Our Team

Started in mid 2009 in San Diego, California, Evari GIS Consulting has steadily grown and is proving itself to be a more than capable provider of GIS services to a wide arrange of businesses. Together our team of 5 has a wide range of experience in the geospatial industry and is looking to draw on that experience to bring our clients the best GIS has to offer. We hope you will take some time to learn about our individual skills.

Meet Our Team

Ari Isaak, GISP
Founder and CEO

Ari Isaak is the Founder and CEO of Evari GIS Consulting (Evari GIS). Ari has helped build Evari GIS from a 1 man shop in 2012 (Ari) to a staff of 16 people today. Ari has over 15 years working with the ESRI technology stack and related technologies. His interests include cloud architecture, web server administration, municipal street and roadway lighting, driving a common operating picture and streamlining access to enterprise geographic data in diverse and dynamic organizations. He brings real world knowledge and a proven track record of aligning GIS technologies with business needs. He has comprehensive experience creating data, presenting compelling cartographic documents, and developing enterprise scale solutions applicable to a wide range of disciplines.

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Eva Friedberg, Ph.D.
Business Manager

Eva holds a BA from the University of California Berkeley, and she earned a MA (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) in Visual Studies from the University of California, Irvine. Before joining Evari's team as the Business Manager, she was on Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego and Woodbury University teaching courses in architecture history, urban studies and landscape theory. She has published and lectured on the history and politics of urban design and architecture. She brings to Evari her organizational and business skills and her passion for spatial analysis.

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Timothy Michalowski
GIS Manager and COO

Timothy Michalowski directs the delivery of GIS services for all clients while providing technical expertise in implementing innovative solutions. Timothy brings over 15 years of GIS management experience to Evari, previously working for the City of Chicago; Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) in Seattle, WA, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and 7 years as GIS Director in NYC at Abt SRBI Inc., a leading, national research and strategy organization. Timothy holds a Master of Urban Planning & Policy (MUPP) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and BA from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. He has presented technical GIS methods at national conferences including the ESRI International Users Conference (UC), American Association of Geographers (AAG), Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Association of Public Opinion Researchers (AAPOR) and the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).

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Carl Sorenson
GIS Administrator

Carl has extensive experience managing street light auditing projects, organizing field crews, optimizing mobile ArcGIS applications for in-the-field use and assessment. He has worked on Evari projects for important clients like Siemens and Southern Contracting, in San Diego, CA and Cape Cod, MA. Carl graduated with a BS in Geography from Arizona State University in 2013, and is an Accredited Technical Professional of AWS (Amazon Web Services). He is interested in leveraging AWS cloud computing solutions, ESRI JavaScript API, ArcGIS web app builder, and mobile GIS applications to meet the needs of clients.

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Tim McVey
West Coast Project Manager and GIS Analyst

Tim brings experience managing many of Evari’s east coast projects working alongside valued clients including Ameresco and Lumen Lighting Solutions. He holds a BA in Geography with a specialization in GIS as well as a minor in Business Management from Central Connecticut State University. Tim is interested in developing apps and other methods to simplify GIS and empower end users to better understand and use GIS data. He has also contributed to the GIS world as a presenter at the annual NEURISA conference in Sturbridge, MA. Tim greatly enjoys travelling and staying active, whether it be skiing, basketball, or exercising in the gym.

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Ben Harloe
GIS Analyst

Ben Harloe is a graduate of the University of Redlands. He is interested in web development and cloud infrastructure for GIS. Ben's interests include traveling, outdoor sports, and technology.

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Jessica Sanchez
GIS Analyst

Jessica is a UCLA grad with a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies and a minor in GIS. Jessica is interested in effectively using GIS tools to support urban planning and environmental management. Any type of development needs to take into consideration the ramifications of their projects and she hopes to use GIS to inform both decision-makers and the public to help find the most efficient and sustainable action plan. She enjoys solving jigsaw and sudoku puzzles, hiking to waterfalls, and painting.

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