Potawatomi Resource Conservation and Development Council
November 2014 - present
I'm responsible for expanding our natural resource conservation efforts in a 12 county service area. We are bringing black walnut processing infrastructure to the community, developing management plans for our most significant public lands, working to combat invasive species and creating autonomous aerial platforms to aid local agriculture.
Lecturer in GIS and Mobile Mapping
Humboldt State University
August 2012 - May 2014
I taught intermediate-level GIS and the field-oriented mobile mapping (GPS) courses. Both classes focused on collecting, developing, and analyzing GIS data.
March 2010 - July 2014
I focused on projects that sought to characterize morphological change (river cross sections and sand dunes movement), maintained a basin-scale stream temperature monitoring network, and developed climate monitoring infrastructure. I provided input and feedback to long-term planning of park projects.
Senior Analyst & Principal
January 2011 - July 2014
As a principal in our company, I focused on expanding and communicating with our clientele, and as a senior analyst, I converted data into actionable geographic information.
Humboldt State University, Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources
August 2007 - May 2009
As a part of my graduate work, I simulated and tested watershed response to land cover change with a distributed, numerical model. I trained undergraduates for sediment sampling studies and maintained the University's watershed laboratory.
Physical Science Technician
Yosemite National Park
May 2002 - August 2008
I coordinated the field logistics for multiple agency water resource research projects. I collected and processed hydrological data via stream gaging measurements, water sample collection, maintaining an instrument network of data loggers, auto-samplers, and stream stage recorders. I trained and supervised technicians and interns and I installed, maintained and upgraded real-time meteorological towers.
I've been lucky in that some of the work and research that I've done translates well into posters. Below are links to most of the work that I've done. There is a big GIS component to this work. Clicking on the images will get you a .pdf of the poster. The conference, the year and the subject matter lie below each image.
Here is a link to a gallery of pictures of some of the great places I've worked and people I've met there. All pictures are my property unless specifically noted
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