Meet the team

Member | CEO

People who worked with Nicholas Alipaz invariably have one statement in common, that they learned more under his guidance than from anyone else they have ever worked for. With a background in education he has helped to promote job-embedded learning for programmers at every company in which he has worked.

Since childhood, Nicholas had a knack for engineering which was grossly apparent in his Iowa Basic Test scores for math and science, scoring in the top 90-95 percentile for the national average. Pursuing his passions he geeked out in high school through classical music, Science Olympiad, Chess club and independent studies in computer programming, it was then that he learned a great deal about conceptual and conditional logic that drives programming and ultimately led him to a career in website technology.

As CEO and curator of project architecture at Stitch Technologies, Nicholas is moulding minds of the programmers on staff to continue with development that is on the bleeding edge of technology. In the world of website technology where everyone believes they will be the next Linus Torvalds, it is rare to find someone so invested in mentoring other programmers to do great work and continually improve their knowledge. Nicholas believes that in bettering staff who are excited about learning one can create a great company and grow with even more team members who do great work.

As a programmer, Nicholas Alipaz has been a contributor on since 2007 contributing modules, documentation and patches to the community. He has also presented on topics such as Display Suite, Custom formatters, theming, views and module packaging at Drupal Camps and meetups. He has been hired as an independent consultant for architecture, training and best practices in module development as well as leading the development of many large and influential websites.

Nicholas listens to trombone music (through headphones to avoid hurting any innocent bystanders) and enjoys riding his motorcycle to avoid the traffic. He can be found at parks on the westside of Los Angeles with his wife and kids on the weekend, giving to his children a passion for learning and adventure in life. He lives in the usually overcast pocket of California, Playa del Rey, with his wife, son and daughter.

Member | CIO

An explorer and a creator from an early age, Christopher Perry wasted no time in becoming a student of science and technology. Hailing from a small town in Mississippi, Christopher became fixated on books about the evolution of space exploration to stimulate his imagination and escape the doldrums of rural living. Throughout his years in primary school, he was known to acquaintences as 'that kid that won a medal at Space Camp' after being featured in a front page article of the local paper for winning the Most Outstanding Camper award at Space Camp Florida in the 4th grade.

Christopher started building computers and creating software as a hobby after receiving his first computer (a Performa 550) as a Christmas present in 1994. Ten years later, his continued fascination with web technologies transplanted him to the sprawling urban landscape of Los Angeles where he became Director of IT for The Groop, a reknown metro area design firm. It was during this period that Christopher decided to leave the IT field to specialize in PHP/Drupal development and he has not looked back.

The next few years would see Christopher climb the engineering ranks while working with a variety of west coast development shops. While building his base of freelance clients, Christopher was also a consultant for Drupal heavyweights Stauffer and Workhabit. These opportunities exponentially elevated Christopher's skills to match the scale of the enterprise-level web applications he was now delivering.

In May 2011, Christopher met Nicholas Alipaz while contracting for Advanstar Communications Inc., a Santa Monica based media conglomorate. At the time both were Senior Developers leading separate teams, but when asked to collaborate on a floundering late/over budget project, the two found that they made quite an effective leadership team. This led to Christopher and Nicholas to join forces and Christopher became Member and CIO of Stitch Technologies.

When not hunched over a grindstone, Christopher can be found in the Hollywood hills playing with his dogs Bowser and Samus, designing/creating analog synthesis devices, or making a fool of himself on the stages of Los Angeles fronting his retro-psych band Frankie Marathon.