I love getting outdoors and being active. I'm really into board sports like skateboarding, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. Also, I enjoy extreme activities like skydiving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, and whatever gets the adrenaline going. As often as I can, I spend time with my friends and family.
I have an aptitude for applying my diverse techincal competencies when providing solutions for organizations. GIS and Web based solutions have been my primary career focus. I seek out opportunities to provide effective web/GIS/webGIS applications for people, which has endless future potential. I feel lucky to have found a career in something that I thoroughly enjoy.
I am always looking to gain wisdom by learning about and exploring new opportunities. This includes physically taking part in new adventures and doing new things, volunteering my time to diversify my experiences, taking part in hackathons and contests, regularly watching TED talks, and following new technologies and trends.
Ya I got skills, what ya gonna do about it...
Complete GIS Solutions
Data Collection Solutions (Mobile,Drone)
Targeted End User GIS Tools
All-round ESRI Sourcerer
Open Initiatives (Open Data, Open Source)
Training others to work "smarter"
Making changes and disrupting
My Favorite Software and Tools
ESRI ArcGIS [Server, Desktop, Pro, Online, Collector, Survey123, Workforce], Geocortex, Voyager, FME Desktop and Server, SQL Server, Coding [html, css, js, php and mysql, using free templates and snippets :P], Ushahidi, Highcharts, GitHub, Sublime, Inkscape...
Problem Solving, Innovative, Personable, Holistic Thinking, Creative, Motivating, Forward Thinking, Adaptable, Community Building... and pushing us all to be better, because not enough of us are.
My Work Related Experience.
I work smart and hard...
I decided to come to Orangeville so that I can make significant changes to the productivity of town operations and the increase public access to functional informational tools. I feel I am best suited to this scenario as I can have a big influence and impact on all levels of operations, and provide excellent resources for the Town's staff, residents and visitors.
York Region was a great place to develop a number of my skills. Having a large group of GIS colleagues with diverse skillsets is an amazing asset. I developed and implemented many large enterprise tools, and worked on large projects spanning many departments. Overall, my experiences here gave me more clarity in what I desire, and more confidence in tackling new challenges.
I created a custom google web map that shows historical plaques around Toronto. This web map was made for Alan Brown's website. Visit the Toronto Historical Plaques
Toronto Plaques Map
I created a simple AGOL web app that shows the Rideau Canal Lockstations. This web map was made for Ken Watson's website. Visit the Rideau Canal and the similar Rideau Canal Photo Tour App
Rideau Canal Lockstation Tour App
I created a simple AGOL web app that shows the museums across Ottawa. This web map was made for the website. Visit the Historical Society of Ottawa's
Museums in Ottawa App
My time spent here gave me some of the most beneficial experiences of my career. Fresh out of university, I came into a municipality that previously had no GIS development. As the sole resident expert I was able to develop the GIS foundations with little to no restrictions, expectations or pressure. My wonderful time here came to an end mainly because of my distance from family and friends. However, after 6 years in this position I significantly impacted not only North Frontenac's operations, but we also raised expectations; For example, we passed Open Government policies and launched an Open Data site in 2014, and moved from hardcopy to electronic council agendas in 2011. While trival for larger cities, this was non-existant in rural municipalities in the area and I had to push through resistance from the status-quo. Also, I gained significant confidence in my abilities and judgement.