Our team members have conducted many research projects as part of the LOVELAND Technologies team. These projects were popular enough to create LOVELAND Research as a dedicated nonprofit research institute. We want to help you ask and answer questions about how we own, tax, develop, and inhabit the Earth. Let's work together.

 

Our Team

Jerry Paffendorf

Co-Director

Jerry is an American mutt from the forested farmlands of New Jersey who's lived around the country in Portland, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Detroit, where he moved in 2009 and started building what's evolved into LOVELAND Technologies. Jerry dropped out of high school, got turned on by Ray Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines" while in art school, and earned a Master of Science in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Detroit has become an endless education and influence for thinking about how information systems can help improve the function of cities, the agency of residents, and the use of physical space. He likes reading books and watching documentaries about all kinds of things, road tripping, running around in circles, and growing LOVELAND into something more and more meaningful all the time.

 

Mary Carter

Co-Director

Mary grew up in southeast Michigan, co-founded LOVELAND and has been running operations while wearing 1,000 hats since 2009. Her experience in library science and fine art are both vital to the functioning of this company, as its roots include balancing a mixture of unrestrained creativity while keeping many small things organized.

Mary is very active in her neighborhood as the President of the Detroit Dog park in Corktown, a member of the Corktown Business Association, and a board member of the Imagination Station of Roosevelt Park.


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