Board of Directors

Officers of the Company

Carol Monahan
Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board

Why Research4D? Carol's father is physical oceanographer Dr. Edward Monahan. Carol grew up hearing about oceanographic research, and helping stuff cards into drift bottles for studies of ocean currents. She strongly believes in the value of improving decision-makers' access to environmental research.

Day job: Carol is co-owner of a small game publishing company, part-time office manager for a web comic studio, lead singer in an historical singing group, and a PTA mom. Previously, she was Director of Sales & Logistics for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (now part of Hasbro).

Education: Carol has a B.A. from the University of Iowa, and completed the The Management Program (now The Executive Development Program) at the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business.

Mariann Krizsan
Board of Directors - Vice Chairman of the Board

Why Research4D? Research4D's ethos, "Science is a pathway forward," aligns with her personal belief that science can solve our most pressing problems while maintaining our quality of life.

Day job: She has spent most of her working career with the independent game company Spiderweb Software, Inc., as it's Business Manager, web designer, software developer, and performer of odd jobs. When not working, she enjoys living in Seattle with her family. Her hobbies include, plays, writing, reading, martial arts, traveling, games, and learning all matter of new things.

Education: She graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science in Engineering.

Lincoln Loehr
Board of Directors, and Treasurer

Why Reserach4D? Over many years and many projects, mostly related to wastewater, Lincoln has often experienced situations where environmental decisions were made that either acted before the science was sought, ignored the science that was available, excluded the consideration of science, and in some cases even abused the science. He has also experienced situations where science was well used to guide decisions. He prefers the later over the former.

Day job: Lincoln is an environmental compliance analyst with a law firm in Seattle. He tracks regulatory developments in Alaska, Washington, and at the National level that pertain to water quality, standards, impaired waters, sediments, and permitting of stormwater and wastewater discharges. He works with municipal and industrial clients on compliance with and permitting of their stormwater and treated wastewater discharges. Over the last 22 years he has worked in this capacity with two different law firms and with the Northwest Pulp and Paper Association. Prior to that, he worked at the University of Washington and in private consulting in oceanographic studies related to waste water discharges mostly in Puget Sound.
Education: He received B.S degrees in Geology and Oceanography from the University of Washington in 1969 and a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Washington in 1977. Lincoln also was a submarine officer in the Navy where he experienced a 7.7 earthquake at sea.

Linda Strout
Board of Directors, and Secretary

Why Reserach4D? Research4D connects with her interests in science, the environment and having a world that is good for all creatures, including humans.

Day job: Linda is the office manager for an independent computer game company, Spiderweb Software Inc. She also volunteers for the Seattle Animal Shelter and has helped with an annual charity event benefiting Equality Now for the past several years. Her hobbies include writing, playing games, learning about new things.
Education: Linda has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington.

Elizabeth “Beth” Kirby
Board of Directors

Why Resarch4D?

Day job: Beth is a research scientist and software engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory, (APL) at the University of Washington. At APL, she works on projects that involve acoustic modeling of sonar systems for the Navy.  She has also worked on a web-based user interface for buoyancy driven underwater gliders.  She worked at Boeing and a number of startup companies before joining APL.

Outside of work, her interests include learning about science, history, art, music, biology and it appears, almost anything, making things and being an aunt.

Education: She received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Washington in 1986 and her M.S. in Applied Mathematics in 1988.  

CJ Beegle-Krause

Why Research4D? Decisions facing society today are complex and interdisciplinary. Bringing forward the best science is the best way to help decision makers understand the variety of trade-offs in their decisions. “Science is a pathway forward.”

Day job: Previous to coming to Research4D, CJ was a senior scientist at Applied Science Associates (ASA), where she developed biological behavior and oil interactions models, 4D visualization, larval fish trajectory modeling, and a “Synthesis of Knowledge”.

Earlier in her career, she was a lead trajectory modeler with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Office of Response and Restoration (NOAA/HAZMAT), where she was on call 24x7 for spills across the U.S. and some foreign events airline disasters and some search and recovery operations. Her friends appreciate her for introducing them to the term “body spill.”

She started out her career as a marine biologist, and spent a summer with John C. Lilly’s Human-Dolphin Foundation, and a year with the West Australia Maritime Museum, before being captivated by Tracers in the Sea by Broecker and Peng.

Education: She has Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the University of Washington, M.S. in physical oceanography from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and a B.S. from Caltech.

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