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Our Team

Our staff are extremely skilled and impressive individuals. From our data collection to technology to GIS teams, we work in challenging environments. These people allow us to deliver high quality services to world-class organizations. That’s why we’ve spent years finding and recruiting the top talent all over the world. From the informal settlement of Mathare in Kenya to North America and Europe, our team believes in the importance of mapping, technology, and information to change the world. Every one of us is dedicated to making the world a better place, while loving every minute of the journey.

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Primoz Kovacic Co-Founder & Director of Operations

Primoz is a Geodetic Engineer with over 10 years field experience in surveying, mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), community development, research, and strategic political communication. He has worked in private and public sectors in both developed and developing countries.

He holds an MA in Strategic Communication from the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and a BSc degree in Geodesy/Surveying and Geoinformation from the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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Jamie Lundine Co-Founder & Managing Director

Jamie Lundine is a geographer, entrepreneur and experienced technology project manager with demonstrated skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), information communication technology for development and communication. Jamie has worked on world-renowned community development and digital mapping projects in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa for over six years. She’s trained over 350 youth and young professionals across Kenya and Nigeria in the use of digital tools.

Jamie holds a B.A. Honours Degree in Geography and African Studies from McGill University. In 2009, Jamie travelled to Kenya as an NSERC research scholar to investigate the use of the Ushahidi platform for crowd sourcing crisis information and has been working on digital mapping projects ever since.

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David Kutalek Co-Founder & Director of Technology

After graduating from Tufts University in Boston, MA with a degree in Computer Engineering, David’s belief in the power of the right technology to help improve lives led him to move to Kenya and work as a developer with FrontlineSMS. In this role he helped to design and build version 2 of the platform with a small team of developers.

He has a strong interest in user experience (UX) design as well software engineering. As Director of Technology he leads product and systems design at Spatial Collective.

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Justus Muhando GIS Associate

Justus joined the company as an intern in 2012 and after completing his bachelors degree in 2014 joined the company full time basis. He is passionate about GIS, mapping and technology.

Justus holds a Bachelors degree in Geospatial Engineering from the University of Nairobi.

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Michelle Gathigi Project Associate

Michelle graduated from Africa Nazarene University in 2013 with a BSc in International Business Management, where she graduated the top student in her programme. Michelle is an outstanding leader and logistician. Michelle was the lead organizer for the 5th Annual International Conference of Crisis Mappers – a 5-day, 200 person conference, co-hosted by Spatial Collective and UN-Habitat in November 2013. She supports Spatial Collective’s projects in Nairobi’s informal settlements and beyond.

Michelle is not currently at Spatial Collective. She was recently awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship and is studying for a MA of International Relations at the University of Birmingham.

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