About Us

Technical Penguins: Joan Penguin and Dan Penguin are pictured together, both wearing glasses with little tufts of hair.

Joan Concilio and Kaitlyn Concilio are the dynamic duo who run Technical Penguins, a woman-owned business based in the western United States. The name comes from the nonprofit we co-founded, Pengins for Everyone, which gives free stuffed penguins to those in need, and our general love of these adorkable little birds.

2 people are standing together behind a hammock filled with large stuffed penguins.

Kait (left) and Joan (right), along with Scoops, Hoogerheide, Fiona and Nixie.

Technical Penguins is an economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business.

Joan Concilio


Nothing makes Joan happier than a well-organized system or process. Joan focuses on workflow analysis, data design, and content writing and editing, with a solid dose of front-end development for funsies. Joan has worked in web development, design and management since 1999 in the journalism, higher education, personal finance and homeschooling spaces – and is one of those weird tech people who likes non-computer hobbies, like reading physical media, kayaking, practicing martial arts and making abstract art. Joan’s hair is rarely the same color two months in a row.

Kaitlyn Concilio


Kait has been coding websites since the Y2K bug was a real concern, and still remembers dialing into the library computer via terminal to reserve books. She primarily does development and design. She’s previously worked in print and digital design for newspaper, in addition to stints as a web developer for various organizations and agencies. When not on the computer, she enjoys reading and playing basketball.

Link Pengin

Web Admiral

Link is one of our many penguins (we call them “pengins”), and among the most … we’ll say “insistent.” She’s a web developer who helped with this site as well as Pengins for Everyone. She insists all her titles (there are many) include “admiral,” because “it’s higher than a captain.” In her spare time, she enjoys hugs.

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