Who We Are

We take a lot of pride in our team: a mix of Veterans, military family members, and active community members.

The Build Team

Elana Duffy

CEO, Founder
US Army Veteran

Elana Duffy


Lana graduated from Cornell University with a Masters of Engineering in 2002, then quit her job to enlist in the US Army from 2003-2012. She was medically retired with a Purple Heart following combat tours in OEF and OIF, eventually returning home to NYC to found Pathfinder Labs.The cat-related influences around the site are mostly her fault.

Andy Stocchetti

Lead Developer
Civilian Supporter

Andy Stocchetti


Andy is a software engineer. When not coding, he is on a fruitless endeavor to train his cat to walk on a leash.

Patrick Farrell

Lead Troubleshooter
US Navy Family Member

Patrick Farrell


Patrick Farrell is a software engineer based in New York City. He went to Virginia Tech and a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering and has worked in NYC for the past 7 years.

Michael Thorne

Chief Data Officer
US Navy Veteran

Michael Thorne


Michael is a former naval computer network intelligence specialist and current Data Lead for Pathfinder. Educated at Fordham and the University of New Haven, Michael has served as Head Data Scientist for several successful startups.



Marissa Hiruma

Sales and Marketing
First Reponsder Spouse

Marissa Hiruma


Marissa is a hilarious individual and owns two adorable, but bratty cats.

Xin Liu

Development Intern
Civilian Supporter

Xin Liu


Xin is currently a rising sophomore in City College. He is an aspiring software engineer and loves to code, despite it giving him severe headaches. On his free time, he enjoys finding new things about the concrete jungle that he has resided in for over a decade.

Saroosh Zaman

Development Intern
Civilian Supporter

Saroosh Zaman


Saroosh is a senior computer science undergrad at City College of New York. Other then her work, she enjoys playing tennis and loves taking naps.

Gregory Slonim

Development Intern
Civilian Supporter

Gregory Slonim




Emmanuella Kogda

Development Intern
Civilian Supporter

Emmanuella Kogda


Emmanuella is a computer science student at CCNY. She is currently interning at Pathfinder where she is learning a lot about website development. Her hobbies that she enjoys the most are listening to music and drawing.



The Advisory Board

Aaron Leonard

Military Outdoors

Aaron Leonard


Laura Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse Rankings

Laura Rittenhouse


Joe Hunt

Veterans' Mental Health Coalition

Joe Hunt


Steve Kuyan

NYU Veteran and Tandon Incubators

Steve Kuyan




Moral Support Board

Osiris

#1 Supporter of Pathfinder

Osiris


Lucy

Office Diva

Lucy


Julius Caesar

Distraction Engineer

Julius Caesar