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Based in beautiful Victoria, BC, we’re 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 knowhow and entrepreneurial innovation. Above all, we care about the environment, and supporting people across multiple sectors in responsible decision-making about our air, land and water.

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We often say that Foundry Spatial is its people. What we mean is that the talent, experience, and dedication of these colorful characters is what has made Foundry the most innovative environmental consultancy in North America, and the company best prepared to help you meet your data visualization needs. We always find a way to get the job done right, and this page is a good window into why that is…

Leadership

Ben Kerr, B.Sc., P.Ag.

Ben Kerr, B.Sc., P.Ag.

Founder and CEO

Ben Kerr founded Foundry Spatial 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 demands multiplied. Initial investments in foundational technology designed to solve internal project data compilation, analysis and reporting challenges have evolved into water decision support tools now covering more than 1.5 million km2 of western North America.

Ben collaborates with globally renowned scientists to combine engineering and scientific methods with live streams of data, and communicate results in responsive web-based tools that are simple to use and easy to understand. He has been a core team member of projects that have been recognized with major awards from the Premier of British Columbia, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC. He has steadily grown Foundry Spatial to employ 10 highly qualified personnel on Vancouver Island, and leads data science and software development teams that develop and maintain knowledge systems that provide more than $30 million of value to the Canadian economy each year.

Born and raised in Victoria, BC and a Geography graduate of the University of Victoria, Ben is a Professional Agrologist. Prior to starting Foundry Spatial, he worked for several years in resource development with the Province of BC and in environmental and engineering consulting practices.

Tom Gleeson, PhD, Eng.L

Tom Gleeson, PhD, Eng.L

Science Advisor

Tom Gleeson is a hydrogeologist interested in groundwater sustainability, large-scale groundwater systems, and groundwater-surface water interactions. Tom is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria where he 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.

Foundry Spatial Team

Merie Beauchamp
Merie Beauchamp

Office Manager
Serial Baker

Sean Casey
Sean Casey

Director, Business Development
A concoction of the right and left hemispheres

Hailey Eckstrand
Hailey Eckstrand

Spatial Data Scientist
A dance of science and data

Lucas Kearns
Lucas Kearns

Full Stack Developer
Queering development since 2016

John Li
John Li

Research Scientist
Proud Father

Duncan MacKenzie
Duncan MacKenzie

Full Stack Developer
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Nathan Myhre
Nathan Myhre

Full Stack Developer
Master Googler

Sina Shabani
Sina Shabani

Data Scientist
Data πrate

Chris Tooley
Chris Tooley

Full Stack Developer
「ソフトウェア侍」

Chris Webb
Chris Webb

GIS Specialist
Dungeon Specialist