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Michael Mizer


ESRI User Certificate Program, Univ. of Washington
B.A. Urban Planning, Univ. of Washington
Unmanned Aerial Systems Pilot, USSOCOM
Sensitive Site Exploitation Analyst, USSOCOM

Sustainability Professional and GIS Analyst

Willing to relocate to: Minnesota - Texas - Rhode Island
Authorized to work in the US for any employer Work


GIS Specialist
Freelance/Self Employed - Tacoma, WA October 2021 to Present

o Charged with routinely accessing and querying proprietary county level GIS servers and dashboards to provide intelligence for realtors and land developers

o Responsible for creating strategies and work flows to produce visualizations from available and discovered data that is suitable for publishing effective advertising

Sustainability Director
507 Growers - Truman, MN July 2020 to September 2021

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT + Drafted press releases and spoke in Zoom forums to inform rural communities of viability, potential, and uses of industrial hemp materials in local markets (2020 & 2021)

EDUCATION MENTOR + Served as research and development liaison to undergraduate engineering students of local university to design equipment for post harvest specialty crop handling (2020)

COMMODITY RESEARCH + Organized emerging specialty crop farmers group to participate in industrial hemp research study as one of 11 locations investigating production potential of 9 cultivars (2021)

South Sound Sales Manager
NW Organic Nursery - Everson, WA 2015 to 2017

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT + Generated over $855,000 in sales in the second year of operations by effectively using digital communications championed with superior interpersonal relationship skills to establish communication between executives and compete for brand recognition

COMMUNITY OUTREACH + Consulted to arrange for public engagement opportunities which induced knowledge creation of company values to potential consumers as the account manager to 10+ start up ventures in a state regulated legal cannabis market locally valued at over $1.5B annually

TRAINING + Recruited and trained two (2) subordinate sales staff that expanded service area, increasing sales through exposure into new markets

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
U.S. Army - Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 2003 to 2015

LOGISTICS PLANNING + Resource management officer of 160+ member company and ambassador to local municipalities and non-government organizations for the facilitating of community planning, response effort coordination, and provision of training, personnel, and specialty equipment

PROJECT MANAGEMENT + Expeditiously met timelines to negotiate, coordinate, and certify for executive approval the logistical requirements, capabilities, and resources needed to partnered communities with an annual budget of $1.3M for supplies, services and official travel

TRAINING + Diligently directed 6 small units of four (4) team members to produce plans that outlined standard operating procedures for emergency response to incidents involving toxic industrial materials and chemicals, biological agent containment, and radioactive inventories


Certificate in (ESRI) Geographic Information Systems and Cartography
University of Washington - Tacoma, WA
December 2019 to June 2020

Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development
University of Washington - Tacoma, WA
2017 to 2020

Associates of Arts in Geography and Natural Earth Sciences
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom - Lakewood, WA
February 2015 to June 2017 Skills


Microsoft Office (10+ years)
Emergency Management (6 years)
ArcGIS (1 year)
Data collection (2 years)
QGIS (1 year)
SketchUp (1 year)

Military Service
Branch: United States Army
Rank: SGT. (Ret.) 74D2S
1/504 PIR 82d ABN DIV (2003 - 2006) 23d CM BN (2006 - 2008)
1 SFG(A) (2008 - 2015)

Michael Mizer

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Posted 2021-12-14 under Analyst