About

We are Oregon’s most experienced FileMaker development firm.

As one of only four FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum members in Oregon (and of only 44 in the entire world), AppWorks brings almost three decades (over seventy years combined) of experience to the table. Our developers are constantly striving to learn and share their expertise and have developed a reputation of excellence.


Matt Navarre,  CEO

The foundation of AppWorks is built upon the shoulders of one of the foremost leaders in the FileMaker community, MATT NAVARRE. Matt holds certifications in FileMaker versions 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17. Matt is the recipient of two FileMaker Excellence Awards. He is a regular speaker at the annual FileMaker Developer Conferences and co-hosts a FileMaker Podcast, FileMaker Talk. Matt and his company co-host the monthly FileMaker Developer Group meetings in Portland, Oregon. Matt is also an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.


Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson, President

KIMBERLY CARLSON oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization by focusing on goal-setting and strategic planning. She’s been a business owner for over ten years and has clients all over the world. With her knowledge of HTML, PHP, InDesign and her need to pragmatically order everything around her, it was only natural that she gravitated to FileMaker. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing video games, and going on adventures – big and small!


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Shawn Prado, Customer Success Manager

SHAWN PRADO works with clients to understand and advocate for their needs as their custom app is created. As the Customer Success Manager she uses her knack for organization and collaboration to develop lasting relationships with clients. When she’s not conquering her role at the office, she’s conquering the land (by bike and by foot) and the air (flying with her husband, a pilot) around Oregon.


David J. Weiner

David J. Weiner, Senior Developer

DAVID J. WEINER’s first exposure to the FileMaker platform was in 1998, while working as a Coordinator on the animated feature film South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut, where he used it on a daily basis to track reams of production data. He has been building custom FileMaker business apps ever since. Armed with a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, he takes particular nerdy delight in creating elegant and streamlined user interfaces for the software he develops. He’s a foodie, a musician, a gamer, and a bike commuter. David is a FileMaker Pro 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 certified developer.


Michelle Davison, Developer

MICHELLE DAVISON was first introduced to FileMaker while working as a graphic designer for a small publishing company in Denver and was immediately intrigued by its potential use. Having spent a lot of her free time learning web development basics as well, she fell in love with FileMaker’s unique blend of UI design and programming. When an opportunity to develop a solution from scratch came up a few years later she dove-in headfirst and never looked back! When she’s not working she loves exploring the Northwest and spending time with friends and family. Michelle is a FileMaker Pro 16 and 17 certified developer.


Ian Harris, Server Specialist • Junior Developer

IAN HARRIS began working in the technology industry shortly after graduating from the University of Oregon in 2016, first as a marketing intern for a digital agency, then as an IT operations technician. These initial experiences exposed Ian to agile software development and high-availability architecture, both of which he pursues now at AppWorks. Ian values FileMaker’s natural inclination toward rapid prototyping, frequent testing, and cross-platform support, and looks forward to learning about its advanced features from his new coworkers. Ian is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate.  When he’s not studying for FileMaker and AWS certifications, Ian can be found running around the city (look for him at Portland’s Turkey Trot), or watching the latest release at Hollywood Theater. Ian’s also an avid listener of podcasts; he feels most at ease playing the latest offering from Radiolab and making a recipe from an ever-expanding cookbook collection. Ian is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.


Eleanor Fulton, Marketing Manager • Sales Support

ELEANOR FULTON manages AppWorks’ marketing and sales strategies, including all FileMaker training classes and community activities, while also providing much needed support in client communications. After being dazzled by industry-specific software from a previous job, she was drawn to AppWorks’ custom solutions, as she knows how impactful the right software can be. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Washington with dual majors in Marketing and Psychology. In her free time, you can find her training for races, or curled up at home with a good book. She loves fancy lattes and will not give up the search for a respectable gluten-free donut.