About the company:
Chorez™ is a product from the folks at COWALA CO, LLC, a company devoted to digital tools related to finance, family and productivity. We are located in the beautiful coastal city of Wilmington, NC, far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, but in an area full of creatives who love to work hard and enjoy life. COWALA CO. started as a family business (literally) in 2015, when the Robichau family sat down to talk about ways to improve "family operations." They worked through the process of defining roles and developing systems that would lead to a collaborative household - where expectations were clear and where rewards were based on performance. The "Robichau kids" came up with the company name COWALA, which is an acronym for Cool Organization With a Lame Acronym, they settled on a family brand/logo, and thus, COWALA was born.
Fast forward two years, and those paper systems and processes (as well intentioned as they were) needed updating. They were still cumbersome and hard to track, but the concepts were solid. The COWALA family system needed a digital update.
COWALA CO. LLC was formally established in 2017 to bring good family management systems and tools into the digital age, and the first product offering from this venture is the Chorez ™ mobile app. It is a Chore Management System that solves the problems with a traditional chore list, and adds a host of features and benefits that only a digital system can offer. We hope that you will appreciate all of the thought (and years of testing) that went into this product, and we hope to offer you many more tools in the years to come.
MEET THE TEAM
ChristineCofounder and Head of Operations
Christine worked as an executive assistant in the SC Governor's Office under David Beasley (now director of the United Nations World Food Program) before pursuing a more noble career as mom-to-four and keeper-of-the-home. Her biggest achievement to date is her role as "Best mom, hands down." She's committed to assuring smooth sailing as our Head of Operations.
PeterCofounder and Head of Household
Peter is a father and husband (first and foremost), but he is also a published author, speaker, management consultant and a technologist with a passion for solving complex problems. With 4 kids, over 20 years of experience in the tech world and several totally unrelated academic degrees, Peter charts the course for the team at Chorez™ while Christine runs the show.
MarlonHead of Engineering and Development
Marlon is a monster coder and a mastermind engineer. Full-stack, half-stack and everything in between, he leads our technical team, and has built some amazing tech for Chorez™ ... he's excited about taking us to the next level.
RonnaLead Software Engineer
Ronna writes elegant code, has a great eye for design and can work competently in all phases (and at all levels) of development. She's a great asset to the Chorez™ team, and is a shining example of a highly capable "girl who codes."
Mark is a full stack developer who works primarily on the backend of our system. He makes sure that everything is secure and in tip-top shape. He is always eager to employ new technologies to make Chorez™ the best it can be.
MarinaWonderful daughter and application tester
Marina might be young-ish (but she's the oldest of the two Robichau kids ... still in the house). Marina is a great video editor (and a budding ukelele player). She loves seeing her favorite musicians perform live (TØP and Declan McKenna) and chilling on the dock with a fishing pole.
IsaacChill boy, and another application tester ...
Issac loves doing chores! (not really ... but he does love earning money, and using the Chorez™ app!). He is goof-ball, full of great ideas and he offers us lots of useful feedback (when he isn't playing Fortnight or noodling around in the creek behind our house).