Team Members

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bloksberg

Elizabeth joined Beehively in the Summer of 2016. She is currently pursuing a degree in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Elizabeth has extensive experience in customer service, editing, and content creation. She works on our sales and marketing team to introduce Beehively's product and services to new schools.

Elizabeth also works closely with Beehively clients on their EdTech programs and leads professional development trainings.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys Lindy Hop and Blues dancing.

Brian

Brian Bolz

Brian Bolz founded Insight Methods in 2007 as a technology consulting company and has since led its transformation into a national software subscription business focused on education. Beehively provides a rich suite of web services and technology guidance. Through this tool, Insight Methods has introduced a new generation of technology to preschools through high schools. Before Insight Methods, Brian held various leadership positions at MarketTools Inc, a software startup dedicated to market research and technology development. Brian studied Economics and Computer Science at Stanford University, graduating in 1999.

Darshan

Darshan Chapanera

Darshan Chapanera joined Beehively in January 2015 as a Sr. Software Developer. Darshan is responsible for software development, improvement & modification. Before joining Beehively, Darshan worked with an eCommerce firm for 6 years developing Java & Ruby based technologies. Darshan graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University. In off-hours, Darshan loves to spend time with family and enjoys watching Discovery & National Geographic.

Ruthye

Ruthye Cole

Ruthye is a Web Account Representative at Beehively. She works closely with clients and Beehively team members to create and maintain client websites. Ruthye earned her BA in Art History from the University of Davis, California. During her tenure at UCD, she worked with a number of small local businesses. Following graduation, she continued to expand her knowledge and experience honing skills in customer service and management. Ruthye grew up in Davis and enjoys traveling throughout the state for work and leisure.

Alison

Alison Finley

Alison brings to the Beehively team a background in project coordination, previously working at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in their educational grants and scholarships department. She handles many administrative and back-office duties, focusing on finance and HR. Alison also has experience as a classroom teacher, and she holds a BA in Biology from UC Berkeley and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, with an emphasis on early childhood education. Alison’s interests outside of work include attending synchronized swimming events with her daughter and exploring the wonderful programs at the UC Davis Mind Institute with her son.

Chirag

Chirag Gurjar

With over eight years of experience as a professional designer, Chirag has knowledge of both mobile applications and responsive design. He holds a Bachelor in Commerce from Gujarat University. Chirag also studied Web design with Arena Multimedia & 3D Animation with Frameboxx. Apart from work, he enjoys movies, photography, shopping and listening to music.

Haley

Haley Graham

Haley joined Beehively in September 2017. She is from Ojai, Ca but relocated to Davis after completing her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She enjoys her role as an account representative because it allows her to work with teachers and administrators. In her free time, she likes to be with family and friends. Preferably, at the beach.

Emily

Emily Jenkins

Emily joined Beehively in 2014 as the Director of Client Services. She brings 6 years of classroom experience as a teacher and technology services coordinator to the Beehively team. Emily works closely with our clients to ensure that their needs are met in a timely and efficient manner. When she is not working, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and young children.

Katie

Katie Jenkins

Katie joined Beehively in January 2016. She recently relocated to Davis from Chicago, IL. where she worked on a degree in English while enjoying the big city life. Her years of experience working in customer service help Katie bring miles of smiles to her role as Account Representative. During her free time, she enjoys exploring california and cuddling up on the couch with her cat Pumpkin.

Parth

Parth Kadia

Parth joined beehively in 2017 as a Quality Analyst. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications from Gujarat Technological University. Parth is responsible for software testing & analysis of the Beehively software. Outside of work, he loves travel, photography & playing with computers.

Taylor

Taylor McGuire

Taylor joined Beehively in July of 2017 after graduating from UC Davis in with a degree in Managerial Economics. During her tenure at UC Davis, Taylor was a member of the collegiate women's basketball team. Her business degree and experience working in customer service assist Taylor in her role as a Web Account Representative. During her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, hiking, cooking/baking while relaxing at home with a cup of coffee.

Alexus

Alexus Munn

Alexus has always been interested in technology. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science and is excited to be starting her career. At Beehively, she helps to build features that improve customer experiences and make our software as easy to use as possible. In her free time, she enjoys Blues Dancing, winning at video games, and riding horses.

Riddhi

Riddhi Parekh

Riddhi started her career with Beehively as a Software Tester and QA analyst. She has enjoyed the growth and learning opportunites provided by the Beehively team. She has recently taken on the role of Automation tester. Riddhi earned her Bachelor's in IT Engineering from Gujarat Technological University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, drawing, and listening to music.

Mayur

Mayur Patel

Mayur joined Beehively in December of 2017 as a Sr. Software Engineer. He enjoys using his extensive experience as an engineer to develop software that tackles real-life problems. He works on product development and helps ensure that the Beehively software is always on the cutting edge. Previously, he worked with Tata Consultancy Services as a System Engineer at Mumbai. In his free time, Mayur loves to read and watch web series on youtube.

Vipul

Vipul Patel

Vipul joined Beehively in December of 2017 as a Sr. Full-stack developer. He has been working in the industry since 2008 and has hands-on experience working with Javascript frameworks like AngularJS, ReactJS, NodeJS, Spring Framework, JAVA, Ethereum etc. He uses his framework experience to develop software that provides real-time solutions. In his free time, Vipul loves to learn new technologies.

Dhiraj

Dhiraj Patel

Dhiraj Patel has more than nine years of experience as a designer. He is skilled in many aspects of web design, including HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. Dhiraj holds a Master of Commerce degree in addition to a certificate in multimedia training from Xplora Design School. His favorite activities include watching movies and playing cricket.

Niket

Niket Patel

Niket Patel leads Beehively’s technology practice, making architectural decisions and creating the software development platform. Niket holds a degree from Birla Vishvakarma Engineering College. He enjoys mastering cutting-edge software, solving problems and evaluating solutions from both a technical and business standpoint. Niket is also an active contributor to open-source software. Some of the technologies he currently uses include Ruby, Rails, Sproutcore and CouchDb. Before joining Beehively in January 2008, Niket was the co-founder of NexusNeo Pvt Ltd, a Ruby-based technology-development firm.

Kamran

Kamran Rahbari

Kamran Rahbari joined Beehively in September of 2016. Previously he lived in the Bay Area, where he studied Health Science at CSU East Bay. He has since pursued training in computer science. Kamran currently lives in downtown Davis. He spends his down time reading, writing, and talking about science fiction.

Viv

Viv Rosas

Viviana joined Beehively Spring of 2018. She provides technology support to clients and helps maintain devices. She enjoys working with the team to ensure that clients get the help they need. She is currently working towards a degree in Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. When she isn’t busy writing papers or programs, she enjoys going to concerts and cooking food.

Eric

Eric Scott

Eric joined Beehively as a tech in 2016. He is currently working toward a degree in Computer Science while working full time. He loves to help teachers and administrators feel more comfortable with their technology and has a particular passion for coaxing new life into aging technology.

When he is not fiddling with computer parts or working on open source projects, Eric plays guitar and enjoys social dancing.

Chintan

Chintan Sheth

Chintan Sheth works with Beehively as a user experience designer and leads Beehively web design team. He focuses on transitioning static design mockups into functioning live websites. Chintan enjoys working in a creative team environment and learning new things (even when they are unrelated to work). He truly feels he is one of those few lucky people who are able to do what they love. Chintan graduated from Saurashtra University.

Paul

Paul Singh

Paul Rathina Singh is the project manager responsible for client website launching, quality and maintenance. He also implements Beehively application improvements. In addition to his technical responsibilities, Paul assists in administrative coordination between teams. Paul earned his degree in Commerce from Gujarat University. He enjoys being involved in outreach programs, church activities, playing keyboard, and learning to play guitar.

Asad

Asad Syed

Asad joined Beehively in September 2017. He holds a degree in Communications from the University Of California Davis and has worked in various technological fields throughout his career as a freelance web developer, graphic designer, and copywriter. Asad works in a variety of roles across the company and especially loves interacting with clients. In his spare time, he moonlights as a podcaster, audio engineer, and professional illustrator.

Mahesh

Mahesh Thumar

Mahesh works as an application engineer at Beehively. He loves to explore new tools, technology and frameworks related to programming. Prior to joining Beehively, Mahesh worked for a wide range of organizations, from an early stage startup to giant MNCs. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree from Saurashtra University. If he was not in IT industry, he would have joined the Indian Air Force.

Melissa

Melissa Vargas

As an educator with experience in public and private schools, Melissa Vargas brings the voice of the classroom and school to the Beehively team. While working for the Catholic schools in the Redding area, Melissa helped implement both the Beehively program and website redesigns. Melissa works with the technology and customer service teams to ensure clients have the most up-to-date program information and resources to fully leverage Beehively’s services. She enjoys taking customer suggestions and discovering how they can be incorporated into program updates to benefit all Beehively schools. Melissa holds a degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, East Bay and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Mike

Mike Wen

Mike joined Beehively in the fall of 2017. He is a Bay Area native who works closely supporting our clients throughout California with their various technology needs. After graduation from UC Davis with a degree in History, Mike explored careers focused on client services and team management. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling abroad to new and exotic locales around the world.

Jax

Jax Williamson

Jax joined Beehively in May of 2014. He graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Computer Science and Engineering with a minor in Technology Management. Jax began working with school technology during high school assisting his district's technology department. Outside of work, he appreciates good bike rides and computers to tinker with.