Fall Fun with the Zekiah Team at Raven’s Crest

Zekiah was fortunate enough to have a clear, cool afternoon recently as we put on our annual Fall Harvest Gathering. The event was an opportunity for coworkers who have spent the past year working remotely to kick back, reconnect, enjoy a great meal and have some fun together. It also offered the opportunity for many employees who have started with Zekiah in recent months to meet their teammates safely in person for the first time. Festivities included a cornhole tournament, marshmallow roasting by the fire, and fresh oysters caught and prepared by Dan Bowling and…

Zekiah Receives 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Zekiah Technologies, Inc. as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. Zekiah earned the platinum award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. “The Hire Vets Program is doing integral work to raise awareness and appreciation for the importance of supporting…

Newell (ND) Jones Joins Software Development Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Newell (ND) Jones to our Software Development Team. ND graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a concentration in Illustrative Art. After graduating he worked in graphic design and animation, then transitioned into multimedia application programming, website development, and eventually, software programming. He is now focusing on software development for Zekiah. In his free time, ND enjoys playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, hiking & fishing. Newell is very excited to bring his experience to the Zekiah Team. ND’s supervisor, Joshua Thomas said, “I think he will be…

Emily Schachtman Joins Zekiah’s Administrative Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Emily Schachtman to our Administrative Team. Emily hails from southern New Jersey, across the river from Philadelphia. After graduating from Rutgers University, she set out to put her English major and Cultural Anthropology minor to good use by teaching English as a foreign language in Eastern Europe, South America, and Asia. While abroad she also served as a Peace Corps volunteer and since returning to the United States, she's served twice as a volunteer for AmeriCorps. She has a love for language and learning that she thinks will…

Allen Trawick Joins Zekiah’s Software Development Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Allen Trawick to our Software Development Team! Like many Zekiah team members, Allen is from the Southern Maryland area. He’s an alumnus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he received his BS in Information Systems Management. His previous projects have supported the Naval Research Lab, Office of Naval intelligence, and NASA. Allen enjoys reading, playing golf, and spending time with his family, including his granddaughter. Roller coasters are also one of Allen’s interests. In particular, he prefers steel coasters over wooden ones because he loves the speed. He…

Ethan Chung Joins Zekiah’s Summer Internship Program

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ethan Chung to our 2021 Summer Internship Program! Ethan comes from Southern Maryland and is currently attending UMBC to get a degree in Computer Science. He has previously taken part in Dahlgren’s (NSWCDD) Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) summer internship and the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center’s Volunteen Program with their engineering department. Ethan has also participated in the 4-H Robotics program for many years and held multiple leadership positions such as President and Treasurer during his time. We are excited for Ethan to continue building upon his internship experiences with Zekiah.…

Zekiah Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

May brings about warm weather, fresh flowers, and outdoor recreation here in Southern Maryland. This year it is especially heartening to begin our return to normalcy amidst the rising numbers of fully vaccinated people within our community. One event to remember in May is Military Appreciation Month. Congress designated May as Military Appreciation Month in 1999, which makes this the 22nd year of celebration, although many of the individual days (such as Memorial Day) have been around far longer. Some important days to note are: May 1, 2021 – Loyalty Day: Loyalty day is celebrated the 1st of May.…

Allen Woods Joins Zekiah’s Software Engineering Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Allen Woods to our Software Engineering team! Allen is a Virginia native, where he grew up, went to college, and currently lives. Virginia Commonwealth University is Allen’s Alma Mater, where he graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering. He’s currently working on his MS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. In addition to his schooling and work, Allen found the time to join the Army Reserves where he served for 6 years. He noted that he met some interesting characters and had a pretty good time while he was in and the insight…

Ari Del Castillo Joins Zekiah’s IT Support Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ari Del Castillo to our Information Technology Support team! Ari grew up in the Stafford, VA area and moved to Collegedale, TN to attend Southern Adventist University. A fun memory Ari has of his time at Southern is waking up to the smell of fresh pastries every morning. This is due to the Southern campus being adjacent to the McKee Foods headquarters which produces Little Debbie, Sovex, and Sunbelt products and was founded by a Southern alumnus. The company and the school have a long, mutually beneficial history together. After college, Ari became a…

Lori Sinclair Joins Zekiah’s Administrative Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Lori Sinclair to our Administrative team! Lori is a true Southern Maryland native. She was born on a tobacco farm in Allen’s Fresh, a remarkable tidal marsh at the southern end of the Zekiah Swamp Natural Environmental Area, from which Zekiah takes its name. She still resides in the Southern Maryland area and has raised two children here with her husband of 25 years. Lori graduated from the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, with a degree in Business. After nearly a decade in the workforce, she eventually took time away to raise her…
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