OUR TEAM

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Sam is the co-founder of Longsight, creating the company to focus on supporting open-source applications for Higher Ed. He served as one of Sakai's original developers and remains one of the foremost experts on the Sakai LMS. He provides thought leadership on new products and provides the highest level client support on Sakai instances. Sam graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in History and worked as an educational technologist at
Teachers College, Columbia University before co-founding Longsight.

He lives in Newburgh, NY.

JOSHUA WILSON

VICE PRESIDENT AND COO

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SAM OTTENHOFF

PRESIDENT AND CTO

Joshua Wilson is the Vice President and COO of Longsight.  He provides thought leadership for the future of Sakai LMS and provides operational oversight for the development of product improvements. He leads the Longsight team, and heads business development efforts, client relations, and business operations. Previously, he served as Associate CIO for Academic Technology at Brandeis University and brings more than 20 years of Higher Ed technology leadership at Brandeis, Tufts University and Bowdoin College. He earned a BA from Yale University. He lives in Lexington, MA.
 

WILMA HODGES

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING AND E-LEARNING INITIATIVES

Wilma provides thought leadership, training, documentation, community-building, and support for best practices in teaching and learning with the Sakai LMS. She also serves as Sakai PMC Community Coordinator for the Apereo Foundation.

 

She has worked at Longsight since 2013 and has been working on Sakai since 2009. She earned an EdD in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University; an MA in English from the University of Central Florida; and BAs in English Literature and Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She lives in Oviedo, FL. 

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EARLE NIETZEL

SENIOR SAKAI DEVELOPER

Earle is the primary Sakai developer at Longsight. He has been with Longsight since 2015. He leads the Sakai Core Team for the Sakai Product Management Committee and serves as the Sakai release manager. He has been working on Sakai since 2006. He earned an BS in Computer and Information Science. He lives in Walkill, NY. 

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KENNETH ARAGON

TECHNICAL SERVICES MANAGER

Kenny handles installs, migrations, upgrades, as well as monitoring and responding to client tickets. He has been with Longsight since 2016 and has worked on Sakai since 2010. He lives in Gilbert, AZ.

DEREK RAMSEY

MANAGER  OF SUPPORT SERVICES

Derek manages Longsight's support services for Sakai, works with Longsight's clients to manage relationships, and keep them updated on Sakai's news. He has worked at Longsight for 7 years and has worked on Sakai since 2006. He has a degree in Computer Information Technology from IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University. He lives in Knightstown, Indiana.

ADRIAN FISH

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Adrian develops Sakai software, primarily using Java and Javascript. He has been with Longsight since 2019 and has been a Sakai developer and active community member since 2004. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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