David Osti

  • Role: Founder, President, 34 North and Project Lead
  • Education: B.S., Landscape Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

As a lead Visualization Cartographer of 34 North David has worked for more than 15 years with the Water Resources division of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Department of Water Resources and the Calfed state and federal water conservation program, Parsons Infrastructure, Water Education Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey, and more. David Osti and his team, have nearly a decade of experience with GIS related issues involving mapping, project visualization, water quality, reliability, and management of California’s natural resources using technology. David’s projects include Frank Tracts Salinity Animation, A Calfed projects database, restoration animations, plan view maps and websites.

Amye Mueller

  • Founder, Role: CEO, 34 North
  • Education: B.A., Political Science and Economics UC Santa Barbara, MBA , MIS California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Amye Mueller is responsible for bringing OpenNRM natural resource management GIS collaboration suite to market as well as build a vibrant open source community. OpenNRM is a platform for all stakeholders including resource managers, policy makers, scientists, ecologists, engineers, educators and the public to collaborate, project manage, share documents, view science and share knowledge. An open, collaborative and interoperable platform will enable resource managers and stakeholders to address the difficult resource challenges ahead while freeing up significant financial resources for on the ground projects that will save our environment. OpenNRM Enterprise is currently used to manage collaborative efforts between USGS, CALFED, MWD, and DWR in the California Delta. Before joining 34 North in 2007, Amye was an executive producer of entertainment websites for Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Artisan, Sundance and Cartoon Network. Other positions include Dega, Director of Product Development for Ford Motor Company, Acura, GM and Trane as well a serving 3 years with the State Department in Germany and Spain analyzing emerging technologies and their effect on American industry.

Nathan Hemenway

  • Founder, Role: Lead Visual Scientist/Chief Technology Officer
  • Education: Science Master degree from the MIT Department of Architecture‘s Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Nathan received his Science Master degree from the MIT Department of Architecture‘s Center for Advanced Visual Studies in 1991 where he researched computer models and methods of working with Geographic Information Systems, Computer Aided Drafting, and software systems.? ?Nathan spent eight years in Boston working on the design of educational software with the successful team Six Red Marbles where he concentrated efforts on working with the JAVA programming language in a Sun Solaris environment.? ?Working for DEEPBLU Studios and 34 North, Nathan engineered several Sundance Online Film Festivals: a fascinating multi-media project which showcases films and animations from all over the world. The project was a significant Content Management/delivery solution architected on the Microsoft .NET platform which integrated several diverse forms of online media: streaming video, FLASH, XML, and the core Microsoft technologies.? ?Nathan now works with 34 North where he has come full circle back to his roots of working with application development. He wears many hats over seeing the deployment of servers built on Open Source paradigms as well as the more popular Proprietary GIS systems from ESRI, and Autodesk. ? ?His research interests include exploring methods for the visual display of multi-dimensional data, WEB 2.0, and toying around with various sensor aware microprocessors and illustrating the results electronically.

Missy Reitner

  • Role: Creative Director
  • Education: B.A. Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

Before relocating to San Luis Obispo, Missy Reitner, creative director, worked as a designer and art director in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California, Missy worked in the music business and then moved into marketing and advertising. For over 13 years Missy has been creating identity packages, marketing materials, websites, interactive media and packaging for such clients as Disneyland, Seiko, Sundance Film Festival, Firestone Walker Brewery, Kompolt, Media Trust, California Children’s Health Initiative, Cal Poly Arts and First Five of San Luis Obispo.

Rob Stupay

  • Role: Web Programmer
  • Education: Masters in Architecture from MIT and B.A. in Art from Brown University

Rob Stupay has over 13 years of experience working in interactive media. As a Programmer, Rob writes Perl, XML, HTML, CSS, Flash, ActionScript, & PHP that synch with Postgre SQL databases. He has coded Flash Video Objects and built content management tools and as well as blogs. As an Information Designer, he has developed the rules and strategies for online games, architected user flows, built associated wire-frames, and designed database schemes. As a Graphic Designer, he has designed icons, map layers, hosts of websites, print, books, and multi-channel corporate identities. He has also storyboarded and built animations of graphics, cartoons and biological systems (specializing in nematodes) using Flash and 3d modeling tools. Projects and work experience include: Baydeltalive.com, Sundance.org, NBC Educational Initiative, NBC, The Silk Road Project, American Express, Starwood Hotels, NYU Dept of Developmental Biology. Before his interactive media career, he worked as an Architect in firms in Boston and New York City.

Greg Osti

  • Role: Director of Internet and Multimedia, 34 North
  • Education: B.S. Biology, University of California Los Angeles, 1989 Juris Doctor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law 1993

Mr. Osti has been the head of Internet and Multimedia development at 34 North for the past 6 years. As a web and multimedia developer, Mr. Osti has extensive experience using Shockwave, Macromedia Director, Lingo, Flash, PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, Oracle, JSP, HTML, DHTML, Java Script and CSS Mr. Osti is also a QuickTime developer who has produced animation and video segments for the History Channel. As a QuickTime developer, he has experience producing streaming QuickTime and QuickTime VR movies for the Internet, QScript interactive movies, QuickTime sprites, and wired QuickTime movies using Electrifier Pro and Live Stage. Mr. Osti is also experienced in the use of audio and video editing and compression tools such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Peak and Media Cleaner Pro. Mr Osti has been working with Metropolitan since 1998 where he provided web design, multimedia, programming, branding and graphic design services for the Diamond Valley Lake (www.dvl.com) project as a subconsultant of Parsons Infrastructure. He subsequently worked with MWD’s Web Team to design the Diamond Valley Lake section of the first version of Metropolitan’s corporate web site. For the past three years, he has worked closely with Metropolitan’s Web Team to help produce, amongst other things, MWD’s main corporate site (www.mwdh2o.com), People Interactive, Aqueduct Magazine, www.BeWaterwise.com and the online version of the Southern California Heritage Gardening Guide and 2003 Sundance Film Festival.