NEXUS CORE OPERATIONS

Colin Cantrell

COLIN CANTRELL

Software Architect

Slack ID: @videlicet

Bio

Colin Cantrell has been interested in coding and space advancement since a very young age. He learned visual basic at age twelve and by sixteen years old was already designing rockets with his father. Now at age twenty seven, Colin is a hardware and software expert, inventor, composer, musician, philanthropist and entrepreneur determined to bring positive change to the world through his creation of Nexus.
Through his knowledge of quantum physics, advanced coding and humanitarian awareness, Colin has designed a protocol and peer-to-peer network technology aimed at solving some of the most difficult challenges of today and tomorrow. His passion and study of physics, philosophy, history and cryptography, has taught him to remain grounded while enabling him to empower people through education, positivity, technology, and unity.

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Colin Cantrell

CAROLYN SECHLER

Embassy Board of Directors

Bio

Carolyn Sechler is a CPA, geek, and recent addition to the board of The Nexus Embassy.  She was an early internet adopter having the first website for a local CPA firm in 1985.  She founded a CPA firm that year and it became a totally virtual firm in 1997, currently serving over 600 nonprofit organizations, with a team of 28 in 5 states and Canada.  Always seeking visionary solutions for her clients, she recently added cryptocurrency and blockchain to her quiver.

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Brian Vena

BRIAN VENA

Director of Business Development

Slack ID: @brian

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Brian Vena is a visionary known for evolving business strategies with investors, executives and brands across multiple industries. With over twenty years experience in sales and marketing with Nestlé U.S.A and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc., Brian has launched twenty-three brands and is a five time winner of the Cresset National Sales Award. While living in Chicago his passion for music and networking inspired him to create a boutique entertainment company. There he connected some of the biggest names in film, fashion, and music with cross-promotional brands and events in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Brian’s passion and expertise is in connecting people. He’s excited to bring together innovative leaders in music, technology and healthcare to further support the goals and success of the Nexus team.

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Alex El-Nemer

ALEX EL-NEMER

Global Business Development

Slack ID: @alexelmo

Bio

Alex El-Nemer graduated from the University of Bath England with a degree in Economics. He quickly realized the need to reform monetary frameworks and witnessed first hand the shortcomings of the current payment systems while working as an FX trader in London. Initially he was drawn to Nexus as it addresses what are in his opinion the two most important elements of a digital currency: security and scalability. After securing the RightBTC exchange listing, Alex now works on Global Business Development and building partnerships around the world.

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Andrew Krohn

COLIN FORBES

Financial Consultant

Slack ID: @colinkarewa

Bio

Colin Karewa Forbes is a self-proclaimed evolutionary businessman and educator. He began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young and has since worked in accounting and executive management teams for various public, private, profit and non-profit enterprises for more than 30 years. His dedicated commitment to personal evolution combined with his business experience led him to live and work on 6 of the 7 continents in the world. This experience uniquely qualified him to walk at the forefront of movements which advance the evolution of humanity. The Nexus Embassy is such a movement and his passion and expertise will be dedicated full force to the harmonization and success of this amazing evolutionary endeavor!

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Anastasiya Maslova

ANASTASIYA MASLOVA

Community Coordinator

Slack ID: @anastasiya

Bio

Anastasiya fell in love with Nexus because of her passion for financial and information freedom, space exploration, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. She graduated Drexel University with a business and economics degree and has spent her life seeking truth and efficiency in all aspects of reality. She is excited about connecting the Community’s voice with Core and the world and exploring the creative collaboration that decentralized systems offer. Her other passions include writing, philosophy, economics, and educating people about alternative governance models.

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Dionna Bailey

DIONNA BAILEY

Nexus Ambassador

Slack ID: @dionna

Bio

Dionna Bailey is an ambassador for the Nexus Earth Embassy. She is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast. This Army Medic Veteran recently retired from the military after having served 18 years and four combat tours, one in which she was awarded a bronze star. She is an expert in government contracts and international relations. Her marketing experience includes representing the Medical Public Relations 4th Infantry Division Division Surgeon’s Office and the Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion, the Director of Marketing and Sales for GM Bailey Construction; and President of DB Group, Inc Sports Marketing and Management where she still works with some of the most elite athletes in their sport.

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Nick Earl

Nick Earl

Community Support

Slack ID: @bibbityjibbity

Bio

Nick’s early interest in computers led him to attend Cisco networking college courses before even graduating high school. After graduation, Nick joined the United States Air Force, where he provided IT support for the Distributed Common Ground System, during hundreds of missions, as part of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He received technical training from the Community College of the Air Force and during this time achieved his Comptia A+, Network+, and Security+ certifications. After his service in the military Nick expanded his knowledge and skills as a PC Technician, where he learned the importance of communicating technology concepts to people who aren’t familiar with them. Nick is excited to use his experience and diverse skill set to continue building and supporting the amazing Nexus community.

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Mike Casey

MIKE CASEY

Volunteer Community Hub Manager

Slack ID: @mikecasey

Bio

Mike is a tech entrepreneur from New Zealand who resides in Sydney Australia. He has a software engineering background and founded Fishburners which is Australia’s largest tech coworking space and the successful startup GradConnection which 4/5 university students use to look for their first job. Mike had varying levels of interest in crypto in 2013 but fell in love with the Nexus vision in 2017. Mike believes that creating a viable alternative economy for the world not tied to a nation-state will be a big leap forward for the disadvantaged.

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Andrew Krohn

ASHLEY SWAZEY

Executive Assistant

Slack ID: @concordia

Bio

Ashley is a child of the Universe, and has always believed in finding a sustainable global awareness that everyone around the world could share. When she met Colin Cantrell, the words of John Lennon came to mind, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” She believes ethical, open source, secure blockchain technology makes a future possible that never existed before. Nexus is the blockchain with a purpose; to make change for the better of all. Ashley is an accomplished artist, pianist, massage therapist, yoga instructor & energy healer with a formal education at both NAU and ASU in photography. Ashley works extensively with Finance and is Colin Cantrell’s Personal Admin.

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Andrew Krohn

GAIL HOLMAN

Controller

Slack ID: @gdholman

Bio

Gail’s myriad of career positions does not compare to an opportunity when she met a young man she fondly refers to as a Genius, Colin Cantrell in September of 2015. Her past positions include working with the U.S. Department of Labor, Day Trading Stocks, Co-Owner of a $75 million Contract Manufacturing Company, Adjunct Professor, and Controller of small to medium sized companies, working directly with DoD, DoE, Air Force, Navy, Air Force and NASA. Her passion has always been helping people and the great outdoors. She has an unstoppable persevering ​nature, “If there is a way, she will find it; if there isn’t, she will make it.”

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NEXUS CORE DEVELOPERS

Colin Cantrell

COLIN CANTRELL

Chief Software Architect & Embassy Board of Directors

Slack ID: @videlicet

Bio

Colin Cantrell has been interested in coding and space advancement since a very young age. He learned visual basic at age twelve and by sixteen years old was already designing rockets with his father. Now at age twenty seven, Colin is a hardware and software expert, inventor, composer, musician, philanthropist and entrepreneur determined to bring positive change to the world through his creation of Nexus.
Through his knowledge of quantum physics, advanced coding and humanitarian awareness, Colin has designed a protocol and peer-to-peer network technology aimed at solving some of the most difficult challenges of today and tomorrow. His passion and study of physics, philosophy, history and cryptography, has taught him to remain grounded while enabling him to empower people through education, positivity, technology, and unity.

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Dino Farinacci

DINO FARINACCI

Software Engineer

Slack ID: @dino

Bio

Dino Farinacci is a software engineer, technology visionary and one of the creators of the internet. As one of the first Fellows at cisco Systems, Dino holds over 40 Internet and Networking related patents and has been a major IETF contributor for nearly 30 years with ~50 RFCs and Internet Drafts published. Dino is the founder of lispers.net, a non-profit engineering organization where he focuses on design and deployment of the LISP protocol for IoT, cryptocurrency and 5G mobile networks..

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Brian Smith

KRISHNA DODDI

Developer

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Krishna Doddi has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry. He started with C++ coding for a direct banking product at USAA and then went on to build a payment gateway at TSYS which handles billions of transactions. One third of credit card transactions go through this payment gateway. He later joined American Express as the Lead Technical Architect and improved their response times above 60%. Krishna made major contributions at American Express working with Apple Pay’s Amazon integration. After that Krishna joined Intel as Data Scientist working on IoT and big data initiatives as well as machine learning. In 2016 he ventured into startups and started working on blockchain and other successful web based startups including RVnGO.com and CarRentalWholesale.com. Beyond his love of coding, in his spare time Krishna enjoys playing chess.

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Brian Smith

BRIAN SMITH

Developer

Slack ID: @resistance_is_futile

Bio

Brian Smith is an exceptional software engineer with an Associates degree in video game development and a Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering. His corporate experience includes working for a Fortune 500 Company. His favorite languages are C++, C, Java, and his skills are centered around breaking down complex problems and finding simple and efficient solutions. Brian is bringing agile methods to organize and structure the Nexus framework and will be a core developer of the TAO. He loves learning about artificial intelligence and quantum philosophy. In his spare time, Brian enjoys painting, gaming and writing lyrics.

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Bryan Hallmark

BRYAN HALLMARK

Software Engineer

Slack ID: @hallmark

Bio

Bryan Hallmark is a dedicated software engineer and web developer. A recent transplant from the pharmaceutical industry, Bryan brings over a decade of experience in software development and web development to the Nexus team. Having worked on over a dozen different industry deployed software projects, he is very eager to shift gears and put his talents to use for Nexus and its community. In his free time Bryan enjoys playing ice hockey, surfing and spending time with his family and friends.

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Kendal Cormany

SCOTT SIMON

Software Engineer

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Scott has a long history as a systems developer, working on projects for over 30 companies. With a Computer Engineering degree from The University of Wisconsin and an MBA in Finance and Investments from University of Michigan, most of his projects have focused on securities trading and settlement, mutual funds, corporate finance, and insurance, using tools such as C/C++, Java, Perl, and various internet technologies.

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Dillon Dugan

DILLON DUGAN

Software Engineer

Slack ID: @Dillon Dugan

Bio

Dillon is a skilled JavaScript coder focused on building a quality user experience. He graduated from WOZ U in 2018 with a full stack web development certificate and Arizona State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. With his diverse skill set, he is bringing a fresh perspective to Nexus. In his spare time, Dillon enjoys tinkering in his garage on a auto and woodwork projects.

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Kendal Cormany

KENDAL CORMANY

Software Engineer

Slack ID: @Kendal Cormany

Bio

Kendal graduated in 2012 with a BA of Science and has since programmed and release apps and games on multitude platforms including: PC/Mac, Web, IOS/Android, Steam, and even the Playstation Network. He has most of his experience in Unity 3D creating apps/games in both 2D and 3D. Kendal started coding at a young age “modding” games and using GameMaker to write his own games. He practices building and breaking things in order to better understand how they work, often figuring out how the user will break it before they even try. Kendal hopes his contributions towards Nexus will usher in a new way systems interact with other systems. In his spare time he likes to play games and build plastic models.

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Max Rudometkin

DEMORIO FLUKER

Software Engineer

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Demorio (Demo) Fluker has always been fascinated with the inner workings and compositions of things. It started with PC building and quickly escalated to building applications and websites. With the decision to finally turn that fascination into a career, he attended Woz U graduating in 2018 as a certified web developer. Demo aims to bring his creativity, talent, and positive energy to Nexus as a front-end software engineer. In his spare time, Demo enjoys producing instrumentals and songs in his home studio.

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