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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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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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sean edwards

Project Manager

Although born in Texas, Sean has spent the majority of his life living in Indiana. He joined KAStrack remotely as a Software Tester in June 2020, and has served as the Project Manager since November 2021.

In 2016, Sean co-founded Purdue Goalball, the first student organization for the Paralympic sport at Purdue University, and hosted two open tournaments in 2016 and 2017 that featured competition from across the Midwest. Sean’s background in sports led him to join a technical help desk that serviced the online LMSs of two national sports education providers from August 2018 to July 2021.

From April to November of 2019, Sean was the Lead Test Engineer for the digital audio workstation ezmuze, providing design input and quality assurance for the ezmuze 3.0 project.

In his free time, Sean enjoys playing games with his friends and family, watching St. Louis Blues hockey, and finding new tunes for his absurdly large rock and electronic music collections.

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Giuseppe Volpicella

Front-End UI/UX Developer

Originally from Italy, Giuseppe holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Bari (Italy) and an M.Sc. in User-Centered Design from City University London (UK).

He has 15 years experience crafting user-centered digital products using the right mix of design, UX best practices, and the latest front-end frameworks.

He started his career working as a web designer back when CSS wasn’t a thing to then transition to being a SAP Consultant in Milan.

He then decided to go back to his passion for web development and move to London, where he worked for a fintech digital agency as a Lead UX Engineer.

Since then, he has visited 30 countries, lived the digital nomad lifestyle in Southeast Asia and moved to Sydney (AU) for one year, where he worked for Carnival Cruises and Yahoo!.

Giuseppe has now been a freelancer for the past 7 years, helping clients around the world, ranging from startups to FT500s.

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amaris brown

Software QA/QC Tester

Amaris Brown graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Graphic Information Technology. This degree gave her knowledge of both digital design and graphic design. She originally studied Animal Science at Penn State University before switching to her other passions for art, animation, and design at Arizona State. In 2020, she interned with a startup company doing QA testing for their game engine, also giving them suggestions for improvements which they were able to incorporate in their updates. Amaris has also used her high attention to detail in transcription, test scoring, and more.

She joined KAStrack in the fall of 2021 as a tester and continues to search for bugs. In her free time, she enjoys creating and practicing art and design, as well as baking, playing games with friends, and caring for her fish tank.

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jon darvill

Senior Development Consultant

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.

interested in joining the team?

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