Devin Gauthier

[Co-Founder/Vice-President]

Devin Gauthier

Digital Strategist

With a Bachelor of Arts Degree specializing in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph, Devin’s education prepared him to become a software developer, think analytically,...

With a Bachelor of Arts Degree specializing in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph, Devin’s education prepared him to become a software developer, think analytically, and communicate effectively. He has more than 17 years of experience in the web development industry, including over 16 years as a partner with Sandbox Software Solutions.

Over those years, he has helped lead web and software development projects (both internal and external solutions) for small and large-scale public and private sector clients.

Project Roles

Devin's primary focus is supporting clients with functional and technical requirements for sites and software systems. He can also advise on technical and accessibility best practices and approaches. He participates actively in facilitating our Digital Strategy workshops and will play a key role in identifying technical solutions which best meet the goals and requirements of our clients.

Mark George

[Co-Founder/President]

Mark George

Technical Lead

Mark holds a B. Sc. in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph. He is highly skilled in web application development, server setup and maintenance, database,...

Mark holds a B. Sc. in Computing and Information Science from the University of Guelph. He is highly skilled in web application development, server setup and maintenance, database, database architecture and development, integrated systems, web-based graphical user interface development, requirements gathering and management, technical support and e-commerce. He makes use of programming languages including Java, J2EE, and PHP and is highly capable with CSS, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, XML, XSLT, jQuery and Terminal Services. He is experienced with databases in MySQL, SQL Server.

Project Roles

Mark will support the strategists in meeting with technical team members from your team. He will also assist in the development of requirements associated with technical infrastructure, security and content management system selection. Mark may also lead development teams assigned to your project.

Denise Jupp

 

Denise Jupp

Vice President of Administration

Denise Jupp is a valued member of the Sandbox team, with over 13 years’ experience in Marketing and Advertising on both the client and agency sides. Before joining...

Denise Jupp is a valued member of the Sandbox team, with over 13 years’ experience in Marketing and Advertising on both the client and agency sides. Before joining Sandbox, she turned her love of gardening into a successful organic landscape gardening firm, maintaining over 30 gardens in the Guelph area. With a passion for details, process efficiency and getting things done, Denise shares her unique skill set with Sandbox Software’s diverse client base.

Denise oversees Sandbox’s finances, human resources and procurement policies. Denise has been with Sandbox since 2011 in a variety of roles and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her position.

Kara Gauthier

 

Kara Gauthier

Director of Employee Growth and Culture

With a background in food science, quality assurance, product development and project management, Kara has been involved in the strategic initiatives of some of Canada’s largest food brands....

With a background in food science, quality assurance, product development and project management, Kara has been involved in the strategic initiatives of some of Canada’s largest food brands.

Kara became involved in the planning, development and implementation of large software programs used throughout her corporate departments.  Interested in the future of technology, she took the leap from food to IT. Kara is the driving force of support for our current employees on their personal and professional journeys. She works to enhance our already robust internal culture and leads on our AmplifyingGood initiatives.

Although she is no longer working with food, she still flexes the knowledge she gained  from a degree in food science from University of Guelph and culinary arts diploma from George Brown, in her kitchen at home.

Derek Dekroon

 

Derek Dekroon

Senior Software Developer

A recent graduate of Software Engineering at the University of Guelph, Derek has worked for Sandbox since 2014. Whether as a co-op student or a senior developer, Derek...

A recent graduate of Software Engineering at the University of Guelph, Derek has worked for Sandbox since 2014. Whether as a co-op student or a senior developer, Derek has been a part of the development of 30+ websites, 4 iOS apps, 1 react native app, and multiple custom software projects. He loves learning new frameworks and doesn't waver from trying to build the best solutions possible. In his spare time, Derek enjoys playing and watching sports, solving puzzles, and working on projects around the house.

Drew Edwards

 

Drew Edwards

Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Drew built his first website using clip-art and HTML code in the 1990s and has been noodling around with various content management systems ever since. A journalist by...

Drew built his first website using clip-art and HTML code in the 1990s and has been noodling around with various content management systems ever since. A journalist by training, Drew spent two decades as an award-winning reporter and editor before shifting his focus to digital projects. With plenty of experience with the creative process, Drew also enjoys the technical challenges and analysis involved with building truly great websites.

Drew has an unwavering passion for fostering meaningful connections with our partners. He leads pivotal initiatives in expanding collaborative opportunities across all facets of our business.

Meg Harding, CPACC

 

Meg Harding, CPACC

Accessibility Specialist and Quality Assurance Coordinator

Meg joined the team at Sandbox in 2017 and loves what the industry has to offer. She started as a production associate, assisting the web and software teams...

Meg joined the team at Sandbox in 2017 and loves what the industry has to offer. She started as a production associate, assisting the web and software teams on various projects. In 2020, she moved into a Project Management role with the web team. In 2022, Meg shifted roles to head accessibility initiatives and coordinate quality assurance across the web team.

Meg is an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) and has a passion for creating inclusive online spaces. She believes that everyone should be able to enjoy a website regardless of how that site is accessed, navigated through, or perceived.

When she’s not behind her computer, Meg is likely enjoying some time playing with her daughter, watching movies, reading comic books, or playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Project Roles

Meg will support your project with an extensive understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2) requirements and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). She will take a compassionate look at design and functionality while considering the needs of assistive tool users and any who would benefit from a more universally inclusive experience. Meg performs thorough quality assurance audits of your project throughout its lifecycle to ensure consistency, accessibility, and an overall positive user experience.

David McAskile

 

David McAskile

Digital Project Manager

A graduate of Dalhousie University’s Applied Computer Science program, David has been with Sandbox since 2018. Having previously worked as Sandbox’s Support Coordinator and Quality Assurance Analyst, David...

A graduate of Dalhousie University's Applied Computer Science program, David has been with Sandbox since 2018. Having previously worked as Sandbox's Support Coordinator and Quality Assurance Analyst, David now uses his customer service skills and attention to detail as a Digital Project Manager.

When not working, David can be found reading, watching movies, or building and painting scale models.

Jim Lloyd

 

Jim Lloyd

Web Media Designer

Jim Lloyd, a graduate of the Graphic Design Production, Mohawk College, has been responsible for more than 150 website and intranet designs during his tenure with Sandbox Software...

Jim Lloyd, a graduate of the Graphic Design Production, Mohawk College, has been responsible for more than 150 website and intranet designs during his tenure with Sandbox Software Solutions. He has more than 10 years of experience creating digital designs, logos, brochures and animations. He is conversant with a broad range of software, including the Adobe Creative Suite.

Project Roles

Jim is instrumental in design of your web projects. He is adept at creating custom concepts that align with existing organizational branding using responsive design best practices.

Dean Maloney

 

Dean Maloney

Senior Software Developer

After getting his first computer in the early 90s, Dean started learning about the internet and playing with technology right away. He doesn’t miss the hiss and crackle...

After getting his first computer in the early 90s, Dean started learning about the internet and playing with technology right away. He doesn’t miss the hiss and crackle of the dial up modem handshake. As a first foray into development, he created a personal website with some dragon pics and poetry just for kicks. He continued to learn more about development throughout the 90s, through university (completing a Bachelor of Science - Hon.) and then in college (completing an IT diploma).

Dean started his development career in 2000 when Y2K failed to decimate the world. He has worked with many technologies over the years but considers web applications and web service integrations his specialty.

Since joining the Sandbox team in 2018, Dean has worked as a senior software developer on larger projects. From these projects, he’s had the pleasure of pitching in on architecture and design, assisting with planning, meeting with clients, contributing with day to day development, mentoring teammates, and much more.

When he’s not trapped in the Matrix or transfixed by a computer screen’s glare, Dean is likely hanging with his family, reading, watching movies, listening to music and playing guitar.

Brenden Demetroff

 

Brenden Demetroff

Support, Infrastructure and Security Manager

Brenden graduated from the Computer Programmer Analyst program at Durham College in 2018. Since graduation he has been working in the health care and education fields in both...

Brenden graduated from the Computer Programmer Analyst program at Durham College in 2018. Since graduation he has been working in the health care and education fields in both private and government sectors as a web developer. Brenden has been using and experimenting with computers since his first computer at age 6. Brenden manages the intricacies of hosting and maintenance, to create a positive ecosystem in our support environment. Brenden, with the rest of our team, ensures that our customers receive nothing short of excellence.

When he is not in front of a computer writing code, you can probably find Brenden racing his Scion FRS at various tracks, doing tricks on his BMX bike or playing competitive video games. Brenden is also a massive Toronto sports fan, GO LEAFS GO.

Stephen Wry

 

Stephen Wry

Web Developer

Stephen has been the go-to “tech guy” for all of his life, since the early days of 28.8kbps dial-up modems and Pentium Pro processors. Drawn to the digital...

Stephen has been the go-to "tech guy" for all of his life, since the early days of 28.8kbps dial-up modems and Pentium Pro processors. Drawn to the digital frontier by early chat rooms like mIRC and online gaming, in tandem with his hobbies as an amateur artist and writer, it was only a matter of time until he made his first attempt at creating his own video game when he was fourteen years old. His love for creative programming led to a degree as a Computer Programmer/Analyst from Conestoga College, specializing in front-end, creative and adaptive user interface designs.

Stephen has worked with Sandbox for nearly three years, building multiple website solutions for health care clients. It is his joy to help create the digital tools needed to assist people that give care and warmth to the world.

Jerry Xu

 

Jerry Xu

Software Developer

Jerry has had an interest in computers since the first time his parents bought him a big fat PC as a birthday present. He has witnessed the change...

Jerry has had an interest in computers since the first time his parents bought him a big fat PC as a birthday present. He has witnessed the change of PC to be smaller and more powerful as time goes on. However, he is not a hardware guy, but a software guy.

He has a background in computer science and has been involved in website and software development since University. He joined Sandbox's software team in 2019 and is interested in all the projects across the company.

Aside from work, Jerry read novels, watches anime, and enjoys playing mobile games. He loves spicy food. Whenever there is a chance, he will try the hottest stuff in a restaurant. It's possible he's has destroyed all of his taste buds from eating spicy food for so long! The team at Sandbox is always looking for Jerry to try the next spicy challenge.

Jacqueline Taylor

 

Jacqueline Taylor

Project Delivery Manager

In 2019 Jacqueline graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. She loves working with people and coming up with innovative solutions for clients. Jacqueline ensures...

In 2019 Jacqueline graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. She loves working with people and coming up with innovative solutions for clients. Jacqueline ensures that our clients experience a holistic and cutting-edge approach to their digital needs whether that be in the realm of web, software, or both!

Outside of work, Jacqueline enjoys playing video games, watching sports, long walks with her dog Yoshi, tending to her plants, and spending time with friends and family.

Matt Graham

 

Matt Graham

Senior Web Developer

Matt is a brilliant web developer who started programing in high school. He never had any doubt that he was going into web development. He graduated from multimedia...

Matt is a brilliant web developer who started programing in high school. He never had any doubt that he was going into web development. He graduated from multimedia design at Durham College and over the past 14 years he has gone back and forth between website development and web app development. Sandbox is lucky to have him on the team. 

Thanh Nguyen

 

Thanh Nguyen

Web Developer

Thanh has been developing websites for over 15 years after graduating with honours at the top of his class in 2007 at CDI College in Burnaby, BC. He...

Thanh has been developing websites for over 15 years after graduating with honours at the top of his class in 2007 at CDI College in Burnaby, BC. He started out developing on static websites using HTML code before learning WordPress which he now specializes in. Thanh has built many websites for different tiers of Canadian government and non-for-profit organizations throughout his career as a web developer. Through years of practice, Thanh has also acquired many techniques to increase the security of WordPress sites, making his work at Sandbox invaluable. 

Grant Dineen

 

Grant Dineen

Software Developer

Grant has been a full stack developer since he graduated from the Computer Programmer Analyst program in 2019 at Fanshaw College in London, ON. He immediately went to...

Grant has been a full stack developer since he graduated from the Computer Programmer Analyst program in 2019 at Fanshaw College in London, ON. He immediately went to work and acquired experience building custom websites primarily through React and Firebase software for corporate businesses. Grant joined the Sandbox software team in 2022 and wasted no time getting acquainted with the culture of Sandbox.

Riley Edwards

 

Riley Edwards

Digital Project Assistant

Riley spent a few years doing data entry work which allowed her to develop a specific eye for detail which comes in handy when entering content for web...

Riley spent a few years doing data entry work which allowed her to develop a specific eye for detail which comes in handy when entering content for web projects. When Riley joined the Sandbox team in 2021, she quickly adjusted to our fast-paced industry with ease. Since then, she has taken on many responsibilities outside her original duties including quality assurance and building our content control workbooks. With such a broad range of abilities and creative talents, Riley is right at home with the Sandbox team. 

David Edgar

 

David Edgar

Help Desk Coordinator

David started his education in computer science but shifted his focus and instead earned a diploma in web development from Academy of Learning College. He has had a...

David started his education in computer science but shifted his focus and instead earned a diploma in web development from Academy of Learning College. He has had a broad range of jobs in throughout his career including logistical work and IT support. David is also the Sandbox team travel bug as he is the only one who can say he has backpacked through Asia. Working now on Sandbox’s support team, he aids clients with bug fixes and performance issues on their websites.

Brittney Hoang

 

Brittney Hoang

Proposal Coordinator and Writer

After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), wherein Britt trekked through legal jargon and human rights discourse, Britt joined Sandbox’s business development team as...

After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), wherein Britt trekked through legal jargon and human rights discourse, Britt joined Sandbox’s business development team as a Proposal Coordinator and Writer. Equipped with refined senses for crafting documentation and a love for being detail-oriented, she is responsible for formulating proposals, collaborating with potential clients, and managing Sandbox’s social media! With an everlasting dedication to amplifying good, Britt has facilitated donation drives, and volunteered with various organizations both locally and internationally.

In her free time, Britt enjoys playing video games, such as those of the Call of Duty franchise, lighting and stoking a fire, going on hikes, playing the guitar, and if it’s summer, hanging out with her friends at the cottage where she will, most certainly, get a sunburn.

Joshua Harding

 

Joshua Harding

Senior Web Developer

A graduate of Canadore College, Joshua has been developing websites for over 15 years. With a specific interest in open source content management systems, like WordPress, he is...

A graduate of Canadore College, Joshua has been developing websites for over 15 years. With a specific interest in open source content management systems, like WordPress, he is a valuable member of the Sandbox team.