Zekiah Navigates Virtual Internship with Summer Intern Tammy Dam

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Summer Intern Tammy Dam to the team. Zekiah typically hosts a robust summer internship program but things are a little different this year. The summer of 2019 marked our most successful year with a record four interns across multiple fields. One of which even found a permanent home with us after being hired in September at the close of the internship. 2020 brought us a new set of challenges to create a virtual internship program that builds valuable skills and allows for appropriate mentoring while also observing COVID 2019 guidelines for health…

David Rich Joins Zekiah’s Software Development Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome David Rich to our software development team. Mr. Rich is our newest veteran hire (read more on the benefits to hiring veterans in AFSA’s Spring 2020 magazine, page 28) and we’re excited to have been able to implement new on-boarding procedures to continue hiring during the COVID-19 quarantine. After serving in the Navy Mr. Rich attended Capital Institute of Technology in Maryland and then Johns Hopkins/APL to get his master’s degree. In a vain attempt to “get out of the city” Mr. Rich moved to Stafford Virginia where he has spent…

Zekiah Awarded DHS Contract to Continue WAMS Support

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. was recently awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract through the General Services Administration Multiple Award Schedule (GSA MAS) (formerly GSA Schedule 70 IT) contract vehicle. This DHS contract continues support to the Coast Guard Waterway Analysis & Management System (WAMS) effort. WAMS is an important effort for military, commercial, and the public sector. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) monitors, uses, and defends US waterways and coastal borders. USCG is also responsible for the maintenance of the vast network of maritime Aids To Navigation (ATONs). ATONs can include signage, buoys, lighthouses, and more. Some ATONS, such as the…

Jack Elder Joins Zekiah’s Software Development Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Jack Elder to our Software Development team! Jack grew up in Fredericksburg, VA and attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He graduated in 2017 with a BS in Computer Science. He is a self-proclaimed “jack-of-all-trades” (yes, we see what he did there) who loves finding new challenges and picking up, learning about, and trying new things. In addition to his professional work, Jack spends some of his free time developing independent projects focused on web scraping and data mining, Android app development, and Fitbit app development. He’s especially proud…

Kate Soliven Joins Zekiah’s Software Development Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Kate Soliven to our Software Development team! Kate comes to us from Virginia, but she has also lived in California and South Carolina. She studied at George Mason University where she received an undergraduate in Management Information Systems and a minor in Information Technology. She expanded on her university education by attending Coding Dojo, where, among other accomplishments, she took 2nd Place in their Hackathon. Kate has also taken courses for Certified Ethical Hackers and is part of the DC Capital Code group. The group focuses on helping coding boot…

Ashton Spencer Joins Zekiah’s Software Development Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ashton Spencer to our Software Development team! Mr. Spencer is originally from the West Coast, Camarillo California, and comes from a military family. He’s lived in multiple states during his youth but now calls Virginia home. Ashton has served his country for the last 6 years as a member of the Air National Guard. Through his time with the Air National Guard and personal time Ashton has discovered and fed his love for travel, both in the country and out. The current tally of places he has visited is: 17…

Zekiah Zombies: Trunk-or-Treating at Caledon State Park

Several Zekiah team members attended Caledon State Park’s annual Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event on October 26th. A trunk or treat is an event where adults decorate the back of their cars for Halloween, bring loads of candy, and park in a parking lot for kids to “trick or treat”. This event is a blast for all involved. For the adults: Show off your creativity and compete for the coveted Best Trunk AwardSee hundreds of trick or treaters in one placeEvent usually lasts for / limited to 2 or so hoursPeople who don’t live in neighborhoods, live…

Maria Heath Joins Zekiah’s Database Development Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Maria Heath to our Database Development team! Ms. Heath is a native Southern Marylander, hailing from our very own Charles County. She has since moved to the Northern Neck of Virginia where she has raised her family, German Shepherd dog, and multiple cats. Though she doesn’t currently have any horses, they were her main reason for moving to Virginia (Virginia is for horse lovers!), a passion shared by several other Zekiah employees! Maria earned her BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland University College (recently renamed…

Zachary Johnson Joins Zekiah’s Software Development Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Zachary Johnson to our software development team! This name may already be familiar to our followers since Zach interned with us both last summer and this summer. Upon completion of his degree from the University of Mary Washington in May and the Zekiah Technologies Controls System (ZTCS) internship this summer, we were excited to offer him a full time permanent position. During Zach’s 2018 internship he wrote our insights piece “Why work at Zekiah Technologies?” We introduced Zach for the 2019 internship in our company news piece “Zekiah…

Kevin Manion Joins Zekiah’s GIS Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Kevin Manion to our Geospatial Engineering team! Mr. Manion is a native Marylander, growing up in the Annapolis area and attending college at the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating with a degree in Geographical Sciences, his professional interests turned to GIS and front-end development and he states “I am looking forward to supporting Zekiah in those areas.” When Mr. Manion is away from his computer keyboard, he likes to be in front of a piano keyboard! He’s been performing as part of an ensemble in the…