Welcome to the Oklahoma Chapter of SCAUG
Anyone is welcomed to forward information regarding GIS activities within the Oklahoma region and SCAUG will gladly post information to assist in prompting activity. Email: Oklahoma@scaug.org
Charles Brady III -Chair Charles Brady III is currently the Regional SCAUG President & the Chair of the OK SCAUG Steering Committee. He has been involved with SCAUG for over 12 years. During his time as a SCAUG officer, Charles has been heavily involved with the set up and maintenance of the current SCAUG website and the online registration systems. Charles has continuously served as vendor coordinator during the past 8 regional conferences recruiting and coordinating vendor sponsorships, booth displays and vendor ads. Charles worked for the Garvin County Assessors Office & Carroll Land Surveying while attending college at East Central University. He graduated from East Central University with a bachelor degree in Cartography in 1999 and has worked for the City of Ardmore as the G.I.S. Coordinator since 2000. During this time Charles has served on both the Oklahoma Chapter SCAUG Steering Committee & the Regional Board of SCAUG in various positions. Charles & his wife of 13 years Penni have 2 children, a 9 year old son Charles IV & a 6 year old daughter Calin.
Shellie Willoughby - Co-Conference Coordinator Shellie Willoughby is the current Vice President for SCAUG & the OKSCAUG Conference Coordinator . Shellie is the GIS Specialist for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission for which she has worked for the past 13 years. She also serves as the Assistant State Geographic Information Coordinator for the Oklahoma Office of Geographic Information. While working for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission she has been involved in the coordination efforts of the Oklahoma GI Council, the Oklahoma Office of Geographic Information and has coordinated the nationally recognized GIS Day at Capitol for the past 9 years. She has a Bachelor and Masters of Science degree in Geography from Oklahoma State University. As a member of SCAUG for 13 years Shellie has served on the SCAUG Board in various positions for the past 7 years as well as held multiple positions in the Oklahoma Chapter of SCAUG. Shellie loves to travel with her family and has been to 42 of the 50 states. Shellie resides in Guthrie, OK with the two favorite men in her life, her husband and little boy.
Willard Gustafson - Co-Conference Coordinator Willard is a Senior GIS Specialist for Meshek and Associates PLC, an Engineering and GIS consulting firm in Tulsa. He earned a Masters in Geography with an emphases in GIS & Cartography from The University of Montana and has been working with GIS since 1995. Willard joined Meshek and relocated to Tulsa in July of 2008 after spending the previous 5 years as a Remote Sensing Analyst at The University of Montana in support of wildlife biology research. His favorite things about GIS are the enormous variety of real world applications, and the growing interest it has generated in Geography as a field of study.
Talia Gammill - Secretary Currently the GIS Specialist at Cotton Electric Cooperative, Inc., a rural electric distribution coop in Walters, OK. I began my career at Cotton Electric as a CAD Tech in June of 2000. Through many combined efforts Cotton had their entire distribution system GPS’d about 6 years ago which then put me into the GIS field, where my main tasks are to provide all necessary GIS data to help aid the Coop in planning, design, and analysis to improve and maintain our distribution system. I earned my bachelor of business administration in 2008 from Cameron University.
Although I have been in this field for several years, I have not had much experience with hands on tasks to help the GIS community. I felt that it was time to broaden my network in the GIS field as well as help others in this field realize that there are many organizations and people locally that are available to give help and information no matter what level of GIS experience you have.
I would like to have the opportunity to help our local GIS community with gaining the resources needed to contact and reach out to others like themselves, so that this profession will continue to grow and be readily recognized .
Sohail Hasanjee - User Group Meeting Coordinator Sohail works as the GIS Coordinator for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. He studied GIS at the University of Oklahoma while pursuing a graduate degree in Regional and City Planning and has been working with GIS software for 16 years. His favorite thing about GIS is that it is graphic and worth a thousand words. Maps produced by GIS using complex data appear so simple that his 5-years old daughter thinks she can do a better drawing and coloring job than her dad.
Brad Nesom - Vendor Coordinator Brad works for Hiland Partners, a gas midstream company in Enid. His expertise is in database management, project management and design. His 20 years of experience have been woven with many water/GIS issues from the vantage point of State, Local, Regional, and private industry. While currently charged with developing data and applications for gas and crude gathering systems, he enjoys spending time hiking and camping with his wife and four children.
Elizabeth Montgomery-Anderson - Publications Coordinator Elizabeth Montgomery-Anderson is a GIS Specialist for Cherokee Nation GeoData. GeoData serves a number of other departments within Cherokee Nation, including Health, Natural Resources, Leadership, IT, and Communications. Elizabeth received an MA in Geography from the University of Kansas and has been working at Cherokee Nation since 2007. Her favorite thing about GIS is the ‘gee-whiz’ factor, because it facilitates great communication between groups of people with different priorities and backgrounds. Recent GIS projects include working with the Cherokee County Food Policy Council, Greenway of the Cherokee Ozarks, and the Arkansas Riverbed Authority.
Pamela has an extensive background in education as well as GIS experience. She taught secondary mathematics for seven years in the public school system, received a master’s of geography from Oklahoma State University (2006), and has been involved with GIS education for rural schools and tribal and local governments. She is currently the Project Development Director for Cross Timbers Consulting. Her favorite thing about GIS is its story-telling ability. It takes the complex and displays it a seemingly simple form.