It’s important for us to share a piece of ourselves with you.

Let Us Tell You Our Story So Far.

Initially we built this platform as a way for families to capture the life story of pre-dementia elderly patients before it was lost forever. Along the way, organizations continued asking us to use MemoryFox to capture stories and storytelling 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.

It is at the very core of cultures as large as a nation or as small as a brand new nonprofit. It is how histories are passed down, how customs are shared, and how traditions become endemic to a group. Shared culture is rooted in a shared tradition of communicating. The stories a group tells communicates what a culture values.

They also taught us that they had a lot of challenges trying to effectively tell their story! Collecting pictures and video from community members and grantees is like pulling teeth, and keeping content organized on a cloud drive was a massive pain as well. Pictures and videos over the years were hidden in the far corners of the share drive detached from the supporting text that provided context, and it was impossible to keep it all organized. Like most things in life, as time went on and turnover occurred, share drives would get more and more difficult to maintain.

So that’s what we built – a platform that is specific to the challenges of marketing and donor development professionals who need to tell stories.

We’ll help you collect great content easier than ever before, and we’ll help you keep that content organized in a way that your entire organization can leverage it.

We look forward to helping you build community and tell amazing stories!

Our Vision and Purpose

We don’t want to just watch your organization grow. We want to be involved in your growth.

We want to uplift your community by amplifying your story. We’re more than just a branch on your tree – we’re the meristems at the branch tips that help you grow taller and stronger.

By activating that growth, we empower you to tell compelling stories using moving content collected from your community.

Get to Know the Team

Just like we want to know who you are, we want you to know who we are.

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.

Jon Rich

Jon Rich

Chief Product Officer

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Jon 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.

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.

Jordan Dawson

Sr Developer

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Jordan Dawson

Sr Developer

Jordan was born and raised in Buffalo. He has been programming since middle school and previously worked with automotive and insurance software. His role at MemoryFox is to implement new software features and solve some bugs along the way. Jordan is excited to have a large impact on product development. He enjoys traveling and hiking and rock climbing in his free time.

Jack Conard

Jack Conard

Client Success Manager

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Jack Conard

Client Success Manager

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Jack Conard spent eight years in the Army after attending the University of Georgia. He also studied for two years in Barcelona and loves to travel. Jack joined the MemoryFox team to help non-profits demonstrate their impact on their community. He enjoys doing everything and anything in his power to help clients achieve their storytelling goals.

Celine Krzan

Community Manager

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Celine Krzan

Community Manager

Celine Krzan graduated from Niagara University receiving a dual degree in Theatre Performance and Political Science in 2013 and graduated from the University at Buffalo MBA Program in 2017.

Previously, Celine worked at Shea's Performing Arts Center where she oversaw the organizations PR and content strategy. Additionally, Celine worked at Launch NY and M&T Bank in their Enterprise Transformation Office as an Organizational Change Management Analyst. Following her graduation from NU, Celine was hired as a Resident Actor for Charleston Stage, a leading regional theatre located in Charleston, SC where she performed in main stage shows and taught theatre education classes.

As an MBA student, Celine was accepted in the Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program and served in various leadership roles. She is extremely dedicated to the WNY Region economic and job development, giving others the opportunity to pursue their passion and develop through the arts.

Our Impact Stats

MemoryFox helps you share stories that lead to community engagement and community movements. Whether you’re looking for volunteers, staff, or donors, we can help you by collecting pieces of what makes your organization’s heart beat stronger.