About Us

Behind the Scenes at Summon

A Decentralized Future

We are proud to have created the first decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) on Cardano and are now dedicated to making it easy for any community to create one without requiring technical expertise.

As active members of the Cardano community, we are committed to promoting decentralization and providing an accessible DAO experience for all.

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Meet Our Amazing Team

The Faces Behind Summon

Summon’s core team is a talented group of developers, designers, and blockchain specialists, dedicated to delivering a cutting-edge platform for decentralized communities on Cardano. With deep understanding of community needs and a passion for decentralized technology, they bring expertise and commitment to building a user-friendly platform. Poised to shape the future of decentralized organizations, the team leads with innovation, exceptional user experience, and transparency to empower communities to achieve their goals.

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Adam Rusch, PhD

President, Summon Association
Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences, Disruption and Innovation Scholar, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Riley Kilgore

Head of Development, Summon Labs
Developer trained in Haskell and other functional programming languages with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Washington.
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Thomas DiMatteo

Head of Community Outreach, Summon Labs
Six years of experience in Decentralized Finance and DAO governance as a researcher, builder and practitioner.
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Matthew Bowen, Esq.

General Counsel, Summon Labs
Graduate of Marquette University Law School with ten years of experience in the banking, fintech/payments, and blockchain industries.

Thomas Yoon

Project & Teams Manager, Summon Association
ADAO Community core contributor, assisting with decentralized collaboration and strategic decision-making.
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Nathan Takushi

Brand Director, Summon Association
Multimedia artist and an award-winning video director with over a decade of experience as a creative with several startups.

Gabe Carr-Harris

Operations Manager, Summon Association
ADAO Core Contributor, passionate about education and decentralization. A Cardano researcher that works with our advisors/ambassadors, amongst all things operational at Summon Association.

Dominik Zachar

Solution Architect, Summon Labs
Professional problem solver with an insatiable appetite for learning. Worked in corporate environment as software engineer for 7 years before joining blockchain ecosystem and started contributing full-time to open-source via ADAOCommunity.

Rodrigo Molina

Full-Stack Developer, Summon Labs
Experienced ADAO Core Contributor and full-stack developer at Summon Labs with 2 years of experience working on Cardano.


Community Manager, Summon Association
ADAO Core Contributor, B.S. in Psychology, blockchain tech enthusiast, with 15 experience in government and public service.

Osiris Contreras

Motion Graphics Artist, Summon Association
He has over 14 years of experience working with recognized private initiative companies providing technical support, with positions including Business Analyst and Business Architect. He also has extensive experience in motion graphics and video post-production.

Summon Ambassadors

The Summon Ambassador Program is designed to enable members of the Cardano Community who are passionate about the Summon Platform to connect and engage with the greater Crypto Community and those who are passionate about decentralization, governance, and DAOs. We believe that our ambassadors are vital to building and strengthening our community, and we are dedicated to supporting their growth and development as leaders within their respective fields.

Nils Peuser

Summon Ambassador
Nils is an experienced Full Stack Developer and Globetrotter with extensive domain knowledge in Business Process Management and Web2/Web3 integrations

Lucy Clifton

Summon Ambassador
Doctorate in Nursing, with 20+ years in the healthcare industry. Passionate about collaborating, educating, translating and building positive Communities to promote adoption of innovative blockchain solutions.

Summon Advisors

Summon is building an advisor group comprised of experts in blockchain, decentralized finance, business development, governance, community management, and marketing, who will provide valuable guidance and insights to drive the platform’s success. Their diverse backgrounds and industry knowledge will ensure Summon stays ahead of the curve as it continues to innovate and expand. The advisors play a critical role in driving growth and helping identify new opportunities, keeping Summon on track to meet its goals.

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Summon Advisor
Building trust between users and organizations in the decentralized world.

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