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The Rent Jungle Team

Spencer Whitman

General Manager

After two years as a product manager at Google Shopping, Spencer is happy to be back in a smaller company where he is closer to the customers. Prior to Google, Spencer started AppCertain, the first parental control app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Before all of that, Spencer worked in multiple research labs at CMU where he received his BS in Computer Science and a masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

When not hacking on personal projects or helping his wife self-publish her poetry, there's a good chance that Spencer is watching Netflix or practicing traditional Kung Fu. He also enjoys commuting on his electric bicycle.

Amanda Bock

Manager of Operations

Amanda joined Rent Jungle in December 2015 as the Customer Success Analyst. In September 2017 she was promoted to Manager of Operations. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in French and Italian in 2009, and an MA in Italian Literature in 2013. She also studied Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Before working at Rent Jungle, Amanda worked at Google Pittsburgh improving user experience on Google Shopping. Her French bulldog Marcel is also a happy member of our team. In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling, cooking and watching spy shows.

Daniel Lanigan

Lead Developer

Daniel has extensive expertise in web applications development and has managed multi-million entry database systems. As Lead Developer, he oversees all programming operations, strategic product development and interface usability, and leads the coding of Rent Jungle's cutting edge technology which he co-developed. Prior to Rent Jungle, he also worked at Aethon, a leading maker of automated robots, where he designed, developed and implemented an enterprise scale web application, integrated multi-department data into one system to streamline operations, created reporting interfaces and improved statistical computation.

Daniel started programming in BASIC when he was seven and received his BS in Computer Science from Bethany College.

Erik Singer

Senior Developer

Erik Singer has worked at Rent Jungle since 2011. He is in charge of the spidering backend of Rent Jungle, correctly identifying listings and parsing their information. Erik joined Rent Jungle as his first job out of college. He has a BS in Computer Science from Grove City College.

Bianca Root

Project and Product Manager / Developer

Bianca joined Rent Jungle at the end of 2014 as a part-time manager and developer. Her previous experience was with PTC and IBM as a developer, consultant, and unofficial manager. She has a BS in Computer Science from Seton Hill University and now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband. Outside of the office, she enjoys various endeavors, including drawing, poetry writing, gaming, reading, and singing.

Sid Lambert

Web Developer

With a background in back end development, Sid is the most recent addition to RentJungle as of late 2014. Sid has previously worked within the gaming and marketing industries. He enjoys bicycling, gardening, reading about outer space and games of all sorts. Sid has built a number of online poker calculators and played in the World Series of Poker. He graduated from RIT with a BS in Information Technology, with a minor in Cognitive Psychology.

Drew Zhrodague

IT Operations

Drew brings 20 years of experience with startups as a systems administrator. As Operations Engineer, Drew handles the systems and provisioning of our environment, to make life easier for our developers. Drew is known for organizing dorkbotpgh, working on the local pittmesh wireless mesh network, and a few talks at hackpittsburgh.

Grant Bachman

Developer

Grant joined the Rent Jungle team in June 2015 as a software developer, where he works on the backend web crawling system, primarily using Python and AWS. He comes from a healthcare software background, having previously worked at Epic and UPMC. Prior to entering the labor force, Grant graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Economics. In his free time, Grant enjoys finance, space (as in rockets), and personal development. He hopes to start his own company one day.

Michael Mele

Data Analyst

Michael Mele began working at Rent Jungle in July 2015 as a Data Analyst. He previously worked for DeVilbiss Healthcare, a manufacturing company that produces specialized respiratory medical devices, as an Industrial Engineer. Michael has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MS in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.

Dan Foley

Senior Web Developer

Dan joined Rent Jungle's team in June of 2016. Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 with a BS in computer science, Dan has been developing web sites. From 2006 until he joined Rent Jungle's team in 2016, Dan was the sole programmer for SockDreams.com, a multi-million dollar e-commerce site. Before entering into the technology world, Dan was a musician and audio engineer. He currently plays keyboard in The Hi-Level Band. In his spare time, Dan enjoys spending time with his 2 daughters, wife and dog. He is also an active volunteer in the community, coaching both soccer and basketball, as a member of Brentwood's as 4th of July planning committee and helping Handmade Arcade with its technology needs.

Brian Coulter

Senior Software Engineer

Brian Coulter is joining the team to work on spider management and other back-end development. He previously worked at Westinghouse Electric Company developing reactor monitoring software. Before that he graduated from Penn State with degrees in Physics and Nuclear Engineering. In his free time, Brian is active in a number of local sports leagues, including softball, volleyball and ultimate frisbee. When he has the time he also enjoys rock climbing and improv comedy.

David Watson

Senior Software Developer

Dave joined Rent Jungle in Sept 2016. David has spent most of his career working as a technical contributor in a variety of startups from Boston to Seattle. He lives in Mt. Lebanon with his wife, Wendy. When he's not computing, he enjoys music, nature, and reading.

Colleen Tague

Customer Support Administrator

Colleen started at Rent Jungle in November 2016 as a Customer Support Admin. Colleen graduated from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor's degree in business. When Colleen is not at the Jungle, she enjoys her time by spending it with her dogs and doing yoga. Namaste!.

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