Katie VanderDrift - Founder

Katie is a software engineer and digital designer.

She has spent the last seven years working in technology in San Francisco. She led the development and design of more than 20 highly competitive industries from health and beauty to legal services. 

She has been featured in Forbes, Venture Beat, Inc Magazine and many other publications for her work as an entrepreneur and Software Engineer. 


I believe creativity is the instrument for change. The cross-pollination of science and design will bring the adopted changes that drive society forward.

Kelsey Anderson is a marketing and game writer for Gem Joy. A Jill of many trades, living and working in San Francisco, Kelsey is a graduate of The New School in New York. She has a degree in Literary Studies. Kelsey enjoys writing plays and fiction, loves film photography, and has one very odd cat.  


Liz Maverick an award winning author creates the stories in the App. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Richard VanderDrift spent his career working in San Francisco as a software architect. He is an inventor and holds several patents. He helps with patents for Gem Joy. We are currently patent-pending! Nikki VanderDrift spent 40 years working as a flight attendant at United Airlines. She is in-charge of trade shows where you can often find her and Katie behind the booth.