Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rent Jungle Welcomes New Hires

(L-R) Dontave Cowsette Jr., Travis Simcox and Bryan Crowe
Rent Jungle continues to grow, and with growth comes new employees! We are excited to welcome three talented new members to our team: Bryan Crowe, Travis Simcox and Dontave Cowsette, Jr. Each of them has skills and background to make positive contributions to the Rent Jungle company and community.

Bryan Crowe, Developer
Bryan is rejoining Rent Jungle following a successful summer internship three years ago as a web developer, focusing on MDX. Bryan was previously employed as a web development lead at Zap Solutions, a web programming shop that primarily does work for marketing agencies. In his free time, Bryan is one of the lead open source contributors to the CakePHP core, which is the programming framework used by thousands of companies, including Rent Jungle. Bryan holds a BS in Information Science from Robert Morris University.

Travis Simcox, QA Analyst
Travis is joining Rent Jungle as a QA Analyst and junior backend Python developer. Travis was most recently a Graduate Researcher and Ph.D student in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, where his research focused on the neural basis of cognition. Travis' day-to-day work focused on designing computer software to conduct and analyze the "big data" from computer-based experiments, primarily using Amazon Web Services, PHP, C#, MatLab, R and SPSS. Travis has Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Psychology from New Mexico Highlands University and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, respectively.

Dontave Cowsette, Jr., Intern
Dontave is joining Rent Jungle as a part-time Business Development intern. Dontave is currently pursuing his MBA at Carlow University, while simultaneously working full time as a medical supply room manager at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dontave graduated two years ago from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Marketing. While at Pitt, Dontave was captain of the 35-member Track and Field team, and not only holds Pitt's all time record for the 800 meters, but finished 4th in the Big East in the 800 meters.

Welcome to the team!