"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
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.
"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."
"The stakes are high. Penalties and fines levied by regulators range from a few thousand dollars to more than $10 million, not to mention citizen lawsuits" (Mapistry was one of 10 finalists in the Imagine H2O Water Data Challenge, 2016.)
"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'"
"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."
“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."
Allie is a software engineer, bookworm, yogi, and chocoholic (sometimes all at the same time). After getting 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
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
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
In 2015, Ryan was named one of the Top 20 Under 40 in the construction and civil engineering industry by Engineering News-Record
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
Spencer is a customer-focused sales professional and entrepreneur with a passion for building early-stage teams. When he’s not working with happy customers, you’ll likely find him working on a scratch-made meal at home, chasing powder in the mountains, or discussing local history with anyone willing to listen. He was
He started his career working for and eventually running his family’s general contracting firm in Southern California. Following college at UC-Berkeley (BA, History), he moved into SaaS technology where he became a founding member and first sales employee for Xero’s US business. After a tenure that saw the US customer base grow almost 30x, he joined Unleashed Software (another New Zealand software firm) and helped the company raise capital and establish operations outside of Australasia. Most recently, Spencer worked as a business development consultant in the manufacturing and energy industries.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
There's only one thing we love more than stormwater compliance: Teaching stormwater compliance.
Once a week, we send out a snappy dispatch full to the brim with stormwater news, regulations, lawsuits (gulp!), and fun facts. No watered-down emails here. Just the good stuff.