Meet the Team

We built Honeybadger because we wanted a better way to track errors in our own projects. Here's a little info about the team we've assembled:

Starr Horne

Starr is the driving force behind Honeybadger's UI. He works around the clock to find better ways for you to slice through mountains of debug data and get to the heart of your issues in record time.

Starr started building Rails apps in 2005 and has been neck-deep in Javascript for just as long - definitely before JS became hip. As a consultant, he's built Rails apps for a number of startups and established companies. He blogs at starrhorne.com.

One of his biggest disappointments was that Steve Wozniak didn't win Dancing With The Stars.

One of his greatest triumphs was in declaring that Honeybadger will not, in any way, support IE lte 10.

Joshua Wood

Josh is Honeybadger's resident bug hunter and technical debt collector. Once enthusiastically referred to as a "human exception tracker", he spends his days crafting the middleware, plugins, and gems which keep the 'badger fat and happy through a steady diet of fresh data.

Priror to Honeybadger Josh started a Ruby on Rails consulting business, Hint Media. For 10 years he worked with technology startups and companies of all sizes to build, improve, and fix their web applications. His younger brother followed in his footsteps and is now a partner in that business, overseeing the day-to-day so that Josh can build the 'badger full time.

Josh lives in the forest with his lovely wife, a red jeep, an eclectic collection of neglected pastimes, and his German Shepherd, Klaus.

Ben Curtis

Ben has been developing web apps and building startups since '99, and fell in love with Ruby and Rails in 2005. Before co-founding Honeybadger, he launched a couple of his own startups: Catch the Best, to help companies manage the hiring process, and RailsKits, to help Rails developers get a jump start on their projects.

Ben's role at Honeybadger ranges from bare-metal to front-end... he keeps the server lights blinking happily, builds a lot of the back-end Rails code, and dips his toes into the front-end code from time to time.

When he's not working, Ben likes to hang out with his wife and kids, ride his road bike, and of course hack on open source projects. :)

Sophia Le

Sophia is the newest member to the Honeybadger team. As the marketing coordinator, she writes the content seen on the website, blog, and emails.

Prior to Honeybadger, Sophia worked as an emergency manager in local government. She has created award-winning digital emergency preparedness campaigns, managed amateur radio volunteers, and supported response efforts to the 2014 Oso mudslide. She is relieved to put her on-call days behind her (To the chagrin of her teammates).

In her free time, Sophia cooks plant-based recipes, frequents yoga class, and will never say no to karaoke. She blogs about her attempt at work-life balance at sophiale.com.