About Us

Like our four-legged mascot, we aim for work that ultimately speaks for
itself in energy, style, and enthusiasm.

Founders

We support our company with the three pillars of engineering, operations, and imagination. The fourth pillar is reserved for the spontaneous Tater Tot himself!

Tom Worley

President and CEO

"There are only two seasons: winter and baseball."

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A founding member of Tater Tot Designs, Thomas Worley specializes in developing innovative consumer electronics and product development services, becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Thomas previously worked at Digital Blue Inc. where he was Director of Technology and Research focusing on new product development for online and retail consumer sales. Before Digital Blue, Thomas worked 12 years for the Intel Corporation, where he became Technology Development Manager, researching next-generation chipsets, processors, and systems technologies.

Mandy Schuler

COO

"Even a blind squirrel gets a nut every now and then."

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Mandy is Chief Operations Officer and VP of Product Development at Tater Tot Designs. Prior to co-founding Tater Tot, she worked for four years at Digital Blue Inc. as Director of Product Development. Global in focus, Mandy spent five years working abroad, designing and developing new products in the connector industry with EMEA and AP manufacturers. She puts her global experience to work maintaining Tater Tot’s international partnerships and operations. In fact, Mandy’s in the middle of everything we do—making what needs to happen, happen.

Philip Jones

CTO

“You know a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous.”

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When Philip joined Tater Tot Designs as Chief Technology Officer, he brought seven years of hands-on development experience and experience leading teams in a broad array of industries. With a strong background in China-side electronics development and manufacturing, Philip has developed imaging, industrial manufacturing, display and automotive products for the consumer, commercial, industrial, automotive and military industries. Philip earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Georgia Tech, with an emphasis on theoretical physics and embedded platforms in both mechanical motion and imaging systems.

Tater Tot

Company inspiration

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To make an amazing product or service, it takes more than bits, bolts and code. You have to have imagination, a heart for solving problems, and a deep desire to please. That’s Tater Tot!

Our Team of Makers and Doers

Designers, developers, and manufacturers with a passion for new ideas and the organization to execute all the way to final production.

Frank D'Andrea

VP of Software Development

“An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an “Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order” sign, just “Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience." — Mitch Hedberg

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Frank is an experienced listener, thinker, and doer. He likes motivating self-organizing teams, eliminating wasteful practices, and delivering digital solutions that are designed to be flexible and that are developed in a sustainable way. He believes in engaging clients as partners, demonstrating the value of iterative delivery, and bringing award-winning products and services to the marketplace. He is an Agile instigator and relentless self-critic as well as a process improvement specialist. He enjoys muddy coffee and bookstores.

Gary Foubister

Lead Software Developer

“…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do”

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Gary has developed software for nearly fourteen years, and his passion is creating meaningful user experiences across multiple platforms and devices. As a creative developer he enjoys being involved from concept to deployment. Gary’s other loves are family, music, and soccer (or Football as he calls it). He shares in the glory (and agony) of supporting the Portland Timbers with his brethren in the Timbers Army.

Alex Haines

Software Developer

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” -Dalai Lama

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Alex has been developing software for nearly 10 years with his primary motivator being to provide complete solutions to complex problems. He strives to deliver quality and thrives on immediate feedback. As one to look at all sides of an issue, Alex loves solving seemingly unsolvable problems.

In his spare time, he enjoys music, road trips and spending time with family.

Jennifer Rouse

Sr. Designer + Illustrator

"To quote the famous Paul McCartney 'All you need is love…and tacos.' Okay, I added that part."

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Jennifer may look like she's fresh off the farm, but she has 9 years of design experience under her belt. She was born with a pen in her hand and will doodle on anything that stands still (watch your back!). Jenn does it all: print, mobile, web, apps, t-shirt designing, toy making…you name it. Oh, and she loves tacos…like really loves them…it borders on a obsession really.