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meet

our team

Meet the folks that work hard every day to deliver an amazing product and service to you.

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ROBERT CLAYPOOL

Creator

Robert grew up in a household supported by a “mom and pop” business which inspired his appreciation for entrepreneurship. At an early age, he learned the importance of great customer service, and has turned these early lessons into a passion that is exuded in every business he works with. His focus on sustainable business processes highlights the importance of the customer experience. This holds true whether the customer is the public or an internal department.

Robert has evolved into an expert on system processes and documentation and has developed multiple proprietary tools to enhance business efficiency which have been deployed across industries including oil and gas production and transportation, aviation, and web development.

In addition to his creation of KAStrack, Robert has also invested in and helped to create concepts such as Day Flier, Co-Funded, and Gulf Coast Aviation.

Robert holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

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mary bourg

Senior Manager

Mary was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and now lives on the Northshore with her husband and two young girls. She has experience in many different industries including healthcare, real estate, and insurance, but graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness. However, she found her niche in Business Management when she started working for Gulf Coast Aviation in 2015.

Starting as the Office Manager at Gulf Coast Aviation, she was quickly promoted to General Manager and then Director of Operations. While improving and growing the flight school, she started working as a QA/QC Tester for KAStrack in 2018. She used her management skills to quickly develop her position into overseeing development, design, testing, sales, customer service, and implementation.

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Ben holness

Senior Web Developer

Ben Holness graduated from Birmingham University (UK) in 1997 with a B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. He worked as a programmer for Nortel Networks from 1997-2001, developing and testing switching and VOIP products, before joining a startup company providing SMS services as the lead developer.

From 2005-2011, Ben worked as a consultant providing SMS and web programming services to multiple clients. From 2011-present, Ben moved to New Orleans to work with Computers, Communications, And Controls developing blue sky web applications.

Ben helped lay the foundation at the initial meeting of KAStrack. A year later, KAStrack became his primary focus, but he still finds time to maintain and improve his existing products as well as developing new ones.

 

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jon darvill

Senior Web Developer

Jon Darvill co-founded Mindlark, a full stack web development company, in 2012.  Mindlark has built web applications for businesses and NGOs in areas ranging from ride sharing to humanitarian demining operations.

Before creating Mindlark, Jon was a tech lead in Artificial Intelligence and Bio-inspired Computing at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Labs where he led research and development projects in machine learning, robotics, computer vision, brain modeling, and semantic web technologies. Jon received his B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics in 2004 and M.Eng in Computer Science in 2005 from Cornell University.

Jon was part of the initial meeting of KAStrack with Ben and Robert when the framework was being announced. He continues to provide input and guidance into the development.

Ask him about his dogs, cryptocurrency, how brains work, and growing up in Hawaii.

 

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rebecca wells

Software QA/QC Tester

Rebecca moved from Lafayette, LA, where she lived for 11 years, to return to college for a Business Administration degree at University of New Orleans. She was hired as an office assistant for Gulf Coast Aviation in October 2018. She now lives in Metairie while attending school at UNO. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring, traveling, and being an avid dog lover.

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kelly besse

Software QA/QC Tester

Kelly received her bachelor of science in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. She has worked in commercial nuclear recruiting and bulk petroleum coke handling. During her time in refining, her focus was on safety and OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. She was specifically drawn to KAStrack because of its applications in industrial safety.

interested in joining the team?

Check out our Careers page for open positions or send your resume to hr@kastrack.com