Our Team

Dr. Georg Pohland – Managing Partner

Georg is founding partner of Sunbird Images. Following a commercial training, he studied biology in Duesseldorf. He conducted research and field work all around the globe and completed his PhD in evolutionary biology in Bonn, Germany. After several years of freelance activities as a scientific consultant, marketing- and PR consultant, and project leader of a biotech start-up he is now in charge of business planning, contracts, HR, and administration. Georg enjoys to spend his free time outdoors. He likes to go fishing, is a passionate hunter, and an enthusiastic hobby cook. He also loves his .44 Magnum, Norwegian Forest Cats, gardening, and playing video games.

CEO

Founder

Business Administration

CEO

Business Administration

Founder

Dr. Peter Mullen – Managing Partner

Peter is founding partner of Sunbird Images. He studied biology in Duesseldorf and worked on avian plumage coloration in the UV at the A. Koenig research museum in Bonn. As an author of scientific books he is a well-known expert in the area of pharmacologically active plants, animals and fungi. For two years, he worked for the strategic consulting company Alcimed in Paris as a business developer in the Life-science industry. Peter is your contact person in the areas of app development and business development.

CEO

Founder

Business Development

CEO

Business Development

Founder

Dr. Kirsten Mullen, MBA – Strategy and Marketing

Kirsten studied economic sciences in Germany and Spain and completed an MBA in Great Britain and USA. Following her studies she received a PhD on the analysis of strategic behavior of energy companies in the changing energy market. After working in the energy industry for several years Kirsten is now responsible for strategic and marketing activities and the eBook branch of Sunbird Images. She enjoys running and swimming, loves Yoga and being outdoor in nature – by now she is able to identify the most common bird species in Germany by appearance and/ or their songs and calls.

Strategy

Corporate Identity

Marketing

Strategy

Corporate Identity

Marketing

Jessica Langenbach, M.Sc. Biology – Content Manager Biology

Since early childhood Jessica is fascinated by everything crawling around in nature. She is always in the near of shrubs or the ground with her nose which frequently leads to amusement of family and friends. Driven by her passion she studied biology at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, where she passed her Master of Science. At Sunbird Images she is co-responsible for the content of various apps, manages part of the accounting and is on hand with help and advice for the customers. In her free time, insects and other animals have to serve her as photo models, while she is also interested in birding. Jessica herself belongs the genus of night owls, she is socially-engaged and loves music and the fragrant Provence.

Public Relations

Customer Service

Content Manager

Public Relations

Customer Service

Content Manager

Karla Matosic – UX & Interface Design

Karla is the UX / UI designer at Sunbird Images responsible for media design, image editing, graphics and interface design. She initially worked on individual projects at Sunbird Images and is now a salaried member of the Sunbird team. She loves graphic design and works constantly in her free time to improve her skills. In addition to graphic design Karla uses her creativity in other practices such as baking cakes with unique and individual designs which also taste delicious! Since Karla is a registered nurse and has more than 10 years of experience in the general psychiatric acute care unit, every employee at Sunbird Images is in good hands in the event of a nervous breakdown.

User Experience

App Design

Web Design

App Design

User Experience

Web Design

Paul Litzbarski – Software Developer

Paul is the chief developer of the team. He started studying computer sciences at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University) before relocating to Hamburg to study computer engineering at the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW) Hamburg (University of Applied Sciences Hamburg) and work as a student trainee for Adobe Systems Engineering GmbH. His leisure time he also spends programming, for instance on demoscene weekends where participants create multimedia-based art, or he plays the piano or bass in a band. He wishes for a future without petrol and diesel cars on the streets, and wants to live on a farm with lots of sheep and llamas – providing, of course, that the internet connection there is sufficient.

iOS

Data Management

Android

iOS

Data Management

Android

Chris Greendyk – Full Stack Developer

Chris is a software developer with a passion for app development, cryptocurrency – and fishing (fish…). At Sunbird Images he spends most of his time working with the Android applications while helping occasionally with iOS applications on the side. He was born and raised in North Carolina, USA. He began studying Civil Engineering at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte for two years before moving to Germany in 2014 where he switched his major to Electrical Engineering at the Technische Hochschule Köln. In his free time, he learns about new technologies such as AI, Blockchain Smart Contracts, and Angular web development. His personal “project of the heart” is the participation in tearing down useless walls in the most southern part of USA.

iOS

Android

Ai

Web Applications

iOS

Android

Web Applications

Ai

Guido Holzmann – Media Designer

Guido is a trained digital media designer. At Sunbird Images he is responsible for the design and organisation of different media. This includes the handling of image and sound data as well as the editing of film shots. Initially he worked as a freelancer for Sunbird before he became a salaried media designer as part of Sunbird’s core team at the beginning of this year. He lives out his creativity in different media also in his leisure time – he has been playing the guitar in different bands for 30 years, composes and produces electronic music. Furthermore, Guido is socially very committed. In 2004, for example, he went to South Africa to work on a farm and take care of socially disadvantaged children within a special project there.

Sound Editing

Video Editing

Graphic Design

Sound Editing

Video Editing

Graphic Design

Joe Cockram – Ornithologist

Most of my current work is as an ornithologist on luxury expedition cruise ships. As part of the expedition team I deliver zodiac boat tours and landings, hikes, kayaking and onboard lectures and education in the most special places on Earth, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and everywhere coastal inbetween.

I usually carry a camera with me and enjoy wildlife photography. Rather than setting out and waiting to capture specific shots, I like to simply record what I see happen in front of me as I am out and about and occasionally get some very satisfying images, though I remain very much a ‘keen amateur’.

Project Management

Bird Expert

WBA

Bird Expert

Project Management

WBA

Andres Anariba – Werkstudent

Android

Ai

Android

Ai