Cathy Theys

Support Team Manager

Lansing, MI

Cathy's wide breadth of experience has positioned her well for her role on the Support & Maintenance team at Lullabot. Combining thoughtfulness, technical skills, and strong attention to detail, she is a problem solver. Having worked with Drupal since 2006, Cathy is also an excellent programmer, as her many Drupal Core contributions show, and was the first recipient of the Aaron Winborn Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate personal integrity, kindness, and a strong commitment to the Drupal community.

Over the course of her career, Cathy has worn many hats, including Unix sys admin, computer hardware repairer, freelance Drupal site builder, Drupal 6 to 7 migration project manager, and Drupal 8 Core contributor. Additionally, she has been a Drupal developer for a large legacy Drupal-based product that combined with Drupal 8 components to serve many large scientific and academic institutions. Cathy's expertise includes coordination, investigation, and optimization for deployment, performance, and load testing.

Cathy has always brought people along on supportive, transparent, collaborative learning journeys. She has taught adults as a computer science professor, dog trainer, peer-to-peer mother support counselor, and open-source contribution mentor and organizer. Her focus in each role, including at Lullabot, is helping others achieve their goals.

Cathy previously managed the Tugboat project team that implemented automated tests and deploy previews and helped document evolving processes while working with the customer internal development team at Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF).

Cathy earned a Bachelor’s(Computer Science and Electrical Engineering) and a Master’s(Electrical Engineering) degree from Purdue University in Indiana. In her spare time, she loves tinkering with her high-tech garden.

Did you know?

Cathy met animal behaviorists: Temple Grandin, Karen Pryor, and Ian Dunbar, while at Association of Professional Dog Trainers conferences.