Our Team

​We're a powerful team of researchers, innovators, authors, award winners, mathematicians, PhDs, industrial advisors, information scientists, geo-miners, physicists, professors, managers, designers, volunteers, and more.  The work of the Institute team is often supplemented by accomplished faculty researchers and outstanding students, keeping costs down and providing excellent real-world learning experiences.

​​Tim Pletcher, Director of Applied Research


Jim Mentele, Senior Research Fellow
Luba Fishman, Research Analyst
Joseph Pomerville, Research Analyst

Imad Haidar, Rese​arch Analyst - Predictive Modeler​
Marianne Brown, Research Associate

Ashley McFall, Research Associate

Ben Worsley, Research Associate

Jessica Hempel, Research Associate

Jordan Gumm, Research Associate

​​Melissa Egeler, Marketing Research Associate

Nick Rensel, Research Associate​

Ryan Goodwin, Research Associate