Hi Everyone! I’m Dakota Lee Martinez. I’m a singer-songwriter, musician, background singer, sound-guy & software developer. I love reading, listening to podcasts, going to the movies with my wife, sharing meals with my family and thinking and talking about technology.
I’m in a 14-piece funk band with my wife and my mom. The band is called Lenny Goldsmith’s New Old and we’ve been singing background vocals with them since early 2013. I also run sound for the band which has been really challenging and really fun.
My wife and I also have a duo called SandraKota where we perform original songs that we’ve both written and sing harmonies together.
Finding creative new ways to solve problems is exciting to me and I love expanding my comfort zone.
I am excited about technology and all of the ways that it has been improving our lives over the last few years. It seems like the internet and the languages of the internet are becoming a bigger presence in our lives with every passing month. In the end, I think it’s truly amazing that the iPhone hasn’t even been around for 10 years. Still, most of us find it hard to imagine a world where we can’t access the vast knowledge of the world from wherever we happen to be at any given moment… as long as we have cellular reception!
I think that one of the main challenges of our time is maintaining and protecting intimacy in the digital world. As a first step, becoming more intimately familiar with technology can help us to understand our differences so that we can get along with each other better.
My name is Dakota Lee Martinez and I’m excited to build tools that make our lives better.