The Team

Dave Haas


Dave Haas is a PhD candidate in the Marine Science and Conservation department of Duke University Marine Lab, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and a National Geographic Explorer. His dissertation research focuses on whale and dolphin ecophysiology, which inspired the invention of the FaunaTag and tagOS (the software that powers FaunaLabs devices). Before starting his PhD at Duke University, Dave was the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Game Studios at PopCap, the makers of Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies. Prior to PopCap he held a number of senior technology and management roles, including Technology Archon at Sabertooth Games and Director of Information Technology at BootlegTV / Bootleg Networks.

Sam Kelly


Sam is an engineer who specializes in doing everything necessary to get things up and running. He currently works at Conservation X Labs, developing hardware products for genetic diagnostics and artificial intelligence.