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HERE’S A LOOK AT THE FANTASTIC PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE CYBERMANIACS TEAM.
CEO & FOUNDER
Kate founded Cybermaniacs in 2017, after two decades of creating innovative and dynamic people and culture centric solutions in Enterprise IT. She has worked across a wide range of technologies, industries, and sized organizations to implement positive change programs and roll out successful ROI focused systems. She speaks internationally on technology, cyber security, and leadership topics.
CYBER CULTURE EVANGELIST
Chris holds degrees and certificates in anthropology, business administration, cyber security, international commerce and has over 20 years experience leading global IT teams.
Ethan Decker PhD is our Brand Guru and the founder of Brand Science. Formerly, he was the Group Strategy Director and head of the marketing sciences practice at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. He’s been a researcher, an editor, a journalist, an improv performer, a teacher, and an ecologist.
PUPPETRY & FILM ADVISOR
Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a Master’s degree in Cyber Operations from the United States Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience as a member of cybersecurity Research and Development staff at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a cybersecurity consultant at The Cybermaniacs while traveling the world with his wife.
CUSTOMER SUCCESS OPERATIONS
Joy is a joy, and makes the wheeels turn in operations. From marketing to sales, digital media and customer success, Joy has brought efficiency and effectiveness to front side processes with a smile.
Angie McMahon is a faculty member at The Second City where she teaches sketch comedy and stand up. She is a contributor to Funny or Die. She is the head writer/advisor at The God Show Podcast. She is the founder of the CIC Theater, Under The Gun Theater, and Snubfest Comedy Festival.
Lesley is our secret weapon behind the scenes, covering administration for finance, advisors and investor communications, and all things risk, legal, and operations.
Mischke focuses on videos and storytelling, bringing out the best in what her subjects have to offer. Before creating her own unique company, Movies by Mischke, she studied at the Central school of speech and drama. Mischke is highly active in her local community, having worked with local groups and starting an online community film and tv site as well as other charity projects.
Laura Bacon is a puppeteer trained at the Children’s Television Workshop with Sesame Street in New York and worked on various TV and film productions, from networks including ITV, Universal Pictures, Lucasfilm and Henson. She is known for her snappy character ‘Patsy May’, and was a semi finalist on Britain’s Got Talent, getting to the final 30 out of 70,000 applicants. She has also created a uniquely Suffolk old lady vox character who can be heard on BBC Radio Suffolk.
Iestyn began his career puppeteering animatronic animals made by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in the West End musical, “Doctor Dolittle”, in 1998. He has been creating and performing puppet characters in television, film, and theatre ever since.
In 2005 he co-founded Talk to the Hand Puppets with Andy Heath. In 2012 they won the Royal Television Society Award for the puppets and puppetry on BBC comedy series, “Mongrels”.
In 2019 Iestyn has been performing live with Theatre-Rites, The Little Angel Theatre, as well as appearing in productions for the BBC, Netflix and Disney, including as the Parrot Umbrella in “Mary Poppins Returns”.