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


Programme Manager

Nicole Emmenegger

Nicole is the Programme Manager for Historypin overseeing our European flagship storytelling projects. She joined the team in September 2015. Nicole holds a Masters in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths College and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Heritage Studies from Birkbeck / University of East London.

Before joining Historypin, Nicole worked as Project Manager at Europeana in The Hague and previous to that as Knowledge & Information Manager for Arts & Business in London.

In her off time Nicole is a DJ, blogger and radio/podcast host with a special interest in female fronted bands of the post punk era.

Content Producer

Michael Hall

Michael is the Content Producer for the Historypin Kings Cross Story Palace project and will be producing and overseeing content production for the project. Prior to this he worked at New Zealand’s National Museum, Te Papa as Imaging Team leader, overseeing digitisation initiatives and content production for a wide range of uses. Working with artists and community, his work has appeared in major touring exhibitions, publications and has featured across Te Papa’s digital channels.

Working with Maori communities around the country he developed and ran a series of workshops aimed at building skills around digitisation.

Having played saxophone in various New Zealand bands, Michael is currently playing with London band ‘The Articles’.

Community Engagement Officer

Polly Rodgers

Polly is one of the two Community Engagement Officers on the King’s Cross Story Palace project. She spends her time talking to as many people in the area as possible, and gathering stories from groups and individuals.

Polly has had a wide-ranging career in oral history and socially-focussed community engagement, working with communities to find, develop and share their memories across multiple platforms. She has extensive experience working with young people and disadvantaged groups, and finding and facilitating the stories of those who never imagined they had a tale to tell.

She loves London, but escapes to the wilderness whenever she can.

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.

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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.

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Twitter: @jonvoss

US Product Lead

Lynette Johnson

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

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.

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Product Manager

Konstantin Dankov

Koko has been involved in designing digital solutions for us since the beginning, creating user interfaces and experiences for both mobile devices and web platforms.

Koko has great knowledge of system management optimisation and has spoken at various web conferences in Bulgaria, including two WordCamps in Sofia and at WordCamp Europe 2014. He is co-founder of Init Lab, the Sofia Hackerspace, the first of its kind in the Balkans, where he teaches HTML and CSS, and also has also taught web design at ELSYS high school.

Koko holds a diploma in Electronics Technology – Computer Systems from Sofia Vocational High School of Electronics.

Koko’s English has improved exponentially since we’ve know him and he now knows what the term “wiggle room” means.

Twitter: @kdankov

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.

Our Shift Team

Historypin is a spinout from the Shift Foundation.

Shift designs consumer products and builds ventures that help solve social problems. From their team we have the following people on retainer to help us grow and maximise our social impact:

Duncan Brown

Development Director

Immy Robinson

Lead Researcher

Louise Cooper

Senior Service Designer

Cate Willoughby

Finance Director

Caroline Nesbitt

Finance Manager


Currently, our internship program is under construction.

Historypin Board

David Robinson

Stan Harris

Samira Mezroui

Nick Stanhope


We are currently recruiting for a Marketing & Project Coordinator. The person will be responsible for administration, event coordination, database management, communications and facilitating contact with the project team, local partners and volunteers.  Once the project ends in November, there is a strong possibility for this role to extend into marketing, events and sales coordination for Historypin overall. Specifically focusing on our storytelling methodology and product, Storybox.

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