John is a graduate from the University of Alberta specializing in GIS systems and data analytics. He came to Vancouver Island in 1996 from Alberta’s Department of Environment Protection where he spent 4 years as a GIS Analyst with the Surface Water Assessment Branch. In 1998 he founded Nanaimo-based Coastal Resource Mapping Ltd. (CRM), supporting forest companies on the west coast with GIS mapping and analytic services. Today as President, he brings 24 years of GIS and project management experience to the company and is responsible for strategic planning, business development and corporate vision. With the support of CRM’s team of dedicated IT professionals, John oversees the company’s growth to serve and support companies internationally including some of BC’s largest forest companies and all levels of government.