Team

Leadership Team

Nicholas Witham

Cofounder and CEO

Nick is a doctoral biomedical engineering student at the University of Utah (U of U), serial entrepreneur, and prototyping expert. Nick has spent countless hours making people with limb difference 3D printed prosthetics. Nick is the lead researcher of Twisted Coiled Polymer (TCP) Musculature technology at the U of U Microsystems Lab. Nick started GAIA to improve the lives of people with limb differences by making the prosthetic core technology function better for less money.

Dr. Rami Shorti, PhD, MSc, MBA

Cofounder, COO, and CTO

Dr. Rami Shorti's 17+ years’ of multi-disciplinary experience spans applied human movement biomechanics, engineering, clinical research, healthcare innovation, and quality & regulatory management systems implementation. Dr. Shorti guides Gaia's Technology roadmap and strategy while directing and advising on funding, regulatory, and company formation. He also provides technical expertise and professional connections necessary to our company.

Thomas Odell

Cofounder and President

Thomas has contributed in many ways. Most impactfully with marketing and business operations of Gaia. He has a broad set of skills that allow him to manage the day to day tasks of our interdisciplinary team. With his patient centered focus, he is very adept at ensuring all teams are working towards the same objective.

Contributing Members & Past Alumni


Brian Hanson, B.S, M.S.
3D & Component Assembly

Morgan Hamilton, B.A, MHA/MPH
Business & Marketing

Angie Kaufusi, B.S.,
Marketing

Farshad Mogharrabi, B.S., M.S.
Engineering, controls, testing

Devan Anderson, B.S., M.,S.
Electrical Engineering, User Interface

Tanner LeSueur, B.S., M.,S.
Biomedical Engineering