I’m passionate about scientific discovery, learning, and harnessing technology innovation to improve stewardship and resilience for future generations.
As an adolescent at the height of the environmental movement in the 70’s, I set my sights on becoming a conservationist when I grew up. I entered college to pursue a biology track until I discovered geosciences at the end of my freshman year. Reconstructing geologic history from rocks was creative, stimulating puzzle-solving.
My interest in rocks turned to glaciers. I attended a student internship on the Juneau Icefield sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This led to higher education in pursuit of a Ph.D. where I could combine my love of research and the outdoors. I conducted three expeditions to the eastern Canadian Arctic in the course of my dissertation research.
My professional career evolved from studying frozen water to liquid and vapor states associated with water cycle processes and climate change with ground, airborne and space borne instrument systems. I became a subject matter expert in remote sensing and participated in field experiments for the purpose of validating measurements made by NASA’s newest satellites. I led teams of scientists and engineers that developed innovative instruments to fill voids in our sensing capabilities.
Throughout this career, I was a consumer of large “considered” purchases—computer hardware and electronics, sensors, instrumentation, and software supporting image processing and mapping sciences. Because of this consumer experience, I am very sensitive to the thought processes for considered purchases and B2B tactics for consumer education and engagement.
Today, I strive to protect and conserve our environment for the generations that come after me. Not long ago, I realized that I could better serve that objective by helping other businesses get their products into the hands of capable people.
My business is my vehicle to fulfill that objective.