Terrell Russell
Executive Director

Terrell Russell provides management and oversight of the Consortium and high level architecture design. He's interested in distributed systems, metadata, security, and open source software that accelerates science. Terrell holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.S. in Information Technology and Service Organizations, and an M.S. in Computer Networking from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Terrell has been working on iRODS since 2008.

Kory Draughn
Chief Technologist

Since joining the team as a Research Software Developer in February 2018, Kory has helped design and implement various pieces of software across the iRODS ecosystem. In his new role, he oversees the development team and maintains the technology roadmap. He aims to empower the community by providing better tools for administrators and libraries for developers. Kory is interested in distributed systems, performance, design, algorithms, and open source software. Kory holds a B.S. in Computer Science from East Carolina University and a M.S. in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Laura Capps
Membership Coordinator

Since joining RENCI in 2014, Laura’s efforts have been dedicated to the iRODS Consortium. Laura is a member of the Data Management Team where she provides program management for the iRODS Consortium. Laura interfaces with the iRODS Executive Director to oversee consortium membership recruitment and retention, program operations, and serves as primary legal and financial liaison to both University Counsel and RENCI Finance. Laura is interested in policy and compliance, all things numbers, and building new relationships with our stakeholders.

Jessica Natonick
Events and Research Project Coordinator

As a cross-functional Events and Research Project Coordinator, Jessica provides planning and project management support for the iRODS Consortium and various RENCI teams and projects. Jessica conducts research and procures partnerships with vendors and service providers, and manages events, meetings, and conference booths from inception to completion. She regularly collaborates with internal and external stakeholders and monitors milestones to ensure deliverables are met. Jessica holds a M.Ed. from the University of Maryland and a B.S. from James Madison University. With many years of business ownership and school counseling experience, she strives to leverage her entrepreneurial spirit and interpersonal skills to execute projects and events.

Justin James
Applications Engineer

As an iRODS Applications Engineer, Justin provides service and support for internal RENCI projects and for iRODS Consortium customers. His 20 years of experience includes work on network management systems for leased line telecommunications networks and development of interactive voice response systems. Justin has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University.

Alan King
Senior Software Developer

Alan joined the iRODS team in late 2017 with several years of experience in professional software development in consumer electronics. His responsibilities for the iRODS team include software development and supporting iRODS packaging and testing efforts. He is motivated by the support of scientific advancement through this powerful platform. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from NC State University.

Daniel Moore
Applications Engineer

Dan graduated with a BSEE from Virginia Tech in 1988 and then went on to JHU Whiting School of Engineering to earn his Masters, concentrating on computer architecture and applied mathematics. He has also spent three decades working as a software engineer for the U.S. Government. Over years, Dan's work on GNU/Linux-powered platforms spurred a strong interest and enthusiasm for open-source methodologies and the innovation they help to make possible. He now channels this spirit and experience, along with a yen for learning, to his work on iRODS and its numerous applications in computing and data management.

Markus Kitsinger
Software Developer and Build Engineer

Markus graduated from Mississippi State University in May of 2017 with a B.S. in Software Engineering, but he has been working on software for GNU/Linux in some capacity since 2014. After graduation, he joined a small architectural technology company in Huntsville, AL where he wore several hats. Some of his responsibilities included creating and maintaining a fork of the open source photo processing software Darktable catered towards a unique set of use cases, maintaining the company's Debian packages and APT package repository, and development of a semi-crossplatform C# framework for dealing with flooring design data and extracted Autodesk® Revit® object geometry. Markus joins the iRODS development team with an interest in improving the buildsystem and packaging, updating the software for newer Linux distributions, and resolving issues found by the community.

Martin Flores
Software Developer

Martin graduated from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Civil Engineering. Having utilized many open-source programs and libraries in the pursuit of his degrees, he wishes to give back to the open-source community by aiding development and documenting projects he contributes to, including both iRODS and the OpenStreetMap project.

Derek Dong
Software Developer

Derek graduated from the University of Denver with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. He enjoys tinkering with all things software, esoteric programming language features, and using as much open-source software as possible in his daily life. His favorite strange C++ feature is template metaprogramming. He brings his passion for making unusual things work and open-source software to the iRODS team as a software developer.

Former Team Members

Jason Coposky
Bonnie Hurst
Antoine de Torcy
Dave Fellinger
Dawn Shelton
Zoey Greer
Cesar Garde
Mike Conway
Hao Xu
Harry Johnson
Ben Keller
Rick Skarbez
Bo Zhou
Dan Bedard
Jaspreet Gill
Jewel Ward
Alex Mieczkowski (intern)
Gabrielle Maxwell (intern)
Violet White (intern)
Awab Masroor (intern)
Rahqi Sarsour (intern)
June Releford (intern)
Phillip Davis (intern)
Ajay Krishnamurthy (intern)
Nishant Dash (intern)
Ganning Xu (intern)