Professional Experience



Lake Champlain Basin Program, Grand Isle, VT

Communications and Publications Coordinator, 2010–Present

Coordinate content development, editing, and graphic design for LCBP publications, websites, and exhibits, and assist with education and outreach programs.


Freelance Cartographer, 2007–Present

Produce maps for travel/outdoor recreation guidebooks.


City of South Burlington Stormwater Services, South Burlington, VT

GIS Technician, 2008–2010

Developed, managed, and maintained geospatial databases and prepared maps in support of stormwater management and city planning efforts. Conducted field investigations to collect and verify accuracy of data, and instructed field personnel on use of GIS and GPS. Provide technical support to City staff.


University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab, Burlington, VT

Geospatial Specialist, 2008–2010

Assisted in all phases of Urban Tree Canopy assessments. Process LiDAR data to create elevation data sets (DEMs, DSMs, nDSMs). Prepare vector and raster data for land use classification. QA/QC land cover data sets. Prepare metadata and create metadata templates. Produce maps, graphics, reports, and presentations. Prepare SOPs for assessment processes.


Earthwatch Institute, Maynard, MA

Production Coordinator/Photo Editor, 2005–2007

Managed production and printing of 120 volunteer briefing documents each year. Initiated a new, more efficient electronic production process. Produced posters, advertisements, and other marketing collateral. Managed photo collection of over 10,000 images, and increased photo database contents by 250%.


Geography Department, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Graduate Assistant, 2001–2004

Coordinated the editing and production of the Himalayan Research Bulletin. Copyedited and proofread articles, prepared page layouts, re-designed journal, and liaised with authors, guest editors, and printer broker. Assisted with planning and implementation of Oregon Geographic Alliance's teacher education conferences.


National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Editorial and Production Intern, 2003

Published the daily National Geographic News Web site. Produced and posted stories and photo galleries; researched, obtained, and prepared photos for publication; cleared copyright permissions; liaised with authors, editors, and photographers; interviewed subjects; and wrote stories and photo captions.


U.S. Forest Service,

Aerial Photographer, Portland, OR, 2001

Operated aerial photographic equipment, designed and prepared flight plans, and inspected film for quality control.


Visitor Information Receptionist, Golden, CO, 2000

Disseminated information about Forest Service policies, rules and regulations, outdoor recreational opportunities, and trip planning for over 20 national forests and grasslands in five states.


Colorado State University, Department of Forest Sciences, Fort Collins, CO

Research Assistant, 1998

Assisted in a study of the role of nutrient availability in riparian cottonwood trees on two rivers in northwest Colorado. Performed soil sampling and nutrient extraction procedures, established and maintained seedling study plots and sampling transects.


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY

Environmental Analyst, 1994–1996

Procured wetland, stormwater, and coastal zone management permits from federal, state, and local agencies for maintenance and capital projects at port and transportation facilities. Assessed projects for permit requirements, prepared permit applications and supporting materials, and ensured compliance with permit conditions.


United States Geological Survey, Hartford, CT

Hydrologic Technician, 1994

Performed Phase I assessments of bridges for vulnerability to scour and stream instability, compiled historical engineering data for bridges to be assessed, and trained new technicians in bridge assessment procedure.

Volunteer Experience



Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership, Portland, OR, 2004

Researched and wrote interpretive content, including descriptions of historical, cultural, and natural points of interest, for Lower Columbia River Water Trail web site.


Housatonic Valley Association, Cornwall, CT, 2001

Researched municipal land records to identify potential right-of-ways and access for the Housatonic Valley River Run/River Belt Greenway project.


The Trust for Public Land, New Haven, CT, 1998–1999

Researched municipal records for land ownership information, assessment data and maps, and land use regulations, and mapped electric utility lands with open space and water source protection value.


Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Fort Collins, CO, 1998

Mapped and transcribed into CNHP databases occurrences of threatened and endangered species and ecologically significant communities.


Additional Experience


Worked in Colorado ski industry and outdoor recreation retail. Self-employed painter. Volunteer work. 1996–2000.

Education



University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2008–2009

Upper/graduate-level coursework in GIS and geospatial digital image processing.


Portland State University, Portland, OR

MS Geography, 2005

Thesis: Ambivalent Landscapes: An Historical Geography of Recreation and Tourism on Mount Hood, Oregon (Click here for PDF of Introduction)


University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

BS Natural Resources Management and Engineering, 1994


Computer Skills


ArcGIS, ArcPad, QT Modeler, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office, HTML & CSS