Board of Open Source Matters
Sarah Watz

Position: President
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Twitter: @sarahwatz

Sarah is a Joomla evangelist who lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She runs the Joomla! specialized web agency Pixpro. Sarah has been working with marketing, communication, sales and education for more than 20 years. Her passion is to provide great business value to the projects with which she is involved.

Sarah discovered Mambo in 2004 and moved to Joomla in 2005. She fell in love with Joomla! with it's vibrant community and began contributing to the community. Her first involvement in the Joomla! community was as vice president for the Joomla! User Association Sweden (JUAS). Since then she has been the President for the JUAS for several years, as well as project manager for many Joomla!Days and Joomla!Nights in Sweden. Sarah is a frequent speaker at events such as Joomla!Days, JAB and the JWC.

Joining OSM, Sarah feels really exited about working with the Joomla Certificate Program.

Marijke Stuivenberg

Position: Secretary
Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
Twitter: @atMarijke

Marijke Stuivenberg (forum MarijkeS) lives in Enschede, The Netherlands. She got involved in the Joomla Community since 2007. Starting with translating Joomla in Dutch and helping in the Bug Squad. She is also participating in the Joomla Translation Coordination Team en helps testing security issues in JSST.

As one of the co-founders of she is very active in the Dutch Community on many areas. She is the leader of the Dutch Translation Team which maintains the Dutch Translations for Joomla and many 3rth party extensions.

Marijke is a musician by profession, in daily life she teaches young and old(er) how to play the Saxophone.

Ronni K. Gothard Christiansen

Position: Board Member
Location: Odense, Denmark
Twitter: @redwebdk

Ronni is the founder and CEO of redWEB ApS which includes the brands,,,, and

He is a long term Joomla user and former developer who came over from Mambo back in 2005, and has actively helped to build the Danish JUG structure and the first three Danish Joomla! Days.

Ronni is also an active member of the Joomla World Conference team for three years running, as well as an active member of the Governance Working Group. In the past Ronni has been a member of multiple Working Groups and has attended many Joomla! Days and Joomla! Events around the world.

Since 1993 Ronni has been a frontender, backender, systemarchitect, projectleader, manager and has actively held most positions in a modern dynamic web-team which adds to the perspective of seeing how each adds uniquely to the greater whole of a project - or a community.

Ronni is a diehard structuralist and democrat (as in democracy) and believes strongly in the Open Source Community and idea - and not least the Joomla Community.

Ryan Ozimek

Position:  Board Member
Location: Washington DC
Twitter: @cozimek

Passionate about serving the social sector, Ryan Ozimek is the CEO of PICnet, the Web software firm behind Soapbox Engage, which provides online engagement services for social sector organizations.  Ryan has spent considerable time traveling the world spreading the word about Joomla and open source software, and brings to the table more than six years of leadership experience within the Open Source community.

When he's not on an airplane, Ryan resides in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.

Radek Suski

Position: Board Member
Location: Schaafheim, Germany
Website: Sigsiu.NET

Twitter: @RadekSu

Born in Poland, Radek has been living in Germany for the past ten years. A Joomla extension developer since 2006, he continues to study the Science of Informatics at Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. He works full time for the Sobi projects developing and supporting the Joomla directory extension SobiPro.

Radek's other Joomla involvement includes contributing to the work of the Bug Squad, and he is a member of the Social Media team. He is Co-Leader of the Events team, and is a frequent speaker at JoomlaDay events throughout Europe and beyond.

Victor Drover, PhD

Position: Treasurer
Location: Sussex, Wisconsin
Twitter: @VicDrover

Following a career in academia as a Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Victor migrated from his native home in Canada and founded Joomla-based companies based in Sussex, Wisconsin including Anything Digital and

Victor is also a volunteer in the Joomla project and serves/has served on numerous committees including the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) team, the Joomla Events team, and numerous conference organizing committees including the J and Beyond international developer conference and the Joomla World Conference.

Martijn Boomsma

Position: Board Member
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Twitter: @Toetweb

Martijn Boomsma is passionate about and inspired by Joomla and the Joomla community. He has been working in IT since 1998 and started at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where in eight years he learned much about the maturing and managing of an IT services organization. 

Martijn is co-founder of Perfect Web Team, a company specialized in delivering Joomla solutions. 

He is currently one of the organizers of the Dutch Joomla!days and a member of the Joomla World Conference team. For both events he manages the sponsoring. He is also a member of the JED team specially for JED 3.0, a member of the Joomla Capitol Committee, and Assistent Treasurer for OSM.

His motto: "Have fun and get things done".

Mike Carson

Position: Board Member
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA

Twitter: @joomlashowroom

A long-time training expert in vertical markets, Mike Carson is the CEO of Integrated Technology and Design Inc, and the well-known online storefront called JoomlaShowroom, where he develops and distributes Joomla extensions.

Mike has been designing Joomla websites and developing very popular Joomla extensions since the infancy of the Joomla project (the Mambo days). Mike cannot even think of developing a website using any other framework other than the Joomla! Platform. Mike also speaks at various Joomla CMS related events and has a real passion for teaching people about this award winning content management system we call Joomla! Mike's unique entrepreneurial experience, combined with his uncanny ability to listen to the market and deliver winning solutions on a consistent basis make him a "must-attend" session for business people and developers alike at the conferences he speaks at. 

Mike is also an active member of the Joomla Events Team and the OSM Capitol Committee Leader.

Joe Sonne

Position: Board Member
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Twitter: @joejoomla

Joe had a successful career in the graphic arts and multimedia industry before moving into management with a national charitable organization. He got involved with Joomla! in 2005, and in 2009 started his own marketing company. The web division of Joe’s company, JoeJoomla, uses Joomla exclusively, managing projects for clients. Joe is hands on with website strategies, site integration and design.

In the Joomla community Joe is a well known speaker, trainer, and writer about all things Joomla. He contributes to the community by sharing knowledge at various JoomlaDays in the United States, as well as the larger international events such as J and Beyond, and the Joomla! World Conference. Joe co-founded two Joomla User Groups in Canada. He has written articles for the Joomla! Magazine and also has a popular blog about Joomla.