The Falling Colors Technology Team
Pamela Koster has over 20 years of experience working with schools, municipalities, service agencies, counties, states, courts, jails, and law enforcement groups to review the effectiveness of various projects. Over time, she began to consolidate that experience into developing technology that supports best practices and quality outcomes, with an eye to system improvement. Together with Mindy Hale, Pamela founded Falling Colors Technology in response to her desire to improve the lives of all New Mexicans.
Pamela enjoys solving all kinds of problems, and brings an infectious enthusiasm to her work. When not working, she loves to be outside hiking and walking––preferably in the mountains, at the beach, or looking at architecture on city streets. She is an avid reader, plays RPGs, and draws cartoons of what she overhears in her travels.
Superpower: Inspiring Greatness
Mindy Hale is a fifth-generation New Mexican, educated in Criminology and Psychology at UNM, with graduate work completed at Webster's University in Resource and Information Management Systems. While attending UNM, Mindy was a member of the UNM Lobo's nationally-ranked Women's Volleyball team. Mindy did time in the fab at Intel for a couple of years before starting her own business designing and building data collection systems. In 2013, she and Pamela Koster merged their existing businesses to form Falling Colors Technology.
"Every day, I'm excited to see what our team brings to the table. I love what I do, and I love the systems we develop. My perfect day is sitting out in the beautiful NM sun with a cool breeze whispering through the trees, drinking black ice tea or an iced decaf Americano. Happy days!!!"
Superpower: Making data cool. No, seriously.
Leon Lopez brings a wealth of expertise and experience in both finance and behavioral health, making him the ideal person to manage Falling Colors’ financial operations. Leon has worked for Christus-St. Vincent (one of New Mexico's largest healthcare providers), the State
of New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD) as their Quality Improvement Manager, as BHSD's Deputy Director of Finance and Contracts, as well as having served as Chief Financial Officer of the Behavioral Health Collaborative. A native Santa Fean, Leon holds undergraduate degrees in in Business Management and Economics, as well as Master's Degrees in both Social Work and Business Administration.
"I am truly excited to work for an amazing company that is committed to helping New Mexico's most vulnerable populations receive the quality behavioral health care they deserve,” says Lopez. “At Falling Colors, I am able to combine my two passions, finance and behavioral health.”
Leon lives in Santa Fe with his wife, Danielle, and their son, David. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Superpower: Sartorial Elegance
Gordon O'Brien, Software Development Lead
Gordon O'Brien is Falling Colors' software development lead, with a focus on data analytics and business intelligence.
Originally from Philadelphia, Gordon is a graduate of Penn State University. Gordon has over twenty years of IT experience as a Microsoft developer and IT manager. Before coming to work at Falling Colors, Gordon was an IT manager at the New Mexico Human Services Department.
Gordon is dedicated to helping customers use data to drive strategy and improve operational efficiency.
Outside of the office, Gordon enjoys travel, running, hiking, fishing, and hanging out with
his wife Jennifer and their two kids, Savannah and Shane.
Anthony Spencer, Senior Software Developer
Anthony Spencer grew up in Caspar, Wyoming, and Fort Collins, Colorado. He and his wife Laura now live outside Orlando, Florida, with their energetic Labrador, Deke. A self-described "adventures hermit", Anthony has spent more time hunched over a keyboard than he'd like to admit, carefully rearranging bits and bytes to produce innovative and intriguing business applications. Anthony studied computer science and Spanish at Colorado State University; he also played soccer and learned both salsa and swing dancing well enough to become an instructor.
With experience spanning more than a decade, Anthony has honed his software engineering
skills in the area of security-critical business application development, with a heavy focus on
data collection and management. For twelve years, Anthony was a Senior Software Engineer
for KeyPoint Government Solutions, a mission-critical provider of specialized investigative
services to a broad range of U.S. Federal Government organizations spanning the civilian,
defense, and intelligence sectors.
When not hunkered down in his home office, Anthony can be found brewing beer, playing golf,
or simply reading a good book––preferably sci-fi!
Superpower: Fancy Footwork
Jon Elliott, Senior Software Developer
Jon Elliott lives in the town where he grew up––Butler, Pennsylvania. Having studied computer sciences and graphics at Penn State University and the Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Jon started his own CAD (Computer-Aided Design) business. His career shifted focus when he became an analyst for the U. S. government, a job that took him from Langley, Virginia, to Saudi Arabia. After completing his government contract, Jon went to work for U.S. Investigations Services, a private company providing screening and security-based information and service solutions to government and law enforcement, including investigation, security, data analytics, and information management and support services. Jon started there as a PC Technician, and rapidly rose through the ranks to become the company's Chief Technical Officer. Most recently, Jon was a Senior Applications Architect at KeyPoint Government Solutions, where Anthony Spencer and Adrian Mee were colleagues.
Jon brings a wealth of experience in data security and love of problem solving to his job at Falling Colors. When not working at his computer, he enjoys woodworking, home improvement, and spending time with his wife and their two English bulldogs, Ethel and Agnes.
Superpower: Super Secret Security Clearance
Adrian Mee, Database Administrator
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Adrian Mee acquired his first computer, a Commodore Vic 20, at age nine. When not using it to play games, Adrian started writing programs in BASIC. This passion carried through to college; Adrian attended Swinburne University of Technology, where he obtained his Bachelors of Applied Science (Computing) degree. Adrian originally came to the United States as part of a work exchange program that, over a period of years, took him to Estes Park and Steamboat, Colorado, as well as to Big Sky, Montana.
Once he decided to settle in the U.S. full time, Adrian landed in Loveland, Colorado, where he spent many years working for KeyPoint Government Solutions as a software developer, responsible for the end-to-end development of custom web applications, including designing and creating the database, coding the solution, and promoting through test and production servers. From there, Adrian moved to New Mexico, where he worked as database administrator for a variety of various state agencies, including the Secretary of State, the Behavioral Health Services Department, and the New Mexico State Land Office.
Adrian still has a love of all things Australia, but his passions also include SQL Server databases, Information Security and Net programming in C#. Outside of technology, Adrian enjoys hiking, road biking, and spending time with his wife Lydia and Jezebel, their Border collie/Lab.
Superpower: Speaks Kangaroo
Santiago Roybal, Senior Software Developer
Santiago Roybal is from Nambé, just north of Santa Fe. A gifted golfer, Santiago passed the PGA's Playing Ability Test, qualifying him to become a PGA Professional. While pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Management Information Systems degree at the University of New Mexico, Santiago worked as the Assistant Golf Pro at Black Mesa Golf Club. After UNM, Santiago started work as an applications developer for the State of New Mexico, first in the Taxation & Revenue Department and then in the Human Services Department. During this time, he also earned a Master's degree in Information Systems. Prior to joining Falling Colors, Santiago worked as a software developer for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, working on security applications. As a software developer, he has strong technical knowledge regarding system design and analysis.
One of Santiago's strongest motivations is helping people and being of service to others. He regularly participates in "scrambles"––fund-raising golf tournaments. Santiago also enjoys going to the gym, running, camping, landscaping and gardening.
Santiago is the proud father of a toddler, future WPGA star Aviana.
Superpower: Comic Timing
Tracy Archuleta, Business Analyst/Quality Lead
Tracy Archuleta is a native Santa Fean with over ten years of experience as a Business Analyst, working with companies to design, build, and implement software solutions. Before working at Falling Colors, Tracy spent several years working as a Genetics Product Analyst for SCC Soft Computer, a company that provides laboratory information management solutions. Prior to that, Tracy was an IT Product Manager for LabCorp, a position she held after having spent 24 years working for Genzyme Genetics, where she went from Inventory Manager to Senior IT Business System Analyst.
At Falling Colors, Tracy is responsible for writing requirements, user guides, test cases, support materials and managing other aspects of software implementation. Her ability to take on new challenges and work independently make her a pivotal member of the Falling Colors team.
Superpower: Flying Under the Radar
Reba June Serafin, Provider Liason Lead
Reba June Serafin was born and raised in Albuquerque, where she still lives, and is a member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Reba June holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Sociology, and a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New Mexico and is passionate about mental and behavioral health issues.
As Provider Liaison Team Lead, Reba June works closely with Falling Colors Technology clients and contributes to several Falling Colors projects. With her varied background in counseling, customer service, and office management, Reba June helps our team to keep lines of communication open with our clients and to create efficiencies within our processes that greatly benefit them.
When she is not working, Reba June's hobbies include team roping, camping, hunting, and spending time with her family and her four dogs––two red heelers named Ben & Geri, and two border collie/Australian shepherd crosses named Peppermint & Patty.
Superpower: Rodeo Queen
Rebecca Leppala, Provider Liason
Rebecca Leppala was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Rebecca has a strong background in public policy research and analysis, having worked in the both the government and private sectors on a variety of consumer and health-related projects. A graduate of Rice University and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, Rebecca has an undergraduate degree in history and a Master's degree in Public Policy. Rebecca worked for six years in Washington, D.C,. as a legislative assistant for New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman doing public policy research and analysis. Rebecca's interest in labor and workforce issues led to a twelve-year career as a Senior Workforce Planner with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, where she planned, evaluated, and administered employment and training programs in a thirteen-county region using a variety of funding sources.
Rebecca returned to New Mexico in 2010. Prior to joining the Falling Colors team, Rebecca, who is a certified Preventionist, worked as a program manager for the State of New Mexico, managing DWI prevention grants to county-level organizations and grants to support teen courts throughout New Mexico, and providing technical assistance to substance abuse sub-grantees throughout New Mexico. Most recently, Rebecca worked as Special Projects Coordinator for Bernalillo County, researching, developing and revising policies and procedures for Department of Substance Abuse Programs.
Rebecca lives in Albuquerque with her dog Max, her husband Mike, and their two teenagers. When Rebecca isn't working to assist providers with Falling Colors' strategic approach to behavioral healthcare, Rebecca is an avid reader and Girl Scout leader. She loves hiking, camping, and animals (most insects and reptiles excluded). Bandelier National Monument is her favorite place.
Superpower: Ham W5CDH
Jennipher Trujillo, Administrative Assistant
Jennipher Trujillo is a native Santa Fean, but somewhat of a New Yorker at heart. After high school, Jennipher moved to Manhattan to work for Crate & Barrel, where she managed a high-volume call center and staff of 13 customer service representatives. This experience led to her starting a successful personal/executive assistant service, where she did everything from light bookkeeping to meeting and event planning and systems management. Jennipher's career history includes several years as a production manager with Crye Precision in Brooklyn and as an executive assistant with Navatar , a Wall Street financial services industry cloud provider.
In 2011, Jennipher was accepted to the French Culinary Institute/ALMA Italian Culinary Experience. Following an intensive period of study in New York, Jennipher spent several months completing her culinary education at ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine near Parma, after which she apprenticed at fine restaurants in Italy.
Jennipher returned to the U.S. in 2012. Prior to her joining Falling Colors' team, she worked as an operations manager, administrative assistant, and accounts payable specialist in Santa Fe, Portland, and Minneapolis. Her strong and multi-disciplined background in planning, management, and multi-tasking make Jennipher a highly effective member of the Falling Colors Technology team.
When Jennipher is not working she enjoys traveling, cooking, music (especially the opera and symphony), jewelry-making, art, and spending time with her wife Michelle and two dogs, Bug and Bernice.
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