I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in design review at the Planning Department for 4 years and then back into full time GIS in 1990, where I managed the GIS until 2004. I moved to the Tennessee Department of Transportation in 2004 and currently serve as a GIS Manager within the IT Division there. I have been involved with URISA since 1988 and served on its Board of Directors from 2002 through 2005 and had the honor of serving as the President of URISA in 2019. I have also been active in the Tennessee Geographic Information Council since the early 90’s and served as the inaugural president of the Cumberland Chapter of URISA.