Jonathan enjoys learning and is motivated by the opportunities geospatial technology makes possible. He also values being part of a great team that tackles meaty challenges. These are a few of the things that drew him to Sparkgeo’s co-op program, before joining us as a full-time staff member.
After working in construction (carpentry and masonry), Jonathan returned to school at the University of Victoria. He’s presently working towards a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. It’s at UVic that he started doing geospatial work with the Earth Data Store as part of Canada’s Digital Supercluster.
Jonathan is enthusiastic about the potential of geospatial technology. He feels that it promises huge leaps in productivity and efficiency. He believes that geospatial helps develop an understanding of the natural world—and that this knowledge will aid in our ability to plot a path to a sustainable future.
Jonathan recognizes the importance of defined objectives, accurate communication, and constructive relationships. He feels that these attributes help Sparkgeo collaborate effectively with their industry partners—while making work productive and enjoyable for all involved.
As a remote team member, Jonathan is able to work from home. He appreciates the ease of this arrangement, and Sparkgeo’s flexible policies. As a result, he’s able to participate in interesting projects, while maximizing his time with family.
Jonathan likes to hike, bike, and swim at the lake with his family. He’s also learning to cook vegetarian Indian food (his son Carson loves his dal makhani). At some point, he’d like to visit Machu Picchu or Egypt’s pyramids.