The MemoryFox team

Chris Miano

Chris Miano

Founder and CEO

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Chris Miano

Founder and CEO

Chris Miano was born and raised in Buffalo. He spent eight years in the Army traveling around the world and learning about the power of storytelling as a tool to connect with people across many cultures, generations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

When he returned home from Afghanistan, Chris thought about his grandfather who was a WW2 veteran, and how cathartic it would have been to have him around to share stories with. This inspired Chris to create MemoryFox. The organization started as a way to capture the life story of his elder family members, and eventually grew to support mission-driven organizations.

Chris has made it his mission to elevate the stories of real human beings. He believes that through storytelling with grassroots community-generated content, the world can become a more inclusive and equitable place for everyone.

Joshua Parrish

Joshua Parrish

VP of Business Development

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Joshua Parrish

VP of Business Development

Joshua Parrish is a proud girl dad from Louisville, KY. Transitioning from the for-profit world to the nonprofit sector, he is inspired to help community leaders and organizations fulfill their mission through storytelling efforts. When he’s not connecting with his clients, Joshua is playing board games with his family or tackling new home improvement projects.

Jennifer Bingham

VP of Operations

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Carly Euler

Marketing Manager

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Carly Euler

Marketing Manager

Carly comes from the nonprofit world ready to elevate the hundreds of nonprofits in the MemoryFox community. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Wily Network’s Young Professionals Association, and has previously held positions at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, the Code of Support Foundation, Kenya Lacrosse Association, and the BOMA Project, where she has specialized in marketing, communications, and fundraising. Storytelling has been an integral part of each role.

Originally from Watertown, NY, Carly received her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Lawrence University in 2014. She continued her education at Gannon University, where she received her MBA in 2017, while working as the Assistant Coach for the Women's Lacrosse team. Carly currently lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and her rescue dog, Sadie.

Danielle Miano

Danielle Miano

Sr. Business Development Manager

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Danielle Miano

Sr. Business Development Manager

Danielle Miano is a community leader, creative writer, professional athlete/coach, and devout Buffalo Bills fan. She’s been involved with MemoryFox since the beginning and has watched the organization evolve from an individual storytelling platform to a haven for nonprofits to pursue their storytelling efforts.

Danielle believes in fostering connections and building bridges with people through empathy. She is an ally and writes stories of marginalized groups, hoping to bring understanding to the inequities that exist.

Danielle was a keynote ally speaker at 2021 Sony Pride, co-wrote a TV pilot focusing on the societal and athletic journey of a women's sports team, which was an Austin Film Festival runner-up. She also championed the development of US inclusivity policy in the sport of Touch Rugby.

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Natalie Monroe

Community Engagement Manager

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Natalie Monroe

Community Engagement Manager

Natalie Monroe is an avid book collector, loves energizing music that makes her want to dance, and believes walk-up songs shouldn’t be reserved just for baseball players.

After a career in the wine industry learning the nuances of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, she landed in nonprofit with the military-to-agriculture movement. Natalie told the stories of veterans turned farmers feeding our country. Here she embraced content creation and the power of video messaging.

Natalie is grateful to engage in mission-driven work every day. When she’s not immersed in storytelling, you might find her volunteering with the local library friends in her community of Davis, California or pondering her next themed gathering.

A friend of Natalie once dubbed her the “people broker” because she thrives on introducing friends to each other and engaging in meaningful conversation. She loves to explore national parks and aspires to visit all 50 state capitols, yet is equally content snuggled on the couch next to her kitties – Champ, Gracie (Goose) and Maverick. She actively roots for the 49ers, because somebody has to balance out this workplace full of Bills fans!

Jon Rich

Jonathan Rich

Chief Product Officer

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Jonathan Rich

Chief Product Officer

Jon Rich is a life-long Buffalonian. As the Chief Nerd Officer for MemoryFox, his role is to keep the team on track and to ensure customer satisfaction. Coming from the world of insurance and pharmaceutical companies, Jon is happy to be part of an organization whose focus is to inspire and help others. When he's not working, Jon spends his time outdoors.

Our Impact

We have assisted

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350

mission-driven organizations

Collect more than

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75000

videos, photos & testimonials

Saving over

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140000

hours of work

Let us tell you our story so far…

We built this platform as a way for families to capture the lived experiences of pre-dementia patients before they were lost forever. Along the way, a few nonprofit organizations asked us to use MemoryFox to capture content from their community of donors, employees, volunteers and mission beneficiaries.

What we learned is that storytelling is not just about interviews – it’s about conveying moments, memories, and wisdom.

Storytelling is at the very core of cultures as large and small. It is how histories are passed down, how customs are shared, and how traditions become – well – traditions! Shared culture is rooted in a shared tradition of communicating.

These early nonprofits taught us about a plethora of barriers they faced when trying to effectively tell their community stories! They told us: Collecting experiences is like pulling teeth, and even when they did have success, keeping the content organized was a massive pain. Photos and videos were hidden in the far corners of the shared drive detached from the supporting text and required consent. And as time went on and turnover occurred, new stories would get lost, resulting in the reliance on stock images or using the same story over and over and over…

So we continued our journey to build a platform that is specific to the challenges of nonprofit marketing, communications and development professionals who need to tell stories.

But not just any stories. Great stories. Because we know every nonprofit has them – they just need a tool to collect, organize and share them effectively. A tool like MemoryFox.

Our Vision and Purpose

We believe every nonprofit has great stories to tell. That’s why we created an accessible platform for you to collect, organize & share stories easier than ever before.