TEAM TSL

ABOUT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LABS

Technology Solutions Labs (TSL) takes the art and science of Digital Media and Internet of Things (IoT) and applies it across industries. Digital Media and IoT utilize a powerful set of tools that are revolutionizing the world of entertainment, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and education. Using the collective expertise and perspectives of Deep Dive alumni and industry professionals, TSL is at the forefront of creating new products, technologies, and services for businesses around the US. 

We use a proven methodology of understanding your technical problem and applying our technical skills to solve that problem in a creative way. The innovative services we provide will modernize the way your organization connects with the world.

We are committed to providing motivating and meaningful educational and professional opportunities for students in New Mexico. Our work fosters education, community outreach, professional research, and technology collaboration. TSL commits to providing technical resources to New Mexico residents, institutions, and businesses in an effort to stimulate economic development and to give our students and alumni an opportunity to work on ‘real-world’ technical projects.

For large scale software development projects, our partner of choice is Ingenuity Software Labs, an Albuquerque based firm that focuses on custom software and website development (and hires many of our Deep Dive alumni).

MEET OUR TEAM

Director - Rod Sanchez Ph.D.

Rod’s formal academic training is in neuroscience. He has spent the last decade working with companies such as Intel, HP, and DreamWorks to develop first-of-its-kind products and technologies around the world. Rod’s projects range from creating the first robotic hospital pharmacy in the US to helping to design a state-of-art tele-communications system for countries in southeast Asia. At Intel, Rod founded and managed the worldwide Community Solutions Program – this multi-billion dollar program paired Intel technologists with industry experts outside of Intel in various industries to create new products. Later, Rod collaborated with DreamWorks Animation SKG to develop a new technical model for rendering animated images used in motion picture from geographically remote locations. This new technical model was used in the production of Academy Award nominated movies such as Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda 2, and How to Train Your Dragon. Rod maintains his academic roots and actively works with schools and universities around the US to develop digital media production training initiatives.

Rod is the lead instructor for Ingenuity’s Deep Dive Digital Media bootcamp and a member of numerous motion picture, technology, science, and digital media industry organizations.

Director - Brian Rashap Ph.D.

Dr. Rashap spent nearly a quarter of century at Intel Corporation where he was most recently the General Manager of Corporate Services for the Americas Region. In this role, he was responsible for Intel physical infrastructure and facilities in the United States and Canada, including three large manufacturing sites. His team managed facilities operations, building services, construction, environmental health and safety, and on-site employee conveniences. In addition, he had managed Intel’s aviation program and drove an internal drone operations program to improve safety, cost, and productive. Brian’s past roles include running the manufacturing operations for Intel’s highest volume wafer fabrication facility, as well as leading the engineering to ramp Intel’s High-K / Metal Gate technology into high volume manufacturing. Throughout his Intel career, Brian drove the implementation of technology and IoT to improve building, manufacturing, facilities, and building capabilities and performance.

Prior to Intel, Brian received his B.S.E., M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. His doctoral work focused on the application of Control Theory to improving semiconductor manufacturing processes. He worked at the NASA Langley Research Center on control of large unmanned space structures, as well as autonomous space-based robotics. Brian has been involved in helping entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. He is an Angel Investor and a member of the board of directors of an Albuquerque-based technology start-up company. Additionally, he is a member of a board of a Santa Fe-based start-up accelerator for cultural entrepreneurs.

Brian Rashap IoT Director

Program Coordinator - Janel Sanchez

Janel is a Deep Dive Alumni of the Digital Media and Internet of Things Bootcamps. She worked with Ingenuity as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, and taught 3d printing, laser cutting and engraving, and Adobe Illustrator classes at FUSE. Janel is the Program Coordinator for Ingenuity’s Technology Solutions Labs, coordinating contracts, hiring and managing Technical Residents, project tracking and logistics. She also assists at FUSE Makerspace with social media and outreach events, while serving as the President of the Deep Dive Alumni Committee and is a Deep Dive Advisory Committee member.

TECHNICAL RESIDENTS

Edward Ishman

Edward Ishman

Internet of Things

Gabriel Fosse

Data Science

Wesley Eccles

Wesley Eccles

Internet of Things

Joseph Ramirez

Fullstack

Jessica Rodriquez

Internet of Things

Christian Chavez

Internet of Things

Rusty Rutherford

Digital Media

Clint Wolf

Internet of Things

Kasie Cochrane

Digital Media

Russell Brazell

Internet of Things

Miguel Lopez

Internet of Things

Laura Steiner

Java + Android

Ivan Boyd

Ivan Boyd

Internet of Things

Skyler Hamby

UX/UI

Saige Martinez

Internet of Things

Cyntelle Renteria

Internet of Things

Elijah Costales

Digital Media

Ben Klein

Internet of Things

Daniel Letz

Digital Media

Mauricio Villa

Internet of Things

Reed Searle

Internet of Things

Ramón Pantoja

Ramón Pantoja

Digital Media

Thomas Abeyta

Internet of Things

Dominic Fraire

Digital Media

Jake Millington

Internet of Things

Do you have an idea for a project? A unique problem to solve? Let us know!