Although Tyler is relatively new to the WordPress world he was hired to amorphously help out across EDD and her sister ships. In attempts to join Kyle, Phil, and Daniel, he initially tried out for lead vocals but had to settle on being the team's chef. Rumor has it he'll attend open tryouts next year.
As a guy who does a bunch of a different stuff, he spends most of his time working on business development, marketing, support, and attending conferences.
When not in front of computer screens you'll find him drawing in notebooks, sharpening his chef knives, obsessing over vinyl and tube amps, or tuning his bicycles.
Drew has been a member of the Sandhills team since 2016, having initially worked on the AffiliateWP team for the better part of 18 months where he cut his teeth on updating the coding infrastructure, fixing bugs, and introducing some much needed developer features, among other things.
He has always enjoyed what he calls "the challenge", which is pretty much just another way of saying he wants to "constantly work on new and interesting things" – not a problem here! When Drew was asked to rewrite the Reports API for EDD 3.0 in early 2018, he jumped on it.
These days, Drew is spending most of his time working on a new Sandhills eCommerce product called SellBird, which is going to revolutionize selling digital products online. When he's not pounding out code, Drew likes to travel, drink craft beer (especially Chickadee from Sandhills Brewing!), and speak at community events under his unofficially official title of "Chief Bottle Washer."
Mandy joined the EDD team in 2018 as a content writer and churns out multiple blog posts every week.
She is a lifelong professional musician and digital product maker who founded her own soundware label Looplicious in 2016, and has been writing and editing copy, creating products, artwork, demos, and otherwise contributing to a variety of digital product websites along the way.
When she's not writing articles, Mandy can be found writing and recording music, tracking down cute animals to cuddle, attending hot yoga classes, doing random creative projects, and adventuring around the planet.
Joldis Mihai Alexandru
Just your regular European guy from Romania that people often say sounds Russian. Born in Romania in a small used to be mining town. Proud husband and father!
Kyle is the go to guy for any lead guitar or marketing related needs at EDD. He's been developing websites since 2009 and loves making WordPress plugins.
Additionally Kyle enjoys brewing (and drinking) craft beer in his home state of Michigan where that kind of thing is quite popular. There are very few varieties he'll turn down when offered but a hop-heavy IPA or a barrel aged anything will typically get him quite excited.
During the day, Kyle divides his time between organizing WordPress events in Jackson and Ann Arbor, preparing talks for WordCamps, co-hosting a WordPress advice podcast, hacking on his latest plugin project, and helping EDD customers make their online stores flourish.
Pippin originally started Easy Digital Downloads back one fine day in April 2012. He’s the Lead Support Technician and makes sure all the Core Developers have enough coffee (excluding Chris)!
Pippin’s specialities includes remembering every single Easy Digital Downloads function off the top of his head and (no joke) he’s solved a support request within 30 seconds. We all just stared in awe. You can connect with Pippin on Twitter and view his plethora of knowledge on Pippin’s Plugins.
Sean has been an Easy Digital Downloads user since early 2013. Starting off as a regular user looking for a way to distribute his WordPress themes, it wasn’t long before he began transitioning from user to contributing developer.
As a WordPress theme developer, Sean took an interest in building new themes that focused on integrating with Easy Digital Downloads. Before we knew it, he had become an active part of the community.
After originally joining the team as a part-time Support Technician, Sean is now a full-time theme wrangler and junior developer.
After spending 8 years in Media Advertising and Marketing, Lisa dipped her toe into the WordPress industry in 2014. In 2015 she took the leap, leaving Advertising behind to hone her red-penning and writing skills as The WordMaid. Lisa heads up Marketing for Sandhills Development and helps with marketing, content, and affiliate management for Easy Digital Downloads.
When she’s not at her computer, Lisa’s loves are taking her pooch Jaco for long walks through the bush or along sandy shores, and listening to (mainly rock) music (and pretending she’s the next Steve Gadd or Dave Grohl).
Chris started out as an EDD user to distribute his own WordPress Plugins, but quickly moved to contributing to Core Development.
He’s a WordCamp speaker and volunteer and participates in his local WordPress Meetups, so if you are in the East Valley of Phoenix, stop by the Chandler Meetup and say “Hi”.
Chris is speculated to be the first to see the "All Time" download count for Easy Digital Downloads reach 1,000,000 on WordPress.org.
Keri spent almost 11 years working as a Project Manager and Customer Service Lead for a large printing company before making her way into the EDD family. She enjoys helping customers and her coworkers and spends most of her day answering support tickets or whipping up some informative documentation.
When she’s not working from home with the help of her two dogs, she can often be found reading a book while enjoying a sour beer. She also enjoys biking, walking, swimming or doing anything active with her husband and baking for friends and family.
Shortly after randomly meeting Pippin at Starbucks, Daniel joined the EDD team in 2018 to help with support. He's worked in the corporate world doing support for 10 years but also began using WordPress in 2012 helping bloggers & podcasters with their websites & stores. Since then Daniel fell in love with helping people use WordPress to grow their business.
When he's not helping customers he spends time with his wife and two kids, enjoys reading, cooking BBQ, working on house projects and is preparing to overtake Phil as EDD's head drummer.
Michael Beil has been using EDD since early 2014. He began his WordPress journey as a side job when a friend asked for some help in 2011, and he has not looked back since. As part of the EDD crew, he helps with support, testing, and handing out coffee (especially to Chris).
You may find him sharing a pun or laughing at whatever Andrew says.
Michael is from the land of cheese and lakes, that is Madison, Wisconsin, where he enjoys playing hammered dulcimer, sailing, coffee brewing, and hanging out with his wife.
Andrew joined the Easy Digital Downloads crew in 2013 as a contributing developer, and has authored over 20 free and commercial EDD extensions. He now splits his time between EDD and AffiliateWP.
Andrew is also a self-taught web designer and WordPress theme developer, and is the design mastermind behind the AffiliateWP, Restrict Content Pro and Pippins Plugins websites.
Hailing from New Zealand (Middle Earth), Andrew prides himself on efficiency, getting exercise as he codes from his trusty treadmill desk. His extreme productivity is fueled by walking up to 20,000 steps a day, and large servings of Groove Salad.
Phil is a musician-turned-coder who joined the EDD team in 2016. Like Kyle, he was hired primarily to do drum solos when needed. It turns out that is a lot less needed than first thought. So in his spare time he focuses on customer support and development - with a focus on how extensions can integrate together to make magic happen.
Engineer. Designer. Architect. Inventor.
John works on whatever needs attention at the time. He loves EDD and believes it’s the best way to sell digital products online.
When not online, he wonders what’s happening online. He enjoys a specific few video games and movies, board games, hanging out with wife & puppies, and routinely listens to J Dilla beats.