Hayes Blanchard is the Head of IT & Media at Kalam Research. Hayes is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States where he graduated from the University of Nevada with a B.A. in film. After graduating Hayes spent two years in the U.S. Peace Corps teaching English at the State University in Vanadzor, Armenia. His time in the Peace Corps over Hayes decided to stay in Armenia to work with Bars Media on documentary film projects. Once the film “A Story of People in War and Peace” was finished, he helped establish the Tumo Centre for Creative Technologies, designing the media and IT system in Yaravan, which now serves over one thousand media students. In 2007 Hayes joined the Cafesjian Center for The Arts as Director of IT & Media. During this time he was deeply involved in the construction, commissioning opening and operation of the premier art center in the South Caucuses. Next Hayes took a year off to travel through, and photograph, the Middle East and Africa. Upon reaching Dubai Hayes joined the KRM team.