Joe “Badger” Maisel is Joebotics’ Founder and CEO and the driving force behind Joebotics vision. Having discovered how and resolved to make a million bucks as a jazz musician (start with 2 million) he taught himself how to code in the early 90s and began his career as a software developer in 1995. Badger has worked in the Bay Area and Southern California for fortune 100s, startups and everything in between during his 25 year career. He’s still hoping to make a million playing jazz one day.
When he’s not building something in the shop, cooking or playing music you’ll generally find him hanging out with his wife Lisa and their newborn son Elliot.
Chris is Joebotics’ Co-Founder and COO. He has over 25 years of legal and business experience with tech and brick and mortar companies. Chris brings a wide range of business and intellectual property knowledge and experience, from start-up to enterprise level concerns, covering the full life-cycle of a business. Chris joined Joebotics in February 2016, and currently maintains Joebotics’ Los Angeles area satellite office. Chris is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science, and holds a J.D. from PCU School of Law; he also holds Technical Certification in Internet Technologies from Loyola Marymount University.
Les holds a MiMechE and has a manufacturing background, specializing in plastic component design and special purpose machines. Les joined Joebotics two years ago as a co-creator of the BadgerBoard and BadgerBox. He currently works with Joebotics as an advisor on all things mechanical.
Sergey is Joebotics’ Director of Technology. He graduated from Moscow State Technical University and has more than 10 years experience in software development as a developer, manager, and technical lead, and has deep robotics experience. He is a true maker, and programming and electronics enthusiast who likes complex tasks and optimal solutions of them. Sergey is married, and the father of a daughter, who’s become a maker at the age of 5, just like her dad.
Lisa joined Joebotics in 2017 to provide project management and administrative assistance to the team. Lisa has a long history of entrepreneurship in the food industry with stints running a cafe and a catering company in NY and LA. She’s a professionally trained chef & baker and currently enjoys doing pop ups in the Bay Area. When not working with the Joebotics team she can be found traveling the globe with her favorite collaborators Badger & Elliot Maisel.
Sean is Joebotics’ Director of Physical Prototyping. He recently retired as a Master Sergeant in Aircraft Structural Maintenance/Management in the United States Air Force. He served 22 years in that role which encompassed all aspects of aircraft maintenance/fabrication and heavy maintenance project management. He has worked extensively in fabrication with many materials, specializing in metal and advanced composites (and recently, plastics). He is an FAA certified Airframe/Powerplant technician. He is a master at fabrication and problem solving with all materials, and truly loves to create. Sean is a recent addition to the Joebotics team, but we welcome him to the family!
In his free time you can find him exploring the coast for the perfect wave or climbing mountains in search of elusive fish. You may also find him in the garage working on one of many classic cars or motorcycles.