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

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

TECHNICAL RESIDENTS

Janel Sanchez

Digital Media & IoT

James Manochio

Digital Media

McEl Chevrier

Digital Media

Charles Cantu

Digital Media

Kasie Cochrane

Digital Media

Judah Medina-Armstrong

Digital Media

Michael Maestas

Digital Media

Niki Stout

Digital Media

Jeremiah Wall

Digital Media

Ted Kinyak

Digital Media

Thomas Herrera

Ingenuity

Joseph Ramirez

Fullstack

Nycole Davila

IoT

Mina Khan

IoT

Marlene Trujillo

IoT

Valente Meza

Fullstack

Alija Blackwell

Digital Media

Cyntelle Renteria

IoT

Miguel Lopez

IoT

Gabriel Fosse

Data Science

Benjamin Hansen

IoT

Thomas Bowen

Digital Media

John Valdez

IoT

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