Meet the Team
Co-Founder, Product Design
Terri has been a professional in the video industry for over 30 years, working as product manager, designer and subject matter expert for companies such as Lightworks, Tektronix, Fast Multimedia, Pinnacle Systems and Avid.
Video editing has been her life-long passion and she brings that passion to LumaTouch.
Prior to co-founding LumaTouch she was Senior Principal Product Designer and Product Manager at Avid creating Pinnacle Studio for PC and Pinnacle Studio for iOS.
Terri received her BA in Visual Communications from the Evergreen State College, and her Professional Certificate in Human Centered Design and Engineering from University of Washington.
Chris has over 30 years of software engineering and leadership experience, specializing in video and GPU video processing technologies.
He co-founded Hollywood FX in 1993, delivered an award-winning line of 3D video motion graphic products, and helped engineer the sale of Hollywood FX to Pinnacle Systems in 1999. As part of the Pinnacle Studio team at Pinnacle, Avid and then Corel, he created and integrated numerous technologies and products for 3D motion graphics, GPU video processing, digital-rights-management, and much more.
He led the development and release of the highly-successful Pinnacle Studio for iPad (previously Avid Studio).
Chris received his BS in Computer Science at Westminster College.
Director of Quality Assurance
Androu leads quality assurance testing, provides technical support, and consults on editing feature design.
Androu has been a video editor for the best part of 30 years. He began his career in London as an offline editor for One Zero Nine Productions working on a variety of programs. With the advent of non-linear editing he found a position with Lightworks as a technical support specialist.
He has had a strong involvement with various non-linear editing systems in the past 15 years including Avid Media Composer, Newscutter, FAST Systems 601, Pinnacle Liquid, Premiere Pro and FCPX.
Most recently he worked as an independent videographer and editor in the Pacific Northwest.
Chris brings over 20 years’ experience in consumer products and technology leadership at Procter & Gamble before transitioning into software development.
At P&G, he delivered technology for some of the biggest consumer brands in the world. In addition, he worked on key supplier relationships establishing strong partnerships and technology portfolios.
He brings a passion for delivering new products and experiences to customers as well as for iOS and MacOS development. Chris received his BS in Chemistry at Marquette University and PhD in Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University.
Ben Poulsen is part of the Luma Touch development team, developing new features and fixing bugs.
Since childhood, Ben’s passion for performing music lead to a fascination with the audio recording process. This intrigue for “all things music” inspired him to seek out opportunities in the audio/video field.
After completing an iOS Mobile Development program, Ben graduated from Mountainland Technical College in May 2019. Soon after graduating, he joined the Luma Touch development team in July of 2019. Since then Ben remains driven to incorporate his passion into Luma Touch’s capabilities.
As part of the Luma Touch development team, Zac programs new features, and performs bug fixes and UI updates.
Zac not only graduated from DevMountain, but now also teaches iOS programming there. He has been active in the Utah artistic community for the better part of 8 years. With multiple album releases on iTunes and Spotify, he brings a creative perspective to audio and video integration.
He continues to own and operate a Salt Lake City based music label, where he facilitates production, engineering, marketing, and distribution for multiple projects, and continues to maintain healthy communal relationships with Utah artists, venues, and organizations.
Software Test Engineer
Raija joined the team after graduating from the University of Colorado-Boulder. At LumaTouch, Raija plans to build new software skills, and assist the team in delivering their exceptional product. She is particularly interested in testing that ensures a great customer experience.
Scott breaks LumaFusion so you don’t have to! With more than 20 years doing documentary work, Scott is excited to be making and polishing the tools that help storytellers tell their stories. He’s thrilled to give LumaFusion users the kind of support he’s always wanted to receive.
In addition to product testing and customer success, Scott frequently works both sides of the camera for Luma Touch’s video productions.
Scott holds a graduate degree in Journalism (UC Berkeley), is the DP of a Sundance-supported feature documentary, has published several books of photography, hears he’s a pretty good husband, and is the father of a rambunctious son. He is also a year-round Seattle bike commuter, which makes him at least 16% more badass.
Nell Danforth is a Product Specialist at Luma Touch. With a background in graphic design and video production, Nell supports the company’s quality assurance, design, and marketing efforts.
Prior to joining Luma Touch, Nell contributed to video production projects at Western Oregon University. Her passion for video was sparked as a kid when she began making short videos with friends on Movie Maker. Since then Nell has immersed herself in learning the craft of video production and has become an expert at the deep features and use of LumaFusion, making her an excellent choice for Product Specialist.
Nell is a graduate of Western Oregon University where she studied Art and Design.
Quality Assurance Specialist
Jasmine Hoff has a BA in media studies and film with a minor in psychology from the Evergreen State College.
As far as filmmaking goes, Jasmine has tried everything she can get her hands on, from flatbed film editing on a Steenbeck to filming with a 16mm Bolex camera to working with digital media. But her favorite camera to shoot with is still her trusty Nikon D3 100.
Jasmine was a production assistant while interning for a large post-production company in Seattle. She has experience working with foley, taping auditions, client services, studio operation, and much more. Jasmine has a thirst for knowledge of all kinds and continues to go to school for veterinary medicine prerequisites while working for Luma Touch.
Marketing and Social Media
Derrick is at the front line of our social media channels focusing on communicating with our customers and creating multimedia content.
Originally from LaGrange, Indiana, Derrick has a B.S. in theatre production from Ball State University. After college, Derrick joined the U.S. Army and served in the US, Kuwait, South Korea, and Japan as a public affairs broadcaster all while earning a Masters of Humanities degree. After serving, Derrick earned an art degree from Portland State University and worked as a marketer for Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Derrick loves most things creative. He enjoys consuming and making videos, comics, games, and art. His ultimate goal is to remain young right up to the moment his old body gives out on him. And then have his mind uploaded to the cloud…
Andrew has been developing for Apple platforms for 15 years, with a particular focus on media, especially audio programming. He loves working on tools that enable creative people to do great work.
Andrew started his career as a hardware engineer primarily working on robotics with experience doing analog, digital, and mixed-signal design. A love of the Mac and Apple platforms led him to transition to Mac and then iOS development. As part of the engineering team at Mixed In Key he contributed to and led development of several award-winning music applications for the Mac and iOS.
Before joining the Luma Touch team, he spent the previous 4 years teaching iOS development at DevMountain, as well as creating the iOS program at Lambda School and leading all curriculum development there.
Andrew received a BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah, where he focused on analog and RF design.
Customer Support and Quality Assurance
Originally from Kansas, Max was brought to the PNW by serving in the US Navy where he worked as an Interior Communications Electrician. After his time in the military, Max followed his dream of attending film school and obtained an AA in Digital Media Arts from Bellevue College. He has since worked for companies like Yuen Lui Studios and KOMO News, and has brought his combined knowledge of media production and client relations to the LumaTouch team.
When Max isn’t editing, you can usually find him with a video game controller in his hand, at the dog park or on the hunt for a new nightlife spot in Seattle. He’s also an avid fan of interactive novels and pro wrestling.
Customer Support and Quality Assurance
Keith is an EMMY award winning Video Storyteller, Photojournalist and Editor
with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of video production. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, with a BA in journalism.
Woking with the team at LumaTouch gives Keith the opportunity to help other storytellers and editors create videos that inspire, entertain and
Prior to joining LumaTouch, Keith spent the last 10 plus years running a boutique video production company in Seattle, focused on Corporate, Non- Profit and Documentary storytelling.
In his free time Keith enjoys spending time with his family, and exploring the
mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Spencer is a Software Engineer at LumaTouch, working on fixing bugs, and adding more functionality. He began his programming career going through a coding bootcamp, and later was able to teach iOS development for 4 years between DevMountain and Lambda School. He dove into video production in high school and participated in the Utah High School Film Festival. He now mostly edits video but loves to shoot whenever he goes somewhere new. Spencer also shoots film photography and enjoys developing it at home. Spencer’s personal work includes continuing to expand his knowledge of programming, especially with Server-Side Swift. He has a habit of having an ever-expanding list of side-projects, and rarely ever finishes any. He also loves computer hardware and is constantly building/upgrading his computers.
Customer Support Specialist
Amy is part of the LumaTouch quality assurance team. She has been producing, directing and editing documentary films for over 15 years. She is passionate about all aspects of filmmaking from concept to postproduction. She especially loves the struggle and magic that happen during the editing process. She is thrilled to be working with LumaTouch customers with all levels of experience to help their projects come to fruition.
Her Sundance-supported feature documentary, Drawing the Tiger, premiered at Hot Docs in 2015 and received awards from festivals around the world. She continues to work with the protagonists of the film in documenting their lives in Nepal. She believes that stories are what make us human, and the ability to tell our own stories is the answer to what ails us.
As Luma Touch’s project manager, Emma interprets operations to inform decision making and scopes the team’s efforts with care. Emma is most at home when they are creating and leading. They graduated with a BS in Games with a focus on production, which they put to work on many projects. Their management experience includes producing several successful crowdfunding campaigns, heading an independent gaming community with prominent industry partners and sponsors, and self publishing a highly rated roleplaying game. If Emma isn’t managing a project, you can find them in the mountains!
Samantha is an accessibility-minded writer ensuring that LumaFusion’s user guide documents are up to date and understandable, to help you stay creating in the app using all the tools at your disposal. A writer for more than a decade, Samantha graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA in Information Technology, with a focus on accessibility and data science. In her free time, Samantha enjoys writing creatively, creating visualizations out of election data, and running local events for hobbyist communities.
Content Creation Specialist
Caroline is a video producer and presenter at LumaTouch, shooting and editing a range of content designed to inspire and educate our users. With an extensive background in broadcast journalism and news innovation, Caroline has a passion for storytelling and reaching audiences in new and exciting ways. She’s shot content for a multitude of broadcasters, and has trained thousands of TV producers and journalists in content creation. In her spare time, you’ll find Caroline scouting London for line dance events and country music gigs – a hobby of hers that has seen her interviewed many times on national TV in the UK, as her alter-ego ‘City Cowgirl’. As a certified LumaTouch trainer, Caroline also runs the LumaTouch Academy, holding live lessons and webinars for our customers around the world. Caroline received a BA in Multimedia Journalism from Bournemouth University.
Kevin Bourke is the founder and principal of BourkePR, a public relations and communications consultancy specializing in the media/entertainment, production, post-production and music tech space.
Kevin provides PR counsel and outreach for Luma Touch.
What We Do
We design products that are powerful, easy, and fun to use. Our user-centered approach to design focuses on constantly refining every user interaction throughout the creation, development and ongoing evolution of our products.
We’ve been engineering and innovating creative tools for video since the early days of desktop digital video. We constantly strive to marry the latest technology with the best development practices to create amazing software.
When you email us at email@example.com you’ll communicate directly with the designers and developers of Luma Touch products, where we support an ever-growing community of amazing users who find new ways to get more from our products than we ever imagined.