Tim is a research scientist with the Applied Geomatics Research Group at the Nova Scotia Community College in Middleton, NS. His research focus is mapping, monitoring and modeling processes in the coastal zone. He is the principal investigator of a recent Canada Foundation for Innovation Award to obtain a topo-bathymetric lidar to support coastal and aquatic research. He is the 2016 winner of the Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia Award of Distinction prize and the 2010 recipient of the Gulf of Maine Council Visionary Award. He obtained his PhD from Dalhousie University in 2006, MSc from Acadia in 1996, Advanced Diploma from the College of Geographic Sciences (now part of NSCC) in 1988, and a BSc from UNB in 1987. He was a faculty member at the Centre of Geographic Sciences teaching remote sensing and GIS from 1991 to 2000 until moving into the role as research scientist.