The master mind behind this whole operation. Also, very witty. Enjoys solving problems and fixing things. He has a woodshop, not a garage and doesn't usually wear green sunglasses. Not really into the Twitter.
The technical guy. Part programmer, part sys admin, part martial arts wannabe. He has many hobbies and interests including, but not limited to: electronics, soccer, Minecraft, mountain bike racing, running. You can follow him on Twitter.
MemoryTies started way back in 2006 when Jeffrey created a little family wiki and called it Memory Lane. Jeffrey and Jonathan both had fun adding memories to the wiki. They shared it with the rest of their family, who thought it was a great idea and helped contribute to the memories, but the system was too unwieldy for the average user. Thus began the search for a better tool.
Jeffrey became obsessed with the idea and began developing ideas in his mind about how this Memory Lane idea could come to reality. In the meantime, he continued to search for an existing tool. Jonathan had so many other projects on his plate that he bowed out and was only involved passively as an occasional sounding board for Jeffrey's ideas.
Over the next several years, as Jeffrey searched for the perfect tool, and made several prototypes, he continually had ideas about what this tool should do and could become. He took copious notes, everywhere. At one point his wife allowed him to use one of their bedroom walls as a posting board for ideas. He papered that wall with hundreds of notes conceptualizing what would eventually become MemoryTies.
In 2010, Jonathan had successfully dispatched most of his side projects. After listening to Jeffrey talk about the MemoryTies idea for years he understood the vision. Finally having time to devote to the project, he officially partnered with Jeffrey to help build MemoryTies.
In 2011 they got serious and took the legal action necessary to form an official business. In March of 2011 they released the first private version of MemoryTies to a small group of close friends and family. Later that year, Jonathan left his full-time job to work solely on MemoryTies. In January 2012 the first public version of MemoryTies was quietly released.
The project as you see it today is still very much in the beginning stages. We have not even scratched the surface of the features that have been ruminating in Jeffrey's mind for years. Follow us on Facebook and watch as we continue to build MemoryTies.