2021 Map-a-Thon Mapping & Technical Team

Over 200 Granite Staters participated in the full Map-a-Thon project, helping collect data, making
phone calls and assisting in the preparation of surveys, ranking criteria and finally deciding
which map options should go forward. We are grateful for everyone's contribution to a fair,
nonpartisan and transparent project.

David Andrews is a UNH-trained electrical
engineer living in Chichester with a
passion for data analysis. He is currently
a fellow with the Redistricting Data Hub,
a national nonprofit assisting governments &
organizations with redistricting data. He is
lead mapper for the Map-a-Thon project and developed and proposed the Alternative Component Method for
calculating floterial districts.


Kim Frost is Managing Director of Makana
Consulting, a firm that specializes in value-for-money analytics for global health and development organizations. She has an undergraduate degree in philosophy and
government from Harvard University and a
doctoral degree in epidemiology from University
at Buffalo. Kim led the team that collected and
analyzed data on communities of interest.

Jeffrey Smith spent 30 years
as a financial executive with
various global information
services and software
companies in the U.S. and U.K.
A New Hampshire resident
since 2009, he is a volunteer
consultant for area nonprofit
organizations, and an adjunct
instructor and course designer for Southern New Hampshire University. Jeff has an A.B. in economics from Dartmouth College and a finance MBA from Cornell University. He provided assistance building the Map-a-Thon
analysis tool.

Ian Burke is a research,
evaluation, and survey design
consultant living in Keene. He
grew up in southwestern New
Hampshire, and moved back to
the region in 2019.


John Cross is an engineer
with over 23 years of
experience ranging from
fundamental physics
research to development of
complex spacecraft and robot
systems for national security
missions. He has several
advanced and undergraduate
degrees in engineering and
physics from Johns Hopkins
University and Santa Clara University. John led
development of the Map-a-Thon map analysis

Phil Hatcher retired from
UNH after 33 years as a
computer science professor,
including 10 years as
department head. He is a 35-
year resident of Dover. He
wrote software to aid in the
drawing of NH House


Bill Brown is a graduate of
the US Naval Academy and has his MBA from the Tuck School of Business. Initially serving as a Navy nuclear engineer and nuclear submarine officer he has also worked for companies such as General Electric working performing statistical analysis of large data sets to optimize operations. He holds a Lean Six Sigma Black
Belt for business process improvement.

Brian Beihl is deputy director of Open Democracy & Open Democracy Action. He is a
36-year resident of New Hampshire, and
recently moved to Alton Bay
after decades in the
Monadnock Region. He has a
degree in Journalism from
Michigan State University, and
has been responsible for
organizing and
communications for the Map-a-Thon coalition.


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