New Programs Manager Hired
6.9.11 SDCL has hired Will Anderson, a San Diego State University Geography graduate, as Programs Manager. Will brings a diverse background in law, education, Geography, and watershed conservation to SDCL’s many programs. Will, a native of Oregon, moved to San Diego in 2007 to earn his Master's in Geography at SDSU. He worked as a Graduate Assistant for over two years, primarily on watershed conservation projects in Tijuana and Ecuador. He became involved with SDCL as a volunteer Open Space Mapping intern after graduating in late 2009. He was tasked with drafting and generating the hundreds of maps necessary for reviewing City lands for possible inclusion in a proposal for park land dedication. After completing his internship, Will spent much of 2010 working in Ecuador as a Policy Analyst and GIS Mapping Specialist on two watershed conservation projects. He reconnected with SDCL upon returning to San Diego in September 2010, continuing volunteer work on the Dedication project, and providing mapping support for canyon enhancement planning. He started his own Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consulting business (Anderson Geographics) and was quickly employed by SDCL to run an internship program that trains and enrolls Geography students in mapping the existing conditions in the canyons. This internship program is funded by Price Charities to map and enhance the canyons in City Heights. He was hired on May 25 to work full time growing the GIS internship program and managing the other SDCL programs. Will indeed hits the ground running for SDCL and brings abundant enthusiasm and an array of cutting-edge techical skills.