Our People

Zekiah has developed a strong reputation for getting the job done -- correctly, on time and within budget. This is 100% because of the expertise and dedication of our staff.

We currently staff around 35 employees.

Meet Our Partners:

Brianna Bowling, President

In 1998, Brianna Bowling started Zekiah Technologies in the basement of her home in La Plata, MD. A nearly lifelong resident of Southern Maryland, it was important to Ms. Bowling that she put the roots of her company in her hometown both so she had an opportunity to work locally but also she could provide the same for other local residents. A year after starting Zekiah, her husband Dan Bowling joined as a partner and then Steve Kuiper and Bill Dollins joined as partners respectively in 2000 and 2001.

As the President of Zekiah, Ms. Bowling's positive but realistic attitude towards her employees is a welcome approach that motivates and establishes expectations for success. Employees have a definite say in how the company is run and are instrumental in establishing procedures and approaches towards growth. A 1992 graduate of Goucher College in Baltimore, is an active partner in her community as well. She volunteers as the Vice President of the Extension Advisory Council, club leader in Charles County 4-H, coach for La Plata Youth Soccer Association, member of the Southern Maryland Women's League, cantor and lector for St. Ignatius Church, and riding coordinator for the Potomac Valley Dressage Association.

Daniel Bowling, Senior Vice President

Daniel Bowling is a Senior Vice President with Zekiah Technologies and has helped in leading the organization since 1999. He is a lead web systems engineer, and has developed numerous innovative system designs that have enabled clients to rapidly transition sensor integration, analytical modeling and data management environments to the collaborative web technologies. Some organizations that he has developed systems for include: Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Mission Assurance Division - Dahlgren, United States Secret Service and the Counter-Narco Terrorism Program Office.

Mr. Bowling created and led the web systems team for Booz Allen and Hamilton (BAH) supporting NAVAIR and the Patuxent River Naval Station. Within BAH, he developed systems supporting NAVAIR, Special Communications Requirements, White House Communications and Critical Infrastructure Assessment - Joint Program Office.

Mr. Bowling worked for Citicorp for eight years developing analytical models supporting revenue and pricing analysis. He also led development of web based banking within the multi-national organization.

Mr. Bowling is a graduate of Towson State University, with B.S. degree in Business Administration - Finance.

Bill Dollins, Senior Vice President

Bill Dollins joined Zekiah in 2001 as a Sr. Vice President and Partner. Mr. Dollins is a programmer with diverse experience in geospatial information systems, relational databases, and application development. His experience includes system design, software development, database development, data conversion and project management for commercial, defense and Federal customers. Mr. Dollins' primary focus over the course of his career has been the integration of geospatial tools and methodologies into mainstream information architectures. He has deep expertise with the ESRI ArcGIS platform as well as many open-source geospatial technologies.

Prior to joining Zekiah, Mr. Dollins was an Associate at Booz|Allen|Hamilton leading the implementation of geospatial tools for critical infrastructure protection. He writes the popular blog, "GeoMusings," covering topics related to GIS and software development and he has contributed code to open-source projects.

Mr. Dollins is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Steve Kuiper, Senior Vice President

Born and raised in beautiful northern New Jersey, Mr. Kuiper skipped town to attend Virginia Tech and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1989. His first job was with NSWC Port Hueneme division (Oxnard, California) where they sent him directly to the Dahlgren Division of NSWC in Virginia to bridge a gap between hardware and software expertise on the Aegis program. So, he never got the chance to live the California life-style or experience the earthquakes. After 6 years with Port Hueneme, he was transferred to a permanent position with the Aegis Combat Training Systems group in Dahlgren.

In 1997, he spent 18 months on detail to the Dahlgren Division's Executive Director's office (code D) and then took a job with J department. He was quickly promoted to branch head (J23). In October of 2000, Mr. Kuiper left the government and joined the then fledgling Zekiah Technologies, Inc. He and his wife Lisa have a daughter named Morgan who was born in November of 2002 and a second daughter, Claire, born in April 07. He enjoys playing soccer competitively, no limit poker tournaments, traveling, and snow skiing whenever he gets the chance (which isn't much anymore). He also dabbles with woodworking projects as time allows and spends too much time updating his house which was built and decorated in the late 40's.