Critical Reach was founded in 1995 in the aftermath of the brutal abduction and murder of Polly Klaas in Petaluma, CA. We developed technology that enabled any officer, in minutes, to build and electronically distribute color photo bulletins to law enforcement and community recipients. A response that previously took many days was reduced to minutes, saving lives.
Critical Reach is now poised to use our expertise to dramatically reduce law enforcement response times in a crisis. Today’s pressing concern for parents, kids, and teachers is school safety. We can again save innocent lives, build a more secure learning environment for our children, and deliver another otherwise unachievable solution.
After earning a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Jennifer spent 15 years engineering complex systems, including spacecraft and self-driving vehicles. She has served in senior technical leadership roles in systems engineering, product assurance, and autonomous system safety for Maxar Technologies, Toyota Research Institute, and Nuro. Jennifer leads Critical Reach’s product development and deployment for technology solutions focused on protecting children from gun violence.
After a BS in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, a stint with IBM, and an entrepreneurial executive career in the home furnishings industry, Todd joined five technical colleagues to co-found Critical Reach. He has served as Executive Director since its inception. Todd helped develop the organization’s innovative public/private partnership and has ensured its long-term stability as a trusted partner to law enforcement.