The perfect team of technologists and practitioners.
Will McClintock, Director
Will is originally from East Lansing, Michigan, and has studied Biology (B.S., Earlham College), Behavioral Ecology (M.S., University of Cincinnati), Psychology (M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute) and Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology (Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara). He has worked in over a dozen countries to support marine spatial planning in the form of stakeholder-friendly decision support tools.
Grace Goldberg, Projects Manager
Grace Goldberg coordinates lab activities, and serves as an interface between the lab and collaborators. She is trained as a scientist, interested in research questions that include human users in marine ecosystems, with relevance to spatial management and real conservation goals. Grace received her M.S. in Marine Systems and Conservation from Stanford University, completing a thesis on sea turtle spatial dynamics to inform sustainable development. She spent time at Hopkins Marine Station as a scientific diver, and in the Earth Systems Program, which focuses on interdisciplinary environmental problem solving, systems thinking, and communication.
Chad Burt, Lead Developer
As Lead Developer, Chad Burt is responsible for the design and development of web applications created by the McClintock Lab. Chad led the development of the MarineMap decision support tool, and has created innovative data visualization applications for the National Park Service, PISCO, and Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. He also contributed content for the launch of Ocean in Google Earth. Chad received a B.A. in Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara College of Creative Studies program, and spent time as a research diver before joining the McClintock Lab.
Todd Bryan, Senior Developer
Todd Bryan works on the design and implementation of SeaSketch. He has extensive experience in commercial software development, having served as tech lead for GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar at Citrix Online. He was also one of the initial employees at the cloud computing firm RightScale.
Dan Yocum, Geospatial Developer
As the spatial analyst for SeaSketch, Dan Yocum is responsible for translating the analytical needs of clients to the geoprocessing reports produced within SeaSketch. He also serves as the liason between the Sustainable Fisheries Group and SeaSketch, helping to integrate the data and models produced within each organization. Dan has a background that spans academic and professional work in software engineering and earth and environmental sciences. After receiving a Master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Human-Computer Interaction, Dan spent a decade as a software engineer at a variety of start-ups, creating intuitive and easy to use software. He recently received a Masters of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UCSB.