Meet the Noomii Team
We're a small team of dedicated individuals driven to help you find the perfect coach and we want you to know all about us.
Kurt Shuster CEO & Co-Founder
Kurt has over 12 years of business experience across a wide range of roles and industries, including software development, consulting, and professional coaching. Drawing on his experiences since cofounding Noomii in 2007, he also coaches executives and entrepreneurs, focusing on high-tech and early-stage startup companies. He holds a psychology degree from the University of Victoria, a computer science degree from Queen's University, and and MBA from Cambridge University. He recently received a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephan Wiedner COO, Co-Founder, & Head Coach
Stephan co-founded Noomii is 2007, bringing to the table a mixed set of skills and experience including business, technology, and coaching. Stephan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Bachelor of Commerce program, having specialized in information systems. He acquired his coach training in 2006 from the CTI, the world's largest coach training school. In addition to his career, educational, and entrepreneurial pursuits, Stephan is a dedicated husband and father of two beautiful children.
Cynthia Gunsinger Director of Communications
Cynthia, certified co-active coach and the founder of Gunsinger Coaching, joined the Noomii team to feed three of her passions: coaching, communication and community. Cynthia is a graduate of Lakehead University’s Psychology and Education programs, a life-long educator and found great success training and managing in the finance and technology sectors. In business, Cynthia works with creatives and technical folks, and that transitions into her playtime as well. A board member at Digital Okanagan (a non-profit focused on creating community amongst people passionate about digital communication), Cynthia is very active in the tech and arts communities. An artist in her own right, Cynthia works in acrylic and mixed media to create heart-based art.
Ayla Wallbank Customer Support
Ayla joined the Noomii team in early 2012 and she is our Customer Relations Manager and Office Administrator. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a major in Psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, with the hopes of becoming a Sex Psychologist.
Cole Brown Lead Front-end Developer
Cole works as the lead front-end web developer at Noomii. Her educational background is in microbiology, immunology, and genetics, but her long-time passion has been web design and development. She has worked in the web development field since she was 13 years old, first as an intern for Autodesk in 2003 and then as a freelance developer for small businesses and non-profit organizations. She joined the Noomii team in February 2011 to grow her skills as a design lead and a CSS ninja.
Rafael Chacón Lead Software Developer
Rafael started working at Noomii in 2011 as a supporting software developer for the site. Rafael did an Erasmus Mundus master degree in engineering media for education and studied computer science at the Universidad Simón Bolivar in Venezuela. Right now he is looking forward to use machine learning techniques, with Mahout and Clojure language. He is very passionate about different areas of knowledge outside of the technical field, such as literature, education and philosophy.
We are always looking for new, smart, creative people to join our team. Check this out: jobs page.