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We’re the team behind Figure 53. We are engineers, artists, designers, composers, actors, musicians, and more. Many of us use Figure 53 software every day in our artistic lives outside the company. We live in Maryland, New York, and California. You can read more about us as individuals here, and you can read more about how we operate together as Figure 53 in our handbook.

Allison Clendaniel
Allison Clendaniel is an interdisciplinary artist living in Baltimore, MD. Her work encompasses sound, extended vocal technique, technology, and theatre. She has studied voice and movement with legendary performer and composer, Meredith Monk at the House Foundation. An avid advocate for the arts, she is Co-Artistic Director of Mind on Fire, a modular chamber orchestra, and co-founder of Feral Woman, a theatre troupe in Baltimore, MD.
Brent Lord
Brent is an iOS developer, composer, and audio editor in New York City. He has relied on computers for music-making ever since programming his Mac Plus to play Bach inventions better than he ever could. Past creative work includes music for dance, TV, independent film, stage musicals, and backing tracks for far too many theme park medleys. Brent created “Go Button” in 2011 to play sound cues from his iPhone and continues to oversee its ongoing development at Figure 53. He has a BA in Music from Concordia College, Moorhead MN, and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch.
Carlos Lalimarmo
In his free time, Carlos makes knives, takes pictures (preferably on Tri-X 400), swing dances, plays "ultimate," and trains his very good dog, Dusk. At work, he's plumbing Figure 53's cyber tubes, or helping build features for internal and customer-facing websites.
Chad Sellers
Chad Sellers joined the team in 2013. He also runs Useful Fruit, where he makes Pear Note for Mac and iOS. He lives with his wife and two little daughters in the suburbs, but works up the nerve to brave urban Baltimore regularly to join the other Maryland Figure 53 folks. He is from the south, and graduated from Auburn (War Eagle!) and Georgia Tech. These days, he focuses on writing Mac and iOS software, but he's also got experience doing low level Linux security development from a previous life. Outside of work, Chad is very active in his church, an amateur photographer, a musician, and an avid tennis player.
Charles Coes
Charles Coes is a sound designer and engineer and general theater person working in NY and around the world. He is a member of United Scenic Artists and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association, he has a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, where he teaches. Other than using technology to tell stories in rooms full of people his major aspiration is to sneak a recording of his dog Max into every show.
Chris Ashworth
Chris founded Figure 53 in 2006. He lives, bikes, and makes software in Baltimore. In a drawer somewhere he has an M.S. in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Theater Arts from Carleton College. He is a company member of The Acme Corporation.
Chris Cahoon
Christopher Cahoon is a software developer and musician living in Baltimore. He has designed show control and video for The Acme Corporation in Baltimore and VECTOR in Durham, NC, taught at Baltimore School for the Arts, and loves making music and playing ultimate.
Cricket Arrison
Cricket Arrison is a performer, producer, filmmaker and comedian in Los Angeles. She’s a member of the performance and video collective Wham City Comedy, and her work has appeared on Adult Swim and IFC. She has toured comedy nationally and has performed in many independent short films and plays. She is the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council grant for her individual solo performances. She loves experimenting with sound, and is a former radio producer and the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship in journalism.
Cricket Myers
Cricket is a Los Angeles based sound designer and a founding board member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association. She has designed sound for productions all over the country, including Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo on Broadway where she became the first woman to get a Tony Nomination for Sound Design. She serves on the Western Region Board of USA 829, and in her free time, Cricket rescues rabbits and the occasional stray cat.
Jasmine Hill
Jasmine is a computer programmer who loves to provide support for people of all technical background levels! By night, she waits up for the chance to answer your questions! When away from her computer, Jasmine can be found running, eating dessert, volunteering, or binge watching 90s movies and series.
Lee Kinney
Lee Kinney is a composer and sound designer based in New York. He grew up in New Brunswick, Canada, spent a few formative years in Athens, OH, and has been a proud member of the Figure 53 team since 2018. He is an avid collector of sneakers and snapbacks.
Lola Pierson
Lola Pierson is a playwright, writer, and director. A graduate of Baltimore School for the Arts, Bard College, and Towson University, she is passionate about the intersections of language, time, presence, and philosophy. She is the co-founding artistic director of The Acme Corporation (http://theacmecorporation.org/). She has been awarded "Best New Playwright" by the Baltimore City Paper and her productions of Beckett's Play and her own script Stranger Kindness won "Best Production of the Year." In total she is the winner of five Baltimore City Paper "Best of Baltimore" awards, and is the recipient of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance's “Ruby Award” for Literary Arts.
luckydave
luckydave has worked in most departments of technical theater for several decades, and now primarily helps people use QLab to make theater themselves. Occasionally, he can be found touring as a stage manager, lighting burlesque, or emceeing charity events.
Patrick Mcminn
Patrick McMinn is a composer, lighting designer, and multimedia artist based in Baltimore, MD. He writes extremely loud and extremely quiet music for chamber ensembles and generative software systems. He has toured extensively as the Technical Director of the Dan Deacon Ensemble, and is a member of Bedlam Brass, an anti-marching band, and Cora Sone, a dream-pop band out of Baltimore, MD.
Sam Kusnetz
Sam is a sound designer, composer, projections designer, production manager, photographer, teacher, and all-around theatrical problem solver working in and around New York City, as well as across the nation. He holds a B.A. in Theater from Brown University and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.
Sean Dougall
Hailed by The New York Times as “a Twitter user”, Sean is a California-based software developer and composer. He started his undergraduate pursuits with a double major in oboe performance and electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University, finished them with a B.A. in music composition at Carleton College in 2002, and followed them up with a graduate certificate in film scoring from the University of Southern California in 2004. A brief flirtation with a career as a film composer led him circuitously back to the world of software development, and he joined Figure 53 in 2009 after several years independently creating applications for film scoring and post-production. In addition to his development work, Sean is an instructor in USC's Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, where he torments students with the arcane details of music technology.

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