Our Team

Meet our service-minded team

Our team members are a part of the Office of International Services (OIS) at Indiana University (IU), so they understand what you need sunapsis to do. They’re also eager to help. Write to us at sunapsup@iu.edu.

Development team

Jason Baumgartner

Jason Baumgartner

Director of Information Services

Jason is the creator and lead developer of sunapsis. He earned a master’s degree in information science from IU and has worked for OIS since 1999. A member of NAFSA, he developed the current algorithm for NAFSA’s annual analysis of the economic impact of international student enrollment and has conducted the analysis since 2000. He loves Broadway theatre and is an avid foodie.

Tim Climis

Tim Climis

Associate Director of sunapsis development

Tim grew up in Connecticut and got his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. He came to Indiana to study math education and started working at OIS in 2006. After taking some time off for school, he came back in his current capacity in 2008. In his free time, he rows on a local lake and bakes pies.

Ned Hummel

Ned Hummel

Systems Analyst/Programmer

Ned grew up in rural Nebraska, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He came to Indianapolis in August 2008 to solve the “two-body” problem, as his wife is a mathematics professor at the University of Indianapolis. For fun, he watches anime, reads manga, and goes to the Nebraska Star Party and the annual TeX user group meeting.

John Lee

Joo-Wang John Lee

Systems Analyst/Programmer

John was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in the Philippines. After earning a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry from Middlebury College in Vermont, John pursued his passion for programming and computer science. He worked at Dartmouth College and at Binghamton University, where he used sunapsis. In his free time, John loves watching movies and listening to jazz.

Tyler Dell

Tyler Dell

Systems Analyst/Programmer

Tyler grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana and earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science with minors in philosophy and cognitive science from IU Bloomington. He previously worked as a research assistant at IU’s Privacy Lab researching group dynamics on online forums. In his free time, Tyler enjoys reading, local music, playing bass guitar, and skateboarding.

Sudhanshu Siddh

Sudhanshu Siddh

Mobile Application Developer

Sudhanshu was born and raised in Ranchi, India. After earning his bachelor's degree in Information Technology from SRM University in Chennai, India, he worked for Caterpillar India as an IT Analyst. To pursue his passion for mobility and pervasive technologies, he joined IU to get a master's degree in Computer Science and also joined the sunapsis team as a mobile application developer. When he gets time from grad school, he enjoys playing video games and watching TV shows.

Operations team

Gillian Thiebe

Gillian Thiebe

Associate Director of business development & Operations

Gillian oversees user support, leads the business operations, and cultivates relationships with clients. She earned bachelor’s degrees in international business and French from Ball State University, and completed a master’s degree in international and comparative education at IU. She’s a world traveler at heart, a Mexican food fanatic, and a 5K lover.

Nik Spurgetis

Nik Spurgetis

quality control manager

Originally from Rock Island, Illinois, Nik attended Indiana University and earned a bachelor’s degree in informatics, minoring in psychology. He previously worked at IU’s UITS Technology Center Consulting, managing a team of technicians responsible for assisting students and staff in dorms and apartments with their Internet connections. His interests include aviation, meteorology, photography, cooking, and playing guitar.

Logan Smith

Logan Smith

quality control technician

Native to Northern California where he earned his bachelor’s degree at UC Davis. Logan moved to Bloomington in 2013 and started testing software for the Kelley School of Business. Passionate about community and collaboration he has built hiking trails in the Rocky Mountains, instructed primitive survival in the deserts of Utah, and built a floating sustainable village in New York. Catch him outside of the office with his family on a nature trail or art event.

Matt Reynolds

Matt Reynolds

Client relations manager

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems at IU. He previously worked as an IT Help Desk consultant for the IU Kelley School of Business. Matt is a lifelong IU basketball fan who loves live comedy shows and other forms of live entertainment, as well as playing and writing music.

Joe Compion

Joe Compion

Client Relations Specialist

Originally from Hammond Indiana, Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in Informatics with a business cognate from Indiana University. He previously served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division, deploying to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Joe enjoys spending time in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and considers Colorado his home away from home. Some of his many interests include football, video games, tacos, and live music.

Kathy Abell

Steev Young

Client relations Specialist

Steev Young grew up in Ohio and Southern Indiana. She received a degree in Liberal Studies from Indiana University in 2016. She started working with the Office of International Services on the sunapsis Client Relations team in 2018. Steev has lived in South Korea and India, and she likes to read, listen to music, and play video games in her spare time.

Kathy Abell

Kathy Abell

Documentation Specialist

A native of Monroe County, Indiana, Kathy is an IU Bloomington alumna earning a BA in Economics and minors in Business and Psychology.  After working for IU for several years, she contracted as an IT professional in Kuwait and Moscow Russia.  While overseas, she, and her husband travelled extensively to several countries including Greece, Jordan, Turkey and Italy.  Kathy is happy to be home and enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.

office of International Services

Poplars 221
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-0490