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
Edmond User Group Meeting -March 31, 2015 - Edmond Fire Station
Norman User Group Meeting - June 24, 2015 - National Weather Center
Tulsa User Group Meeting - August 10, 2015 - Philbrook Museum
Stillwater User Group Meeting - December 9, 2015 - Center for Local Government
2015 OKSCAUG Conference - September 21-24, 2015
Shellie Willoughby - Shellie Willoughby is the current Chair for OKSCAUG and Vice President for SCAUG. Shellie is the GIS Specialist for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission for which she has worked for the past 16 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 15 years Shellie has served on the SCAUG Board in various positions for the past 13 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.
Charles Brady III - Charles Brady III is currently the Regional SCAUG President. He has been involved with SCAUG for over 13 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 14 years Penni have 2 children, a 10 year old son Charles IV & a 7 year old daughter Calin.
Willard Gustafson -Willard Gustafson is a Senior GIS Specialist for Meshek and Associates PLC, an Engineering and GIS consulting firm in Tulsa. First introduced to GIS in 1995 as a Wildlife biology undergraduate student, he went on to earn both his BA and MA in Geography from The University of Montana. Following graduation he spent 5 more years at the university as a GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst supporting wildlife research. Since joining Meshek in July of 2008, Will has been an active member of SCAUG. In 2010 he became an Oklahoma SCAUG board member filling the secretary position. In 2011 he moved to Publications Coordinator which he again held in 2012. In 2013, he became Conference Co-coordinator and will again hold that position for the 2014 calendar year. His favorite things about GIS are the enormous variety of real world applications, and the renewed and growing interest it has generated in Geography as a field of study.
Talia Gammill - Talia has been with Cotton Electric Cooperative, Inc., a rural electric distribution company in Southwest Oklahoma since 2000. She began her career working with AutoCAD, and has been in the GIS field as a GIS Specialist since 2006. While working in this field, she provides all necessary GIS data to help aid the Coop in planning, design, and analysis to improve and maintain the electric distribution system. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2008 from Cameron University. Has been a member of SCAUG for 6 years and an OK SCAUG Steering Committee member for 4 years.
Sohail Hasanjee - Sohail works as a GIS Analyst for the Oklahoma Natural Gas. He worked with various state agencies for 17 years as a GIS professional. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from NED University, Karachi, Pakistan and a Master of Regional and City Planning degree from the University of Oklahoma. He has been a member of SCAUG for 16 years and served as a user meeting coordinator in the Oklahoma Chapter of SCAUG since 2008.
Elizabeth Montgomery-Anderson, GISP - Elizabeth Montgomery-Anderson is a GIS Analyst for Cherokee Nation GeoData, which serves a number of other departments within Cherokee Nation, including Health, Natural Resources, and Education. 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 its potential to facilitate effective communication between groups of people with different priorities and backgrounds, and she particularly enjoys being about to work on interagency projects. Elizabeth is coordinator for the Cherokee County GIS Consortium and is a rabid proponent of data sharing and people-friendly community planning. Recent GIS projects include working with the Cherokee County Food Policy Council, The Safe Routes to School Program, and Cherokee Nation Emergency Management.
Pamela D. Jurney, GISP - 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.
Dustin Holt - I am currently a GIS Analyst with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in the Environmental/GIS office, where I have been fortunate enough to be involved in all aspects of GIS development here with the Nation. From Enterprise Server and Geodatabase management, data collection, custom web map production, COGO, EPA quality assurance project plans, historical cartography etc. I graduated from East Central University in Ada Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Cartography and Geotechniques. While a student I worked as a GIS intern for the City of Ardmore Oklahoma, and a cartography technician at Oklahoma State University. I am currently enrolled in the Master of GIScience program at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.
Carrie Landgraf - Carrie Landgraf has nearly 14 years of professional experience in the GIS field, spanning careers in local government, and small and large consulting firms. Currently she is the GIS Manager for the regional engineering firm Garver. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geography, Carrie has a solid foundation in spatial concepts. Paired with her passion for GIS, early in her career she was an Adjunct Instructor at Samford University and taught Introduction to GIS. She also held the honor of being an Esri Authorized Instructor for 7 years. Carrie enjoys exploring new places – she has been to at least 35 states and has visited 4 other countries. Her other passion is her family; she has been married to Chad for almost 11 years and they have two amazing children.
Lita Briscoe - Lita graduated from North Carolina State University in 2002 with a BA in history with a teaching option. After graduation, Lita started working as a substitute teacher through the Wake County Public School System. By the beginning of 2003, she was working as teacher’s assistant at Wakefield Middle School. While working as a teacher’s assistant, she collaborated with several different teachers and utilized multiple methods of teaching students with special needs. At the start of 2005, Lita was offered a position as a middle school teacher at a charter school. At the charter school, Lita developed and implemented cross curricular project based curriculum, arranged field trips, organized volunteers, and collaborated with the other middle school teachers. In her last year of teaching, she was a seventh grade reading and writing instructor at Farmville Middle School near Greenville, North Carolina.
In the summer of 2008, Lita changed careers and relocated to Oklahoma. She started working at Bison Archeology, organizing and digitizing the company’s files and library. By the end of that year, Lita was also working on technical reports and creating digital maps for the archeological projects. Initially, the company utilized several different mapping programs, including Delorme and Terrain navigator, all of which Lita learned by creating the needed products. By the end of 2012, the company decided to convert the mapping programs into one, ArcMap. At which time, Lita became the designated GIS technician, managing the mapping data and creating all the necessary maps for all stages of each project.