Meet the team

Jay McEntire

Jay McEntire

Co-Founder & CEO

Manager of Glennoe Farms, LLC, Chairman of Utah Gas Corp., and founder of AR1K.org. Formerly CEO of Cogency Software, CEO of ProTrader Group, Head of Corporate Development and CFO of Austin Atlantic, and Head of Strategy and Planning for Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company, now Pioneer Resources.

Ben Brown, Phd

Ben Brown, Phd

Co-Founder & Chief ML Architect

Department Head of Molecular Ecosystem Dynamics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Chair of Environmental Bioinformatics at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Senior Scientific Advisor for Preminon, LLC. Leads integrative analysis for the Consortium for Environmental Omics and Toxicology and is a founding member of the Microbes to Biomes Initiative.

Daniel Jacobson

Daniel Jacobson

Machine Learning Architect

Computational Systems Biology Scientist for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, focusing on mathematical, statistical, and computational methods applied to biological datasets to yield new insights into complex biological systems. Recipient of the 2018 Gordon Bell Prize, the first to be awarded for Systems Biology.

Zane Dodson

Zane Dodson

Senior Computational Developer

Software Architect for diverse systems including government intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms, as well as commercial platforms for signal processing, digital communications, real-time data transmission, data science, and machine learning.

John McEntire

John McEntire

Director of Communication

Professional Communicator with experience in luxury goods, documentary film, commercial real estate investment, and editorial management for literary, cultural, and political magazines.

Bonnie Bronson

Bonnie Bronson

UX Lead

User Experience Advocate, Researcher, and Designer with over ten years of experience. Bonnie has simplified complex tasks for users at companies such as SimpleNexus, Ancestry, Ancestry DNA, Jane, and Deer Valley Ski Resort.

Meet the advisors

Haruko Wainwright, PhD

Haruko Wainwright, PhD

Advisor

Research Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory leading the Environmental Resilience Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences Area. Expert in Bayesian spatial statistics, multiscale data integration, and uncertainty quantification.

Susan Hubbard, PhD

Susan Hubbard, PhD

Advisor

International Soil Scientist and Associate Lab Director for Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with expertise in climate, terrestrial ecosystem, environmental and biological system science, and subsurface energy resources. 

Merle Anders, PhD

Merle Anders, PhD

Advisor

International Soil Scientist and Consultant to Unilever for sustainability and to Ducks Unlimited for water resources. Former Rice Systems Agronomist for the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center.

Mark Isbell

Mark Isbell

Advisor

Rice Farmer with Isbell Farms and Instructor of Professional Tech Writing at University of Arkansas Little Rock. Board Member of the Sustainability Committee for USA Rice Federation and Board Member of Field to Market.

Nicola Falco

Nicola Falco

Advisor

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Earth & Environmental Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Nicola conducts expert research in remote sensing image analysis and processing with applications in environmental monitoring and climate change.

Nathan Slaton, PhD

Nathan Slaton, PhD

Advisor

Assistant Director of Agriculture Experiment Station for the University of Arkansas, leading two labs specializing in agricultural analyses, testing services, and fertilizer recommendations.

Wyatt Chaffin

Wyatt Chaffin

Advisor

Analyst at Keystone Capital working as an investment banker on the M&A team. Wyatt comes from a family farming background – Chaffin Farms which farms 12,000 acres of specialty, organic, and row crops in Michigan.

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