Our team

Our team

Piatt 936625ea3fdf37b844a51fa126ee66961b96374c0ed416c7fd1e867b2c9683ef
Christian Piatt (President/CEO) Christian’s primary passion is for writing. In the process of publishing nine books, he has learned a lot about honing the craft of writing, along with the industry of publishing. He has worked in nonprofits, education and started with Crowdscribed in 2014, becoming the President and CEO of Crowdscribed in early 2016, charged with the vision of helping bring the publishing industry into the 21st century. He loves reading, movies, Friday Date Night with his wife, Amy, and playtime with his son, Mattias, and daughter, Zoe.
Atwood c6b3407c9a039be750714a49e527f8b218ec9b15ce5c573b038cf43aa3bf49ef
Blake Atwood (Director of Author Development) Blake is an editor, ghostwriter, and author whose most recent book, Don't Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor , has been described as “wonderful, engaging, and clearly superior advice for the aspiring writer.” He works with authors to hone their craft, producing the best books possible.
Spayd e6d92ca4e839538dc5b0ae1a9c473f0aa32f90234efac6e8eecd25c276d594a4
Brianna Spayd Snyder (Project Manager) With a graphic design background, Brianna uses her experience with typography, layout and project management to design and distribute books for Crowdscribed since mid-2014. She has designed for House of Flavors, Shape Gallery, Oak Hill Farms and several small businesses. She is also passionate about photography and takes her camera anywhere she goes. She loves singing, DIY crafts, traveling to new places with her husband, Jonathan, and watching Pirates baseball.
Knight cf26cced7db64b6d425c26af8f49c6ae7d5e0d921f67fb60aef15596819a58c8
Doug Knight (CTO) Doug has been building software for more than 18 years. Code he has written is running in North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. He has helped LivingSocial refine their online business, helped Mary Kay collect cosmetic orders around the globe and helped other companies too numerous for this profile blurb. He is fluent in a variety of computer languages including Ruby, Clojure, C#, Java, and JavaScript, and working toward fluency in the human languages Spanish and Russian.
Skumatov 2bc904b9e5ba148711437b68bc481c9fc32c89813870e609591b62ac6bdd65a8
Sergey Skumatov (Junior Ruby on Rails Developer) Sergey Skumatov moved to the United States from Ukraine. He studied sound acoustics, worked in upscale TV companies as a camera operator, video editor, and event technologies specialist. Passionate about computers, the move to Web Development for him was a natural fit. His passion as a junior developer at Crowdscribed is to enhance abilities in designing, testing, and implementing. In his free time, Sergey loves fishing and tending to his aquariums.