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We are dedicated, collaborative, innovative, and just as important, we’re fun to work with. At the end of the workday, our interests extend far beyond technical environments. We are hikers, bikers, gamers, readers, parents, pet lovers, volunteers, sports fans, bakers, musicians, and more.

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  • Tasha Jackson

    Tasha Jackson

    Service Area Lead, GIS

    Tasha is an accomplished GIS professional with nearly two decades of experience in the field, currently serving as the GIS...

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    Tasha Jackson

    Tasha Jackson

    Service Area Lead, GIS

    Anchorage, Alaska,

    Tasha is an accomplished GIS professional with nearly two decades of experience in the field, currently serving as the GIS Service Area Lead at Resource Data. Her career began with a focus on GIS analysis, eventually evolving into a leadership role where she has steered over 200 IT, GIS, and engineering projects to success across Alaska, Oregon, and Idaho. A testament to her expertise and strategic approach, Tasha has played a pivotal role in the expansion and excellence of Resource Data’s GIS services. Her favorite project involved managing a GIS Portfolio for a local county, turning a daunting list of over 90 web application ideas from various business groups into a streamlined, prioritized GIS Portfolio Management System.

    Outside of her professional life, Tasha enjoys engaging in activities that offer relaxation and a bit of competition, participating in both an axe throwing and a golf league. Despite missing the dramatic landscapes of Alaska and Washington, Tasha appreciates her new small, college-town in Michigan for its family-friendly atmosphere and its easy access to outdoor activities. A favorite memory for Tasha comes from her college days, where she spent six weeks in Costa Rica collecting GIS data for national parks, an experience that was both challenging and enriching, marked by encounters with the local wildlife and natural hazards.

    A few of Tasha's favorite things

    • Food Mexican
    • Music 90’s and 2000’s Hits
    • Video Game Candy Crush
    • Board Game Mancala
    • Movie Fried Green Tomatoes
    • Book Dystopian genre
    • Place to Travel Anywhere hot
  • Rick Busch

    Rick Busch

    Service Area Lead, Data Engineering

    With over 20 years of experience in IT, including owning two IT consulting companies prior to joining Resource Data in...

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    Rick Busch

    Rick Busch

    Service Area Lead, Data Engineering

    Portland, OR

    With over 20 years of experience in IT, including owning two IT consulting companies prior to joining Resource Data in 2016, Rick is a seasoned project manager, data engineer, and architect. His work focuses on guiding clients from traditional to cloud-based data storage solutions, leveraging his expertise and certifications, especially in Snowflake.

    For Rick, working in the Portland Branch “is a stimulating blend of working with great minds, engaging with a varied spectrum of clients, and soaking in Portland’s cultural richness.” When not shuffling data at the office, Rick enjoys life on his flower and lavender farm in Yamhill, OR, mowing grass, chopping wood, cutting trails, and otherwise tending his crops. He cherishes his role in the company and the lifestyle it enables, both professionally and personally on his farm.

    A few of Rick's favorite things

    • Food “Fastest burrito in town” from the food truck on the corner
    • Music Jazz
    • Video Game Galaga
    • Board Game Chess
    • Movie Repo Man
    • Book Snowcrash
    • Local Restaurant Lechon
    • Sports Team Timbers
  • Alvin Morris

    Alvin Morris

    Systems Engineer

    Living in the quiet neighborhood of Wasilla, Alaska, Alvin finds joy in the peaceful surroundings and the close-knit community. Growing...

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    Alvin Morris

    Alvin Morris

    Systems Engineer

    Anchorage, AK

    Living in the quiet neighborhood of Wasilla, Alaska, Alvin finds joy in the peaceful surroundings and the close-knit community. Growing up in Northwestern Alaska, in the small village of Noorvik, he has always appreciated the tranquility of his home state.

    At Resource Data, Alvin thrives on the varied projects and the constant engagement with different technologies, some of which he has never touched before. The challenge of choosing a favorite project is a testament to the diverse and interesting work he’s involved in. What keeps him at Resource Data? The people he works with and the office atmosphere they’ve created, especially as the hub for the Systems Engineering team.

    When not working, you’ll most likely find him immersed in a book, adding to his collection, or experimenting with home-brewed beer and mead. He’s even considering venturing into winemaking!

    A few of Alvin's favorite things

    • Food Pizza or Steak
    • Music Mostly rock music
    • Video game Eve online
    • Board game Not a board game, but he plays Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer 40k
    • Movie The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    • Local restaurant The Grape Tap in Wasilla
    • Sports team Inter Miami, especially since Messi joined the MLS
    • Place to travel/vacation Homer, AK, a favorite for camping and beach time with the family
  • Martha Childs

    Martha Childs

    HR Manager

    Martha loves Resource Data’s culture. She works remotely from Tennessee but feels connected through her interactions across the company. When...

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    Martha Childs

    Martha Childs

    HR Manager

    Anchorage, AK

    Martha loves Resource Data’s culture. She works remotely from Tennessee but feels connected through her interactions across the company. When not working, she likes to explore Tennessee’s cave systems and visit the Smokey Mountains National Park. She appreciates living in the country with a view of the Pigeon River and Smokey Mountains, yet is within driving distance to destinations like Gatlinburg, Knoxville, and Nashville, Tennessee. When not exploring, she gives back to her community by participating in events like the Tennessee Tree day where she planted 15 native seedlings—some she is proud to share are still thriving! 

    A few of Martha's favorite things

    • Food BBQ Chicken
    • Music Steel Drum, new style Country and of course Rock ‘n Roll!
    • Movie Avatar: The Way of the Water
    • Book Anything mystery or crime
    • Local restaurant Buddy's Barbeque
    • Vacation destination Florida
  • Dave Saleh

    Dave Saleh

    Sr. GIS Programmer

    Dave loves working with data and performing spatial analysis to create beautiful maps and solve problems for his clients in...

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    Dave Saleh

    Dave Saleh

    Sr. GIS Programmer

    Houston, TX

    Dave loves working with data and performing spatial analysis to create beautiful maps and solve problems for his clients in a wide range of industries. After working in the mortgage industry, he went back to school for a degree in geography and joined Resource Data in 2013 as a GIS programmer/analyst. He’s a native Texan, but during a three-year stint living in Jakarta, Indonesia in the 1990s, he turned his childhood soccer hobby into a full-blown passion playing for the Jakarta International School and traveling all over southeast Asia.

    A few of Dave’s favorite things

    • Food Ice-cream (Mint chocolate chip)
    • Game (video, board, etc) Tetris
    • Book True Romance
    • Movie True Romance
    • Local restaurant Hutchins BBQ
    • Sports team Dallas Mavericks
    • Vacation destination Bali, Indonesia
  • Pivo

    Pivo

    Portland Mascot

    He loves pets, ear scratches, and bacon. He’s Pivo, the Portland branch manager…ahem, mascot. Pivo hangs out in the Portland...

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    Pivo

    Pivo

    Portland Mascot

    He loves pets, ear scratches, and bacon. He’s Pivo, the Portland branch manager…ahem, mascot. Pivo hangs out in the Portland branch saying hi and brightening the day of everyone he encounters. Throw a ball for him or slip him a treat and you’ll have a buddy for life. Fun fact His name means beer in Czech.

    A few of Pivo’s favorite things

    • Food Bacon
    • Game Chasing balls
    • Resource Data project My favorite is when I get to greet the clients, new candidates, and employees when they come in the office.
  • Doug Ruppert

    Doug Ruppert

    Sr. Project Manager

    Celebrating 28 years with Resource Data, Doug continues to thrive on challenging work and the dynamic atmosphere. Doug credits the...

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    Doug Ruppert

    Doug Ruppert

    Sr. Project Manager

    Houston, TX

    Celebrating 28 years with Resource Data, Doug continues to thrive on challenging work and the dynamic atmosphere. Doug credits the Houston team’s expertise and collaborative spirit as a significant contribution to our company’s success. He particularly enjoyed a project that integrated GIS with a cost model for adjustments based on alignment changes, offering a fascinating and rewarding cost analysis approach. Outside of work, you can find Doug enjoying remodeling projects like the restoration of a 1974 Porsche 911, which has been a decade in the making! He also loves spending time on the water, whether it’s boating, wakeboarding, or surfing.

    A few of Doug's favorite things:

    • Food Sushi, particularly from a remarkable establishment in Katy, TX, that imports fresh fish from Japan weekly.
    • Music Classic rock and metal remain my musical preferences.
    • Movie The exhilarating flying sequences in "Top Gun Maverick" left an impression on me.
    • Book My recent dive into some of Tom Clancy's older books revealed the intriguing parallels between his narratives and the contemporary world.
    • Travel The allure of the Caribbean has captured my heart, with a recent cruise from London to Miami adding a unique twist to my travel experiences.
  • Emily Blattmachr

    Emily Blattmachr

    Sr. Proposal Writer

    Emily is a born and raised Alaskan. She loves the beautiful mountains, friendly people, glittering waterways, soul-restoring views, and urban...

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    Emily Blattmachr

    Emily Blattmachr

    Sr. Proposal Writer

    Emily is a born and raised Alaskan. She loves the beautiful mountains, friendly people, glittering waterways, soul-restoring views, and urban wildlife that make Anchorage rugged and precious. As a senior proposal writer for Resource Data, she appreciates the company culture and flexibility, and enjoys collaborating with teammates to help our branches win new work. In her free time, she’s passionate about the benefits of natural products and makes beeswax candles and wax melts. She also loves reading, gardening, hiking, boating, and traveling, but no matter how far around the world she roams, she always misses the Chugach.

    A few of Emily’s favorite things

    • Food Anything that she didn’t have to prepare.
    • Music Hits, country, piano, and Christmas (hot on the heels of Thanksgiving)
    • Video game Call of Duty
    • Board game Cards Against Humanity
    • Movie Gladiator and Love Actually
    • Book The Call of the Wild
    • Local restaurant Moose’s Tooth (Avalanche pizza) and Suite 100 (Kickin’ Chicken)
    • Vacation destination Anywhere new and preferably sunny
  • Andrew Boulton

    Andrew Boulton

    Sr. Systems Engineer

    Finding a perfect fit at Resource Data, Andrew appreciates the company and its employees more than any other place he...

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    Andrew Boulton

    Andrew Boulton

    Sr. Systems Engineer

    Anchorage, AK

    Finding a perfect fit at Resource Data, Andrew appreciates the company and its employees more than any other place he has worked. The sense of belonging and the friendly, ego-free environment at Resource Data make it a special place for him. His favorite project so far? Assisting two Alaskan utilities with their merger, a task that brought both challenge and satisfaction.

    Andrew’s not just about work, though. Living in both the most northern and southern states in the US, he has developed a love for fishing, photography, and is currently delving into speaker build projects for home theater. Together with his wife, he’s part of a group that makes and delivers lasagnas to people in need. This act of community service reflects a compassionate side that resonates with his friendly demeanor at work.

    A few of Andrew's favorite things

    • Food Chinese
    • Music 80's hair metal
    • Video game Halo
    • Board game Monopoly
    • Movie The Man from Snowy River
    • Book The Wheel of Time series
    • Local restaurant Dunya, a Mediterranean restaurant
    • Sports team University of Georgia
    • Place to travel/vacation The Bahamas or Hawaii