Based in BC, working around the world

Established in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, we are a team of environmental scientists, programmers, and geospatial experts drawn from government, academia, and the private sector. Our secret sauce is a blend of scientific know-how and entrepreneurial innovation. Above all, we care about the environment, and supporting people across multiple sectors in responsible decision-making about our land and water.

Leadership

Ben Kerr, P. Ag.

CEO

Foundry Spatial began operations in 2009 with a goal to help people leverage data to make more informed decisions. What started as a consulting practice, led into a specialized software company as client needs increased. Initial investments in foundational technology designed to solve internal project data compilation, analysis and reporting challenges have evolved into a web based technology framework now supporting sustainable decision-making across more than 1.5 million km2 of western North America.

Ben’s expertise as a Professional Agrologist and industry knowledge from working in resource development for the Province of BC has helped him build a team of highly-qualified data scientists and software developers who develop and maintain knowledge systems that provide more than $40 million in value to the Canadian economy each year.

Foundry Spatial began operations in 2009 with a goal to help people leverage data to make more informed decisions. What started as a consulting practice, led into a specialized software company as client needs increased. Initial investments in foundational technology designed to solve internal project data compilation, analysis and reporting challenges have evolved into a web based technology framework now supporting sustainable decision-making across more than 1.5 million km2 of western North America.
Tom Gleeson, PhD, Eng. L

Science Advisor

Tom Gleeson is a hydrogeologist focused on groundwater sustainability, large-scale groundwater systems, and groundwater-surface water interactions. As an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, Tom leads the Groundwater Science and Sustainability Research Group. Tom works part-time with Foundry Spatial as a science advisor where he provides input on strategic direction and priorities, scientific communication and aesthetic development of tools, and mentoring on scientific topics.

Tom Gleeson is a hydrogeologist focused on groundwater sustainability, large-scale groundwater systems, and groundwater-surface water interactions. As an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, Tom leads the Groundwater Science and Sustainability Research Group. Tom works part-time with Foundry Spatial as a science advisor where he provides input on strategic direction and priorities, scientific communication and aesthetic development of tools, and mentoring on scientific topics.

Our Team

Merie Beauchamp
Strategic Partnerships and Operations
Serial Baker
Sean Casey
Director, Business Development
A concoction of the right and left hemispheres
Caelan Elsborg
Digital Marketer & Communications Associate
Robot Whisperer
Lauren Feyer
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Geek-speak translator
Siena Testa
Project & Communications Coordinator
Highly caffeinated communicator
Hailey Eckstrand
Spatial Data Scientist
A dance of science and data
Sina Shabani
Data Scientist
Data πrate
Chris Webb
GIS Specialist
Dungeon Specialist
Lucas Kearns
Full Stack Developer
Queering development since 2016
Duncan MacKenzie
Full Stack Developer
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Nathan Myhre
Full Stack Developer
Master Googler
Chris Tooley
Full Stack Developer
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Shawn Wang
Full Stack Developer
Map Apollo-GIS
Nevin Senyuz
Product Designer
Idea Generator

Join Our Team

Foundry Spatial has a great team of web developers, hydrologists, and data scientists. We are passionate about creating better environmental practices worldwide, fueled by technological innovations. Here’s some other reasons why we are a great place to work:

Challenging work
Lasting impact
Supportive team

If you want to be a part of our team, check the open positions below: