Meet the team

Hello! You'll see our team active on our Twitter and the forums, so we wanted to take a minute and say hi. Since bios are boring, we did ours in the format of three truths and a lie. If you want to communicate with any of us, tweet @HoloLens and we'll respond.

One of these lines is a lie.

Angela Hiller

Angela Hillier

You might recognize Angela from her time on Kinect, where she spent many hours training gestures with VGB. Angela is the proud parent of two Persian kitties and one Lhasa Apso dog. She enjoys hiking, rock-climbing, reading fantasy books and playing video games. She also loves hunting for wild dragons in the surrounding mountain tops.

Brandon Bray

Brandon Bray

Brandon has worked on programming languages. Twice a year he takes a 3-week vacation to recharge and think about robots -- no, he's not checking email on vacation. He has the world's wiggliest dog. He also has a list in his office that comprises 16 flavors of ice cream he has promised to make the team.

Chris White

Chris White

Chris spent roughly a week living 45 feet under the world's largest time piece. He was part of a team that planned and executed the world record shortest traversal of the NYC subway system. He built the world's largest functional Rubik's cube structure. Packages mailed to Clippy by "fans" in 2003 were delivered to Chris.

Cris Derr

Cris Derr

Cris spent over a decade at Intel where he ran the Intel Developer Forum. He is currently working on a very exciting Holographic Academy project. His glasses are real - not holographic. If you are late to a meeting with Cris, don't be surprised if you owe push-ups.

David Kline

David Kline

David received his degree in Music Technology from the University of Washington so it is no surprise that his favorite Hololens feature is Spatial Sound. He plays the Alto Saxophone and likes to relax by composing music. He collects retro video games, mostly for the Atari VCS. Many of David's favorite people are actually imaginary.

Jackson Fields

Jackson Fields

Jackson started his Microsoft life with the Kinect and Xbox One teams where he moved a lot of bits around. His running addiction has done wonders for his orthopedic health. When recovering from knee injuries, he makes bad video games. He should have shaved for this picture, but no one told him there would be a photoshoot. These lights are really bright; can I go back to making awesome holographic experiences now?

Jay Abbott

Jay Abbott

Jay has had the privilege to contribute to the first versions of Outlook, .NET Compact Framework, Kinect and now HoloLens. Prior to Microsoft, Jay's contributions to the first version of the Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator strained the relationship with his longtime friend Marvin as his plans for the device grew commercially unacceptable. In his spare time Jay enjoys designing, building & flying RC aircraft & racing motocross.

Kim Scobee

Kim Scobee

Kim is a certified master event organizer, and she makes developer events that the HoloLens team shows up to awesome. Her dog may not be as wiggly as Brandon's, but makes up for it with canine cuteness.

Kurtis Eveleigh

Kurtis Eveleigh

Kurtis's first team at Microsoft was with Windows Developer Experience. He's played trombone since fourth grade. He thinks Jackson hates running. He thinks he sucks at bios.

Lauren Bissett

Lauren Bissett

Lauren has had a multitude of roles across Kinect before joining team HoloLens. She is a hobby ballerina and dances every week. She has more robots than humans in her house. She thinks Neeraj's fake glasses look good.

Neeraj Wadhwa

Neeraj Wadhwa

Neeraj has worked on COM, Windows Runtime, Kinect for Windows and Xbox One. Neeraj is into music and life portraits. He loves wearing fake glasses. He does not care how his hair looks.

Patrick Cook

Patrick Cook

Patrick is best known for his contribution to the CinemaWare title 'The Three Stooges'. He has a purple belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has never left North America.

Tim Gerken

Tim Gerken

Tim has worked on everything from Windows 3.0 to Java to .NET to Xbox to HoloLens. His current hobby is knitting with completed projects that include Socks (tall and short), Hats, and a Lovely Sweater for his lovelier wife. When not working with holograms, you will probably find him arguing the finer points of Harry Potter with Neeraj.

Vanessa Arnauld

Vanessa Arnauld

Vanessa isn't a dev but she's worked with, and for devs for the past 7 years. Formerly from Microsoft France, she's lovin' our PNW and the American way-of-life although she's not at all fascinated by our ginormous American monster trucks.