Mr. Chad Messer joined the Hydrologic Research Center in July 2022 as a member of the Information Technology department, responsible for software systems development and administration.  Chad obtained his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of San Diego in May 2022 with additional academic emphasis in Mathematics and Entrepreneurship. Since joining HRC, Chad has participated in the collaborative efforts of HRC researchers and engineers in the development and distribution of real-time operational decision support systems. His current emphasis is to learn and help adapt HRC systems to new technologies while sustaining the same level of reliability that HRC is known for. His goals for the future are to focus on backend development and help the team with its ongoing development of all systems.