My name is Timothy Hales. I work full time for a public school system as a planning project manager. When I took this position, I knew nothing about GIS. I was overwhelmed by the ArcGIS software on my computer, but was told that my main focus was to learn it. By the time I attended my first training course a month later, I knew 95% of the material being taught. Since then, my formal training at Central Piedmont Community College has challenged me to go above and beyond the average requirements. The basics are a good starting point, but if I want to excel in my industry then I must challenge myself to always have a learning mentality and give more than expected. And as you can see, I feel confident with the Geospatial Technology topic far beyond those first days. I am the developer of GIS Pathway and also a co-founder of The GIS Forum.
In addition to my full time work, I am also a student at East Carolina University in the B.S. Business Education - Information Technology Degree Program. I graduated in the spring of 2009 from Central Piedmont Community College through the A.A.S. Geospatial Technology Degree Program. Within this program I have earned the following certificates:
- Geospatial Technology Certificate - GIS
- Geospatial Technology Certificate - Advanced Geospatial Specialist
- “Best Analytical Map Presentation” - ESRI Southeast Regional User Group Conference, 2007
- Charlotte Metropolitan GIS User Group, Chairperson
- GIS Day - Union County, NC
- Spatial Technology and Remote Sensing Certification
- GIS Professional Certification - In Progress (Expected 2010)
I am married to a beautiful woman with whom I will be celebrating our 7th Anniversary in May. We have 3 children; Makayla (4), Ethan (2), and Logan (2 months). I enjoy reading with my kids and especially taking them out for ice cream. My wife also goes to school and will be graduating in the summer. She is a full-time stay-at-home mommy.
- Rubik’s Cube
- Snow Skiing
- Geospatial Technology
You can contact me by email: timothy[at]gispathway.com
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