Author biographies of the ColdBox Platform

Luis Fernando Majano Lainez

Luis Majano is a Computer Engineer, and published author that has been creating software since the year 2000. He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in the late 70s, during a period of economical instability and civil war. He lived in El Salvador until 1995 and then moved to Miami, Florida where he studied and completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at Florida International University.

He is the founder and CEO of Ortus Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in web development, ColdFusion (CFML), Java development, and all open-source professional services under the ColdBox, CommandBox, and ContentBox stack. He is the creator of ColdBox, ContentBox, WireBox, TestBox, LogBox, and anything “BOX”, and contributes to over 250 open-source projects. He has a passion for learning and mentoring developers so they can succeed with sustainable software practices and the usage and development of open-source software. You can read his blog at

Luis has a passion for Jesus, tennis, golf, volleyball, and anything electronic. Random Author Facts:

  • He played volleyball in the Salvadorean National Team at the tender age of 17

  • The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are his favorite books (Geek!)

  • His first ever computer was a Texas Instrument TI-86 that his parents gave him in 1986. After some time digesting his very first BASIC book, he had written his own tic-tac-toe game at the age of 9. (Extra geek!)

  • He has a geek love for circuits, microcontrollers, and overall embedded systems.

  • He has of late (during old age) become a fan of organic gardening.

Keep Jesus number one in your life and in your heart. I did and it changed my life from desolation, defeat and failure to an abundant life full of love, thankfulness, joy and overwhelming peace. As this world breathes failure and fear upon any life, Jesus brings power, love and a sound mind to everybody!

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5


Jorge Emilio Reyes Bendeck

Jorge is an Industrial and Systems Engineer born in El Salvador. After finishing his Bachelor studies at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education ITESM, Mexico, he went back to his home country where he worked as the COO of Industrias Bendek S.A.. In 2012 he left El Salvador and moved to Switzerland in pursuit of the love of his life. He married her and today he resides in Basel with his lovely wife Marta and their daughter Sofía.

Jorge started working as project manager and business developer at Ortus Solutions, Corp. in 2013, . At Ortus he fell in love with software development and now enjoys taking part on software development projects and software documentation! He is a fellow Christian who loves to play the guitar, worship and rejoice in the Lord!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Brad Wood

Brad grew up in southern Missouri where he systematically disassembled every toy he ever owned which occasionally led to unintentional shock therapy (TVs hold a charge long after they've been unplugged, you know) After high school he majored in Computer Science with a music minor at MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe, KS). Today he lives in Kansas City with his wife and three girls where he still disassembles most of his belongings (including automobiles) just with a slightly higher success rate of putting them back together again.) Brad enjoys church, all sorts of international food, and the great outdoors.

Brad has been programming CFML for 12+ years and has used every version of CF since 4.5. He first fell in love with ColdFusion as a way to easily connect a database to his website for dynamic pages. Brad blogs at ( and likes to work on solder-at-home digital and analog circuits with his daughter as well as building projects with Arduino-based microcontrollers.

Brad's CommandBox Snake high score is 141.

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