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 currently assists Beehively with client communication and is excited to grow into a more eclectic role.

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 works closely with Elizabeth in an administrative capacity, 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 exploring California with her two young children and husband.

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.

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.

Abhishek

Abhishek Kumar

Abhishek Kumar has over three years of experience as a PMO and Analyst. He holds a Bachelor's of Technology degree with a focus in electronics and communication. Abhishek has also earned The Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Operation from The Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad. Outside of the office, Abhishek enjoys bike riding, reading, and playing cricket.

Blair

Blair Lynch

Blair works as a training and account executive for Beehively. She has a background in higher education and has since put her focus towards training our clients to use technology within their classrooms. Blair also collaborates with school leaders to define and manage their technology goals. Blair moved to the greater Sacramento area to attend CSU, Sacramento and earned her MA in Psychology. She works actively to bridge the technology gap between students and teachers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.