Master of Science: Cartography/GIS

Bachelor of Science: Land Surveying/Mapping Science (ABET Accredited)

  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Minor in Geographic Information Science
  • Minor in Computer Programming and Organization

Associate of Applied Science: Civil Engineering Technology

  • North Dakota State College of Science

Red Hat System Administration

  • New Horizons Computer Learning Center
  • Enterprise Linux 7 SA training


2015 - Current

Senior IT Specialist

Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission, St. Paul, MN

  • Open-source GIS data and application development
  • GIS analyst/cartographer
  • Web/mapping application development
  • Legislative GIS data stewerd
  • Decennial redistricting of Senate and House

2014 - 2016

GIS Programmer Analyst

City of Wisconsin Rapids

  • GIS Administrator
    • Built sustainable, City-wide GIS infrastructure
    • Install, configure, update ArcGIS for Server
    • Migrate existing data to Local Government Information Model | (ETL)
    • Database Administrator | ArcGIS SDE & Microsoft SQL Server
    • Manage distributed data | Replication, synchronization, versioning
    • Technical Support | Train and Support GIS Users
  • Web Developer
    • Making digital government services more usable and accessible
    • Develop City sites | Content strategy - UI/UX
    • Develop GIS, Planning/Economic Development, and Open Data Portals
    • Web Analytics and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    • Manage IIS web server
  • GIS Developer
    • Application Development | Public facing - Internal GIS - Mobile Data Collection
    • ArcGIS Server manager | Web Services - Security
    • Parcel Fabric, Cartography, Data Modelling
    • Python Development | ETL & GIS tools - Administrative tasks

2013 - 2014

GIS Programmer

WSB & Associates, Minneapolis, MN

  • Develop full-scale GIS applications for city asset management using ArcGIS JavaScript API
  • Symbology and icon designer for ArcGIS applications
  • Create maps for city planners and engineers
  • Maintain SQL Server and ArcGIS Server environments
  • Create applications using ArcGIS REST services

2011 - 2013

Teaching Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Introduction to Cartography

Guest Lecturer (Intro to Cartography)

Reader/Grader (Intro to GIS)

  • Teach the application of thematic and general reference mapping
  • Introduce students to ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator
  • Reinforce graphic design, typography, and color theory principles
  • Serve the students, essentially as an editor, to hundreds of different projects throughout the semester, helping each individual focus in on, and form a cohesive representation of spatial data.
  • Fall 2012 Final Projects | Spring 2012 Final Projects | Fall 2011 Final Projects

Summer 2011

GIS Intern

Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

Property Development

  • Maintain geodatabase of 1,755 store locations
  • Digitize property features
  • Create maps for presentations
  • Perform point pattern spatial analysis

2010 - 2011

GIS Lab Assistant

St. Cloud State University

  • Assisted undergraduate students with GIS problems
  • Reinforced knowledge of GIS and basic computing skills

Summer 2008

GIS Intern

West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls, MN

  • Supported staff with GIS for transportation and economic development planning
  • Assisted planners through research and map production
  • Developed strong interpersonal communication skills in a professional setting

2000 - 2002

Journeyman Transportation Technician

South Dakota Department of Transportation

  • Survey Crew Chief | Topographic, slope staking, grade staking, final as-built
  • Supervised construction | Earthwork, concrete, bridge, asphalt projects
  • Accurately tested materials for various projects

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Technical Skills

Mapping Technologies:

  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, Maptitude for Redistricting, Open source GIS (QGIS, PostGIS, GDAL, OGR, MapServer, Mapshaper, Indiemapper)

Web Development:

  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, SVG, PHP, Microsoft IIS, Apache, jQuery, Dojo, ASP.NET, Angular, Bootstrap, Node.js, Firebug, Google Analytics, Git Version Control System

API Development:

  • ArcGIS JavaScript, D3, Leaflet, Mapbox GL JS, MapServer, Google Maps, Twitter, Facebook

Graphics Software:

  • Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud

Programming Languages:

  • Python, SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, ASP.NET, C++

Database Technologies:

  • Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL (PostGIS), MySQL, MS Access, Excel, CSV

Professional Licenses:

  • Land Surveyor in Training MN #13588

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In the Media/Publications

State Legislatures Magazine ( Building Better Data-Mapping Tools Six maps to help make sense of Tuesday's election in Minnesota What the Library of Congress Plans To Do With All Your Tweets

  • TIME
  • Interviewed, cited in article

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  • Contributed to blog, contributed map

Programming Social Networks and Code Repositories:

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Activities and Achievements

  • Presenter: State Agency GIS Collaboration. | Web Mapping at the Legislature
  • Minnesota Senate Resolution honoring achievement in cartography
  • 1st Place: Interactive map | 2015 Cartography & Geographic Information Society (CAGIS)
  • Presenter: 2015 Wisconsin Land Information Assoc. | Migrating your ArcGIS JS app to AMD
  • Presenter: 2013 Minnesota GIS/LIS | Interactive Cartography & Web Development with ArcGIS JS API
  • 2nd Place: Interactive map | 2015 Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA)
  • 1st Place: Interactive map | 2013 North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
  • 1st Place: Small-format map | 2013 Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA)
  • Trewartha Research Grant (UW-Madison)
  • 1st Annual International Geocoding Conference Travel Grant | Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Code for America | Peer Network
  • Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS)
  • North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
  • Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA)
  • National Geographic Society
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon Geographic Honor Society
  • Sons of the American Legion Post #137