We work with state leaders to unite the private, public and social sectors of identification. Our multi-faceted approach to problem solving provides our clients with access to knowledge and the ability to drive innovation through creative problem solving in a way that no one else can. We have accumulated deep functional and industry expertise as providers of high quality software and business solutions to a global marketplace. We pride ourselves on finding passion in every challenge we face and strive to share that love for our craft with our customers. Your State ID is far more than a software provider or a mobile development shop; we are problem solvers.

 

Doug Richards

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Doug Richards’s knowledge spans technology, adult learning theory, compliance, software implementation, human performance improvement, commercialization, sales, change management and gamification.
Doug accidently began a love affair with web technology in late 1991 following an invitation found on a CompuServe BBS to join in testing the emerging Winsock TCP/IP protocol. The chance relationship with pioneers of the early internet sparked a passion that led to being witness to the birth of the internet browser as it evolved from Nexus to Mosaic. At the release of Mosaic in 1993 he moved from witness to contributor and began creating web pages for himself and his friends – mostly musicians and artists. His early work explored the boundaries of design and information presentation and radically exploited the inline image capabilities that made Mosaic a phenomenon. In 1994 he created an interactive marketing department for an events production company based in Lawrence, Kansas (the home of Kansas University) and took event flyers digital by mobilizing IRC and BBS into ad hoc social marketing networks. In parallel to this he became an advocate for the web to become a system for effecting social change by leveling access to education. This progression of philosophy drew him to pursue membership in the W3C where he donated his time to the pursuit of developing measurable certifications for web technicians.
Discovering a deep passion for education Doug relocated to Mexico in 1996 to follow a dream of studying abroad. While attending and teaching at the University of Guadalajara he developed Viva Vallarta in 1996; a first generation portal for English speaking tourists that provided early social access to information and reviews about restaurants and destinations in the state of Jalisco.
Shortly after his return to the US he continued to master online development for the Sprint University of Excellence. During his tenure he became recognized as an evangelist for Flash for use in distance learning. He worked tirelessly with the development team at Macromedia and earned a reputation as a problem solver and one of six international spots on the elite Team Macromedia for Flash, a hand-picked group of the world’s leading Flash designers and developers that united to validate the programming language, ActionScript and the video compression algorithms that eventually made the tool so ubiquitous.
In the last decade he has been behind the scenes leading systems and strategies to propel innovations to market for some for some of the world’s largest companies including Bayer, Target, Miami Children’s Hospital, Burger King, Johnson and Johnson, Vanity Fair, the NBA, MLB and NFL.
A key member of the largest technology venture capital raise in Kansas history Doug has emerged as a community leader as well, serving as co-founder and National Technology Chair for the At Ease Project, healthcare innovation advisor to Emerge Americas; A Technology Foundation of the Americas event and as a managing partner or advisor to multiple early stage companies. Among those are TiBi.tv, a multi-patented, award winning socialized television experience, B2i Ventures; an international healthcare management consulting firm and Alinare; a Cohen-Esrey company and maker of the nation’s first L.A.B software for banks. He is holder of multiple technology patents and co-author of the new book; the Rapid Learning System with Barbara Weathers slated for release in mid-2013.

 

Scott Allen

scott_bioWhen you sit down with Scott Allen, you’re sitting with a veteran, heavy hitter in the creative field. Scott is the designer’s designer. This multi-talented artisan holds a BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas.

With over 23 years of experience, Scott brings a rare blend of polished professionalism and raw talent to each project. Several of his websites have received worldwide accolades and awards for Design and Flash Visual Excellence and Usability.Highlights of his client list include The Book Bank Foundation, Sprint, the University of Utah, Radio Shack, Nortel Networks, Glenn Toby Enterprises, Boost Mobile and Super Bowl Champion Asante Samuel of the Philadelphia Eagles.

While working for Sprint’s University of Excellence Scott directed and led the team that developed “Power Up for Retail Sales Training.” In January 2006, this project received the National Award for Technology Innovations from ASTD (The American Society of Training and Development). He has received the Sprint Values Excellence Award for ten consecutive years.

Scott’s creative design extends beyond web and media design. As a lighting designer, he created lighting and stage design for Tricky, Run DMC, Crystal Method, Everclear, The Roots, Spearhead, Goodie Mobb, Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco, Common, Maceo Parker, Morrissey, Radiohead, and other national name acts. As a DJ he has opened for Charles Feelgood, Ozomatli, DJ P of BET Networks Master of the Mix Show, DJ Funk and Cut Chemist.

Scott frequently exhibits his paintings in Kansas Cities thriving Crossroads Arts District. He also donates numerous works of art to benefit the Mattie Rhodes Community Center.Scott has the hand drawing skills to design personalized greeting cards, flyers, promotional materials, and book design. Scott lives his art and design with his sketch book as a constant companion. He relaxes by sketching and designs and builds his own furniture. Scott is currently a founding partner of an SEO Firm in Kansas City:  Kansas City SEO Group.

AWARDS:

2006 – ASTD Award for Technology Innovations; Art Director/Lead Designer

2005 – For the third consecutive year, Sprint earned a top five spot on Training magazine’s 2005 Top 100 list, coming in at No. 4. The Training Top 100 is an annual ranking of organizations that excel at human resources development, as determined by Training’s editors.

2003 – Two Fountain Awards from the Business Marketing Association of Kansas City: Direct Mail Campaign, Print and Self Promotional Campaign, Print. Both were for a postcard campaign for WhyStruggle?

2001- Two Certificates of Merit for websites from the Business Marketing Association of Kansas City.

 

Kevin M. Browne

kevin_bioKevin brings 18 years of business startup and entrepreneurial spirit to, Your State ID, Inc.  Whether it’s being an integral part of the team that started and eventually sold a $350 million dollar finance company or traversing the perils of business ownership Kevin is up to the challenge.

With a background that includes driving business for U.S. companies like Wells Fargo Financial or driving the North American initiative for global De Lage Landen, a $46 billion asset global banking cooperative based in the Netherlands Kevin is a welcome addition to any initiative.  He finds that his Southwest Kansas roots and University of Kansas education drive a never ending work ethic.