2230 Hopkins Ave
Redwood City, CA. 94062
Accomplished GIS Application Developer seeks to empower organizations by creating easy to use interfaces, automated analytical tools, project management, and effective cartographic communication, online or offline.
Manager of Geospatial Information, Environmental Defense Fund 1998-June 2009
Grew EDF’s knowledge and capability of geographic tools from the ground up
Implemented and managed an enterprise GIS system
Created hundreds of GIS deliverables for specific place based projects
Designed hundreds of static and interactive maps for external communication
Advised upper management on policy issues relating to conservation based projects
Spearheaded the organization’s strategy for the use of GIS as an environmental advocacy tool
Authored and published reports and results of analyses
Freelance 1996- 2000
Created a community GIS system for the Mission Economic Development Association. The system integrated aerial photography, parcel line boundaries, and the most current information available about land use and business data, and is used to share information about available rental and for sale properties.
Developed a set of maps for the California Center for Environmental Health (CCEH) that showed tobacco billboards within 1,000 feet of parks, schools, and playgrounds in the Bay Area which were in violation of state law. The CCEH settled out of court with the billboard companies who agreed to donate $150 million of advertising space to anti-tobacco messages.
Created a set of maps for the American Farmland Trust that demonstrated agricultural areas at risk to urbanization in Monterrey, Fresno, and Madera Counties.
BA, Geography, University of Oregon, 1996. Magna Cum Laude
Climateatlas: https://climateatlas.wordpress.com a unique blog based collection of climate change maps and graphics, over 1,000 visitors monthly.
Less Carbon More Jobs: http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=33427 an interactive mapping website showing the location of green economy jobs in several states throughout the green supply chain. Designed for use by U.S. Congress and staff, seen by Vice President Joseph Biden.
Global CO2 emissions interactive map: http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=34091 designed in Flash.
“Using GIS to Elicit and Apply Local Knowledge to Ocean Conservation”, with R.Fujita and K.Bonzon, appearing in Place Matters: Geospatial Tools for Marine Science, Conservation, and Management in the Pacific Northwest, 2005
“Ecotrust’s use of Oceanmap” appearing in An Inventory of GIS Based Decision Support Tools for MPAs, 2004
“Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Modification and Protection Act”, July 2005, map appearing in several newspapers and online, and designed for Representative Lynn Woolsey presentation to the U.S. Congress:
“Resistant Bugs and Antibiotic Drugs” with K. Florini, R.Denison, T. Fitzgerald, R.Goldberg, June 2005 http://www.environmentaldefense.org/documents/4301_AgEstimates.pdf
“Connecticut Highway Corridor Health Study” CT. Fund for the Environment, Environmental Defense, 2004
“Smaller, Closer, Dirtier: Diesel Backup Generators in California” with N.Ryan, K. Larsen, 2002