Meet the KnowYourH2O Team

Brian Oram

Founder, Licensed Professional Geologist and Soil Scientist

Mr. Brian Oram is a licensed professional geologist and soil scientist with over 30 years experience in applied earth and environmental science and education.
Brian has developed targeted outreach programs to private well owners and city water users throughout the world and has assisted with watershed assessments, testing, and education programs in developing countries and the USA.
Brian has conducted research and consulting projects related the following: acid mine drainage (AMD), lake and stream monitoring programs, wetland creation and monitoring, drinking water filtration plant performance evaluations, groundwater under the direct influence assessments, troubleshooting drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities, testing new point of use water treatment devices and systems, hydrogeological evaluations, geological investigations, soils testing, soil morphological evaluations, water well drilling and construction, land-based stormwater and wastewater management, groundwater artificial recharge, drinking water testing, developing a private well owner mail order water testing, education, and outreach program, grassroots based private well water testing programs, “certified” third party sampler training programs, and watershed assessments.
Brian has also been involved with Citizen Monitoring and other Environmental Training Programs for groups within the United States, Europe, and even the former Soviet Union and was involved in the early phases of the development of citizen science monitoring programs in Pennsylvania through the Susquehanna River Tri-State Association and others.
A very recent development for Mr. Oram is his interest in linking the various water quality, environmental, and health information into one platform that can be used to educate and inform the community and support grassroot efforts using fact based information to make change and improve the conditions on the great big "Blue Ball".

Nicholas Cordua

Programming, Database and Server Management

Mr. Cordua’s technical and management expertise has spanned close to two decades in the computer industry. Since founding Adept Technologies Inc. in 2001 (, Nick has led the successful research, development and implementation of numerous Adept Technologies ® products and services for Fortune 500 corporations, Federal, State and local governments.
Prior to Adept Technologies Inc, Nick is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, served in the United States Air Force and is originally from Half Moon Bay California where Nick graduated from Half Moon Bay High School, ran track and played Football all four years.
Nick is a master scuba diver, private pilot, and enjoys writing code.

Chris Matus

Programming, Web App Development

Upon graduating from King’s College with a degree in Business Administration, Chris applied himself in owning, building, and managing a substantial retail corporation.  He gained extensive experience in enterprise level accounting, payroll, inventory and distribution systems, and, out of need, taught himself to build system enhancements and integrations. After decades in the retail industry, Chris concentrated on his programming skills by completing programs in software engineering through UC Berkley and BLOC, learning full stack web application development and modern front-end frameworks.
Prior to joining the KnowYourH2o team, Chris established a career as a licensed commercial real estate broker with NAI Mertz, where he continues to help owners, investors, tenants, and developers of retail, industrial, and office real estate worldwide.

Jim OConnell

Branding, Website Design, Content Development and Social Media  

Mr. OConnell has over 30 years experience in branding, advertising, magazine publishing, web design, and social media marketing. Since founding Resource Media in 2005, Jim has worked with clients in a broad range of industries from small businesses to large corporations.