Soo Somerset brings over twenty years of experience in software engineering, project management and business management to Green Mars. Her approach manifests transparency and proactive communication that enable everyone to make the best possible decisions. Soo lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband and two children, and she is the author of the upcoming book, The Geology of Business.
Dave Jackson CTO, Founder, Lead Engineer
Dave Jackson has a genuine talent for seeing patterns in chaos, which perfectly suits him to support clients facing complex technical challenges. His twenty-plus years in full-stack engineering have equipped him with the wisdom to foresee issues well in advance, and his creative mind will often see the path to the most effective solutions and break them down for the team.. Dave Jackson is a founder of Green Mars, driven by his passion to bring engineering excellence to startups and small companies that are not yet ready for their own internal engineering teams. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two young daughters, which keep him very busy!
Joe Decker Chief of Architecture
Joe Decker spent two decades in tech, writing software that established the foundations of some of the tools we use every day. He holds more than a dozen patents for his technology designs, and sets a high standard of excellence in engineering. He has returned to join Green Mars to develop the strengths, consistency and expertise of our talented engineering team.
Joe is also known for his Smithsonian-exhibited photography and co-host of the widely enjoyed parody site godhatesshrimp.com. He resides in Oakland, California, and frequently travels the world to continue his work teaching and shooting photography.
Damianne Abel Chief of Quality
Damianne Abel brings nearly a decade of testing and quality assurance strategy expertise to Green Mars. She has worked on many projects, including several recognizable console games, and she possesses an indefatigable dedication to clarity and quality in her work. Damianne swiftly assesses the appropriate need for testing, preventing our clients from spending too much or too little effort on the quality of their solution.
Damianne lives in Denver, with her husband and their dogs, and she is an avid volunteer worker supporting and advocating for children and abuse survivors all over Colorado..
Patrick Smith Chief of Operations
Patrick Smith has many years of experience with “getting it done.” His background in project coordination and business support makes him ideal for this role at Green Mars. Patrick oversees onboarding and oversight of our engineers, supports his fellow principals in their objectives, and ensures that all systems are fully functional.
Patrick lives in Albuquerque, NM with his spouse and their two younger children, and they have two more adult children living in Ohio and North Carolina. Patrick keeps himself busy plotting schemes of mostly harmless game nights..
Mik Scheper Founder, Senior Engineer
Mik Scheper upholds a steady dedication to maintainable code and a passion for best practices in architecture and engineering. Mik has worked on countless projects for clients spanning the globe, and often sees opportunities to improve a solution in usability, maintainability and scalability.
Mik is a founder of Green Mars, which provides him an ideal opportunity to design and implement elegant solutions for clients that fit their budget and long-term scaling needs. Mik is a “technomad”, travelling the world as a lifestyle, and he spends most of his time exploring the U.S., Australia, and Europe.