Alana Barone

My name is Alana Barone. I am a first year student in the Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems (BGIS) program at Selkirk College. I am originally from the Kootenays, but I plan to relocate once I obtain my BGIS and I hope to integrate my love of travel and helping others with my knowledge in GIS. Find me on LinkedIn.

Brennan Webster

I am a student currently attending the Advanced Diploma program for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Selkirk College in Castlegar, B.C. I was born and raised in Vancouver and moved to Castlegar four years ago. I love the outdoors and have enjoyed living in the Kootenays the past few years. Find me on LinkedIn.

Chad Belisle

Chad is a young professional, currently completing a Bachelor in GIS at Selkirk College. Experiences in fisheries management and water treatment, along with a personal interest in computer technologies and design, solidified his desire to develop this skill further. Chad obtained an Environmental Technology diploma with honours from SAIT in 2014 which provided a working baseline of skills and abilities in various environmental disciplines. Find me on LinkedIn.

Christopher McAulay

I was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, where I developed my passion for the natural environment. I completed a BSc in Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Victoria, then relocated to the West Kootenay region to pursue further education in GIS and have greater access to snow sport terrain. I wish to pair my new GIS skills in the field of conservation/restoration biology, with hopes that my careers choice will take me around the world. Find me on LinkedIn.

Colin Jaeck

Currently, I’m studying Geographic Information Systems at Selkirk College in Castlegar BC, with the intention of completing the advanced diploma and degree portions of the program. Having worked on large projects such as the Canada Line in downtown Vancouver, and small jobs such as the day to day operations at the City of Rossland, I can offer experience-based knowledge of small and large scale municipal operations from multiple perspectives. I now have a strong technical base in GIS and I’m excited to attack new geospatial challenges with a team who shares my motivation and enthusiasm.   Find me on LinkedIn.

Dylan Matheson

Hi, my name is Dylan Matheson, I’m a forester from Williams Lake here at Selkirk to advance my career through GIS. Forestry attracted me as I’ve always had a passion for outdoor recreation and the environment, forestry allows me to combine these passions into a career. I plan to use GIS to strengthen my forestry skills and make me an excellent, well-rounded forester. Find me on LinkedIn.

Evan Dux

Originally from Wetaskiwin, Alberta, I now live in British Columbia where I study Geographic Information Systems in the School of Environment and Geomatics at Selkirk College in Castlegar, British Columbia. I am passionate about the natural world and hope to use the skills I gain during my time at Selkirk to learn about, conserve, and protect wild spaces and the wildlife that inhabit them. Find me on LinkedIn.

Evan Lavine

I began my passion for GIS back in Guelph, Ontario while studying geography and environmental studies. During my last year of schooling, I co-founded Dronemates, an aerial imagery and inspection business which allowed me to further explore the GIS world. It was at this time that I moved out to BC to further my knowledge in GIS and pursue my love for nature and the environment. Find me on LinkedIn.

Jacob Medd

I was born and raised in Esquimalt, British Columbia. I attended the University of Ottawa where I earned a bachelor’s degree in geography with a minor in geomatics and spatial analysis. I have personal and professional interests in maps, meteorology, climatology, and nephology. Find me on LinkedIn.

Jamiee Remond

Based out of the Kootenays for the previous 5 years I’m originally from a small dairy farm in southern Manitoba. My interest in the outdoors led me to Selkirk College to study recreation, fish and wildlife which led to my new found interest in GIS. I hope to purpose a career that uses my passion for the outdoors to compliment my technical GIS skills. Find me on LinkedIn.

Karli Ferrell

My name is Karli Ferrell and I have called Nelson home for 5 years. I have a diploma in Forestry and will be receiving my Advanced GIS Diploma in August 2019. I hope to marry the skills I have gained in GIS and Forestry to positively affect the way we practice land management and sustainable forestry in the Kootenays. Find me on LinkedIn.

Kara (Leeza) Perehudoff

My name is Leeza Perehudoff, and I was born and raised in Castlegar, BC. I have been a student with the School of Environment and Geomatics at Selkirk College for three years. I first completed a technical diploma in Recreation, Fish and Wildlife and am now pursuing an undergraduate degree in Geographic Information Systems. Find me on Linked In.

Katie Erickson

Originally from Vancouver Island, I moved to the Kootenays to pursue a Diploma in Integrated Environmental Planning at Selkirk College. Once completed, I decided to enroll in the Advanced Diploma in GIS. I hope to combine my love of the natural environment with a fulfilling career in GIS. Find me on LinkedIn

Mark Truman

I was born in Vancouver, BC where I studied Geology/Physical Geography at Capilano University and have spent most of my life as an outdoor educator and guide. I live in Nelson, BC, and I am excited to explore our relationship with the earth through the fresh eyes of my newly acquired GIS skills. Find me on LinkedIn.

Morgan Casat

A GIS student at Selkirk College who has also completed a diploma in Recreation Fish and Wildlife Technology. The choice to continue my education in GIS was influenced by my interest in the representation of the physical world, experience completing legal and seismic surveys and a desire to gain employment in a growing field, with a wide range of applicability. Find me on LinkedIn.

Rudra Raya

This is Rudra Raya from mountain country of Nepal. Before I came to Canada, I worked in Nepal government projects called Multi Stake Holder Forestry Program as a Climate Change and Forest Officer. Currently, I am taking the ADGIS course at Selkirk College. Find me on LinkedIn.

Sarah Thomas

I moved to Canada from Oxfordshire, UK in 2014 to pursue a career in outdoor education and guiding. After working as a kayak guide in coastal BC and pursuing my passion for fitness and exploration in the mountains, I decided to pursue a career in the environmental sciences which I continue to develop through GIS. Find me on LinkedIn.

Talor Osberg

I am an emerging GIS analyst studying at Selkirk College. I’m originally from the Revelstoke, British Columbia and grew up in Kelowna. I have a background in GIS, first aid response, hydrometric and forestry work, physical labour, and environmental sciences.