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The people who make us Boundless

From the many corners of North America, to Europe and beyond, we’re hard at work helping our clients get the most of our their location data. Our co-workers are some of the most passionate and dedicated people around who are not just our colleagues, but also our extended family – complete with an interesting cousin or two. Egos here are humbly checked at the door and every voice counts. Learn more about the people who make us truly Boundless.

Our team

CEO

Andy Dearing

Andy is the CEO of Boundless and previously held the role of the Vice President of Professional Services. A commercial pilot and self-taught geographer, Andy has been working with GIS for nearly 15 years. He can often be found working from one of our many locales, or representing the Boundless brand at a number of industry events and philanthropic endeavors throughout the year. Andy resides in Missouri with his wife and four kids, where he enjoys hiking, fishing, and woodworking — when is he is not out camping with his son’s Boy Scout troop.

Chief Geospatial Officer

Anthony Calamito

Anthony serves as the Chief Geospatial Officer for Boundless and is responsible for product strategy and outreach, educational initiatives, and our ongoing commitment to the open source community. Anthony is a steering committee member at LocationTech, and a Fellow of the American Geographical Society. His commitment to geography education and community outreach extends beyond Boundless — he is also an adjunct instructor at George Mason University.

CFO

Brody Stout

Brody’s extensive experience in finance and operations management with high growth technology and start-up companies is instrumental in the planning and execution of our immediate and long-term strategies here at Boundless. Previously, he held the position of COO and CFO at CitizenHawk, a venture-backed brand protection firm. Brody also spent 10 years as a venture capital investor and board member in growth-stage companies with a focus on the technology, media, telecom and consumer services industries.

Vice President, Human Resources

Debbie Thompson

Debbie has 15+ years’ experience leading Human Resources functions most recently in a technology start-up environment.  She has deep experience in leading culture transformations, organization development, lifecycle recruiting and serving as a strategic thought partner. She has a deep passion for people and strives to provide the right tools, coaching, and support to bring out their best.  She oversees all Human Resources activities for Boundless.

When not meeting with team members across the organization, she can be found on any various field, diamond or court watching her children and husband compete in their various sporting events. When she finds time for herself, commonly she will be spending time with family at the Lake of the Ozarks or on a golf course.

VP - Professional Services

Elliott Ferguson

Elliott Ferguson has over 7 years of geographic software and information systems experience. Most of his career has been spent working with NGA, IC, DoD and other governmental organizations. Elliott spent 3.5 years with Harris Corporation as a Geospatial Engineer and IR&D lead. He then transitioned to T-Kartor USA where as CEO he grew the company from eight to forty + staff and drastically increased revenues year over year.

Elliott attended Bowling Green State University and the North Carolina State University with a focus in Sustainability Management and Geospatial Information Sciences.

When Elliott isn’t supporting his clients and staff, you can find him spending time with his family, cycling, camping, woodworking, and puttering around the garden.

VP - Sales

Jim Reiss

Jim is a technology industry veteran with over 30 years of sales and C-level business leadership experience.  His career includes building and leading high-velocity sales teams selling numerous enterprise IT systems management and security software products, vertical market technologies and sales enablement platforms.  Jim has extensive open source experience, pioneering one of the first embedded Linux offerings in the market and more recently, helping grow and see the successful acquisition of Zend Technologies, the global entity behind the open source PHP web-programming language.  He has both inside sales and enterprise sales leadership experience and although he has an engineering educational background, he has been a student of the sales discipline for his entire career.  Jim is passionate about driving a healthy sales funnel using his broad experience in demand generation, go-to-market strategies and customer-centric sales methodologies.

VP of Marketing

John Opdycke

John is the VP of Marketing for Boundless and has more than 25 years of experience marketing B2B software and services to companies large and small across multiple industries. He received his B.S. in Public Relations from The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. When John’s not working to support the Boundless team to make meaningful connections with community members, prospects, partners and customers, he spends time with his wife Monica trying to keep track of their four children.

Director of Engineering

Quinn Scripter

Quinn is a web application developer who has expertise in several areas of software and hardware engineering. He is passionate about creating fast, intuitive user interfaces and loves to tinker with new technology. While attending MIT, Quinn created a web application to geolocate a laptop using nearby Wifi access points and has been interested in spatially enabled software ever since. When not writing software, Quinn can be found attending sporting events all over the world or attempting to brew the perfect Munich style Helles.

CTO

Tom Ingold

Prior to his role as CTO, Tom served as the VP of Engineering at Boundless. Tom joined Boundless from Booz Allen where he was developing OGC services and architectures in the defense and intel markets. Tom has experience in agile systems and building GIS systems in production environments. He has a BA in Natural Sciences from Harvard and a postgrad certificate from Penn State in GIS.

Senior Director, Solutions Architect

Aaron Miller

Aaron has 15+ years of experience in GIS, with 10 years in the emergency services industry focused on the design and implementation of high availability & life critical systems, for which he was awarded a U.S. Patent.

Software Engineer

Aaryn Olsson

Aaryn has over 17 years of geospatial analysis and a lifetime of programming experience in a variety of domains, including natural resources, geospatial intelligence, and health analytics. His graduate and postdoctoral research utilized multispectral satellite imagery and time-series analysis to identify temporal profiles characteristic of invasive plant species, a topic he has published a number of peer-reviewed journals on.

In two years at NGA he helped develop a web-deployed application to stream imagery via JPIP and integrate various custom and OGC-compliant web services to facilitate and co-led development on a large-scale data integration project involving Storm, Kafka, elasticsearch, and Titan. Aaryn has 30 years of programming experience, going back to BASIC, and boasts close to 20 years writing Java. Aaryn lives in Tucson, AZ, and tries to spend as much time as possible exploring wild places with his wife, three boys, and two dogs. He loves to run trails, identify creatures his boys find, and travel.

Product Manager

Alison Drain

Alison Drain is a Product Manager at Boundless who’s passionate about making GIS simpler and user-focused. With eight years experience with enterprise geospatial technologies, her product strategies have covered desktop, web, and mobile products.

 

A childhood love of the natural world led her from Earth Science degrees — a BA from Washington University in Saint Louis and an MS from the University of Arizona — to a career in GIS. She later earned an MBA from Washington University in Saint Louis and was eager to put those strategic skills to work as a Product Manager at Boundless.

 

Alison spends her free time at parks, playing tennis, and loving her family and dog. She’s traveled the world and is happy to call Saint Louis home.

Deputy Program Manager, GEOINT Services

Andrea Kendrick

Andrea is a Deputy Program Manager for Boundless with over a decade of history in project and operations management for DoD and nonprofit clients. Andrea’s expertise is anticipating challenging customer needs and translating them to solutions.

Architect

Andreas Hocevar

Andreas is an accomplished open source developer; he is an active steering committee member for both OpenLayers and GeoExt . He has been working in geospatial for almost 20 years, and is a frequent teacher and speaker.

Software Engineer

Bart van den Eijnden

Bart works on OpenLayers 3 and GeoExt. Bart has a strong interest in the standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Bart is also part of the project steering committee (PSC) of GeoExt and OpenLayers.

Online Content Specialist

Brendan Miracle

Brendan plans and creates training materials for Boundless Desktop users. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he earned a BS in Environmental Geography and fell in love with GIS. Prior to Boundless, he worked as a geospatial analyst and became an expert in UAS imagery. Located in Colorado, Brendan spends his free time hiking, drumming, and watching soccer.

Software Engineer

Carly Langlois

Carly works as a developer on the Boundless SDK team. She joins Boundless after completing a web development course and apprenticeship through St. Louis-based LaunchCode. She’s thrilled to continue to learn from and contribute to the open source software community.

Desktop Support Specialist

Chelsea Piccone

Chelsea helps improve and support the Boundless customer experience while continuing to explore the open source geospatial community. She has a Master’s in Geospatial Information Science and Technology from North Carolina State University.

DevOps Engineer

Christian Del Pino

Chris has worked with a variety of systems for over 17 years, with the last 10 administering Linux systems. He has worked for Castrol, which was later acquired by BP, and Cmed, a company the helped leading pharmaceutical companies with their clinical trials. His interests are working with various open source technologies.

Director, Training & Education

Christina Hupy

Christina Hupy is the Director of Education Programs at Boundless. Christina works closely with academic institutions to facilitate the adoption of open source software and leads outreach efforts. She brings with her the experience of 10 years as an Associate Professor in Geography and a strong passion for geospatial education and curriculum development. Most recently, she co-founded a startup in the unmanned aerial systems world where she was able to apply and grow her expertise in data analysis and geospatial technology. She holds three degrees in geography including a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Exchange Technical Manager

Clarence Davis

Clarence is our Exchange Technical Manager and has over 10 years of experience designing and building software systems for the defense, finance, hospitality, and economic development industries.  Prior to joining Boundless, Clarence led SOA adoption and governance initiatives, and has been a speaker at Mil-OSS, Oceans, and C4ISR conferences where he spoke on topics ranging from Enterprise Identity Orchestration to Spatial Contextual Awareness. More recently Clarence led the design and implementation of a commercially available web application built on Geoserver and Openlayers which aggregates data from a dozen sources within the federal government to support site selection decisions within the US.

Clarence graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a BS in Management Information Systems. Clarence believes in giving back to the community and is an active member of a local community organization focused on youth outreach. When Clarence isn’t working, he and his wife enjoy “being a tourist in your own city” and attending performing arts events.

Software Engineer

Dan Little

Dan “Ducky” Little is an avid Open Source, Car Racing, and Robotics enthusiast.  He has been developing open source GIS software for more than 15 years.

PS Engineer

Daniel Berry

Daniel is a certified GISP, with over 15 years of geospatial experience in the Defense and Intelligence communities. He is passionate about integrating open source geospatial software into existing Defense programs.

Director - Commercial Sales (Int'l)

Dave Gibbon

Dave brings to Boundless 20+ years of experience in establishing and driving growth within new product / organization settings, particularly enterprise software technology solutions targeted towards engineering & scientific workflows.  At Boundless, his remit includes the growth of our commercial and international business, along with the development of our technology partnership business relationships. Based out of Vancouver, Dave has a BSc. in geophysics from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) which is now gathering a lot of dust.

Web Developer

David Vick

David has nearly 20 years of experience developing software solutions for the DOD and IC communities. David has spent a large part of his career supporting the Aeronautical division of NGA where he has put his knowledge of the Aeronautical domain to use pioneering solutions for Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) and developing geospatial solutions for NGA and it’s customers.

Desktop Specialist

Dustin Turpin

Dustin is a GEO enthusiast with interests in data analytics, visualization, community development, software, and hardware development. Outside of maps, he enjoys exploring by hiking or cycling. Dustin is currently advancing on his GIS education path and is involved with the GIS community; attending GIS users group meetings, maptime meetups, and contributing to OSM.

Front End Engineer

Frank Rowe

Frank is a Front End Engineer on the Mobile team at Boundless and has worked in the open source GIS field for over five years developing web and mobile products for a variety of commercial and government clients. He is interested in developing new and innovative user interfaces, utilizing open source tools, and working on mobile platforms.

Software Developer

Gabriel Roldan

Gabriel is a Software Developer advocated to Free and Open Source GIS since 1997. Contributor to GeoTools, GeoServer and GeoWebcache since 2003, technical lead for GeoGig, and OSGeo charter member since 2011.

Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina. Lived in Spain where helped local government agencies migrate from proprietary GIS solutions to Free Software. Joined Boundless (formerly OpenGeo) in 2008.

Engineering Manager

Hannah Bristol

Hannah has a background in GIS and Agile, most recently serving as a Scrum Master for a mapping project employing crowdsourcing technology and traditional GIS techniques. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Geography and Spanish. Hannah loves being at the intersection of technical and people-oriented work as a Scrum Master and looks forward to helping foster growth and continuous improvement at Boundless while expanding her own knowledge of open source GIS.

Director of Sales for State and Local Government

Ian Isaacs

Ian is the Director of Sales for State and Local Government. Ian has worked extensively in the GIS field in Canada, Ghana and here in the USA. Ian has experience both in GIS field and office operations, GIS Project and Product Management in addition to customer engagement and support.

Training Specialist

Ian Tangert

Ian has implemented open source software solutions for a variety of commercial, private, and government entities on projects related to the environment, business, transportation, and law enforcement. Ian’s interests also include cartography and cultural geography.

Software Engineer

James Meyer

James is a full stack software engineer with over six years experience working with government and commercial clients. James is interested in learning new languages and frameworks along with finding novel ways to visualize data.

Director of Customer Engagement

Jamie Rosa

Jamie started her career supporting GIS users which kick-started her passion for helping customers be successful. She’s led support teams and been hands-on in creating customer facing programs from professional certification development, to services and training partner programs. She’s passionate about helping others be successful and moved away from GIS for a bit to stretch her legs in the IT automation world. She joins Boundless to get back to her GIS roots and help foster the customer experience here at Boundless.

Executive Administrator

Jane Strauss

Jane is a career administrative professional possessing 10+ years of solid experience supporting C-Level executives with demonstrated experience in transforming office operations into strategic advantages.  She holds a strong background in managed services, business administration, process improvement and strategic development, specifically within global business environments.

She attended Barnes College in Denver, Colorado where she obtained a technical degree in computer information processing & business administration and is now in pursuit of her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management, as well as her CAP, OM and PACE administrative certifications.
Jane is most proud of mentoring millennials as they explore opportunities in the administrative professional’s field.
While her job is her hobby, she also enjoys the art of entertaining by hosting friends and family as often as possible, along with her husband & grown son, at their home on Lake of the Ozarks and they usually have no less than two DIY home improvement projects in work at any given time.

Program Manager

Jeremy Bixby

Jeremy brings both technical and project management expertise to his role at Boundless, having spent over 15 years working with geospatial and enterprise technologies. Jeremy has delivered successful solutions for a range of customers, everything from web and mobile to enterprise and cloud. He is passionate about project delivery, and strives to make every project a success.

Interactive Designer/UX Developer

Jeremy Mulenex

Jeremy is an interactive designer/UX developer offering more than 15 years of experience in the areas of UI/UX development and brand creation. He enjoys solving problems and providing usable solutions for clients and family alike (his kids think he can fix anything). So when not working he usually spends time as a maker looking for any reason to use his 3D printer.

Training Specialist

Jody Garnett

Jody looks after our open source projects as a community lead here at Boundless. As a member of the engineering team he provides technical leadership and develops Boundless’ training program. He is a member of the Project Steering Committee for GeoServer and GeoTools. Jody is a board member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, and on the steering committee for LocationTech.

Software Developer

John Schulz

John is a software developer for the Boundless Server team in St. Louis, MO. John has a passion for technology for years and finally transitioned it into a career after training and an apprenticeship through Launchcode. He is excited to continue learning and contributing GIS and OpenSource software. In his free time, John enjoys cooking, trying new recipes at home, playing pick up soccer, and attempting to play golf.

PS Engineer

Joseph Miller

Joe has over twenty years experience as geospatial and remote sensing architect, developer, and analyst.  His domain focus areas include healthcare, transportation and logistics, energy, and the life sciences.

Director GEOINT Services

Joseph Pierson

Joe Pierson serves as our Director for GEOINT Services.  In this role, he manages our delivery of capabilities to NGA’s GEOINT Services activities.  Joe has spent 20+ years building and delivering geospatial solutions to the IC and DoD customers and has a passion for solving customer problems to help them do their job better, faster, and easier.  Prior to Boundless, Joe was the technical lead for an NGA program for open source analytics.
Joe has a degree in computer science from Virginia Tech and lives in Northern Virginia.  Joe enjoys spending time with his family, reading, sailing, looking at the night sky, and collecting interesting maps from wherever his travels take him.

Systems Architect

Josh Fix

Josh is a software engineer with 20+ years of experience in the IT and engineering fields supporting many large civilian and government organizations around the world.  For the past 10 years, he has focused on geospatial web services and applications for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.  Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is a combat veteran of the United States Air Force.

Designer

Julie West

Julie West is a designer at Boundless. As designer, she supports the UI/UX team as well as marketing. Prior to joining Boundless, Julie worked at a geospatial solutions company, as designer for their marketing and product teams. She is passionate about good user experiences for open source products. Julie currently lives in Colorado, where she enjoys hiking and hanging with her cat.

Federal Sales Ops Lead

Kalen Furrer

Kalen is an Account Manager focused on Defense/Intelligence/FedCiv clients.  She has a strong background in project management of large global multi-tiered projects and end-to-end systems implementation.  Kalen spent ten years at the world’s largest professional services firm and has extensive experience supporting clients with solving complex business issues.

Financial Controller

Kathy Hoang

Kathy is the Financial Controller, responsible for preparing the financial reports and analysis for Boundless. She is an Australian CPA with 15 years of experience across Melbourne, London, New York, and now, the Bay Area. Kathy has extensive knowledge of accounting for professional services firms having worked at Australia’s largest consumer law firm, as well as having been the Project Accountant for Australia’s leading energy provider.

Software Engineer

Kevin Smith

Kevin is the project lead for GeoWebCache and a member of the GeoServer Project Steering Committee. In his free time he applies his background in computer science and GIS to making maps of fantasy worlds.

Buisness Development Representative

Matt Cosatt

Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and a Master’s Degree in Geospatial Science with an emphasis on Geophysics. Matt has worked on several research projects including, but not limited to: Evidence to Support the Proposed Weableau Impact Structure in central Missouri, NSF’s Earthscope Magnetotelluric Arrays of the northwestern United States, Gravity and Magnetic Analysis of the Afar Depression in Ethiopia, and Gravity and Magnetic Analysis of the Tri-State Mining District of southwestern Missouri. Matt has over 15 years of experience in field and lab related research, with the start of his mapping career creating hand generated geologic and stereoscopic maps, and witnessing the transition into the digital mapping age.

Matt also has experience working in the defense mapping sector as an Urban Feature Data Analyst as well as a GIS Specialist in generating and maintaining quality control.

In his free time Matt enjoys spending time outdoors with his son backpacking, climbing, kayaking, and exploring new and exciting destinations. He has enjoyed adventuring through multiple foreign countries, with his current top spot being an 18-day trek through the eastern Himalayas; a destination he hopes to return to with his son in the near future.

Software Engineer

Morgan Thompson

Morgan is a Software Engineer with Boundless, based out of Victoria, Canada, and contributes to GeoServer, GeoTools, and GeoGig. He has been involved with a variety of Boundless projects including Suite, GeoGig, and various training initiatives. As part of training and education outreach programs, he has been involved in organizing workshops with the local university to introduce students to open-source projects such as QGIS and GeoServer. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, camping, and working on creative maps.

Apprentice

Nadia Copeland

Nadia comes to the geospatial industry with a background in healthcare and hospitality. She has 10 years of bedside and managerial nursing experience specializing in geriatrics and medical-surgical nursing. Nadia joins Boundless after initiating a career change by enrolling in a LaunchCode intensive program learning C# and JavaScript. She stays active in the LaunchCode community with volunteer and outreach efforts as well as volunteering her time as a mentor to children learning to code. She lives with her family in Kirkwood, MO where her husband and daughters love to play board and/or video games and work on art or code projects.

PS Engineer

Reggie Beckwith

Reggie Beckwith has over 12 years experience developing software for the DoD / IC community. As a holder of a pilot’s license, Reggie often leverages knowledge of aeronautical navigation and procedures against programming efforts.

Sr. Systems Architect

Richard Crissup

Richard is a Senior Systems Architect with 15 years experience in Geospatial Technologies. As a Python developer he has a passion for finding simple elegant solutions to complicated problems. His primary focus has been for the Federal Government where Richard has been able to work on and develop large enterprise GIS systems bringing amazing gains in productivity and cost savings. He graduated from Western State College, Gunnison Colorado in 2001 with honors and has a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Computer Science. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, backpacking and cooking with family and friends.

Senior Director, Global Marketing Operations

Rick Shimko

Rick Shimko has nearly 15 years experience building successful demand creation programs and teams.

At Boundless he is responsible for developing innovative marketing programs that educate future customers on the value of open GIS solutions and evangelize the brand. Prior to joining Boundless, Rick was VP of Marketing for Corporate United. Rick has also worked in marketing roles at Oracle, TOA Technologies, Hyland Software and Dun & Bradstreet. Rick lives in Cleveland, OH and is a graduate of Cleveland State University and Ohio University (MBA).

Senior Content Strategist

Sarah Sheehan

Prior to Boundless, Sarah worked at Oracle, where she was senior content writer for the global go-to-market team within Oracle’s Advanced Customer Support business. Sarah joined Oracle through the acquisition of TOA Technologies in 2014, and was previously an outbound product manager for Oracle Field Service Cloud. In both roles, her focus was driving optimization for sales and delivery teams through the development of training and reference materials, presentations, video scripts, white papers, and blog posts. Sarah’s background is primarily in writing and editing, with experience at trade and consumer publications as well as in the nonprofit sector.

 

She received a BA from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Sarah is based in Cleveland, Ohio and enjoys reading, knitting, following baseball and Formula 1 racing, and spending time with her husband and family.

Senior Accountant

Serena Alamares

Serena has over 10 years accounting experience including working with high growth startups around the Bay Area. She enjoys creating a framework and improving processes for successful expansions.
In her free time, she has a passion for organizing and a love of nature, outdoor activities, and animals.

Web Developer

Shawn Kendrick

Shawn is a web application developer with ten years experience supporting federal and commercial clients. Shawn is fond of learning new technologies and the process of demystifying complex topics.

Engineering Manager

Soumya Sengupta

Soumya has 15 years experience in developing solutions in a variety of industries including aviation, emergency management and life sciences. His interests lie in geospatial software and standards and software development processes.

Sr. Technical Writer

Stacey Berry

Stacey is a Sr. Technical Writer with over 15 years of experience in intelligence, training and technical writing for the Department of Defense. She has also worked as a systems analyst, providing testing and requirements for a major DoD intelligence system. She’s a former counter intelligence/counter terrorism analyst who worked special missions on three continents, and is excited to see open source products readily available to assist DoD analysts on their missions.

Software Engineer

Torben Barsballe

Tobren is a software developer at Boundless, primarily involved with Boundless Suite and a committer on both the GeoTools and GeoServer projects.

Software Architect

Wes Richardet

Wes is a software engineer who focuses mostly on mobile products. He has 10 years experience working in geospatial software development. He also has a strong interest in data analysis and visualization.

Software Engineer

Willie Nordmann

Willie has been developing software to help make maps for a long time. Starting with tools that are used to make a printed paper map, moving to early web based maps. Lately building open source libraries to make building web maps easier. When Willie is not behind the keyboard for work, he is chasing around kids, building toys for the kids, and brewing beer.

Software Engineer

Yancy Matherne

Yancy enjoys developing solutions to geospatial problems using OpenLayers and GeoServer. Whether it’s designing backend APIs or fixing frontend views, he is comfortable in all layers of the application stack.

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