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.
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 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.
Carlotta helps with the day-to-day work of the team, making sure they’re well connected and that the project is running as smoothly as possible.
Carlotta has worked across multi-disciplinary performance in the past; both in Edinburgh and London, with a focus on marketing dance, theatre, comedy and circus, delivering national campaigns and talking to diverse audiences, while striving to promote access for all.
Sandy Balfour is crossword editor at the Guardian. He is author of ‘Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose’ (8): ‘A Memoir of Love, Exile and Crosswords’ (2004) and ‘I Say Nothing: My Family and Other Puzzles’ (2006). He is a noted social reformer and is a past Chair of the multinational chocolate company, Divine, with the twin aims of making rich people fat and poor people rich.
Michael Ambjorn is passionate about helping change-makers build understanding through stories. At Historypin he oversees the development and maintenance of storytelling methods used by 3000+ cultural organisations to expand their communities – and bring their resources to life.
He is Past Chair of IABC (the International Association of Business Communicators), and has held leadership roles at IBM, Motorola and the 260–year–old Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (the RSA).
Michael is also a consummate connector, participant, presenter. And espresso user. Across all of the above he writes, speaks, comments and captures – you can follow him @michaelambjorn
Michael on Twitter – @michaelambjorn
Strategic Partnerships Director
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
Jon on Twitter @jonvoss
Community Memory Coordinator
Lynette joined Historypin in 2017 as a Community Memory Coordinator for the “Our Story” project, where she is responsible for helping library partners in southeastern Louisiana conduct and evaluate community-building programs.
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
Kerri is a Historypin Engagement Manager in San Francisco, working closely with our Strategic Partnerships Director Jon. She is responsible for building and managing community relationships in San Francisco and across Historypin’s US-based partnerships, helping implement and experiment with new audience participation strategies to promote dynamic and engaging programs within the cultural heritage sector.
She has worked on a number of projects at Historypin, including the crowdsourced-focused Year of the Bay, and is currently working with the US National Archives to engage communities in their extensive collection of WWI photographic and moving image content.
Kerri runs Historypin’s internship program out of the San Francisco office, managing youth at the high school and college-level. She also oversees Historypin’s communications, including its monthly newsletter and social media accounts.
Kerri draws on a background of arts, cultural heritage volunteer work, and academic and public history.
+1 415 935 4701
Kerri on Twitter @kerrityoung
Community Memory Coordinator
Faith Toledo is the New Mexico Community Memory Coordinator. She recently joined Historypin this year and is an AmeriCorps member, serving her 2nd term.
Faith is Native American from the tribal Dinè (Navajo). She was born in Gallup, New Mexico and was raised in a small community at Smith Lake, New Mexico by her paternal grandparents. She specializes in filming and editing, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts with emphasis in Film/Audio at New Mexico Highlands University. She has held multiple positions such as clapper loader, crew electrician, voice-over actor and photographer.
Faith on Twitter @toledofaith87
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.
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Koko on Twitter – @kdankov
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.
Alexander on LinkedIn
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:
Research & Evaluation Director
Senior Service Designer
Currently, our internship programme is run by Kerri out of the San Francisco, California office. She has worked with both on-site and remote interns. If you are interested in learning more, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We currently do not have any vacancies. Follow us on Twitter at @Historypin and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Historypin for updates!