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Dirty Dog Software (DDS) is named after Chrissy - the not always so black lab, especially when covered with mud and a “T” shirt that said “Dirty Dogs Have More Fun” (Chrissy would whole heartedly agree).

Dirty Dog Software has been a licensed iPhone development shop since 2008.  The principals have over 30 years of R&D software engineering experience.  The current focus is on developing quality marine applications specifically for the iPhone, iTouch and iPad. 


Dirty Dog Software is a 100% solar powered iOS development.

Think Green, Act Green.

The Staff

The DDS staff have a combined 42 years of commerical software development, support, and dog feeding experience. What else do we all have in common, aside from dogs and coding, we are all sailors, divers, hockey players, and occasional surfers.  We bring over 30 years of sailing and power boating experience including fully rewiring and refurbishing several boats.


Julia Ashmun, Managing Partner

Big Dog, responsible for bean counting, pr/marketing, administration, co-UI design, and puppy coding. Julia has 12 years of commercial R&D engineering plus 15 years of development and management in 9 industries including her previous software management position at Harvard University. Hobbies include diving, sailing, surfing, ice hockey, soaring, flying, chess, and shark tagging.


Julia Ashmun, Managing Partner
Gayle Dunham, Managing Partner

Gayle Dunham, Partner and Lead Engineer

Principal Coding Dog, 15 years of commercial, industrial, and academic engineering. Degree in Engineering with 5 years working on submarine systems and 4 years at SolidWorks (CAD software).  Hobbies include diving, sailing (engine repair, rigging, electrical and more), surfing, ice hockey (goalie), lacrosse, and driving a backhoe.

Hilary, Project Manager and Miracle Worker

Backup Support Dog, Backup Web Puppy and Major Cat Wrangler (aka Project Manager), Hilary keeps us all on track. Hilary brings over 11 years of project management experience and is fluent is a number of foreign languages.  Hobbies include diving, sailing, ice hockey, and driving the backhoe.


Hilary, Project Manager
Brenna, Auxiliary Support

Brenna, Auxiliary Support

Backup Support Dog, Brenna brings over 12 years of professional customer support and is also fluent is a number of foreign languages. Hobbies include sailing, ice hockey, mountain biking, and tele skiing. Did we mention that Brenna also works on a lobster boat as a stern-man. Definitely brings home the lobster.

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