Hi! I'm Brian


We all have to do it. I've been really lucky that my work history has been with water in the wild places.

Executive Director
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.

The California State Parks - North Coast Redwoods District

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
Humboldt Cartography

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.

Research Assistant
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.

AGU 2012 - Lake Temperatures
with Jason Barnes

AGU 2012 - Thesis results

CalGIS 2009 - Yosemite bathymetry

CalGIS 2010 - Lake work

AGU 2008 - Early thesis modeling

AGU 2009 - Thesis modeling

ASPRS 2008 - Search & Rescue model
with Jason Barnes

ASPRS 2008 - Hydro modeling

Hydrology Work in Yosemite

2007 Snowpack data

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

Cirriculum Vitae

Forester Pass in SEKI circa October 2010

Here is a copy of my CV.

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