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Steering Committee

Staff

 

Bruce Simonson

GIS Manager

bsimonso@uas.alaska.edu

Bruce is the GIS Manager for the Southeast Alaska GIS Library, hosted at the University of Alaska Southeast.  Bruce has over 30 years experience in GIS, database development, and computer programming.  Most recently, he served as GIS Manager for the City and Borough of Juneau.  Prior to that, he worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, as a GIS developer and the database manager for departmental datasets related to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the IFQ program for halibut and sablefish.  Prior to that, Bruce served on the computer faculty of the University of Alaska Southeast, and as Computer Coordinator for the community colleges in Sitka and Kodiak.

Bruce Simonson

Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D.

Chair, University of Alaska Southeast

sanjay.pyare@uas.alaska.edu

Dr. Sanjay Pyare is a UAS Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Science and the director of SEALAB. His research interests include spatial analyses, ecosystem services, integrated ecosystem modeling, biogeography and supporting the needs information of resource managers. He is leading a multi-disciplinary effort to understand ecosystem services in the "icefield to estuary" system of Southeast Alaska. He lives in Juneau, AK with his wife and two children.

Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D.

Steering Committee Members

 

Kim Homan

Alaska Department of Conservation

Kim Homan.

Kim Homan

Jeff Nichols

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sport Fish Division

Jeff Nichols is a Habitat Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sport Fish Division.  Jeff has lived in Juneau for nearly 20 years, working throughout Southeast Alaska as a wildlife biologist and researcher and over the past 10+ years as a habitat biologist with the ADF&G focusing on salmonid habitat issues, abundance, restoration and evaluation.  Jeff has been an active participant in strategic planning efforts of the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership and currently co-chairs the Science and Data subcommittee of the Partnership.  Jeff currently serves on the steering committee of the Southeast Alaska GIS Library and a panel member of the Habitat and Restoration Technical Committee of the Pacific Salmon Commission.  Outside of work, Jeff enjoys many outdoor activities and pursuits with his family and friends.

Jeff Nichols

Kathy Smikrud

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sport Fish Division

Kathy is a GIS Analyst with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sport Fish Division.  She has been working over 10 years in Southeast Alaska in aspects involving salmon, habitat, hydrology, spatial analyses, remote sensing and GIS support for fisheries research and management projects.  She holds a BS in fisheries and limnology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a MS in fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Kathy Smikrud

Joel Nudelman

Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Joel Nudelman

Garry Remsberg

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
Garry Remsberg

Steve Lewis

National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA
Steve Lewis

Dave Albert

The Nature Conservancy, Alaska Chapter

Dave Albert is Director of Conservation Science for the Alaska Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He has been working in Southeast Alaska for nearly 20 years providing GIS mapping and analysis of ecological, social and economic systems to support conservation and sustainable use of Alaska's globally significant resources. He holds a BA from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MS degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Dave Albert

Colin Shanley

The Nature Conservancy, Alaska Chapter

Colin Shanley is a Conservation Planner and GIS Analyst for the Alaska Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. His research interests broadly explore the intersection of applied ecology and natural resource conservation utilizing geospatial tools and quantitative modeling. He was previously a Research Associate at the University of Alaska Southeast and a Fellow in the NSF IGERT Resilience and Adaptation Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Colin Shanley

Erik Johnson

USDA Forest Service, Alaska Regional Office

Erik Johnson is the Geospatial Program Manager for the USDA Forest Service Alaska Regional Office in Juneau.  He has worked for over 20 years for the Forest Service in various capacities within the Research, State and Private Forestry, and National Forest System deputy areas.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Agricultural Sciences, a Master of Science in Forest Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Program Certificate in Geospatial Sciences; all from Colorado State University.

Erik Johnson

Gary Fisher

USDA Forest Service, Alaska Regional Office

Gary Fisher

Neil Stichert

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Juneau Field Office

Neil Stichert is the program lead and senior staff biologist for the Habitat Restoration Program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Juneau Field Office.  He manages the Partners for Fish and Wildlife, Fish Passage, and Coastal Programs and actively runs the projects with municipal, tribal, corporate and non-profit organizations on habitat inventories, restoration projects, and habitat acquisition initiatives.  The relationship with UAS and SEAKGIS is a significant benefit and resource for the USFWS and our partners in the region.

Neil Stichert

Becci Anderson

USGS, Alaska Region

Becci Anderson has over ten years of experience working in mapping and GIS with expertise in cartography, data analysis, database management, and program coordination.  Becci is currently the USGS Alaska Region Geospatial Liaison based in Anchorage, Alaska and chair of the Alaska Hydrography Technical Working Group.

Becci Anderson