Meet Our Team
Chief Executive Officer
Kyle’s vision and energy are propelling TORQ in exciting new directions.
With his business partner Katie Kasper, he most recently founded and continues to run a growing software and staffing start up, Forefront.
Kyle is a veteran of both the Air Force and the Army, who most notably served at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as a nurse. His nursing practice has also taken him to outpatient, long term care, and management roles. Before venturing into nursing, he had a career as an IT consultant, developing applications and websites for well over a decade. Kyle also led the development arm of an IT firm specializing in medium-sized businesses for software integrations.
Kyle is an avid runner and mountain biker who loves to compete against his own personal records when he isn’t adventuring with his wife and two sons.
Katie leads the TORQ team with humor and grit, translating vision and dreams into concrete plans.
With her business partner Kyle McDonald, she most recently founded and continues to run a growing software and staffing start up, Forefront.
Board certified through the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses, Katie practiced as an organ transplant and GI nurse before becoming a student and practitioner of Lean process improvement. Katie attended Indiana University, where she majored in English and Musical Theater. For her work as founder of a nonprofit dance company, Katie received the Governor’s Award for Tomorrow’s Leaders from former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, and the WRTV6 Leadership Award.
Katie is a fast reader and a very slow runner. Married to her high school sweetheart, she parents two creatures - one boy and one dog.
Julia keeps TORQ data accurate and up-to-date.
She began her career in mental health providing therapeutic support to children and adolescents. After getting married and moving to Atlanta, she achieved zen working to automate data tasks as an administrative assistant and changed careers.
She joined the TORQ team in 2015 to maintain our database of Labor Market Information, WIOA eligible programs and TORQ usage stats. She also assists with customer service requests and new user on-boarding.
Julia continues to add new programming skills to her data analysis tool belt and is currently a Grow with Google Scholarship recipient. In her free time she enjoys competing with her husband in fantasy football….not because she has any interest in the sport but because she loves statistics.
Greg keeps TORQ running smoothly while designing and implementing new features. He works closely with the team as together they dream up the future of TORQ services.
Greg started taking general computer courses in 1999 at his local community college (TCC) and while still enrolled was picked up by Canon. At Canon, Greg started as a technical support representative and continued to grow his skills by writing administrative apps ont he local intranet and debugging drivers in PQE (Product Quality). Greg now holds certifications from Microsoft (MTAD, MCSD's), AWS, Google, and Oracle, which he has used in his work with companies such as Dominion Enterprises, Cox Business, DollarTree.com, Comcast and MARAD, as well as several other business administrative panels.
When Greg is not busy tinkering with code, he is a serious DIY’er who enjoys projects ranging from minor vehicle repairs to house improvements. He spends his downtime hanging out poolside with his lovely wife as they watch their two kids play.