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 toassist in prompting activity. Email: Oklahoma@scaug.org
2019 OKSCAUG Committee Members
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 20 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 16 years. She has a Bachelor and Masters of Science degree in Geography from Oklahoma State University. As a member of SCAUG for 19 years Shellie has served on the SCAUG Board in various positions for the past 14 years as well as held multiple positions in the Oklahoma Chapter of SCAUG. Shellie loves to travel with her family and has been to 46 of the 50 states.
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 been involved with OK SCAUG since 2010, and has served on the Steering Committee since 2012. Talia has been with Cotton Electric Cooperative, located in Walters, OK as GIS Specialist for the last 18 years. 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.
Sohail Hasanjee, User Group Meeting Coordinator - 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.
Greg Hakman - Maps have always been part of Greg Hakman’s life. Growing up with a father in the Air Force, he loved looking at maps to see where he was moving to next or where he was heading on the next family vacation. Little did he know, he would make a career out of making and reading maps. Greg brings 17 years of GIS experience to Midwest City as the GIS Coordinator. Greg holds a BS and MS from Oklahoma State University in Geography. His GIS background is diverse with experience working in various industries ranging from municipal government, oil and gas, and as a private consultant. Greg is an avid aviation buff and holds his private pilot’s license, as well as an FAA Part 107 drone pilot’s certification. Greg will be working with OKSCAUG as the new Outreach Coordinator. Greg has been married to his wife Melissa for 16 years and they enjoy traveling, cooking, BBQ/smoking, and cheering on the OKC Thunder and OSU Cowboys.
Joel Foster - Joel has been working in the field of GIS for 6 years as of 2018 and has been a member of SCAUG since starting in the field. He graduated from East Central University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cartography with a minor in computer science. Joel started his employment with the 9-1-1 Association of Central Oklahoma Governments and moved to his current position with Canadian County at the end of 2013 where he works primarily with the Assessor’s Office. Joel received his GISP designation at the end of 2017. He has been involved in the use of GIS in 9-1-1, land management, property appraisal, and emergency management. Joel earned a degree in Music Education in 2009 and drove commercial trucks in 2010 traveling through 45 states before coming to the field of GIS. Joel & his wife Lori have two children and he is quickly learning that being a father might be the only job more fulfilling to him than working in GIS.
Carrie Landgraf - Carrie Landgraf has over 18 years of professional experience in GIS, spanning careers in local government, small and large consulting firms, and now oil and gas. Currently she is a Senior GIS Specialist for Williams. 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 15 years, and they have two amazing children.
Madeline Dillner - "Everything is related to everything else. But near things are more related than distant things.” When one of my professors told us Tobler’s first law of geography in college, I knew I’d found the right profession. I live to find patterns and show them to others. When I was 12 I read the book Life by the Numbers that talked about fractals in nature, and it was intoxicating to me. It taught me that patterns can be observed, noted, and used to make predictions in the natural world. That is, patterns bring order to what seems like chaos. So, this analysis of patterns became a constant, underlying hum in my thoughts throughout my life. Naturally, this led me to geography in college—the study of patterns and arrangements of places and people. Before graduation, I had begun working for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as a GIS intern, and today I am the Project Coordinator for the OCC Brownfield Program, and I manage the Oklahoma Historical Aerial Digitization Project. I serve on the OKSCAUG Steering Committee as the Co-Conference Coordinator.
James Allen -Regional Treasurer James Allen graduated from East Central University in 2005 with a Degree in Cartography/Geography. He has been employed as the GIS Coordinator for Carter County, OK for 4 years. James works with many departments throughout the county assisting in their GIS needs and applications ranging from parcel mapping & addressing to emergency management to name a few. He has been a member of SCAUG for 4 years.