Why we're here

We believe the power of data can unleash human potential.

With better data and the right tools to understand it, we can discover new and creative solutions for the world’s most complex problems.

Every day, we see people and organizations struggling with overly complicated and expensive software, low-quality data, and outdated methods of communication. We see people who have more information at their fingertips than ever before, but who are incapable of harnessing it to make better decisions. We see confusion and isolation.

It doesn't have to stay that way.

We have a better way – a smarter way.
We know that affordable technologies, open data platforms, and outside-of-the-box thinking can drive collaboration, create solutions, and reinvent the human experience.

That's why we created RS21.

What We do

We use data to reveal hidden patterns and guide decisions. We want to change the world by looking at it differently.

We help organizations identify and understand the data they need to develop effective solutions. We collaborate with clients to build interactive tools, integrating information and presenting insights to drive meaningful action. We create platforms that are intuitive, inspiring, and intellectually honest.

We are committed to empowering organizations and communities. We believe better data is the great unifier; it does not replace human intelligence – it amplifies it. It leads to better questions and deeper insights. It transcends boundaries and creates a common purpose. It makes us safer, healthier, and happier.

Who we are

We are dreamers. We are doers. We are problem solvers.

We believe information is art and technology is our canvas.

We are data scientists, developers, engineers, urban planners, gamers and policy wonks. We use technology to bring together individuals from fields that may otherwise never communicate, resulting in new ways of thinking, creating, and acting. With the right people working together, there is truly no limit to what is possible.

We are on the lookout for ways to challenge the status quo and help our clients find a better way – a smarter way. We believe passionately in the work we do – in telling the truth as we understand it and in doing it right. We think of ourselves as owners of the outcome, not just suppliers of the solution. When things get tough, we want to be there with you.

Where you'll find us

We’re searching for the world’s biggest challenges, and organizations around the world are turning to RS21 for help.

We use data and technology to help solve the most complex problems we face. Our mission – our legacy – is to leave this planet better than we found it.

We want to work with clients to create a better future – one with healthier communities, stronger societies, and more prosperous businesses. We believe there are no problems we can’t help you solve.

Meet some of our Team

Charles Rath


Charles is the founder of RS21. He has a long history of successful engagements with governments, multinational corporations, and NGOs. He speaks globally on a number of issues related to systems thinking, resilience, and big data.

Kameron Baumgardner


Kameron is a trailblazer in the fields of big data and visualizations. His progressive experience using cutting edge web technologies is revolutionizing the way communities use information.

Missi Rogers


Missi is the executive lead for all business matters and internal controls. She ensures our customers receive quality, timely products that are under budget. She is also responsible for implementing RS21’s ethics program.

Brian Barnes

Project Manager

Brian is a project manager at RS21 and is well known for creating data-driven narratives about human challenges at the Now Institute. He now leads many of RS21’s major initiatives and is an expert at collaborating with technical organizations.

Megan Cronin

Creative Designer

Megan is a creative designer. She specializes in creating highly effective visuals that use spacing, color theory and typography to create maximum impact for RS21’s products and customers.

Robert Dzur

Geospatial Analyst

Robert is a senior remote sensing and geospatial analyst with experience working on large-scale data gathering and synthesis projects. Specializing in photogrammetric and topographic modeling, Robert brings robust capabilities to many facets of RS21’s work.

Skyler Rexroad

Creative Technologist

Skyler is one of RS21’s most talented web developers and resident “wiz kid”, having previously worked as an instructor at the prestigious Deep Dive Code Academy. Skyler crafts websites and web-based tools that represent the pinnacle of immersive and intuitive user experiences.

Rebecca Mayer

Program Manager

Rebecca Mayer is a program manager at RS21 and is well known for creating data-driven tools to address complex human challenges. She now leads many of RS21’s major initiatives and is an expert at RS21’s agile and collaborative development process.

Brandon Pachuca

Creative Technologist

Brandon is a creative technologist for RS21, functioning both as a front-end web developer, 3D modeling specialist, and geospatial data analyst. His background in architecture and Urban Planning brings a unique perspective to the applicability of urban resilience issues.

Matt Dark

Creative Technologist

Matt combines a strong background in mathematics and statistics with expert web development capabilities. He works closely with our back-end developers to translate server-side calculations accurately into beautiful client-side visualizations.

Dale Dekker

Dale is a founding partner of RS21. Dale has a rich history of building successful businesses and bringing new ranges of talent and methods to the table to solve today's most challenging problems.

Brian Burnett

Brian Burnett, a founding partner of RS21, has a career in management, corporate and civic leadership which allows him to address critical issues of infrastructure, growth, and development.