Welcome to the Oklahoma Chapter of SCAUG
Anyone is welcomed to forward information regarding GIS activities within the Oklahoma region and SCAUG will gladly post information to assist in prompting activity. Email: Oklahoma@scaug.org
OKSCAUG 2017 1st Quarter Newsletter
OKSCAUG 2016 2nd Quarter Newsletter
OKSCAUG 2016 3rd Quarter Newsletter2017 OKSCAUG Conference - September 18-22, 2017
Shellie Willoughby - Shellie Willoughby is the current Chair for OKSCAUG and Vice President for SCAUG. Shellie is the GIS Specialist for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission for which she has worked for the past 16 years. She also serves as the Assistant State Geographic Information Coordinator for the Oklahoma Office of Geographic Information. While working for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission she has been involved in the coordination efforts of the Oklahoma GI Council, the Oklahoma Office of Geographic Information and has coordinated the nationally recognized GIS Day at Capitol for the past 9 years. She has a Bachelor and Masters of Science degree in Geography from Oklahoma State University. As a member of SCAUG for 15 years Shellie has served on the SCAUG Board in various positions for the past 13 years as well as held multiple positions in the Oklahoma Chapter of SCAUG. Shellie loves to travel with her family and has been to 42 of the 50 states. Shellie resides in Guthrie, OK with the two favorite men in her life, her husband and little boy.
Charles Brady III - Charles Brady III has been involved with SCAUG for over 15 years. Charles worked for the Garvin County Assessors Office & Carroll Land Surveying while attending college at East Central University. He graduated from East Central University with a bachelor degree in Cartography in 1999 and has worked for the City of Ardmore as the G.I.S. Coordinator since 2000. He has his GISP and is an Honorary Member of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Land Surveyors. During the past 17 years Charles has coordinated and developed in every aspect of a municipal GIS as well as served several regional GIS organizations in various roles. Charles has served actively for many years in various capacities on the Carter County E911 Committee along with other regional committees. Charles also serves as the Municipal Government Representative on the Oklahoma Geographic Information Council. During this time Charles has served on both the Oklahoma Chapter SCAUG Steering Committee & the Regional Board of SCAUG in various positions. Charles & his wife of 17 years Penni have 2 children, a 13 year old son Charles IV & a 10 year old daughter Calin.
Willard Gustafson -I'm a scientist at heart; and a bit of a tinkerer. I love using GIS to solve spatial problems. After earning my Master’s Degree in Geography in 2002, I began a career as a satellite imagery analyst; creating vegetation maps and performing other spatial analyses for wildlife biology studies at The University of Montana's Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. In 2008 I continued my career, after starting a family and moving cross-country, with Meshek & Associates PLC where I now specialize in 3D data analysis, server applications, and mobile data collection technologies. I have been an active member of Oklahoma SCAUG since 2008, and have been a member of the SCAUG Executive board as the Oklahoma Representative since 2014. I aspire to bridge the gap between the GIS “Geeks" and “End-Users” by presenting the technology in a way that everyone can relate to and understand. I believe Geography is the hub of many disciplines, and if applied correctly, can be the means by which we connect and make sense of them all. GIS is the grease on the axles of business!
Talia Gammill - Talia has been with Cotton Electric Cooperative, Inc., a rural electric distribution company in Southwest Oklahoma since 2000. She began her career working with AutoCAD, and has been in the GIS field as a GIS Specialist since 2006. While working in this field, she provides all necessary GIS data to help aid the Coop in planning, design, and analysis to improve and maintain the electric distribution system. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2008 from Cameron University. Has been a member of SCAUG for 6 years and an OK SCAUG Steering Committee member for 4 years.
Sohail Hasanjee - Sohail works as a GIS Analyst for the Oklahoma Natural Gas. He worked with various state agencies for 17 years as a GIS professional. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from NED University, Karachi, Pakistan and a Master of Regional and City Planning degree from the University of Oklahoma. He has been a member of SCAUG for 16 years and served as a user meeting coordinator in the Oklahoma Chapter of SCAUG since 2008.
Amber Cannon - Amber is currently at GIS Analyst III with Calibre contracting with Range Control Operation at Fort Sill. She has been a member of SCAUG for over four years and has attended many state and regional SCAUG meetings as a presenter or vendor. Amber is a 2012 honors graduate of East Central University in Ada, OK with a major in Cartography and Geography with an emphasis in Geotechniques and a minor in Mathematics and Physics. Amber is also a Brownie Girl Scout leader and serves on the executive leadership team as an event coordinator for the Norman, Oklahoma Girl Scout Service Unit. Amber loves to spend time with her family, take road trips, go horseback riding, dancing, attend concerts, and go on storm chases.
Pamela D. Jurney, GISP - Pamela received a master’s degree in Geography (2006) and has been working in the world of tribal transportation since 2007. She is the Project Development Director for Cross Timbers Consulting. As part of the CTC engineering services, she handles the NEPA compliance that must be addressed for federally funded projects, and she is responsible for developing tribal transportation safety plans. In her prior career life, she taught secondary mathematics for seven years in the public school system. She has been serving as the Outreach Coordinator for Oklahoma SCAUG since 2009. She enjoys the people she gets to meet through OK SCAUG and hopes to empower and inspire others to embrace their geographic prowess.
Dustin Holt - I am currently a GIS Analyst with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in the Environmental/GIS office, where I have been fortunate enough to be involved in all aspects of GIS development here with the Nation. From Enterprise Server and Geodatabase management, data collection, custom web map production, COGO, EPA quality assurance project plans, historical cartography etc. I graduated from East Central University in Ada Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Cartography and Geotechniques. While a student I worked as a GIS intern for the City of Ardmore Oklahoma, and a cartography technician at Oklahoma State University. I am currently enrolled in the Master of GIScience program at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.
Carrie Landgraf - Carrie Landgraf has over 14 years of professional experience in the GIS field, spanning careers in local government, and small and large consulting firms. Currently she is the GIS Manager for the regional engineering firm Garver. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geography, Carrie has a solid foundation in spatial concepts. She also held the honor of being an Esri Authorized Instructor for 7 years. This is Carrie’s second time serving on the OKSCAUG Steering Committee, and she values the opportunity to support the growth of GIS professionals in the state. Carrie enjoys exploring new places – she has been to over 36 states and has visited 4 other countries. Her other passion is her family; she has been married to Chad for over 12 years and they have two amazing children.
Lita Briscoe - Lita graduated from North Carolina State University in 2002 with a BA in history with a teaching option. After graduation, Lita started working as a substitute teacher through the Wake County Public School System. By the beginning of 2003, she was working as teacher’s assistant at Wakefield Middle School. While working as a teacher’s assistant, she collaborated with several different teachers and utilized multiple methods of teaching students with special needs. At the start of 2005, Lita was offered a position as a middle school teacher at a charter school. At the charter school, Lita developed and implemented cross curricular project based curriculum, arranged field trips, organized volunteers, and collaborated with the other middle school teachers. In her last year of teaching, she was a seventh grade reading and writing instructor at Farmville Middle School near Greenville, North Carolina.
In the summer of 2008, Lita changed careers and relocated to Oklahoma. She started working at Bison Archeology, organizing and digitizing the company’s files and library. By the end of that year, Lita was also working on technical reports and creating digital maps for the archeological projects. Initially, the company utilized several different mapping programs, including Delorme and Terrain navigator, all of which Lita learned by creating the needed products. By the end of 2012, the company decided to convert the mapping programs into one, ArcMap. At which time, Lita became the designated GIS technician, managing the mapping data and creating all the necessary maps for all stages of each project.