Meet the team

Our team is comprised of passionate individuals with decades of experience in farming, software and imaging, and technology innovation. We are driven to help dairy farmers at all scales of production increase herd health and minimize production losses.

Tamara Leigh

Tamara Leigh

CEO & Co-Founder

Tamara Leigh is a strategist and community-builder with a focus on moving ideas into action. Before moving into technology and entrepreneurship, Tamara worked in the agriculture sector from barn to boardroom. She is an award-winning agriculture journalist, established and ran a successful agriculture communications practice, and has worked with farms, industry associations, and senior levels of government on agricultural issues.

EIO Diagnostics brings her lifelong passions for working with farmers, innovation and livestock together into one compelling project.

Shannon Mason-Thacker

Shannon Mason-Thacker


Shannon Mason-Thacker is an expert in transforming ideas and intentions into high-functioning organizations and teams. An experienced organizational development and technology professional, Shannon provides direction for enterprise business systems, analyzing and establishing operational processes, talent strategy and culture-setting. Shannon brings a whole-hearted approach to her work, and the full focus of her experiences and relationships to the challenges before her.

EIO Diagnostics excites Shannon’s desire to create meaningful change in the world through her work.

Our Advisors

Dr. Alfonso Lago

DVM, PhD, Dairy Herd Health Research

Chelsea Elliot

PEng, Senior Technical Advisor, Engineering and Project Management

Cory Spencer

Technical Advisor, Haltwhistle Cheese

Wally Smith

Dairy Advisor, former President of Dairy Farmers of Canada

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