How did you come to work at Grouse Mountain?
I started with Grouse Mountain as my first job after graduate school. While at Colorado State University, I studied ecological modeling of a hybridizing invasive plant species. This research exposed me to different facets of spatial studies, from mapping to analysis to modeling and more. My work for Grouse Mountain has dovetailed nicely into new areas of both spatial and data-focused projects.
What do you do at Grouse Mountain?
As a GIS analyst and database developer, I work on a good variety of projects with great people at Grouse Mountain. My role encompasses technical tasks such as:
• Spatial analyses of different actions done over a continual timeline on a project site
• Automating workflows by writing custom software to interact with databases and web pages
• Designing and developing new database solutions both in-house and for clients
• Working with newer technologies such as Unmanned Aircraft Systems and mobile apps for spatial data collection
What’s an experience that stands out to you from working at Grouse Mountain?
My first project automating a workflow was memorable for two key reasons. First, it was a good challenge to learn new coding techniques, and second, it was very fulfilling to create something that helps our permitting team members by regularly saving them time.
Tell us a few fun facts about you!
I grew up before the internet was ubiquitous, actually before Microsoft Windows was even popular, never mind iPhones, iPads or even iPods.
I sort my Skittles.