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I am an environmental professional always looking to expand my horizons.  I have over ten years experience working for Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection in the Mine Subsidence Insurance Program.  Most of my job duties involve developing and maintaining the Department's GIS of Historic Underground Mines.  I also teach undergraduate classes in GIS part-time at St. Vincent College.

Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Mining Specialist

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Maintains the Department's digital mine map archive by:
    • Working with other agencies and organizations to gain access to hard copies of historic underground mine maps
    • Scanning the mine maps to create a digital archive
    • Cataloging maps in the state's inventory database system
  • Develops GIS data for the Department by:
    • Georeferencing maps to aerial photography and/or USGS topographic maps
    • Digitizes mining features on maps
    • Using GPS units at event locations
    • Recording subsidence reported by the general public
    • Analyzing Subsidence Investigators' reports
  • Produces high-quality maps of environmental-related events to assist management's decision making
  • Provides technical support to the Department's Mine Subsidence Insurance Program
  • Answers questions from the general public regarding mining operations and possible risk of subsidence via telephone or in-person appointments
Jan 2007Oct 2007

Customer Relations Coordinator, Business Operations


  • Acted as liaison to worldwide sub-distributors by providing quality customer service and support
  • Processed software license orders using Oracle and Onyx database management systems
  • Verified license agreements in accordance with ANSYS policies and procedures
  • Screened potential customers for compliance with U.S. export regulations
  • Produced timely and accurate invoicing of sub-distributors software license fees
Aug 2005Jun 2006

Advisor and Placement Test Coordinator, Graduate Assistantship

California University of Pennsylvania
  •  Conducted study skills seminars/presentations to at-risk undergraduate students
  • Administered academic placement tests to new students
  • Assisted students developing their class schedules
May 2004Aug 2005

Portrait Studio Manager

Consumer Products Incorporated

  • Managed all day-to-day operations of portrait studio, including: staffing, scheduling, order fulfillment, supply requisition, cash control, and inventory control.
  • Recognized for exceeding goals in studio sales and customer satisfaction level
  • Trained associates in sales presentation and studio photography
  • Developed local marketing strategy to increase session volume
  • Promoted to manager after four years of quality service in Photographer position