The Forge™ team is focused on accelerating technology innovation.

Jessica Garcia, Full-Stack Developer

Jessica Garcia brings over 15 years of experience in applications development. As a full-stack engineer, she supports innovation development for the Forge™.

Travis Hite, Product Owner

Travis Hite has over 15 years of experience driving research and innovation across Federal government, industry, and academia. Travis has led teams in horizon scanning, technology investment, rapid prototyping, strategy development, and more.

Connie Tan, Product Designer

Connie Tan is a project designer for the Forge with a background in human-computer interaction design and graphics design. Prior to joining LMI, Connie worked as a UX design intern at Chegg, graphic designer at Mindgrub, and research assistant at Indiana University Bloomington. She is passionate about designing tailored and innovative solutions for customers.

Omar Lake, Product Manager

Omar Lake has over 10 years of experience with product management. He is passionate about transforming business needs into efficient solutions. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he earned dual bachelor’s degrees in computer science and cognitive science with an emphasis on computers.

Kayla Brown, Product Designer

Kayla Brown is a product designer whose expertise in creating prototype high-fidelity visuals has increased functionality and usability for the creations from the Forge™. She has over 5 years of experience in managing these projects from conception to implementation. Prior to LMI, Kaye worked as a marketing and events associate for the Dupont Circle Business Improvement District.

Joseph Norton, PhD, Forge™ Director and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Joseph Norton is an analytics and IT professional with over a decade of experience in end-to-end solution development, computational sciences, advanced analytics, data management, enterprise architecture, systems engineering, and business strategy.