About Us

Technology. Maps. How humans manipulate their built environment. Proliferation of data. In casual communication and in mass media, these topics tumble from tongues and skip across screens. And the ground keeps shifting.

The churn affects any organization or business that has to deal with geography — and really, how many do not?

FrontWater can help.

Blake Esselstyn, AICP, GISP, Principal

Blake combines a love of geeking out over geographic data with an ability to synthesize and communicate the stories it reveals. Further, he relishes problem-solving — especially in the arena of land planning. Since 1994, he’s applied GIS in Seattle, Boston, and Philadelphia, and since 2004, as an urban planner in Asheville. He has degrees from Yale and Penn.