I come from the Lake District in the north west part of England. After receiving an undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Salford and a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, I worked as research associate in GIS at Lancaster University.
Accepting a funding invitation, I moved to the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1994 where I conducted Ph.D. research on rainfall-runoff processes in the semiarid shrubland of the American Southwest. This work formed part of the US National Science Foundation Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research program and was recognized with an award by the Association of American Geographers Geomorphology Specialty Group.
Since finishing my Ph.D., I have been working in the environmental science/regulatory compliance consulting arena and recently established the Lone GIS Professional Initiative to help people working on their own or in small groups help each other be more successful.
When not working or planning my next big adventure you can often find me hiking, running, cycling, kayaking, traveling, or listening to live music. I am a permanent resident in the United States and intend to apply for citizenship soon.
With this rich background I believe I am fully capable of successfully carrying out my mission. I can’t do it without your support though so please visit the How to help page to see what you can do and how I will give you a return on your investment.