I am writing to express my interest in running for an open Board of Directors position. I first learned of GIS during an internship I held with the Wyoming Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit while I was in college. While I was only digitizing habitat maps, it was enough to spark an interest in GIS in me. After college, I decided to pursue an MS in GIS at the University of Denver. I have since earned my Graduate Certificate in GIS at DU, and will graduate this spring with my MS. In 2017, I began what would be a 1.5 year GIS Internship at Castle Rock Water. I excitedly moved to Castle Rock from my hometown of Dillon, CO for the position. This past January, I started a new position as GIS Technician for Castle Rock Public Works. While I am new the GIS world, I have proven my dedication to the field by getting involved in any way that I can. As a Program Coordinator for the GIS in the Rockies Conference, I have begun making a name for myself in the GIS industry. Any opportunity that has presented itself to me, I have taken. This is all because in my brief time in GIS, I have grown to love the field and understand the vital importance that GIS has on just about everything we do. So, why should you consider me for a GISCO Board of Directors position? I feel that being young, in life and in GIS, gives me an advantage of seeing everything in with fresh eyes. Also, because I am still in school I have a personal interest in advancing the GIS careers of young professionals. I have proven this by working to build-up the Student Presentation track in GIS in the Rockies, in order to get young professionals recognized by successful professionals in the field. It also goes without saying, that I am a dedicated, hardworking and organized individual. I will put everything I can into my position on the Board, and I will represent GISCO in a strong and professional manner.