Who Makes Vita Work?


Caleb Carr is the founder of Vita Inclinata Technologies. Caleb comes to Vita with over a decade of Search and Rescue and helicopter rescue ops experience. In recent years, Caleb has been employed in management roles at UBER and Microsoft. Caleb brings extensive knowledge of start-up development, real word expertise, and expert knowledge of the problem and potential solution. Caleb is currently a candidate to be a Patent Agent and JD in the coming years to help Vita excel regarding the development of its intellectual property.

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Renee Owen
Chief Operations Officer

Renee’s training is in economic analysis with specialization in market analytics and international expansion. Along with this diverse skill set and data analytics knowledge, she brings focus and motivation to Vita’s team. Having worked with four small businesses, she understands the impact that dynamic economic projections will have on Vita’s success. Renee’s experience allows her to calculate and communicate Vita’s business potential effectively.

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James Watkins
Chief Revenue Officer

James is a proven executive leader in high growth technology companies. As a revenue-oriented executive, his passion is to turn technology into sustainable, repeatable revenue through licensing, strategic business development, direct sales efforts, and go-to-market partnerships/channels. His mix of analytic, technical, and business skills have led to groundbreaking new business models, easy to sell product and services offerings, and high-growth sales organizations serving some of the most innovative companies in the world.

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Kelsey Abernathy
Director of Corporate Strategy

Kelsey Abernathy is in charge of developing relationships with investors and building strategies for Vita moving forward. Kelsey has the same passion as everyone else at working at Vita; to save lives and is currently finishing her Nursing degree. She also has previous experience managing a small business and provides the team with insight on how to build relationships and market Vita. Through her mix of dedication, passion, and previous knowledge she has the capability of building a sustainable future for Vita Inclinata.

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Max Keet
Creative Director

Max Keet is a graduate of the Digital Design program at Seattle University where he obtained a B.A. in Digital Design. Max has experience with graphic design and visual marketing, and has a diverse skillset including videography and 3D animation, which he uses at Vita Inclinata to assist with marketing as well as create a distinct brand for Vita.

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Derek Sikora is the Co-Founder & CTO of Vita Inclinata Technologies. Derek brings vast experience in aerospace systems design with an emphasis in automation. His design experience kicked off at a young age developing agile Naval solutions. His work in recent years was primarily geared towards Aircrew Gunnery Simulation & Training as well as proprietary Sense & Avoid Technology. Derek’s inspiration is sourced from an underlying drive to deliver intelligent systems that resolve human error. He and his team are the inventors of Vita’s Load Stability System, the first of many life-saving solutions to come.

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Andy Reinland
Chief Financial Officer

Andy Reinland is the acting CFO and an advisor to Vita. Previously, Andy served as the Executive Vice President of F5. From October 2005 to October 2012, he served as F5’s Chief Finance Officer. Andy joined F5 in 1998 as a senior financial analyst and worked with the company for 20 years. Prior to joining F5, Mr. Reinland was Chief Financial Officer for RTIME, Inc., which was acquired by Sony. Mr. Reinland holds a B.A. in Business from Washington State University.

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Logan Goodrich
Lead Mechatronics Engineer

Logan Goodrich brings a strong mechanical engineering background to the team as well as an interest in dynamic systems and controls. Logan worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory designing and prototyping flight components for the Mars 2020 Rover. He is currently getting his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in robotics and controls. With his interest in dynamics and electro-mechanical systems, Logan is eager to develop innovative solutions that will save lives and transform industries.

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Sami Dean
Technical Physicist

Sami has experience in developing software to facilitate research in various types of projects, ranging from studies in nonlinear dynamics to biophysics. Sami is passionate about developing ambitious solutions to problems, even when resources are limited. He has experience using devices and re-purposing hardware to achieve tasks that they were not explicitly designed for. With familiarity in multiple prototyping and modeling methods, Sami brings to the Vita team the ability to help develop a robust and versatile system while ensuring that resources are used as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Jon Chung
Technical Engineer

Jon’s training is in mechanical engineering, and he has a background in medical device development. As a medical device engineer, he has led and developed injection devices used to treat chronic illnesses. Working in a regulated space, Jon is very familiar with GxP, optimizing user experiences, and various lab testing & modeling/prototyping techniques. He brings design modeling and regulatory insight in addition to his mechanical experience to the Vita Inclinata team.

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