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About pMachine

Based in Portland, Oregon, pMachine, Inc. is a privately-held technology company that develops cutting-edge web publishing software used by thousands of individuals, organizations, and companies around the world.  pMachine currently offers two software products: pMachine Free/Pro, and its new-generation flagship product, ExpressionEngine.  pMachine also provides world-class hosting and web development services through its sister companies, pMachine Hosting and pMachine Services.

Our History

In 1996, Rick Ellis founded a media development company to service notable clients like Oliver Stone, Disney, HBO and others.  In order to better serve his client's needs, Rick developed a number of scripted web tools.  One of those tools was a small news/weblog application first used at Nancy Sinatra's website.  In 2001 the program was renamed "pMachine" and released publicly.  Within a few months its popularity forced Rick to focus full-time on his fledgling software company.  Since then, pMachine, Inc. has grown steadily.

In 2002, pMachine launched pMachine Hosting, a full-service hosting company designed specifically for the needs of dynamic, database-driven sites.  pMachine more recently introduced pMachine Services, a web development company specializing in the deployment of pMachine Products.

In 2004, pMachine released its next-generation publishing system, ExpressionEngine, offering an unmatched level of power and flexibility for online publishers.

Rick Ellis
CEO and Lead Developer

Rick Ellis has a diverse background in media technology, having worked in creative and technical capacities on interactive projects for Disney, to feature films for Oliver Stone, and almost every kind of web-based project in-between. pMachine is the culmination of his passion for the internet and a desire to enable people to use it in meaningful ways.  His occasionally updated blog can be found here.

Paul "reedmaniac" Burdick
Chief Technology Officer

Since 1997, Paul has been immersed in internet and multimedia technologies. Previous to pMachine, he worked at Reed College in Portland, OR, managing web infrastructure, creating online resources used in research and teaching, and developing higher-education tools used across the United States. He has a degree in Philosophy and a love of the outdoors. When he's not at pMachine, you'll find Paul at www.reedmaniac.com.

Chris Curtis
Director of Technical Services

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Chris has been building websites and working on internet-related projects since 1995, and working with dynamic content sites since 2000. He is familiar with HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL databases, and of course, has an extraordinary knowledge of pMachine products.  You can visit his personal site at www.chriscurtis.org.

Nevin Lyne
Director, pMachine Hosting

For fifteen years, Nevin Lyne has worked with server and networking technologies.  His clients have included small businesses, to enterprise level institutions like the Mayo Clinic.  As the principal behind pMachine Hosting, Nevin brings a wealth of experience and a proven commitment to our clients.

Leslie Camacho
Director, pMachine Services

Leslie has been helping people succeed on the web since 1994. Over the last decade (wow, it's been that long) he's managed projects large and small and got himself a BBA in Marketing Management with honors. He discovered pMachine shortly after its inception, and was an instant convert and evangelist. When he's not sitting in front of his computer making his clients' lives easier, he's out hiking, taking pictures, or writing short stories.