Our Team

Headquartered in New York City, Nuams builds, delivers, and supports a suite of Drupal-based open-source civic software solutions, called “NuCivic,” for governments and non-profit organizations worldwide. Our mission is to improve the efficacy of civic organizations, by making innovative technology solutions accessible at an affordable cost. Since our founding we have delivered dozens of solutions to some of the world’s leading civic institutions, including the World Bank, the Revenue Watch Institute, the Open Government Partnership, New York City, and New York State. We also make numerous contributions to open source projects by way of code commits, documentation and training, as well as hosting conferences and hackathons. We are dedicated to taking on projects that allow us to do good through good work.
Chief Executive Officer
New York, New York
ahoppin
@ahoppin

Nuams' co-founder and CEO, Andrew Hoppin previously served as Chief Information Officer of the New York State Senate from January 2009-January 2011. There, he led the successful effort to deploy the first major New York State government website using the Drupal content management system, NYSenate.gov, which won "Best of New York" awards for Project Excellence.

Sheldon Rampton
Chief Technology Officer
Portage, Wisconsin
sheldonrampton
@sheldonrampton

Nuams' co-founder and CTO, Sheldon Rampton, previously served as the Senior Web Developer at the New York State Senate, where his responsibilities included installing, configuring and managing the site’s combination of 132 contributed Drupal modules as well as coding and maintaining the site's 24 custom Drupal modules.

Director of Engineering for Civic Solutions
Madison, Wisconsin
aaron_couch
@anotherc

Aaron Couch is Nuams' Director of Engineering for Civic Solutions.  He came to New Amsterdam Ideas with a background in leveraging social media for a number of social justice causes.

Senior Developer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
dafeder
@dafeder
Dan Feder has been building websites and applications for community groups, independent media, NGOs and public institutions for more than ten years. With a background in journalism and media, his focus is always on the clear communication of organizations' most vital ideas.
Lead Drupal Developer
Madison, Wisconsin
janette.asd
@janette_day

Janette is a critical member of the Nuams team as an exceptionally talented Drupal developer.  She has over 10+ years experience in web development, utilizing Drupal and the latest Open Source tools.  And as an added bonus, Janette is also an accomplished graphic designer.

Production Director
New York, New York
brennerkrista
@nykb

Nuams' Production Diretor, Krista Brenner, specializes in requirements gathering, documentation writing, and hands-on Drupal training for end-users. Prior to her work with Nuams, Krista led Member Services in the New York State Senate Office of the CIO, where she supported the technology needs of 62 Senators and their staff.

Director of Operations
@christiana_kim

Christiana Kim is Director of Operations at Nuams. She is the nicest operations machine you'll ever meet, keeping our respective trains running on time daily, triaging inbound communications about the company, and tackling a range of special projects. In her spare time, she is a professional pastry chef, adding some much needed balance-- and sustenance-- to our GEEKY operation.

Web Developer
Riverton, Illinois
jimcraner
@jimcraner

Jim Craner helps communities throughout the United States – nonprofits, governments, and institutions – plan and build awesome web sites and applications that meet their strategic needs. Over the past ten years, he's helped dozens of organizations harness technology to more effectively fulfill their missions.

Chief Financial Officer
Loveland, Colorado
mleallred

Emily Allred is Chief Financial Officer at Nuams, and a consultant to small businesses and non-profits seeking to access alternative sources of capital.

VP of Business Development
New York, New York
rar624
@rich1
Rich has extensive experience in strategy, marketing, policy and tech. He worked for nearly 10 years at AT&T in a range of positions including AT&T’s “External & Legislative Affairs” policy organization, where he played an instrumental role in developing the company’s overall social media strategy. He has long been an early adopter of using connective technologies to drive public engagement and social change. For the 2008 election, he initiated and led AT&T’s groundbreaking partnership with the non-profit group Rock the Vote, helping attract 250,000... Read Richard Robbins's Full Bio