THE AUGMNTR TEAM

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LAFE REDD

Co-Founder/CEO

Lafe has worked in the Defense and Commercial Industries for 20+ years, developing cutting edge solutions for customers needing to control cameras, understand where they are and interpret what they saw. With experience at leading companies such as L3 and General Dynamics Mission Systems, Lafe has led teams of all sizes delivering cutting edge new technologies and products for his customers. As the Co-Founder and CEO of Augmntr he leads the team in developing the strategy and solutions for both Defense and Commercial applications. Lafe holds both an M.S. and B.S. in Physics from University of Alabama in Huntsville and Georgia State University respectively.

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ALEX PAVLOFF

Co-Founder/CTO

Alex brings a wealth of detailed software engineering experience combined with a practical, systems-driven approach gained over his 20 years of industry experience.  He spent the last 13 years of his career prior to Augmntr working for DoD contractors where he specialized specifically in high precision video surveillance and distribution equipment, GIS datasets, video-based geolocation systems and Augmented Reality displays.  Alex holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Houston and a Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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MATT STEARN

VP of Business Development & Program Management

Prior to joining the Augmntr Team, Matt was with L3Harris Technologies where he most recently led business development and Program Management initiatives for the ForceX and Sonoma EO divisions.  In addition, Matt has been a successful entrepreneur with multiple startups and has also held key positions in the Telecom industry with Motorola and Calix Inc. where he focused on Business Development, Marketing, Sales and Program Management opportunities.  Matt has also served in the United States Air Force as a Special Operations Forces Combat Controller and Tactical Air Control Party Operator.  Matt holds a B.S. in Information Systems Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a PMP certificate.

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CRAIG WHEELER

VP of Advanced Sensing

Craig has worked in the Defense and Commercial Industries for 30+ years, developing imaging systems for DoD customers, optical networking equipment, and test and measurement instrumentation. Craig has held both design and leadership roles at L3Harris, Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies and optical communication start-up companies. Past experience developing customer solutions and managing research and development activities will contribute to Augmntr’s growth strategy. Craig holds a BS in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Davis.

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DAVID KEEBLE

Controller

David brings 10 years of experience in financial analysis and 14 years of experience with high tech manufacturing, specializing in government contracts. Prior to joining the Augmntr team, David was the Senior Financial Analyst responsible for L3 Sonoma’s largest contracts, at times managing over $100M of active programs. Along with managing individual programs, David was responsible for preparing and reporting the monthly program financials & forecast for the entire business unit to the senior leadership and various layers of the corporate finance team.  David also holds a B.S. in Computer Science.

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JAMES GOODWIN

Director of Spatial Computing

Prior to joining the Augmntr team, James was with General Dynamics Mission Systems as the Software Architect and Lead engineer of Mission Command software products. He lead teams to provide mobile situational awareness and analytic software systems for military and commercial use, as well as developing situational awareness and training software in Mixed Reality. He brings 21 years of experience in technology development across medical, automotive, commercial and military programs, specializing in mobile computing technologies ranging from small compute inside vehicles to personal devices, including AR/VR technologies.

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JUSTIN SCHLOTTMAN

Senior Software Engineer

Justin specializes in designing high performance machine vision systems. With his understanding of software, hardware, electronics, and applications, he can integrate advanced hardware and develop custom software components.
Justin earned a B.S degree in Computer Science and Engineering from U.C. Davis. He has twenty years of experience building systems in the fields of precision agriculture, industrial inspection, microbiology, aerospace, metrology, and laser-based manufacturing.

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ANDREW KONOPACKI

Senior Software Engineer

Andrew brings 16 years of experience in technology development. Prior to joining the Augmntr team, he developed large scale simulations and cutting-edge capabilities to display Big Data and bring understanding to complex issues and spaces. He has been developing Augmented and Virtual reality solutions for six years. Most recently he was a lead developer for Mixed Reality research and development programs at General Dynamics Mission Systems.

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DANIELLE JOHNSON

Software Engineer

Prior to joining the Augmntr Team, Danielle worked as a technical product manager, spending most of her time learning the ins and outs of different software and other technologies. Her biggest strengths come in the forms of problem solving, breaking existing software so that it can then be improved, and finding creative ways to approach a task. Though most of her recent experience has not be solely that of a software engineer, her time in school as a computer engineer forever engrained the basics into her muscle memory. Danielle holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Dance.

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BRIANNA STEARN

Project Manager

ABE COLLINS

Integration & GIS Specialist

Brianna comes to Augmntr as a new college graduate from California State University, Chico with a major in Social Science.  She is part of the business development and program management team and is responsible for supporting the multiple projects within these business areas.

Prior to joining the Augmntr team, Abe spent three years as a GIS Technician at Charlotte Water, in Charlotte, N.C. During that time, Abe co-founded the Charlotte Water Remote Aviation Team. This led to Abe executing flights and conducting trainings for other team members as well as other community agencies. Abe graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2017 with an interdisciplinary degree in Geography and Environmental Sustainability with a minor in GIS. Abe has also completed various internships where he gained additional knowledge and skills related to GIS.