Joe Oddi

When Joe joined Pictometry he was pretty much starting from scratch when it comes to software, GIS and adult teaching.  After a decade as a zoo keeper, the field of technical training was a far-cry from his normal day-to-day routine of working with animals – birds, more specifically.  But after a few relocations, he ended up back in Rochester, 2 hours from where he grew up in Watertown, NY, ready for a new challenge after things were starting to get stale in the zoo business.   His wife Corey has been with Pictometry for 8 years now, at one point being a trainer herself and is now a commercial sales manager.  Since 2010, Pictometry has always been a household name, allowing him to be familiar with the business and how amazing the technology is.  Upon the move back to Rochester, a training position was open and thanks to a brief stint as a high school teacher and strong interpersonal skills, was able to land the job as a trainer.

Joe went to college in Potsdam, NY and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at SUNY Potsdam.  A summer internship at SeaWorld in Orlando opened the door to a job in their Education department, where speaking to the public, giving tours and teaching young students were a daily occurrence.  After a few years, the love for animals became stronger and a job working with SeaWorld’s avian collection happened in 2003.  In 2010, he and then girlfriend Corey moved to Denver together to get a fresh start and to continue working with birds, now at Denver Zoo.  Zookeeping taught Joe invaluable skills that have translated to this new profession here at Pictometry.  Things like teamwork, communication, documentation, observation, patience, routine, a willingness to learn and public interaction has allowed Joe to really take to this the job quickly and serve as a nice fit.   Joe really enjoys showing how Pictometry’s technology can assist people in their day-to-day work routine and always being available to help others.

When not at work, Joe has his hands full with a 1 year old heart throb named Will, 2 great dogs and a newly bought house that is a constant work in progress.  Joe loves to travel to new places, meet new people, hike, be outside, try new craft beers and to be with family.

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