Rhode Island Interactive Staff

Matt Erhard
matt.erhard@egov.com
401-831-8099 x210

Director of Development

What He Does
Responsible for making the code, equipment, and people behind our technology run smoothly.

Background
Matt holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He was a Summer 2013 graduate of Launch Academy, a 10-week immersive bootcamp to learn web development.

Outside of Work
Matt spends his time snowboarding, bowling, and playing tennis.

Little Known Fact
He has been to Africa twice, but has never been to Canada.


Sidra Amir
samir@egov.com
401-831-8099 x270

Web Application Developer

What She Does
Builds Online Applications!

Background
She holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Punjab, Pakistan, where she was in top five position holders. Sidra is a Brown Graduate with MS in Computer Science with 3.88 GPA.

Outside of Work
Loves to fly at Horizon Aviation, interested in politics and likes to watch cricket.

Little Known Fact
Wants perfection in whatever she does.


Matthew Troiano
matthew.troiano@egov.com
401-831-8099 x280

Designer

What He Does
Designs UI/UX Interfaces.

Background
Matt holds a AAS in Fine Art from CCRI. He has spent over a decade designing and developing for the web. Prior to joining RI.gov Matt worked at Mediacom Communications corporate headquarters in NY as their lead web developer.

Outside of Work
Matt enjoys playing the drums, photography, and painting.

Little Known Fact
Growing up Matt attended the Bristol Fourth of July Parade 13 years in a row.


Priscilla Nebot
pnebot@egov.com
401-831-8099 x260

Office & Customer Service Administrator

What She Does
Makes sure our users are happy and our business is running smoothly

Background
Priscilla is the person you will most likely communicate with if you need assistance with our many online services. She has a bookkeeping certification from Rhode Island College. She worked as a teaching assistant for the Providence School District in the bilingual department. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Outside of Work
Enjoys spending time with her family and loves to watch 80's and black and white movies.

Little Known Fact
She describes herself as a closet shoe fashionista.


Nicole Scaramuzzi
nicoles@egov.com
401-831-8099 x230

Director of Marketing

What She Does
Ensures that things get done on schedule and that people know what we did.

Background
Nicole graduated from Rhode Island College with a BA in Public and Professional Communications. As a student she interned for GTECH Corporation in the public affairs division. After graduation, Nicole eventually worked for GTECH’s National Response Center in training and operations. She left in 2007 to work in client services for a Web site based out of Boston, MA that helps high school students with the college application process. She joined the portal team in December of 2009.

Outside of Work
Foodie and a Yogi and makes the best brownies!

Little Known Fact
Nicole is a 200 hour registered Yoga instructor.


Thomas Viall
tomv@egov.com
401-831-8099 x220

General Manager

What He Does
Juggles many things at once.

Background
Before switching careers to the Internet, Tom worked for 12 years in local television as both a producer and production manager. In 1998 he left TV to join the original launch team of Ocean State Online, an early Web portal dedicated to his native Rhode Island. He first became involved with RI.gov in 2003 as a freelance consultant. He thought he would stay less than six months, but he quickly became enamored with their mission and took over as general manager late in 2004.

Outside of Work
Loves to write and tries to paint

Little Known Fact
During his TV years, he directed over 100 episodes of the Bozo the Clown show.




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