Vickie is an environmental planner and marketing consultant with expertise in data analysis and visualization, community outreach, and GIS. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has more than 25 years of experience developing marketing communications and public outreach programs for private industry, public entities, and community-based organizations. She has also provided essential research, writing, and cartographic support for ecosystems assessment and restoration projects and has managed the development and preparation of complex proposals for multidisciplinary environmental science and planning services. Vickie completed her first GIS courses at Ventura College beginning in 2001 as pre-requisites for graduate studies in geography. She is completing her M.A. at CSU Northridge and is presenting an overview of her thesis project which focuses on agricultural sustainability in the Ventura River watershed.