Professional Experience

Liberty Gold Corp. / Pilot Gold (USA) Inc.

Environmental and GIS Manager


I am the Environmental and GIS manager for Liberty Gold. In this role, I am responsible for a wide range of processes and tasks, including:

  • Overseeing the development of Exploration Plans of Operations with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service, and the States of Nevada, Idaho, and Utah.
  • Coordinating contractors conducting NEPA baseline studies and writing Environment Assessments
  • Maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders such as the BLM, Forest Service, State permitting agencies, NGOs, property owners, and contractors
  • Maintaining land tenure including mining claims and leases
  • Administering GIS software and databases, training and supporting staff
  • Developing a Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan and Environmental Management System
  • Developing a Sage-Grouse Conservation and Mitigation plan with consultants, NGOs, and agencies
  • Participating on the team that released Liberty Gold's innaugural ESG report
  • Editing the land/environmental/permitting sections for NI 43-101 technical reports

I am the 2022 recipient of the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining Environmental Excellence Award for Liberty Gold's innovative use of GIS to track reclamation that goes above and beyond industry standards and state regulations. This presentation to the Utah Geographic Information Council summarizes the work.

Fronteer Gold / NewWest Gold

GIS Manager


I was the GIS manager for Fronteer Gold. In this role, I was responsible for a wide range of GIS processes and tasks, including:

  • Developing a database application to manage large and complex mineral rights and claim package
  • Coordinating a group of eight geoscientists to convert a large library of geologic information from paper to GIS format, adding value to dozens of grassroots and pipeline exploration projects
  • Preparing and performing QA/QC on a large volume of historic data for loading into enterprise database system

In 2011 Newmont Mining purchased Fronteer Gold, and spun off Pilot Gold/Liberty Gold as a new exploration company.

U.S. Gold

Geologist & Senior GIS Specialist



Geologist & Senior GIS Specialist

From 2002 to 2007 I held several overlapping contract positions with Reno-area mining companies, geologists, land managers, geophysicists, economists, and archaeologists. Jobs entailed GIS analysis, data compilation, map production, software training, and image processing. I employed time management skills to juggle multiple clients simultaneously.

Clients included NewWest Gold, Placer Dome Exploration, and Geologix Explorations.

At Huffman & Carpenter, a consulting firm specializing in wetlands, hydrology, regulatory compliance, and GIS analysis, I coordinated the mapping activities, including GIS/CAD staff supervision, database development, and system administration, bringing new level of cartographic design, organization, and efficiency to firm. I was involved in the wetland mitigation permitting process, including: proposal, design, construction, monitoring, alternatives analysis, erosion and sediment control procedures (Best Management Practices) for residential, commercial, and golf course construction projects. I worked with ecologists, botanists, hydrologists, engineers, economists, and attorneys, recommending how geographic digital data can be incorporated into wetlands studies and environmental monitoring projects. I was deposed as an expert witness for court case because of my expertise with GPS, GIS, and aerial photograph interpretation.

Homestake Mining Company

Computer Applications Geologist


Noranda Exploration

Technical Assistant



University of Wisconsin-Madison

Online Advanced GIS Capstone Certificate, 2023

Focusing on Cartography and Design, expected completion in May 2023

University of Denver - University College

Master of Applied Science, Environmental Policy & Management, 2011

Concentration: Natural Resources Management with Related Option in GIS

Capstone Project: Mitigating the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Exploration Activities on Federal Lands in Nevada with Geographic Information Systems

University of Nevada, Reno

Graduate courses in Geology, Muisc, and Graphic Design

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelor of Arts, Geology, 1993


  • Esri Software, Python
  • NEPA, Environmental Laws and Policies, ESG
  • URISA Leadership Academy, 2015
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Water Rights
  • National Institude of Genealogical Studies: Intermediate Level Certificate in American Records, 2020