Shasta QA Management Team

 Don O'Connel

Don O‘Connell
Founder & Owner
Shasta QA Since 2002

Don founded Shasta QA in 2002. After spending ten years working at software companies in the San Francisco Bay Area – mostly in quality assurance roles – Don relocated his family 200 miles north where he and his wife Michelle could raise their five children in a close-knit, rural community. Previously, Don was a QA Director at Geoworks (think operating systems, smartphones, PDAs) and CommerceOne (B2B e-commerce). By tapping into his passion for building elite QA teams and running well-managed projects, and by leveraging his experience working with large companies and teams both nationally and internationally, Don created Shasta QA’s cut-above testing methodologies. In addition to providing a work environment where his team and clients can succeed, Don strives to promote rural American job growth.

 Chris Milnes

Chris Milnes
Vice President
Shasta QA Since 2010

Chris’ more than 10 years in Engineering spans both in the trenches programming and high-level leadership. His talent lies in high-level architecture and implementation of automation systems on multiple web-based platforms. His ability to guide clients from start to finish and supplement existing plans has contributed to the high level of confidence that we have achieved from our clients, often leading to word of mouth extensions to new clients. He studied Computer Science at CSU Chico and enjoys exploring Lake Tahoe, camping, and tinkering with robots with his sons.

 Anna Henderson

Anna Henderson
Vice President
Shasta QA Since 2011

Anna has spent her career focusing on quality assurance in a number of fields from localization to publishing to software. She got her start in the translation/localization world in Paris where she worked with clients such as Google, the European Union, Alcatel Lucent, Kodak, and EADS. The last five years she has worked with big-name clients in the Silicon Valley helping them set up blackbox and whitebox testing frameworks in industries ranging from social media, finance, mobile security, Internet marketing, and backend payment processing systems. She has a B.A in French and Computer Science, and a Master’s Degree in Translation and Localization. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and playing in her local orchestra.


 Christina Young

Christina Young
Vice President
Redding, CA
Shasta QA Since 2005

 Eric Stevenson

Eric Stevenson
Director of QA
Redding, CA
Shasta QA Since 2010

 Mike Benton

Mike Benton
Director of QA
Chico, CA
Shasta QA Since 2012

 Jim Edelen

Jim Edelen
QA Manager
Iowa City, IA
Shasta QA Since 2014

 
 Mike Longmire

Mike Longmire
QA Manager
Chico, CA
Shasta QA Since 2014

 Yuka Ando

Yuka Ando
QA Manager
Chico, CA
Shasta QA Since 2011

 Josh Lupes

Josh Luppes
QA Manager
Shreveport, LA
Shasta QA Since 2016