of Science in Geography, Portland
State University, Portland Oregon, 2001
Bachelor of Science in Geology and General Science, Portland State University, 1991
Associate of Arts and Sciences, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, 1987
2007 - Present: CARTOMATION INC. WWW.CARTOMATION.COM
1999-2007: Senior GIS Analyst: Pacific County (Department of Public Works), providing GIS support and resources to Pacific County and the communities that exist within and around it. Focus on the development of a GIS program that integrates GIS data into county operations and community needs. Oversee the production and development of GIS maps and data for a wide variety of local, state and federal projects presently occurring in Southwest Washington.
2005: Research Document, Port of Willapa Harbor Strategic Master Plan: Assess the current Port assets and define clear goals to guide the Port’s development over the next five to ten years. The development of both broad and specific objectives to move the Port towards attaining its goals. To identifify and assess the feasibility of priority projects and develop a five-year capital facilities budget consistent with identified Port priorities.005
2001-2004: Cranberry GIS Research: Washington State University, Pullman Washington, Development of a method to monitor the diffusion of chemical pesticides and herbicides in surface water flowing adjacent to cranberry bogs located in Gray's Harbor County, Washington. Made new spatial data and maps of collected field data in the summers between 2000 and 2004 under the direction of Dr. Kim Patton. GIS data were modeled to determine potential hot spots within a dynamically segmented arc network. Practical themes were mapped for the benefit of cranberry growers and to promote established best management practices.
1999: GIS Analyst: Pacific Conservation District PCD Salmonid Recovery Program. Development of spatial data and a map of Anadromous Fish Species Distribution in the Willapa Basin (WRIA 24) located in southwest Washington under the direction of Dr. Mike Norman. New data appearing on the map was added from the Pacific Conservation District, Weyerhaeuser, WDFW, The Willapa Alliance, and Dr. Carol Smith with the WDFW.
1996-1998: GIS Program Manager The Willapa Alliance, performed duties that involved the local community and the development of a basin wide GIS that incorporated over 400 data layers covering the extent of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The focus of this position was to develop and maintain standardized GIS information to support local access and analysis of otherwise unavailable spatial data. The Willapa Alliance GIS continues to provide small coastal communities in this region with GIS information and support.
1996: Geographer/GIS Analyst: Portland State University Geography Department, (Cartographic Center). Performed a street tree inventory within Oregon’s largest industrial area for the Northwest Industrial Neighborhood Association under the direction of Dr. Joe Poracsky. In addition to creating new GIS data, there were maps illustrating the physical characteristics of existing street tree environment and potential sites for future tree planting.
1994-1995: GIS Analyst: Portland State University Geology Department Geothermal Exploration of southeast Oregon. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Cummings, created GIS data and maps used for fieldwork in the exploration of neo-tectonic features and prioritization of hydrothermal systems. The study area encompassed 1/3 of the State of Oregon. This project created new GIS data from existing databases and paper sources as well as data collected from fieldwork in Oregon and Nevada.
1993: GIS Analyst: Portland State University Geography Department, (Cartographic Center). Developed GIS data and maps needed to complete an inventory of street trees within the one square mile Irvington neighborhood located in Portland Oregon under the direction of Dr. Joe Poracsky. This project established a GIS based method used in the expansion of street tree inventories in other neighborhoods within the Portland metropolitan area.
1992 Geo-Technician: Fujitani Hilts, Portland Oregon. Performed the duties of a professional geologist by creating new stratigraphic data for the Tri-met west side light rail tunnel project through Portland’s West hills. Required to provide detailed descriptions of 3" rock core obtained from several drilling locations operating along the tunnel corridor. Performed the duties of a drill-rig inspector along the steep slopes of the West Hills in Washington Park and Jefferson Street.
1992 GIS Analyst: Portland State University, (College of Urban and Public Affairs). Performed a reallocation of 1990 block level census data to a watershed based geography within Portland’s urban growth boundary. The 1990 U.S. Census blocks and block groups were eveluated with Portland's watersheds as the unit of measurement to produce demographic statistics.
1991-1992 GIS Technician: Portland State University, Geography Department (Cartographic Center). The analysis of Portlands first digital natural areas coverage used for the local Metropolitan Greenspaces Program. This project was under the direction of Dr. Joseph Poracsky (Geography Dept.) and focused on the development of a watershed based GIS system used to determine the quality of remnant natural areas within Portland’s urban growth boundary. Demographic information from the 1990 U.S. Census were integrated with natural areas using ArcINFO to create new data. The resulting natural area and population density maps based on complex spatial overlays of population demographics at the block level.
1990-1991 Geo-Technician: Fishhawk Lake Homeowners Association Under the direction of (the late) Dr. Leonard A. Palmer: Inventoried the 22 square mile Fishhawk Lake watershed located in northwest Oregon for unstable slope conditions potentially associated with poor logging practices on forest roads. Determined the locations of landslides that have potential to contribute large volumes of sediment to Fishhawk Lake. Quantified potential sources of sediment from unstable slopes within the watershed. This project developed a comprehensive history of logging practices and developed GIS data to quantify a logging history and changes to the watershed over time. Produced GIS data and maps of landslide hazards, logging history, hydrography, soil types, and forest road conditions.
1990 Geo-Technician U.S. Forest Service: Rigdon Ranger District, (Willamette National Forest), Oregon. Performed tests on soils obtained from a variety of different logging practices and slope conditions. Soil density and moisture testing equipment was used in the field. These data were used in part to determine the logging impacts on soil and adjacent hydrography. This project also involved installation and maintenance of field equipment to monitor soil and slope conditions in and adjacent to landslides. Determined discharge rates in tributaries of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. Wrote a user manual to describe how river water volume and velocity can be measured using a bridge crain and electronic sounding device.
Hydrologic Technician U.S. Forest Service: Rigdon Ranger District,
National Forest), Oregon. Worked on the development
of stream survey protocol and data collection methods suitable for an Oregon
Cascade mountain environment. Responsible for collecting field data obtained
from stream surveys and processing it into useful GIS data and maps. During
the typical field season over 200 miles of stream channel were surveyed. This
project also involves a number of stream enhancement projects including large
woody debris placement and the installation and maintenance of field data recorders,
automatic water sampling stations and stream gauges. And I won a cash award
for doubling the expected amount of stream miles surveyed in one field season.