Alyx Perry

Board Member Alyx is a Developer in Asheville who specializes in websites and tech solutions for businesses and non-profits.

Chris Buehler

Board Member (at large) Chris is a relative newcomer to the Asheville community. He has worked in a variety of industries including aerospace, telecommunications, and Internet-of-Things. Chris is excited to be supporting Asheville’s flourishing entrepreneurial and technology scene through his involvement with Meet-the-Geeks, the Hatch AVL Foundation, and Venture Asheville.

Hans Hegge

Treasurer Hans Hegge is an entrepreneur with a focus on mobile and user engagement.  A graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in personal and corporate finance. He has advised or started more than 5 businesses. Hans loves to spend time outside with his family, brainstorm ideas, help advise startups and sample micro brew. 

Tracy Schmidt

Director Emeritus Tracy Schmidt, PMP, CSM, is a software product manager with Dorel Industries’ e-Commerce division. Her career spans from application project management, to managing an IT department; to organizational development; to plain language communication. Tracy, an Asheville resident since 2004, is interested in growing a strong IT workforce in WNC through business and education partnerships.

Marc Czarnecki

Board Member At Large Over the span of Marc’s business intelligence careers, he has developed a user-centric model as the Web Tech Czar for his Wiki-style support of individuals, corporations, and small businesses of web-based technology topics.  A Western North Carolina graduate of Enka HS and Appalachian State with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Marketing […]

Daniel Bridgeman

Board Member Dan Bridgeman is an in-house software developer for the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, designing internal applications and databases.  After stumbling out of Oberlin College with a liberal arts degree, he was surprised to find that he had landed in an IT career which has included design, development, technical support, and quality assurance.  When […]

Steve Newman

Board Member Steve Newman is the Director of Sales and Marketing for a local cloud services provider, IMS Solutions Group. His calling is connecting people to things they need and/or love – mostly in-and-around the technology space. With experience in development, infrastructure, manufacturing, digital marketing and networking (the people kind), he’s a good guy to […]