The WooHoo Rides Team & Values
CEO and Co-Founder
Julie is the founder CEO of WooHoo Rides, a marketplace for hard-to-find vehicles that promise joyful experiences. Her company is more than a marketplace and more than a brand. It is a community built using network effect strategies for those who honor adventure, fun, authentic self-expression, diversity, and, most of all, making joyful experiences more accessible. Building meaningful communities through business and tech is what Julie has been doing throughout her career. In 2014, while attending university for Computer Science, she found herself in the unique niche of party vehicles. Since then, she has been the go-to person for all things that are entertaining vehicles. These include party buses, limos, pedicabs, small electric vehicles, bike-centric contraptions, art cars, carriages, party boats, planes, and so much more. She has ambitions to take the concept even to space. Always full of fresh ideas, Julie is a lifelong entrepreneur who looks for creative ways to find market gaps, solve problems, and deliver happiness. She has a background in computer science, emergency management, events, and creating groups that align with her mission. She has won hackathons, public speaking competitions, special talent awards, numerous scholarships, and grants.
CTO and Co-Founder
Jeric comes to Woohoo Rides with over 13 years software design and development experience. He has lead teams in Financial Process Automation, Game Development and Web Development. As a leader he has achieved transformative success in previous organizations. He's done this by being a force multiplier and establishing cultures of collaboration, trust and that heavily invest in developing people. With WooHoo Rides Jeric is building a market place with the goals of making these wonderful vehicles more accessible to a wider audience, while streamlining entrepreneurship opportunities for vehicle creators.
COO and Co-Founder
Where there are obstacles, Boz creates access for others. He is Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of WooHoo Rides, a platform that connects passengers with party vehicle entrepreneurs, making joyful interactions more commonplace. Boz's background has been spent advocating for human mobility in all forms. At NYC's "Axis Project," he trained people with disabilities in the realm of adaptive sports. He found grants for, trained, and ran beside hand cyclists at many major races. In Tennessee, he operated his own accessible adventure bus that led athletes with disabilities on exciting adventures like hang gliding. He also speaks several foreign languages, which he put to work as an advisor for international clients in business formation and immigration. He has published articles on immigration challenges and wrote a book about his own cycling adventures. He is now a proud father who spends his free time cultivating a global mindset with his family through education and travel.
Michael is an accomplished and in-demand comedy + reality showrunner/director/editor working in TV, film and the various platforms. He was the original showrunner and director for Impractical Jokers. He directed and/or produced on two Comedy Central shows: Lewis Black’s Root of all Evil, The Showbiz Show w/ David Spade, as well as Hell Date, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The New Tom Green Show, and Reality Hell. He also wrote for The Man Show. Most recently, Michael has directed/edited a series of digital content spots for Discover Card/Soul Pancake and Soylent. He also showran/directed two series’ for Food Network (Chopped U and Famous Food Truck w/ Harley Morenstein as well as pilots for Nickelodeon, TBS, Bravo, Travel Channel and Fandango. He also Co-EP’d the series, You Kidden’ Me for Facebook Watch with Kim Kardashian West. His debut feature comedy, Poor White Trash (starring Jaime Pressly and Sean Young) was an underground hit that ended up making three times its budget. His follow up feature, Heckler, is a documentary featuring 140 big comedians, sports legends, actors, and filmmakers being interviewed about critics. With his own company, he produced/directed the one-hour stand-up special, Jamie Kennedy: Unwashed, which he sold to Comedy Central to excellent ratings. He has also directed several national commercials, including work for Toshiba, Doritos, Mozilla and Audi.
CFO and Co-Founder
Logan Burnet, CFO and Co-Founder of WooHoo Rides, combines her love for adventure, passion for unique experiences, and financial expertise to empower entrepreneurs and build communities. With nearly 30 years of business and finance experience, Logan co-founded WooHoo Rides, the first online reservation marketplace for specialty and novelty vehicles, to spread joy and positivity while supporting local entrepreneurs and giving back to the community. Her commitment to community extends beyond her professional achievements as she volunteers in education, financial literacy, and empowering young girls in business and STEAM. When not working or volunteering, Logan enjoys exploring the outdoors, pursuing her passion for the arts, and practicing Spanish. She is always up for a new adventure and eager to make the most of life with WooHoo Rides.
S. Grady DeAton
Grady DeAton is an operations professional who hones in on operational priorities and always finds room for improvement in organizational processes. Grady believes that the right process, followed and iterated, can reap huge performance across a team and on scale across an organization as it grows. From remote rural Alaska to the Southern tip of Texas, Grady has gained experience across a variety of sectors and in a wide range of mixed cultural environments. For WooHoo Rides, Grady is taking on keeping track of all the loose ends and following up on all the deadlines across our team. (We haven’t had any yet, but Grady is standing by to put out any fires!). When he’s not learning about new productivity tools, Grady can be found biking, hiking, scooting,or walking around Boston with his German Shorthaired Pointers, Coco and Atfalati. Grady is also an avid gardener.
Program Outreach Manager
William Thorne is the Program Outreach Manager at WooHoo Rides. William has over ten years of experience developing and managing businesses internationally in China, Japan, and the US. He has lived in 8 countries and has traveled to over 40 countries with many more to come. After university, William worked in hospitality management and project management before moving to China to work in Education Management and curriculum development, eventually opening his own school and international exchange program in 2015. He left China during the pandemic, traveling across the world before returning to Seattle, WA, and starting work on a novel about the experience. William is responsible for marketing content and fundraising by creating engaging and impactful marketing campaigns, identifying potential business investment opportunities, and supporting the WooHoo Rides brand and business growth, joining the WooHoo rides team in March of 2023.
Rachel is a software engineer/web developer at WooHoo Rides. She holds a double major in linguistics and psychology with a minor in classical studies from Tulane University. She has a deep passion for language, communication, and accessibility for all which she nurtured during her career in speech-language pathology and special education. Rachel then turned her attention to programming languages She pursued full stack development skills, and found a landing place at WooHoo Rides. She is excited to learn and grow in her role at WooHoo Rides. In her free time, Rachel loves to travel, make art, and she fosters orphaned baby squirrels.
Timothy Earll is the branding manager and visual designer at Woohoo Rides! He's excited to be working with a talented and energetic team to develop and refine the brand and image of this exciting startup transportation and entertainment company. Tim's goal is to help take the Woohoo Rides brand to new heights and make it stand out among other transportation and entertainment companies on the internet. Prior to joining Woohoo Rides, Tim worked as a visual designer for top companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and several boutique design firms. He also served as a project manager for a Seattle art glass studio, where in addition to design and project management he introduced digital design and pattern making to streamline the process and ensure top-notch product quality. Tim enjoys sailing (he's a lifelong sailor!) and even owned and operated a fishing charter business in the Republic of Panama. In his free time , he finds relaxation and fulfillment in woodworking projects using vintage hand tools.
Jenni is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in communications, project management, and executive support. Her journey has taken her from the tourism sector to the healthcare and financial services sectors. She has a diverse skill set in business analysis, executive support, patient finance, and event planning. She even has several years of experience as an archaeologist! With a diverse skill set and a passion for communication, she brings a fresh perspective to every endeavor. As WooHoo Ride’s Social Media Manager she is growing the online community and spreading the word about the awesomeness that is WooHoo Rides! Jenni’s adventurous spirit has always looked for new challenges and adventures which led her to relocate to Central America with her family in 2015. She currently resides in Medellin, Colombia, where she is honing her Spanish language skills and cherishing quality time with her partner and two fantastically weird dogs.