FireOak Team

Meet the FireOak Team

We're a small but nimble group of knowledge management, library/information management, and information security experts. We're a geeky bunch who thrive on solving information-related problems; curating content; connecting people to the information & knowledge they need; and applying our expertise to make data, information, and knowledge easily findable, discoverable, reusable, and secure. 

The FireOak Leadership Team:

Abby Clobridge
Founder & Consultant

Abby is the founder of and consultant at FireOak Strategies. Abby has been working at the intersection of knowledge management, information management & libraries, and information technology for over twenty years, first as an in-house expert and now as a consultant. She's worked with clients all over the world, including the United States, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and, most recently, South America. 

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Eric Smith
Chief Technologist & Information Security Officer

Eric is the FireOak team's Chief Technologist and Information Security Officer (CISO). Eric provides technical oversight for all client projects and our internal platforms.  

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Eric Hinsdale

Knowledge Management Consultant

Eric has been working in the field of information and technology management for more than a quarter century. His experience includes managing web and digital services, overseeing information technology systems, and designing information solutions for public and private sector organizations. In addition to his information management degree, Eric has studied extensively in the history and philosophy of science and technology.

Kelly LeBlanc

Knowledge Management & Taxonomy Specialist

Kelly holds a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta and Master of Letters from the University of Glasgow. She has a diverse background in metadata and data services, municipal planning and development, and historical research. 

Julie Rappold

Knowledge Management &
Taxonomy Specialist

Kara Stith

Knowledge Management Analyst

Mimi Krystel

Senior Project Manager