About Me

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and an avid hiker, and geology and geography seemed like natural choices for my undergraduate and graduate education. I've conducted undergraduate research under Dr. Claire Todd modeling glaciers on Mount Rainier, worked with Dr. Andrew Fountain modeling glaciers in the North Cascades for Master's degree research, and earned a graduated certificate in GIS. I now work collecting, processing, and creating products for bathymetric LiDAR all around the globe, from Quebec to Tonga and to Guam. 

Remote Sensing Technician II, Woolpert, Inc., Hillsboro, OR, May 2019-Present

  • Collecting LiDAR data and processing for various final products, including point clouds and surfaces.

  • Using Microstation and LP360 to edit data manually, as well as automatically though macro creation.

  • Occasional international field work to collect data and assure coverage and quality before processing.Projects Include the CNMI, Kauai, and Guam.

  • Previous job title was a Geospatial Technician IV until May 2020

LiDAR Specialist, Geomatics Data Solutions, Hillsboro, OR, July 2018-May 2019

  • Acquired by Woolpert Inc in May 2019.

  • Included field work in Florida to verify quality and coverage of data before sending to the main office.

Research Assistant, Portland State University, Portland, OR, Summer 2017

  • Testing a Regional Glaciation Model (RGM) created by Garry Clarke et al. (2015) and modified by Brian Menounos in the North Cascade Range, WA and Olympic Range, WA.

  • Determining if the Don Juan Rock Glacier, Antarctica, is presently active using terrestrial LiDAR data in Cloud Compare.

  • Delineating North Cascade glacier outlines based on 2015 imagery to continue the existing 24K glacier inventory for the United States, which is used for many research purposes.

  • Research Advisor: Dr. Andrew Fountain

Geology Lab Teaching Assistant, Portland State University, Portland, OR Fall 2017 - Spring 2018


  • Teaching lower division geology labs offered at Portland State University. ​

  • Includes creating lectures, tests, and grading assignments.



Math Tutor, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.

2014​ - 2016

  • Working with students in lower division math classes, in particular calculus, to assist with their understanding of difficult concepts.

  • Teaching students to be self sufficient learners and to use the resources that are available to them when professors and tutors are unavailable.

  • Running teaching sessions to discuss study techniques to students.



Differential Equations Teaching Assistant, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, Spring, 2014​

  • Grading assignments for the differential equations class offered by Pacific Lutheran University.

  • Offering insight to students on how to improve their work and learn better methods on how to solve their homework.


Basic Skills in:




Arc Scene






Fields of Interst

Bathymetric LiDAR




Numerical Modeling

Olympic College 
Bremerton, WA.

​Fall 2011 - Spring 2013


  • Associates of Arts

  • Honers Grad, Presidents List​ (GPA higher than 3.90)

  • 3.91 GPA



Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA.

​Fall 2013 - Spring 2016

  • Bachelor's of Science in Geosciences

  • Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics

  • Cum Laude

  • Honors in Geosciences

  • 3.65 GPA

Portland State University
Portland, OR.

​Fall 2016 - Spring 2019

  • Master's of Science, Geology

  • GIS Graduate Certificate

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