Collectively, our group has over 50 years of GIS and cartographic experience. We have the ability to create complex, high-quality web and print-ready maps for a wide variety of applications, including real estate, marketing and media, urban/environmental planning, higher education and the entertainment industry.
Jay Foreman, a native of New York, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 and his Masters in Geography/Geographic Information Systems in 2000 from the University of Oklahoma. Jay has been producing print, web-ready and interactive maps his entire adult life, and has unsurpassed knowledge of the North American geographic and demographic landscape.
Jay’s first professional position as an independent contractor began in 2000 when he was hired by the San Francisco-based e-commerce site Hotwire.com to create and manage all GIS data and maps published on their web site. In 2002, Jay became the GIS Coordinator for a Bay Area seismic/geohazards firm of earth science consultants, where he built their GIS services from the ground up. Some of his GIS projects included geologic mapping, geohazard site assessment, seismic monitoring and spatial analysis. As GIS Coordinator, Jay mapped seismic hazards for state and federal agencies, as well as private industries.
Capitalizing on an immediate opportunity to produce maps on a much larger scale for the real estate industry, Jay founded Red Paw Technologies in 2003. By pooling the talents of former colleagues from the University of Oklahoma as well as other talented and creative individuals, Red Paw Technologies is now in its 19th year and continues to produce the highest quality map products available.
Jay Foreman lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three cats. Jay is an avid hiker, skier, weight trainer and pet lover who enjoys the precious few moments of the day when he’s unplugged from technology.
Kelly Pereira is a Massachusetts native, transplanted to Colorado at an early age. Kelly has 25 years of design experience originating in the analog world of offset printing and evolving into the world of digital design. As a Creative Director Kelly has been responsible for leading creative teams in the production of large format graphics, branding, and the engineering of commercial and custom one-off vehicle graphics. While a design engineer Kelly worked closely with some of the world’s top manufacturing companies to innovate new methods of capturing three-dimensional data to ultimately be used for design.
When not pushing pixels for work Kelly has a passion for photography, exploring the world and raising his three children.
A native of Oklahoma City, Todd Fagin is a mapping professional with more than ten years experience in the GIS profession. Todd received a Bachelors of Art in Letters from the University of Oklahoma in 1993. He returned to the University of Oklahoma in 1997 in order to pursue studies in Geography. After completing the equivalent of a second Bachelors and a Master’s in Geography, he completed his PhD in 2008.
Todd’s mapping career began in 1998 as an intern in the GIS Division at the City of Norman, Oklahoma. Since that time, Todd has worked as a GIS/mapping professional in a number of capacities, as a GIS instructor at the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Moore-Norman Technology Center, and as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and a visiting assistant professor at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Todd currently holds the position of GIS Specialist and Senior Cartographer at Red Paw Technologies, while continuing to teach at both OCCC and OU. In addition to map design, Todd is interested in web-based GIS applications, database management, enterprise GIS solutions, GIS database design, GIS education and outreach, biogeography, landscape ecology, and natural resource management.
Andrea Holton is a proud Colorado native. Raised in Colorado Springs, she moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder. There, she earned her undergraduate degrees in Geography (with a focus on GIS) and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She has more than 3 years of professional experience working in the GIS space. Andrea’s enthusiasm for GIS inspired her to be a teaching assistant for various GIS courses at CU, and to share her valuable knowledge as a GIS consultant for multiple on-campus labs. Post graduation, she utilized these skills to bring GIS services to Bryce Canyon National Park for the first time in the park’s history. Andrea successfully assisted the Resource Management Division in their efforts to collect highly accurate data in one of the nation’s most remote and sensitive environments.
Andrea currently lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and volunteering at local animal shelters.
Kate Parnell is a New York native, currently obtaining her business degree at CU Boulder with a focus in finance and accounting to further pursue a career in risk-based forecasting and planning. She looks to establish roots in the west, has experience as an administrative assistant for a commercial real estate financing firm and is currently responsible for marketing and communication at Red Paw Technologies.
Additionally, Kate runs a small business making custom CD covers and teaches Lego-based STEM enrichment classes to elementary students after school. In her free time, she loves to hike the Flatirons, read outside and rewatch episodes of The Office.