I solve problems using location-based data and geospatial technology to discover, process, analyze, and understand the world in powerful new ways. For more than 16 years, I have worked as the GIS Analyst for Douglas County, WA, bringing a blend of data management, technical & analytical GIS skills, and cartographic skills to every project. I work to achieve accurate results that fulfill my colleagues and customers’ needs in a timely manner, while juggling numerous projects, and with excellence as a standard.
The map is never finished, and it is my joy to keep improving it. My latest project is a review of the County's addresses and roads for the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA). My continues on improving the County's GIS layers for roads, addressing, recreation, and water features to match updated aerial imagery, as well as, crafting improvements & revisions to a variety of the County’s map products.
I continually work on expanding my skills and keep an eye on the latest geospatial trends. My latest endeavors are developing my skills in metadata, Python, and Esri’s Model Builder.
I have a deep passion for volunteering and giving back to my profession. Currently, I am the organizer for the Central Washington GIS User Group, a volunteer on Washington State Chapter of URISA (WAURISA) Marketing Committee, and past-Chair of URISA's Marketing Committee. I am a past newsletter editor for the former Puget Sound Chapter (now the Pacific Northwest Chapter) of the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), a past board member of the Central Washington GIS User Group (CWGIS), as well as, the past secretary, board member, and chair of multiple committees for WAURISA.