2016 - 2017 OFFICERS
Charles E. Brady III, GISP
City of Ardmore, OK
Since 2000 I have been the GIS Coordinator for the City of Ardmore, OK. During that time I have been involved in managing and overseeing every aspect of municipal mapping, focusing heavily on GIS Implementation and its integration into 911, Surveying, Photogrammetry, Emergency, and Asset Management. I currently serve as the appointed Municipal Representative for the Oklahoma State GI Council as well as several other leadership roles throughout my local, state, and regional GIS community.
Regardless of whether you have a whole GIS department with staff and a large budget or you are the one person shop with only a strong desire to work and a big job ahead of you, my goal has and always will be, to ensure that SCAUG is there to help you. At the end of the day my desire is for you to feel educated, successful, welcome, and appreciated by SCAUG. Personally I welcome your ideas to continue building on what SCAUG offers to the GIS community in order to insure SCAUG continues to be your professional home base for the future.
Shellie Willoughby, GISP
OK Office of Geographic Information
Vice President VicePresident@scaug.org
Shellie Willoughby is the GIS Specialist for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission for which she has worked for the past 20 years. While working for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission she has been heavily involved in the coordination efforts of the Oklahoma GI Council as well as the Oklahoma Office of Geographic Information, where she currently serves as the Assistant State GIS Coordinator. Prior to working for the Conservation Commission, Shellie received a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geography from Oklahoma State University.
As a member of SCAUG for 19 years Shellie has served on the SCAUG Board in various positions for the past 14 years as well as held multiple positions in the Oklahoma Chapter of SCAUG, where she currently serves as Chair. Shellie loves to travel with her family and has been to 47 of the 50 states. When not at work Shellie can be found enjoying the great outdoors with the two favorite men in her life, her husband, Richard, and her 10 year old son, Andrew.
Carter County, OK
James Allen graduated from East Central University in 2005 with a Degree in Cartography/Geography. James has been employed as the GIS Coordinator for Carter County, OK for 7 years, and he also serves as the IT Director and various other jobs for the county. He has been a member of SCAUG for 10 years and has served as the regional Treasurer since 2011.
City of Fort Worth
Growing up in a military family, I always found myself being introduced to new places, and as a result I constantly had questions about how the environment around me actually worked. My quest for geographic knowledge landed me a Bachelor of Arts in Geomorphology from Arizona State University in 1993 and a Masters in Applied Geography from Southwest Texas State University in 1998. My career has allowed me to map natural resources along the Texas Coastal Bend for Texas Parks & Wildlife, and provide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System geospatial support for the City of Dallas. Since 2000, I have managed the environmental GIS efforts and played an integral role in Emergency Management at the City of Fort Worth. On my down time I enjoy working in my yard, BBQing, and live music. I am an avid Texas Rangers fan, and proud mother of my beautiful daughter Jade Elizabeth.
Meshek & Associates
I'm a scientist at heart; and a bit of a tinkerer. I love using GIS to solve spatial problems. After earning my Master’s Degree in Geography in 2002, I began a career as a satellite imagery analyst; creating vegetation maps and performing other spatial analyses for wildlife biology studies at The University of Montana's Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. In 2008 I continued my career, after starting a family and moving cross-country, with Meshek & Associates PLC where I now specialize in 3D data analysis, server applications, and mobile data collection technologies. I have been an active member of Oklahoma SCAUG since 2008, and have been a member of the SCAUG Executive board as the Oklahoma Representative since 2014. I aspire to bridge the gap between the GIS “Geeks" and “end-users” by presenting the technology in a way that everyone can relate to and understand. I believe Geography is the hub of many disciplines, and if applied correctly, can be the means by which we connect and make sense of them all. GIS is the grease on the axles of business!
Leslie Morgan, PhD.
South Texas Representative
Leslie H. Morgan, Ph.D. has over 15 years of experience as a GIS professional. She is an independent GIS Consultant specializing in providing GIS analysis, support, and automation services to clients. Automation services may include the development of GIS workflows, custom GIS tools and/or GIS web applications. Leslie is an ESRI certified desktop associate and an ESRI certified trainer. Her educational background is in Biological Statistics, and she is currently adjunct faculty in the graduate school at Tulane University. Leslie has a real passion for GIS which she blogs about on her community GIS website, GISNuts.com. Leslie lives in central Louisiana, and she is very excited to be serving as the Louisiana State Representative for SCAUG.
Scott Trapolino, GISP
Desoto County, MS
Mississippi Representative Mississippi@scaug.org
Scott Trapolino attended Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi (MS), where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in Geography and Political Science and a certificate in Geospatial Technologies. At Delta State University, he worked at the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies as Assistant Project Manager/Recruiter/ Instructor, where he assisted in the compilation of Geospatial Needs Assessments and Implementation Plans for Three Rivers Planning and Development District, Tunica County Emergency Management Agency, and the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board. In addition, he worked with first responders and emergency management teams in the creation of USNG map books during US hurricanes that made landfall between 2008 and 2010. In 2010, he was appointed president of the GITA Gulf South Chapter and currently is a Board Member for the Memphis Area Geographical Information Council and Mississippi Association for Spatial Technologies. At present he works for DeSoto County, MS, as the Senior GIS Analyst and represents the State of MS as a GIS Coordinator for the Statewide Technical Advanced Rescue Team and works with the Technical Users Group for the Mississippi Coordination Council for Remote Sensing and GIS. Also, he is Principal and Project Coordinator for Everything is Somewhere, LLC. Currently he is attempting to fill the shoes of the past Mississippi SCAUG Representative (Lauralee Gann) and is looking forward to serving Mississippi SCAUG members and bringing GIS and SCAUG to the forefront in assisting Mississippi Geospatial Organizations.
Anne Mackey, GISP
Tarrant County, TX
Conference Coordinator Elect Coordinatorelect@scaug.org
I have been a member of SCAUG since 1996, an active Board member since 2005 when I first served as Conference Coordinator, went to serve as Texas Rep in 2006 and Conference Coordinator/Conference Coordinator Elect since 2007. As Conference Coordinator I believe having the Regional Conference in places SCAUG has never been or not been recently.
Since 2006 work for CPS Energy in San Antonio, the largest municipally owned energy utility company in gas and electric as Manager responsible for GIS data of all new construction in San Antonio. Prior to CPS Energy retired from Bexar Appraisal District after 24 years of service. I’ve been actively learning GIS software since 1989 now successful in managing an Enterprise GIS System.
With a Bachelors degree in Geography from UTSA, pursing a Masters degree from Texas State as time allows. I am active in local GIS User Groups, GIS Day, member of URISA, EGUG, WEN, AAG, coordinate meetings with the local Women in GIS known as WIGIS and Chairman of Cadre Facilitators for the San Antonio Woman’s Chamber of Commerce.
As a Geographer I love to travel local and abroad meeting people and experiencing different cultures, as I like to phrase it “Discover New Earth Settings in Different Projections”.
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
Starting my GIS career in 1999, I have worked for government at the federal, regional, county, and city levels. At present, I am a Senior GIS Analyst within the TWM department of the City of Dallas.
Xingwen Chen, Ph.D
ABCD GIS Mapping, LLC
With more than 20 years experience working on GIS in industries such as environmental, agricultural, municipality, and oil/gas, I have experience ranging from GIS mapping, geodatabase design and management, programming for web and standalone applications using ESRI suite products. I have served 2 terms of SCAUG Louisiana Rep in the past and co-founded the North Louisiana GIS User Group in 2006. I'm currently serving as president. I would like to help GIS users in Louisiana (esp. in South Louisiana) in their professional development through better organizations through SCAUG, encourage them to actively participate both local and regional GIS user group activities and grow professionally.
ESRI - San Antonio
Michael Beavers is a Solution Engineer with Esri where he focuses applying his product expertise to formulating web-based GIS solutions for customers in Local Government, the Aviation Industry, and in Maritime Ports. Prior to working at Esri, Michael was the GIS Manager for a state-wide, private sector surveying company where he oversaw the implementation and maintenance of an Enterprise-wide GIS. Mike has extensive experience in public sector GIS management. He worked as a Senior GIS Analyst, a GIS Manager and a GIS Coordinator in local and regional government. A military veteran, Captain Beavers was an Instructor Navigator in the Air Force. He worked as a civilian commercial pilot, having flown as an airline pilot and in aerial mapping. Michael earned a B.S. from Texas State University, where he concentrated on cartography, photogrammetry, remote sensing and computer science. He earned a Master’s Degree in GIS from New Mexico State University.