About Creating Private Safety Network
The inspiration for Private Safety Network was the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and shortly thereafter the privacy concerns that emerged in non-private social media. Together these events led to our interest in looking at push notifications as a vehicle to overcome obstacles we saw in the Parkland crisis. We also saw the benefits of communications through truly private networks. This approach allowed us to overcome a lot of the communication hurdles witnessed in Florida.
About the Founders
Keith C. Welch graduated from Virginia Tech and then finished graduate work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been in engineering for 35 years, and mobile software for 15 years (before iPhones!). He has worked in military communications, big data, social networking, and customizable applications.
Cynthia Goodenough Welch graduated with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at University of Maryland, College Park. Her background is diverse with experience in advertising and marketing management, technical writing for the Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, and as a psychotherapist in private practice. Her product visions have driven Mooseworks Software developments, and now Private Safety Network. The combination of our backgrounds and personal experiences has made Private Safety Network possible. PSN is the culmination of our lives work, and is something very close to our hearts.