Sam Vaughan

Operations

Sam runs the day-to-day operations at Whipsaw, including managing Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Logistics, Travel, and internal event planning. Sam holds a B.S. in Social Work from San Jose State University.

Before coming to Whipsaw, she held a variety of administrative positions and worked with youth outreach programs for the City of San Jose. You will find her outdoors in her spare time, either backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or gardening.  

Dan Harden
CEO, Principal Designer
Ari Turgel
Director, Industrial Design
Cole Derby
Director, Industrial Design
Marco Berkhout
Director, Engineering
Mickey Makay
Principal Engineer
Jane Moynihan
Director, Operations
Dyana Chargin
Finance
Gabrielle Whelan
Director, Communications
Akifusa Nakazawa
Senior Industrial Designer
Wei Gu
Senior Industrial Designer / Manager of China Business
Galen Eliason-Carey
Senior Industrial Designer
Yale Shaw
Senior Industrial Designer
Natalie Rowan
Senior Industrial Designer
Walker Harden
Experience Design Lead
Katie Hoose
Mechanical Engineer
Mark Hearn
Senior Industrial Designer
Carlos Terminel
Industrial Designer
Paul Gifford
Senior User Experience Designer
Benjamin Martin
Industrial Designer
Alice Chen
User Experience Designer
Daniel Cheung
Industrial Designer
Celine Wong
Industrial Designer
Lauren Hishinuma
Mechanical Engineer
Isabella Glenn
PR and Marketing Specialist