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.
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.
Along with Easy Digital Downloads, Chris is the developer of Post Promoter Pro, the easiest social media auto-poster for WordPress.
John has been an EDD user since 2013, and he started developing custom extensions and integrations for it at the beginning of 2014. He joined the EDD crew part-time at the end of 2014 and is now working full-time in customer support, software testing, and is a contributing developer.
Prior to entering the WordPress world, John spent 20 years in various network administration and IT management roles.
In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with his wife, walking in the woods, and enjoying a nice cold-brewed coffee.
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.
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.
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.
Kyle is basically the guy who takes care of any guitar solo related needs at EDD...and occasionally some support tickets as well. 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 sour Saison 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, building WordPress sites for cool businesses, hacking on his latest plugin project and helping EDD customers make their online stores flourish.
Sean has been an EDD user since early 2013. Started off as a regular user looking for a way to distribute his WordPress themes, it wasn’t long before he started transitioning from user to contributing developer.
As a WordPress theme developer, Sean took an interest in building new themes that focused on integration 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 the full-time Support Manager and Theme Developer.
Sunny Ratilal is a Core Developer at Easy Digital Downloads. It’s been a real journey for him since he started contributing at the age of 15! He’s taken on some real challenges at Easy Digital Downloads. Sunny is also Lead Developer of Reviews and PDF Invoices.
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 is the Affiliate Manager for Easy Digital Downloads and helps out with Marketing and Content.
Lisa can also be found sweeping up support tickets, developing docs, and crafting content for Edd’s mate Alf over at AffiliateWP.
When she’s not sitting - or standing - at her computer, Lisa’s loves are: taking her pooch Jaco for long walks through the bush or along sandy shores; tapping along furiously to (mainly rock) music, pretending she’s the next Steve Gadd or Dave Grohl; and spending time with friends and family over a tipple or two.