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About Us

A bit about the team behind Lumos

At Tonic Audio Labs, we’re firm believers in well-designed, ethical,
user-centered products that help bring more beauty and art into the world

28 Years Combined Expertise

Put another way, we’ve been at this sort of thing for quite a few years now–working on startups for almost our entire careers, and hardware design and user experience just slightly less than that.

At Tonic Audio Labs we’re a pair of passionate, slightly obsessive humans who refuse to cave into crude concepts like planned obsolescence and treating customers and their data as products.  Tonic Audio Labs is an employee-owned, locally-focused company.  All of our products are designed right here in Reno, Nevada, and manufactured and assembled in the USA.

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Startup Expertise 0
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CEO
Ethan Clift
  • Vocalist, lyricist and quilter
  • Ivy League graduate from Columbia University
  • Award-winning entrepreneur and visionary
  • Previous company acquired
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CTO
Allison Clift-Jennings
  • Guitar player with a love for 90’s Triphop
  • Embedded Computing Design magazine 2018 Top Embedded Innovator award
  • Prior successful crowdfunding campaign
  • 2x Techstars Alumna
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Front-end Developer
Ben Jennings
  • Fiddler (Loves 1930’s Georgia fiddling)
  • Participated in Reno NASA Space Apps Challenge 2015
  • Learned HTML/CSS at 12
  • Taught Surveillance Self-Defense class at 14
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UX Designer
Ava Zelkowitz
  • Vocalist and banjo baby
  • New College of Florida and Golden Dome School Alumna
  • Visual artist and social scientist
  • Currently under the mentorship of UX Consultant David Travis

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