Adventure and exploration have been driving forces in my life. I chose to pursue Geography as an academic pathway in order to learn about the world around me – both in a physical and human sense – in order to learn about myself. All knowledge is ultimately self-knowledge.
After acquiring my Honors B.A in Geography with a Specialization in Geomatics and Spatial Analysis from uOttawa I lived a very seasonal and nomadic lifestyle for a few years in order to satisfy my thirst for adventure & challenge - the call to climb was too strong to settle into any ol’ deskjob just yet... The multi-disciplinary approach to learning in a Geography degree was useful in the sense that I was able to draw on many different facets of learning throughout the program. A technical background in Geomatics & Spatial Analysis has made it much more viable to enter the growing field G.I.S. Coupled with wide range of programs about our natural & human environment provided me with a great appreciation for our world as well as a sense of duty to be stewards of its land and people.
A program highlight would’ve been the Glaciology field course to Patagonia. This trip to Southern Patagonia was inspiring on many levels - it allowed us to collect sample data, experience a new and exciting culture, and have our minds blown by the otherworldly landscapes.
I currently work as a Sensor Operator for an Aerial Surveying company based out of Vancouver’s YVR. In this role I wear many hats – from flying with our pilot anywhere from 2000ft – 20,000ft operating the RGBI/IR/ camera, flight-planning & logistics, client relations, quoting, to image and GPS/IMU processing of our data. Life’s a trip!