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…

Susannah Hartlove Joins Zekiah’s GIS Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Susannah Hartlove to our Geospatial Engineering team! Susannah, who prefers to go by “Sue”, was born in Charles County, MD, but has lived in several states in the region including PA, VA, and WV. She received a BS degree in Agribusiness Management and Rural Development, a BA degree in Language, Literature, and Linguistics, and an MS degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, all from West Virginia University (WVU). During her time at WVU, Sue was a four-year member of the Women’s Rowing Team and a graduate Assistant Coach to…

Tony Bramell Joins Zekiah’s Information Technology Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Tony Bramell to the team. Tony is a true local, born and raised in Charles County, Maryland. He headed to the Eastern Shore to earn his BS degree in Computer Science from Salisbury University. Since then, he has honed his IT skills supporting a variety of industries such as construction, technology, and banking. His hobbies include science, history, and anything on TV that he can learn from watching. He also enjoys fishing and herpetology. Tony brings vital new skillsets to Zekiah and said he’s “looking forward to using my…
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