I am a more recent member of GIS Colorado though I have been attending meetings for a few years. My background is not in GIS but I have many years of connecting with GIS professionals in my current role as marketing director and client relations at Argis Solutions Inc. Argis Solutions is an emerging partner with ESRI and has won many accolades including the 2016 Partner of the Year Award in Innovation. GIS data, when centralized in a team’s or department’s workflow, can vastly improve an organization’s internal communication and provide better outcomes. I see joining the GIS Colorado board as an opportunity to further advocate the adoption and integration of GIS within organizations along the front range. My experience and background in marketing and graphic design would also be a great addition to the board’s current skill sets. I have driven design and message in the non-profit sector and technology start-up companies for over 10 years. I hold an Associates in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College, and have held my current position at Argis Solutions, Inc since 2016.