The Virtuance Team

We’re lucky to have a great team. We’re passionate about photography, technology, and business, and we love what we do.

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Jeff Corn

Co-Founder, CEO

With his extensive experience in all facets of real estate including development, brokerage, marketing, and property management, Jeff brings a highly refined understanding of the real estate and vacation rental industries to bear on the strategic and operational aspects of the company. Jeff grew up watching his mother, an architectural photographer, excel at her craft. He soon realized, though, that technology offered incredible opportunities to combine the art of photography with the science of image processing to market properties with unprecedented efficiency and efficacy. Jeff is responsible for establishing and executing on the company’s growth strategy and ensuring that the company maintains its high standards across all operational levels.Immediately before co-founding Virtuance, Jeff served for four years as Acquisitions and Development Manager at a Colorado-based real estate investment firm. He also previously worked in acquisitions for a private real estate investment trust. Prior to entering the real estate industry, he began his career as an investigative journalist, working with John Stossel and Barbara Walters at ABC News and later as a political and economic development reporter for an ABC news affiliate in Missouri. If you want to hear some wild stories…ask Jeff about his ‘reporter days.’When Jeff isn’t at the office, you’ll find him outdoors – climbing one of Colorado’s ‘Fourteeners’, skiing, mountain biking, or sailing…(yes there is some sailing in Colorado, but Jeff wishes there were an ocean too).Jeff has a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver in Real Estate Development and Finance and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis in political science and business.

Igor Zlokarnik

Chief Technology Officer

Igor is a leading expert in signal process engineering and systems engineering. He is responsible for developing the core algorithms and processes that power our current image processing technologies, as well as designing and building the core functionality for many of the company’s proprietary software applications.Prior to joining Virtuance, Igor was the first employee at VoiceSignal, a groundbreaking voice recognition technology company founded in 1997. He spent ten years serving as Chief Scientist and oversaw a team of fifty engineers. Under Igor’s technical leadership, VoiceSignal developed voice recognition technology that has become the industry standard and is currently used on nearly 60 percent of all of the world’s mobile phones, including Apple’s iPhone.Prior to VoiceSignal, Igor worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratories as a signal processing engineer engaged by the government to work on government imaging projects. Most recently, Igor was a founding partner of Color Leap, the creator of an automated image processing application designed to be used on smartphones.

Amanda Jung

VP of Operations

Amanda manages our photography, client success, and processing teams. She sets policies and standards for scheduling, account management, client relations, communications, and social media.After college, Amanda moved to Chicago and began taking photos of actors and bands to make ends meet. Around that time, she got a chance to photograph upscale homes. This opportunity began her interest in real estate photography. In 2008, Amanda joined the Peace Corps and served in Romania as a TEFL volunteer and came to appreciate the importance of being a part of a community environment. Amanda has amassed extensive experience in corporate and small-business operations and has touched many aspects of what it takes to make a small business thrive.Amanda was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas and has a BA in Theatre from the University of Houston. In her free time, Amanda coaches Crossfit and trains in Olympic weightlifting (yes she’s hardcore). You can also find her shaking her tail feather as she also loves rockabilly and swing dancing.

Michael Yates

VP of Marketing

Michael is our VP of Marketing and is the chief architect of our awareness, acquisition, and retention efforts. Before joining our team, Mike worked for a growing company and helped build their marketing department from the ground up. Mike brings a “jack-of-all-trades” skill set that will help build Virtuance’s presence in new and existing markets.After spending eight years in Chicago, Mike and his family moved to Denver after his wife got an unbelievable job opportunity. He enjoys watching Cubs/Blackhawks/Husker games with his son, paddle boarding, experimenting with wacky diets, and 90’s culture (ask him about his POG collection and Tecmo Super Bowl skills).

Ashley O’hara

Director of Photography

Ollie Trueman

Director of Image Production

Ollie was born and raised in Cambridge, UK. Pursuing the arts throughout his education, he was formally introduced to the joy of photography while documenting his sculpture work, and was an instant convert. After dedicating his studies to the photographic medium and graduating from the Cambridge School of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photographic and Digital Media, Ollie has gone on to work in various areas of the photographic industry. Doing everything from professional equipment sales with Nikon through to photography and retouching for the tailors to the Queen has really given him the chance to work out what part of photography he loves the most. It’s safe to say that post-production comes out on top, and there’s nowhere he’d rather be using those skills than here in the Image Production Department!
Photography and retouching are certainly Ollie‘s favorite pastimes, but somewhere along the lines he still makes time for the other important things in life; hiking, riding (and rebuilding) enduro motorcycles, and spending hours in the kitchen trying to expand his culinary repertoire.

Josh Miller

Web Development Manager

Bio Coming Soon!

Jill Cantrell

Director of Client Success

Jill spent most of her life in the Midwest, near the lakeshore of West Michigan. There she completed a BA in psychology before joining a private detective agency as a field investigator for 10 years.Jill has had an interest in photography since she was a child, and in 2008 started her own studio and wedding photography business. After moving to Colorado, she dove headfirst into the customer service field and has been helping people ever since!Outside of the office, Jill enjoys hiking with her pup, kayaking, playing the piano, and watching movies.

Brenda Janota

Finance and HR Manager

Brenda grew up in Minnesota where hockey skates were placed on her feet at an early age and remained glued to her for 20 years. She earned a Business Administration degree from Minnesota State University in 1996 and moved to CO shortly thereafter. Brenda proudly accredits her renowned tater tot casserole and crockpot skills to her Minnesotan heritage.
Brenda worked with various Denver/Boulder companies in an Operations + Accounting role  – from software companies to landscape architects to art fabricators. In her most recent position, she worked as a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor consulting/training small companies on their QuickBooks software and accounting apps.
When Brenda is not staring at spreadsheets and crunching numbers, she enjoys: competing in Spartan races, camping, live music, playing guitar, biking, and maintaining her Uno household champion status against her two sons.

Kristin Macklin

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Kristin recently moved to the Denver area from Montana. While she misses the wide open spaces of Big Sky Country and the absence of traffic she is excited about all the possibilities Denver has to offer!Kristin has already hiked her first fourteener and is looking forward to trying skiing this winter! (In theory anyway, her one attempt at snowboarding was disastrous, so here’s hoping skiing will be better ? Kristin is excited about the growth Virtuance is experiencing and is looking forward to contributing to such an amazing company!

Lindsay Davis

Marketing Coordinator

Lindsay spent most of her life as a Georgia Peach in Atlanta before moving to Denver two years ago. Lindsay studied art, public relations and marketing in college. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and Marketing from Georgia State University. Prior to working at Virtuance, Lindsay was the marketing coordinator at a software company that created smart police body cameras. At Virtuance, Lindsay works as an integral part of the marketing team.Lindsay is a certified yoga teacher who enjoys practicing yoga, spending time in the mountains hiking and snowboarding, and scuba diving when near large bodies of water.

Heather Norman

Retention Specialist

Heather Norman spent much of her childhood on the San Francisco Bay. Her father was a marine engineer and tugboat captain which meant weekends and school breaks were spent as deckhand and cook, watching the city skyline from the water. She dreamed of being able to capture the character and beauty of the city in photography. In college, an Introduction to Photography class opened her eyes to black & white photography and darkroom developing. Today Heather’s photography resides more in capturing the smiles, character, and sparkle of her children to provide them a story of their lives in images which includes taking their “annual school pictures” at nearby parks.Heather earned a Communications degree from California State University, Chico. She’s held diverse positions from a sales assistant in a four-star hotel to a Compliance Officer in the investment industry. After the birth of her children, she started an online cloth diapering business and parenting newsletter while working as a cashier in natural foods. Over a decade in retail, she made her way up to Store Manager which sparked the idea of starting her own blog designed to create a deeper connection to health information for fans of the Dr. Oz Show. All these jobs in various industries have taught her one important lesson: the most important rule of customer service is listening.

Randy Baldwin

Senior Software Engineer

Randy grew up on a horse ranch in Texas and studied computer science at the University of North Texas. Before joining the Virtuance team, he worked for ten years at a defense contractor in Dallas, where he wrote image analysis tools for the Intelligence Community.In his free time, Randy enjoys spending time with his wife and their two Boston Terriers, playing video games, and trying new foods. He’s also looking forward to exploring the Colorado outdoors.

Joel Elfrink

Software Engineer

Bio Coming Soon!

Sean Dove

Web Developer

Sean is a web developer at Virtuance. He was born in San Diego, CA, where he spent two decades taking the perfect weather for granted. He moved to Denton, TX in 2004 to attend the University of North Texas, majoring in Business Computer Information Systems. After graduating, he began his career in Dallas, working in the automotive sales and online textbook industries for several years before relocating to Denver in the summer of 2017 with his girlfriend.

In his free time, Sean is a guitarist, a collector of weird punk records and a comic book nerd who enjoys scuba diving, video games and being okay at bar trivia. He and his girlfriend recently purchased a house that they share with their cats, Sadie and Pants, who hate each other.

Patrick Bakken

National Photographer Development Manager

Patrick was born in Minnesota and raised on the lakes and in the outdoors. Shortly after graduating high school, he moved to Bozeman, Montana. He lived there for 5 years while attending Montana State University and graduated with a degree in Film and Photography. Patrick attained many accomplishments while in school. The two most important were his thesis projects spanning both spectrums of the photography world. Through his Wet Plate Collodion project, re-photographing Yellowstone, and a high end commercial project, Patrick proved he could accomplish anything.Persistent hard work with a driving passion for photography and marketing, Patrick couldn’t be happier as the National Photographer Development Manager for Virtuance. With this position, Patrick combines his love for teaching and proven creativity to help aid photographers and help grow the company in their various endeavors.In his spare time, Patrick has a start-up coffee business, specializing in cold brew coffee. Aside from that, he is an avid brewer and wine maker and spends most of his free time enjoying the outdoors camping, hiking or hunting.

Georgia Wright

Photography Growth Specialist

Georgia is the Photography Growth Specialist. She grew up just outside of Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee for school. Georgia received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Anthropology at Lee University. While attending Lee, Georgia traveled to Delta, Colorado for archeology field school and fell in love. Shortly after graduating she moved to Denver with her husband.Georgia is a wedding and elopement photographer and loves traveling. She loves that she gets to apply those passions to her job at Virtuance! In her free time, you will find Georgia hiking, photographing weddings and elopements, attempting to leash train her two cats, and hanging out in her favorite coffee shops around Denver.

Haley Wilhite

National Sales Trainer

Chris “Crio” Silvas

Image Processing and Development Specialist

Crio’s journey into photography began in his high school graphic design class. Once he discovered photoshop he was immediately hooked and determined it would turn into a career.Born and raised in Denver, Crio attended Colorado Film School and majored in Film and Video Post Production. After only a few months of school he began working at a production company as a retoucher and video editor.Retouching is basically Crio’s entire life but in his free time he enjoys shooting his own photography, even more retouching, and competitive gaming.

Paul Hogsett

Image Processing Manager

Paul is a Colorado native, who spent much of his childhood playing Sega, and not understanding everyone’s obsession with hiking— it’s just walking uphill. He graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado with his degree in Photography, including specialties in fashion and post-production work. Since graduating college, Paul has spent time working in Commercial Photo and Video Studios, where he learned that he is really good at carrying heavy stuff.After spending a year as a photographer for Virtuance, he is excited to move into the office as an image processing specialist. In his free time, he enjoys discovering unusual music, using his camera as much as possible, and trying to learn something new every day.

Darren Stafford

Image Processing Specialist

Darren grew up in Northern Minnesota where in his childhood enjoyed camping and being in the outdoors. These fond memories of nature were the catalyst for his passion to explore new wilderness places and photograph them. After Graduating from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Graphic Design and a studio emphasis in Photography; he move to Colorado and his passion for the outdoors and photography grew as he began exploring Colorado’s mountains and Utah’s desert.When not shooting photos or processing images Darren enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, climbing mountains, and canyoneering.

Brian Lanzer

Image Processing Specialist

Brian grew up in Denver and spent most of his childhood playing sports, snowboarding, skateboarding and always adventuring. Brian’s fascination with photography began with him filming his friends and him snowboarding and skateboarding. Brian then realized how much he loved videography and photography and began taking still shots along with videos — this lead Brian to the world of photography.Brian always had a creative mind, which led him to pursue a degree in multimedia at CMC Steamboat. There, he studied graphic design, videography/photography, business and web design. In his free time, Brian runs his own freelance multimedia business and enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding, being outdoors, photography, playing guitar and going to live music events

Beth Eggleston

Image Processing Specialist

Beth grew up in rural southern Colorado, and spent most of her childhood either reading books or climbing trees. Her first fascination with photography was with her grandfather’s Viewmaster slides, which she still thinks are a magical lost technology. Her interest led to a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Colorado, where she concentrated on product and still life images. She enjoys post-production editing as much as the planning and shooting stages.In her free time she runs a small handmade jewelry company and loves exploring Denver on her bicycle, tinkering with the bicycle while watching shows on Netflix, and pretty much anything crafty.

Marissa Straker

Image Processing Specialist

Marissa is not a Colorado native. She happened upon her love for photography five years ago when she discovered Instagram. She quickly went from taking photos on her phone to buying a DSLR and starting a business. She found her niche in portrait and fashion photography and from there became fascinated with the editing process.Marissa is excited to be a part of the Virtuance team and have the opportunity to do what she loves every day. When her camera is not in hand she enjoys spending time with her loved ones and Australian Shepherd, Archer. She enjoys watching documentaries, reading, playing cards, and taking her dog running.

Alan Ramirez

Image Processing Specialist

Mike Stolp-Smith

Image Processing Specialist

Bio coming soon.

Steph Skatula

Image Processing Specialist

Steph is the Photography Support Coordinator for Virtuance. She recently moved to Denver from Columbus, Ohio. Although she loved her time in the Buckeye State, she knew Colorado was the place for her after visiting family here for years. Steph attended the Ohio State University where she began her college career pursuing a degree in optometry but ultimately switched to a BA in Art after an intro to art class made her realize she was happiest when working creatively through photography and other art mediums.During college, she studied abroad twice in Florence, Italy where her love for immersing herself in other cultures, taking impromptu trips to other countries, and addiction to pesto began.Steph comes to Virtuance from the Designer Shoe Warehouse headquarters where she was employed as a Digital Product Photographer. She learned many things during her time there: studio photography, the world of e-commerce and retail and also that she had no self-control with her employee discount. In her free time, Steph enjoys checking out local restaurants and breweries, petting all the dogs, hiking, going to concerts and taking her two dogs, Riley and Haddie, on adventures.One day, Steph hopes to establish a non-profit sanctuary farm that rescues and rehabilitates homeless animals of all kinds in need.

Mason Saunders

Image Processing Specialist

Erynn McConnell

Image Processing Specialist

Joe Davis

Quality Assurance Manager

Joe grew up in Oklahoma and spent most of his childhood playing baseball and video games. After high school, he joined the Army as a medic and spent 4 years stationed in North Carolina.Joe moved to Denver after a short period back in Oklahoma and has no intention of ever leaving. In his spare time, he loves making music or reading.

Michael Franklin

Quality Assurance Specialist

Bio coming soon!

Minka Ricker

Quality Assurance Specialist

Bio coming soon!

Alaina Enari

Quality Assurance Specialist

Alaina graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Prior to the real estate industry, she worked in the travel industry and the fitness/ sports performance industry. Alaina plays rugby for Denver’s Glendale Merlins. She enjoys cooking, travel and hiking with her 3-year-old Australian Sheperd/Blue Heeler, Niko.

Joanie Rasmussen

Client Success Training Lead

Joanie spent most of her childhood as an Air Force brat in Germany. After returning to America, she completed a BA in Music Therapy at the University of North Dakota and worked as a Board Certified Music Therapist for several years, including a stint at the State of Colorado Psychiatric Hospital at Ft. Logan.Helping people is in Joanie’s DNA, so when choosing to change careers, she was excited at the opportunity to jump into a Client Services role at Virtuance. She’s glad to be a part of the Virtuance team, where she’s eager to help real estate agents get the most out of working with Virtuance.She enjoys spending time exploring Colorado with her husband and two black labs while still making time to pursue her passions for visual and musical art.

Laura Marshall

Client Success Team Lead

Laura grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, obtaining degrees in French and Art.Before working at Virtuance, she worked as a restaurant manager, bartender and server, which gave her the skills to help the Virtuance family. She also gained a great passion for food and cooking!In her free time, she loves to paint, draw and create book sculptures. She is also an avid traveler, visiting many countries in Europe, and so far, twenty-five of the fifty United States.

Emily Box

Client Success Specialist and Vacation Rental Lead

Emily grew up the middle child of three girls in the Midwest. With an artistic, free-spirited, acupuncturist mother, and an adventurous, rock-climbing, engineer dad, Emily grew up learning and understanding balance. Today, she strives to constantly create balance and calm in her life and the ones around her.Emily became a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant in 2013, and while she cares deeply about nutrition, food, and healing, she realized the thing she loved most was not planning diets, it was helping others feel understood. It gives her great satisfaction to assist others and solve problems. For these reasons, she truly enjoys her role in client success at Virtuance.In her free time, Emily loves cooking, trying new restaurants, camping, taking road trips, and, let’s be honest, sometimes binge-watching Netflix.

Kiri Robins

Client Success Specialist

After studying English at the University of Northern Colorado, Kiri spent time working for hotels, where she fell in love with the field of hospitality. No task was too small. From making lattes to checking guests in, she learned that she just…really liked assisting others. She later made a leap to a role as a Client Services Coordinator and Task Force Manager in the Homeowners Association (HOA) management industry, where she learned the ins and outs of community management and HOA law. Her years of experience juggling the needs of Board Members and Homeowners sparked an interest in real estate, and joining the Virtuance team allowed her to meld her artistic and professional sensibilities into a role where she could help people.In her spare time, Kiri can be found reading, concocting something crafty, or indulging in her pop culture obsession. In 2016, she was voted Nerd Prom’s Prom Queen, and if she had her druthers, every day would be Halloween. She’s currently working on honing her film and special effects skills. Her ultimate goal is to one day build her own homemade haunted house for charity (and to write the next great American novel, of course).

Christie Hambright

Client Success Specialist

Christie is technically the middle child of three (her identical twin sister is older by 2 minutes). With a father who was constantly relocating for work, Christie spent most of her childhood moving all over the country. She eventually ended up in Colorado, where she fell in love with the blend of urban living, sustainability, and outdoorsy lifestyle. She attributes her well-rounded perspective and humble outlook on life to all of the diverse places she grew up in.Her mother recognized her creative soul from a young age and put her through tap and ballet classes, gymnastics, computer science courses, interior design and art classes, but it was color guard in her high school marching band that allowed her to thrive. After an exciting performance career, Christie began teaching color guard through Jefferson County Public Schools, but it wasn’t until she took an Intro to Digital Photography class in college that she discovered a true passion for photography. With over six years of retail and sales experience, as well as a passion for photography and technology, Christie excitedly found her way to a CSA position at Virtuance, which perfectly blends her years of customer service, photography interests, and a genuine love of helping others.In her spare time, Christie practices photography that showcases dance and color guard techniques, reads, or plays video games. She is a cat lover, a coffee fanatic, and an avid organizer. Christie is excited to be a part of the Virtuance team and is looking forward to growing with the company and exploring Colorado on weekend hiking and camping trips.

Michael Duran

Client Success Specialist

Michael is a Colorado born-and-raised native. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a Minor in Writing, Michael knew that he wanted to pursue a career that involved communicating with and assisting customers.
In his free time, Michael enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and watching movies. He has seen pretty much every movie under the sun! And the most interesting place he has ever traveled to was Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Craig Groat

Client Success Specialist

Bio coming soon!