At Resource Data, we know your toughest technology problems require super powered thinking.
For over 35 years, we’ve taken the best people to implement the best technology solutions to get the best results for our clients. At our core, we are driven by the goal of forming partnerships to resolve your business challenges. We tailor our approach, utilizing the technology you value most to meet your unique requirements.
Years in business
Our Bedrock Principles
Creative problem solving takes the minds of great people. And people are at the core of our company.
We believe your business strategy should guide your technology solution. Not the other way around.
Solid relationships deliver results. We foster lasting partnerships by delivering high-value technology solutions.
Working With Us
It's About Partnership.
As your technology partner, we seek to understand your unique needs. We know there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
We can enhance your team with expert project staff or tackle the whole project to deliver your envisioned success.
Your Ideas Realized.
The future of your industry is digital.
Unlock the power of digital transformation. Discover how we’re helping organizations in your industry stay ahead in the digital age.
Our Leadership Team
- Ariel Gibson PresidentClose
Ariel GibsonPresident Juneau, Alaska
Ariel’s impressive resume spans over 20 years in information technology and project management. During her 10 years as a leader within Resource Data, she has risen from a senior project manager to branch manager, shareholder, and most recently, director of sales and marketing then president.
She received her MBA from the University of Alaska and has earned certifications for project management, organizational change management, Scrum Master, and ITIL. She is a proven leader, experienced in managing change while remaining results- and employee-focused.
- Alex Ankrah Director, HoustonClose
Alex AnkrahDirector, Houston Houston, Texas
Alex has worked in various capacities in the GIS world, with over 15 years of expertise in IT strategic planning, project management, and technical support. With a strong background in high level consulting, strategic analysis, and managing large scale projects, Alex’s leadership has been pivotal in the successful redevelopment of web-based investment portfolio optimization applications for financial services firms, achieving tax-sensitive investment decisions. His contributions extend to cybersecurity compliance for government solutions, and he played a vital role in deploying enterprise-wide Android applications in the oil and gas sector, resulting in significant improvements in health and safety processes.
Alex’s track record highlights his proficiency in project management, stakeholder coordination, technical implementation, and adherence to quality standards. His educational foundation includes an MS in Geographic Information Science from the University of Edinburgh and a BS in Geodetic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, complemented by a Scrum Master certification. His accomplishments speak to his exceptional ability to drive transformative projects in complex environments.
- Chris Adam Director, BoiseClose
Chris AdamDirector, Boise
Chris Adam is a seasoned IT specialist and software consultant with more than two decades of experience in software development, system design, integration, database architecture, and project management. As the Boise Branch Director, Chris excels at cultivating client relationships by spearheading new business development, managing projects and accounts, and nurturing staff growth through recruitment, evaluation, and training.
Chris holds a BS degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is proficient in a range of programming languages including VB.NET, C#, SQL, XML, and has a proven track record of successful project execution. His diverse skillset extends to database architecture, integration, SharePoint deployment, and GIS solutions. With certifications including Oracle 9i PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate and various Microsoft certifications, he is a results-driven leader known for driving innovation and delivering impactful solutions.
- Rachel Kelly Director, JuneauClose
Rachel KellyDirector, Juneau Juneau, Alaska
After graduating with a geology degree, Rachel worked in the mining industry where she was first exposed to GIS (Geographic Information Systems). After a few seasons of roughing it in mining camps, a career in IT was calling her name. She joined Resource Data in 2014 as an intern and honed her programming, project management, analysis, and natural leadership skills on a wide range of projects before taking on branch leadership in 2021.
- Dennis Wheeler Director of HRClose
Dennis WheelerDirector of HR
Dennis has almost 30 years of experience as a lawyer and 8 years as an IT consultant. He joined Resource Data in 2015 as our Director of Human Resources, in-house legal counsel, and Contracts Administrator. His background includes serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska, Municipal Attorney for the Municipality of Anchorage, and working in private practice. He has particular interest and expertise in the development of vote-by-mail election systems and has provided project management and consulting for several state and local government organizations around Alaska.
- Diane Thompson Director, AnchorageClose
Diane ThompsonDirector, Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska
Diane has more than 30 years of diversified IT experience. She has provided strategic advising and project management for clients including public utilities, state and local government, and major oil companies. She has a strong background in GIS and has managed GIS strategic planning and development projects. She also managed a critical GIS unit supporting the immediate response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She has successfully overseen several major system implementation and modernization projects, including a recent $8.5 million development project for the State of Alaska.
Diane joined Resource Data in 1998 and has served as Anchorage branch manager since 2018. She holds a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Alaska Anchorage, a bachelor’s in geology from South Dakota School of Mines, and is a certified Project Management Professional.
- Jason Mancuso Director, PortlandClose
Jason MancusoDirector, Portland Portland, Oregon
Jason joined Resource Data in 2008 and has served as the Portland branch manager since 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT project management, business process analysis, system analysis and design, and requirements definition. He also has strong experience in enterprise system development, specializing in database development and business intelligence. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a CIS emphasis from Colorado State University.
- Kami Fitch Director of BusinessClose
Kami FitchDirector of Business Anchorage
Kami Fitch is a seasoned business analyst and technical writer, with a robust track record of enhancing efficiency, organization, and communication across diverse organizations. Her expertise spans the evaluation of processes, formulation of solutions, and the creation of business and functional requirements for both software acquisitions and custom applications. Kami’s experience extends to leading software development and implementation initiatives, producing comprehensive technical and user documentation for multifaceted projects in various industries.
With an extensive history of guiding organizations through strategic transformations and facilitating seamless software transitions, Kami brings a wealth of experience to our leadership team. Her strong analytical skills and in-depth technical expertise have consistently yielded enhanced operational efficiency and elevated communication strategies across various sectors.
- Paul Meitler Director of Marketing and SalesClose
Paul MeitlerDirector of Marketing and Sales Anchorage
As Director of Marketing and Sales, Paul is a strategic, results-oriented leader with over two decades of cross-industry experience. Specializing in operational transformation, Paul excels in building and leading diverse teams to achieve measurable outcomes. During a recent tenure as an Executive Director , he orchestrated a financial turnaround by eliminating four years of deficits through agile practices. A Certified ScrumMaster, he is adept at deploying enterprise-wide initiatives that drive innovation and sustainable growth. Paul’s skill in leading multidisciplinary teams underscores his role as an architect of change.
Five great locations.
One Resource Data.
Building a community together to power the land of the midnight sun.Explore AnchorageDiane Thompson Director
Building a community together that powers the Intermountain West.Explore BoiseChris Adam Director
Building a community together that powers America’s sunbelt.Explore HoustonAlex Ankrah Director
Building a community together that powers the last frontier.Explore JuneauRachel Kelly Director
Building a community together that powers the Pacific Northwest.Explore PortlandJason Mancuso Director
Making a difference.
One project at a time.
FishGen: Revolutionizing Fisheries Research in the Western US
In the fast-paced world of fisheries management, having timely access to accurate genetic data is crucial—but sharing this data across laboratories was a costly and complex challenge. Then came FishGen....
Automating Global Tracking of Shipping Containers
Dunavant, a global logistics and supply chain management company, transports over 10,000 shipping containers per month. Its employees were manually collecting information from 22 terminal websites once per hour. This...
Improving Safety in One of the Worlds Toughest Work Environments
One of the world’s largest Oil and Gas companies realized a 65% reduction in pipe handling drops and 70% reduction in higher severity drops after implementing a mobile application for...
Industry’s First Scraper Pig Geolocator Tool Enhances Pipeline Operation
Resource Data created an industry-leading visualization tool to accurately identify temperature loss locations along the pipeline. It allows engineers to effectively manage oil flow and operations through data-driven decision making.
Mainframe, Meet Web: Modernizing the Alaska DMV
Alaska's DMV faced a daunting challenge—an outdated mainframe application that hindered compliance with Federally mandated RealID and boat titling changes. Resource Data built a modernized web application, enhancing UX and...
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