Coastal Resource Mapping runs on the talents and skillsets brought in by our team members
Our full complement includes Subject Matter Experts on Analysis, Project Management, Cartography, Programming, Information Management/Technology, Database Creation/Administration, Public Affairs, Instruction/Training.
Although each is a subject matter expert in their own right, each team member of our GIS company is a GIS professional having graduated from a highly intensive and exclusive post-graduate GIS program. Adding to this distinction, each of our team members’ academic and previous work backgrounds are highly varied, giving us the advantage to offer solutions in many areas of interest.
John is a graduate from the University of Alberta specializing in GIS systems and data analytics. He came to Vancouver Island in 1996 from Alberta’s Department of Environment Protection where he spent 4 years as a GIS Analyst with the Surface Water Assessment Branch. In 1998 he founded Nanaimo-based Coastal Resource Mapping Ltd. (CRM), supporting forest companies on the west coast with GIS mapping and analytic services. Today as President, he brings 24 years of GIS and project management experience to the company and is responsible for strategic planning, business development and corporate vision. With the support of CRM’s team of dedicated IT professionals, John oversees the company’s growth to serve and support companies internationally including some of BC’s largest forest companies and all levels of government.
Stuart Dixon is our Manager of Sales and Business Development. Stu has worked in a myriad of industries including corporate finance, agriculture, forestry, aggregates, natural resource planning, First Nations and other general industries.
Stu holds a Bachelor of Applied Technology in GIS from SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Alberta and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Vancouver Island University here in Nanaimo, BC. His 10 year career in consulting and corporate finance has led to a deep synergy with CRM's projects in forestry, agriculture, First Nations, fisheries and the natural resource sector.. Stu brings a unique perspective to every project.
Stu's responsibilities include corporate strategic planning through the development of relationships with clients and stakeholders alike; in harmony with moving CRM's mission and vision to new heights.
Scott is CRM’s information technology and programming leader. He brings a wealth of experience to CRM’s projects in the form of programming, database management, and cloud-based application development. Scott is proficient with all ESRI programming languages such as python and VB.NET and has applied his ArcGIS programming and DBA (Oracle / SQL Server database administration) support to customized ArcGIS applications, and ArcGIS Server / Portal.
Melissa joined CRM after graduation from VIU’s Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications program in 2008. Melissa is a GIS Project Manager instrumental in managing some of CRM’s largest spatial projects, many of which have been affiliated with Provincial Ministries. She brings 10 years of valuable experience working within the ArcGIS and web mapping environment and has been the GIS lead on many of the TEI projects such as Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM), Predictive Ecosystem Mapping (PEM), Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) and Soils Mapping. She is extremely dedicated and highly skilled analyst who brings a fresh perspective to GIS techniques and analysis.
Jason is a diverse GIS professional with 15 years experience in academia, government, and private industry. He received a B.Sc. in Environmental Physical Sciences and an M.Sc. in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (specializing in GIS & Remote Sensing) from the University of Alberta. Jason is an articulate, collaborative and energetic team contributor who thrives in multi-disciplinary project work.
Anna joined the CRM team in 2016. Her extensive education and experience in the discipline of ecology brings a unique field-studies based perspective to GIS analysis and projects. Anna has quickly become an important member of the CRM team and has been involved in several environmental based projects and web-map development since joining the company.
A passionate environmental scientist with over 10 years’ experience in collating, processing, analyzing, and modelling geospatial, environmental, and climatic data. Robin’s core proficiencies include extensive experience using remote sensing analysis and modelling, image processing/classification, advanced GIS use, database management, and robust knowledge in applied data science and environmental statistics.
Mark is the Project Manager of several CRM projects, leveraging his experience analyzing and modelling remote-sensed data in a high-performance work environment. He is a proven innovator of methods and workflows, solving many geoscience and environmental business problems throughout his career. Mark has been instrumental in further developing the data pipeline for CRM’s AIS Analysis projects which started in 2017 working with clients such as the local Port Authority, and other governing agencies.
Oscar joined CRM to assist with big data analysis and automation. His Master’s degree with the focus on GIS programming and spatial data analysis has given him exceptional skills in data automation creating efficiencies in analysis and reporting. He has extensive experience in mapping and visualization, and scripting using Python and R reports. Additionally, Oscar offers expert technical support for ArcGIS Online content development, back-end configurations and customizations, and reporting.
With a Master’s in Computer Science, Sede brings experience and a technical background in both application development and data modeling. Sede has been responsible for developing and integrating protocols in an incident reporting and risk management system for a large natural resource company in BC. He also supports CRM’s ongoing development of deep learning models for big data interpretation and automation.
As CRM’s UAV Operations Manager, Tomas plays an important role in CRM's drone program. As a UAV pilot and spatial analyst, he supports various project phases including data acquisition, image processing, data analysis and product delivery. He participates in the company’s volume-based assessments and watershed-based hydrological modelling and supports our fish stock assessment projects.
Heather is a spatial data analysis and data management specialist with 10 years professional experience working in the environmental consulting industry. Heather joined CRM in January 2020 and has enjoyed working with new project clients and project focuses. Heather is proficient with ESRI's suite of GIS products and produces high level technical GIS analyses and clear mapping deliverables. Heather has high level experience designing, building, and operating databases. She successfully handles data management for large on-going projects as well as running and editing scripts for project specific GIS analyses.
Gabrielle is an experienced and talented GIS Analyst who has worked on a variety of projects including CRM’s corporate precision agricultural program and providing technical GIS mapping and analysis support for a variety of clients. Gabrielle’s greatest strength is her ability to take on challenging projects with minimal supervision and provide top level results and quality. Her educational background is in water, soil and invertebrates with good field experience. She also has years of experience with ESRI’s full suite of products to support any client’s technical needs.