Aaron Eisses, Director
I was raised on a dairy farm in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Growing up on the farm I was taught the lessons of hard work, community, and pulling together to get through hard times, and an understanding of the climate and how changes are affecting the environment.
I studied computer science at Dalhousie University. After graduation, I moved to Ottawa and worked for Nortel Networks. At Nortel I became an accomplished problem solver and team player. Unfortunately, while at Nortel, I also experienced the ugly side of business. In 2005 it was time for me to leave Nortel so I took a layoff package and returned to the family farm.
On returning to Nova Scotia I had the opportunity to work on several different family farms. From milking cows, pruning apple trees, raising beef cattle, growing corn, harvesting carrots, operating greenhouses and growing flowers, I have worked on many different types of farms. Working in agriculture presents many challenges and also demands long days and hard work.
In fall 2009, the day after seeing an iPhone for the first time, I bought a MacBook and began developing iPhone Apps. In the fall of 2010 I moved to Halifax and have been developing mobile phone and tablet applications for iPhones and Androids ever since. Working on mobile devices has been an exciting challenge for me. Smaller screen size and hardware have allowed my creativity and problem solving opportunities to flourish.
I have a passion for sustainable development and living in harmony with the world around us. As a problem solver I think there is no problem that cannot be solved and I enjoy solving problems that affect everyone.