Who?

 
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Eric Skalac
(Media & Ops)

Eric is a communicator. Through his voice and the written word, he’s led award-winning news teams in radio and print, created content for media campaigns large and small, and lent his creative voice to countless projects. He holds degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and creative writing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and participated in several skill-sharpening training sessions on the subjects of data journalism, narrative journalism and more. A born storyteller, at three years old, he talked his parents into bringing home two cats after he told them all about the secret life of his new pet boxelder bug. Spot lived in a salt shaker, and for two hours, he was the best friend a kid could have.

Chadwick Defehr
(Hardware Repurposing & All Things Systems)

Chadwick has a background as an assistant tire recycler, swimming pool slide attendant, and credit union mascot, but he finds a distinct pleasure in saving dated technology from the landfill. He is a Linux and open source community proponent happy to erase all the data from anyone's computer who is willing to hand it over.

Robbie Steffen
(Chief Engineer)

A computer engineer by training and vocation, Robbie Steffen is a dreamer, thinker, and lover of a good story across any medium. He enjoys designing new things and figuring out tricky problems. He also likes to read sci fi and drink coffee out of flower pots when a traditional coffee mug isn't in sight. Robbie’s valuable experience as a working engineer first in hardware design and then onto full stack software development will anchor Decet’s technical development.

Eric Pryor
(Creative Director & Visual Interpreter)

An illustrator, artist, and graphic designer from Chicago. He likes to make things look cool. He plays video games and has a cat. He maintains a side hustle as a barista and also sells art sometimes. Eric will decide how everything Decet-related makes your eyeballs feel.

Professor Andrew Miller Ph.D.
(Eureka Project Co-Founder)

Andrew is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. His work in cryptography and computer security make him singular qualified for his role in leading the development of the software and technical architecture. Andrew is actively researching various areas of decentralization and has advised multiple successful blockchain ventures.

Gordon Speagle
(Eureka Project Co-Founder)
(Founder & Managing Partner Decet)

Gordon is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and studied Philosophy at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Before founding Decet in 2017, he had been employed by UIUC’s College of Engineering for the better part of a decade.