Tierra is a digital strategy, design and software development firm based in New York City.
Founded in 2002, for over two decades we have built multiple award-winning digital products — from mobile apps to sites and content management systems (CMS) — that are engaging, easy to use and built to last. Innovation is part of Tierra’s name and DNA. We aim to be smart and pragmatic about how we execute. And we continually challenge ourselves to pursue fresh ideas and develop new technology applications.
Our clients include leading media companies, publishers and non-profits. We’ve worked with many of them for years not only because we deliver the goods, but also because work hard to develop the smartest solutions for our clients. Responsive service is at the core of what we do every day.
We are a deeply experienced and collaborative group of strategists, designers, and developers that has wide-ranging expertise in user experience-driven design and development.
We like to tackle challenges for our clients, no matter how big or small. We roll up our sleeves and solve problems. And we do it as a team…with our clients’ teams, every step of the way.
Meet Our Founders
Tierra was founded by Jamie Trowbridge and Scott Fenton in 2002 to help clients better understand and execute in the always-changing digital environment. From our roots in software and mobile development, we bring strategic insight, development know-how, and a commitment to listen and support our clients as if we were core members of their teams.
We’re proud to have built our business carefully, one successful project and happy client at a time. And we’re lucky to have gathered an incredibly talented and passionate team around us as we’ve grown.
We’d love to meet you, hear more about your business and explore how Tierra could help you too.
Founder & President
Jamie leads Tierra’s team and client services.
An early adopter, he is passionate about delivering the right web and mobile solutions to every single client problem he encounters.
After a previous career working in finance in Latin America, he became fascinated with mobile and web technologies for their mass communication potential across cultures and languages.
Tierra’s business grew from Jamie’s interest in making smart technology that works for people, brands, and publishers, not the other way around.
Prior to starting up Tierra, Jamie was co-founder and COO of Moeo, Inc, a pioneering wireless software firm that was acquired by Goldpocket Interactive in 2002. He holds a BA in English from Georgetown, an MBA from Yale University School of Management and he studied computer science at Harvard University. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Co-Founder, Director of Development
Scott leads Tierra’s software engineering and development team.
With his ever-attentive ear to clients’ needs, Scott brings pragmatic problem-solving and a deep reservoir of coding experience to everything he does. Though he never takes credit, he always delivers the goods, patiently and with great skill. Scott’s work and ethos is at the foundation of our business.
Scott has 25+ years of experience creating software, mobile and web-based products and services, built on open-source software. His expertise ranges from content management applications to web and desktop apps and mobile platforms.
Scott was an early employee at Moeo, Inc. with Jamie where he developed one of the first commercial mobile content publishing systems in the US market. Prior to that Scott helped build Oxygen Media’s converged web platform and designed and implemented email client software and gateways for Apple, Microsoft and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Scott holds a BSEE from UVM.