Lead technician in the Hydrologic Studies section focused on developing remote sensing capabilities within the Washington Water Science Center.
My research focuses on the use of advanced sensing platforms to remotely collect data and model hydrologic processes. Recent emphasis has been on pairing novel data collection techniques with large, traditionally derived data sets in a meaningful way.
Post-flood surveying, indirect discharge measurement, St. Vrain, CO
Scientific response, real-time sediment loading, SR530 Landslide, Oso, WA
Scientific response, disaster damage surveys and map production, 2018 Kilauea eruption, Hilo, HI
Aviation Safety Officer
Education and Certifications
BS Environmental Science 2007
Certificate Department of Interior Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot 2017
Certificate Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 Commercial Drone Operator 2017
Certificate UAS Remote Data Processing 2019
Honors and Awards
Secretary of the Interior Award for Outstanding Contribution to Aviation Safety (UAS)
USGS Director’s Award for Exemplary Service to the Nation
DOI Office of Aviation Services Safety Award (helicopter)