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
Shellie Willoughby is the GIS Specialist for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission for which she has worked for the past 23 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 22 years Shellie has served on the SCAUG Board in various positions for the past 17 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 48 of the 50 states.
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 Plano
Executive Board Member at Large
Bill Hodge GISP
I'm in the process of stepping down from my role as Executive Director of GISCI, a position I have held for the last 8 years.
In retiring, I do not intend to leave the geospatial profession, to which I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life. I'm having too much fun to quit, completely, now. So I seek to use my time and experience where it can be utilized to help a solid organization continue to grow.
The Board position at SCAUG will allow me to continue that 'family association' with a group with which I have been involved since I started in 2008, when I first became GIS Division Manager at the City of Midland, TX.
I welcome the opportunity to become even more strongly connected to one of the strongest regional GIS organizations that exists!
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Oklahoma Representative Oklahoma@scaug.org
"Everything is related to everything else. But near things are more related than distant things.”
When one of my professors told us Tobler’s first law of geography in college, I knew I’d found the right profession. I live to find patterns and show them to others. When I was 12 I read the book Life by the Numbers that talked about fractals in nature, and it was intoxicating to me. It taught me that patterns can be observed, noted, and used to make predictions in the natural world. That is, patterns bring order to what seems like chaos. So, this analysis of patterns became a constant, underlying hum in my thoughts throughout my life. Naturally, this led me to geography in college—the study of patterns and arrangements of places and people. Before graduation, I had begun working for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as a GIS intern, and today I am the Project Coordinator for the OCC Brownfield Program, and I manage the Oklahoma Historical Aerial Digitization Project. GIS and cartography, especially the Story Map capabilities of ArcGIS Online, are the perfect instruments for displaying patterns in beautiful ways, and I love them for that. I am happy to be part of a group that appreciates them as I do. In my free time, I like to continue my pattern-seeking by exploring the US and the world, and painting and writing to express what I find.
City of Port Arthur, TX
South Texas Representative
Derrick Holland is a 1989 Honors Graduate of Lamar University's Institute of Technology Department, receiving an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Computer Aided Design Drafting. Derrick began his drafting career with a local engineering company and Texaco Research and Development's Environmental Research Division. In 1993 Derrick began his employment with the City of Port Arthur's Public Works Engineering Division as a Senior Engineering Technician. In June of 2013, the City of Port Arthur began to implement its newly formed GIS Division where he was awarded the position of GIS Coordinator.
Scott Trapolino, GISP
Desoto County, MS
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.
Texarkana Water Utilities
North Texas Representative
Garri has over 20 years of Geographic Information Systems experience in both the public and private sectors. Areas of focus include Public Safety, Training, Location Analytics, Marketing Insights, Storytelling, and Minesweeper. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas' Geography Department and has earned an ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Associate, CompTIA CTT+, is a Certified Professional Category Analyst, and other super boring accreditations.
You may remember Garri as SCAUG Past-Treasurer and is very excited to once again serve you!
Conference Coordinator - Elect
enjoys black & white photography, learning new things, abandoned
buildings, gardening, samurai films, and kaiju battles. Currently
exploring a spatial-first approach to innovation thorough data science
in local gov. Python for most everything. SQL for databases.
John W. McEwen, PhD, GISP
Tidal Basin Group
As the Louisiana Representative for SCAUG, John's goal is to strengthen the bridge between private and public sector GIS in Louisiana and work to get more students involved with SCAUG as the next generation of GIS professionals. John is a 2014 graduate of the Geography & Anthropology program at Louisiana State University (LSU) and loves geography. His academic background is in human & cultural geography but John always kept a foot in the professional GIS world from working through college as a GIS intern to providing GIS support in the disaster consulting industry. John is the GIS Manager for Tidal Basin Group.
Esri Representative: Esri@scaug.org