Meet our team

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Evari GIS is a highly effective team of GIS professionals, systems architects, web developers, cloud computing specialists, field audit managers and GIS technicians.

 

Ari Isaak, Founder and CEO

Mr. Isaak helped build the Evari GIS team from one (himself) in 2012 to its current size of 20 employees. He has worked more than 15 years with the ESRI technology stack and related technologies. His interests include cloud architecture, web server administration, municipal street and roadway lighting, driving a common operating picture and streamlining access to enterprise geographic data in diverse and dynamic organizations. With his real-world knowledge, Ari has proven his ability to align GIS technologies with a business’ unique needs. He has comprehensive experience creating data, presenting compelling cartographic documents, and developing enterprise scale solutions applicable to a wide range of disciplines.

Ari's Resume



Eva Friedberg

Eva Friedberg, Ph.D., Business Manager

As the business manager, Eva manages finances, hiring, and daily logistics coordination. Her organizational and business skills and her passion for spatial analysis have helped make Evari a successful company. Before joining Evari's team she worked as an adjunct faculty at the University of San Diego and Woodbury University teaching courses in architecture history, urban studies, and landscape theory. She has published and lectured on the history and politics of urban design and architecture. Eva holds a B.A. from University of California Berkeley, and she earned an M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) in visual studies from the University of California, Irvine.

Eva's Resume


Tyler Packett

Tyler Packett, Technical Lead

Tyler Packett leads the Technical team and works to ensure that Evari continues to provide innovative and advanced technical solutions to meet its clients' needs. Tyler has a undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of University of Hawaiʻi Hilo and a masters degree in Homeland Security focusing on GIS and its role in disaster management/response. With a background in humanitarian disaster GIS as well as low cost open source GIS solutions, Tyler is able to rapidly adapt to changing technology and situations. In addition to his humanitarian experience, he has  worked in the administration of large city level GIS systems via his work as a subcontractor for the city of San Diego.

Tyler's Resume


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Carl Sorenson, GIS Administrator

Carl has extensive experience managing street light auditing projects, organizing field crews, optimizing mobile ArcGIS applications for in-the-field use and assessment. He has worked on Evari projects for important clients like Siemens and Southern Contracting, in San Diego, CA and Cape Cod, MA. Carl graduated with a BS in Geography from Arizona State University in 2013, and is an Accredited Technical Professional of AWS (Amazon Web Services). He is interested in leveraging AWS cloud computing solutions, ESRI JavaScript API, ArcGIS web app builder, and mobile GIS applications to meet the needs of clients.

Carl's Resume
 


Tim McVey

Tim McVey, West Coast Project Manager and GIS Analyst

Tim brings experience managing many of Evari’s east coast projects working alongside valued clients including Ameresco and Lumen Lighting Solutions. He holds a BA in Geography with a specialization in GIS as well as a minor in Business Management from Central Connecticut State University. Tim is interested in developing apps and other methods to simplify GIS and empower end users to better understand and use GIS data. He has also contributed to the GIS world as a presenter at the annual NEURISA conference in Sturbridge, MA. Tim greatly enjoys travelling and staying active, whether it be skiing, basketball, or exercising in the gym.

Tim's Resume


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Jessica Sanchez, GIS Analyst

Jessica is a University of California, Los Angeles graduate with a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies and a minor in GIS. Jessica is interested in effectively using GIS tools to support urban planning and environmental management. Any type of development needs to take into consideration the ramifications of their projects and she hopes to use GIS to inform both decision-makers and the public to help find the most efficient and sustainable action plan. She enjoys solving jigsaw and sudoku puzzles, hiking to waterfalls, and painting.

Jessica's Resume


Josh

Josh Edge, GIS Analyst/Project Manager

Josh has considerable experience on electrical auditing projects, both as a manager and field technician. He has worked on Evari Projects for important clients like Ameresco and Lumen Light Solutions, in Phoenix, AZ and Westchester, NY. Josh holds a B.A. in Geography with an emphasis in GIS from University of California, Santa Barbara. He is interested in utilizing GIS tools for transportation planning to generate an approach towards more efficient and sustainable methods. In his free time, he enjoys solving puzzles, photography, and staying active.

Josh's Resume


Kristie Ashby

Kristie Ashby, Business Development Associate / GIS Analyst

Kristie has experience managing field crews and developing project standards for clients in Northern California, Chicago, Phoenix, Connecticut, and Riverside.  She holds a B.S. from UCLA in Environmental Science and Conservation Biology. Kristie is interested in combining the technical and creative elements of GIS to provide a means for clear communication and informed decision making. Kristie is also involved with Evari's business development, marketing, and proposal coordination efforts. She enjoys hiking and playing music in her free time.

Kristie's Resume


Michael

Michael Torre, GIS Analyst

Michael has a strong interest in using GIS to enhance the current understanding and support conservation of a variety of natural resources.  His interests range from landscapes and vegetative communities to water management and dark skies (particularly those impacted by the growing need for outdoor lighting).  He holds a B.S. in Ecological Restoration from Humboldt State University as well as a minor in Wildland Soil Science and a certificate in Geospatial Analysis. His experience includes supporting multiple large -scale streetlighting audits for Phoenix, AZ and the PG&E Territory of Northern California. Michael is involved in a variety of analyses including lighting design and stormwater infrastructure cataloging.  In his free time he enjoys fishing, biking, and traveling.

Michael's Resume

 

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