Our Team

The Sniffle Team is committed to helping you help more patients.

Sniffle Executive Team

Ryan Herget

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan started his first company at 15 years old and has been a successful entrepreneur ever since. Over the past 10 years he has started and sold 3 companies. His most recent company, Chef Shuttle, was acquired in a multi million dollar acquisition in March of 2017. Ryan was a member of the Arkansas Business 20 in their 20’s class of 2015.

Fun fact: Ryan got his dog, Sam, when his friends bet he couldn’t keep a dog alive. Sam is still alive.

Rich Blanton

Chief Operating Officer /
Chief Technology Officer

Rich has been involved in the telemedicine industry since 2011. He has led 2 multi-national corporations, Indra Systemas and Hinduja Global, as CEO and has been involved in multiple start-ups through the years with successful exits including an IPO. Rich serves as an associate board member and adviser to MBA students at Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

Fun fact: Rich baby-talks to his puppy, Chief, and feeds him chicken and rice that he cooks every morning.

Carrie Yang

Chief Marketing Officer

With a background in biological sciences and finance, Carrie approaches start-up marketing through a unique data-driven and experiential lens to influence consumer behavior.  She worked alongside Ryan Herget at Chef Shuttle as head of marketing that resulted in a multi-million dollar acquisition in Little Rock, AR. Most recently, she was the lead marketer at TUSHY, a bidet start-up based out of New York City, that landed spots on the Today Show and HSN.

Fun fact: Carrie is addicted to hot sauce and carries Tabasco in her purse.

Joshua Sams

Lead Engineering/Product Manager

Joshua is an entrepreneur, technologist and angel investor with extensive experience in healthcare, finance, startups and application development. His technical focus is on consumer Internet, analytics, artificial intelligence and real-time web application development. Previously, Joshua was the founder/CEO of Sprowtt, a TechCrunch 50 company. Joshua began programming at age 6, attended Harvard University and was an advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology.

Fun fact: Josh thinks he knows something about everything. He really does.

Sebastian Castillo

Product Manager

Sebastian Castillo leads product and technology, as a computer scientist and distributed systems. He was responsible for design and development of the REST API and the payments infrastructure of Paymentez, using the Google App Engine. He led growth from $0 to $300MM and zero to 1.3MM active users. Previously, he led a healthcare payment infrastructure for 40m people. Sebastian also led the security architecture design for Bancolombia.He is also a founder of the non-profit CoffeeGrid.

Fun fact: Sebastian looks 13 when he shaves his facial hair, and gets carded for R-rated movies.

Sniffle Tech Team

led by Joshua Sams

David Alzate

Engineering/Product Manager

David holds a degree in systems engineering from EAFIT, and also a master’s degree in entrepreneurship
and innovation management from KTH (Sweden). David brings a decade of experience in the software industry, having worked in most facets of the business, from management to development. David is an ardent proponent and teacher of the Lean Startup methodology and SCRUM, and works as an adjunct professor at Fundacion Universitaria Luis Amigo.



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Oscar Rendon


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Physician Advisors

The Sniffle physician advisors are passionate about improving quality of care to patients and helping eliminate clinic inefficiencies for providers. Our advisors contribute their wide breadth of clinical experience to build our mobile app with the goal of improving the experience of treating patients for both patients and clinicians.

James Keane, MD

Dr. Keane is the founder of Skin Surgery Specialists and is a fellowship trained Procedural Dermatologist/Mohs Surgeon, making him a premier specialist in skin cancer removal and reconstruction. He’s the founder of Skin Surgery Specialists where he and his staff are proud to serve the people of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi. Dr. Keane received his MD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock, AR. His training continued at UAMS, in a residency program recognized for its intensive hands-on approach for Dermatology and Mohs Surgery. After completion of his residency and Board Certification in Dermatology, Dr. Keane was honored with a Surgical Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he finished his regimen on Procedural Dermatology/Mohs Surgery.

Meredith Dilley, MD, MPH

Meredith Dilley, MD, MPH is a pediatric and adult allergy and immunologist at the Arkansas Otolaryngology Center. She earned her undergraduate degree at Davidson College and completed medical school and residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before earning her Master of Public Health from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Dilley also completed Allergy & Immunology Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2017.

Michael Kittell, MD

Dr. Kittell is a practicing family primary care physician at the Barg Family Clinic in North Little Rock. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and completed medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He served his internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center Fort Smith and his residency at UAMS AHEC Fort Smith. Dr. Kittell is a member of the Pulaski County Medical Society, the Arkansas Medical Society, the Association of Flight Surgeons and the Aerospace Medical Society. He is a flight surgeon with the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Arkansas National Guard. Dr. Kittell is also on the MEMS Special Tactics Advanced Response (STAR) Team.