Travis Hamrick is a Geographical Information Science (GIS) Specialist for Restoration Systems. He began his employment in 2004 and is currently responsible for site identification and acquisition, database management and map production.
Travis graduated in 1997 from Appalachian State University. He then went on to earn his Masters in 2002 in Geographical Information Sciences at University of Redlands, CA. Travis has a strong background as an outdoorsman which is evident in his career path. His former work experience includes a position as GIS Specialist for the Aquatics and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program (AREMP) for the Northwest Forest Plan, with which he performed data collection and analysis to determine watershed health on federal lands in WA, OR and CA. He then went on to hold the position of GIS Technician and Wildland firefighter in the Dixie National Forest in Cedar City, UT. He has also served as a Professional River Guide working on the rapids throughout the southeast.
Travis gravitated to environmental restoration due to the appeal of identifying and improving areas of the environment that might otherwise be ignored or go undetected. He appreciates the transition to the private sector because of the number of tools that are provided that are not otherwise available for getting the job done through government.