The Asemio Team

Aaron Bean


Aaron Bean is a social entrepreneur with a passion for building data-informed communities. He is a co-founder and the managing partner of Asemio. In addition to working in the private sector, Aaron spent 2009–2011 serving in the United States Peace Corps, focusing on capacity building in Central Asia.

Lucie Bradshaw


Lucie is a senior consultant and delivery lead at Asemio. Prior to joining the company, Lucie worked in the Strategy and Operations division at Deloitte’s federal consulting practice in Washington, D.C., where she assisted federal agencies in business process improvement and technology implementation. She also worked as a data and systems administrator at an alternative to incarceration program for female offenders in Tulsa. Lucie enjoys combining her experiences in the private, public, and social sectors to assist Asemio’s clients in driving change in their communities. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Brian Christiansen


Brian is a software engineer at Asemio. Prior to joining the Asemio team, he worked as a server-side web developer for a marketing firm developing websites for national brands, and as an e-learning developer at a Washington, DC–area performance consultancy, where he helped create courseware for a national insurance company. Before that, Brian served as an active duty soldier in the United States Army for over a decade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology and is a graduate of the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Joani Dotson


Joani Dotson is a senior consultant and delivery lead at Asemio. She brings 10 years of professional and volunteer experience to the team, including work in public health, social service, and workforce development. While employed in the public sector, Joani facilitated numerous organizational development trainings and community meetings, engaging with public and private sector institutions as well as nonprofits and advocacy organizations. Joani earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma.

Willem Ellis


Willem is a software engineer at Asemio. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Asemio, Willem worked at a healthcare technology company, where he built and maintained large-scale web applications, including one of the largest patient review systems in the nation.

Jessica England


Jessica England is the Director of Professional Services at Asemio. Prior to Asemio, Jessica worked in healthcare IT, managing efforts funded by a $12 million federal Beacon grant for a regional health information exchange. She also worked for electronic health record giant Epic, where she managed multiple large-scale, multi-hospital implementations of medical record software, providing oversight on adherence to best practices for system implementation, conversions, and end-user buy-in. Jessica earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as an officer on the Tulsa Literary Coalition board of directors.

Minor Gordon


Minor is a software architect and full-stack software engineer. In the past he has worked on parallel and distributed file systems (at NEC High Performance Computing Europe and IBM Research), performance analysis (at Chartbeat), web application frameworks (at Birchbox), and compilers and runtimes for web scripting languages (at Tronics Software), among other projects. Minor holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Cambridge, where his research centered on concurrency architectures for CPU-intensive web applications.

Ryan Haight


Ryan is Asemio’s designer, specializing in user interface, user experience, and web design. Prior to co-founding Asemio, he ran an interactive product company that built web-based applications for K–12 school districts. Ryan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa, where he teaches the computer information systems capstone class. He has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern State University.

Elizabeth Harris


Elizabeth Harris is a junior software developer at Asemio. Prior to joining the company, she served as the Senior Director of Strategy and Operations at Growing Together, a community development organization in Tulsa. Elizabeth has also worked in various data analysis, research, evaluation, and strategic planning positions since starting her career. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in political science, focused on public administration, from Oklahoma State University. Elizabeth also earned a Master of Arts in organizational dynamics from the University of Oklahoma, where her studies focused on project management and knowledge management.

Floyd May


Floyd is the chief architect at Asemio. He has created software and led teams in numerous industries, including precision agriculture, geographic information systems, finance, commodities trading, oil and gas, digital imaging, and document intelligence. A passionate teacher, Floyd frequently presents at user groups and conferences, and he is a strong advocate for the craft of software development.

Aubry Nissen


Aubry Nissen serves as a delivery analyst and focuses on organizational health and growth and special community initiatives at Asemio. She has a passion for helping social change organizations reach their goals through process, policy, and technology. This passion has grown through her experience in the health, early childhood, and philanthropic sectors in Tulsa and abroad. Aubry has improved system effectiveness for a range of service providers, from a neighborhood clinic to a community health initiative. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Tulsa.

Renee Nordholm


Renee is the Office Manager at Asemio. A Tulsa native and local creative, Renee owned a wedding invitation business for 8 years before joining Asemio. She is active in the community, planning local craft shows and events, hosting craft segments for local news stations, and leading fitness classes. Renee’s diverse background helped prepare her for the challenges of keeping the Asemio office running smoothly.

Thomas Norman


Thomas is a software engineer with a background in data transformation and loading. Prior to joining the Asemio team, he worked at Deloitte on process workflow and support tool development in the healthcare revenue cycle and in the public sector with payroll and resource management. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, majoring in both management information systems and economics.

Ben Threadgill


Ben is a software engineer and operations manager. He began his career building full-stack solutions for the K–12 technology ecosystem. Ben’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping communities eventually led him to co-found Asemio. He brings a wide range of experience to the company, from running day-to-day business operations to checking lines of code.