Professional Resume


University of Nevada, Reno, NV | B.S. Geography | 2000

Computer & Software Knowledge

Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS
Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access

Work Experience

Owner/Photographer | Focus In Photography | February 2013 to present

Wedding and Engagement photography
Special Event photography
  • Nevada Women’s Fund | 2012 Scholarship Banquet & 2013 Power of the Purse
  • Mountain Area Preservation | 2013 Sierra Forage Dinner
  • The Creative Coalition of Midtown | 2013 Sounds Music Walk
  • Freelance event photography | Reno Gazette Journal
Head-shots and Stock photography
Family, Maternity, Newborn, and Senior portraits

Senior Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst | Farr West Engineering | 12-2011 to 2-2013

  • Build entire water, sewer, and storm drain utility systems for several disparate sources to complete a utility GIS.
  • Publish GIS information to the MapOptix web interface for government internal use.
  • Creates hard copy map books and large format maps for client staff members to utilize and reference water, sewer and storm drain systems.
  • Trouble shoots software and technical issues within the GIS software.

Geographic Information System Technician/Analyst | Douglas County | 8-2011 to 11-2011

  • Support basic GIS needs for the following jurisdictions: Douglas County, Carson City, Lyon County and Storey County. Services included map creation, data organization data creation, data editing, and QA/QC to insure integrity of incoming and existing GIS data.
  • Assist in managing Douglas County's GIS software and versioned ArcSDE on a SQL server database.
  • Assist Douglas County and Carson City in setting up a versioned and replicated ArcSDE so that users from both jurisdictions are able to seamlessly edit and utilize identical data.

Geographic Information System Technician/ Analyst | Washoe County School District | 6-2002 to 8-2011

  • Manage the Washoe County School District's GIS software and versioned ArcSDE database on a SQL server database.
  • Technical supervisor to 1-4 GIS Technicians/Users and support district end users with trouble shooting and training.
  • Create and maintain GIS in an ongoing effort to save the District time and money, as well as increase operational efficiency.
  • Support WCSD staff with spatial analysis, maps and data models to aid in the completion of projects such as, but not limited to: attendance boundary redistricting, student demographic studies, teacher allocations, enrollment projections and student maturation studies, emergency management situations, School Police's Safe Routes to School program, and Board of Trustee redistricting project.
  • Prepare and present maps and data at various meetings.
  • Maintain the "Zoning" and "Redistricting" portions of the District's web site.
  • Answer any incoming calls, emails or walk in questions about school zoning.
  • Interact with public and private agencies throughout Washoe County in order to obtain, share, and create an efficient regional set of GIS data.
  • Work with software vendors for technical support, troubleshooting, licensing and upgrades 

Assistant Planner, Natural Resources Division | Placer County | 10-2001 to 6-2002

  • Geographic Information System analysis and cartography for various projects dealing with Placer County's, Placer Legacy Program
  • Grant research
  • Coordinate and prepare information for various committee meetings regarding the Placer Legacy Program

Volunteer in Service to America | AmeriCorps/Nevada Conservation Corps | 10-2000 to 3- 2001

  • Coordinated and oversaw seven environmental restoration/research projects.
  • Office work, grant writing and data base management.
  • Coordinate programs that stimulate local volunteerism of all ages to help with environmental restoration projects.
  • Educate the public about the natural history and ecology of Truckee Meadows and Lake Tahoe region.

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