Meet the Historypin team, learn about the people that support us behind-the-scenes, and view existing openings and internship opportunities.

New Orleans

Strategic Partnerships Director

Jon Voss

Jon Voss has innovated solutions and community engagement on “big picture” problems for twenty years. In the mid-nineties, his early work on social responsibility led him to develop new business practices for music festivals and rock stars through his work with the Tibetan Freedom Concerts and artists like the Beastie Boys, David Crosby and Wyclef Jean. A decade later, he helped religious communities and other institutions develop and implement technology infrastructure and strategies that fit with their beliefs, cultures and daily practice. He served as the IT Director for the San Francisco Zen Center before running his own IT consulting firm for 7 years.

Since 2011, Jon has directed Historypin’s strategic partnership development while also strengthening the social change capacity of the cultural heritage sector worldwide. He co-founded the International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museum Summit in 2011 to help build an open global ecosystem of historical data across libraries, archives, and museums. In 2016, he co-founded the Cultural Heritage and Social Change Summit to bring together cultural heritage professionals to address issues of cultural equity in our collective narrative of history.

Over the years, Jon has spoken at conferences like SXSW Interactive, Where2.0, American Library Association, Data2.0, SemTech; and he’s led workshops at the Smithsonian, New York Public Library and the Internet Archive, to name a few.

+1 504 383-4652

Twitter: @jonvoss

US Historypin Manager

Lynette Johnson

Lynette joined Historypin in 2017 and is the US Product Lead, with a particular focus on Historypin’s Storybox. She now manages Historypin in the US.

She previously worked as a journalist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Journal News in New York and The Los Angeles Times, and was president of Omnivore, a multimedia design firm she owned and operated in Long Beach, California. Lynette has a range of creative and technical experience as an art director, graphic designer, project manager, editor, digital products developer and videographer, overseeing various corporate, consumer and art projects. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of New Orleans.

Lynette’s family has deep roots in New Orleans, and since childhood, she has enjoyed exploring local and family history, and is particularly fascinated by old photographs.

Lynette enjoys travel in the U.S. and abroad, as well as typical New Orleans pastimes like playing drums in Mardi Gras parades, second-line dancing at Jazz Fest, and making pralines with her mom.

+1 203 984 0427


Senior Service Designer

Louise Cooper

As a Senior Service Designer, Louise’s focus is to bring the right products and services to market by following human-centred research and design methods. This involves defining the problem to be solved and identifying our target users, before laying out strategic roadmaps of work and bringing new products and services into the world.

She holds a Bsc in Applied Psychology from the Dún Laoghaire Institute, Dublin, her hometown. Before joining Shift and Historypin, she led projects at two design consultancies – Engine in London and Each&Other in Dublin – where she successfully brought new concepts to market within the commercial sector.


Lead Developer

Alexander Ivanov

Alexander has been developing websites and web applications since 2000, and has been managing our web team in Bulgaria for eight years. He is responsible for the delivery of all our development work.

He knows, uses and loves a wide variety of programming languages from Basic to Bash and Python to Haskell and has written several custom frameworks. He was invited by Google to take part in the Developer Sandbox showcasing Historypin at Google I/O 2011.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Informatics from the New Bulgarian University, Sofia.

Alexander enjoys the strategy game Go, and his love of gaming feeds into our own web platforms. When not programming, Alexander loves training in martial arts, mountain biking and spending time with his daughter.