Dr. Geoffrey Alan Gray Founder Head of Research The founder and President of Heeluxe who started the company by building custom high heels in a garage. He is the driving force behind Heeluxe’s mission to “Make Better Shoes.” Dr. Gray is inspired by the works of Salvatore Ferragamo and Bill Bowerman and their efforts to…

Allison Meadows Head of Data Science Last school attended/highest degree? West Virginia State University, Master of Science in Biotechnology Favorite shoe of all time? Hoka One One Clifton Favorite testing to do at Heeluxe? Run through lab testing using the force plate. If you control the radio, what band/station are you putting on? Country or Indie…

Last school attended/highest degree? University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences- Master’s of Healthcare Administration Liberty University- Master’s of Exercise Science Favorite shoe of all time? Rainbows sandals because I wear them the most here in Santa Barbara. Favorite testing to do at Heeluxe? Hiking and any testing that we get to do outside. If you…

Matt Trost Research Assistant Last school attended/highest degree? American Fitness and Nutrition Academy Favorite shoe of all time? Adidas Dragon Favorite testing to do at Heeluxe? Force Plate / Run Through If you control the radio, what band/station are you putting on? Mozart to Metallica What activities do you like to do in Santa Barbara?…

Last school attended/highest degree? University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts in Biological Anthropology Favorite shoe of all time? Nike Tanjuns, they’ve survived multiple Disney Parks and Europe trips. Favorite testing to do at Heeluxe? Hiking studies. If you control the radio, what band/station are you putting on? Synth pop or Mariah Carey. What…

Last school attended/highest degree? University of California Santa Barbara – BA Biological Anthropology Favorite shoe of all time? My Old faithful brown flip flops Favorite testing to do at Heeluxe? On body testing for occupational and Walking studies. If you control the radio, what band/station are you putting on? Good mood R&b and Hiphop What…

Clayton Preston Data Analytics and Coding Last school attended/highest degree? The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Operations Currently living in Athens, Greece attending the Athens University of Economics and Business earning a Master in Business Analytics Favorite shoe of all time? The 1990 Original (not retro) Nike Jordan 5 Fire Red. Coolest…

Last school attended/highest degree? Favorite shoe of all time? Favorite testing to do at Heeluxe? If you control the radio, what band/station are you putting on? What activities do you like to do in Santa Barbara? Favorite book and why? If you could be one type of shoe, what would be?  

Last school attended/highest degree? Favorite shoe of all time? Favorite testing to do at Heeluxe? If you control the radio, what band/station are you putting on? What activities do you like to do in Santa Barbara? Favorite book and why? If you could be one type of shoe, what would be?  

Hank Mardukas joined the Heeluxe team in 2011. As the first employee of Heeluxe, he provides endless amounts of energy and inspiration to the entire Heeluxe team. His specialty is print and online marketing and he loves social media. Last school attended/highest degree? Puppy School Favorite shoe of all time? Any of Dr. Gray’s old…