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.

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.

Alexander Whitley

Alexander Whitley

Managing Director

8 years as a leader in precision agriculture with a focus on designing go-to market strategies and building international sales teams, most recently as Global Director of Marketing for Taranis Inc. specializing in remote sensing and analytics.

Tom Dye

Tom Dye

Chief Technology Officer

C-level executive and founder of multiple tech startups. Experienced entrepreneur responsible for millions in equity-raised capital, IPO exits, and acquisitions by publicly traded companies. Inventor of 55 patents encompassing semiconductors, 3D-graphics, computer architecture, networking protocols, and memory compression algorithms.

Matt Rohlik

Matt Rohlik

Managing Director — Farms & Strategic Partnerships

Experienced farmer, rancher, and precision agriculture expert with over 15 years specializing in equipment at John Deere and remote sensing at Taranis, Inc.

John McEntire

John McEntire

Director of Communications

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

Product Experience Director

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.

Jessica Schenkman

Jessica Schenkman

Data Analyst

Graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Mathematics, having focused her studies on Knot Theory and its applications in cyber security and quantum computing. 

Meet the advisors

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.

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.

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