Aaron founded Blokable in March of 2016 with a mission to make housing accessible and affordable for everyone. His experience leading business and product teams includes spearheading product management for Amazon’s first two physical retail businesses, Amazon Go and Amazon Books. In 2012, Aaron co-founded Mylio, a software startup creating solutions to protect and organize large libraries of personal photographs and memories. He was also founder of GLOBALedit a global leader in digital media software and services, where he built a world-class team and customer base including NBC, Warner Bros, Victoria’s Secret, Sony Pictures, Gap / Old Navy, CBS, and Publicis.
Nelson has been with Blokable from the beginning: as a co-founder and Adviser since the company’s inception and as Co-CEO in 2017. He began his career as a Merger and Acquisition Attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and later he pioneered the earliest public-private partnerships that unified design, build, and operation protocol for government occupied commercial real estate. His commercial development-as-a-service structure enabled provision of low cost, efficient, high-quality, public facilities through not for profit ownership coupled with commercial development and operation as a service.
Michael is an innovator with 30+ years of experience combining traditional manufacturing with new technologies to develop product quality systems, manufacturing scalability and cost management strategies. He has brought his talents to a variety of industries and companies, including such as Fathom, Leatherman, Amazon, and Intel. Holding a degree in Product Design & Materials Science education from the University of Washington, Michael has served as a student and guest educator at the Art Center at the College of Design.
Timothy connects the dots between user experience, technology, and business. Through the lens of architect, human-centric industrial designer, and business strategist, he has successfully enhanced the customer experience of industry leaders Boeing, Best-Buy, Amazon, and LATAM Airlines. Tim speaks at industry conferences on the topic of design and user experience and has taught at the graduate level on the subject of merging physical environments and digital technology into holistic customer experiences.
With nearly two decades in the construction industry, Luke is an experienced builder and commercial superintendent. He’s worked in Germany and England studying stucco, brick and concrete techniques, applying innovations and traditional craftsmanship on all sorts of structures from palaces to modern buildings. In the U.S. at JLL and NTVI he’s built office spaces, military bases, and large scale building renovation projects. He’s experienced in managing day-to-day operations on site, coordinating subcontractors and foremen, and working closely with architects, owners, and project managers to meet strict deadlines and costs.
Blair brings 30 years of experience designing products, building brands, and bringing product innovations to the world, on behalf of some of the world’s most admired brands, including Oasis, The Scotts Company, Texas Instruments, Gerry Baby (Evenflo), Nike and Leatherman. His recent experiences include directing performance footwear innovations at Nike, and serving as intrepreneur at Leatherman, to create new hand tool products. Blair is named on numerous utility and design patents and his work has appeared in I.
Sandy is a product and technology executive passionate about building scalable, supportive teams and cultures. She was previously the CTO at Stash Hotel Rewards where her teams launched the booking engine and credit card, introducing two new revenue streams with low technology overhead costs. Prior to Stash, she spent ten years in various leadership roles at Expedia, spearheading technology teams for global expansion, loyalty programs, financial institution partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions including Travelocity.
Yasaman is passionate about creating architecture that is responsible, innovative and beautiful. She has joined Blokable with extensive international experience in the areas of housing, mixed-use development, education, public projects and urban design. Her collaborative work in Afghanistan and Niger have resulted in realization of several projects including GoharKhatoon Girls School and Hikma, A Minds’ Garden. Her work have received numerous national and international recognition including the 2017 Lafarge Holcim Regional Gold Award, an Award of Merit form AIA Seattle, an Award of Honor from AIA Northwest and Pacific and an R+D award from Architect Magazine.
Jeff’s professional background spans all facets of the new product development process, and brings expertise in product innovation and mechanical design to the Blokable product family. A degreed Mechanical Engineer, for over 20 years, Jeff has developed innovative product solutions for companies such as Cannondale Bicycles, Harley-Davidson, Yakima Products, and Leatherman Tool. Jeff’s portfolio is filled with numerous design and utility patents, and hopes to add more through his work at Blokable, re-imagining the building and construction industry.
Justin’s love for technology began when he got his first computer at the age of six. Since then, he’s co-founded multiple tech companies including PicMonkey and has worked on everything from hardware and large scale web applications at Google, to sonar technology and home automation systems. His fear and hope for tech is that while it provides instant communication and information that is helpful, it has also pushed us to be more fragmented, isolated, and torn apart as a species.
Jason is a software architect with over 10 years of experience in the tech sector working for companies like Expedia and Avvo. He holds a computer science degree from the University of Waterloo. With his innate curiosity and tendency towards constant problem solving, software development was a natural career fit. In addition to his work as an individual software architect, Jason also has experience managing software developers. It was during his stint as a manager that he realized how much he enjoyed mentoring junior colleagues in their career growth, as well as managing his team goals and resources.