Welcome new Archive-It managers!

May 5th, 2021

by the Archive-It team

Archive-It and the Internet Archive’s Web Group welcomed two new program managers this spring. As our new Product Operations Manager and Business Development Manager, they will support new and existing partner relationships while growing our products and services. Please join us in welcoming Kody Willis and Mirage Berry!

Photograph of Kody Willis and Mirage Berry

New teammates Kody Willis (left) and Mirage Berry (right)

Kody Willis joined the Archive-It team in Spring 2021 after working at Facebook for over 10 years, where he gained experience in customer support, product operations, program management, and team leadership. Holding both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas, Kody is dedicated to promoting information access and preservation and is thrilled by the opportunity to support the Internet Archive’s mission of “universal access to all knowledge.” As our Product Operations Manager, he will work cross-functionally with both program and engineering staff to shape our product and support service offerings. He is excited to support the web archiving community and use his skills to drive growth and help deliver on our mission. When not working, Kody is passionate about volunteering for organizations supporting people managing long-term illness and participating in initiatives promoting literacy among incarcerated individuals. He also loves to read (especially fiction and poetry!) and enjoys hiking, running, baking, and exploring the fascinating influence of pop culture on society.

Mirage Berry joined the archive in 2021 to drive new partner outreach for Internet Archive’s Web Archiving and Data Services division, providing a suite of paid and free products focused on the archiving, management, analysis, and accessibility of digital information, with the ultimate goal of furthering universal access to all knowledge. Mirage is passionate about supporting the national and international community and a range of different institutions and stakeholders advancing scholarship, learning, cultural heritage, open information, and the social good. She previously worked at Backstage Library Works and has a dual BA in Global, International, and Area Studies (GIAS) & Political Science from UNC Charlotte. In her free time you can find her making a mess in the kitchen, gardening, or on the weekends, keeping up with her dog while hiking the Appalachian trails.

Welcome to Kody and Mirage!