Our Team

Get to know the people behind the genius.

Ty Mulholland

Pun Master

Ty Mulholland is the President of Wildland, and has over 10 years of experience leading highly talented teams through large scale projects. Ty has developed projects for large companies such as Microsoft, Hyundai, and Lamb Weston as well as small and locally owned startups. He is passionate about technology that enhances people’s lives. Ty is an avid supporter of the community. He is a board member for Fuse Co-Working, has been a Tri-Conf organizer, Startup Weekend Organizer, WSU guest lecturer, Launch University Keynote and founded several meet ups in the community. He lives in Richland with his wife and three daughters.

Torey Azure

Torey Azure


Torey founded BrandCraft in 2012. An artist at heart with an entrepreneurial spirit. Torey’s background winds through Science & Engineering (a registered Civil Engineer) until he decided to chase his true passion – marketing. After short stints away, the Tri-Cities area lured him back to plant roots and put up shop. Free time consists of golf, coaching, beer tasting (12oz tasters), and photography.

Matthew Burg

Matthew Burg


The Piano Man

Matt is Wildland’s Business Development Director. Joining our team in December of 2017, Matt brings with him a passion for building relationships, and serving others. A Portland, OR transplant, Matt enjoys playing/recording music, spending time exploring the great outdoors with his wife, and playing with his dog “Olive”.

Nester Guzman

Nestor Guzman

The Güz

Nestor is a Tri-City native with a B.S. in Operations Management and Information Systems from the University of Idaho. He joined Wildland at the start of 2018 and brings 5 years of Project Management experience with him. Nestor left the Tri-Cities in 2008 and found himself reeled back in 2017 by the opportunity to build a small self-sustaining farm. He spends most of his off time raising chickens, playing video games, or spending time with his wife and their two dogs Turtle and Paisley.

Chad Zink

The Myth

Chad started at Wildland Labs in late 2015 bring with him 16 years of experience in software development and product development. Chad’s role is to work with the executive team to execute the company’s strategic goals. Additionally, he works with the Chief Software Architect (Sam Clopton) to implement Wildland’s software development process and technologies to meet company standards and client needs. Born and raised in Southeastern Washington, Chad is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master in Business Administration.

Brett Spooner

Human-Cyborg Relations

Brett dedicates much of his time to the growth and expansion of small businesses and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Tri-Cities. He strives to provide innovative solutions for businesses faced with technological challenges. When Brett is not immersed in the business community of the Tri-Cities, he spends time with his wife and daughters. He enjoys mountain biking, hunting, golf, and writing science fiction. He dreams of a downtown Richland and a unified Tri-Cities produced, in part, by his business law efforts.

Casey Stratton

Baron von Bean Counter

Casey Stratton is a native Tri-Citizen and joined the Wildland team in early 2016 as CFO. His MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship compliment his drive to solve problems by building relationships. He is an advocate of our local community and believes in companies that contribute to a sense of community and economy. Casey lives in Richland with his wife and super active son and can be seen riding his bike to work when the weather allows.


Nathan Ockerman

The Cynic

An English major turned techie, Nathan joined the Wildland Team as an intern in early 2016, and is now a staffed Junior Developer. Before Wildland he was a teaching assistant for the Web Development course at General Assembly technical school. A more-or-less Tri-City native, he spent a number of years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he slipped and fell into the world of coding languages. A lifelong writer, Nathan can usually be found with either a book or pen and paper in hand, and every once in a while, those pages scribble’s wind up in some publication or another. He lives in Richland with his wife and daughter, and assures you that he is in fact human—despite coworkers’ claims of his robotic nature.

Erin Schmidt

Whiz Kid

Erin is Wildland’s resident design systems evangelist. Passionate about application design, she joined Wildland in 2015 as an interface developer. Erin has always been an active community member participating in organizations such as CampFire USA, Boy Scouts of America, and Atomic Cooperative Market. Erin is currently on the board of Fuse Co-Working and supporting efforts for a new bicycle cooperative, Wheelhouse. Erin and her husband spend their free time with three busy teens and enjoy backpacking and bicycling around the Pacific Northwest. Erin has been tinkering with web work for over 15 years. She received her degree in Computer Science with an Art emphasis from Columbia Basin College in 2011 and has been professionally creating beautiful things ever since.


Amy Kennedy

Energy Personified

Amy is a Tri-Cities transplant with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from California State University Fullerton. She takes pride in calling the Wildland office her home away from home in between yoga practice and frozen yogurt runs. During her free time she can be found playing video games with her husband and running around with her son-in-pomeranian-form, Knuckles.

Kevin “Keveen” Haro

Coffee Guzzler

Kevin is a zany software developer birthed from the hop fields of Moxee, Washington. After earning a Computer Science degree from Central Washington University he moved to Richland to begin his career. Although relatively new to the Tri-Cities, this fine lad is an avid member of the local co-working community. In his off time he can be found working on personal projects or playing Pokemon Go.


Sam Clopton

The Man

Sam is one of the original members of Wildland, and currently serves as the organization’s chief architect; providing the long-term technical vision for our development projects. Sam is a native of the Tri-Cities and graduated from WSU Tri-Cities with a degree in Computer Science. He loves snowboarding, hiking, and teaching people how to make super delicious coffee, and currently lives in Richland with his son.

Isaac “Ike” Lewis

The Legend

Isaac joined Wildland as a Senior Developer after working for over 10 years in web technologies across multiple industries. Isaac has led teams implementing robust, modern technology platforms for organizations, helping translate web innovations into pragmatic business decisions. A farm boy at heart, he loves building technology for the agricultural industry. Isaac enjoys literature, outdoorsman-ship, philosophy, and messing about in boats. He lives in Richland with his wife Sarah.


Joe Weakley

Mr. Automagical

Joe is a Senior Developer at Wildland and has been developing software professionally for over 10 years; everything from large web-based applications to tiny embedded applications. Joe started building awesome things for Wildland in 2015 as one of the original team members. Although Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, he and his wife frequently find themselves camping in the beautiful wilderness that Washington State offers.

Herby Derbs

Herb Collingridge

The Fifth Element

Herb Collingridge has been with Wildland from the start. He enjoys designing, rocking branding, web development, and print and product design. Prior to Wildland, Herb was “footloose and fancy free-lancing” for several Fortune 1000, 500, and 250 clients for more than 10 years. He plays well with others, revels in nurturing one-on-one relationships, and likes to foster the talent in others. When not busy crafting a brand or gulping coffee, you can find Herb on a river (and other, secret fishing holes) fly fishing with his wife, brother, and Dad or playing video games. He also enjoys photography, sci-fi shows/movies, and snowboarding.

Jessica Miracle

Jessica Miracle

The Miracle Designer

Jessica grew up in Tri-Cities, left for college (Central Grad) and decided to stay in the dry heat of the Eastside of Washington State. She started as an intern with Brandcraft in 2015. Jessica is the go-to Swiss Army Knife of design. We throw everything at her – code, vectors, Content Management Systems (CMS) – and… she can illustrate. At home you’ll find her gaming, drawing and Netflixing.

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