- Kari has traveled to 6 out of the 7 continents
- She loves to experiment when she cooks, but her kiddos hate it
Kari Dickenson is a product manager for one of Golden Software’s signature products, Surfer®, a specialized tool which creates terrain modeling, bathymetric modeling, landscape visualization, surface analysis, contour mapping, watershed and 3D surface mapping, gridding, viewshed analysis, and volumetric graphics for scientists and engineers.
Kari has been with Golden Software since 2000. She grew up in the California Bay Area and received a B.S. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Upon graduating, Kari worked as an intern at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, learning more about hydrogeology and performing laboratory experiments and some basic computer modeling on groundwater remediation strategies. She then returned to school at the Colorado School of Mines where she earned a M.S. in Geology, focusing on economic geology. During her graduate program, Kari discovered that she enjoyed helping other students use computers to solve problems. As a product manager at Golden Software, Kari is able to utilize her knowledge of geology with fulfill her desire to solve problems and help users.
Golden Software, founded in Golden, Colorado in 1983, is a leading provider of scientific mapping and graphing software packages. The company specializes in creating programs which analyze complex data and convert this data into user-friendly visual tools such as maps, graphs and models. Golden Software products are used in mining, engineering, medicine, applied science and university settings. The company celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2018 with more than 250,000 software licenses sold, in nearly 190 countries and territories, on all seven continents.