Rob Konsdorf (a.k.a @robrigo) hails from the Bitshares and Steem communities. Having studied and worked toward the proliferation of blockchain networks passionately since 2014, Rob is a natural fit for rallying a cross-disciplinary team together to accelerate the adoption of EOSIO and its applications. As an avid proponent of the transformative force of decentralized networks, he decided to focus on his passion of evangelizing and building in the blockchain industry full-time last year. Over this period of time, Rob has done various gigs in the blockchain industry, such as consulting for AIKON, PassageX, and Bitcash, recovering lost digital assets, launching EOSIO networks, and teaching everything he knows about blockchains to people. With a degree in Computer Science and background in Software Engineering, Rob is a hustler by nature, doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
Charlie Dumont’s experience in the corporate environment ranges from blue chip companies to expanding startups and launching new projects purchased by established organizations. His professional background in software and infrastructure stretches over 20 years, since near the beginning of the graphical internet, from networking to hardware to mobile application development with products as wide-ranging as healthcare, payment systems, data standardization, and marketing. He has a strong belief in the transformative power of technology and making it accessible to all.
Chief Community Officer
Ingrid LafleurChief Community Officer
Ingrid LaFleur is a curator, activist, and Afrofuturist. Her mission is to ensure equal distribution of the future, exploring the frontiers of social justice through new technologies, economies and modes of government.
As a recent Detroit Mayoral candidate and founder and director of AFROTOPIA, LaFleur implements Afrofuturist strategies to empower Black bodies and oppressed communities through frameworks such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, and universal basic income. Ingrid LaFleur is currently the co-founder and Chief Community Officer of EOS Detroit.
As a thought leader, social justice technologist, public speaker, teacher and cultural advisor she has led conversations and workshops at Centre Pompidou (Paris), TEDxBrooklyn, TEDxDetroit, Ideas City, New Museum (New York), AfroTech Conference, Harvard University and Oxford University, among others.
LaFleur is based in Detroit, Michigan.
Adam Zientarski is the CFO, where he is be responsible for running the day-to-day operations, developing partnerships in the Detroit and cryptocurrency communities, and representing EOS Detroit in the EOS, Telos, and Worbli communities as its governance expert. Prior to helping found EOS Detroit, Adam was the Director of Business Development at Benzinga, a Detroit based financial tech and media firm. During his time there, he worked in many facets of the business including leading the sales team, organizing events (most notably the Benzinga Fintech Awards), web development, and salesforce architecture/administration.
Adam is currently the co-chair for the Telos governance work group and has already contributed to improving the transparency of the Telos Foundation by authoring and successfully passing TIP-12, a proposal to have Telos Foundation pay proposed and voted on separately from Telos Foundation budgets by Telos Foundation Voting Token holders.
Over his career, Adam has worked with some of the largest brands in finance to craft imaginative content and data solutions, with a particular specialty in alternative data. After leaving Benzinga, Adam became interested in the blossoming crypto and blockchain space, and has helped grow Detroit Blockchainers, Metro-Detroit’s largest blockchain meetup group through hosting live streamed educational events. Adam has also assisted companies such as BitBox with their marketing and sales process.
Adam graduated from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a focus in entrepreneurial studies.
Dylan TullCreative Director
Dylan Tull (a.k.a. @timothy-archer) has spent the last 10 years exploring various mediums and has worked on everything from feature film sets and 3D commercial animations to UX/UI for AR + VR to retail space design and furniture design. His passion and multidisciplinary approach have led him to explore many avenues of design theory and what it really takes for brands to thrive and grow through organic means in a post-natural, post-digital, post-modern ecosystem. In recent years he has turned his focus toward technology and the potential it has to revolutionize the world and fundamentally change our roles within it. In turn, ideally giving us the freedom to explore and grow as a collective whole.
Director of Communications
Brandon LovejoyDirector of Communications
Brandon Lovejoy is a communications and multimedia professional with diverse background spanning radio broadcasting, film production, writing, political organizing, sales, marketing, and sailing. Natural communicator with a love for making complex topics easily digestible. With a deep appreciation for the transformative powers of technology and a persistent desire to make tools accessible to the people who need it most, he is often at the cusp of tech and community.
Brandon was an early contributor to the Bitshares blockchain, a member of bitsharestalk.org, and one of the first people in the world to be ‘paid by protocol’, earning block rewards as a delegate on the first DPOS (Delegated Proof of Stake) blockchain. As the technology has matured from Bitshares, to Steem, and now EOS, he has continued to champion the socioeconomic implications of blockchain technology. Brandon’s goal is empowering people around the world to leverage blockchain technology to positively impact the communities in which they live.
EOSIO Community Manager
Phil WiszowatyEOSIO Community Manager
Philip Wiszowaty was introduced to poker when he was just 14 years old and began playing on the internet. In 2005, he quit his restaurant job to focus exclusively on poker as a career. At 17 years old, he had already made a name for himself in the online poker arena and began entertaining offers from financial backers. On his 18th birthday, he closed a deal with investors that gave him six figures in funding to compete in the biggest poker games on the internet and never looked back. Philip stumbled upon cryptocurrency in 2013 and quickly became fascinated. From that point on, he spent the majority of his time studying the possibilities of blockchain technology, eventually crossing paths with other members of the Detroit Blockchainers Meetup group and helping co-found EOS Detroit. In his free time, Philip enjoys traveling, hiking, and rooting for his favorite hockey team - the Detroit Red Wings.
Community Technology Advisor
Heru HouseCommunity Technology Advisor
Uri “Heru” House is the Community Technology Advisor for EOS Detroit. His life mission has been to assist in forming interactive relationships that “bridge the technology divide”. A self-proclaimed Digital Shaman, Heru comes from a family of activists, educators and change agents with a long history community engagement. He is a proud graduate of Tuskegee University in Physics with a minor Mechanical Engineering and has been working professionally for 20 years in the world of Information Technology. He has assisted in the creation of two internet service providers and a telephone company(CLEC); bringing with him years of experience in networking and server hardware.
He has been contracted to do service installations for Best Buy, Borders, Home Depot, Deployment Solutions and numerous schools and community centers. He is also is an e-Rate Internal Connections vendor. He enjoys being a solution provider and has developed many lasting connections assisting others with their technical needs. He is currently working with the Equitable Internet Initiative, where his 17 years of wireless networking experience is being utilized to deploy a wireless network in North End of Detroit.