Our Mission Is to Help You Fulfill Yours

Content is our calling. For decades, we have focused on the the interplay of audience and information. Engaging users. Sharing knowledge. Building trust. It’s our life’s work, and we’re proud to share it with our customers.


David Durand, PhD

David is the visionary behind the Tizra content delivery platform. Part software architect, part engineer, part computer scientist, his PhD work focused on document engineering and collaborative editing, and he subsequently taught at Brown. He’s worked with markup languages and hypertext since 1984, contributing to standards including XML and TEI. When not coding, he tinkers with vintage electronics and sings with Providence’s Quahog Quire.


Abe Dane

Abe is responsible for keeping Tizra’s team and technology pulling together to serve our customers. His background is in consumer publishing, including stints at Popular Mechanics, Hearst New Media and MIT. His byline is on dozens of national magazine articles, and since 1994, he has contributed to a string of successful web projects. He loves barbecue more than may be healthy and on weekends can be found hanging out at his wife’s neighborhood kitchen store.


Henry Woodbury

Front End Developer

Henry works as a lead front-end developer for Oracle. At Tizra, his unique blend of design sense and coding skills have played a key role since the company’s founding. Projects have included implementation of the Admin dashboard, and creation of the desktop reading interface.


Amy Griffis

Web Designer & Developer

Amy is a principal at Scampersand, a Providence web development agency. Her knack for understanding user needs and translating them into intuitive interfaces has made Tizra easier and more fun to use in countless ways, including improved mobile search, reading and navigation.


Lisa Russo

Brand Designer

As Tizra marketing lead, Lisa is responsible for spreading the joy of good software. Her gifts as a graphic designer, combined with strategic marketing skills, help her get the word out, and keep new customers coming in. And once they’re in, she helps ensure their success with educational programming including the Tizra User Conference.


Aron Griffis

Full-stack Web Developer

Aron is a principal at Scampersand, where he builds light, fast, reliable and secure applications that are the foundation of great user experiences. He is a prolific open source contributor, and his background in kernel virtualization and security lends unusual discipline to his work.