Feeling drained by regulations?

There's an easier way to avoid getting socked by a fine or lawsuit

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"Mapistry is a complete and smart solution for managing storm water compliance. The interface along with continued training and staff support eliminate all the guess work and give complete confidence that we are doing the right thing."

Josh Neff - Folsom Ready Mix

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Stormwater geeks to the rescue!

Environmental compliance is tough. You don't want to pollute — since hey, we're all breathing the same air and drinking the same water!

But often, it's just too hard to wade through the muck of stormwater regulations while operating your facility full-time.

Between creating and implementing a stormwater plan, filing the right paperwork in the right order, and monitoring and sampling on a continuous basis, some folks feel like they can never get it right. 

Luckily enough, we like this stuff. And we like building things. So we built a tech solution to your stormwater compliance woes, and backed it with killer real-life support.

Here's what folks are saying about us

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"Eighty-three percent of the California facilities that have relied on Mapistry to reduce elevated levels of contaminants flowing from their sites have successfully dropped down to allowed concentrations."

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"...go-to source for companies when they make the decision to comply with environmental regulations."

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"Stormwater runoff is quickly becoming one of the biggest liabilities facing industrial facilities in California"

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"We are revolutionizing how the backbone of our economy protects water quality."

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"Mapistry ... allows users to 'quickly prepare a permit-required site map and to prepare a SWPPP automatically, based on informnation in the site map and questions they answer through the pgoram interface — like TurboTax does for taxes'"

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Eleven Experts to Watch on California Water Innovation

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"The advantages of Mapistry are that it provides the entire bundle of resources to complete and submit the SWPPP." 

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"As state and federal stormwater discharge regulations only stand to become more complex in the coming years, technology startup Mapistry aims to make the navigation of compliance as painless as possible."

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“I like the collaborative aspect of Mapistry,” Professor Kaye Brubaker said. "Team members can share the data they are collecting in real time, rather than having to carry their devices back to an office or lab to save, store, copy, and transmit the data. It saves time and reduces losses and errors."

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Meet the Team

AKA the "enginerds" 
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Allie Janoch 
Founder & CEO
Berkeley, CA

Allie is a software engineer, bookworm, yogi, and chocoholic (sometimes all at the same time). After getting her B.S. in Computer Science from the U. of Maryland and her M.S. in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley, Allie joined IQ Engines to work on image recognition.

After Yahoo acquired IQ Engines in 2013, Allie worked on integrating IQ Engines’ machine-learning algorithms into Flickr. But she soon grew restless, and began searching for a product she could be passionate about.

As an avid hiker, she saw environmental protection as a noble pursuit and quickly discovered that helping businesses comply with environmental regulations was an underserved opportunity. She left Yahoo to found Mapistry in 2013 with Ryan.

Allie has published and presented on her computer vision and machine-learning research in multiple publications and conferences. She also holds a patent on Automatic Image Piling, and was named one of the Top 30 Under 30 by GreenBiz.

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Azad Ratzki
CTO
Tampa, FL

Azad is a software architect, engineer and passionate technologist. His core ethos is that creativity is paramount and that even logical problems should be pursued in that same spirit. When he’s not developing products he enjoys writing music and cooking.

Azad started programming at a very young age, now 33 he has written software for the majority of his life. At 21 he sold his first product Convocator - an ERP software package for the manufactured parts industry. In 2013 he co-founded SiteZeus, a predictive analytics company where he served as the CTO, built the product and ultimately helped grow it into a major competitor in the location intelligence market. An entrepreneur first and foremost, Azad has worked with small companies to large corporations designing user interfaces, web sites, and games to engineering enterprise-scale business systems and frameworks in a variety of programming languages and platforms.

Beyond development he has participated in various engineering initiatives that include contributions to the IETF and W3C; entities that are both responsible for defining many of the protocols people use all around the world. An inventor at heart Azad continues to examine, investigate and create new technologies both in hardware and software. This passion to participate in the creation of new and meaningful technologies is what led him to join Mapistry.

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Ryan Janoch, P.E. 
Founder & COO
Berkeley, CA

Ryan is an engineer, carpenter, cook, and backpacker. He’s a California-licensed professional engineer with nationwide experience in stormwater program compliance for hundreds of industrial sites, including ready-mix concrete plants, metal recyclers, and bulk marine terminals.

He led the team that developed the New Jersey protocols for testing and evaluating stormwater treatment devices, and serves on the Water Environment Federation’s national committee for standardizing stormwater practices and products (STEPP). Ryan is a former member of the State of Virginia’s Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse Committee, which is responsible for establishing BMP pollutant removal efficiencies.

In 2015, Ryan was named one of the Top 20 Under 40 in the construction and civil engineering industry by Engineering News-Record, and was also named one of the rising stars in the stormwater industry by Stormwater Solutions. He holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Biology and Geology from Tufts University.

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Lauren Alexander
VP of Marketing and Demand Generation 
Berkeley, CA

Lauren has 11+ years of experience running marketing & demand generation for B2B startups and high growth companies. She's systematically built marketing engines the ground up including designing and deploying multi-channel campaigns (email,  lead nurturing, retargeting, search/social/display ads, Account-Based Marketing, BDR/SDR, etc.). Under her leadership, she's driven double-digit revenue growth, successfully scaled marketing teams (up to 15), and consistently sourcing 80% of the sales pipeline targeting SMB, Enterprise, and public sector markets. Lauren's proud to have served as Board Member for the International Association of Business Communicators for 3 consecutive years. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and earned an MBA with an emphasis in International Business from Saint Mary's College of California. 

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Amber Smith
Director of Environmental Services 
Berkeley, CA

Amber spent most of her adolescent years living in the small mountain town of Big Bear, California. This was where she developed her love for the environment and pledged her life to protecting it, Captain Planet-style.

Over the past two years, she has prepared countless Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and trained over 200 facilities on stormwater requirements in both classroom and field settings. She prides herself on bringing awareness to stormwater pollution issues, and solving problems for facilities and staff that often have core responsibilities in manufacturing and are not environmental specialists.

She holds a dual degree in Environmental Science and Geology from California State University East Bay, and she is obtaining her M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from John Hopkins University.

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Joey Shipley
Solution Architect
Tampa, FL

Joey is a software craftsman and hobby artist. Through drawing, illustrating, designing board games, building furniture and custom arcade cabinets, working on software projects and such, he has learned that exercising creativity and seeing works come to life are one of his greatest passions. He also loves barbecue and board game nights very much.

Having been deeply affected by his software apprenticeship at 8th Light and subsequent mentoring of other software professionals;  he finds teaching and sharing to be greatly rewarding. His favorite teaching and speaking events range from hosting mini kids-coding conventions at local software companies to visiting public schools to share with children how to get into programming.

After working in a variety of businesses and industries where he focused on stabilizing software platforms, development practices, and work environments, he is happy to be a part of something very different. At Mapistry, he is happy to use his skills and experiences to help them affect positive changes in the environment.

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Andrea Brown, P.E.
Data Scientist 
Berkeley, CA

Andrea is a data scientist and licensed civil engineer. She grew up in Siskiyou County and Humboldt County in rural Northern California. Starting when she was 4-years-old, she spent her summers backpacking and fishing in the wilderness areas along the Pacific Crest Trail in Northern California. She developed a passion for math and the environment early on and decided to pursue a degree in civil and environmental engineering. She obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering from UCLA followed by an M.S in Water Resources Engineering from Tufts University.

Andrea has more than five years experience in the civil engineering industry. As a consultant, she assisted in stormwater management for industrial, construction, and municipal sites. She managed hazardous waste in accordance with environmental regulations. She conducted hydraulic and hydrologic analyses and designed stormwater BMPs.

Throughout her career, she has been data and research focused. She developed regression models to predict disease outbreaks related to water quality. She modeled environmental hotspots using ArcGIS. She built software applications that streamline civil engineering processes. She is passionate about building software tools that simplify abiding by environmental regulations. As the data scientist at Mapistry, she is leveraging the ample publicly available data to create insights that enable simple and effective stormwater management.

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Angelica (Angie) Campos
Environmental Compliance Manager
Berkeley, CA

Angie is a young, enthusiastic environmental professional. Her longing to help the environment stemmed from learning that her favorite animal was starting to go extinct due to environmental changes and from a wanting to give future generations the opportunity to grow, live and learn in a nice, clean and safe world. She enjoys singing, dancing, listening to all kinds of music in all kinds of languages and enjoys traveling to learn and experience new cultures and ideas.

Angie started her career as an environmental specialist for the Republic Services corporate office in Phoenix, AZ and after two years was promoted to engineering manager. For her duration at Republic Services, she was involved with the creation of company absolutes & standards, training modules, due diligence/property acquisitions, budget reviews, and was the corporate stormwater contact for the company, among many other things. She felt a sense of pride in being in a role that provided support for all environmental compliance/engineering aspects of the waste management business and took the opportunity to learn as much as she could about anything and everything she could get her hands on.

She holds two B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Geology, along with a minor in Chemistry which have provided a good basis for her endeavor to help the planet.

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Nick Roberts
Environmental Compliance Manager
Berkeley, CA

Nick is an energetic stormwater nerd who can tell you all the things you never wanted to know about stormwater compliance! Some of his other passions include; hiking, paddleboarding, growing vegetables, camping, spoiling his corgi Teddi, and figuring out how the world works in any way he can.

He became acutely aware of environmental issues in one influential class at high school, AP Environmental Science. This lead him to major in Environmental Science and minor in Geology at UC Riverside.

Working as a consultant for Environmental Health and Safety after graduating college exposed Nick to the world of stormwater compliance. At his previous employment, he worked heavily in the construction field as a stormwater and safety compliance specialist. The opportunity arose for him to start an industrial stormwater division which he took full advantage of, gaining valuable experience building the program from the ground up. 

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Adam Gooch
Full Stack Engineer
Tampa, FL

Adam is a polyglot, full-stack software engineer that loves the outdoors. He believes in writing secure, maintainable code that solves real problems and is free of defects. The never-ending pursuit of mastery drives him to always be learning. When he's not behind a keyboard, you'll probably find him at an amusement park, camping, or both.

He discovered his love of technology through a passion for music. That desire led him down a diverse career path including audio visual control systems installation, programming and engineering, cooking, night club DJing, box manufacturing, and software development. He has written applications for desktop, mobile, web, and proprietary hardware solutions.

The variety in experience has taught Adam that great teams build great products, no matter the industry, market, or vertical they serve. He believes he has found one of those teams at Mapistry - where pragmatic technology is helping make the world a better place.

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Kristina Tu
Environmental Compliance Manager
Berkeley, CA

Kristina holds dual degrees, a B.S. in Geology and a B.A. in Environmental Studies, that form a unique foundation in both geological and environmental sciences.

Kristina is often found drinking coffee, talking aloud to herself, sitting in gardens, and hugging trees. Not all at once though; that would be weird. Kristina’s passion for the environment started during her first environmental science class when she designed a miniature solar car. This is where she found excitement in developing and building solutions to protect the environment.

Kristina has over four years of consulting experience and specializes in hazardous materials management. She has experience in remediation of unauthorized releases of hazardous materials, environmental compliance, and transport of contaminants in the environment. She has provided a full range of services to clients including preparing facilities for audits, supporting the transport of hazardous materials, reviewing client projects to identify impacts to air, water, and soil, and providing written project-specific environmental requirements and Best Management Practices (BMPs).

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Page Rossen
Sales Development Representative
Berkeley, CA

Page is a recent UC Santa Barbara graduate, backpacker and coffee drinker starting her career at Mapistry!

She is a passionate environmentalist who loves hiking with her Australian Shepherd Cairo. Page also enjoys hot yoga classes, reading, and brewing (and tasting) IPAs!

Page graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in education. She received academic distinction in her major and was awarded the Academic Achievement Award. Additionally, while at UCSB Page assisted in various research projects, her favorite was the impacts of the invasive species on the Santa Cruz Island. Page found a passion for environmental protection while in college and is excited to be apart of Mapistry!

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Nick Stevenson
Account Executive 
Berkeley, CA

Nick has over 6 years of implementing environmental and sustainability programs. He is particularly interested in management systems and how they can be applied to minimize organization’s environmental impact and risk. After years of improving the environmental performance of one company, he’s excited to apply this knowledge to many.

Nick is someone who needs to be in or near a body of water. He is an avid offshore sailor and surfer.  He recently returned from living his dream of crossing the Pacific Ocean and has logged over 15,000 miles (from California to Indonesia) on his relatively small boat. Along the way, he saw how areas without environmental regulation have polluted waters to the point of being unsafe for swimming and drinking. These experiences solidified his belief in the importance of environmental regulation and compliance.

He believes that provided with the right tools and insights, companies will have a positive impact on the environment.

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Nicholas Avino
Senior Instructional Designer
Berkeley, CA

Nicholas has been designing state of the art eLearning courses for nearly ten years. He began working at a behavior change firm creating interactive, video-based courses to help counselors be more effective with their interventions. After that, then he co-founded a company specializing in interactive film production and immersive learning. Nicholas believes in staying on the cutting edge of learner engagement and education which is why he is thrilled to now be a part of the team at Mapistry.
 
When Nicky is not in the office he enjoys; camping, cooking, going to music festivals, switching places with his identical twin brother, and coin collecting. Some of his favorite places outdoors are the coastal redwoods of California, and the Outer Banks, North Carolina. 

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Domingo Andujar
Full Stack Engineer
Orlando, FL

Domingo has been writing software for more than 20 years. He began working in software development in his native Dominican Republic, back in 1995, creating software solutions for Payroll, Human Resources and for Tracking Operator’s Work Hours in call centers. He moved to the USA in 2008, where he continued developing software for a diversity of services, from healthcare, transportation and inventory management to, more recently, executive dashboards and solutions utilizing geolocation and statistical analysis.

Spending time with his family is what Domingo cares and enjoys the most in life. He travels regularly to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, where you can find him enjoying a tropical beach or meal surrounded by family. He enjoys watching a good baseball game, especially when the New York Yankees are winning.

Domingo works with a sharp eye to create solutions that really accomplish all the required functionality and produce real benefits and process efficiency. He believes that combining attention to details, a good understanding of the business processes, hard work and good communication with teammates and product owners are the perfect formula for successful software development.

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