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Meet The Team

Our team is passionate about revolutionizing access to hyperlocal radar data that keeps people and property out of harm’s way.

Tripp Purvis

Co-Founder & CEO

Tripp Purvis

Co-Founder & CEO

Throughout his career spanning more than 25 years, Tripp has been instrumental in propelling business performance and driving value for companies including IBM, Platform Computing, Citrix, and Cisco Systems. As a member of the executive leadership team, he has completed four successful acquisitions and integrations: RES Software – Ivanti in 2017, Platform Computing – IBM in 2010, V-SEPT – ADP in 2011, and Net6 – Citrix Systems in 2004.

B.A. Philosophy & B.A. Political Science – North Carolina State University

ScM Science & Technology Leadership – Brown University

Lance Zaklan

Vice President - System Development

Lance Zaklan

Vice President - System Development

For 30 years, Lance has been designing and implementing software systems. Lance has wide experience with large data systems, geographic information systems, databases, and embedded systems. He has designed replication systems for large databases that are in use today and developed tiny web servers used in embedded systems. He has developed software for a diverse set of companies: Informix, Oracle, deCarta, Uber, and Nike. He participated in several successful IPO’s and acquisitions.

University of Oregon

Charlie Gonzales

Vice President - Infrastructure & Operations

Charlie Gonzales

Vice President - Infrastructure & Operations

Charlie is a proven Solution Architect with an extensive 28 year background in high performance computing (HPC), big data analytics, storage and data warehouse, middleware, cloud and SaaS computing architectural design, application development, automation, and digital workspace. Charlie has participated in three successful acquisitions and integrations: Ascential Software – IBM in 2005, Platform Computing – IBM in 2011, and RES Software – Ivanti in 2017.

B.S. Mechanical Engineering – University of California, Berkeley

Dwight Tausz

Chief Operating Officer

Dwight Tausz

Chief Operating Officer

Dwight has spent over 30 years in the technology market leading dynamic and successful go to market strategies. His knowledge and experience in global markets, combined with his strengths in marketing, sales, strategic alliance management, business development, and channel optimization has led to a very successful career leading teams at IBM, AMD, and Lenovo. He has successfully brought to market customer solutions that span components (CPU’s, memory, ASICs, ETC), hardware (Intel, power-based server and storage), software (storage management, system management, and IT integration), and cloud solutions.

B.S. Engineering – University at Buffalo

M.B.A Finance and Data Management – Binghamton University School of Management

Howard Moore

Chief Meteorologist

Howard Moore

Chief Meteorologist

Howard is a senior meteorologist with 20 years of environmental operations experience. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he led multiple teams across the globe in evaluating terrestrial and space weather impacts for resource protection and mission execution of ground, sea, air, and space operations. Howard was a Launch Weather Officer supporting both the Eastern and Western Ranges. In addition to environmental expertise, he has multiple years of experience in nuclear command and control deterrence operations, satellite command and control, requirements management, security operations, and executive support.

B.S. Atmospheric Science – Creighton University

M.S. Aeronautical Science – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Advisory Board Members

Andrew Bryant

Co-Founder & Board Advisor

Andrew Bryant

Co-Founder & Board Advisor

For over 28 years, Andrew has been a dynamic leader with a proven track record in computer science, mathematics, and digital signal processing delivering value for companies including Edison Pharmaceuticals, Apple, and Pixar. He has extensive experience devising innovative solutions to complex problems in diverse fields from 3D computer graphics to biotech. He holds over 25 patents in various areas. As a successful founder and entrepreneur, Andrew has completed two successful acquisitions and integrations: Pixels Digital – EGISYS in 2000 and Silicon Color – Apple in 2006.

B.F.A. Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Reed Wolthausen

Board Advisor

Reed Wolthausen

Board Advisor

Reed Wolthausen has been a financial and general management professional for over 30 years. Specializing in helping organizations achieve their financial goals, Reed has helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars from both private and public sources for startups, small, and medium-sized companies. He has extensive experience in building shareholder value through strategic decision-making, organizational development, and hands-on participation. As an executive leader or advisor, Reed was instrumental in many acquisitions: Farpointe Data, Mirra, Inc., Burke Industries, Inc., and more.

B.S. Finance – University of Southern California

M.B.A. – San Jose State University

Craig Clements, PhD

Board Advisor

Craig Clements, PhD

Board Advisor

Dr. Clements is a renowned scientist in the area of wildfire meteorology. His areas of research include fire-atmosphere interactions, extreme fire behavior, fire weather forecasting, mountain meteorology, remote sensing of wildfire plumes, and unmanned aircraft systems for monitoring extreme environments. Dr. Clements has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and participated in multiple media interviews regarding meteorology and fire weather systems. He is an associate professor and director of the Fire Weather Research Laboratory at San Jose State University.

B.S. Geography – University of Nevada, Reno

M.S. Meteorology – University of Utah

PhD Geophysics – University of Houston

Tomás Días de la Rubia, PhD

Board Advisor

Tomás Días de la Rubia, PhD

Board Advisor

Dr. Días de la Rubia is the Vice President for Research Partnerships at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to the University of Oklahoma, he was the Chief Research Officer and Deputy Lab Director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he was responsible for the long-term health of the of the science and technology foundations of the laboratory's $1.6 billion research program. Dr. Días de la Rubia has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and has co-edited several books. He is fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society, Vice Chair of the Division of Computational Physics of the American Physical Society, member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Intelligence Community Studies Board, and a member of the Editorial Board of Applied Physics Review.

B.S Physics – The State University of New York, Albany

PhD – The State University of New York, Albany

Don Shannon

Board Advisor - Colonel (retired) - United States Air Force

Don Shannon

Board Advisor - Colonel (retired) - United States Air Force

Don is a retired Colonel and 29-year veteran of the United States Air Force. Over the course of his career, Don led organizations providing worldwide meteorological, oceanographic and space environmental support to interagency national security missions. As a senior leader, he provided executive leadership and guidance as the senior meteorological advisor for the United States Special Operations Command and, later, for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Further, he commanded the Air Force’s meteorological high-performance computing center/numerical weather predication capability. In his last assignment, Don led the provision of full-spectrum weather operations for the 15-million-square-mile Eastern Launch and Test Range, ensuring safe national security and commercial spacelift operations launching from and returning to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Virginia Tech

M.S. Meteorology – University of Utah

M.S. Strategic Studies – Marine Corps University

Karen Kosiba, PhD

Board Advisor

Karen Kosiba, PhD

Board Advisor

Dr. Karen Kosiba has been an atmospheric scientist and a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) project scientist at the Center for Severe Weather Research since 2008. Dr. Kosiba’s research mainly focuses on the kinematics and dynamics of severe convective storms, characterizing the low-level wind structure in tornadoes, and understanding the boundary layer winds and small-scale structures in landfalling hurricanes. Key to her research is executing field projects to collect data that can be analyzed to better understand and predict these hazardous weather events. Additionally, she is passionate about science education, regularly participating in outreach activities at schools, museums, and festivals, and online and through media interviews and consultations. A strong believer in experiencing weather from the inside of a mobile weather radar, she has participated as a radar operator, project scientist, and project leader in a multitude of field projects, including: Radar Observations of Tornadoes and Thunderstorms Experiment (ROTATE), Hurricanes and Landfall (HAL), Convectively and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS), and the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Thunderstorms Experiment (VORTEX2), Long Lake-Axis-Parallel Lake-Effect Storms Project (LLAP), AgI Seeding Cloud Impact Investigation (ASCII), Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS), Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN), Tornadic Winds: In situ and Radar at Low-levels (TWIRL), SNOWIE (Seeded and Natural Orographic Wintertime Clouds: The Idaho Experiment), and Remote sensing of Electrification, Lightning, And Mesoscale/microscale Processes with Adaptive Ground Observations (RELAMPAGO).

B.S. Physics - Loyola University

M.S. Physics and M.A.T in Teacher Education - Miami University

Ph.D. Atmospheric Science - Purdue University

Eric Froehlich

Board Advisor - Brigadier General (retired) – United States Air Force

Eric Froehlich

Board Advisor - Brigadier General (retired) – United States Air Force

Eric is a retired Brigadier General and 28-year veteran of the United States Air Force. Eric served most of his career in aviation logistics, enterprise sustainment, supply chain, and industrial operations. Eric commanded at multiple levels, including a Group supporting B-52 nuclear operations, and as Wing Commander, Kirtland AFB, NM. Froehlich led two combat deployments in support of air operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Balkans. As an USAF senior leader, he managed daily operations at the USAF’s Sustainment Center which includes three aviation depots. He served as Director of Logistics & Engineering, AF Global Strike Command, for his final posting before retirement.

B.S. Atmospheric Science – Creighton University

B.S. Aerospace Engineering – University of Tennessee

National Security Studies – National War College and Marine Corps University

Organizational Management – George Washington University

M.S. Systems Engineering – St. Mary’s University