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Highly motivated and experienced in Business Development Implementation, Program Management, Technical Writing,  and  a Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the fields of Modeling & Simulation, Geospatial Science, INTEL and Federal Programs.  Executive experience within todays highly competitive advanced technologies industries.  Leader with a strong team-building background. Demonstrates abilities of multi-tasking, planning, high-end business development networkings, capture management, RFP response and deliverable accountability. Recognized for creativity, adaptability and attention to detail. A personable team leader, analytical, and cost-conscience Subject Matter Expert (SME) who offers broad-based experience providing excellence in technology Leadership. Considerable expertise creating innovative processes utilizing and/or developing new technologies for the energy sector, commercial enterprises and the Federal industry. Able to succeed across a diverse group of technologies for customers and program requirements with ease. Extremely focused on executing program/personnel requirements thus delivering an industry leading ROI. Proven ability to investigate and resolve highly complex and sensitive workforce challenges, customer expectations and technical requirement(s) that ensure internal and regulatory compliance.

Work experience

Jun 2015Present

Senior Geospatial/GIS Scientist

Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW)

Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) is the nation's largest three-service municipal utility, serving nearly 430,000 customers. Since 1939, MLGW has met the utility needs of Memphis and Shelby County residents by delivering reliable and affordable electricity, natural gas and water service. Utilized experience from a history within the Geospatial/GIS Industry to develop rapid modern GIS practices for implementation into the largest single Energy Sector Municipality within the entire United States. Creates updates, training, support, and applications-related documentation. Recommends improvements to departmental business systems and user documentation for usability and compliance with established standards and protocols. Assists in creating project plans, and schedules.

Jun 2012Jun 2015

Geospatial Science, Modeling & Simulation & Advanced 3D GIS Visualization

SLS Consulting

Full Consulting Services for Geospatial Development, Modeling & Simulation technical implementation, Advanced Virtual Environments/3D Simulation Modeling, GIS Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Business Development for some of the largest, and also new and up and coming Geospatial and Modeling & Simulation Companies in the World. Served as the primary integrator between geospatial data creators, software developers and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to create advanced products used across Commercial/Municipality sectors and the Department of Defense (DoD). Teaching the ability and/or processes to quickly and accurately construct entire countries, cities, towns, bathymetric, subterranean and even single buildings by combining Military technology with the advancements in the Commercial sector. Not just visual 3D and GIS, but the ability you utilize and/or replicate sensors/sonar to develop, and perform analysis on GEO correct environments from data extracted from the earth.

20112012

Business Development/Modeling & Simulation Subject Matter Expert

QinetiQ, North America

Developed Pathways and Opportunities to Work on a Mass Scale the Implementation of US and International Security Protocols for Special Event GIS/Geospatial coverage.

Continued to advance Geospatial Technologies further into the Commercial Sector by integrating new methodologies and combining technologies from across the spectrum of GIS/Military Analyst around the United States. Lead the Business Development of Geospatial Mapping and Security opportunities with a consortium of Washington D.C. Commercial, Security and Consulting firms to do analysis for major events around the world.

Oct 2006Nov 2010

Director, Geospatial Programs

The AEgis Technologies Group

Starting with growth from just two employees to a staff of 32. Within 2.2 Years. A staff of geospatial experts that would end up changing the face of Real-Time Geospatial Simulation in support of the Intelligence Community, and other Government Entities. The Simulation Development group took part in cutting edge analysis, Real-Time rendering (60 FPS) and Geo-Specific/Photo-Realistic archetypes for structures and venues, of importance, around the world. Not only was a light-weight Image-Generator (IG) created,which for so long was the complete opposite of the Modus Operandi (MO) of the Visual Simulation Industry, together entirely new business models were created to bring World-Class visual content to the soldiers and analysts whom needed it most. With that done, were able to solely concentrate on making the best content in the Industry.

Lead Business Development/Capture Manager for:

• The Commercial Satellite/Aviation/Sensor/Vector Industry

• The Commercial Visual Simulation/ “Serious” Gaming Industry

• The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

• The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

• The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

• Department of Defense (DoD)

• Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

• British Ministry of Defence (MoD)

• Other Government Agencies (OGA)

Serving as Team Director, Lead in Business Development, Lead Developer, Proposal Writer and Virtual Planner for 14-32 GIS, 3D Virtual Artists, Digital Painters, and Geo-specific Terrain Experts and Integrators to Develop the Highest-Fidelity, 3D, Geo-spatially correct virtual worlds ever created for use in mission planning & rehearsal. These correlated datasets were utilized across the Department of Defense (DoD), the Intelligence Community, Commercial Organizations, Municipality Contractors, the FAA (for Airport Security) and NATO. These simulations provided users with the ability to “virtually” place boots, vehicles, potential threats to train with and realism to bring out the most immersive, positive training available.

Aug 2001Oct 2006

Program Manager, Virtual Environments

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

Program Manager (2003 - 2006) - Huntsville, AL USA

Manager of 12 GIS/Geospatial creators and visual artists to create world-class, real-time simulation visuals for “in-house” built Image Generators/Gaming Engines and simulators...Deployed Downrange, in support of TRADOC, for 3 Years in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo During the Balkans War. Contracted geo-specific, visual production(s) for use in proprietary IGs and simulators requiring precise correlation used in Semi-Automated Forces (SAF) training protocols and missions.

Analyst for the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Downrange Support (2003 - 2006) - Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

Deployed downrange to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, to manage, operate, and monitor the VTC/Mobile Deployable Satellite System. This system was designed for Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers to access Army Training and doctrine Command (TRADOC) resources located at Army Posts in Germany and CONUS so they could advance and receive the needed training within their given MOSs while being deployed Downrange within the War-Zone in support of the US commitment to NATO and the KFOR task force in charge stability and protection in War torn Kosovo.

Satellite Receive Station Technician (2002 - 2003) - Grafenwoehr, Germany

Supported the Army Training and doctrine Command (TRADOC) resources located at Army Posts in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo, in support of the advancement and training of Military personnel ,within their given MOSs, while being deployed Downrange in support of the US commitment to NATO.

Meet The Leading Man Of The Must See 3D - The Huntsville Times

The Huntsville Times, Mike Marshall - January, 2010

"There is a man in Huntsville who recreates some of the world's most important settings..."

Certifications

2008Present

Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional, (CMSP)

The Modeling & Simulation Professional Certification Commission

The CMSP (Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional) certification program was created in 2002 to provide the Modeling & Simulation industry with its own professional certification. Like the Professional Engineer (PE) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications, the CMSP designation signifies competence, skill and experience.

www.simprofessional.org

Education

20032005

Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems, (MSCIS)

University of Phoenix

Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23.

19962001

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communications, (BFA)

The University of Montevallo

Today, UM holds fast to the principles that we were founded upon and the mission that we’ve always upheld. As Alabama’s only public liberal arts university, we take pride in knowing that our curriculum is both challenging and affordable. And while we offer degree programs in more than 70 academic disciplines, our student-to-faculty ratio is a mere 16-to-1, so you’ll know that you’re getting a tailor-made education. It’s no surprise that we’re continuing to ascend the ranks of U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Colleges when it comes to overall education and lack of student loan debt.

BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 - NBC STUDIOS

PRESAGIS - 2008

MODELING & SIMULATION EXPERTS AEGIS USE PRESAGES SOLUTIONS ALONGSIDE PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE TO CREATE SPECTACULAR AERIAL SIMULATIONS FOR NBC'S COVERAGE OF THE BEIJING OLYMPICS

Watching the 2008 Summer Olympics on television has given many of us the opportunity to see China for the first time.  To provide its viewers with a more complete picture of the country, NBC has been running aerial simulations of several Chinese cities.  Beginning with Matt Lauer on "The Today Show" the week before the 29th Olympiad began, NBC viewers have been experiencing China from above.  

The coverage features simulations of seven cities--Beijing, Hong Kong, Qindao, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Tianjin--and includes 350 individual structures and all 35 Olympic venues.  To create these extraordinary simulations, NBC turned to the modeling and simulation experts at AEgis.  Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, AEgis provides simulation development and microsystems engineering services to customers worldwide.

For the Olympic aerial simulation project, a team of 10 people from AEgis worked less than 7 weeks.  Scott Allman, Director of GeoSpacial Programs at AEgis explains, "The biggest challenge on this project was the workload and getting it done on time.  We began less than 2 months ago and delivered all the data sets at the beginning of June."  To deliver the project on time, the team worked in groups--programmers, synthetic environment modelers, and artists--and took full advantage of Presagis software in their pipeline.

PRESAGES TOOLS IN THE AEGIS PIPELINE

On this project, the team at AEgis employed  Creator and Terra Vistaalongside proprietary technology to create the simulations that will run throughout NBC's Olympic coverage.  "Presagis tools have been part of the AEgis pipeline for years," states Allman, who has himself been working with Terra Vista for the last 5 years.  "We have been using Creator from the very beginning.  We build all our high-resolution models with it and do all of our final renderings and project integration with Terra Vista."

For the work, AEgis began with over 3200 hand-held photographs taken over several days in China that were geo-referenced back in Huntsville.   "Because we could not get the GIS data for this project, we achieved accuracy and height for the structures by extruding heights from RPC camera codes from satellites.  We were extracting our data through 2D imaging."  Based on the photographs, the team was able to create the buildings in Creator for the simulations.

Using Creator allows development teams to create highly optimized, high-fidelity real-time 3D content for urban simulations.  With its powerful plug-in architecture and integrated toolset, Creator helps teams create precise content and synthetic environments. 

INTEGRATED WORKFLOW

By using in-house technology and Presagis software solutions together in an integrated workflow, the team at AEgis is able to distribute work and develop different aspects of their simulations in parallel.  For example, their artists can build the textures as the data for the models is being extracted from the 2D images, thus allowing the models to be integrated and rendered as they go.

Explains Allman, "With the configuration of our render farm, we are able to run up to 20 gigabytes through Terra Vista at any one time.  This means that we do not have to hold off on integration or rendering until the end of the project.  We're integrating throughout the entire process."  AEgis uses Terra Vista to generate the highest level of correlation in more formats than any other terrain database solution in the industry.

The result is a spectacular aerial simulation that rendered a 1:1 resolution and runs at 60 frames per second in real-time.  Says Allman, "We're a small private company with really good talent, and we believe we're the fastest high-fidelity users of great products."

GEOSPATIAL DATA BOLSTERS VIRTUAL TRAINING

Geospatial Intelligence Forum: KMI - September 18, 2007

“We are in a point in time where technology and skilled personnel have the ability to provide the warfighter with the most realistic training environment possible. We’re years past the point of having block buildings and flat landscapes. While we still create representative environments, the more realistic we can make them, the better the warfighter is going to do on the ground.

“If you build three city blocks of Baghdad, and you have the geospatial data, pictures from the ground, the GIS data and the technology to incorporate all of that, when the soldier gets on the ground, it needs to be as representational as possible,” he noted. “If you put a door on the side of the building, the soldier is trained for that. When he gets to the real environment, and the door is on the wrong side of the building, soldiers can get killed. This is precisely why realism, within data translation, is so vital towards the end product.

“Using geospatial information, satellite data and GIS data rapidly and realistically— that’s best for the warfighter,” Allman said.

Geospatial City Visualization

London, United Kingdom