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GIS Technician and
Registered Forest Technician in Training

About Me

I am a highly ambitious recent graduate from the Advanced GIS Diploma program at Selkirk College.  As a GIS student I've gained a broad experience working with ArcMap as well as open source mapping tools, Database Systems, Analysis and Automation, and Remote Sensing techniques. Before returning to school my background was in Forestry, working in cut block development and sivilculture. I have been lucky enough to travel all over BC with this type of work. It has allowed me to experience vastly unique opportunities aswell as the knowledge and patience you gain from facing challenges and obstacles in such remote locations. My enthusiasm for Forestry and GIS have complimented each other well, producing a well rounded knowledge of both industries. I hope to be able to apply my GIS skills alongside Land Management and Sustainable Forestry in the Kootenays. 

I was born and raised in Southern Ontario, but have called Nelson BC home for the past 5 years. In my spare time I take advantage of the beautiful surroundings of Nelson by snowboarding, mountain biking, golfing, hiking, and camping. 


Work Experience

2015 JUNE - 2018 SEPT (seasonal)

Forest Technician

Conducted all aspects of forestry consulting such as block and road layout, GPS'ing, timber cruising, aquatic and wildlife reserve assessment, and SP data collection 

2014 AUG - NOV

Sivilcultural Surveryor

Collected and analyzed field data making recommendations regards future action treatments. Conducted free grow, regeneration, and survival surveys.

2014 MAY

Forestry Specialist Co-op

Investigated invasive species to understand effect in watershed. Lead regeneration surveys and plant quality assessments for planting crews. 



2019 / AUG

Geographic Information Systems Advanced Diploma

Selkirk College, Castlegar BC

Will continue my education the following year in the Bachelors Geographic Information Systems Degree program.

2014 / AUG

Forestry Technician Diploma

Algonquin College, Pembroke ON

Recipient of the Canadian Institute of Forestry Gold Medal Award, and Alumni Award upon graduation.


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