MEET OUR STAFF

We believe that investing in our team members is the key to a strong future. We cultivate community with a shared sense of purpose and care for one another. We seek to include diversity in representation along with this diversity of thought—inclusiveness is the core of our organization’s mission to help marginalized people secure their land rights. This foundational value fosters our commitment to social good, and drives us to create positive impact for people who need it most.

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NOEL TAYLOR
Co-Founder & CEO

Childhood Nickname: Tangles
Go-to Karaoke Song: Walk This Way

Noel has spent almost 20 years working internationally in the land administration sector, particularly in the application of appropriate technology for developing and emerging economy… Read More

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FRANK PICHEL
Co-Founder & Chief Programs Officer

Childhood Nickname: Squish
Superpower of Choice: Flight

Frank is a land administration specialist with experience designing, managing, and implementing land-related projects with a technology focus around the globe. He has worked… Read More

KATE CHAPMAN
Chief Technology Officer

Nickname: wonderchook
Strange Phobias: wet floors

Kate leads the organization’s technology team and strategy. She is recognized as a leader in the domains of open-source geospatial technology and community mapping… Read More

BORIS ZAMYATIN
Chief Financial Officer

Nickname: Bobo
Goal in Life: One day to take over the world

Boris is a highly motivated, finance professional who possesses leadership capabilities, financial acumen, and international operations management experience that allow him to lead the financial … Read More

CHANDRA LASH
UI/UX Developer

Strange Phobias: Mild case of ornithophobia
“Closet” Fan of: Country music

Chandra is the UI/UX Developer for Cadasta. For 15+ years she has used her own unique balance of design skills and technical expertise to… Read More

ERICK OPIYO
Developer

Childhood Nickname: Apici
Favourite Programming Language: Python

Prior to joining Cadasta, he did consultancy work for UN-Habitat and other NGOs to develop applications for disseminating spatial information to help communities make… Read More

OLIVER ROICK
Developer

Favourite Programming Language: Python
Work Style: Just get that stuff done.

Oliver is a developer for Cadasta. He has a background in building software to collect, visualize and analyze geographic information and to support community mapping… Read More

IAN ROSS
Backend Developer

Favourite Programming Language: Haskell
Work Style: Analytical, careful

Ian has worked in software development for over 20 years. Among other things, he has worked on climate models, GIS applications, machine learning and numerical… Read More

EUGENE ALVIN VILLAR
Developer

Superpower of Choice: Telekinesis
Go-to Karaoke Song: “Unwell” by Matchbox Twenty

Before joining Cadasta, Eugene spent more than 12 years in the completely different field of ASIC design and verification, wherein he helped develop and test… Read More

LINDSEY JACKS
Junior Developer

Childhood Nickname: Annie
Go-to Karaoke Song: Rehab by Amy Winehouse

Lindsey is a Junior Developer at Cadasta. She originally joined the Cadasta team as an intern through Outreachy. Prior to Cadasta, she worked as a… [sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”]Read More[/sg_popup]

ALEXIS FRANKLIN
Designer

Childhood Nickname: Mookie
Go-to Karaoke Song: Proud Mary by Tina Turner

Alexis is a strategic, multidisciplinary designer with an eye for innovation. With 10+ years in design, she specializes in presentation, print, branding and web design… Read More

LINDSAY FERRIS
Research Fellow

Childhood Nickname: Gingi
Go-to Karaoke Song: Piano Man by Billy Joel

Lindsay is a research fellow at Cadasta, working to discover the intersection between open government data and securing property rights. Prior to coming to Cadasta… Read More

ADRIENNE PLATNER
DevOps Engineer

Favorite Storybook Character: Cayce Pollard
Strange Phobias: Geckos

Adrienne is a DevOps Engineer at Cadasta, with over 15 years’ experience in systems engineering and software development across a broad range of industries. She … Read More

KRISTEN EGERMEIER
Administrative Support

Favorite Storybook Character: Peter Pan
Movie Title – Story of Your Life: Ouch, She Fell Again

Kristen, a California native, has worked with mapping teams for over 10 years. She thrives on helping teams bring important technology and maps to the…Read More

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