- Stillwater Canada Inc 2011-2014
- North American Palladium 2010-2011
- Marathon PGM Aug 2010
- University of Waterloo 2009
- Huckleberry Mines 2009
- Worley Parsons 2008
- Terrapex Environmental 2007
- Folklore Contracting 2006
- Supervision and planning of field activities including daily and weekly safety meetings
- Creating and implementing safety protocols
- Exploration property assessment research
- Analysis of geochemical data
- Assessing, reporting and updating claim status
- Presenting geologic models at mine production and assessment meetings
- Assisting in spill remediation and environmental monitoring
- Training of new employees in trench mapping, cutting, mapping, software, GPS hardware and procedures
- 3D Ore body wireframing
With Stillwater Canada my main goals were to collect and maintain the geological data including mapping, trenching, drilling and sampling. During the field season, along side my team I planned mapping and sampling traverses, trenching locations and drilling targets. In the mornings before collecting or monitoring field data collection I participated in/hosted safety and project meetings.
Nova Scotia Community College – Centre of Geomatic Sciences (COGS) 2014-2015
Advanced GIS Degree : Specialization in Remote Sensing
At COGS I have learned invaluable skills to augment my previous GIS experience. Learning more about geodetic systems and satellites has been fascinating as has learning all of the ins and outs and toolboxes associated with ArcGIS. Through the remote sensing programs I have learned ERDAS Imagine, Microstation and some PCI in addition to the intensive ArcGIS training. Additional skills gained at COGS include how to code in Python and set up and run database queries in SQLServer.
For my 5 month term project I am working on methods to segment and attribute coastline polylines with the Applied Geomatics Research Group. The project scope includes studying century long coastline erosion and using pictometry for site evaluation.
University of Waterloo 2005-2010
BSc Earth Sciences, Honours Geology and Cooperative Education
I decided to go to the university of Waterloo for Earth Sciences after a trip to British Columbia left me fascinated with rock and land formations. Throughout my time at Waterloo I focused on hard rock geology and hydrology. I worked sever co-operative positions during the course of my education and wrote 4 technical reports on projects completed during the course of these terms.
I completed an undergraduate thesis in the response of GPR to burial sites.
Signature of GPR at Cemeteries (UW)My undergraduate Thesis at the University of Waterloo was a Ground Penetrating Radar Study at local century old cemeteries. The purpose of the study was to determine the radar response of graves in order to determine the success rate of detecting recent graves vs graves from late 1900 and early 2000. Soil conditions remained the same at all studied sites in an attempt to isolate the affect of age and burial practices on the GPR response.
Coastal Erosion Project (COGS)My term long project at COGS is just beginning and I am very excited to be working with the AGRG and the GSC to aid in determining a workflow for coastline segmentation and attributing. The purpose of this project is to script and model a workflow that simplifies the process of segmenting the coastline based on surface polygons (in this case geology) and then assigning the coastline the polygon attributes. The eventual purpose of the project is to aid in determining which areas of the coastline are the most influenced by erosion based back shore profiling.