The latest addition to our GenLabs all-star cast is Colorado native André Padilla. Prior to his career in software testing, André worked at IBM and Coral Systems as a System Engineer and Client Support Technician. In those capacities, he installed and maintained cellphone fraud systems in the Philippines, Chile and Mexico. André has over ten years of experience in software testing working for Lightbridge, Inc., Catalyst Repository Systems, Dish Network, and Trueffect, Inc. When he is not behind a computer monitor, he is an avid golfer as well as a "cruiser" — he and his wife have adventured the high seas in the Caribbean and plan to soon weigh anchor in the Mediterranean. The Padillas have a full house with five daughters and nine grandkids.
Genesis welcomes Kevin Lewis to our GenLabs team as Quality Assurance Developer. Kevin was born and raised in Whitehouse, Texas and grew up wanting to be a professional baseball player. In high school, he played baseball, football, and ran track. To this day, he enjoys a life-long love affair with video games. But, in time, Kevin refocused his time and energy from sports into his studies. He attended Blinn College in College Station, then became a Texas A&M Aggie in Spring of 2015, where shifted his focus once again and graduated in 2017 with a BS in Computer Science.
Genesis welcomes Laura Owens to our GenLabs Quality Assurance Department. Originally from New Jersey, Laura became a Texan 8 years ago this month. She has rich background in software and IT, including quality assurance, software support, and technical support. In her off hours, Laura enjoys a variety of activities including camping, cooking, crocheting, gaming, gardening, painting, and photography.
Our new Quality Assurance Technician Matt Thompson worked as a Quality Manager for an electronic manufacturing company, where he did everything from PCB inspections to assisting with programming the embedded firmware on various products. Prior to that, he served in the US Air Force for seven and a half years, including one tour in the Middle East. While in the military, Matt performed a number of duties in the fuels career field, including distribution and QA lab testing, as well as information technology, accounting, and Honor Guard.
Gracie joins Genesis as a Software Developer after moving back to her home state of Texas from Cincinnati, Ohio. In Ohio, she learned to love programming while completing her Computer Science degree at Xavier University. When not working, Gracie exchanges a computer monitor for a gaming monitor and plays video games with her other three younger siblings and friends. Her other loves include ice cream, French Bulldogs (or any dog, really), and the occasional LSU game. "Geaux Tigers!"
The latest addition to the Genesis family, Samantha Snow graduated from Florida State with a degree in Finance. For the past nine years, she worked for a marketing company. She is a big Florida State Seminoles and Dallas Cowboys fan. She enjoys spending time with her two kids, attending sporting events and traveling. She is also a frequent volunteer for the East Texas Veterans Alliance (ETVA). Samantha joins our finance team as Staff Accountant.
Charles Isichei (left) recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Tyler with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. Charles has an interest in robotics; he was the image processing lead developer for the school IEEE R5 Robotics Competition Team. He enjoys a prototyping, especially with the Raspberry Pi, as well as a friendly game of ping pong.
Our latest software developer, Débora Firmani was born, grew up and studied in the country of Chile. When she began her career, Débora started as a freelancer with several customers that needed to improve the information management of their business. While it was challenging to a beginner, it also motivated her to keep growing and learning. Eventually Débora sought to grow in a team environment, and that led her to the US where she eventually found her way to our front door. She joins our Genesis PULSE development team.