Rethink What You Thought
About Traffic Data Management
It’s not what it used to be. Building on decades of industry experience and lessons learned from TRADAS, we’ve reinvented traffic data management using a simple guiding principle: It doesn’t need to be a headache. Our goal was to create an easier way to get more accurate traffic data. The result was Jackalope; an entirely new approach that turned the old model upside down.
Meet the High Desert Traffic Team
Joe has over 30 years of experience developing, implementing, and advising on various traffic-related systems. He got his start in this industry by writing the TRADAS program and working closely with a pioneer in the industry, his father Dr. Joe Wilkinson. He has had his hand in everything from database configuration and development to integration and migration. His technical expertise is specifically related to traffic data processing and management. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters on camping and traveling adventures.
Cathy has a supreme ability to support her customers with everything from implementation to advanced special requests pertaining to traffic information. She works closely with Joe in prioritizing, documenting, and troubleshooting all incoming customer requests. Her ability to multitask is without comparison. In her free time, she dedicates herself to volunteering at her local animal humane society.
Jeff is a highly experienced programmer with extensive knowledge in Oracle. His technical expertise includes C++, COM, SQL-Server, Unix, Rogue Wave STL Library, ZApp, Chartfolio C++ API, VBA, OLEDB, COBAL, Java, Tomcat, quartxz, GSSAPI, LDAP, Perl, Mason, Hibernate, JSP, Maverick, Ruby, Rails, MySQL, Oracle SQL, and PL-SQL. His traffic experience has made him a valuable resource in federal reporting (FHWA).
Laura is an integral part of the High Desert Traffic support team. Customers and our team agree that her outgoing, affable personality makes her a joy to work with. Her free time is devoted to an even more rewarding job; the education and entertainment of her young son.
Mae is High Desert Traffic’s Executive Administrator since 2017 and strives to keep the organization and functionality of the company at its top tier performance and function. Through cross-company support and integration, Mae’s main goals range from record maintenance, bookkeeping and accounting with federal and state filings, and supporting role of event and strategy planning to be able to successfully assist her fellow coworkers in the upkeep of the companies functionalities, allowing them to shift their main focus to our customer’s needs, requests, and satisfaction. In her free time, Mae enjoys continuing her education in various interests from accounting tax laws and procedures, art, psychology, and sports and health science. When she is not in the office, you are more than likely to find Mae at her local gym, or at home reading while crocheting to her favorite vinyl records.
Susie works closely with the Company leadership team to put in place a work plan to meet company goals and strategic vision. Prior to joining High Desert, she was a former member of a State DOT leadership team with responsibilities managing transportation roadway inventory, traffic monitoring for state and federal policy administration, and overseeing the enterprise state and off-state GIS network. In addition, Susie has experience with IT project management and software development in the public and private sector. Her free time is spent gardening and enjoying time with her large extended family.
Drew is a critical thinker with focus on the application of diagramming and communication techniques to reflect different aspects and components of the system. He enjoys relationship building and working with users to review, document, analyze, and evaluate business systems and user needs for traffic data migration and traffic data management projects. He has a BA in Public Administration. When he is not working, he stays busy with his 3 boys ranging from middle school, high school, and college. In his free time, he likes to ride his motorcycle, hang out with friends, travel, and watch a good movie.