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July 2014  
Blog Highlights Permanent Link
Bill Whorton
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Bill Whorton is a web developer focused on creating rich, responsive web experiences. He has a diverse background of technical and non-technical experience in nearly every aspect of software development. Bill handles front and back-end web development for the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) suite of websites. In his spare time he writes short fiction, brews beer, and plays too many video games. He lives in Eastport with his wife, Amy, his dogs Carmen and Jack, and his cats Indy and Hambone.

Jamieson Colburn
Jamieson cheering on the Bruins at Fenway Park.
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Jamieson has joined IAN supporting the CBP as their Cloud Architect. Prior to his role at CBP, Jamieson had been working as a contracted Systems Engineer for ARINC/Rockwell Collins developing internal tools for their network team, and consulting on latency sensitive applications, network management, and security compliance. At CBP, Jamieson is tasked with the migration and redesign of existing network infrastructure to leverage cloud technologies, with the end goal of providing CBP with an elastic computing environment that is capable of scaling to their future needs. In his free time, Jamieson enjoys working on open-source software and electronics projects.

Rebecca Murphy
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Rebecca Murphy joins IAN working at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office examining trends in water quality data. Rebecca earned her PhD from Johns Hopkins where her research involved implementing spatial interpolation to analyze long-term trends in hypoxia and stratification in Chesapeake Bay. She studied at Cornell University for her undergraduate and masters degrees. She has worked in the environmental consulting field in sediment remediation and water quality studies using statistics, GIS, and dynamic modeling tools. Rebecca enjoys identifying and linking the right mix of analysis tools, models, and data to examine environmental problems and is eager to apply these skills to identifying trends and changes in the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Originally from North Carolina, she has lived in Maryland for seven years and loves being so close to the water and learning more about the Bay every day.

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Zach is a designer who is passionate about the details. He loves to innovate and craft beautifully simple designs. A graduate from The Art Institute of Washington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, he combines elements of traditional print design with a love of typography to create interactive and engaging online experiences. Zach is joining the IAN/CBP team as a web designer, responsible for the user interaction and user experience of the Chesapeake Bay Program website, web applications, and mobile products. Previously, Zach worked as a designer on the United States Army web team. Born and raised in Maryland, Zach loves to travel. When not at work, he might be outside gardening, playing board games, and/or spending time with his family. He loves coffee, making people laugh, and enjoying the occasional nap (just not at work, of course).

On the Horizon Permanent Link
IAN will be represented at the annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum taking place at USFWS National Conservation Training Center in September 2014.
The Integration & Application Network is an initiative of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
Further information: www.ian.umces.edu