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I am a well-rounded, well-educated person with many years of varied work experience. I currently work for LSA Associates, Inc. as a GIS and Graphics Specialist and head of the GIS/Graphics Department. My responsibilities include creating many map products for use by clients and for analysis by the other disciplines in our firm. I have also done analysis for several projects. In addition to my cartographic duties, I also create and maintain their GIS data. I also design and create graphic products for LSA (report covers, posters, and more). GIS provides a perfect outlet for combining both my geologic and artistic passions.

In previous positions with GIS companies, I created maps and graphics for a variety of purposes, I tested GIS software (extensions to ESRI products), wrote user help files for the software products, created graphics for advertising, posters and more, and maintained and updated the company website.

In addition to my work responsibilities, I am involved in the community as a volunteer officer for the Inland Geological Society and as a committee chair for the Redlands Art Association.

I have loved drawing for as long as I can remember.  I took art classes in Jr. High and High School, graduating in 1966.  I started as an art major at Cal State Fullerton (emphasis in ceramics) and took many classes over the next several years.  When I was in the last half of my junior year, I changed my major to Earth Science.  I earned an A.A. in Art from Fullerton College (1976) and a B.Sc. in Geological Science with a minor in Art from Cal State University, Fullerton (1994) and a GIS certificate in 1998.  I earned a Master of Science in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in 2007. I have also taken ceramics classes (as well as an eclectic mix of other subjects) at Fullerton College, Chaffey College, Mt. San Antonio College and San Bernardino Valley College.

My special artistic loves are ceramics and photography.  I make stoneware and Raku ware (a special method of firing). All of my stoneware pieces are functional (bowls, mugs, vases, pitchers, etc.).  Raku pieces generally should not be used with food or liquids because they have not been fired hot enough to seal (vitrify) the clay. I built my own kiln and most of the items I display were fired in it. Currently, photography is my main artistic outlet. In addition, I enjoy painting with watercolors and acrylics. I also create wearable art using acrylic fabric paints (mostly as gifts for family and friends). I love making beautiful things that people can use and enjoy.

I exhibit and sell my work at the Redlands Art Association Gallery on a continuous basis. I have also sold my work through the Riverside Art Museum gift shop, gift stores in Redlands and at a number of Arts and Crafts fairs.


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Simon Fraser University and Manchester Metropolitan University, UniGIS Program

Degree: Master of Science in GIS

California State University, Fullerton

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Major: Geological Science with Art Minor

Fullerton College, Fullerton

Degree: Associate of Arts

Majors: Art and Math

San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino

Major: GIS Certificate, June 1998

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut

Courses: Chemistry, Math and Physics

Chaffey College, Alta Loma

Majors: Accounting, Computer Science, Hazardous Materials Technology, and Ceramics

Additional Coursework:

ESRI Virtual Campus and Instructor Led Courses
Cartography, Geodatabase Development, ArcGIS 3-D Analyst and more
HAZUS-MH Training - seismic hazard software.


Professional Experience

LSA Associates, Inc. Riverside, California
GIS and Graphics Specialist for an Environmental Consulting company

Redlands Institute at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California
GIS Technician II
for GIS Research and Applications organization

Digital Map Products, Costa Mesa, California
GIS Technician
for a GIS consulting firm temporary position

GIS Technology, Inc., Redlands, California
GIS Product Specialist for GIS consulting and software company

Edward Babcock & Sons Lab, Riverside, California            

Lab Technician
for state certified water lab

E.S.R.I., Redlands, California
Intern in Product Development, ArcView Release Team

Clinical Laboratory of San Bernardino, Grand Terrace, California               
Lab Assistant and Technician
for state certified water lab.

Pomona Valley Pool Chlor, Alta Loma and Upland, California               
Office Manager and bookkeeper
for pool and spa sales and service company.                                         

Adventure Rentals, Inc., Ontario, California               
for camping trailer rental company.