Dave Michelson

Applied Research Software Designer
The Collider
828.225.6575

Office Hours

  • Mon: 

    • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dave serves as NEMAC's Applied Research Software Designer, joining the team in 2015. He has been working in the geospatial industry for over 22 years across many disciplines, including county and municipal government, public school systems, and private consulting.

Dave works with NEMAC's partners to architect and develop software and websites that accomplish their goals. He believes the key to creating easy-to-use tools requires:

  • A thorough understanding of the problem.
  • Observing real people using your tool.
  • And, without question, taking the earbuds out and connecting with real users.

Dave is also a big proponent of using open source software—the ethos matches his core beliefs of openness, transparency, and freedom.

Dave received a B.S. in Geography from Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland. He enjoys his family and any of the incredible outdoor activities that surround Asheville.