Professional Experience

UBER TECHNOLOGIES, Louisville, CO (2017 - )
Product Manager

REDZONE SOFTWARE, Boulder, CO (2014 - 2017)
Senior Program Manager
Software development company specializing in natural disaster monitoring and risk analysis for clients in the insurance and utility industries.
  • Act as program manager, head of product development, and de facto director of operations.
  • Successfully conceive, design, build, and market web and mobile applications for Fortune 100 insurance companies.
  • Manage development team of 5 individuals and remote intelligence analyst team of 5 individuals.
  • Responsible for all aspects of a product line from strategic planning to launch and product evolution.
  • Create feature descriptions, wireframes, UI/UX designs, and technical requirements to guide development team.
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling of project goals, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Coordinate marketing initiatives, training programs, and customer support framework for all product lines.
  • Oversee maintenance, organization, and conflation of large geospatial datasets.
  • Work with business development to evaluate and prioritize product opportunities.
  • Communicate project scope and progress to stakeholders in order to ensure objectives are met on time and on budget.
  • Serve as sales engineer and external subject matter expert for all product offerings.
  • Member of 3-person company leadership team utilizing the Traction Entrepreneurial Operating System.
  • Challenge all members of cross-functional team to think boldly and creatively in pursuit of continuous improvement.

CARTIFACT, Los Angeles, CA (2005 - 2014)
Vice President - Operations and GIS
Map design and app development firm focused on high-end cartography, map design consultation, and geospatial solutions for print, web, and mobile.
  • Performed duties as project manager, GIS manager, designer, and cartographer.
  • Managed long-term projects with budgets of more than $1m, coordinating teams of 30+ individuals.
  • Served clients such as MapQuest, Bank of America, the US Military Academy, City of Los Angeles, Maps.com, and Yahoo!.
  • Spearheaded cartographic redesign of map platforms for Yahoo!, deCarta, MapQuest, and other Silicon Valley companies.
  • Oversaw development of web and mobile enterprise mapping applications.
  • Conceptualized and designed human interface (UI/UX) and functionality of web and mobile applications and multi-touch iBooks.
  • Performed high-end cartographic design for print publications, web-based maps, and custom projects.
  • Oversaw company-wide GIS infrastructure, including desktop, server, and database components.
  • Interfaced with users to develop project requirements and create design specifications and/or requirement documents.
  • Implemented application testing and feedback framework to ensure successful on-time delivery of fully functional software.

CITY OF BELLEVUE IT DEPARTMENT, Bellevue, WA (2004 - 2005, Four-month contract position)
Mapping Specialist
  • Performed analytical GIS and cartographic tasks for cityʼs Planning, Transportation, Police, Fire, Utilities, and Parks Departments as well as City Council and private citizens.
  • Responsible for general map production, data compilation, creating 3D fly-through of cityʼs downtown area.
  • Translated maps from ARC macro language to ESRI ArcGIS map documents, performed quality-control assessment on aerial photos of entire city, and assisted in maintenance of overall city dataset.

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER NEWSPAPER, Seattle, WA (2004)
GIS Consultant/Instructor
  • Created maps and graphics on an independent consultant basis for oldest morning newspaper in the State of Washington.
  • Collaborated with Graphics Editor to devise GIS curriculum for journalism staff, conveying the widespread applications of GIS.
  • Instructed Graphics Department of 5 staff members on completing GIS-related tasks including importing tabular data into ESRI ArcGIS for analysis, creating 3D topographical and shaded relief images of local terrain using raster-based software, and finding and downloading GIS data from the internet.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT, Everett, WA (2004, Six-month contract position)
GIS Analyst
  • Performed geographic analysis and ad hoc map production for county water protection organization.
  • Edited and updated large Geodatabase used to calculate a given propertyʼs water impervious area and assess an annual fee based on that area.
  • Utilized and maintained large GIS and Access databases to conduct analytical queries to assist engineers and biologists in reaching water resource management goals.

LOST IN SEATTLE, Seattle, WA (2004)
Mapping Specialst
  • Used ArcGIS, aerial photographs, and manual data collection to create high-detail drawings of Seattleʼs urban commercial areas.
  • Entered data into custom-built CAD program to create an online consumer directory and mapping system.
  • For info, please visit: www.lostinseattle.com

SPRINGER CARTOGRAPHICS, Crosswicks, NJ (2003 - 2004)
Freelance Cartographer
  • Performed all duties of data gathering and cartographic design for prominent custom mapping firm.
  • Responsible for building maps from scratch in ArcGIS software, creating shaded relief, importing vector data, and converting to Adobe Illustrator for final editing and processing by lead cartographer.
  • For info, please visit: www.springercartographics.com

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, Seattle, WA (2003 - 2004)
ARCIMS/Web GIS Intern
  • Designed and built school districtʼs online map application for parents and students to look up school attendance boundaries.
  • Researched setup procedures and initial requirements for ESRI ArcIMS enterprise web application.
  • Installed and configured ArcIMS software and servers, and created basemap for online interface.
  • Built geocoding application for converting input addresses into locational data points.

CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY, Santa Catalina Island, CA (2003)
Volunteer Data Collector
  • Used Trimble GPS equipment to collect GIS data in and around Nature Conservancy property.
  • Created data dictionaries using Pathfinder Office software, converted and projected data, and created metadata.

Education

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
  • Geographic Information Systems, Graduate Certificate
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
  • B.A. International Political Economy
  • Minor: Philosophy
Professional Training
  • ESRI Virtual Campus
    • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
    • ArcGIS 3D Analyst
    • Learning ArcGIS I (ArcView, ArcEdit, ArcInfo)
    • Introduction to ArcView Tracking Analyst
    • ESRI MapShop
  • Avenza MAPublisher classroom training
  • ESRI ArcGIS Server 9.3 Seminar

Technical Skills

  • Postgres / PostGIS / SQL
  • Bash / Bash scripting
  • Linux / OSX
  • html, css
  • Git / GitHub / SVN
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • UI/UX design
  • Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop
  • Jira Software, Basecamp
  • Confluence
  • Quantum GIS (QGIS)
  • Tilemill / MapBox Studio
  • ESRI ArcGIS
  • Avenza MAPublisher
  • Natural Scene Designer Pro
  • GeoServer
  • HubSpot
  • Applescript
  • IFTTT / Zapier
  • Agile Scrum
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