Kelly & Timur (business owners) with GrizzlyWe are former scientists with PhD and MS degrees in chemistry and biology. Shortly after academia, we taught ourselves how to code. Kelly is a frontend and Timur is a full-stack web developer. Together, we've built over a dozen software projects for ourselves and our clients.In the past, we founded VC-funded software companies. In the most recent company, Drizzle (paywall software), we were break even with 2 employees but ultimately shut down the company. Since then, we've self funded Async and all of our open source projects.We wrote a popular (and profitable) web development book and became active in open source.Our SaaS boilerplate is a popular open source project for engineers who want to build a SaaS web application using full-stack JS. Both SaaS boilerplate and our book provides us with a steady stream of clients who need our help with custom web development.In 2018, we released our internal team communication tool: Async. We successfully built numerous software projects for ourselves and our clients using Async. In every project, Async helped us stay focused, calm, and healthy.We've lived in big cities and tech hubs but ultimately settled in the beautiful Pend Oreille county of Northeastern Washington.We enjoy working from home, hiking, cooking and playing with our 2 dogs.