Team

Dee Narla

Co-founder & Inventor

Dee considers her role to be an advocate for children, disabled and the elderly. To effectively achieve this goal, she has utilized her background and experience in engineering to found the technology and communication company Dristee. As the principal innovator and developer of the Dristee wearable device, she has coordinated it’s design and development both here and in Bangalore, India.

Stuart Reich

Co-founder & Entrepreneur

Born, raised, and educated at NYU in New York City, Stu spent over 25 years as a broadcast advertising executive, working for major companies as CBS Television and Westinghouse Broadcasting, subsequently founding his own National Broadcast Representative Company.

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Bo Lee

Marketing Consultant

Bo, a specialist in social media marketing, was a natural to be dristee‘s marketing consultant. With enthusiasm and intelligence her guidance in these fields has been inspiration.

Cooper Carrasco

Web Designer

Cooper’s love is web design . Under the aegis of ANDESIGN,  he developed this website in association with dristee beginning in 2018.

Andrew Namminga

Principal Designer & CEO of ANDesign

Andrew, the Principal Designer and CEO of his own company ANDesign, a company providing end-to-end product development including designing, engineering and manufacturing services. ANDesign prides itself on its diverse portfolio ranging from hardware projects to baby products, consumer electronics and advanced wireless-connected wearables. ANDesign has offices in Newport Beach, CA and in Shenzhen, China.

Benjamin Balana

Project Manager of ANDesign

Ben is the lead project manager of ANDesign and helps coordinate the overall product development schedule and assets of the Dristee Device.

Advisors

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Richard Thill

Advisor

Richard is a registered patent attorney and an engineer with three decades of experience in the design and development of components and systems for telecommunications, aerospace and defense applications.

After graduating from Stanford University (BSEE 1971), Richard began his engineering career in Silicon Valley designing microwave components for advanced avionics systems at companies including Applied Technology and TRW. He later worked at divisions of Agilent Technologies and Signal Technology, where he expanded his technical expertise in the design and development of satellite communications and signal intelligence systems. Along the way, he earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University (MSEE 1981), where he also attended the Leavy School of Business. In 1988, Richard joined Teledyne CME as its Director of Electrical Engineering. In 1992, Richard accepted the position of Director of Engineering Operations of Teledyne Ryan Electronics in San Diego, where he completed his career with Teledyne.

In 2000, after 29 years in engineering, Richard decided to follow a long-held interest in the legal profession and entered law school in 2001. Richard graduated from the California Western School of Law in 2004.  His initial legal career took him back to Silicon Valley as a Patent Attorney with Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zaffman, a well-known patent prosecution boutique. There, he honed his patent drafting and prosecution skills for iconic Silicon Valley companies like Intel, Microsoft and National Semiconductor.

Richard returned to San Diego in 2008 to join Heller-Ehrman, where he divided his time between patent prosecution and patent litigation, and where his deep and broad engineering background proved invaluable in the analysis and deconstruction of patents asserted against his firm’s clients.  He continued this mix of patent prosecution and patent litigation work through subsequent tenures with Foley & Lardner, Goodwin Procter and Pillsbury Winthrop over the next eight years. Richard has also prosecuted many Inter Partes Reviews under the AIA (America Invents Act) and has argued before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board.

In 2016, Richard founded San Diego Intellectual Property Law, a law firm dedicated to providing cost-effective intellectual property services to both large and small clients. Richard’s practice focuses on IP counseling, patent and trademark prosecution, IP licensing and post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act. Richard’s expertise includes electronics, telecommunications, solid-state devices, and electro-mechanical devices and systems.

Jeffery Hawkins, MD

Advisor

A product information – advisor Dr. Hawkins is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pediatrics. Having been trained at the University of Chicago, Harvard/Beth Israel and UCLA, his interest in pediatrics and child/adult safety, making him a great supporter of Dristee and an admirer of both it’s capabilities and the artistry of its design.