I’m a Dec 2001 (BS) and a May 2004 (MS) graduate of KSU (Daniel Holm graduate advisor).
I have been working for ARCADIS U.S. Inc. for the last 9 years as an environmental consultant. I started out as a field geologist with ARCADIS and have progressed to a Staff Geologist with my focus being on the development of electronic field data collection and data management (DM) solutions. My role as a DM Solutions Manager is housed within ARCADIS’ Information Management’s Technical Knowledge & Innovation’s Data Acquision Sub-discipline. I currently manage & support the electronic field data collection (EDC) efforts for a variety of industrial, manufacturing, automotive, governmental and transportation related projects. My primary role of an EDC solutions manager consists of communicating & networking with project teams in strategizing solutions for their projects under the EDC guiding principles and ARCADIS best practices, working with project teams to successfully implement the EDC Solution, and be the first point of contact support for project teams and clients. I am responsible for project setups, training field staff, creating, updating and maintaining training documentation, providing on-site field support, facilitating data collection activities relating to the data flow process & overall field data collection management and support. My secondary role consists of EDC application development and support to the sub-discipline leader. I am responsible for creating, managing and maintaining comprehensive databases in various database platforms. And lastly, I participate as a data/field liaison in an incident response team coordinating data flow to database managers and GIS analysts. When I’m not working, I’m enjoying being married to my wonderful husband Rob and spending time with our two awesome children Megan and Ryan. We enjoy camping, traveling, bike riding, watching movies and just hanging out. I think I have a future vet (Megan) and weather man (Ryan) on my hands LOL. I can’t wait to bring them to McGilvrey Hall and give them a tour.