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.
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 and 16. 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.
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!
SHAWN PRADO manages sales and handles marketing. Her knack for organization and collaboration pulled our newest toward FileMaker after spending 10 years as a newspaper graphic designer, illustrator and copy editor. When she’s not conquering her new 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’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, and 16 certified 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 currently studying for her certification in FileMaker 16…wish her luck!
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. 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.
JUSTIN CLOSE Born and raised in Oregon, Justin has always had an interest in technology and figuring out how things work … and then trying to put them back together … hopefully without leftover parts! Six years ago, he completed his CS Degree at Oregon State and has been working with and delving into FileMaker ever since. He’s worked with companies large and small as: a contractor, co-owner of a small consulting company and as an internal developer. He finds it deeply gratifying to be able to build tools that other people love because it makes their jobs simpler and more efficient. He has additional interests in woodworking, soccer, fishing, reading, eating, drinking, hiking, and camping — all the good things that Oregon and the PNW has to offer!