Core Staff

Mark Tukman
Mark Tukman

Owner

Mark Tukman founded Tukman Geospatial in 2003 after working for five years at Pacific Meridian Resources. Mark has created fine scale land cover and vegetation maps over large areas, and has worked with a wide range of satellite imagery, aerial photography, and LiDAR data to map land cover, vegetation communities, and forest structure. Mark holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master's of Environmental Management from Duke.

Dylan Loudon
Dylan Loudon

GIS/Remote Sensing Coordinator

Dylan Loudon has 10 years of experience working with imagery and using GIS for natural resource management. Dylan holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz and recently earned a Master's of Forestry, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences from Humboldt State University. Dylan is an FAA certified drone pilot.

Rob Pedersen, GISP
Rob Pedersen, GISP

GIS Analyst

Robert Pedersen is an experienced GIS analyst with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, where he specialized in information management practices and business planning for large enterprise projects. 9 years ago, Rob transitioned to the geospatial field, where he has worked on various geospatial projects utilizing his skills in database design, remote sensing, data acquisition and creation, geospatial analysis, cartography, and process automation and scripting. Rob holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree and a GIS certificate from San Francisco State University.

Partners

Kass Green
Kass Green

Owner, Kass Green and Associates

Kass is a key partner and adviser and her vision (and elbow grease) is evident in many of Tukman Geospatial's projects and map products. Kass's experience spans thirty years of managing and supervising GIS and remote sensing professionals, as well as leadership in GIS and remote sensing research and policy. As a non-tiring advocate of the Landsat, Ms. Green has testified before Congress and worked on numerous initiatives to support the Landsat Program. Her research includes innovations in automated change detection and object oriented image classification. Ms. Green chairs NASA’s Earth Science Applications Committee, co-founded and chaired the Department of the Interior’s Landsat Advisory Group and has served on a variety of Federal Advisory Committees for NASA, NOAA and DOI. She has taught numerous workshops for ASPRS and federal agencies, is a fellow and an honorary member in the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), and a past president of both MAPPS and ASPRS.

Kyle Christie
Kyle Christie

Botanist

Kyle is a botanist and has worked with Tukman Geospatial as a science adviser and on a number of vegetation mapping projects. Kyle has worked across California and the Southwest collecting field vegetation data for the National Park Service and private industry. Kyle completed a Master’s degree at Northern Arizona University in 2006, where he explored floristics, local scale vegetation shifts across an edaphic gradient, and regional phtyogeographical affinities of Pinyon-Juniper woodlands on the Colorado Plateau. For his PhD from UC Davis, Kyle is currently studying mechanisms of speciation in the plant clade Streptanthus (s.l., Brassicaceae). Kyle continues to work with Tukman Geospatial, especially during field season.

Steve Fugate
Steve Fugate

Owner, Rhapsody Consulting

Steve Fugate is a botanist and GIS analyst and has worked with Tukman Geospatial on numerous projects over the past 10 years. In addition to provide botanical and mapping services to Tukman Geospatial (and other clients), Steve works part time for the Nature Conservancy in Flagstaff Arizona, where he is providing GIS and field support in a project that seeks to improve logging practices on the Kaibab Plateau. Steve recieved a bachelor's in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University and a GIS certificate from Northern Arizona University.

Selected Clients

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
  • Dogwood Springs Forestry
  • Whitewater Rescue Institute
  • Ecoanalysts, Inc.
  • Kass Green and Associates
  • Navigant Consulting
  • Mason, Bruce and Girard
  • California Native Plant Society