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Andrew Mcdonagh

Franklin, TN, USA

781-439-2686 (Mobile)
andrewmcdonaghgis (LinkedIn)

Andrew McDonagh
GIS Specialist at Atmos Energy
Greater Nashville Area, TN

Experienced Masters Student and Geographic Information Science
Specialist working in the landscape planning industry. Skilled
in Conservation, GIS, Land-Use Planning, Natural Resource
Management, Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Strong research
professional with a Bachelors of Science from the University of


Atmos Energy
GIS Specialist
August 2018 - Present
Franklin, Tennessee
- Apply GIS expertise to draw, develop and update gas utility network designs
- Analyze computerized maps and relational databases
- Develop and utilize quality assurance plans to protect high-consequence
maps of gas flow networks
- Update and maintain emergency key valve maps
- Create, organize and maintain detailed infrastructure records and files using
various secured computer programs
- Communicate often and efficiently with field workers and GIS Specialists
across Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia to acquire map details and

Intern Wild and Scenic Rivers
August 2018 - Present
- Interview U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service Wild and Scenic
River Managers about implementation of Comprehensive River Management
- Author report on findings and highlight recommendations for those tasked
with writing future Wild and Scenic River management plans
- Publish report to Rivers.Gov and River Management Society
- Present findings at 2018 National River Management Symposium in
Vancouver, WA

University of California, Riverside
GIS Education Researcher Data Technician
February 2018 - August 2018 (7 months)
Riverside, California
- Lead GIS Research for the University of California at Riverside Graduate
School of Education extension and Center for Teacher Innovation
- Designed and managed geographic relational databases, conveyed
information with cartographic visualizations and SPSS extensions
- Presented as a Deanís speaker to teach ESRI GIS database research
methods to UCR Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate students
- Analyzed U.S. Census Bureau, State of California Dept. of Education and
NCES data to determine neighborhood impact on school achievement for
the 500 elementary schools throughout Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San
Bernardino Counties

University of Redlands
GIS Geographic Information Science Masters Program
September 2016 - August 2017 (1 year)
Redlands, California
- Project and database management, geospatial analysis, ESRI python script
programming, GIS web-app development and working within the secure ESRI
Enterprise System
- Raster analysis, ArcMap, ArcPro and Adobe cartographic techniques,
developing Survey 123 forms, customizing ArcCollector Mobile Apps, task
efficiency enhancement with ESRI Model Builder
- Thesis in GIS - Studying Neighborhood Influences on School Achievement
Levels - Developed and executed research methods that analyze U.S. Census
and State School Achievement data in a GIS database
- This data identifies neighborhood socio-economic challenges for new
teachers in training and where additional support is needed

U.S. Forest Service
GIS Recreation Wilderness, Rivers and Trails Technician
May 2016 - September 2016 (5 months)
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon
- Performed GIS mapping with ESRI software and developed technical reports
for regional managers to complete the Forest Service Wilderness Campsite
and Recreational Inventories for the Rogue River, Grassy Knob, and Copper
Salmon Wilderness areas
- Collected and transformed geospatial data for recreational impact use to
contribute to the National Wilderness database on the Wild and Scenic Chetco
and Elk Rivers, Rogue River National Recreation Trail
- Educated staff and public contacts on national GIS initiatives in remote
locations via white-water raft, jet boat, and 4x4 vehicle

The Trustees of Reservations
GIS Volunteer
July 2015 - October 2015 (4 months)
- Performed GIS and field GPS mapping with ESRI software for the Trustees
of Reservations properties to monitor State threatened wildlife species habitat,
invasive species and prescribed burns

National Park Service
GIS Photopoint and Natural Resources Assistant -Stones River National
March 2015 - June 2015 (4 months)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
- Developed an ESRI-based GIS mapping protocol and report for documenting
landscape change in National Park Museum Archives
- As a lead GIS Specialist with the National Park Service at a historic Civil War
Park mapped, georeferenced and photographed 160 cultural/historic resource
points throughout Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro
- Mapped, collected and recorded field data for monitoring Tennessee State
and Federal rare and endangered species in Murfreesboro

Planning/Landscape Design Assistant
November 2013 - November 2014 (1 year 1 month)
Middlebury, Vt
- As a GIS and field work specialist contributed my background in Parks and
Recreation Design, Forestry, and Ecology to Landworks projects
- Developed GIS maps to display site locations and researched information for
project reports
- Projects included renewable energy solar and wind project simulations, visual
impact assessments, and sustainable community park designs
- Recorded field observations using survey equipment, hypsometers, and GPS
along with photo documentation with a Cannon EOS 6D DSLR camera
- Used AutoCad, VectorWorks, and Google Sketch-Up software to add further
map and project details, and construct model simulations
- Finalized products and visualizations using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and

U.S. Forest Service
iTree Eco Project Manager
September 2011 - May 2013 (1 year 9 months)
Burlington, Vermont
- For two years led a team from the University of Vermont to perform the iTree
Eco analysis for the City of Burlington to provide vital information on the urban
forest health for planning officials
- Generated and surveyed 200 urban resource plots around the city
- Practiced public environmental engagement, speaking to the residents who's
homes resided on each plot explaining project goals
- Utilized iTree software and ensured quality assessment and quality control
- Analyzed outputs of the iTree Eco analysis and presented to Burlington City
Planner, Arborist, State Forester, and Rubenstien School Faculty to provide
them with urban forestry recommendations based on the data generated

Barre Department of Parks and Recreation
Sustainable Landscape Design Intern
September 2012 - March 2013 (7 months)
Barre, Vermont
- Designed a new sustainable landscape plan for the Barre Municipal
Auditorium and Civic Center
- Surveyed and inventoried existing plantings and site conditions
- Researched new suitable local plantings that met the regional plant hardiness
zone, were low maintenance, and sustainable
- Developed and researched implementation cost estimate for the Department
of Parks and Recreation
- Created a formal landscape design plan using these new plantings that fit our
goals, and improve the overall aesthetics and functions of the auditorium and
Civic Center.
- Presented the formal design to the Barre Department of Parks and
Recreation to allocate funds for $5000 budget design implementation

Student Conservation Association
UVM LANDS Natural Resources and GIS Assessment Intern
May 2012 - November 2012 (7 months)
Burlington, Vermont Area
- Interned as a GIS and Field Survey Specialist with the U.S. Forest Service
and Student Conservation Association to help delineate natural communities
for management plans with ESRI GIS software, analyzing remote sensing
satellite imagery, and ground-truthing with soil classifications in Green
Mountain National Forest
- Developed GIS map products and recommendations for a 250-acre network
of multi-use recreation trails in Johnson, Vermont

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
GIS Parks Data Planning Internship
September 2011 - May 2012 (9 months)
Burlington, VT
- Developed ESRI GIS map products for the Burlington Department of Parks
and Recreation to analyze Burlington Park lands based on current park
amenities and neighborhood census demographic data
- Provided the Department of Parks and Recreation with recommendations
from geospatial analysis on where to allocate future resources based on the
needs of different neighborhood demographic and age user groups
- Reported and summarized the significant user groups of each park and what
corresponding appropriate amenities they had or lacked for these users

Vermont State House
Charlie Ross Practicum in Public Service on Sustainability and
Alternative Energy
January 2011 - September 2011 (9 months)
- Met weekly at the Vermont State House with the Committee on Natural
Resources to study environmental proposals and policy plans
- Drafted a Bill Proposal submitted to the Committee based on research for
woody biomass energy facilities, capacity, environmental and economic impact
to the State
- Traveled to Washington D.C. to engage environmental policy with our two
Vermont U.S. Senators, representatives from the Department of Energy, U.S.
Forest Service and Department of Agriculture, lobbyists, and editors for the
World Wildlife Fund and National Geographic Magazine

Vermont Monitoring Cooperation - Environmental Statistics
January 2011 - May 2011 (5 months)
Burlington, VT
Analyzed remote sensing data collected by the Vermont Monitoring
Cooperative (VMC) on tree health over many years to establish trends on early
leaf greening
Summarized the findings using JMP software to help the VMC decided where
to allocate future resources

Land Conservation Planning
September 2010 - January 2011 (5 months)
Huntington, VT
- Mapped with GPS and GIS highlights of ecological features at the Green
Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, Vermont
- Taught a class of middle-school children basic measurement and mapping
skills and documentation of natural resources

University of Redlands
Masters, GIS ∑ (2016 - 2017)
University of Vermont
Bachelors of Science, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism - Forestry,
GIS ∑ (2009 - 2013)

Andrew Mcdonagh

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