Quality Control Team Lead
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
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My GIS Career began as a GIS Technician at Photo Science in November, 2005. There I did a range of work from true GIS to managing statewide orthophoto collections and many steps in between, especially authoring metadata. I documented over 500,000 square miles of high resolution orthoimagery and lidar. In 2013, Photo Science merged with Aerometric and Watershed Sciences to become Quantum Spatial. My responsibilities were essentially unchanged with the new company. In October, 2016, I was hired at Woolpert in Dayton, Ohio to be a Phase Manager. Since then I was promoted to the role of Team Lead for Quality Control in the Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Discipline of Woolpert. My team and I provide quality control and metadata for a range of geospatial programs. I have experience with many federal agencies, but particularly the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
My interests outside of work are crocheting, knitting, and photography (including drone photography). I have taken both of these interests and turned them into “research as art” at the Earth Science Information Partner’s summer meeting. In 2016 I displayed a globe I crocheted and in 2017 I displayed a series of drone-acquired panoramic images of my family farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky. My photography has been useful on the job as well. I have taken photos of company planes that were used in marketing material; flown in helicopters to acquire data on power poles; and also acquired and compiled a panorama for Fort Hood’s commander. My Adobe PhotoShop skills are on display in the Ohio Governor's office in the form of two maps blending of satellite imagery and lidar data for the state of Ohio. I find great satisfaction in being able to blend my career and personal interests through such projects.