Who We Are

Scientists, Technologists, Communicators

Our Team

The First Street team is made up of some of the most talented and passionate people working in data science and geographic information systems, as well as digital media and communications. These cutting-edge scientists, technologists and communicators are wholly committed to defining the flood risks America faces today and into the future.

Sara Chadwick

Vice President, Audience Development

Ziyan Chu

GIS Programmer

Carolyn Costello

Director of Communications

Kayla Dorval

Data and Office Assistant

Matthew Eby

Executive Director

Colleen Ensor

Marketing Associate

Neil Freeman

GIS Developer

Sharai Lewis-Gruss

GIS Specialist

Steven McAlpine

Head of Data Science

Dr. Jeremy Porter

Academic Data Consultant

Leilani Rose

Copywriter & Editor

Nathan Rosler

Director of Design

Daniel Seripap

Director of Web Development

Katrina Skovan

Graphic Designer

Dr. Marco Tedesco

Academic Data Consultant

Miguel Vacas

Web Developer

Gabriel Zarate

Web Developer

Our Advisory Board

First Street's elite advisory board is made up of thoughtful leaders and strategists with extensive industry knowledge and experience. They work with the First Street team to guide and shape the foundation's strategic direction.

Cameron Clayton

CEO & GM, The Weather Company

Trevor Houser

Partner, Rhodium Group

Keith Pardy

Founder, Heart and Soul Inc.

Vadim Polikov

Founder and CEO, Legends of Learning