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Carla Schroer, Marlin Lum, and Mark Mudge of CHI

(Left to right) Carla Schroer, Marlin Lum, and Mark Mudge of Cultural Heritage Imaging

The CHI Team

Contents:  Founders    Staff    Board 

At Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI), we are proud of our cross-disciplinary team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to cultural heritage and CHI's mission. In addition to the people listed on this page, CHI contractors and volunteers provide a wealth of expertise in many fields related to our work.

Founders

Photo of Mark Mudge Mark Mudge, President and Board Member
Mark’s recent work has concentrated on ease of adoption of digital imaging techniques by cultural heritage professionals. His focus includes the trustworthiness of “born digital” images, the semantic richness of metadata records, and how to ease the burdens of long-term digital archiving. Mark has a background in digital imaging, including 3D scanning, and he also has extensive fine-arts experience in sculpture and bronze casting. More…

Photo of Carla Schroer Carla Schroer, Founder, Director, and Board Member
Carla is a seasoned business and technical professional with over 20 years of software experience in Silicon Valley and 6 years of imaging and cultural heritage experience. She has directed a range of software projects including object-oriented development tools, desktop publishing, and Java technology. Carla has always loved ancient places and cultural objects, seeking them out in museums, books, and travels. More…

Staff

Photo of Casey Cameron Casey Cameron, Office Manager
Drawing upon her extensive background in writing, editing, and management in the commercial software industry, Casey handles various editorial and administrative tasks for the group at CHI, including page-building and updates to the web site. She is excited to help support CHI and its mission. More…

Photo of Marlin Lum Marlin Lum, Imaging Director
Marlin is responsible for improving digital documentation techniques and raising awareness about the preservation of cultural artifacts and heritage sites. He has been a creative director and imaging professional for over 10 years. With art as his passion, Marlin brings to his work at CHI a unique blend of creative imaging and professional photographic skills. More…

Board

Photo of David J. Brown David J. Brown, Board Member
Dave is an engineer whose 35-year professional background is in computer systems. He began his career as a member of the research staff at Stanford University, where he worked with Andy Bechtolsheim on the prototype SUN system. He left Stanford to become one of the founders of Silicon Graphics, and later with Steve Bourne, he established the Workstation Systems Engineering Group at Digital Equipment Corporation. More…

Photo of Jean Elliott Jean Elliott, Board Member
Jean is an expert technology marketing professional with a passion for the arts. Jean has held leadership roles in product marketing, business planning, and strategic analysis. She is currently Senior Director of BizSpark Marketing on the Strategic and Emerging Business Team at Microsoft. Jean aims to broaden CHI's community of friends and donors through communication, events, and the media. More…

Photo of Allen Hopper Allen Hopper, Board Member
Allen is an attorney whose practice has focused upon civil rights and liberties, abuse of governmental authority, and criminal defense law. He is currently the Litigation Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Drug Law Reform Project. Allen is also committed to the preservation of historical art and artifacts, and he is excited to be part of CHI's work. More…

Jason Horowitz Jason Horowitz, Board Member
Jason has dedicated his career to expanding and deepening global connections, applying learning, communication, and influencing skills across geographical, cultural and organizational lines. He was formerly Director of Business Operations in the Client Software Group at Sun Microsystems, and prior to that, he was a Foreign Service Operator for the U.S. Department of State. More…

Photo of Tom Malzbender Tom Malzbender, Board Member
Tom is a research scientist working in computer vision, imaging, and 3D graphics. During his 31-year career at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, he developed Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) along with Dan Gelb. His RTI/PTM methods are used in the fields of criminal forensics, paleontology, and archaeology. His recent work imaging the Antikythera Mechanism led to the deciphering of this ancient astronomical computer. More…