at Azavea where she led the spatial analysis and UX design teams and managed the development of web and mobile applications for clients ranging from local non-profits to federal agencies.

She studied Anthropology at Swarthmore College and did graduate work in Geography at Temple University. Outside the office she splits her time between backpacking in national parks and tinkering with sensors.

Andy Hull

CTO

Andy sets the technical direction for NextRequest. Before starting NextRequest, Andy was part of the San Francisco Code for America fellowship team. Over the past ten years Andy has worked with government agencies, academic research groups, libraries, non-profits, and think tanks to create user-centered web applications.

He holds a BA in Geography and an MS in Information Science, both from the University of North Carolina.

Reed Duecy-Gibbs

COO

Reed is the Chief Operating Officer and leads product design and business development for NextRequest. He focuses on making applications that are simple, beautiful, and easy to use. Prior to NextRequest, Reed was a fellow with Code for America and before that he was a Fulbright Scholar working on projects to make urban development information more accessible in Istanbul. In his free time he likes running, making things with his hands, and a good IPA.

Reed holds a Masters degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Colorado College.

Emily Berkeley

Senior Developer

Emily is an engineer who likes building stuff and cleaning up code. Having worked with municipal, state, and federal agencies for years, she's excited to be working to simplify the process of releasing public records. She has a BA in Physics from Kenyon College and MSCE and MCP degrees from UC-Berkeley.

Rachel Meresman

Customer Experience Manager

Rachel manages everything customer-facing for NextRequest, including on-boarding, training, and ongoing support. Before NextRequest she was the product manager at TaroWorks, where she helped build tools for collecting data and managing field operations in emerging markets. She is a Bay Area native and holds a B.A. in English from Oberlin College.

Michael Goode

Account Executive

Michael has worked for both technology companies and local governments and was an AmeriCorp member out of college. He loves bringing these interests and experiences to NextRequest, helping governments solve their problems. In college he participated in theater, as well as speech and debate. Michael grew up in Nebraska where he graduated with a BA from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Corey Andrade

Account Executive

Corey has been working with local and state governments since 2013. Prior to joining NextRequest Corey worked with local government agencies helping them use tools to identify and manage grant opportunities. He likes being of service and finding new ways to solve old problems using technology. Corey is pro all things Massachusetts!

Rosellen Rother

Customer Support Specialist

As the Customer Support Specialist, Rosellen helps make sure every customer has the best experience possible using NextRequest. Before joining the team, she worked as an Account Manager at Mommy Nearest helping family-friendly businesses reach local families. She's proud to be the self-nominated company party planner and chef, loves to travel and be outdoors. Rosellen was born in San Diego and holds a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Spanish from UCSB.

Jordan Pailthorpe

UI/UX Designer

Originally from the Boston area, Jordan has worked on products ranging from digital multiplayer games and civic engagement applications to international research studies. Previously a product designer at the Emerson College Engagement Lab, Jordan is now doing all things design at NextRequest. When not behind a computer or in front of a white board, you can find him riding motorcycles, backpacking national parks, and hosting game nights. Jordan holds an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Emerson College.

Ali Wamberg

Marketing Lead

Midwest born and raised, Ali has found her forever home in the Bay Area. Ali heads up marketing at NextRequest and came to us with over 8 years of experience in bringing startup stories to life. 

Ali studied Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University and has an MBA from Loyola University Chicago. When she’s not working on building brands and communities she's usually cooking up a storm or exploring with her dogs.

Ruben Cruz

Junior Developer

Ruben is a software developer who loves to code and build software for his community. Before working at NextRequest, Ruben worked with local non-profit organizations in Durham, NC. Throughout his spare time, he enjoys hiking trails, hanging with his pets and solving programming problems.

Yohanan Assefa

Junior Developer

Yohanan is a junior developer with a keen interest in civic tech. She is excited to work on software that enables local governments to efficiently process freedom of information requests. Prior to joining NextRequest, she worked in the nonprofit sector where she supported democracy activists and civil society organizations in East Africa who sought to hold their governments accountable. Yohanan has a certificate in Web Development from the Turing School of Software and Design and holds a Masters degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University.