Welcome to the Team: Eric Goddard

Eric Goddard

Web Developer

EricGoddardEric joined the Stratasan team as a Web Developer in November 2017. Originally from the Nashville area, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and History, Masters of Science in Earth Sciences, and a Graduate Certificate in GIS from the University of Memphis. Before joining Stratasan, Eric worked at the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (CAESER) at the University of Memphis. Starting as a GIS Project Coordinator, he worked his way up to Senior Research Software Developer. Responsibilities while at CAESER included writing tools to automate spatial analyses, performing data quality and integrity checks, and creating web mapping applications for visualization and data collection. Most of these tasks were accomplished with Python. A self-proclaimed Linux-, open-source-, and geo-geek, Eric spends his free time with his wife, two kids, and two rescued Shelties. He likes riding his bike, hiking, reading, and learning new things, usually related to programming, databases, or GIS.

Welcome to the Team: Gavin Chance

Gavin Chance

Senior GIS Analyst

Gavin_ChanceGavin joined the Stratasan team in July of 2017 as the Senior GIS Analyst. With an undergraduate degree in Applied Geography from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a graduate degree in Geography from University of North Carolina Greensboro, Gavin brings to the team a solid educational background as well as over 10 years of relevant work experience. He spent 3 years at Dollar General as the Market Planning Analyst and 6 years with Mspark as their Senior GIS Database Analyst. Gavin was born in England and moved to the US in 2001 to attend college. He has been a Nashville resident since 2012. When not working, Gavin loves to spend time perfecting his photography skills and traveling the world.

Welcome to the Team: Sara Handa

Sara Handa

Healthcare/GIS Analyst

Sara-Handa-square-300x300Sara Handa joined the Stratasan team in June of 2017 as a Healthcare/GIS Analyst. Before joining Stratasan, she worked three years with Expeditors International in Cleveland as their solutions manager. This position required an understanding of global data, as well as an ability to identify pain points and implement solutions. She also spent time with Accelerated Growth Advisors in Chicago where she provided process optimization consultation and acted as a controller for many start-up firms. Originally from Akron, OH, Sara has a BA in Economics, a BA in Geography, and a Minor in French. When not working, she likes hiking, outdoor festivals, and loves rowing. Any free time she has is spent traveling somewhere new.