LunarLincoln was founded in 2013 by Vanderbilt graduates Jonathan Wiley and Jennifer Bennett. With backgrounds in mobile development and graphic design – LunarLincoln was an obvious extension of their combined powers.
We love bringing our expertise and industry knowledge to others who have this same passion. Our clients range from small start-ups to large corporations – locally and nationally. We are continually amazed by their interesting ideas and challenging needs. Just like Lincoln and those early space pioneers – everyday we are striving to build a new future.
Jonathan Wiley has always been a builder. What started as an obsession with Lego and Gameboys morphed into a knack for building PCs and programming calculators. Studying Computer Engineering and Mathematics at Vanderbilt University was a natural fit, and after earning his degree he set off to apply his skills to the emerging smartphone market. Over the past 7 years Jonathan has worked with over 40 clients to ship first-class applications for iOS, Android, and Mac. He’s built everything from award-winning consumer apps (Internet radio, photo sharing, remote-controlled cars) to critical enterprise software (teleconferencing, issue tracking, email processing).
Jennifer Bennett has been creating and designing for over a decade. She has worked for agencies and nonprofits where she designed, produced and managed projects, including magazines, brochures, marketing campaigns, mobile apps, and websites. Currently she is exploring and honing her mobile design skills by crafting innovative data visualizations and building elegant interfaces that fully immerse and engage users. Her creativity is fueled by an addiction to podcasts, refinishing vintage furniture, devouring books, and printmaking.
Patrick Goley has been developing amazing iOS apps since 2012. During this time he has become the “King of Shipping” by publishing over 100 apps to the App Store. The former Lead Developer at Aloompa, Patrick has architected and implemented complex codebases for iOS products, as well as trained and overseen junior developers. He specializes in Core Location and iBeacons. Patrick received his BS from Belmont University in Audio Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. When he’s not brushing up on various programming paradigms he can be found playing the guitar and drums or reading sci-fi novels.
Travis Smith was LunarLincoln’s first employee and survived our initial 100 square foot office. He has worked on over a dozen iOS, Android, and Mac applications during his tenure at LunarLincoln. Travis graduated with honors from University of Florida, Gainesville, with a degree in Computer Science, and participated in the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Travis has worked with Tyco International and Verifone. He built an online leaderboard for League of Legends, battling through the MOBA’s stats with his skills in Java, Quartz, and MySQL and recently released his first Android app: League Buddy.
Nathan T. Baker first took a deep dive into mobile development while attending Nashville Software School. Nathan started designing websites in 5th grade and later launched a web design firm at Belmont University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Before building mobile apps, Nathan served in various roles at software companies Raven and Sitemason doing everything from customer support, affiliate marketing, social media, SEO, and content marketing. In his spare time, Nathan hangs out with his family, runs a beer competition, and plays trendy new board games with friends.
A respect and admiration for both the past and future exists within our company. We combined a bit of each of our passions into the name. Wiley has always been fascinated with space and rockets and Jennifer with history. Lincoln dared to think of a radically different future for our nation. NASA carried the future hopes and dreams of humanity beyond the bounds of earth. Why not strive to embody these ideas in our own endeavors? We’re explorers, we’re inquisitive, we’re resourceful. We aren’t building space probes and rockets – but we are innovating every single day.
Plus imagining alternate histories where Lincoln escaped to the moon to set up his idealistic space-commune is also pretty fun. Sitting there in his mooncabin, looking down on us…