26 years of thinking, breathing, and eating geography definitely left its impression on Anthony (We call him TQ, for short). It's inconceivable for him to view anything that transpires today in our world without the influence of geography and geospatial technology steering his interpretation and analysis. He coined the phrase 'geography is the science of everything' and it's never been more true and accurate than in today's globalized socioeconomic fabric. He thrives on solving impossible geospatial problems for governments, industry and commercial business, anywhere, anytime.
Alex lived in many different countries as a child, mostly in the Middle East with a quick tour of Mexico and South Asia. This has given him an appreciation and open view for other cultures around the world. His home base settled in Virginia where he lived for a couple of years before moving overseas for another tour. Alex is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a B.S. in Management from Pamplin School of Business. Now a Virginia transplant (like several others in the office), you can find him rooting for the Redskins and Hokies during football season. He enjoys playing with his dog, trying out the new hot video games, or polishing his pilot skills at the local airport.
Bryan is a GIS Professional based out of New York’s Tech Valley, with a passion for open source GIS, web mapping, and application development. He studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and received his bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh State University's Center for Earth and Environmental Science. Bryan has been a strong advocate of open source in the geospatial sector and can often be found helping newbies on the Leaflet community forum. When he's not helping to bridge the gap between developers and analysts, Bryan enjoys hiking around the Adirondacks and Mohawk Valley with his wife and kids.
Coleman's focus is on ensuring that our customers get the most out of our tools and technologies. He has an unhealthy obsession with geography. He's studied atlases and maps since he was a kid, absorbing everything he could about the geographies of places all over the globe. Naturally, Coleman ended up studying geography and got his degree from the University of Florida. During his years as a Gator he spent time doing IT and SysAdmin work, giving him a solid background in building and supporting Linux and large-scale networks. He's typically found hacking with open source mapping tech, designing beautiful maps, and working with Fulcrum's customers to get the most out of their field operations. When he stumbles upon some free time outside the office, you might find him watching soccer or baseball, consuming books, or contributing to the local mapping community.
Cory hails from sunny California, just outside of Los Angeles. It was while earning his Masters Degree in Public Health that he was first introduced to GIS. Blending his technical talents with his desire to help others, GIS soon became the focus of his career. Cory is our Product Manager, and works tirelessly to make sure Fulcrum does all it needs to for our customers. He was on the front lines for Hurricane Sandy and he has accumulated a great deal of first hand experience with data collection. He's quite innovative and is always pushing to find new ways to improve products, making them not only effective but user-friendly as well. He loves his job but when not at the office, Cory is a 'family guy'. He has a wonderful wife, two small children, and is enjoying living so close to beautiful Florida beaches.
Heather joined the team with 18 years of sales and marketing experience in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, financial services and yachting industries. After moving around a bit as a child and then ultimately growing up near Philadelphia, she migrated south to attend Florida State University, choosing Tampa as her home following graduation. She later returned to school at the University of Tampa where she obtained an MBA and a Masters of Science in Marketing. As Business Development Executive, she will use her skills to create and enhance revenue streams. When not selling, Heather can be found racing sailboats, attending concerts, dining out, or teaching marketing to undergrads.
Jason is a software engineer working Fulcrum's web and backend platform. He comes to us with a diverse background having worked in local government, technical consultancies, and web startups. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University in the mountains of North Carolina, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Geography/GIS. In his spare time Jason enjoys cycling, running, fishing and just being outside.
Joe is a GIS/mapping professional located on the Central Coast of California. He has bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a background in Forestry, Wildland Fire, and GIS. His journey down the rabbit hole began with his Dad bringing home a GPS unit and remarking on the potential of the technology, and his love for cartography grew after staring for hours at USGS topographic maps. He is continuing to expand his horizons by becoming adept at programming, web development, and databases. He would not be where he is today if not for such a friendly and generous open source geospatial community. Outside of work, Joe enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking - with three summits of Mount Whitney under his belt.
Josh grew up in small town mid-Missouri. He went to college not far from home at the University of Missouri - Columbia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Josh loves thinking through problems and building things, which is why software engineering is a great fit. He finds geospatial and machine learning problems very interesting, and enjoys mobile development. In his spare time, Josh loves to play video games (anything from Civilization 5 to Super Mario 3D World to Call of Duty), play complicated board games, watch sports, and loves his dog to an unhealthy amount. He also never wants to move out of Missouri. Ever.
Kara was born and raised in Paw Paw Michigan and moved to Florida right after she graduated from high school. She enjoys spending time with her dogs and wonderful boyfriend. She crafts, she cooks, she sails, and has an old soul when it comes to music. Steely Dan, Huey Lewis & the News, and Earth Wind & Fire are a few of her favorites.
RJ was born in 1981, naked and screaming. After overcoming these obstacles, he graduated from University of Florida with Bachelors degrees in Media Production and Philosophy. RJ actively developed a right-brain creative approach to business marketing and a highly logical left-brain mindset for coding and web development. Prior to joining Fulcrum, RJ worked as a freelancer with large clients including Atlantic Records, Major League Baseball, Humana, Redbull, and countless businesses in the real estate, medical, financial and entertainment industries. As the Digital Marketing Strategist, he is responsible for developing an approach to online visibility, engagement, and attracting new customers for Fulcrum. RJ has been heavily involved in computer science since childhood, and began coding at the age of 8 on his Commodore 128. Since then, he's moved on to bigger and better things - namely getting the word out about Fulcrum and its capabilities.
Ron is a software engineer working on Fulcrum's backend and web platforms and is a native to the Sunshine State. As a small child, he felt drawn to technology, always taking apart cameras and radios, and tinkering with circuits and motors. A self-taught developer, he's always looking for ways to learn new ideas and technologies. He is a natural problem solver and has spent his professional career designing and implementing custom solutions, first in the hardware sector, then later in software. In his free time, you can find Ron behind a drum set - playing or teaching, or on a cruise ship somewhere in the Caribbean with his wife.
Sherry earned a BA in Accounting and Business from Drury University close to her hometown in Southwest Missouri. While studying abroad, she met her British husband in London, where they lived for a few years. After one cold winter in St. Louis, they decided to make Seminole, Florida their home. Sherry enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs, traveling, and shopping. She also enjoys staying fit at the gym or competing with her sister in adventure races. Soccer has always been a big part of her life, traveling all over the state with her husband and son’s club team. Now, when they are not traveling to the UK, Caribbean, or some other exciting location, her free time is filled with her daughter's soccer & drama club or visiting her son at the University of Florida.
Stephanie comes to us with over 15 years experience in keeping companies “politically correct” and on their toes. She has a passion for cooking, exercise and healthy living. She hopes one day to have her own food truck. She is a die hard Seminole fan with a Master’s Degree from Florida State University in Business Marketing and IT. In her free time you will find her by a pool, at a sporting event or with friends at a local pub cheering on her Noles. She shares the same admiration as we do for pets with a Chihuahua, named Big and 2 rescue cats, which one weighs 35 lbs (yes, this is true).
There are some who call him... Tim? He fell in love with design at a young age and smiles when he sees well designed elevator buttons. His background in photography and illustration gives him a different perspective from those who do not have a background in photography and illustration. He keeps cats and ducks, but not secrets. If you ask him a direct question he has no choice but to answer with the truth. His time spent designing is only mitigated by an occasional round of golf and the constant urge to torment his family with unprovoked sass and bad Christopher Walken impressions.
Tony is a 7th generation Floridian and was born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. He is an active member of the United States Army Reserves and has served as an intelligence officer in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently worked as an intelligence analyst at The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in Tampa, FL. In late December of 2014, Tony left the intelligence community to pursue a career in web development by attending The Iron Yard Academy in Downtown St. Pete. Tony is married and has a two-year old son named Ty. His hobbies include learning something new, coding, video games, fishing, and attending Rays and Lightning games.
Tyler is a software engineer working on Fulcrum’s iOS application. A self-taught developer, he has a passion for great architecture, beautiful code, teaching, and the next best solution. When he's not writing code or running tests you can find him playing shuffleboard, cycling, or organizing local developer meet up groups.
Zac is a software engineer and leads development on iOS and Fulcrum's core system architecture. His obsession with craftsmanship and quality means he's involved with all aspects of the development process. He's hacked on everything from back-end system services to front-end user interfaces. His passion for design sometimes leads him to be an artist, too. Zac enjoys working at a lightning pace, so if you can't keep up, he'll probably just write the code himself. Moving at light speed also requires him to consume unhealthy amounts of coffee. He's self-taught, open-minded, and is constantly absorbing new technologies and ideas. When not hacking on code or shrink wrapping products, you might find Zac watching soccer, making a meme, or waiting in line at the Apple Store.