Keith Massie, President
Linda Davis, Secretary, Membership Committee
Eric Wing, Treasurer
Jesse Manley, Website Committee
Nathalie Smith, Workshop Committee
Linda Davis is the GIS Manager for the Idaho Department of Water Resources. Linda has been a member of the Idaho GIS community for over 20 years working primarily in water resource issues. Linda received a BA from the University of California in Geological Sciences and in Graduate school studied GIS and Cartography at San Diego State University. Linda also has a certificate in restoration ecology from the University of Idaho.
Eric Wing is a GIS Systems Project Coordinator at the City of Boise, Idaho. Eric is part of the central IT GIS team that maintains, administers, and expands the GIS program at Boise. Eric’s primary duty is GIS integration and business analysis – determining where GIS can improve workflows. Eric began his career in GIS working as a student intern for the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon while earning a BS in Natural Resources/GIS from OSU. Eric has been working for the City of Boise since 2002 and subsequently earned an MS in GIS from Penn State in 2010 and GISP Certification. Eric is involved with the Southwest Idaho GIS Users Group (SWIG) and provides volunteer GIS education to public schools and education centers.
Jesse Manley specializes in ESRI-based GIS software and applications, modeling and presentation of geospatial data, and geospatial data management. He also has a strong background in land surveying and global positioning systems (GPS). Jesse is currently a GIS Coordinator for Clark County, Washington (http://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/). Prior to that, he worked as a GIS professional at various private companies for 15 years. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and an Associate of Applied Science degree in GIS.
Keith Massie first became involved with Northwest GIS User Group was with the 1992 Conference at Welches, by Mount Hood in Oregon. I was the Program Chair. In 1996, along with Mark Bosworth of Metro, I Co-Chaired the first Skamania Conference. I then Chaired a second Skamania Conference in 2000.
For the past six years, I have also been active with Oregon & Southwest Washington URISA, serving as Conference Co-Chair for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 GIS In Action conferences in Portland. My greatest achievement with the GIS In Action conference was to lead a conference committee that turned a loss of $4,000 in 2009 into a profit of $14,000 in 2011. It truly was a group effort.
I believe the strength I bring to the Board of Directors is to be a ‘go-between’ for NW GIS and Oregon & SW Washington URISA.
Nathalie Smith is Esri’s Regional Manager for the Northwest. As Regional Manager and previously State and Local Sales Manager for the Northwest, Nathalie promotes Esri’s culture, objectives, mission, and vision. She manages and directs all regional sales activities. Nathalie has over 20 years of professional experience in the GIS industry with Esri encompassing product management, product support, customers’ relations and sales. Nathalie has a BA in Geography from UCLA and an MBA from the University of Redlands.
Samantha Nakata is a GIS Analyst for Clark County, WA. Before coming to the Pacific Northwest she focused on environmental management in both consulting and non-profit sectors; her first foray into public service was as an analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where she specialized in emergency planning. She received her BA in Geology from Carleton College and her MS from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Melinda Campbell is a GIS Analyst/Programmer for Deschutes County, Oregon. She manages the County’s enterprise GIS software and geodatabases, provides GIS training, technical support, and guidance to County staff and the general public.
Before moving to Oregon, Melinda was a GIS Analyst for a private land management consulting firm and various state and local governments in Florida. She served as a graduate research assistant in GIS for the GeoPlan Center at the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Conservation and a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning.
Melinda has been a member of the Northwest GIS User Group since she attended her first NWGIS conference in Sunriver, Oregon in 2005. Her term expires October 2016.
Ruth Bunch-Manwell is the GIS Coordinator for the City of Longview. She has worked in the GIS field since 1986. She worked for the City of Los Angeles as a GIS Specialist for 11 years then moved to Oregon/Washington and did contract work for the USDA Forestry Dept., Oregon Fish & Wildlife, Boise Cascade - OR, Washington County - OR, Oregon Water Resource Dept. and the City of Longview.
Since she has worked for Federal, State. County, Private Industry and Local Government she has a rounded sense of the needs of standardization in the GIS field and would like to promote that goal.
- Member of the Community Plan Database Design (GIS) Team: 10/89 – 01/92
- G.I.S. Representative for the S. Los Angeles Geographic Team: 1/95 – 7/96
- Editor for the American Planning Student Assoc.: Newsletter 9/95 – 6/96
- Secretary for the City of L.A. Advisory Affirmative Action Committee: 6/94 – 7/96
- Member of the Northeast G.I.S. Users Group: 1/97 – 5/98
- Steering Committee Member of the Oregon/SW Washington URISA Chap.: early 2000
- Member of the Portland Area GIS Group (PAGIS) – group currently inactive
- Helped to create the sub-chapter of Women in GIS (WIGIS): early 2000, still member
- Clark PUD Stream Steward: 09/2008 – current
- Member of the Cowlitz County GIS Steering Committee: 1/99 - current
- GIS Expert Witness – Superior Court of Washington For Cowlitz County: 2010 – current
- NWGIS Board Director: 2012 – current, 2014 Conference Chair
Jill Ballard has worked for the City Of Yakima since 1989. She started out in the print shop as a temporary employee and was offered a chance to work on the GIS ESRI software as a GIS Technician. She was hired as a permanent employee Dec 1990. She has held that position for the past 24 years and enjoys working for the City of Yakima.
Aaron Paul has been on First American Title’s GIS team since 2007, and has been working in the GIS industry for 15 years. In that time, he has worked to continually expand and further develop his GIS skill sets. Recently advanced from his GIS Manager position, Aaron is now a Solutions Engineer (or self-proclaimed GIS Evangelist). Aaron has pioneered the use of GIS Products and Services in the Real Estate industry. He has implemented systems and applications that leverage ESRI tools in the areas of Land Development, New Construction, Customer Service, Commercial and Residential Real Estate. He thrives on contributing to the GIS Community and employing GIS to help attain company objectives and visions. Aaron holds degrees in Geographic Information Systems and in Forest Resource Technologies. He is a frequent participant in conferences and meet ups, and is an active member of several user groups. In Aaron’s non-GIS time, he enjoys playing and hanging out with his wife and three-year old daughter, Vivian, along with their shih-tzu, Oliver.
Jim Glassley is a Sr GIS Analyst and the GIS Lead for the Bellevue Office of HDR where he mentors other users, promotes GIS best practices, and fields all the GIS related questions and project needs for the office. He also provides GIS project support and task management for a wide variety of clients, including Sound Transit, Seattle Public Utilities, Puget Sound Energy, King County, WSDOT, and Grant County PUD, to name just a few.
He has 20+ years of GIS project experience in the Environmental Engineering field including a wide range of performing and managing GIS data, spatial analyses, and mapping tasks, all of which he has applied towards planning, permitting, survey, sampling, monitoring, mitigation, design, remediation, wetland inventories, road inventories, and transmission line upgrades.