Tanya's been designing and building websites professionally for 12 years, most recently at Airbnb. Previously she was a consultant at ZURB, where she worked with companies from 23andMe to Netflix to Thomson Reuters. In her spare time she can be found riding motorcycles, baking bread, or writing short fiction.
Michelle's interests have allowed her to explore all kinds of industries (food, advertising, music, tech) and all kinds of roles (partnerships, business development, marketing, and communications) at places big and small (Pop-Up Magazine, The California Sunday Magazine, Watsi, Clorox, and La Cocina). Zagat named her one of 30 Under 30 in Food, and her guitar teacher called her adaptation of Beyonce's Lemonade album "not terrible!"
At Curious Fictions, she's excited about connecting people all over the world to great stories. She lives in San Francisco, and spends her spare time hiking, dancing, playing guitar, and cooking way too much food.
A long-time senior engineer at Airbnb, Horace has specialized in search, machine learning, and R&D. His eight-year stint with the company gave him unique insight into growing a team and a product from a handful of engineers up to many hundred, and taking Airbnb.com from a small website with a cult following up to a $38B international organization.
A former New York Times reporter, Jennifer is now the cofounder of a literary studio called Plympton, which focuses on innovation and publishing. She also produces documentaries, works on the intersection of technology and journalism with Hacks/Hackers, and serves as vice-chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee.
A startup veteran, Lenny cofounded Localmind, a location-based app that helped locals connect and share insider info with each other. After Localmind was acquired by Airbnb in 2012, Lenny became a product manager and then a product lead, overseeing a team of PMs focusing on guest engagement and demand growth.