Ingenious Software is based in beautiful Nelson, BC. Originally created in Muskoka, Ontario, FP2 grew from a single department to a program that is used daily by Fire Departments across the country.
The people behind the product.
Part of what makes FP2 so great is the people behind the program!
Doug is the man behind Ingenious Software having started the company in 1984 — later developing FP2 in Bracebridge, Ontario in 1991.
Doug grew up in Toronto, lived in Muskoka for 8 years, then moved to Nelson with his wife and 2 children in 1997.
The lifestyle and countryside in the Kootenays certainly suits Doug as he is somewhat addicted to mountain biking (huffing & puffing up the mountain with the bike and then heading down the grotty trails, rock drops and small structures). In the winter he can’t get enough skiing — be it at the local ski hill or in the back-country.
When the opportunity presents itself, Doug loves to travel too.
John maintains the FP2 android app.
Lawson is Ingenious Software’s lead programmer.
Born in Winlaw (about a half hour outside Nelson), Lawson moved to Nelson in 2001. He lives with his daughter, Jade, who is quite a delight and keeps him quite busy! They have two fat cats who Lawson says obsess about empty food dishes.
In his spare time, he enjoys “geeking out” on the computer and checking out the latest books, comics, and movies. Cooking new things without recipes is also a hobby of his and he claims he’s successful most of the time! He describes himself generally as a stay at home kind of guy.
Before joining Ingenious Software, he did GIS consulting work, and also worked as a system administrator/GIS technician.
Jeremy has been with Ingenious Software since 2007, and became a co-owner in 2013. He lives in Castlegar with his wife Taira and daughter Iris.
Jeremy was a cook, Alaskan tour guide, call center manager, banker, software trainer and volunteer firefighter before coming to work for Ingenious Software. He currently focuses his time on child, pet, lawn, property and business-care.
Fergus joined Ingenious Software in January 2016 and provides technical support.
He was born in Paisley, Scotland and moved to Canada in 2011. He spent a year in Calgary and three and half years in Vancouver before arriving in the Kootenays to work with Ingenious.
He lives with his partner Kelly and enjoys running in his spare time.