Meet the 9b team

The 9b team brings a combined 30 years experience in data analytics and visualization, business intelligence, and software development, as well as industry licenses and certifications. 9b includes former journalists and a visual artist, ensuring thorough documentation and intuitive design. 9b operates as an self-organizing, Agile team, meaning any and all members can be made available to meet the requirements of the Client.

David Connolly
 
Generalist Designer

David Connolly is a visual artist and educator of nearly 20 years. 

 

David comes to 9b from Crossover Preparatory Academy, a private, all-boys academy in north Tulsa, where he taught English and humanities for two years. At 9b, David helps inform and design meaningful, intuitive user experiences with data.

 

David earned both his BFA in visual arts and art history and his MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Tulsa.

Molly Pickard

Documentation Manager

Molly Pickard is an experienced communicator with a focus on technical writing.

 

Molly writes and manages documentation through every phase of a data analytics project, which includes interview memos, user stories, and training manuals. 

Before 9b, Molly worked at KERA, the NPR/PBS member station in Dallas, Texas. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.

Braden Pickard

Community Projects Manager

Braden Pickard is the Community Projects Manager at 9b. Equipped with a deep knowledge of organic crop production, native plant species, and food resilience, on any given week, he is planting trees in the Tisdale Food Forest, harvesting produce for the Emerson Farm CSAor installing reclaimed wood flooring inside The Joinery, a Living Building Challenge™ project in north Tulsa. 

 

Braden earned his degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University - Tulsa. 

Holden Mitchell

Senior Developer

Holden Mitchell is a full stack web developer.

 

Most recently he served as the Lead Developer for Tulsa Public schools, leading a team of five developers and one designer.

 

Prior to that, Holden taught for three years at a Will Roger High School through the Teach For America program.

 

He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Product owner.

Wendell Mitchell

Senior Analyst

Wendell is a data warehouse and business intelligence professional with experience in several key areas of the data management life-cycle. He is passionate about working with data and maximizing the critical role it plays in enabling organizations to succeed.

Areas of specialization are Data Architecture, Business Intelligence/ Data Warehousing, Data Integration, Database Development, Data Governance, Database Administration, Data Visualization/ Reporting, Dashboard Development, Data Quality, Microsoft BI Stack: SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Tableau, and Power BI.

Wendell is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCAS).

Arianna Pickard

Developer

Arianna Pickard develops programs for data acquisition, management and analysis, including web scraping, calling APIs and building databases.

 

She was trained in software programming and big data analysis in a master's of Software Development at the University of Utah.

Before graduate school, Arianna worked as a news reporter covering courts and education at the Tulsa World. Her bachelor's degree is in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.

Nathan Pickard 
 
Senior Analyst

Nathan Pickard, CIA, CISA, has been an IT auditor and data analyst for 15 years.

 

Before founding 9b, Nathan helped start a data analytics program at Williams. He is proficient in Galvanize, Arbutus, and Tableau.

 

He has his MBA from Oklahoma Christian University and a bachelor’s in Accounting from Northeastern State University.

David Osborn

Senior Analyst

David Osborn specializes in helping nonprofit organizations discover meaning and value in their data.

 

David began his career in public accounting and earned his CPA. Most recently, David was Manager of Due Diligence and Business Intelligence at ClearRidge Capital.

 

David graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting.

David Paddock

Senior Analyst

David Paddock is an experienced web programmer and data developer.

 

David came to 9b from Williams, where he created data analytic projects to facilitate corporate and operational audits.

 

David is proficient in Galvanize, Arbutus, and SQL. He has bachelor’s degrees in MIS from the University of Central Arkansas and Economics from Oklahoma State University.