R. L. Frost Simula is a Board Director for HeightsNEXT. An advocate for audiences by
profession, Simula is an accomplished software designer specializing in product strategy
and user experience engineering. Backed by 18 years of experience as a web application
programmer, he is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between business stakeholders,
end-users, and software developers. Simula is passionate about equality, justice,
sustainability, and affecting global change through local efforts. He serves on the
Columbia Heights Charter Commission, as well as the Comprehensive Plan Review
Committee. He advocates for homebuyer rights and protections through his blog and
ongoing civic action. Simula believes that HeightsNEXT fills a gap in the
community, acting as a springboard for citizen-led initiatives that arise outside of
government responsibility.