Brian Rohlfing’s entrepreneurial spirit manifested in his teens, when he began constructing and flying hang gliders. After college he found he needed to build, and his pioneering approach to both rehabbing and new construction in the historic neighborhoods of St. Louis solidified his reputation as an accomplished builder and artist, leading ultimately to a career teaching creative business concepts through juggling and paper airplanes to Fortune 500 companies.
While at his son’s baseball game, Brian met Michael Lang, a developer and solutions architect with over 17 years of experience building software solutions for both Fortune 500 companies and smaller companies. Discovering a mutual passion to help others meet challenges in life and business through technology, they launched a unique and compelling business plan that combined Brian’s creative ideas with Michael’s bold and innovative vision, far-reaching ideas forged and tempered through practical insight.
A sales professional with 10+ years of experience in the IT industry, Doug Uthoff was waiting for a flight when he crossed paths with Brian. Deeply moved by Pyngby’s potential to help victims of abuse and harassment, he immediately developed a strategy for rebranding. Having a personal history with people who were victims drives his passion for helping save lives and making a difference.
With Brian and Michael needing someone to help them share their story with the world, after a chance interview for his latest book, Patrick Dorsey, a writer and author, joined the team. Experienced in delivering everything from user manuals to proposals to web content to varied audiences across diverse industries, his creative storytelling and writing skills define messages, entertain and inform readers, and convey narratives in a way that’s both compelling and winning.
Lianne Johnson serves as the Executive Director of Avenues Counseling, a nonprofit organization in St. Louis, MO. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. Lianne has earned the certification of CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional).
Sara Mack was intrigued by the product that Brian was building when they met at one of his kid’s soccer games. Having experienced isolation on top of severe bullying, she joined the team. Having graduated in May 2016 from Webster University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and an emphasis in Research and Technology, Sara brings a younger generation’s point of view and ideas to the group.
A former coworker of Michael Lang’s, Joel Wilkins joined the team after hearing the message and deciding that he wanted to use his skills to bring some good into the world. As an experienced software developer with ten years of experience, he’s written entire applications from the ground up for a wide array of companies. He brings a broad scope of skills to the table and is assuming the role of a utility player.
Chelsea Wilkins is an experienced and passionate artist who loves to solve problems with a creative voice. Formerly a fine arts teacher in St. Louis, Chelsea is currently a full-time working artist, photographer, and graphic designer. She comes to the team after hearing her husband, Joel, talk about the app, the vision, and the impact it will have.