John Maylie – President
John Maylie is the co-founder and inventor of Crisis Track. John has been a leader in the GIS industry for over 20 years with experience serving local, state, and federal clients. For 5 of those years, John led most FEMA-related projects for Esri. During Hurricane Sandy, John led the operations for FEMA's cloud-based infrastructure, which helped pave the way on how cloud-based systems can better support government during a disaster. John earned his undergraduate degree in Geography from Penn State and his masters in Geography from Louisiana State.
Ben Semanko – Chief Technical Officer
Ben Semanko is the co-founder and architect behind Crisis Track. As the Chief Technical Officer, he is responsible for all technical operations. Prior to founding Geopliant, Ben was a Senior Software Developer for Esri's Professional Services Division in Washington DC where he was the technical lead on several large GIS and big data projects for the Department of Defense. He also developed software integration points for some of FEMA's GIS systems. Before working for Esri, Ben developed software and algorithms for submarine weapon control systems. Ben is a graduate of Penn State's Computer Engineering Program.
Marla Biles – Director of Sales
Marla Biles is the Director of Sales for Crisis Track. Marla brings over 19 years of operations and sales experience to the organization with a proven track record in providing exceptional support to emergency management agencies. She thrives in environments where responsiveness is essential and where clients are depending on her to deliver.
Jenelle Masterson – Director of Operations
Jenelle Masterson is the Director of Operations and Training Lead for Crisis Track. Jenelle has over 20 years of local level emergency management, response, and volunteer experience. While managing an all-hazards emergency management program for three cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, she served in senior planning section positions for winter storms, wildfires, planned events, and the COVID-19 pandemic response. She led her agency in FEMA’s public assistance grant application process following severe winter storms, and is responsible for receiving and managing private and federal grant funding awards in excess of $1.5 million.
Natalie Buchwald – Lead GIS Data Analyst
Natalie Buchwald, GISP, is the lead GIS Data Analyst and is responsible for the accurate processing and loading of local government GIS and tax data into Crisis Track. Prior to joining Crisis Track, Natalie held GIS positions in different environmental regulatory and government entities in southern California and northeast Wyoming. With eight years of extensive local government GIS experience including time spent working as a Planner and Addressing Coordinator, Natalie is familiar with (and enjoys working with!) the variations and complexities in data that vary from locality to locality.
Ariel Bethea – Emergency Management Specialist & Support Lead
Ariel Bethea is an Emergency Management Specialist and Operations Support Lead for Crisis Track. She holds a master’s degree from the City University of New York John Jay College and was an intern with Crisis Track during her graduate studies. Prior to joining Crisis Track full-time, Ariel also held an internship with the Rochester Institute of Technology Public Safety Department, which initiated her interest in emergency management, and has served as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer in NYC.
Paul Barnhill – Software Engineer
Paul Barnhill is a Software Engineer responsible for maintaining the Crisis Track Android application and developing the Crisis Track web application. Paul studied Computer Science at James Madison University, and began working for Crisis Track as an Apprentice Software Engineer while still in school. He particularly enjoys developing rich user interfaces and algorithms where customers can see and use their data in an intuitive and straightforward way.