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…

Zekiah Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

I am both humbled and proud to be celebrating Zekiah’s 20th anniversary, which is a significant milestone that few small businesses achieve. We’re grateful for the hard work and dedication of our employees who have built a solid foundation for Zekiah to continue to grow. We’re equally grateful for the loyalty of our customers and partners who have put their trust in our team to support their missions. Our history serves as a guide, which we use to navigate present and future opportunities to continue the success of Zekiah. - Zekiah President, Steve Bowling Grilled Cheese Connections…

Troy Thompson Joins Zekiah’s Software Engineering Team

Zekiah Technologies, Inc. is pleased to welcome Troy Thompson to our Software Engineering team!  In 2015, Mr. Thompson graduated from West Virginia University where he received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. After graduating, Mr. Thompson returned to his hometown of King George, VA where he now resides with his two year old dog, an energetic medium-sized mixed breed named Denali. Mr. Thompson loves nature and spends as much of his free time outdoors as he can. He is an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to baseball. In his free time, Mr. Thompson…