Caitlin Bernier

My name is Caitlin Bernier. I live in Gunnison, Colorado with my husband, Dave. I have 2 daughters who are both in college: one at Colorado School of Mines and the other at Colorado State University. We miss them very much. I got my Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Fort Lewis College in Durango. Wanting to use my degree, Dave and I moved to Reno, Nevada to seek our fortune. I started working in the GIS industry in 1991 while I lived in Reno and worked for Cominco American Resources and then Placer Dome Exploration. My interest in GIS overshadowed my interest in geology so in 1998 we moved to Montrose where I was the GIS Coordinator for Montrose County. From there, I moved to the City of Montrose where I was a GIS Analyst until I left in 2012. I am now working for my own company called Pangaea Geospatial. I have earned both my GISP and a Masters of GIS Management. The Masters was a lifelong goal for me and I feel fortunate to have been able to pursue and obtain it. I have been on the GIS Colorado Board for the last 3 years. I am currently the Treasurer of the Board and have worked on the GIS Colorado Scholarship Committee for the last 3 years. I also volunteered to help with the GeCo in the Rockies conference as the Program Co-coordinator. Because my background is quite diverse, I feel like I can continue to contribute to the GIS Colorado Board from a number of aspects: as a government employee, as a large private company employee, as a business owner, and as a student. I also can bring in the perspective of the natural resources industry, municipal and county concerns, and emergency management (911). I would be proud and honored to continue help guide and oversee the activities of GIS Colorado.