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2022 - Present

Drone Operator | WNC Real Estate Photography

Provide exterior drone photos and video footage for real estate properties located within Western North Carolina. This includes active properties, potential lots, and more. Integrating HDR interior photos as well as Matterport 3D tours and floorplans. 

2020 - 2022

GIS Specialist | NorthStar Contracting Group Inc.

Design, develop, and implement systems and databases to assess and store geospatial data. Utilize mapping software to analyze data and design digital maps for both spatial and non-spatial data. Work with federal and state organizations to provide Phase I and II environmental site assessments and baseline documentation reports. Use of LiDAR, remote sensing, field applications, and Trimble products to assist field workers in data collection.

2020 - 2021

Web Content Creator | Elemental Solutions, Caribbean

Studied trends and scientific research regarding climate change and the effect on ecosystems globally. Specifically monitored reefs and surrounding marine reserves.

2019 - 2020

GIS Consultant

Provided GIS information and consultation on a variety of projects. Created visual maps and digital maps to aid in reports and including drone mapping capabilities.

2019 - 2020

Manager & Captain | Venice Boat Rentals & Florida West Scuba

Manage staff, boat rentals, and scuba related inquiries and rentals. Captain 6-pack vessels for charters and daily guests. Study weather patterns and oceanic shifts as related to business and on the water safety.

2018 - 2019

Business Development | Starling Buick GMC

Manage influx of new customers and potential customers. Reached out to past customers with reminders, information on deals, and potential upgrades. Created media flyers, ads, and social media posts to generate traffic. 

2017 - 2019

GIS Student

Coursework and field work included: Site suitability selection, UAV applicability in mapping bathymetry, Python programming and customization, spatial analysis, spatial data acquisition, and spatial databases.


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2017 - 2019

University of Southern California | Master’s Degree

Master's of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST). Graduated with honors, member of the Gamma Theta Upsilon society.

2008 - 2012

Western Carolina University | Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's of Science in Anthropology, concentration in Archaeology.

2007 - 2008

Randolph College | Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's of Science in Biology before transfer to Western Carolina University.

Environmental Field Experience & Volunteer Work

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 2021- 2022

  • Created Emergency Map for Meher Baba Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.​


MORTON'S GOURMET MARKET | STAFF | Sarasota, FL | January 2017- June 2018

  • Provided feeding, cleaning, and care for a variety of marine life as well as interacted with public visitors.

MOTE MARINE LABORATORY & AQUARIUM | VOLUNTEER   Sarasota, FL | December 2016- December 2017

  • Provided feeding, cleaning, and care for a variety of marine life as well as interacted with public visitors.

FLORIDA KEYS AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS | STAFF| Marathon, FL  June 2015- October 2016

  • Monitored social media outlets for business; facilitated public education for visitors and managed computer technologies. Provided husbandry care and maintenance to animals.

OCEANS RESEARCH | INTERN | Mossel Bay, South Africa 

 August- September 2013

  • Used GIS techniques to study predations of great white sharks as well as research on local benthic shark species.


 August-  September 2012

  • Involved in field research of local dolphin family groups in the Mediterranean Sea and Ambracian Gulf.


  • Excavated and collected artifacts from the Cherokee Native American tribe.

BROADREACH – ACADEMIC TREKS | INTERN | Saba Island, Caribbean Netherlands | June - July 2005

  • Studied and evaluated the effects of marine reserves on the ecosystem.

& Expertise

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  • HDR photography

  • CubiCasa

  • Matterport Technology

  • Photoshop/Adobe Suite

  • ESRI products and programs

  • ArcGIS Desktop and Pro

  • Organization / Administration of ArcGIS Online

  • Environmental Land Conservation and Protection

  • Geodatabase Design

  • Python 

  • Historical Aerial Imagery Acquisition and Georeferencing

  • Training for Mobile GIS Data Collection & Trimble GPS products

  • Drone Imagery Acquisition and Processing

  • Map Creation

  • Agency Coordination

  • Marketing and Social Media Management

  • Website Design


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  • Drone Pilot's License (Part 107)

  • US Coast Guard OUPV Captain's License

  • PADI Divemaster

  • RYA Competent Crew Sailing and Yachting

  • NC Outward Bound Leadership Wilderness Search and Rescue

  • Emergency First Response

  • First Aid and CPR Child and Adult

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